Trio to give last wiggle
of Wiggles fans will have their chance to farewell Murray, Greg and Jeff at the end of the year when the three performers play their final Australian concerts. After travelling through Asia, the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK and New Zealand in 2012, The Wiggles’ Celebration Tour will head home in November and December to send off three of the original four Wiggles. For Murray Cook, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt, the Australian leg of the world tour will be the last time the trio will perform on stage. The Red, Yellow and Purple Wiggles announced in May that 2012 would be their final year of touring together. They will pass on their famous skivvies to a new generation of performers and will work behind the scenes in creative roles for the Wiggles franchise. Blue Wiggle Anthony (Field) will continue driving in the Big Red Car alongside newcomers Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Simon Pryce. ‘‘We’ve been entertaining children around the world for 21 years and it’s important that we plan for the future so that The Wiggles can keep wiggling in the years to come,’’ Murray says. Page says the US farewell tour has been emotional. ‘‘When we do the last shows in Australia, that’s when it will hit home. That’s when the hankies will come out,’’ he says.
The Wiggles’ plays the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 15 and 16. Tickets go on sale on August 27.
Retiring Wiggles (from left) Greg Page, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook farewell their Australian fans of the