What do international rock stars Eskimo Joe, West Australian music royalty Bob Evans and your favourite Orchestra have in common? That’s right, you guessed it; the biggest outdoor rock concert homecoming of the year!
Last year we celebrated Eskimo Joe’s 21st birthday by blowing the roof off Perth Concert Hall with two sold out shows. The groundswell from this concert sent the Eskies on tour with orchestras right across the country. This year, they’re coming home to do it all again with WASO under the stars.
With sales of over 750,000 in Australia alone, the drama, spark and irresistible melody of Eskimo Joe’s music has thrilled music lovers over two decades, and the grand scale of this great Australian band performing their classic songs with West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Kings Park & Botanic Garden is an experience not to be missed.
The band has seen 3 albums debut at number 1 on the ARIA charts, with juggernaut ‘Black Fingernails, Red Wine’ shining for a monster 62 weeks in the Top 50 and “Foreign Land”, from their fourth album ‘Inshalla', bringing home 2 APRA Awards, for Most Played Rock Song on Australian radio and Best Rock Song of 2010.
In recent times the trio of Kav Temperley, Stu MacLeod and Joel Quartermain have curated deluxe releases of four of their classic albums – GIRL (2001), INSHALLA (2009), GHOSTS OF THE PAST (2011), and BLACK FINGERNAILS RED WINE – reaffirming the bond they have with their fans as well as making many new ones along the way.
Although their tracks are among the most loved on radio, the stage is where Eskimo Joe shine.
The Aussie talent line-up doesn’t end there. Joining Eskimo Joe is one of the country’s most admired singer songwriters, ARIA award winner, folk pop artist Bob Evans aka Kevin Mitchell. From playing the pub stages of Perth together in the mid-‘90s when the Eskies and Jebediah were up-and-comers, the diverse career paths of these musical friends are bonded by their enduring ascendance.
Eskimo Joe and Bob Evans, as ever, are at the top of their game and this December are performing alongside the biggest band in town, West Australian Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful surrounds of Kings Park & Botanic Gardens.
This is a one night only, not to be missed concert.
Sunday 1 December
Pioneer Women’s Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Tickets through Ticketmaster. Call 136 100 or visit ticketmaster.com.au.
For this event, a one-off service & handling fee of $7.50 per transaction applies on all purchases.