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Mondo Rock ‘Chemistry’ Tour

Posted on 4 Mar 2014

Alberts writer Erik McCusker reunites with Mondo Rock band mates for Chemistry Tour. 

For the first time in 24 years,  Mondo Rock with their classic line-up of Ross Wilson, Eric McCusker, James Black, Paul Christie & Gil Matthews will reunite for a special run of national shows. The line-up not seen since the Summer of 1981, are celebrating the 33rd anniversary of their breakthrough album Chemistry, which spawned four massive hits - State of the Heart, Cool World, Chemistry and Summer of '81

Eric McCusker says “I'm really excited about Mondo's first national concert tour in 24 years, it's a great line-up, terrific to have Gil Matthews drumming. Some recently unearthed live recordings with this line-up show what a fierce live band it was. We can't wait to play the Chemistry album as a piece for the first time and we are really buzzed about the chance to play for the real fans again after all this time!" 

Mondo Rock started out as a quintessential pub rock outfit and quickly developed into one of the most prominent bands of the burgeoning live music scene of the 80's. The band dominated the charts and was influential from its inception in 1976 until the last tour in 1990. Playing their trademark electric performances to packed houses across the nation and with a string of sophisticated albums to their name, Mondo Rock were one of the most popular acts and produced songs that would become the soundtrack of the 80's.

As Mondo Rock prepare to take the stage once more, fans can expect to experience the same musical pleasure all over again – the concert will be a two hour, all Mondo affair, with the first half being a performance in full of the Chemistry album while the second half will cover other highlights of the band's career and will include album favourites, rarities and of course, other hits such as No Time, Fugitive Kind and Come Said the Boy.

The remastered Chemistry album is now available on iTunes.




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