JAMES REYNE - The Boys Light Up 41st Anniversary Tour
JAMES REYNE - The Boys Light Up 41st Anniversary Tour

JAMES REYNE - The Boys Light Up 41st Anniversary Tour

with special guests Boom Crash Opera
NightQuarter - Sunshine Coast (Birtinya, QLD)
Saturday, 17 April 2021 5:00 PM
90 days away
All Ages (minors must be accompanied by Guardian)

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VIP Balcony & Hospitality Package | The Gallery
Hospitality package includes exclusive access to 'The Gallery' balcony overlooking the stage, 2x drink tickets for house beer, wine or soft drink and two hours of street food platters. 
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JAMES REYNE - The Boys Light Up 41st Anniversary Tour at NightQuarter - Sunshine Coast (Birtinya, QLD) on Saturday, 17 April 2021

with special guests Boom Crash Opera.

THE BOYS LIGHT UP, one of Australian Crawl’s most loved songs, will turn the big 4-1
in 2021 and to celebrate, James Reyne will tour the nation paying homage to this
enduring tune.

‘The Boys Light Up’ was written by James Reyne, and featured on the album of the
same name, released in 1980 on EMI. It was Australian Crawl’s debut album and also
featured ‘Indisposed’, ‘Downhearted’, ‘Beautiful People’ and ‘Hoochie Gucci Fiorucci

James reflected on the song today, saying, “ Boys Light Up is turning 41! By Jove, who
woulda thunk it. If I’d known what gave it legs I would’ve bottled it and drunk it. And I’m
delighted that so many take this song into their hearts ‘cause it never really was a hit - it
just SCRAPED into the charts. But it seems to hit a nerve, a chord, a nail, a bell, a spot
‘cause I tell ya, we don’t play it I’m likely to get shot! Or met by blokes in car-parks full of
vinegar and piss who wanna know what game I’m playing, wanna know, “What game is
this?!” They say they’ve got it on the record on CD, 8-track, cassette and they drove 500
miles not to hear it! Most upset!

“So it’s always fun to play tub-mother-thumping with the band and these are the good
old days so c’mon and clap a hand. It’s bigger and it’s brighter with god-damned age
some guile; And grand! And once upon a time remember? It got banned. ‘Cause I think
“they” thought the title celebrated smoking dope!

But it had nothing to do with it - It’s what you’d call a TROPE. A figure, then, of speech
for euphemist results and irony of ironies and censorship and tyrannies
It’s about a fab and natural act for CON-senting adults.

“So, we’re coming to your town to celebrate it’s Come-Of-Age - bring all your bells and
whistles ‘cause we’ll be BLISTERING the stage. There’ll be thrills and there’ll be spills
as we fill that ROCKING cup ‘cause those Boys are turning 41 so c’mon and light them

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate 41 years of ‘The Boys Light Up’ with James
Reyne and his incredible band of musicians - grab your tickets now!

All Ages (minors must be accompanied by Guardian)