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ABC SIGNS ICONIC AUSTRALIAN ARTIST GRAEME CONNORS

 

‘60 SUMMERS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION’ OUT APRIL 29TH

FEATURING NEW MATERIAL

ABC Music is pleased and very proud to welcome iconic Australian Artist, Graeme Connors, back into the family. As one of Australia’s most loved singer/songwriters, Graeme Connors has notched up over 40 years in the industry; released 18 albums, and collected a swag of accolades for the mantelpiece.

That long list includes  fourteen Golden  Guitars,  an  ARIA  award,  two APRA  songwriting  awards,  two PPCA Awards, two MO  Awards, twelve Tamworth  Songwriters  Association Awards, and a prestigious Songmaker accolade (for contributions to Australian songwriting).

Most recently Graeme was announced as the 2016 inductee into the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame) seeing his name alongside the likes of Slim Dusty and Jimmy Little.

To celebrate his forthcoming 60th birthday, Graeme will release ’60 Summers: The Ultimate Collection’ a mixture of 37 songs from the very beginning of his career through such landmark albums as ‘The Return’, ‘The Road Less Travelled’, ‘This Is Life’, ‘The Moment’ and ‘Still Walking’. There are also re-mixed and re-mastered selections from ‘North’ and ‘South Of These Days’ along with four new songs including the title track which is released as the lead single today.

Graeme will unroll the ’60 Summers’ tour over the next months and is today announcing the first leg of the tour, taking in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Cairns, Townsville and his hometown, Mackay.

“This is a very exciting time for me bringing together such a large group of my songs with longtime friends at ABC Music to celebrate not only my 60th birth year but also 40 years in the industry”.

Also announced today is a free community drought relief concert to be held in Barcaldine , Central Western QLD on his 60th birthday and release date of the album (Friday 29th April) underscoring his great love for regional Australian community. The open-air concert at the Australian Workers Heritage Centre in conjunction with the Tree of Knowledge Festival and the Labor Day weekend promises to be an unforgettable event.

The ‘60 Summers’ tour hits the road in May - bookmark the following dates;

Friday 27th May - Mackay - Entertainment Convention Centre

(07) 4961 9777 | www.mackayecc.com.au

Saturday 28th May – Townsville - Riverway Performing Arts Centre, Thuringowa

(07) 4727 9797 | www.ticketshop.com.au

Sunday 29th May – Cairns – State High School, Crosswell Hall

1300 855 835 | www.ticketlink.com.au

Wednesday 1st June - Rockhampton - Pilbeam Theatre

(07) 4927 4111 | www.seeitlive.com.au

Thursday 2nd June - Bundaberg - Moncrieff Entertainment Centre

(07) 4130 4100 | www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Friday 3rd June – Brisbane - Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland

(07) 3829 8131 | www.rpac.com.au

Saturday 4th June – Toowoomba - Empire Theatre

1300 655 299 - www.empiretheatre.com.au

‘60 SUMMERS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION’ OUT APRIL 29TH

For more information visit www.graemeconnors.com

For any media requests please contact:

Elle Bowles

National PR & Media Manager- ABC Contemporary Universal Music Australia

Ph: (02) 9207 0600 | Mob: 0447 752 557

 

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