Australian pop duo The Veronicas will perform their hit “Untouched” at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade during Sydney World Pride.
Sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso will perform on the American Express float on February 25, with the support of 80 members of the American Express Pride+ Colleague Network.
The Brisbane-born identical twins have also been named official ambassadors for American Express With You & Proud, a community reaching out to LGBTQIA+ advocates across the country.
“The Sydney Mardi Gras parade has been such a big part of our development,” the Veronicas said in a statement issued Wednesday (15 February). “I grew up deeply connected and involved with the LGBTQIA+ community from an early age and have been providing a safe place for all at the show for 18 years.It was a personal honor to represent Australia at WorldPride and be a part of this amazing initiative. It will be an absolute highlight both physically and in my career.”
“To Jesse as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and to both of us as passionate allies…we can’t wait to celebrate this amazing community and share our proud personal stories together. yeah.”
“Untouched” (via EngineRoom/Sire) became a worldwide hit for Veronicas, reaching the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 after its 2007 release.
All five of Veronicas’ studio albums have made ARIA’s Top 10 hits, with a string of singles including 2007’s ‘Hook Me Up’, 2014’s ‘You Ruin Me’ and 2016’s ‘In My Blood’. It led the Australian charts. Her 17-year career combined streams have surpassed her 900 million views, according to a rep.
The group recently formed an alternative pop and rock specialist that includes The Used, The Rex, Escape the Fate and Goldfinger, for which singer-guitarist Jon Feldman is co-founder and A&R for the label. I signed a contract with a certain big noise.
Australia’s most populous city should be buzzing with life when Sydney World Pride 2023 takes place from 17 February to 5 March 2023.
A colorful celebration promises to transcend pop culture. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be the first sitting Australian leader to join the march, as will Foreign Minister Penny Wong, the first openly gay female parliamentarian.
Sydney World Pride is the first time the event has been held in the Southern Hemisphere and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Australian Gay Pride Week, the 45th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and Australia’s Marriage Equality. 5th anniversary.
Sydney World Pride performers include Melbourne-born, LA-based multitalented artist G Fripp, local pop stars Kylie Minogue and Jessica Mauboy, British producer and artist Charlie XCX, and Rainbow Republic headliners for the closing concert including Kim Petras, who serves as