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Rock royalty’s back in town

The Screaming Jets will return to their origins in Newcastle for two special shows to kick off the band’s 30th anniversary celebration tour.

With well over 100 original songs in their extensive rock catalogue, The Screaming Jets will go back to their roots and potentially uncover tunes they haven’t played for years.

This will be sprinkled amongst all the hit songs like Better, Helping Hand, Shivers, October Grey, and C’mon.

The band’s two Newcastle shows, which are part of the ‘Dirty Thirty’ tour, will take place at Wests Cardiff on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May.

Lead singer Dave Gleeson, who hails from Cardiff, says the city has always shown its support over the years.

“Now it’s our opportunity to show our appreciation for that,” he says.
“[I] can’t wait to bring this show back to where it all started.”

In 2016, Triple M Sydney crowned Better, written by former member Grant Walmsley, as the most played single by an Australian artist in its 37-year history.

In the same year, the band’s seventh studio album, Chrome, was released, reinstating The Jets as a

national treasure.

 Chrome won the coveted Hot Metal Online award for Best of Album and debuted in the national Top 40 ARIA Charts.

In 2018, their Gotcha Covered Aussie covers album, or love letter to Oz Rock, debuted at #1 on iTunes and their Top 20 ARIA chart debut was backed up by a sell-out national tour in August and September.

The Poor will be special guests at the two Newcastle shows to help The Jets celebrate their journey over three decades in the music business.

Visit proticket.com.au to buy tickets.

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