Busby Marou – the Queensland duo of ‘Rocky’ boy Thomas Busby and Torres Strait Islander Jeremy Marou – were today announced as the opening guests for Elton John’s Once In A Lifetime stadium concerts in Mackay, Wollongong and Cairns this September.
Adding to what has already been an amazing year for the pair, the boys were stoked when they got the news.
“We heard just as we were getting ready to release Getaway Car,” said Marou – a collaboration with John Mayer’s guitarist David Ryan Harris and the newest single from Postcards From The Shellhouse, Busby Marou’s album which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart when it dropped in February and spawned a same-name sell-out tour across the country.
“We felt like good news was sticking to us like glue.”
“When we heard Elton had picked us, it was like icing on a very big cake,” said Busby.
Given two of Elton’s three stadium concerts are being held in North Queensland, Chugg Entertainment Executive Chairman AM, Michael Chugg, said it was fantastic Elton had chosen a Queensland act, and one already loved by the North.
“These are big concerts, with huge attendances,” he said. “We need people to arrive early and Busby Marou are the perfect reason why people will.
“Their set, as the sun goes down and evening sets in, will be the perfect foray into a night of truly once-in-a-lifetime entertainment.”