Baby Animals Return For 30th Anniversary Tour

  • Written by  Harry Edwards
  • Thursday, 07 March 2019 16:45
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Baby Animals celebrate their 30th anniversary by touring with Killing Heidi May-June. Baby Animals celebrate their 30th anniversary by touring with Killing Heidi May-June.

Baby Animals are back with a new single as well as a national tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary, and they're bringing Killing Heidi with them.

Since their first hit 'Early Warning' [released in 1991], Baby Animals have led an extraordinary career in Australian and international music, assembling an impressive discography spanning almost three decades.

Now they're returning to the road to celebrate their 30th anniversary, releasing their 'Greatest Hits' compilation and new single 'How Do I Make You', a cover of the Linda Ronstadt classic. “I grew up listening to Linda Ronstadt,” Baby Animals singer-songwriter Suze DeMarchi says.

“'How Do I Make You’ is such a great song, and it was right up our alley. Being a guitar band, we punk it up a little bit and it’s a lot of fun to play live.” The 'Greatest Hits' record will also feature two other new tracks.

In their early years, Baby Animals toured the United States with acts such as Van Halen and Robert Plant, with early successes including a #1 debut album that beat Nirvana's 'Nevermind' on the charts for six weeks.

Since then it has been nothing but glory for the hard rocking Australian four-piece, boasting a trio of ARIA awards including Best Album, Best Debut Album, and Best Debut Single, in addition to their self-titled 'Baby Animals' debut having gone eight-times platinum. They were voted one of the Top 25 albums of 1992 by Kerrang!, going on to perform 'Painless' on 'Late Night With David Letterman'.

The book 'Rock Chicks', which featured Suze DeMarchi as one of the 'Hottest Female Rockers from the 1960s to Now', referred to Baby Animals as being 'like a breath of fresh air... a hard-rocking band fronted by a guitar-wielding, tattooed temptress who could rock with the best of them'.

The group disbanded from 1996 to 2007, releasing their third LP 'Il Grande Silenzio' in 2008 and top 20 charting album 'This Is Not The End' in 2013. “We are so pumped for this tour, and to share the stage with Killing Heidi – can’t wait to get out there and play live again,” Suze enthuses.

Joining Baby Animals on tour in 2019 are Australian music darlings, brother and sister duo Killing Heidi. From humble beginnings to performing their Hottest 100 #2 charting hit 'Weir' at the 1999 ARIA Awards as teenagers, Killing Heidi have established themselves as one of the most influential and iconic Australian groups of the early 2000s.

The group garnered themselves four ARIA awards and reached four-times platinum with their debut record 'Reflector'. Killing Heidi also nabbed an APRA Songwriters Of The Year award.

Singer Ella Hooper's iconic 'superhero' jumpsuits and mighty pipes grabbed the attention of a generation. In Ella's words: “It’s definitely a time capsule for my teenage years. In a very intimate, real, personal way.”

Twenty years on, they're back with a new vision of Killing Heidi. “What Killing Heidi's music meant and still means to the people that shared that amazing time with us really blows me away,” Ella says.

“I meet so many people, especially young women, who tell me how Killing Heidi inspired them to be themselves, back themselves or even start a band, and I'm completely honoured that it had that effect on people.”

Baby Animals and Killing Heidi Tour 2019

Fri 3 May - Revesby Workers Club (Sydney)
Sat 4 May - Metro Theatre (Sydney)
Fri 10 May - Croxton Bandroom (Melbourne)
17-18 May - The Gov (Adelaide)
Fri 24 May - Astor Theatre (Perth)
Sat 25 May - Metropolis (Fremantle)
Fri 31 May - Southport RSL (Gold Coast)
Sat 1 Jun - The Tivoli Theatre (Brisbane)


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