MOVING PICTURES announce new shows

Moving Pictures have been having a blast out on the road with James Reyne.  So much so that they have announced that they will be doing a few of their own headline gigs plus another show with James Reyne at Perth’s mighty Metropolis Night Club.  See all the new dates and ticketing info listed below.

 

The Australian musical landscape in the 1980’s was very heavily shaped and influenced by the band Moving Pictures.  Formed in 1978 by Alex Smith, Garry Frost, Charlie Cole, Paul Freeland, Ian Lees, and Andrew Thompson, together, they jumped out of the blocks with 1981’s #1 smash album Days Of Innocence and would go on to release three original albums from 1981 through to 1988.

 

Days Of Innocence produced by Charles Fisher; delivered the energetic Bustin’ Loose and the empassioned, – and often covered – chart topping smash hit; What About Me? This song would go on to be awarded ‘Best Single’ at the 1982 Countdown Music Awards and was the second highest selling single in Australia that year.  What About Me? also entered the Billboard Top 40 and remained in the US singles charts for a massive 26 weeks.  The song also made it into the illustrious Billboard Hot 100 singles list for 1983 – a rare feat indeed for an Australian band.

 

In 1983, after some relentless touring, the band recorded and released their sophomore album Matinee – also produced by Charles Fisher and featuring the Back To The Streets single and evocative album cut Sisters Of Mercy.  Non-stop touring finally took its toll, with founding member Garry Frost and the band parting ways

(Garry would soon go onto to establish the also hugely successful band ‘1927’).

 

Moving Pictures continued to tour Australia successfully but eventually decided to call it a day and their final album The Last Picture Show – a live best of – was released in 1988 and based upon their final tour by the same name in 1987.

 

In 2011, in order to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of Days Of Innocence , the circa ‘84 Moving Pictures line up of Cole, Frost, Lees, Meyer, Smith and Thompson reformed and performed a sell-out national tour, including a very special night at Sydney’s iconic State Theatre.  This tour created a spark and energy that galvanised the band and although its members are scattered across the globe, the band are really keen to tour once more.

So in mid-2015, the band approached their Australian based touring agent who in turn contacted Liberation Music about the possibility of Moving Pictures recording an acoustic album of their greatest hits and performing live across the country to promote it.

 

It is with great pleasure that Liberation and the Harbour Agency can confirm that one of Australia’s most cherished pub rock bands of the 80’s, Moving Pictures – featuring Alex Smith, Garry Frost, Andy Thompson, Ian Lees, Charlie Cole and Mark Meyer – have released an acoustic selection of their classic tracks known as Picture This for release out now.

 

Moving Pictures are touring national with James Reyne on his ‘A Day In The Sun’ Summer 2015/2016 national tour.   Moving Pictures have also just announced that as well as touring  with James Reyne, they will be doing some of their own headline shows.   See all the existing dates plus the new dates and ticket information listed below.

 

JAMES REYNE AND MOVING PICTURES

‘A DAY IN THE SUN’

NATIONAL TOUR 2015/2016

 

DECEMBER

 

Friday 11th               ROOTY HILL RSL

                                  www.rootyhillrsl.com.au or (02) 9625 5500

 

Saturday 12th           WAVES NIGHTCLUB, WOLLONGONG

                                   www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 762 545

 

Friday 18th                SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL

                                   www.sawtellrsl.com.au or (02) 6653 1577

                                

Saturday 19th            GRAFTON DISTRICT SERVICES CLUB, GRAFTON

                                    www.gdsc.com.au or (02) 6640 3200

 

Saturday 26th            JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO, GOLD COAST

                                    www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

 

Sunday 27th              AUSSIE WORLD, SUNSHINE COAST

                                   www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600
JANUARY 2016

Saturday 2nd               LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES CLUB, LAURIETON

                                    www.laurietonclub.com.au or (02) 6559 9110

 

Sunday 3rd                  BALLINA RSL, BALLINA

www.ballinarsl.com.au or (02) 6686 2544

 

Friday 8th                   CENTRAL HOTEL, SHELL HARBOUR, Central Coast

                                    www.centralhotelshellharbour.com.au

            (MOVING PICTURES ONLY – NEW SHOW)

 

Saturday 9th               THE GOVERNOR HINDMARSH – North Adelaide

                                    www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

 

Fri 15th                        THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, NSW

                                    tickets.oztix.com.au

(MOVING PICTURES ONLY – NEW SHOW)

 

Sat 16th                      DEE WHY RSL, DEE WHY, NSW

(MOVING PICTURES ONLY)

www.deewhyrsl.com.au or (02) 9454 4000

 

Friday 22nd                 MOUNTIES, MT PRITCHARD

www.mounties.com.au or (02) 9822 3555

 

Saturday 23rd              METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY**NSW

                                   www.ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012

 

Sunday 29th                DOYALSON RSL, CENTRAL COAST, NSW

Tickets available from the venue

 

Saturday 30th              THE CUBE @ CAMPBELLTOWN CATHOLIC CLUB, NSW

             www.thecube.net.au or (02) 4625 0000

 

FEBRUARY 2016

 

Friday 5th                    CASTLE HILL RSL, CASTLE HILL, NSW

www.castlehillrsl.com.au or (02) 8858 4800

 

Saturday 6th                CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA, ACT

                                                www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au or (02) 6275 2700

 

Fri 12th & Sat 13th      THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE, VIC

Sun 14th                       www.ticketmaster.com.au or 131 600

 

Saturday 20th               THE METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE WA – NEW WA SHOW

                                    http://tickets.metropolisfremantle.com.au/default.aspx?Event=58047

 

Friday 26th                    ALEXANDRIA HILLS HOTEL – South Brisbane, QLD

            www.oztix.com.au   or 1300 762 545

 

Saturday 27th               EATON HILLS HOTEL – North Brisbane, QLD

www.oztix.com.au   or 1300 762 545