Human Nature returning to Rocky

The boys from Human Nature will return for their first Rockhampton concert in over a decade.

By Sean Fox

Human Nature are returning to Rockhampton for the first time in over a decade.

And they’ve got a few surprises up their sleeves to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Music fans will be treated to a totally fresh and intimate concert experience when Phil Burton, Toby Allen and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney tread the boards of the city’s Pilbeam Theatre on Thursday, April 29.

Offering semi-acoustic compositions, a deep insight into their friendship and stories about their illustrious career, the boys aren’t holding back on their upcoming trek, Human Nature: People Get Ready – The Acoustic, Audience and Anthems Tour.

Touring regional Queensland across April and May, their new performances will include the likes of their hit singles Telling Everybody, Wishes and When You Say You Love Me in addition to their Motown classics.

As the boys prepare for the tour returning them to their roots, Phil Burton had an intimate chat with CQ Today about music, life and the band’s struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Burton said the boys were excited to be on the road again, revealing that during their last trip to the beef capital, Mike Tierney shared his ‘rump’ with the audience on stage.

“We want to keep moving forward, we’re reflective (on our career) but it hasn’t been a conscious decision,” he said.

Expect to hear classy renditions of their biggest hits along with new material from their upcoming EP, Good Good Time which is due for release this year.

The pandemic impacted their professional schedule, postponing their then-planned release of the new material.

And to make matters worse, the boys weren’t able to record in the studio together due to physical distancing.

“We went from performing about 200 shows per year for 11 years in a row to about six or seven,” he said.

After they’ve overcome those obstacles, it’s time to look back at their efforts so far.

Human Nature has sold more than 2.5 million albums, awarded 27 platinum awards, secured 18 Top 40 hits and five worldwide Top 10 singles.

In 2019, they were each granted the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Together they’ve dominated the Las Vegas Trip for more than a decade, selling out over 2000 shows in a critically acclaimed residency at The Venetian Resort.

So grab your ticket for Human Nature’s show at the Pilbeam Theatre in Rockhampton on Thursday, April 29 from 7.30pm. Tickets cost $89.90.

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