Fortune smiles for INXS Rocky visit



ROCKHAMPTON is in for a "new sensation'' with legendary rockers INXS set to include the city on their upcoming national tour. Rockhampton City Council community service committee Chair Councillor Rose Swadling yesterday confirmed the band would play the Music Bowl in late August.

Cr Swadling said details of the concert had yet to be finalised but would be announced soon.

"We are very excited and we are looking forward to announcing more details,'' she said.

Media reports yesterday indicated the concert would take place on August 30.

Buoyed by the recent success of single Pretty Vegas and album Switch and with new frontman JD Fortune on the microphone the band are embarking on an extensive Australian tour.

INXS have sold more-than 35 million records during their 25year-long career notching up a huge string of hits including Never Tear Us Apart, Need You Tonight and New Sensation.

During the 1980's and early 1990's they were Australia's ultimate Rock band with charismatic singer Michael Hutchence wowing audiences across the globe.

Things took a turn for the worst in 1997 when Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room.

A coroner later ruled the cause of death was suicide.

His death sent the band on a decade long struggle to find a replacement which mercifully ended last year with reality show Rockstar:INXS thrusting Fortune to the role of frontman.



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