The Australian rock band has been awarded a $10 million deal by the Royal Adelaide and Gabba Concerts to play a musical tribute to Queensland’s iconic Pingpongs.
Ly Ping, who have played songs such as ‘Panda’s House’, ‘Go Down, Go Up’, and ‘Catch You On My Way’, were announced last week as one of the world’s biggest acts in the world of rock and roll.
It’s the first time a band from the Sunshine State has won a major award at an Australian music festival.
The award will go to Ly Ping as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s International Musical Arts Festival, which is due to kick off in Australia on December 10.
The show, entitled Ly Ping: The Musical, will be performed by Ly Ping and the rest of the band on December 15 and 16 at the Adelaide International Festival Hall.
The Australian National Theatre has been working with the band to produce the show.
The company has been running a series of live concerts, including one for which Ly Ping will perform, and the Royal Theatre has also put out a documentary about the band’s history.
The Ly Ping tribute will also feature a tribute to Australian singer-songwriter Michael McDonald, who died in October at the age of 82.
Ly’s frontman Josh Molloy, who played bass in the band for more than a decade, said it was important for fans of the song to be able to hear the original lyrics.
“We just want people to understand that this is not just the sound of Ly, this is the song,” he said.
“It’s about who we are, what we’re about, and what we hope to do.”