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Stand Atlantic and RedHook Tear It Up At Sydney’s Crowbar for Jack Daniel’s Make It Count Tour

The Jack Daniel’s Make It Count tour shows no signs of slowing down, with the latest stop seeing pop punk rockers Stand Atlantic and punk rock legends RedHook tear up the stage at Sydney’s iconic live music venue, Crowbar, on Wednesday, December 7th.

Following on from Dune Rats, Beddy Rays, punk rockers VOIID and Pandamic bringing absolute chaos (the good kind) to NightQuarter for the Brisbane leg of the Jack Daniel’s Make It Count tour, punters were eager to see what Stand Atlantic and RedHook would bring to the latest gig – and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

With the line to the venue stretching to beyond where the eye could see down Parramatta Road, fans poured in the legendary venue as Sydney-based icons RedHook kicked off the evening, setting the stage for what would be an insane night of music, partying, and a hell of a good time.

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An undeniable force on the Australian heavy music scene, the rockers brought their A-game to the Jack Daniel’s Make It Count Sydney show, with two extra saxophones adding some extra spice to a handful of their tracks, which was performed as bassist Ned Jankovic thrashed his long locks about to the tunes.

Their legendary performance culminated in a major rock’n’roll moment as their show closed out with frontwoman Emmy Mack crowd surfing while singing their blistering track “Bad Decisions”.

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Up next was the pop-punk supergroup led by Stand Atlantic, whose long-overdue return to Australia saw an insane energy brought to the stage as they rocked out to their biggest hits before closing out with “Deathwish” as bassist Miki went crazy on stage, much to fans’ delight.

It’s yet another tour stop successfully done and dusted on the Jack Daniel’s Make It Count tour, but with three more to come, the party’s not over just yet!

Be sure to keep an eye out for more big names from the Australian music scene joining the tour dates for Perth, Melbourne and Newcastle which will be announced soon.

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With tickets for the gigs costing just $10, the Jack Daniel’s Make It Count tour ethos is to give back to artists and venues and celebrate the reignition of the live music scene in Australia, so this time around the liquor lords are bringing you epic live acts to raise money Support Act.

Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, artist managers, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts their ability to work in music.

The initiative raises funds from the music industry and beyond through donations, sponsorship, community fundraising, Help a Mate appeals and events such as the annual Music in the House industry lunch and annual fundraiser, Ausmusic T-Shirt Day.