INXS members Andrew, Tim, and Jon Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, and Garry Gary Beers came together for the first time in six years last week for an intimate lunch event in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Universal Music (Australia) and Petrol Records. The band celebrated a truly astonishing feat, having achieved four billion collective catalog streams.
“It’s truly mind-blowing that our music has been streamed over 4,000,000,000 times—and incredibly humbling,” Tim Farriss reflected. “I’m grateful I’m not the one tallying them all! Our success can be attributed to crafting amazing songs as a band that’s grown up together, made a pact, and devoted our lives to performing them. This achievement truly demonstrates the enduring relevance of our music to this day.”
A special acknowledgment was also made to Michael Hutchence and Petrol Records Chairman and Founder, the late Chris Murphy, who guided INXS’ music globally for decades and ensured INXS continued to evolve and generate new audiences for years to come.
Andrew Farriss shared, “As we celebrate this monumental milestone of four billion streams together, we all acknowledge that it’s a feat that would have made Michael incredibly proud, as it does for all of us.”
Forty-six years ago, on August 16, 1977, The Farriss Brothers, a band that would soon be renamed INXS, played their debut gig at a house party in Whale Beach, Sydney. Since that day, INXS has sold over 70 million albums worldwide, making them one of Australia’s biggest-selling music acts of all time.
The band has a long list of milestone achievements they have accomplished in the past decade alone, including INXS The Very Best album surpassing its 581st week on the Australian ARIA Top 100 album chart, which equates to over 11 years in the Top 100. That feat represents the longest stay of any album in the current top 100.
Additionally, the band are set to release INXS – All Juiced Up Part 2, a collection of nine strictly limited-edition color vinyl 12” records. The follow-up to All Juiced Up, a limited-edition remix CD/Cassette that accompanied INXS’s 1994 multi-platinum-selling Greatest Hits album, All Juiced Up Part 2 features remixes of “Need You Tonight,” “Listen Like Thieves,” “New Sensation,” “What Your Need,” “Suicide Blonde,” “Original Sin,” and many more from the band’s illustrious career.
Most recently, the band released their first-ever book, Calling All Nations – A Fan History Of INXS, which provides a living history of the legendary global rock band in hardback form as told through the stories, memories, and life-changing moments of INXS’s most passionate fans and strongest supporters.