AUSTRALIAN Tribute gigs for Ed in 2021.

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December 15, 2020 at 4:44 am Quote #63252


This sounds cool and I’ve got my ticket to the Melbourne gig..

Silverback Touring
Tour Announcement
・Van Halen
, as a band, are as iconic and legendary as they come. Eddie Van Halen, as a guitarist, shaped generations and an entire genre. Together, they changed and re-defined rock ‘n’ roll. Eddie Van Halen’s death in 2020 impacted not only rock fans and guitar fans but “music fans” the world over.
・The Frankie’s World Famous House Band of Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice fame (Sydney), put simply, IS the band that other bands want to play with when they visit our shores. (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Kiss, White Zombie and many others). You will be hard pressed to find a better band in this country.
・The band started putting together a Van Halen show earlier this year and as fate would have it, with the world losing EVH, this show would go on to have much greater meaning, purpose and feel.The debut show on Mon 7 Dec was a resounding success with queues of folks lined up for hours to get a glimpse of the show. Now, Australia has the opportunity to see this show in one massive live spectacle.
・The music of Van Halen performed by the Frankies World Famous House Band and an all-star line up of special guest guitarists (to be announced). Snap these tickets up folks. These won’t last.
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There are not many iconic and legendary guitarists who hold the same esteem, respect and legacy as Eddie Van Halen. A guitarist who shaped generations, shaped genres and blew our minds with the heights he took his instrument to.

The death of Eddie Van Halen on 6 October 2020 will forever be a date etched into the collective memories of not only rock fans, but music fans in general. Much like the deaths of significant music icons before him (think Hendrix, Prince, Freddy Mercury, Michael Jackson), Van Halen’s death will further cement his legacy and, with the benefit of hindsight, collectively allow us to listen and appreciate, in awe – like it was the first time hearing it, the genius of his work.

In a bitter sweet twist of fate, the Frankies World Famous House Band (from Sydney rock institution, Frankies Pizza) had been, for months, rehearsing a Van Halen show to showcase in early December, as part of the venues week long 8th birthday celebrations. As fate would have it, the world lost Eddie Van Halen and this show took on so much greater meaning, purpose and feel. To put it in simple terms, the show was a resounding success, with queues of punters lining Hunter Street for hours to get a glimpse of the show.

Featuring Joel McDonald (one of Australia’s most sought after guitarists), Jordan McDonald (The Art, Mi-Sex), Bobby Poulton (Wolfmother) and guest vocalists: Spencer Jones, Simon Hill and Frank Lakoudis, the band tore threw a set of Van Halen album cuts and hits which left the crowd begging for more. The show was pure intensity and energy with the band, and in particular, Joel McDonald, delivering a world class performance that would have made Eddie Van Halen proud.

Silverback Touring is delighted to be presenting the Frankies World Famous House Band across Australia as they perform the songs of Van Halen in one massive tribute to the great, Eddie Van Halen. The show will also feature a range of all-star guest guitarists in each city all joining the show to pay homage to EVH. Fans can expect a night of guitar hysterics, some classic Van Halen from both the David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras as well as some album cuts that would not normally be heard live.

This show is an absolute must for any Van Halen, rock or guitar fan. This show is a celebration of music and rock ’n’ roll, and the importance of Eddie Van Halen to both.

Tour Dates
Fri 5 Feb – Perth – Amplifier
Icons & Legends: Van Halen – Perth
Sat 6 Feb – Adelaide – The Gov
Icons & Legends: Van Halen – Adelaide
Fri 12 Feb – Sydney – Max Watt’s House of Music – Sydney
Icons & Legends: Van Halen – Sydney
Sat 13 Feb – Melbourne – Max Watt’s House of Music
Icons & Legends: Van Halen – Melbourne
Fri 26 Feb – Brisbane – The Triffid
Icons & Legends: Van Halen – Brisbane
Sat 27 Feb – Coolangatta – The Coolangatta Hotel
Icons & Legends: Van Halen – Gold

EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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