Bluesfest Touring

Canned Heat

Canned Heat - Eumundi
Eumundi (QLD) Joe's Waterhole
Wed 04 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am
Canned Heat - Sydney with Fabulous Thunderbirds
Factory Theatre, Sydney
Sat 07 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am
Canned Heat - Melbourne with Fabulous Thunderbirds
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sun 08 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am

Some say they invented the genre Blues n Boogie, that made them a global phenomenon 40+ years ago.

Now into their 6th decade of their seemingly endless WORLD BOOGIE TOUR, the HEAT have turned it up again ... and are bringing their unique blend of roadhouse electric blues, rock and boogie back our stages.

CANNED HEAT gained international attention and secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and the headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. CANNED HEAT’S unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced many aspiring guitarists and bands during the past four decades. Their Top-40 country-blues-rock songs, “On The Road Again,” “Let’s Work Together,” and “Going Up The Country,” became rock anthems throughout the world with the latter being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock. Their cover version of Wilbert Harrison’s “Let’s Work Together” was actually their biggest hit as it rose to #1 in 31 different countries around the world.

And they followed that – touring endlessly – appearing at all the major Festivals and venues – even London’s Royal Albert Hall, and playing more biker festivals and charity events than any other band in the world. Anchored throughout by the steady hand of drummer/band leader Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra (a member since 1967) and reunited with longtime manager/producer, Skip Taylor, CANNED HEAT is well on track to carry the boogie-blues it made famous, well into the 21st century with reunion concerts throughout the world featuring original Woodstock era members Larry ‘The Mole’ Taylor and Harvey ‘The Snake’ Mandel.

CANNED HEAT is ‘on it’ big time – and BLUESFEST TOURING is proud to welcome them back to grace our stages.