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Icehouse & Simple Minds Cover T. Rex Classic 'Get It On' Ahead Of Australian Tour Dates

27 November 2023 | 8:28 am | Mary Varvaris

"We were delighted to join Iva and the rest of the guys on their bold arrangement of T. Rex's fabulous 'Get It On'. Looking forward hopefully to playing it live together on the forthcoming Australian tour."

Simple Minds @ Kings Park, Icehouse @ Melbourne Zoo

Simple Minds @ Kings Park, Icehouse @ Melbourne Zoo (Credit: Linda Dunjey, Joshua Braybrook)

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Two brilliant bands from Australia and Scotland – Icehouse and Simple Minds – have joined forces to pay tribute to their idol, Marc Bolan of T. Rex fame, ahead of their 2024 Red Hot Summer Tour and accompanying headline dates across the country.

Get It On was released in 1971 and originally written by frontman Marc Bolan, the song featured on the T. Rex album Electric Warrior. Get It On was a huge hit, peaking at #1 in England and Ireland and #14 in Australia, also reaching #3 in Germany and Switzerland, #6 in Norway and #10 in the US.

Get It On – and T. Rex in general – significantly impacted Icehouse and Simple Minds, both of whom paid respect to a classic while adding a rock and roll twist at the end of their cover. You can check out the music video below, but before watching, read Icehouse’s Iva Davies and Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr’s thoughts on covering T. Rex.

“ICEHOUSE and Simple Minds first met in 1981 when we shared stages in the UK and Australia on each band’s initial foray into international touring. I’ve been a huge supporter of Simple Minds as songwriters, recording artists and performers ever since,” Davies began in a press release.

“When Jim Kerr suggested we might do a recording together, we found that we were both admirers of David Bowie and Marc Bolan, so doing a version of a song by one of them was a great place to start.”

He continued, “We settled on Get It On because it has the spirit of what the two bands’ live shows in February 2024 will be like after 40+ years since we were first together. It is a call for us to give our best with a bit of a challenge to one another and to the audience to be ready for evenings of joy, singing along with us and lots of enthusiasm!”

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Jim Kerr added, “From the same generation, it was always obvious that Simple Minds and ICEHOUSE shared the exact same influences. For that reason, we were delighted to join Iva and the rest of the guys on their bold arrangement of T. Rex's fabulous Get It On. Looking forward hopefully to playing it live together on the forthcoming Australian tour.”

In February 2024, the Aussies and Scotsmen will join forces for the Red Hot Summer Tour with special guests NoiseworksDaryl Braithwaite, and the recently reformed Bachelor Girl.

You can find the Red Hot Summer Tour, Icehouse headline dates and Simple Minds headline dates below.

RED HOT SUMMER TOUR DATES – SERIES TWO

Saturday, 10 February 2024 - Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC (18+)

ICEHOUSE, SIMPLE MINDS, Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite & Bachelor Girl (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, 11 February 2024 - Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC (18+)

SIMPLE MINDS, ICEHOUSE, Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite & Bachelor Girl

Saturday, 17 February 2024 - Sandstone Point, Bribie Island QLD – (18+)

ICEHOUSE, SIMPLE MINDS, Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite & Bachelor Girl (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, 21 February 2024 - Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA (All Ages)

SIMPLE MINDS, ICEHOUSE & Bachelor Girl

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.au

ICEHOUSE TOUR DATES

Tuesday, 12 December 2023 - Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney NSW

Friday, 2 February 2024 - Festivale, Launceston TAS

Tickets available here

SIMPLE MINDS TOUR DATES

Thursday, 8 February 2024 - Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW

Two shows – 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm (Both shows SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 - Palais Theatre, St Kilda VIC

Wednesday, 14 February 2024 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide SA

Sunday, 18 February 2024 - The Star, Gold Coast QLD

Tickets available here