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Australian pop-rock band 1927 set to rock Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre as part of national tour

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Former 1927 frontman Eric Weideman is returning to the stage, pictured at the Astor Theatre.
Camera IconFormer 1927 frontman Eric Weideman is returning to the stage, pictured at the Astor Theatre. Credit: Trevor Collens/The West Australian

Australian pop-rock enthusiasts are set to go on a nostalgic musical journey as one of the country’s most successful bands gears up to perform in Bunbury.

As part of an extensive tour of Australia, pop-rock band 1927 are set to descend on the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Friday.

Speaking to the South Western Times, frontman Eric Weideman said the band, who had been touring consistently for the past decade, were keen to hit the road once again after a successful run of shows last year.

“The response was fabulous so we thought we’d get out there and do the rounds again,” he said.

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“It’s a big, beautiful country that we live in and there’s a hell of a lot more to it than just the capital cities.

“Some of the more beautiful parts of the country are outside the capital cities so we like to get out there and see the people and play music.

“I’m really excited about the tour, obviously the travelling part can be a nightmare these days but I’m looking forward to it and hoping I don’t give out along the way.”

Eric Weideman is set to return to the stage during 1927's national tour starting this week.
Camera IconEric Weideman is set to return to the stage during 1927's national tour starting this week. Credit: Stefan Gosatti

Weideman said fans would certainly have the opportunity to reminisce with the sounds that got the band to where they are today as well as seeing a new generation of fans discover their music.

“Those songs are the reason we’re still playing music today so it would be kind of pointless not to play them,” he said.

“Over the past few years as well we’ve definitely been seeing a new crowd coming through whether it’s the original fans’ kids or people that have discovered us through word of mouth.

“There’s certainly a bit of a mix within the audience which is wonderful to see.”

With hits such as That’s When I Think of You, Compulsory Hero, To Love Me, Scars and If I Could, 1927 became overnight household names with their debut album …ish in 1988.

The album went five-times platinum, enjoyed a 46-week stay in the ARIA charts and won the ARIA awards for Breakthrough Artist - Album and Breakthrough Artist - Single in 1989.

Supporting 1927 is singer/songwriter Jason Singh, who has been entertaining audiences and touring the world for more than 20 years as a solo artist and as a founding member of Australian pop-rock chart toppers Taxiride.

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