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The Glory Days Are Back With Springsteen

In an exciting move, Bruce Springsteen is coming to Airlie Beach and with him is massive powerhouse Pat Benatar.

Over two high energy and high-octane performances Springsteen will bring his charm and charisma to Airlie Beach and with the formidable Pat Benatar making special guest appearances, this will be a once in a lifetime show.

James G Brennan is no newcomer, performing as Springsteen for eight years now, taking his performance worldwide.

“Springsteen is a big job,” James said.

“But I’m always looking forward to entertaining the crowd.”

With him, James brings the E Street Band, a five-piece band that always hits just right on a weekend afternoon.

We have Danul Steward on guitar and vocals, Simon Abbott on drums, Jared King on Bass, Chris Alford on keyboard and vocals and finally Justen Stoodley on saxophone, percussion, and vocals, to round out this powerful and energetic crew.

Saturday afternoon will be rocked by this powerhouse band performing all of Springsteen’s best, with their unstoppable Glory Days Experience.

All the best hits are sure to come, with hidden gems and fantastic crowd interaction guaranteed for all.

Prepare for only the best of Springsteen, covering every hit with perfect and intimate precision, this tribute show will blow you away.

On Sunday afternoon, Lauren Kimberley will grace the Airlie Beach Hotel stage as the one and only Pat Benatar, the 70s and 80s rock legend, playing alongside James and the E Street Band.

These two absolute legends have never performed together on stage before, making this tribute act a special show not to miss.

In a legendary combination that Airlie Beach has never seen before, this show is sure to impress everyone, with Lauren’s powerful vocals a feat of their own.

“Lauren has a five-range vocal octave, and she knows what she’s doing,” said James.

“She is a pocket rocket, and we knew that Pat and Springsteen would make a great combination on stage.”

These Hall of Fall Inductees continue to make waves in rock and roll and Airlie Beach is next on the lineup.

“So, what can the audience expect?

“This is a show that everyone will love.

“It’s something a little different, something they haven’t seen before.

“The male and female dynamic on stage is exciting and we’re looking forward for Airlie Beach to get a taste of the action.”

You don’t have to be a super fan to be able to sing along to these classics, so why not wander down to the Airlie Beach Hotel next weekend and be blown away by these two powerhouses.

WHAT: Glory Days – The Springsteen Experience

WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2pm to 5.30pm

WHAT: Benatar and The Boss

WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel

WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2pm to 5.30pm

James G Brennan as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ready to rock at the Airlie Beach Hotel

The Glory Days tour is one of the best high energy high reward rock and rolls shows around

Lauren Kimberley performs as Pat Benatar is this legendary show. Photos supplied

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