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Crown Theatre:  Saturday, 16 March, 2013

Grammy-nominated and legendary front man for super-groups The Babys and Bad English, JOHN WAITE heads to Australia for the first time ever next year for a national Greatest Hits Tour, performing a collection of his hits that span a career of almost four decades.  He will perform at Crown Theatre, Perth on Saturday, 16 March.

The Lancaster (England) born singer’s unique voice is just as at home tearing through powerful rock-anthems, as it is eloquently and movingly delivering a ballad.  With songs like: “Missing You”, “When I See You Smile”, “Every Time I Think Of You”, “Isn’t It Time”, “In Dreams”, “Time Alone With You” and “Forget Me Not”. They are just a sample of worldwide-hits that carry his voice and are evermore being regarded as pinnacles of the rock music chronicles.

First coming to attention with leading British rock-group The Babys, John Waite had chart success globally with the debut LP “Isn’t It Time” which spent two weeks at #1 on the Australian Albums chart in (1977) and the single “Every Time I Think Of You” peaking at number six in 1979.  After five albums, The Babys separated in 1981 with Waite subsequently launching his solo career in 1982 with his debut album “Ignition”. It wasn’t until his following album “No Brakes” that Waite garnered international attention with the release of lead single “Missing You” (1984) which was a top-twenty hit globally and #1 in the US.  So popular was the track that it was later re-recorded and released by the likes of Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Brooks & Dunn.

In 1989, Waite joined several former Babys band mates to form super group Bad English which critics described as a characteristic Arena rock band. The first self-titled album of Bad English was certified platinum status within Australia and with “When I See You Smile”, John Waite had his second #1 hit single in the USA. The bands second album, “Backlash”, produced two big hits: “Straight To Your Heart” and “Time Stood Still”.

John Waite returned to solo work and since 1995 has produced a further five albums including his latest album “Rough and Tumble”. Waite continues to actively tour, including in 2003 as a vocalist for Ringo Starr & his All Star Band, alongside Colin Hay of Men at Work.

Famed American hard rock guitarist KERI KELLI will also be joining Waite on stage.    Keri recently spent in excess of 5 years crafting riffs, performing and co-writing tracks for Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame legend and “King of Shock” Alice Cooper, after forming part of the 2000-2002 line-up for American rock super group Slash’s Snakepit, formed by then Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash in 1993.

John Waite

Crown Theatre, Perth

Saturday March 16

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 12 December     132 849


Ticket Prices:   Gold $99     Silver $79


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