Rock leg­ends for Duns­bor­ough

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Time Out -

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.

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