When people talk about the sixties bands who have made a lasting impression on music and influenced so many other musicians who came after, the usual suspects offered up are The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and The Kinks. There is a very strong argument though, that The Animals should also be in the same pantheon. House Of The Rising Sun, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place and It’s My Life are songs which have enjoyed repeated resurrection, often in new incarnations, as each new generation has discovered the timeless power of these tunes and have recognised the craft that went into their composition.
The great news is that, despite time taking its toll on so many of their contemporaries and confining these acts to our fast receding memories, The Animals are still gigging and travelling the world with two original members in the line-up: John Steel and Micky Gallagher.
These two original legends will be complimented by Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz and will be bringing a live show which will include all of their classic songs to Australia next May. The band will be at The Gov on Saturday May 13, so after a long night singing to the band’s long list of Australian hits, as well as the rest of their well-loved repertoire, you can have a long Sunday sleep-in to recover! Perfect tour scheduling!
Spoil yourself – grab some tickets for Christmas!
Presale tickets are available from The Gov from 12pm on Wednesday 14 December through to 5pm on Thursday 15 December.