Sheppard, the group behind the global hit `Geronimo’ will kick off their 2018 national tour at the iconic Australian event, the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo’s 60th rodeo celebrations.
The homegrown Queensland band will join a huge lineup of Aussie entertainers led by rock icon Jimmy Barnes for the Isa Rodeo’s Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary rodeo from 9 to 12 August.
Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo General Manager Ms Natalie Flecker welcomed Sheppard as an exciting addition to the Isa Rodeo’s RODEO ROCK lineup and 60th Rodeo celebrations.
“They are an incredible live act and will really get the party started at our very special 60th rodeo,” said Ms Flecker.
“We have really focused on providing amazing entertainment at night to complement the world-class rodeo competition in the arena, so Sheppard will take this year’s RODEO ROCK lineup to another level. We can’t wait to welcome them to the Isa and the Wardles Main Stage at Buchanan Park which is RODEO HQ.”
Sheppard’s appearance at the Isa Rodeo will launch their national tour to showcase their brand new ARIA #1 album, `Watching the Sky’. The album features `Riding The Wave’, the Gold single `Keep Me Crazy’ and Platinum single and radio smash hit, `Coming Home’.
The six-member band won global renown with their mega hit `Geronimo’, achieving Platinum in the United States and 20 other countries, when climbing up the Billboard Hot 100. Their debut album `Bombs Away’ from which `Geronimo’ was lifted won George Sheppard and his sisters Amy and Emma an ARIA for `Best Group’.
Ms Flecker said Sheppard would replace Shannon Noll on Friday night, August 10.
Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones said Sheppard was a great addition to the stellar lineup of entertainment for this iconic Queensland event.
“This year’s diamond jubilee Mount Isa Rodeo will be bigger and better than ever before, delivering four days of thrilling rodeo competition together with amazing entertainment, incredible landscapes and country hospitality,” Ms Jones said.
“Adding Sheppard to the entertainment mix, already starring the likes of Jimmy Barnes, The McClymonts and Tania Kernaghan, will give people another reason to attend this authentic Outback Queensland event.”
The RODEO ROCK lineup for 2018 will be Sheppard and The Viper Creek Band on Friday night, August 10; The McClymonts and Travis Collins on Saturday night, August 11; and the 60th Birthday Bash Concert LIVE in the Arena featuring Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes, The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell, Tania Kernaghan, Brewn and Dee Jay Buxe on Sunday night, August 12. The Friday and Saturday night concerts are included free in your rodeo ticket, with the Sunday Live in the Arena concert ticket price $49 per adult.
Tickets to the 2018 Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo are available on www.isarodeo.com.au/tickets The Isa Rodeo won Qantas Australian Tourism Awards for best festival and event – Gold (2016) and Silver (2017).
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