He's not Willie Nelson, but Dave Gleeson loves hitting the touring road again and again and again.
He's just wrapped up a Screaming Jets tour, is heading back into the studio to record a new "Jets" album and is about to don his other cap as lead singer of iconic Australian rock band "The Angels" and hit the road again together with "The Baby Animals" on the "They Who Rock Tour" 2019. And that's all before the year is over.
But as they say there is no rest for the wicked, because Dave and "The Angels" will hit the road from January 2020 as part of the 10th anniversary of "The Red Hot Summer Tour".
Dave joined PT on 3BA's Bigshow for a few laughs and to chat about life on the road fronting two of Australia's most loved rock outfits.
THE ANGELS & BABY ANIMALS
TEAM UP FOR SPLIT SINGLE & CO-HEADLINE TOUR
It’s a great trivia question: what was Baby Animals’ first release?
It was a song called ‘Break My Heart’, released as a B Side on The Angels’ single ‘Dogs Are Talking’ in 1990. Following the release of the single, Baby Animals went on to support The Angels on their ‘Dogs Are Talking’ tour, which was Baby Animals’ first big tour.
Nearly 30 years later, the bands are hitting the road again, for a massive co-headline tour. And to celebrate the tour, they’re releasing a brand new single – with a twist.
The split single sees The Angels covering ‘One Word’ from Baby Animals’ chart-topping self-titled debut, while Baby Animals deliver a blistering version of The Angels’ Face To Face classic ‘Marseilles’.
‘One Word’ was one of five hit singles from Baby Animals’ self-titled album, which spent six weeks at number one. ‘Marseilles’ was The Angels’ highest-charting single in the US, where it became a favourite of Guns N’ Roses, who have covered the song live.
The Angels guitarist Rick Brewster has been a big Baby Animals fan since that initial 1990 tour.
“They were one band that I watched every night, I was just so impressed,” Rick says. “And I feel the same way about them now. Suze [DeMarchi] is just a monster, an incredible singer. Davie Leslie is one of a handful of guitarists in Australia that I really admire – I just love the way he plays and performs.
Don't miss their one and only show in Melbourne:
Friday 1 November
170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC
Photos Supplied: Paul PT Taylor