Wiggles sell out bushfire reunion shows

Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Greg Page and Murray Cook of The Wiggles perform on stage during The Wiggles Celebration Tour at Sydney Entertainment Centre on December 23, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. This concert is the final time the original members of The Wiggles will perform on stage together as Greg, Murray and Jeff are retiring.
The 'original Wiggles are reuniting for a one-off fundraising show. Photo: Getty Images.

In tragic news for tardy fans, but a wonderful outcome for relief efforts The Wiggles have sold out their bushfire fundraising show this morning.

The iconic kid’s entertainers tickets went live at 10 am, and as predicted they sold out like hot potatoes.

The band even added a second show to accommodate the demand, but within a few hours, both were sold out.

The four original members of Aussie children’s music group The Wiggles announced they would reunite for a very special, one-off show on Monday.

That’s right, Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt - the original Blue, Red, Yellow, and Purple Wiggles respectively - revealed on Monday they’re gearing up to perform together for the first time in 14 years.

And it’s all for a very worthwhile cause - the OG skivvy-wearing band will take the stage to raise funds for the current bushfire crisis that’s claimed the lives of 21 people, destroyed 2,500 homes and wiped out half a billion animals so far.

Anthony, Murray, Greg and Jeff (if he wakes up) will come together at the Castle Hill RSL on January 18 - but mums and dads take note, this is over-18s only event.

“People can drink whatever they like and sing along to Joannie Works With Five Hammers!” Blue Wiggle Anthony told Natalie Peters and Erin Molan on 2BG radio.

Tickets are just $35 and all funds raised will be donated to Australian Red Cross and WIRES, two charities that are supporting people and animals affected by the catastrophic fires raging along the country’s east coast.

The Wiggles pose for a photograph before performing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on March 10, 2005 in Sydney, Australia.
The Wiggles at one of their last performances together as a foursome in 2005. Photo: Getty Images.

The group announced the reunion show on Twitter on Monday.

“OG Wiggles reunion show to raise some much-needed funds for bushfire relief,” reads the tweet.

“ALL proceeds from the show will be going to the Australian Red Cross and WIRES. Over 18s show. Tickets go on sale tomorrow Jan 7th at 10:00am. Head to http://thewiggles.com/tours for more info,” it states.

The Wiggles was founded in 1991 after Jeff and Anthony - then members of ‘80s pop band The Cockroaches - got together with fellow teaching students Greg and Murray to record a children’s music album.

Sadly, Yellow Wiggle Greg retired from the group in 2006 due to illness, with understudy Sam Moran pulling on the skivvy. Greg returned in 2012 but stepped back along with Murray and Jeff at the end of that same year.

The current members of The Wiggles are Emma Watkins (the band’s first female member who replaced Greg), Lachlan Gillespie (who replaced Jeff), Simon Pryce (who replaced Murray) and original Blue Wiggle Anthony Field.

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