Village People headed for coast

The Village People, famous for hits such as Macho Man and YMCA, are headed for the Gold Coast later this year.
The Village People, famous for hits such as Macho Man and YMCA, are headed for the Gold Coast later this year. Aaron Cobbett

THIS year the Village People will celebrate their 35th year as the kings of disco and the colourful group has decided to perform Down Under including a stop at the Gold Coast.

Founding member, cowboy Jeff Olson, speaking from his home in the American city Connecticut, said the band had been to Australia at least 25 times and was looking forward to coming back.

"Damn, we just love the place," Jeff said.

All six members were unanimous about their love for Australia and say they always had a great time when they came to perform.

Olson said touring the world as The Village People was not quite as glamorous as people thought and the musicians often had no time at all to see the places where they performed.

However, he said their visits to Australia had been memorable as Australians had a unique perspective on life and were always looking to have fun.

Olson said the band had made some close friends in Australia and although he and the band's members needed a dictionary to know what Australians were saying, they were looking forward to reconnecting with the multitude of fans here.

He said the band was looking forward to the Australian sunshine and hoped to do some scuba diving and waterskiing.

The planned tour will start in the Philippines, then move to Sydney and Melbourne before arriving at the Gold Coast for a one-off show at Jupiters Casino.

Olson said the beaches at the Gold Coast were magnificent and didn't have large numbers of "annoying" people like they encountered in the states.

He said the band wasn't supporting the release of a new album, but rather would give the fans what they really wanted to hear.

Songs such as YMCA, Can't Stop the Music, Go West and Macho Man would definitely be part of the show which promised energetic choreography combined with outrageous fun and lots of bumping and grinding, singing and dancing.

The band has sold more than 100 million records and even starred in its own movie Can't Stop the Music, which featured Steve Guttennberg, Bruce Jenner and Valerie Perrine.

In 2008 the band received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located between Betty Grable and Liberace, emphasising the fact they've certainly not been forgotten.

The Village People will perform at Jupiters Casino, on Sunday, November 25.

Bookings can be made at Ticketmaster on 1300 888 086 or ticketmaster.com.au.

Topics:  entertainment gold coast music

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