JOHNNY CASH LIVE Back to San Quentin- 50 Years On
WHEN: 6TH JULY 2019
WHERE: Twin Towns RSL, Tweed Heads
In 1969, off the
back of the huge success of his At Folsom Prison album, Johnny Cash recorded
the second of his legendary prison albums at California’s notorious maximum
security prison, San Quentin.
With the Folsom album kick starting a golden era of Cash’s career, At San Quentin cemented his place as a legendary figure and icon of 20th century popular music.
During the February 24 recording session, in typical Johnny Cash fashion, he got the already enthusiastic inmates onside with his song San Quentin which contains the lyrics “San Quentin, I hate every inch of you” and he immediately replayed the song at the request of his cheering audience with both versions included on the original release of the At San Quentin album. Most notably the album included the worldwide smash hit single, A Boy Named Sue, which undeniably made Cash a superstar and household name. Sue became Cash’s highest ever charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was only held out of the number one spot by the Rolling Stones ‘Honky Tonk Women’.
50 Years on, Johnny
Cash The Concert hit the road in 2019 celebrating this legendary album and the
career of the Man in Black.
A brand new show featuring more than 35 hits, Back to San Quentin – 50 Years On includes the great moments of the San Quentin album plus the hits and favourites spanning Cash’s entire 50 year recording career.
After 6 National
tours and more than 175 shows, Johnny Cash The Concert has become lauded as one
of Australia’s premier tribute acts. With ace guitarist Stuie French,
powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express and led by vocalist Daniel
Thompson, Johnny Cash The Concert presents an unforgettable night paying
tribute to one of music’s most iconic and influential figures.
With more than 60 thousand tickets sold Australia wide, don’t miss your chance to see what has audiences on their feet and coming back each year for more.