Supported by Dio Driver + Devine Electric

FRI 17 FEB @ 8PM

VIP: $199.90; GA: $74.90 (+ booking fees)
(02) 9550 3666
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Two of the drumming worlds biggest names, Carmine and Vinny Appice will be touring Australia as the Appice Brothers: Drum Wars in February 2017.

The legendary brothers have been the engine room for some of the greatest bands of all time. Black Sabbath, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Murder, Paul Stanley, King Kobra and more. And now they have joined forces to conquer the world with their own show. Playing the greatest hits of a host of their previous bands, the Appice Brothers deliver a rock show that will impress both rockers and drummers alike.

This show is a high energy, mind blowing rock concert played with vehemence and power. Both drummers will be on stage playing their most famous songs with special guest musicians and they will also be holding epic drum battles, super solos and displaying some fancy tricks that have earned them their reputations as legendary sticksmen.

Legendary rock drummer, Carmine Appice has enjoyed an amazing almost 50 year career as a rock star, music educator, author, and rock pioneer. He is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished showmen in rock. Recipient of numerous awards including Modern Drummer Hall of Fame, Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame, and dozens of gold and platinum selling records. Carmine co-wrote such monster selling hits as Do Ya Think I’m Sexy and Young Turks.

As a performer, as a teacher, and as a writer, he continues to inspire drummers and listeners throughout the world with his originality and his unwavering dedication to the art of drumming. In 2016, Carmine unleashed his book titled “STICK IT – My Life of SEX, DRUMS, AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL”.

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, WWIII, Axis, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs, including many multi-platinum records. Vinny’s drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks, including Wayne’s World 2, Heavy Metal, Iron Eagle and Bedazzled.

A consummate performer and drummer, Vinny is also a brilliant clinician, performing clinics and master classes all across the globe, as well as making appearances in films and television. Vinny can also be heard on classic albums like Black Sabbath’s Mob Rules and Dio’s Holy Diver & Last In Line.

Backing band will consist of the amazing:

  • Chas West – Vocals (Lynch Mob, Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner)
  • Mike Mills – Guitar (Toehider)
  • Andy Dowling – Bass (Lord)