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Live Baby Live At The Airlie Beach Hotel

Crowds at The Pub are going to be singing loud and proud: “I Need You Tonight”, when Dellacoma Rio and five enigmatic, energetic, and effervescent musicians take on the role of one of Australia’s biggest bands.

The Australian INXS Show is ‘What You Need’, and it’s making its way to The Airlie Beach Hotel, not just once, but three times, beginning with their performance on Saturday, November 26.

The country’s number one touring INXS tribute band are bringing their Oz music-inspired magic to locals’ favourite local alongside The Down Under Show where they’ll run the gamut of Australian Classic Anthems.

‘Listen Like Thieves’ as playboy Dellacoma Rio celebrates and honours both the memory of Michael Hutchence and his exceptional band by bringing back to life the halcyon days of INXS, all the way from their self-titled debut to Elegantly Wasted – it will bring you to ‘Bitter Tears’.

The Australian INXS Show is Australia’s definitive tribute to the Sydney-side band, faithfully reproducing their live spectacle, their sound, and their feeling.

There’s a reason these boys have sold out venues worldwide with incredible high energy live shows, including headline concerts in Dubai, India, China, and New Zealand, and exclusive headline theatre shows on Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

Although it’s almost impossible to capture the essence of the late Michael Hutchence, Dellacoma Rio – an experienced, explosive lead vocalist with a relentless work ethic – comes as close as you can get.

He’s shared the microphone across the globe with a slew of major acts like Def Leppard and Skid Row, as well as graced main stages at major festivals. He brings the natural charisma of Michael Hutchinson to the stage in a performance that needs to be seen to be believed.

Dellacomo is backed by Rob Moody, a 21-year guitar veteran of the Melbourne gig scene; Tim Phillips, a bass guitar legend of the Victorian capital; the consummate professional drummer Noel Tenny; and Tim Saxon, another Melbourne muso-alumni.

Since 2012, when INXS closed the book on their storied career as a band, thanked their fans, and paid tribute to their fallen front man Michael Hutchence, there have been few that have encapsulated the spirit of one of Australia’s biggest acts.

With The Australian INXS Show, audiences can come within touching distance of the band that entertained the world for 35 years and who sold over 30 million albums.

Don’t miss your chance to see them live and loud at The Pub in late November, on Australia Day, and back again for a third outing on January 28.

WHAT: The Australian INXS Show, Australia Day Two Up INXS & Aussie Crawl, and INXS Revived

WHEN: 2.30pm to 5.00pm on Saturday, November 26, Saturday, January 28, and from 3.00pm on Thursday, January 26.

WHERE: Airlie Beach Hotel

Never Tear Us Apart! The Australian INXS Show is heading to The Airlie Beach Hotel in November

For the first of three shows within three months, the Dellacoma Rio led, six-piece band will take to the bar-top stage

Don’t miss them in a few weeks’ time, as well as live and loud for Australia Day

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