Marty Casey & The Lovehammers Confirmed to Open INXS Tour
Tickets for Tour Go on Sale October 15 Weekend
NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Marty Casey the runner-up on the TV show
"Rock Star: INXS" -- has been tapped with his band, the Lovehammers, to open
INXS' highly anticipated "Switched On" tour, which kicks off in January 2006.
"Being the opening act is really the best possible scenario for me," Casey
says. "I've been with my band for 15 years and now I get the best of both
The 32 year old Chicago singer describes his band's performances as a
"high energy, fast-paced, big-time rock and roll show." He knows it will have
to be that and more in order to set the stage for INXS. "I want to get out
there and get people excited," he says. "We have to work 15 times harder to
get to the level that INXS bring on every night."
It's the least he can do for the multi-platinum Aussie rockers, who not
only gave Casey advice and encouragement on the TV show, but have offered to
continue their counsel as the tour progresses. "It's the ultimate gift," says
"Marty is a fresh edgy performer who is captivating," says Tim Farriss of
INXS. "He's compelling to watch and listen to."
Casey would like to have won the competition, but is happy about this
latest turn of events, too. "I respect their decision," he says. "And I have
more admiration for INXS by giving Marty Casey & the Lovehammers a chance.
People are going to be blown away." The public is already responding. Casey's
song "Trees" is the #1 download on MSN this week.
For INXS, the success of "Rock Star" has also meant sales. Recently, "The
Best of INXS" (Atlantic) reached #1 on Billboard's catalogue chart, and INXS'
new single "Pretty Vegas," (Epic Records) hit #4 with over 20,000 downloads
via iTunes. The band recently shot a video for the song with director Scott
Tickets for INXS 'Switched On' tour, which is produced nationally by
Metropolitan Talent Presents, go on sale the weekend of October 15. Up-to-date
tour information is posted at http://www.INXS.com
The tour begins on January 18, 2006 in Vancouver and will extend to more
than 20 U.S. cities and two stops in Canada. INXS is Andrew Farriss
(keyboards/guitar), Tim Farriss (guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Kirk Pengilly
(guitar/saxophone), Garry Beers (bass) and new lead singer J.D. Fortune.
INXS "SWITCHED ON" TOUR ITINERARY 2006
Jan 18 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre on sale 10/15 via
Jan 19 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre on sale 10/15 via
Jan 20-21 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Casino on sale 10/15 via
Jan 23 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre on sale 10/16 via
Jan 25 Pala, CA Pala Events Center on sale 10/13 via
Jan 26 Highland, CA San Manuel Casino on sale via 800.359.2464
Jan 27 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre on sale 10/16 via
Jan 28 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center on sale 10/15 via
Jan 30 Denver, CO Convention Center on sale 10/15 via
Feb 1 St. Charles, MO Family Arena on sale 10/15 via Metrotix.com
Feb 2 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre on sale 10/15 via
Feb 3 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre on sale 10/15 via
Feb 4 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre on sale 10/15 via
Feb 7 Toronto, ON Massey Hall on sale 10/15 via
Feb 8 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre on sale 10/15 via
Feb 10 Boston, MA Wang Center on sale 10/15 via Telecharge.com
Feb 11 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on sale 10/15 via
Feb 12 New York, NY Avery Fisher Hall on sale 10/15 via
Feb 15 Reading, PA Sovereign PAC on sale 10/15 via
Feb 16 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun on sale via Ticketmaster.com
Feb 17 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre on sale 10/15 via
Feb 18 Washington, DC Warner Theatre on sale 10/15 via