RHST

Red Hot Summer Tour 2020

You’ve asked. And it’s HUGE! The biggest H&C tour since 1998!

Click here for tickets from TicketMaster. Tickets on sale NOW!

The Red Hot Summer Tour celebrates 10 years of Red Hot Rock in 2020 and in true style, organisers have put together an incredible all Australian line-up for a massive four-month series of dates. In an incredible coup for music-fans, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors are reuniting to headline the 2020 tour, bringing with them special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.

Most shows are sold out – we recommend getting your tickets now and also strongly advise against ticket re-sellers!

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE:

FEB 09 2020 > Cockatoo Island – Sydney NSW
FEB 23 2020 > Toowoomba – Queens Park – Toowoomba QLD
MAR 21 2020 > Gateway Lakes – Wodonga VIC
APR 04 2020 > Lazy River Estate – Dubbo NSW
APR 11 2020 > The Amphitheatre, Darwin – Darwin NT
APR 18 2020 > Cairns – Barlow Park – Cairns QLD
APR 26 2020 > Noosa & District Sports Complex – Tewantin (Sunshine Coast) QLD

 

SOLD OUT:

JAN 25 2020 > Royal Hobart Botanic Gardens – Hobart TAS
JAN 26 2020 > Country Club Tasmania – Prospect Vale (Launceston) TAS
FEB 01 2020 > Port Macquarie – Westport Park – Port Macquarie NSW
FEB 08 2020 > Cockatoo Island – Sydney NSW
FEB 15 2020 > Roche Estate – Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) NSW
FEB 16 2020 > Bella Vista Farm – Bella Vista (Baulkham Hills) NSW
FEB 22 2020 > Sandstone Point Hotel – Sandstone Point (Brisbane) QLD
FEB 29 2020 > Sandstone Point Hotel – Sandstone Point (Brisbane) QLD
MAR 01 2020 > Harrigans Drift Inn – Jacobs Well (Gold Coast) QLD
MAR 07 2020 > Mackay Park – Batemans Bay NSW
MAR 14 2020 > Kiama Showground – Kiama NSW
MAR 28 2020 > North Gardens – Ballarat VIC
MAR 29 2020 > Seppeltsfield Barossa – Seppeltsfield (Barossa) SA

 

COMPLETED:

JAN 04 2020 > Bendigo Jockey Club – Ascot (Bendigo) VIC (was sold out)
JAN 05 2020 > Old Mount Gambier Gaol – Mount Gambier SA (was sold out)
JAN 11 2020 > Mary Ann Reserve – Mannum SA (was sold out)
JAN 12 2020 > Sandalford Winery – Caversham (Swan Valley) WA (was sold out)
JAN 18 2020 > Mornington Racecourse – Mornington VIC (was sold out)
JAN 19 2020 > Mornington Racecourse – Mornington VIC (was sold out)

 

Click here for more information about the Red Hot Summer Tour and click here for tickets from TicketMaster.

 

Shows 15 Jan

 

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Rock Out in 2020!

2020 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in Hunters and Collectors history!

Here is a sample of the highlights coming our way:

– Hunters and Collectors commence their biggest tour since 1998 – the Red Hot Summer Tour – in January. Special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera. As at the end of 2019, tickets are still available for 10 gigs (16 are sold out).

–  From July, Mark Seymour hits the road with James Reyne for the Never Again 2020 tour. Buy tickets to most gigs and you can get early copies of their next solo albums!

– Mark Seymour’s anticipated new solo album, Slow Dawn, is on the way. Bound by the human experience and the first to include new Undertow member Dorian West, we are likely to see an official release around August.

– Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers (pictured) have a new album on the way due around September. Titled Dog Songs, it is inspired by their residency at the Dogs Bar and includes new songs, favourites and a couple of covers.

… and there shall certainly also be a few surprises along the way… be there… 🙂

Mark and James

Never Again – Mark & James Tour 2020

Mark is excited to bring you all a new album in 2020, and a tour with James Reyne!

The “Never Again 2020” show format will see James and Mark perform alone, showcasing a veritable song book of the finest Australian tracks from across their stellar careers, then joining forces for a combined set in what will make up a rare three part performance.

In a first for fans, when they purchase a ticket to the tour* they will automatically receive a copy of James’s new album TOON TOWN LULLABY and Mark’s new long player, SLOW DAWN.

Get your tickets from markseymour.com.au & jamesreyne.com.au

Full tour dates:
Jul 10, 2020 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Jul 11, 2020 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Jul 17, 2020 – Ballarat Civic Hall, Ballarat Central, Australia
Jul 18, 2020 – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, Australia
Jul 24, 2020 – Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns City, Australia
Jul 25, 2020 – Townsville Civic Theatre. South Townsville, Australia
Aug 7, 2020 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Aug 8, 2020 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Aug 14, 2020 – Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane, Australia
Aug 15, 2020 – Southport RSL, Southport, Australia *
Sep 4, 2020 – Theatre Royal, Hobart, Australia
Sep 5, 2020 – Princess Theatre, Launceston, Australia
Sep 11, 2020 – The Gov, Adelaide, Australia *
Sep 12, 2020 – The Gov, Adelaide, Australia *
Sep 18, 2020 – Regal Theatre, Subiaco, Australia
Sep 19, 2020 – Regal Theatre, Subiaco, Australia

* Ticket bundle not applicable to Southport & Adelaide.

Hunters Live

Welcome

Over 1200 gigs. Over 1,000,000 albums sold. 19 hit singles and 16 hit albums.

Welcome to True Believers – the comprehensive fan managed official website for the great Australian rock band Hunters and Collectors.

Formed in Melbourne in 1981, the Hunna’s became central to Australian culture through their distinctive brass rock sound and rigorous touring of the pub circuit. Disbanding in 1998, they left behind great memories and an impressive back catalogue.

We have something for everyone:

Mark Seymour (vocals, lyrics) and Jack Howard (trumpet, backing vocals) have comprehensive solo careers that we follow here at True Believers.

Jack Howard - Lightheavyweight

World Tour Inspires Lightheavyweight

Independent vinyl and digital release – out NOW!

In 2017, Jack Howard toured the world with Midnight Oil as their trumpeter/multiinstrumentalist. In the long hours of down time along the way, Jack wrote a series of instrumental travelogues and blogs – a kind of musical correspondence from far-flung corners of the globe. When the tour was over, Jack continued to develop the music in his home studio, The Bungalow, and Lightheavyweight was born.

Inspired by the trumpet/soundscapes of artists like John Hassell and Japan’s Toshinori Kondo, Lightheavyweight features Jack’s lyrical trumpet lines and arrangements layered over pulsing beats and a rich sonic palette of squelching synths, slide guitar and heavy bass. Think Gorillaz with brass. Words where it suits. Sometimes driving, sometimes haunted, enigmatic, noir-ish.

Jack has been releasing his own music independently for the last twenty years. He has mostly been a man of bands – from Hunters & Collectors and The Oils to his own outfits, The Long Lost Brothers and Epic Brass. Lightheavyweight marks the beginning of another ambitious musical chapter for a performer described as “one of the great quiet achievers of Australian music.”

Have a listen and purchase here:
https://jackhoward.bandcamp.com/album/lightheavyweight

Cut 25th Out Now

Cut 25th Anniversary Out Now!

The classic 1992 album Cut is in stores in vinyl and expanded 2 CD and digital 25th anniversary versions! Featuring a massive six hit singles, the double platinum certified Cut continues to reward listeners 25 years after release. Hits include Where Do You Go?, True Tears of Joy and Holy Grail.

The vinyl release of the original album appears on stunning 180 gram yellow vinyl. Looks and sounds like vinyl should: so good that no picture or clip can do it justice. Cut was originally released on vinyl back in 1992, but with CD already the dominant format, finding a copy has been near impossible for years.

The 2 CD and digital release gives a view never seen before into a Hunters and Collectors album. Through the addition of 6 unreleased tracks, 12 demos and 5 era b-sides to the original album, a deep insight is provided into the creation of one of the greatest Australian albums of all time.

We would like to credit those that made the releases possible. Firstly, Rob Miles, Jack Howard and John Archer for joining with fans to digitise and document their private collections of Hunters recordings. Next up are the fans from around the world who contributed to the vision. Then finally there was Liberation Records who made it all happen!

The 2CD version can be purchased from:

As at March 2018, we believe the vinyl version to be sold out (!). If you find one, buy it!

Click here to see the full track listings 🙂

True Believers is forever deeply thankful to have been a part of this enduring document of Australian rock.

Hunters Equipment

John’s Tabs

*** 21 November 2015 Update – Tabs for the full Jaws of Life album are now available! ***

*** 15 June 2015 Update – Tabs for the full Human Frailty album are now available! ***

Play the electric guitar? keyboards? trumpet? bass guitar? drums? gas cylinder?

Hunters and Collectors bass player John Archer has been creating complete tabs for many of our favourite Hunters tracks for True Believers!

The tabs are presented as MIDI files, which, using free software, you can see every note in every song for every instrument.

Click here for the tabs!

Merch

Online Hunna’s Merch Tent!

The 2014 tour may be over but you can still get hold of the coolest merch around…

All Hunters and Collectors 2014 Tour Merchandise can be purchased online from Band T-Shirts. There are t-shirts in classic and tour designs, an array of AFL scarves, caps, tea towels, posters, stickers and our personal favourites – stubbie holders and drink coaster sets!

There has not been array of cool merch like this from the band in a generation!

Click here for Hunna’s Merch!