Diesel is heading to Armidale on his '30 Year Thang' solo tour, to perform at Armidale Servies Club on Saturday, June 30.
The tour is celebrating a milestone for the veteran entertainer.
Last year marked 30 years since Diesel literally stepped off the bus after making the Nullarbor crossing from Perth with his band Johnny Diesel And the Injectors, a “hobby” band made up of remnants of an imploded previous band.
Arriving with just $95 between them meant that nine shows a week ensued for many months.
By 1988, after playing everywhere and supporting everyone (including a fortuitous slot with Jimmy Barnes on his Freight Train Heart tour) they were poised to impact with their debut eponymously titled album.
Impact they did, winning ARIA’s for Best New Talent and Highest Selling Album. The very same album went on to become the highest selling Australian debut album of all time.
Now, due to overwhelming demand, new solo shows have been added to the ’30 Year Thang’ tour along with a string of other performances planned for the second half of 2018!
After circling the country with his band in 2017, Diesel will be heading out in solo mode, allowing him to roam even further into the “nooks and crevices” of his back catalogue as he trawls through the Highways and back roads that have made him the journeyman of music he is today.
So, what better way to celebrate than with a night that combines a 25th anniversary commemoration of Diesel’s breakthrough #1 solo album Hepfidelity, with hits from a 30 year career to date.
Tickets for the Armidale gig cost $40 and are available from the Servies website. Doors open at 7.30pm for the over 18 event.