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This New Year’s Eve at The Yarraville Club we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Rolling Stones’ 1976 European Tour with Nick Barker and The Monkey Men.
This infamous Spring 1976 Tour saw The Rolling Stones at perhaps their wildest ever. Featuring the classic line-up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman with help from Billy Preston, Ollie Brown and Ian Stewart.
The tour saw shows in Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Austria and even included a headline spot at Knebworth Fair in England.
The ’76 live set included such bangers as ‘Honky Tonk Women’, ‘Angie’, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, ‘Tumbling Dice’, ‘Midnight Rambler’, ‘It’s Only Rock n Roll’, ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Street Fighting Man’.
To get a feeling for the rock n roll “looseness” of this Stones’ ’76 Tour watch the band “perform” ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ here in Paris:
Bringing the ’76 Tour to life and also doing a second live set of Stones’ dance floor party gems will be Nick Barker & The Monkey Men, a rare collection of local Melbourne talent brought together specifically to celebrate the music of The Rolling Stones. The band features Nick Barker (The Reptiles) on lead vocals, Grant Cummerford (Jeff Lang) on guitar, Shane O’Mara (Paul Kelly) on guitar, Ash Davies (The Models) and Justin Garner (Nikka Costa) on bass. Three members of The Monkey Men live in Yarraville too. Max Crawdaddy (RRR) will DJ till 2am.
MC and Event Promoter James Young concludes, “So say goodbye to 2016 and say hello to 1976 at The Yarraville Club, as Nick Barker & The Monkey Men celebrate The Rolling Stones and provide us all with a rollicking rock n roll party not to be forgotten. Happy New Year everybody!”
Dinner & Show, Reserved Seating and GA tix available now from www.yarravillelive.com and from The Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville.
The Yarraville Club is a short 5-minute walk from Yarraville train station, which is a mere 16-minute journey from Flinders Street station. And trains are scheduled to run 24 hours on New Year’s Eve.
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