Goodwill Games Gig
Continuing their recent rush of
gigs worldwide, INXS will return to Australia to perform at the
closing ceremonies of the Goodwill Games in Brisbane on September 9.
For those in the US, TNT network will broadcast the ceremony on the
9th from 11pm-midnight EST, while coverage in Australia will be on
the Nine Network.
European Festival Tour
INXS is set to
wrap up a four date mini-tour of European festivals tonight in
Romania. The band began their current jaunt by opening the Rose of
Tralee festival in Kerry County, Ireland. The free show kicked the
festival off in style, and was attended by over 5,000 fans. Local
band Revelino opened for the Aussie greats.
the band played an outdoor show in Bonn's Museum Square. Two German
INXSweb readers attended the show, Markus Pfeffer and Wolfgang Klug,
and each gave the show an enthusiastic thumbs-up. Both fans were
also lucky enough to meet the band -- look for excerpts of their
adventures here soon!
The next night brought the band
to Poland for the Sopot Festival. They played an electric set at the
historic Forest Opera with openers De Mono. All proceeds from the
event will go toward aiding victims of recent flood in Gdansk.
The band completes their European journey tonight by
opening the famous Golden Stag Festival in Brasov, Romania. The
festival is essentially a contest for young acts (ie an unknown
Christina Aquilera stole the show several years back), and also
serves as a showcase for established acts to strut their stuff. This
year acts like UB40 and Cyndi Lauper will also perform at the Golden
INXS Linked To Ibiza... Again!
vs INXS' "Precious Heart" is already a massive international hit,
and recently debuted at #14 on the UK charts. Now comes word that
another hot dance single currently tearing up the Ibiza dancefloors
also contains an INXS sample. Par-t-one's "I'm So Crazy" (Dirty
House/Credence) features a hook from none other than INXS' first
major hit, "Just Keep Walking." The single has been getting Radio 1
airplay in the UK, and will be commercially released shortly. A
Ministry Of Sound review follows: "Rock guitars and a punk attitude
make this record an original alternative to much of the usual
monotony. Limited copies circulated in the right circles have
already made it a sought-after object for attentive DJs. You're
going to hear a lot more about this as time passes
That INXS has been under-appreciated and near ignored in the United
States for many years is not a big revelation to INXS fans. The
negative impact on album sales is, however, much more startling.
Though previous INXS efforts like 1992's excellent Welcome To
Wherever You Are reached platinum certification in sales, INXS'
latest releases have fared quite poorly in contrast. Here are the
latest sales figures for some recent INXS albums.
Shine Like It Does: The Anthology: 9,764 copies
sold to date
Michael Hutchence: 34,042
Full Moon, Dirty Hearts:
Happy Birthday Tim!
wishes to INXS' resident guitar god, Tim Farriss, who turns 44
today. In addition, today is also the 24th anniversary of INXS
Precious Heart Hits UK Charts (Part
INXS has returned to the UK Top 15 this week for the first
time since "The Strangest Party (These Are The Times)" hit #11 back
in 1994. The "Never Tear Us Apart" re-working entitled "Precious
Heart" by Tall Paul vs INXS has debuted this week at #14. For DJ
Tall Paul, the single represents his second straight Top 40 single,
following the June 2001 #29 re-release of his 1997 single "Rock Da
House." Congratulations to all involved!
In other news,
INXS have confirmed another European date this month -- they will
play in Bonn, Germany on August 25 in addition to their previously
announced shows in Ireland, Romania, and Poland. More dates, though
unannounced at this time, look likely according to various
Happy Birthday Jon!
INXS' youngster Jon Farriss, who turns 40 years old today! We wish
you all the best on this momentous occasion.
New INXS Songs
Tim Farriss has revealed
the names of a handful of unreleased songs that INXS are currently
re-tuning and mixing. The songs are expected to appear on the band's
next album, set for release in 2002. The titles are Tight, Jesus Was
A Man, Slipping Away, Salvation Jane, Indian Song, Bang That Drum,
Laugh/Cry, and Nothings Free. Tim leaked the information on the
official dot-com's message board this week.
Precious Heart Hits UK Charts
INXS will return to
the UK charts for the first time in years when Tall Paul vs INXS
"Precious Heart" debuts on the singles chart next week. Based on
mid-week sales of the single, industry insiders expect the song to
debut in the Top 20, an extremely respectable first week placing.
You can order the single now from Amazon.co.uk
and watch the video online by visiting Dotmusic.com.
INXS On European Festival Circuit
will open the famous annual Rose of Tralee festival on August 24th
in Ireland with a free concert performance. The gig will be the
band's first show in Ireland since Michael's death, and first in
Europe since a two-date stint in Vienna earlier this summer. For
more information, please visit the Rose of Tralee Festival
website. The official headlining act is UK sensation Gabrielle, who
will close the festivities on August 28th (thanks to deirdre
Two days later after their Ireland
appearance, the band will appear at the 38th annual Sopot Music
Festival on August 26th in Poland. Also appearing will be reggae
greats UB40 and American Lou Bega. Ticket information is available
at the festival
On August 29th, the band continue their
European festival jaunt with a gig at the Golden Stag Festival in
Romania. The festival takes place in a medieval square surrounded by
the Trasylvanian Alps in the city of Brasov. Details are available
at the festival
Yahoo! Chat has made a
transcript available of the August 1st online webchat with Tim
Farriss and Jon Stevens. Click
here to read their answers to questions covering their entire