“We’ll wear great clothes and make soulful music.”
That was the promise Kevin Rowland made to the first line-up of Dexys Midnight Runners when he formed the group in 1978.
The pledge held true through Dexys’ audacious and powerful live performances, seven Top Twenty hits (including the Number Ones Geno and Come On Eileen) and the landmark albums Searching For The Young Soul Rebels, Too-Rye-Ay and Don’t Stand Me Down.
And then, in 1986, the life of Dexys Midnight Runners was done. For 27 years, millions of fans worldwide thought they’d never see the band play live again, let alone release new music. But in the Australian Autumn of 2012 Dexys reformed, pulling together three original members, shortening the moniker and releasing the stupendous new album One Day I’m Going To Soar.
And now they’re about to make the journey no-one thought would ever happen.
This November, Dexys make their way to Australia for Harvest and as a very special event for those who’ve been waiting almost three decades and for those lucky enough to discover them anew, Dexys announce two very special Australian sideshows.
Dexys have returned to the music world that they left those years ago, not just with equal relevance but with all the style, soulfulness and emotional honesty that saw them already leave their mark on so many …still wearing great clothes and producing soulful music without peer.
ON SALE FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 9AM LOCAL TIMES
Dexys Harvest 2012 Sideshows
Monday 12th November
Astor Theatre, Perth – 18+
Thursday 15th November
Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Lic A/A