INXS with J.D. Fortune

The on-again, off-again relationship between INXS and frontman/reality show winner J.D. Fortune continues as the band this week announced the singer “will again join” the rockers for a major outdoor concert at the Sucrogen Townsville 400 auto race this summer in Queensland, Australia.

While there’s been some dispute as to whether INXS fired Fortune last year — as he initially claimed — the band doesn’t act like he’s their permanent singer (“He was basically a contractor, and his contract had ended,” the band’s manager said last year). Yet the “Rock Star: INXS” winner did perform once again with the Aussies in February at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver (see video below).

Yesterday, INXS — which this week released a new best-of in Australia and is re-recording its greatest hits with a series of guest vocalists — announced that “after an amazing performance in Vancouver, JD Fortune will again join INXS for their first big gig in Australia since 2007.” The one-off concert is set for July 10, and is included in the ticket price for those attending the auto race.

See video of J.D. Fortune and INXS at the Winter Olympics…

Videos: INXS with J.D. Fortune, Winter Olympics, Vancouver, BC, 2/24/10

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