Aria-award winning group Sheppard will kick off the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under party with a free concert in Victoria Square next month.
They’ll perform after the traditional presentation of the teams by legendary cycling commentators Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen at the Adelaide City Council Tour Village and Bike Expo on January 17.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said it would be great to have one of Australia’s hot bands playing in Adelaide as part of the largest cycling event in the southern hemisphere.
“There’s always a big crowd at the team presentation. It’s an opportunity for the cycling fans to welcome the riders to town for the Santos Tour Down Under,” he said.
“Securing Sheppard for the post-presentation free concert is sure to make the day a huge success.”
Sheppard has completed an extremely successful year, including tours of Europe and the USA, an appearance on the top rating US chat show Ellen, and its first ARIA award for Best New Group late last month.”
The band is best known for their hits ‘Let Me Down Easy’ and ‘Geronimo’, which topped the Australian and international music charts.
Sheppard was launched in 2009 by brother and sister team George, Amy and Emma Sheppard, with Joe Bovino, Michael Butler and Dean Gordon joining not long after.
“We can’t wait to come back to Adelaide and be a part of one of the biggest events in South Australia, the Santos Tour Down Under,” said Amy Sheppard.
“We have had a massive year in 2014 and we are really looking forward to starting 2015 with a free concert for all our fans in South Australia. We have played in Adelaide three times and we love the crowds.”
The 2015 Santos Tour Down Under will be held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 17 to 25 January. The Team Presentation on January 17 will begin at 6pm and will be followed by the concert at 7.30pm.
Visit www.tourdownunder.com.au for all event information.