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News: 10cc Announce Australian Greatest Hits Tour

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Lennard Promotions proudly presents legendary UK hit makers 10cc live in Australia this October and November playing all the massive hits that made them one of the most loved acts of their generation.

With timeless hits including “I’m Not In Love”, “Dreadlock Holiday”, “Rubber Bullets”, “Donna”, “Art For Art’s Sake”, “The Wall Street Shuffle” and “The Things We Do For Love”, amongst many, many more, 10cc are one of the most successful and innovative band’s the UK has ever produced. The band are a constant staple on gold radio formats across the globe and have entertained a generation of music lovers with their incredible run of indelible hits. This year founding member Graham Gouldman and fellow members of his incredible band 10cc bring these amazing songs to life across Australia, celebrating some of the most remarkable pop music of all time.

Formed in 1970, 10cc began as a session unit dubbed Hotlegs. The band scored a surprise U.K. smash with the single “Neanderthal Man”. After signing to Jonathan King’s U.K. label and rechristening themselves 10cc, the group backed Neil Sedaka before recording 1972’s “Donna,” a sly satire of late-’50s doo wop. The follow-up, “Rubber Bullets,” topped the charts in 1973, and both the subsequent single “The Dean and I” and an eponymously titled debut LP further solidified 10cc as a major force in British pop.

While 1974’s Sheet Music and singles, including the Brian Wilson-esque “Wall Street Shuffle,””Silly Love” and “Life Is a Minestrone” continued 10cc’s dominance of the U.K. charts, they found the American market virtually impenetrable until the release of 1975’s “I’m Not in Love,” which topped the charts at home and climbed as high as number two in the States. 1977’s Deceptive Bends was highlighted by the perennial “The Things We Do for Love”, then in 1978 10CC returned with Bloody Tourists, which yielded the number one reggae nod “Dreadlock Holiday.” Following a series of unsuccessful efforts in the early 80’s the group disbanded.

Today the rejuvenated version of the band including founder Graham Gouldman on bass and vocals, Rick Fenn on guitar and vocals, Paul Burgess on drums along with multi instrumentalists Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens continue to tour to a diverse audience. “Year on year we get busier and busier. It’s great, we love touring and playing together and we get on really well. The audiences these days are very gratifying. You get the people you would expect, who grew up with 10cc, but you also get young kids who know the songs too,” says Gouldman. “Now whether they’ve discovered 10cc for themselves, via the internet or radio, or just grown up with their parents playing it in the house, I don’t know. But we get a great mix of people from the generations”.

“Also the band, as it stands now is absolutely fantastic. Our main strength and what we’re selling is the songs, nothing else.” With four decades of songwriting excellence and a crack band of musicians behind him Gouldman confidently promises, “This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.”

10cc – Greatest Hits Tour 2015

Wednesday 28th October, Perth, Astor Theatre
Friday 30th October, Melbourne, Palms At Crown
Saturday 31st October, Bendigo, Ulumbarra Theatre
Monday 2nd November, Frankston, Frankston Art Centre
Wednesday 4th November, Canberra, The Auditorium @ Vikings
Thursday 5th November, Wollongong, WIN Entertainment Centre
Friday 6th November, Sydney, Whitlam Theatre – Revesby Workers
Saturday 7th November, Gold Coast, Twin Towns Services Club
Sunday 8th November Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach Festival of Music