The Panics To Back Eurythmics Founder Dave Stewart
News posted Monday, September 5 2011 at 04:00 PM.
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Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart has handpicked The Panics to be his backing band on an upcoming stadium tour with Stevie Nicks and former boy band member/Delta Goodrem squeeze Brian McFadden.
The Panics will play nine shows with Stewart: November 19 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, November 20 at Mornington Racecourse in Melbourne, November 23 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, November 26 at Perth’s NIB Stadium, November 29 at Sydney Entertainment Centre, November 30 at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, December 3 at Brisbane Riverstage, December 5 at Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre and December 7 at Canberra’s AIS Arena.
Stewart, who has amassed more than 100-million album sales in a 30-year career, reserved high praise for The Panics, describing them as a band that will go "the whole distance".
“[Frontman] Jae [Laffer's] songs are thankfully eons away from the generic ‘formula’ songwriting that we are being force-fed to listen to via TV and radio all over the world,” he said in a statement. “The opening of [new single] ‘Majesty’ sounds like an instant classic, drawing you in closer to hear the story from the singer's lips, this is a band in full control of their destiny.”
The Panics recently played tracks from fourth album Rain On The Humming Wire, including ‘Majesty’, at the 12th installment of M+N’s Lunchbox series. Photos here. They will embark on a national tour in September with special guests Georgia Fair and Avalanche City.