Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents
HOODOO GURUS At The Floridian Social Club In St. Petersburg
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents Hoodoo Gurus at the Floridian Social Club in St. Petersburg on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. This is a 21 and up show. The legendary Hoodoo Gurus. By any measure, one of Australia’s greatest, best loved, most enduring rock bands of all time.
What’s My Scene, I Want You Back, Miss Freelove ‘69, Like Wow – Wipeout!, 1,000 Miles Away, Bittersweet, My Girl, Come Anytime, I’m Crackin’ Up – tracks that represent the unmistakable sound of the irrepressible Hoodoo Gurus; but those are just a sample from their canon of instantly identifiable songs that have helped provide a soundtrack to Australian and international fans right through the 80’s to today.
The Hoodoo Gurus formed in Sydney on January 1, 1981 to play their first “show” in an inner city lounge room. Founding members Dave Faulkner and Brad Shepherd have been joined along the way by Rick Grossman (’89) and Nik Rieth (’19). The band’s debut Stoneage Romeos, full of garage punk songs and pop references, was named Australian Debut Album of the Year and was released in America where it stayed at #1 in the Alternative / College charts for seven weeks, becoming one of the most played albums for the year on the college network.
Mars Needs Guitars, the band’s second album, topped the charts and went gold within three weeks and platinum shortly afterwards. Blow Your Cool, released in 1986, was a massive pop hit propelled by the band’s highest charting single What’s My Scene. Album four, Magnum Cum Louder, reached #1 on the American College and Alternative charts. Followed by albums Kinky, Crank, Blue Cave, Mach Schau and Purity of Essence, the band continued to tour regularly through Europe, North America, Australia and Brazil. The massive best of compilation album Gold Watch was released in 2011.
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Through the span of their international triumphs with sold-out tours, nine gold and platinum records and accolades including being inducted into the Australian Music Hall of Fame, the Gurus have remained one of the most popular and successful musical acts Australia has ever produced. For more information, please visit www.hoodoogurus.net.
General Admission Standing Room Floor tickets priced are priced at $35 as well as General Admission Mezzanine Seats tickets priced at $29 will be available by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 727.791.7400, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm ONLY. Tickets will also be available day of show at the Floridian Social Club box office which opens one hour prior to show time. The Floridian Social Club is located at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. You may also be interested in Simple Minds coming to St Pete.