INXS is lining up its first North American tour since original lead singer Michael Hutchence's 1997 suicide. The 40-city tour will begin May 30 in Anaheim, Calif., with vocalist Jon Stevens filling Hu
INXS is lining up its first North American tour since original lead singer Michael Hutchence's 1997 suicide. The 40-city tour will begin May 30 in Anaheim, Calif., with vocalist Jon Stevens filling Hutchence's role, as he has since the spring of 2000. "Much of our career has been spent in America and Canada and it'll be great to be back playing there again," guitarist Kirk Pengilly said in a statement.
INXS had attempted to mount a co-headlining North American tour last summer with fellow Australian acts Men At Work and Midnight Oil, but when the latter band dropped off for unspecified reasons, the trek collapsed.
The group has not released a studio album since 1997's "Elegantly Wasted" (Mercury), although its legacy was celebrated last summer with Rhino's two-CD set "Shine Like It Does (1979-1997): The INXS Anthology." In recent weeks, Par-T-One's "I'm So Crazy," which incorporates elements of INXS' "Just Keep Walking," has made the rounds in international clubs, thanks to championing by influential DJs such as Paul Oakenfold and Darren Emerson.
Here are INXS' tour dates:
May 30: Anaheim, Calif. (the Grove)
May 31: San Diego (Humphrey's)
June 1: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
June 2: Agoura Hills, Calif. (Canyon Theatre)
June 4: Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)
June 6: Reno, Nev. (Hilton)
June 7: Saratoga, Calif. (Mountain View Winery)
June 8: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Field Amphitheatre)
June 9: Medford, Ore. (Britt Festivals)
June 11: Salt Lake City (Utah State Fair Park)
June 13: Phoenix (Celebrity Theatre)
June 14: Albuquerque, N.M. (Santa Ana Star Casino)
June 15: Denver (City Lights Pavilion)
June 22: Robinsonville, Miss. (Horseshoe Casino)
June 23: Atlanta (Chastain Park)