BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS TO RETURN TO AUSTRALIA FOR 2017 TOUR
Blood, Sweat and Tears, the iconic American jazz-rock band from the late 60s and 70s return to Australia March 2017 for a national tour.
It’s been more than four decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. YOU’VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY, SPINNING WHEEL, AND WHEN I DIE, HI-DO-HO THAT OLD SWEET ROLL, LUCRETIA MAC EVIL – timeless, classic and, most importantly, enduring, these are songs that sound-tracked a generation and continue to live as some of the greatest and most anthemic in music history. All – and many, many others – were recorded by BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS, the pioneering American jazz/funk/soul/blues/rock’n’roll group who formed in the halcyon days on the late 1960s and continue to this day.
Majestic interpreters of sublime compositions, BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS have popularized material by Laura Nyro, James Taylor, The Band, the Rolling Stones, Billie Holiday and Erik Satie. In the process they turned them into something so unique and their own that they are known simply as BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS performances. Such is the talent and ability within the ranks of this supreme grouping of musicians that they can take any song and own it totally.
Formed in the musical melting pop of 1967 New York City, BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS quickly became a hit making machine. Within two years BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS were amongst the headlining acts at the famous Woodstock music festival as well as selling out concert tours around the globe where they played to massive audiences.
The current lineup is fronted by Bo Bice. Best remembered from American Idol, Season four (he was the runner up to Carrie Underwood), Bo impressed the public and Blood, Sweat and Tears management with his performance of Spinning Wheel. With his natural southern rock charm and a power voice, Bo has joined an impressive lineup of musicians that include Carl Fisher (lead trumpet and musical director), Brad Mason (second trumpet), Dan Levine (trombone), Ric Fierabracci (Bass) and Glen McClelland (Keyboards) – to name only some of the incredible musicians in the current BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS line-up.
BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS remain a sound from then and a sound for now. They are unique. They are special. They are timeless.
We are giving you the chance to win 1 of 10 double passes to see Blood, Sweat and Tears Live at 8pm on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at the Astor Theatre.
Competition closes 10am 24 February, 2017.
**Please note that this is an 18+ licensed event.