The Wiggles are very popular among children. They have a worldwide following, from Australia and New Zealand to the UK and the United States. Every Aussie kid knows the Wiggles by name and by shirt colour. They are very much local, proudly Australian, and their success is phenomenal. The group is, by any measure, an Australian icon.
If you have slept for some time, or time simply slipped by, you may be surprised that The Wiggles are no longer the four-man team that was Anthony (blue), Greg (yellow), Murray (red), and Jeff (purple). From 2006 to 2012, Greg was replaced by Sam. At the end of 2013, however, Greg, Murray and Jeff all retired, with only Anthony left of the original Wiggles. The yellow shirt is now worn by the first female member of The Wiggles, Emma. Simon (red) replaced Murray, while Lachy (purple) replaced Jeff.
The new crew of The Wiggles, snapshot taken from The Wiggles website.
The Wiggles are touring NSW this March, and tickets have been sold out in most venues. As of press time, tickets are already sold out in Canterbury, Castle Hill, Revesby, Hurstville, Bossley Park, Kingsford, Parramatta, Dee Why, and Wagga Wagga. Tickets are still available for the following venues:
If you missed the free public concert during the Australia Day celebrations at Hyde Park in Sydney, this is your chance to tag along with your kids and see the new Wiggles perform live. There is no other schedule (yet) of an Australian tour, particularly in NSW for 2014, and The Wiggles' website has indicated that for most of 2014, The Wiggles will be on tour.
Called the Apples and Bananas Tour, the new Wiggles have lived up to the expectations of many. The new faces in the old familiar shirt colours still make children wiggle and giggle, and so do their friends, the friendly Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Dorothy the Dinosaur.