Beginning their 35th year as the “kings of disco”, VILLAGE PEOPLE in recent years performed a full schedule of fairs, festivals, universities and casinos throughout the United States as well as Canada, Brazil, France, Japan, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Romania, South Africa, Mexico and Poland and now they happily return to the Australia! VILLAGE PEOPLE are RAY SIMPSON (Cop & lead singer), ALEXANDER BRILEY (G.I./Military), FELIPE ROSE (Native American Indian), DAVID HODO (Construction Worker), JEFF OLSON (Cowboy) and ERIC ANZALONE (Biker) and they are touring Australia in November 2012 for three Concert engagements, proudly presented by Dennis Smith. Tickets on Sale Date: Monday July 30, 2012.
VILLAGE PEOPLE TOUR DATES - NOVEMBER 2012
Friday November 23, 2012 - ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY - Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
Saturday November 24, 2012 - PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE - Bookings: Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
Sunday November 25, 2012 - JUPITERS THEATRE, GOLD COAST - Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 888 086
Highlighted Background on VILLAGE PEOPLE:
Having sold more than 100 million recordings, VILLAGE PEOPLE were an instant phenomenon in the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits "San Francisco/In Hollywood", "Macho Man", "YMCA", "In the Navy", "Go West" and many more. They starred in their own 1980 major feature movie "Can't Stop the Music" co-starring Steve Guttenberg, Bruce Jenner, Valerie Perrine, Paul Sand, June Havoc, Tammy Grimes and directed by Nancy Walker. It remains a popular cult film around the world. The group has won many worldwide awards including the American Music Award-Favorite Musical Group 1979, AGVA's Georgie Award, West Germany's Gold Lion Award for music excellence, Brazil's 1981 Award for Best Act, etc. In September 2008, VILLAGE PEOPLE finally received a “Star” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – between Betty Grable and Liberace!
VILLAGE PEOPLE hits have been heard on dozens of major motion pictures including "Up Periscope", "Wayne’s World II", "Addams Family Values" and "In and Out". Their own film "Can’t Stop the Music" celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011 as a world-wide cult favorite. They were seen on Fox’s "Wendy Williams Show", NBC’s “Singing Bee” with Joey Fatone and a recent American Express TV commercial with Ellen Degeneres and Beyonce. They have performed in recent years on the "Jay Leno Show, the Rosie O’Donnell Show, "Oprah", Dick Clark’s New Years Eve celebration and "Married with Children". They were also featured in advertisements for “Trivial Pursuit’s 20th Anniversary Edition (they are also featured as a question). They were half-time entertainment for Australia’s Rugby Grand Finals, seen by more people than the Super Bowl in the U.S. Their music is played during the seventh inning stretch at dozens of Baseball Stadiums and they often entertain sports fans with live performances following basketball, soccer and hockey games as well. At the final All-Star Game in the “old” Yankee Stadium, they performed “YMCA” with the groundskeepers.
The one-of-a-kind Village People is synonymous with dance music. These six talented men consisting of RAY SIMPSON (Cop & lead singer), ALEXANDER BRILEY (G.I./Military), FELIPE ROSE (Native American Indian), DAVID HODO (Construction Worker), JEFF OLSON (Cowboy) and ERIC ANZALONE (Biker) combine energetic choreography with outrageous fun and lots of bumping and grinding, singing and dancing, and provide great entertainment for all!