INXS Concert History

INXS (pronounced "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band's founding members were bassist Garry Gary Beers, main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarist Tim Farriss, lead singer and main lyricist Michael Hutchence, and guitarist and saxophonist Kirk Pengilly. For 20 years, INXS was fronted by Hutchence, whose magnetic stage presence made him the focal point of the band.

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Nov 11, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS
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Perth Arena Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nov 08, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS
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Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nov 06, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS
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WIN Ent'ment Centre Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Nov 03, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / Evermore / INXS

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Hope Estate Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
Oct 31, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS / Evermore
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Sydney Entertainment Centre Darling Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Oct 30, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS / Evermore
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Sydney Entertainment Centre Darling Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Oct 28, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS
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Brisbane Entertainment Centre Boondall, Queensland, Australia
Oct 27, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS / Evermore
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Brisbane Entertainment Centre Boondall, Queensland, Australia
Oct 25, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS / Evermore
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AIS ARENA Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Oct 21, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS
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Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Oct 20, 2012
Matchbox Twenty / INXS
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Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Jul 15, 2012
INXS
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Evan Theatre, Penrith Panthers Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jul 14, 2012
INXS Waves Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Jul 13, 2012
INXS RSL Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Jun 30, 2012
INXS
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Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Jun 28, 2012
INXS Twin Towns Services Club Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Jun 26, 2012
INXS / Blonde On Blonde Empire Theatre Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Jun 24, 2012
INXS Harrigans Drift Inn Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Jun 23, 2012
INXS Lismore Workers Club Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Jun 22, 2012
INXS C.ex Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

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The US Festival 1983
May 28, 1983
 Los Angeles, California, United States
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US FESTIVAL 83
May 28 - 30, 1983
 San Bernardino, California, United States
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US FESTIVAL 83
May 28 - 30, 1983
 San Bernardino, California, United States
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US FESTIVAL 83
May 28 - 30, 1983
 San Bernardino, California, United States
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US FESTIVAL 83
May 28 - 30, 1983
 San Bernardino, California, United States
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US FESTIVAL 83
May 28 - 30, 1983
 San Bernardino, California, United States
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INXS / Public Image Limited on Mar 29, 1988 [555-small]

INXS / Public Image Limited
Mar 29, 1988
 San Francisco, California, United States
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INXS / Public Image Limited on Mar 29, 1988 [557-small]

INXS / Public Image Limited
Mar 29, 1988
 San Francisco, California, United States
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The Go-Go's / INXS on Jul 10, 1984 [395-small]

The Go-Go's / INXS
Jul 10, 1984
 Portland, Maine, United States
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The Go-Go's / INXS on Jul 10, 1984 [396-small]

The Go-Go's / INXS
Jul 10, 1984
 Portland, Maine, United States
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The Go-Go's / INXS on Jul 10, 1984 [397-small]

The Go-Go's / INXS
Jul 10, 1984
 Portland, Maine, United States
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The Go-Go's / INXS on Jul 10, 1984 [398-small]

The Go-Go's / INXS
Jul 10, 1984
 Portland, Maine, United States
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The Go-Go's / INXS on Jul 10, 1984 [399-small]

The Go-Go's / INXS
Jul 10, 1984
 Portland, Maine, United States
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The Go-Go's / INXS on Jul 10, 1984 [400-small]

The Go-Go's / INXS
Jul 10, 1984
 Portland, Maine, United States
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INXS on Nov 6, 1990 [703-small]

INXS
Nov 6, 1990
 Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
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INXS on Oct 22, 1988 [144-small]

INXS
Oct 22, 1988
 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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INXS / Dragon Head Soup on Feb 12, 1991 [036-small]

INXS / Dragon Head Soup
Feb 12, 1991
 Dayton, Ohio, United States
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Lynne Lip Jan 15, 2023

I went and saw INXS with Jon Stevens as frontman on the lawns of the Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour. I'm pretty sure it was 2002 but can't find it on the list. Can anyone else remember this one?


Sacstracks Nov 28, 2021

INXS's final concert was on 11 November 2012. Any concerts listed after this date are incorrect.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


When did INXS start and end?

Originally called The Farriss Brothers, INXS made their debut on August 16, 1977 at Whale Beach, a suburb near Sydney, Australia. The band remained active in the music industry for the next 35 years. The band formally disbanded in late 2012.

Who were the original members of INXS?

Originally, INXS was made up of

  • Bassist Garry Beers
  • Composer and Keyboardist Andrew Farriss
  • Drummer Jon Farriss
  • Guitarist Tim Farriss
  • Lyricist and Lead Vocalist Micheal Hutchence
  • Guitarist and Saxophonist Kirk Pengilly

What was INXS’s first hit?

“Original Sin” is the first chart-topping song by INXS in their native Australia. Released on December 1983, the song became INXS's first official single to reach the Australian Top 10, peaking at number one in February 1984. In the US, the song peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

What year did INXS’s album Kick come out?

INXS released their sixth studio album Kick on October 12, 1987. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, including 6 million in the United States. Certified platinum by the RIAA, it became the fourth best-selling record of 1984.

How did the lead singer of INXS Michael Hutchence die?

INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died on November 22, 1997, at age 35. Police ruled that Hutchence committed suicide by hanging himself. During his funeral, his band mates helped carry his casket.

Who won Rock Star: INXS?

After Hutchene’s death, INXS had trouble finding a new and permanent lead singer. After 8 years, they got creative and produced the reality competition show Rock Star: INXS with CBS where fifteen contestants competed to become the new lead vocalist for INXS. After weeks of competition, J.D. Fortune emerged as the winner.

How many lead singers has INXS had?

INXS had four lead singers throughout the band’s 35 years of existance. Their first lead singer was founding member Michael Hutchence. He acted as the band’s frontman from 1977 until 1997. Other lead singers for INXS were Jon Stevens (2000–2003), J.D. Fortune (2005–2011), and Ciaran Gribbin (2011–2012).

What happened to J.D. Fortune of INXS?

After winning Rockstar: INXS in 2005, J.D. Fortune became the band’s lead singer. He was fired in February 2009 but returned around a year later. In 2011, he effectively left the band to focus on his own solo career. Ciaran Gribbin replaced Fortune for a year until the band formally and officially disbanded in 2012.

How many concerts has INXS had?

INXS has had 1,151 concerts.

What genre is INXS?

INXS is most often considered to be Rock, Pop, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, New Wave, Mellow Gold, Australian, New Wave Pop, New Romantic, Australia, Funk Rock, Dance-Rock, and Australian Rock.

When was the last INXS concert?

The last INXS concert was on November 11, 2012 at Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The bands that performed were: Matchbox Twenty / INXS.

What setlist does INXS play live?

The songs that INXS performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the November 11, 2012 concert at RAC Arena in Perth, Western Australia, Australia:

  1. Drum Opera
  2. Suicide Blonde
  3. Original Sin
  4. What You Need
  5. Sugar
  6. Disappear
  7. Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)
  8. Beautiful Girl
  9. Devil Inside
  10. New Sensation
  11. Mystify
  12. Need You Tonight
  13. Never Tear Us Apart
  14. Don't Change

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