Ross Wilson Plots Special One-Off Concert To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

25 June 2024 | 3:48 pm | Ellie Robinson

“It’s gonna be great to tread the boards and raise the roof one more time,” Ross Wilson says of his ultra-special, one-night-only event.

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Ross Wilson has announced the ultimate celebration of his sprawling musical catalogue – an extra special, one-night-only theatre show to commemorate his 50th anniversary as a working musician.

Launching his career with The Pink Finks in 1964 (when he was just 16 years old), Wilson would go on to perform in some of the most influential bands in Australian rock history – most notably Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock – and was influential in building the careers of many others; he’s the one that introduced Skyhooks to Michael Gudinski, for example, and as a producer helped them deliver three smash-hit albums.

Wilson’s celebratory concert – which he’ll perform with his current band The Peaceniks – is scheduled to go down at the State Theatre in Sydney (Eora) on Saturday September 28.

Tickets will go on sale at 10am next Monday (July 1), following a presale that kicks off at the same time this coming Thursday (June 27) – head here to sign up for the presale, or bookmark this link for the general sale

In a press release, Wilson said of his excitement for this one-off extravaganza: “Now Listen! We’re Steppin’ Out at one of my favourite places, the beautiful State Theatre right in the heart of Sydney, a city that has always been very welcoming to me and my music. I played the State with both Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, and it’s gonna be great to tread the boards and raise the roof one more time with my killer band The Peaceniks.”

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Meanwhile, last year saw Wilson release his first new music in 13 years, dropping the four-track EP She’s Stuck On Facebook All The Time. He followed it up with an expansive national tour that kicked off last September and only wrapped up back in March of this year.