The men who between them are responsible for the music tastes of an entire generation will tour together again in 2007. In 2005 Mark Seymour and James Reyne played sell out performances around Australia, touring to promote their respective Acoustic Series CD's "And The Horse You Rode In On" and "Daytime & The Dark". They had such a good time in '05 and made such an impression on audiences that they decided to hit the road this year and tour Australia in November / December.
Both James and Mark follow up their initial Liberation Blue Acoustic Series with two new releases, both due out 29th September 2007. Reynes' 2nd Acoustic series effort, "Ghost Ships" satisfies those wanting more... featuring a cheeky reggae based rendition of "Boys Light Up" for starters while also traversing his solo repertoire from "Motor's Too Fast" into "Fall Of Rome". James delivers beautiful vocals and atmospheres on "Always The Way" and "I Don't Get Out Much Anymore" and a contemporary version of "Beautiful People" round out a stunning selection of his hits.
Mark's release "Titanic" is named after a song featured on the final Hunters & Collectors studio album, which he cleverly re-interprets. A beautiful version of "She's Not Fooling Around" also from Hunters final album is a surprising inclusion. Mark delivers truly satisfying renditions of many past favourites such as "Dog", a tongue-in-cheek "Say Goodbye" and, a highlight, "Talking To A Stranger"...accomplished acoustically.... Which is no mean feat.
The albums find both artists relaxed with their songs, re-claiming and re-shaping them into how they want to hear them today. These new renditions of their past hits plus the arsenal of material from their first acoustic series releases will jam pack their respective set lists on this new tour.
The shows will have a fairly early kick of time, with both artists doing a 45 minute set each, with a super short break in between. To finish up James and Mark will hit the stage together again and cover some of their favourite classic songs. On this tour they decided to extend their combined set to 30 minutes. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy two of Australia's finest musicians, performing their own classic hits along with their combined encore that delivers a unique highlight at the end of a fantastic night.