The Angels lead singer Dave Gleeson quits the legendary Aussie rock band ahead of upcoming Melbourne shows: ‘It’s time to move on’
Dave Gleeson will perform his final gigs with The Angels in June, the singer has announced.
Gleeson, who joined the band as frontman in 2011, said that he’s stepping aside to concentrate on his radio commitments and his new album with The Screaming Jets.
The host of Triple M Nights with Dave Gleeson said in a statement to The Courier Mail this week: ‘Being a part of such a legendary legacy will always be one of my great achievements.
‘With The Screaming Jets on the eve of a new album release, and my national Triple M commitments, it’s time to move on,’ he continued.
Dave said his bandmates John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Sam Brewster and Nick Norton remain ‘the very best of friends’.
Dave Gleeson (pictured) will perform his final gigs with The Angels in June, the singer has announced
‘John, Rick, Sam and Nick will always hold a special place in my rock ‘n’ roll journey. Rock on and see youse on the road,’ he added.
In his own statement, Rick said the group are, ‘so grateful to Dave for everything he’s done for the band’.
The Angels will hold their final two shows with Gleeson in Melbourne in June.
The hellraising band are the subject of a new tell-all documentary, The Angels: Kickin’ Down the Door.
It traces the band’s early days when they made just $100 for five-hour long gigs.
The Angels will hold their final two shows with Gleeson in Melbourne
The Australian rock band formed in Adelaide in 1974 and were originally called The Keystone Angels.
They are best known for their hits Am I ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Dogs Are Talking and We Gotta Get Out of This Place.
The band were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in October 1998.
After several lineup changes, their members now include John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Dave Gleeson, Nick Norton and Sam Brewster.
The Australian rock band formed in Adelaide in 1974 and were originally called The Keystone Angels