07 January 2004
LEE KERNAGHAN’S SUPER SHOW TO ROCK TAMWORTH THEATRE
Lee Kernaghan is taking his Electric Rodeo Super Show to the Tamworth Music Festival to reward fans with one of the biggest country music stage shows ever seen.
The Electric Rodeo Super Show has enjoyed a sell-out tour around Australia.
It will be held at 8pm on Wednesday, January 21 at the Toyota Country Theatre, the only venue in Tamworth that can accommodate the production requirements of the concert, according to Kernaghan.
Tickets are available from Tourism Tamworth.
The Super Show uses a 50-foot cinema-size screen as the band’s backdrop to display vision shot from miniature cameras mounted on all the instruments.
The screen will also show footage from a camera crew mingling in the audience, cut with pre-recorded video clips.
“There’s a large amount of pre-production that has gone into the visual component of the show,” Kernaghan said.
“Annalise Braakensiek, who is in the film clip ‘Rock My World’, will make an appearance out of a wall of flames.
“There’s also a special tribute to Slim Dusty in the show - but I wont give too much away about that yet.”
Kernaghan said the appearances of Colin Buchanan and James Blundell would be a highlight of the show.
“Both Colin and James were key writers on the Electric Rodeo album,” he said.
“They will be joining me on stage along with Steve Ford and The Flange, who were with me on tour."
A special broadcast of the Toyota Outback Club radio show, recorded live just prior to the concert’s commencement, will be part of the show.
Kernaghan said it was his role as the Balladeer in the theatre production The Man From Snowy River that spawned the Electric Rodeo tour.
“Working on a production the size of Snowy River really inspired me to do something new with the Electric Rodeo album - and that’s where the Electric Rodeo Super Show was born.”
He described the Toyota Country Theatre as the ideal venue to host his mammoth Super Show, and one that would suit a variety of concerts.
“It’s what’s been needed in Tamworth for a long time. We know that people come from all over Australia to Tamworth for the festival - and this January I think those people will head for the Toyota Country Theatre.”
Lee Kernaghan ...... taking his Electric Rodeo Super Show to the Tamworth Music Festival to reward fans with one of the biggest country music stage shows ever seen.