- 23 December 2011
A Thunderous Drum Roll (like the pounding fists of Jean-Claude Van Damm) announces the return of The World’s Greatest Rock Pop Band™ CELL BLOCK ’69!!! Unbelievably, the band appear to be reforming for the 10th year in a row to perform a LAST EVER WORLD TOUR™ in Canberry on December 23rd.
Tickets available through ticketek http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CELLBLOC11
Or at the door (if not sold out).
Once a year the stellar CELL BLOCK 69 return to produce a night of glorious rock pop complete with back-lit venetian blinds, coloured-smoke machines, sax solos, stadium rock poses and audience members falling to their knees with fists clenched tight in the international rock language for “feelin-it”.
On Friday December 23 Cell Block’s patented ‘LAST EVER SHOW’ will see the ANU Refectory transform into a Rock Stadium, as the band guide the audience through a cornucopia of hits that were “tragically stolen” from them by other, more celebrated, artists. The band, whose stunning 80s musicianship is matched only by their wardrobes, will no doubt be joined by a cavalcade of guest stars from the modern Canberrian-Rock pantheon to perform their New Wave masterpieces, 90’s mega-mixes and Trash Rock anthems.
This is an unmissable night of Retro Pop Rock for the twisted modern mind!!
No strangers to controversy Cell Block have recently been sued, again, by The Artist Currently Known as Prince for claiming the song Controversy was their own Hit – sounding virtually identical to their little known track Contention. The band has repeatedly denied that the upcoming World Tour is merely a vehicle to pay legal costs. Either way fans of the 10 piece band (all, miraculously, named Corey) will collectively be losing their rats-tails in excitement as the band announce the upcoming Australian dates to coincide with their stadium tour of Indonesia and PNG.
A statement issued via their band Manger Corey Epstein states that the band will be available for interviews from their respective islands in the unspecified Carribean and castles in Generic Europe.
Band frontman Mr Le Corey Michaels, while stroking his new snow Leopard Birundi III, was quoted as saying:
“This is another opportunity for us to set the record straight – we are the greatest rock band the world has ever known – and we intend to drag the world kicking and screaming to an appreciation of this fact.”
Tensions between Le-Corey Michaels and lead guitarist Corey Axelrod have been well publicised and many have been attempting to read between the lines of a statement issued by Mr Axelrod which simply reads: “Rock ‘n Roll. Alright. Woo!”
With words like this one wonders how long the simmering tensions can be contained.
Regardless of what happens off stage Cell Block ’69 will take you on a fists-in-the-air journey that you will never forget. At least not before they remind you again next year!
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