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Chris Isaak to play a Wicked Game or two at Bimbadgen

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The smooth and ultra-cool platinum-selling Chris Isaak is set to headline A Day on the Green at Bimbadgen Estate in 2024.

The acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer and actor will take to the stage in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 13 April, with special guests Boy & Bear, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Vika & Linda.

The tour, his first since 2016, kicks off at Perth’s Kings Park.

And, Isaak is excited to be returning to our shores.

“I am sitting on my front porch in Nashville Tennessee and smiling,” he said.

“I’ve been stuck in my house for nine days because of the snow.

“But, I’m in a great mood as I know I’m going back to Australia.

“I think it’s my favourite place to tour… or just hang out.

“I’m so ready.

“Bring on the sun, bring on the beach… I think I’m gonna wax my guitar.”

Over the course of his nearly forty-year career, Isaak has performed to sold-out crowds across the globe with his longtime band Silvertone.

His music and film credits include 13 studio albums, 12 chart-topping singles along with several motion pictures, such as The Silence of the Lambs and That Thing You Do! 

His work’s also taken him behind the scenes, creating music for multiple film soundtracks, including Eyes Wide Shut, True Romance, Wild at Heart and Blue Velvet.

Isaak has starred in his own critically-acclaimed television series The Chris Isaak Show on Showtime, previously served as a judge on The X Factor Australia and hosted the music talk show The Chris Isaak Hour on BIO.

2019 marked the 30th anniversary of his beloved Heart-Shaped World album, which includes his breakthrough classic Wicked Game.

His other smash hits include Dancing, Somebody’s Crying and Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing.

Isaak was recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance by the Americana Honors.

Support act Boy & Bear swiftly catapulted onto the world stage when they released their double-platinum debut album Moonfire in 2011, earning them five coveted ARIA Awards.

2013’s Harlequin Dream and 2015’s Limit of Love both charted at number one.

From 2019’s Suck on Light to 2023’s self-titled full length, Boy & Bear have continued to evolve and grow, gaining more and more fans from across the globe.

In 2020 the band recorded a cover of Isaak’s Wicked Game.

In addition to their five consecutive Top 10 albums and more than 200 million streams, the band’s “live” show is a uniquely compelling experience and has earned the band a glowing reputation.

Mark Seymour & The Undertow’s music often reflects themes of Australian identity, social issues and personal introspection.

Fronted by Mark Seymour, one of Australia’s finest storytellers, his unique vocal style, poetic lyricism and emotional narratives skilfully encapsulates tales of love, loss, human resilience, courage and triumph.

With a remarkable career spanning four decades, Seymour will play iconic songs from his solo career as well as classics from the Hunters & Collectors catalogue.

This April sees the release of his 11th solo studio album, The Boxer, and fifth to be credited to Mark Seymour & The Undertow, featuring Cameron McKenzie on guitars, John Favaro on bass and Peter Maslen on drums and the follow up to 2020’s Slow Dawn with Rhythms magazine declaring: “Arguably the finest album of Seymour’s storied career”.

Dynamic duo Vika & Linda have traversed rock, country, gospel, reggae, R&B, soul and blues, as well as paying tribute to their rich Tongan heritage.

They scored their first number one album in 2020 with their anthology Akilotoa.

Three months later, their gospel collection, Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso), debuted at number two.

And, in 2021, they released The Wait, their first album of original material in 19 years. 

Vika & Linda have released eight studio albums plus three classic albums with The Black Sorrows.

The duo has been nominated for six ARIA Awards and, in 2022, they were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for their service to the performing arts. 

They have performed for the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and the King of Tonga.

General public tickets go on sale from livenation.com.au on Friday 2 February at 11am. 

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