(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Newly re-energized Australian rock outfit INXS has jumped ship from their Sydney based manager David Edwards and returned to New York based Martha Troup and TAS Management.
INXS who's popularity in the U.S. had largely fallen by the wayside, particularly since the untimely death of lead singer Michael Hutchence in 1997 has been making a come-back of late, with one of their songs 'I Get Up' appearing in the video game "EA Sports Rugby 2004" followed by a reality show last summer on CBS called Rock Star: INXS. The show was executive produced by Survivor's Mark Burnett and hosted by Brooke Burke and former Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro.
INXS released a new single on October 4, "Pretty Vegas" which reached #5 on the iTunes Music Store ranking for downloaded songs on it's first day and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #37. The band is scheduled to release a new album on November 29 titled "Switch", the first in eight years. A tour to support said album will kick off in January at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. The tour will be booked through ICM by Keith Naisbitt and produced nationally by Metropolitan Talent Presents. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers