Tickets for the 2015 A Day On The Green go on sale at 10am on Friday, and for Pseudo Echo, the concert means that Mudgee will share a touring list with LA.
In February 2015 the band travelled to the US for a special one-off performance at the world famous Viper Room on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, with the show being recorded for a live album which was released digitally in June.
Pseudo Echo’s lead singer, Brian Canham, said the decision came after the momentum from the 2014 release of their sixth studio album, Ultraviolet, following a crowd funding campaign through PledgeMusic.
“It was an extremely successful campaign and we reached our budget in about two weeks rather than three months. We have some seriously die-hard fans,” he said.
“And once we did that and established that we had a good fan base, we decided to do another one but we weren’t ready to do another album of new stuff, we needed to keep the ball rolling so we decided to do a live album.
“We had been thinking about broadening our touring internationally and the US first logical point.”
Since forming in 1982 Pseudo Echo enjoyed a rocket ride to success with top 20 Australian singles including Listening, A Beat For You, Don’t Go, and Love An Adventure.
However it hit dizzying heights in 1986 with their cover of Lipps Inc’s Funky Town, which went to number one in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, number six in the USA and number eight in the UK.
“It was a surprise because it was almost on the opposite end of our success. We felt like we’d been on the roller coaster and peaked,” Brian said.
“A friend who was a DJ had the original version in his collection and he played it one night and I remember being in clubs and hearing it.
“Then I just starting jamming it at the next sound check with Pseudo Echo and the guys knew the song but they didn’t really know how it went, which was a good thing because we did our own thing with it.
“We went on to record it because it was going over well live and it went on from there.”
On Saturday, October 31, Pseudo Echo will be joined on the Mudgee bill by Icehouse, James Reyne, Mark Seymour, and Moving Pictures, Brian said he’s looking forward to it.
“We’ve done a lot of multi-band bills lately and they are a lot of fun. Because you don’t do a full set each, you do a hit-packed set which is great,” he said,
“Everybody has a beautiful camaraderie backstage - there’s no more bitching or any of that stuff any more.
“[ADOTG] is going to be fantastic, we’ve played with all of those bands – Icehouse are always fantastic to see – and we all mix it up backstage and it’s great to catch up and really spur each other on when we get on stage.”
General admission tickets cost $99 and are available from Ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100, or the Mudgee Visitors Centre.