The iconic Australian band Goanna dropped by the studio for a yarn and some live songs.
Forty years on, and with their messages of positive engagement in Indigenous rights and environmental protection more relevant than ever, GOANNA this week begin an extensive national tour to commemorate and celebrate 40 years of their acclaimed, multi-platinum debut album Spirit of Place and the album’s truly iconic first single “Solid Rock”.
The group announced the tour following a celebratory performance at WOMADelaide in March, and followed the announcement with a three-show run as special guests of old mates Midnight Oil on their farewell tour. Other than these performances, the Celebrating 40 Years of Spirit of Place tour comprises the group’s first full-band shows in over 20 years.
The 40th Anniversary tour kicks off on Saturday night in Cairns and then takes in other Queensland centres before moving to the Northern Territory. They then take a break, resuming for a longer run in September through to December. The tour will take in all capital cities and major regions, from the Top End to Tassie – currently around 25 shows with more to be added.
The core trio and ever-beating heart of Goanna – Shane Howard, Rose Bygrave, and Marcia Howard – will be joined for the tour by original Spirit of Place guitarist Graham Davidge and a stellar line-up.