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INXS: new singer, new album, new tour



inxs.jpgINXS fans, big news: Your band has replaced lead singer J.D. Fortune with Ciaran Gribbin and have already begun work on a new album that will be supported with a new tour.

First, who is Ciaran Gribbin? According to my fave website, he's "a Grammy-nominated Irish singer-songwriter who has worked with Madonna, Paul McCartney and Snow Patrol."

According to Eyeballs, Fortune (who won the gig through a game show) and the band reached a mutual decision to terminate their relationship. Gribbin couldn't be happier.

”I grew up listening to and loving INXS and never dreamt that one day I would be writing songs with Andrew Farriss for future INXS records, and performing all those wonderful INXS hit songs that we all know and love," he wrote on his Facebook page.

Get the rest of the details on the album and tour from

For now, only 6 new tour dates have been announced, but more are promised soon.

  • November 3, 2011: Arequipa, Peru at Anfiteatra Municipal
  • November 5, 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina at Personal Fest, GEBA
  • December 3, 2011: Esplanade, Fremantle at Perth World Sailing Championships, Worlds Village (Main Stage)
  • December 8, 2011: Amsterdam, Holland at Melkweg
  • December 11, 2011: Paris, France at Le Bataclan
  • December 12, 2011: Gent, Belgium at Vooruit

[Last modified: Sunday, October 2, 2011 5:57pm]


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