Rock legends for Dunsborough
Legendary Australian rock band, Divinyls, will embark on a national tour in 2019 in memory of late singer Chrissy Amphlett — and one of the shows will take place in Dunsborough in March.
The group’s rise to become rock royalty began with the guiding hand of Bon Scott’s friend and collaborator, Vince Lovegrove.
With Lovegrove as manager, the group signed the biggest-ever publishing deal with EMI America and went on to write such hits as Boys In Town, Only Lonely, Sleeping Beauty, I Touch Myself, and touring with the likes of Aerosmith, The Ramones and The Cult.
Despite charting at No.2 on the US charts in 1991, the international hit I Touch Myself was banned in certain parts of the world, including radio stations at home in Australia.
It caused a stir with audiences and became a reason Amphlett, even after her death in 2013, was — and remains — a cult figure.
Feeling the need to perform the songs he co-wrote again, founder and guitarist Mark McEntee reformed Divinyls for the first time since Amphlett’s death in 2013.
Joining McEntee on tour is Baltimore-bred, LA-based singer-songwriter Lauren Ruth Ward and original Blondie guitarist and Divinyls alumni Frank Infante.
A new Australian rhythm section will join the trio on the road as they bring Divinyls much-loved songs back to the stage.
Divinyls are inductees in the ARIA and Victorian Music halls of fame as proof that the songs will live on forever.
Divinyls will perform on March 2 at Dunsborough Tavern and tickets can be brought from oztix.com.au.