The band's original lead singer, Michael Hutchence, committed suicide in 1997. In 2005, the group picked Canadian singer J.D. Fortune to front the band.
"It was a decision that was tough to make," said Andrew Farriss, who plays keyboards and guitar. "For the five original members of the band, it had to feel right to us. Ultimately we decided that J.D. was the guy who most suited INXS. It just felt right."
The band's long string of hits includes "What You Need," "Need You Tonight," "Devil Inside," "New Sensation," and "Never Tear Us Apart."
"Original Sin," the band's most recent album, was released in November.
Tickets, $20 to $43 from Ticketmaster, go on sale 10 a.m. June 3.
Here's a press release sent out about the concert:
INXS ANNOUNCE “THE ORIGINAL SIN TOUR”
AT NTELOS WIRELESS PAVILION
FRIDAY, AUG. 12
PERFORMS “BEAUTIFUL GIRL” WITH PAT MONAHAN
ON THE TONIGHT SHOW FRIDAY, MAY 27th
SINGLE “ORIGINAL SIN” FEATURING ROB THOMAS HITS NUMBER ONE
ON BILLBOARD DANCE/CLUB PLAY CHARTS!
NEW STUDIO ALBUM OUT NOW
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – INXS will perform at nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, June 3 through all Ticketmaster outlets, including online (www.ticketmaster.com) and by phone (800.745.3000). Orchestra tickets are $43, tickets in the Gold Circle are $34, and general admission lawn seats just $20.00, including service and facility fees. There is a $3 discount on Gold Circle and lawn tickets with military and AAA ID. Children 12 and younger are admitted free on the lawn with one paid adult admission.
“The Original Sin Tour” is a coast-to-coast run of 15+ dates. The band will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday, May 27th performing with Pat Monahan (Train) the newly revamped version of the classic INXS song “Beautiful Girl” from their new studio album Original Sin. View an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Monahan in the studio with INXS recording the track, on YouTube.
The album’s first single, “Original Sin” featuring Rob Thomas and DJ Yaleidys, has officially topped the Billboard Dance Club Play chart and is the #3 Most Added track at college radio. “Original Sin” featuring Rob Thomas and DJ Yaleidys is the band’s first ever number one Billboard dance single, with the original version of “Original Sin” peaking at #17 on the Billboard dance chart in 1984. Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Thomas and Yaleidys in the studio with INXS recording the track, on YouTube.
Hailed by critics as a “rewarding collision of nostalgia and modernism” and a “cleverly and lovingly assembled collection,” Original Sin, an ambitious album project two years in the making, teams the band with musicians from around the globe, from superstars like Ben Harper, Pat Monahan, Rob Thomas, Tricky, and Nikka Costa to up and comer DJ Yaleidys of Cuba, to reinterpret and revitalize their own classics for a whole new generation.
One of the most notable and successful rock bands of all time, INXS has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide with the group’s music remaining in constant radio rotation and in DJ sets nightly across the globe. To this day, the group’s multi-platinum landmark albums Listen Like Thieves, Kick, and X are all widely regarded as music collection staples. Huge chart-topping hit singles including “What You Need,” “Need You Tonight,” “Devil Inside,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” “New Sensation” and “Suicide Blonde” have been featured in numerous films, advertising campaigns and video games, earning the band countless accolades and awards around the world, including several Grammy nominations, and is the driving force behind selling over 15 million albums in the U.S. alone.
With a career spanning three decades, first as the Farriss Brothers, then as INXS, brothers Tim, Jon, and Andrew Farriss, along with Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers have created some of the most enduring music in rock.
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