International superstars come together for rock concert

US rockers Stone Temple Pilots are headed to Perth for Under The Southern Stars 2020.
US rockers Stone Temple Pilots are headed to Perth for Under The Southern Stars 2020.

THEY were staples on any rock mix tape in the 1990s and now Live, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots are coming together for the Under The Southern Stars national tour.

Now in its third year, this the fist time the concert will come to the west coast with the Perth show also featuring local act Figurehead.

Celebrating 25 years since the release of its iconic Throwing Copper album, Live is one of the most beloved US rock bands to tour the nation.

During its career, Live achieved seven top five albums in Australia, three of which topped the charts at number one for a total of 10 weeks, and Throwing Copper spent more than two years in the Australian top 50 between 1994 and 1997.

The band reunited with original frontman Ed Kowalczyk in 2017 and will be bringing hits like All Over You, I Alone, The Dolphin’s Cry and Lightning Crashes when they hit our shores next year.

British rockers Bush have been a mainstay on Australian radios since the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994.

The album was an instant smash spending 43 weeks in the Australian Top 50, peaking at number five, and hits like Glycerine, Everything Zen and Comedown played daily on the airwaves.

Despite a hiatus between 2001 and 2011, the band returned with album The Sea Of Memories featuring The Sound Of Winter.

Earlier this year, the band was back in the spotlight with track Bullet Holes featured as the end title soundtrack for John Wick 3: Parabellum.

With more than 50 million albums, Stone Temple Pilots could be considered one of the biggest rock acts of the 1990s stemming from its debut album Core with hits Sex Type Thing, Creep and Plush.

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of Purple that featured Interstate Love Song and Big Empty and reached number one on the Australian chart.

To celebrate, the US rockstars are releasing a deluxe edition of the iconic album featuring unreleased versions of album tracks and rarities, along with an unreleased full concert recording from 1994.

Stone Temple Pilots is now writing the next chapter of its career with releasing its second self-titled album in 2018 – its first with new lead singer Jeff Gutt.

Perth’s own Figurehead will also join the west coast line-up.

As well as winning a WAMI award, the Fremantle band was also nominated at this years’ American Independent Music Awards for best alternative indie song of the year with single Ear To Lend.

The Under The Southern Stars Perth sideshow will take over HBF Stadium on Wednesday, April 15.

Pre-sale tickets are available from September 5-8, with general sales from September 9 from www.ticketmaster.com.au.

THE ESSENTIALS
What: Under The Southern Stars 2020
Who: Live, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Figurehead (Perth Only)
When: April 15, 2020
Where: HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont
Tickets: www.underthesouthernstars.com.au or www.ticketmaster.com.au