Wolves to mix it with the Bulls and Broncos on the Gold Coast Headline band announced for National Finals Rodeo in JanuaryA BAND whose three members have a penchant for Harley Davidsons and an aversion to electric shavers will headline the music entertainment program at the 2010 National Finals Rodeo on the Gold Coast in January.
The Wolverines – the original bad boys of country music – will bring their ‘kick-ass’ brand of music to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 9th January.
It’s the off-dirt highlight of the third annual Australian titles event that’s tipped to attract over 25,000 spectators over four days from 7th-10th January.
According to National Finals Rodeo coordinator John Osborne The Wolverines are a coup of sorts and the perfect fit for the city-meets-country summer holiday spectacular.
“It’s hard to accurately define the Wolverines’ style,” Mr Osborne said.
“Rock'n'country probably comes closest, but they perform a range of music, from kick-ass Texan boogie through to soft, bluesy ballads, not to mention their unique treatment of some of the best-known retro-hits.
“And they can sometimes give less-than-tactful renditions of a few of our most revered Australian classics,” he said.
The Wolverines recorded the first two of their six albums in Nashville Tennessee and have performed all over Australian and New Zealand since their formation in 1994.
In April this year they played for Australian troops as part of the Middle East Tour de Force.
Mr Osborne said final preparations are going well for the rodeo which will feature the nation’s best and most in-form 120 cowboys, cowgirls, bulls and broncos.
“Adults tickets start at $15, children’s tickets at $12 and family tickets start at only $45,” he said.
Entry to the Wolverines Saturday night performance is free with a rodeo ticket from any of the four days or $20 for walk-ups.
Mr Osborne said there are also three, four and five session passes and tickets are available now at www.nfrgoldcoast.com.au, www.ticketek.com or at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre ticket office.