In the recent biopic based on the rise to fame of Joan Jett’s seminal 1970’s punk rock troupe ‘The Runaways’, former child star Dakota Fanning portrays lead singer Cherie Currie as an underage minx lost in a haze of drugs, booze and sexual abandon. Jett, played by Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame, is her equally decadent but somewhat wiser sidekick. In the 70’s, at a time when American music was dominated by males, The Runaways were an all-girl breath of fresh air. Forget doe-eyed Hollywood starlets; these girls were the real child stars.

Since that trailblazing era, Jett has forged a reputation as one of the hardest working American songwriters of her generation. Huge hits like I Love Rock and Roll, Crimson and Clover and Cherry Bomb all feature on the Greatest Hits album released this year and have made her a defining figure in the punk-rock canon. Once described as the “Godmother of Punk” – her songs have been used in shows such as Freaks and Geeks as well as movies like Detroit Rock City and Juno.

“I don’t give a damn about my bad reputation” Joan Jett insists on her 1980 hit Bad Reputation. Even if she doesn’t give a damn, fans around Australia certainly will as she teams up with her faithful band The Blackhearts and unleashes a myriad of fist pumping punk-rock anthems on her devoted audiences. Sometimes a bad reputation can be a very good thing.

Just announced – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform their one and only headline Sydney show at the infamous Annandale Hotel on Friday 7th January 2011.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts take their amazing repertoire, culled from 6 platinum and 2 gold albums, to Sydney.

This is a once in lifetime chance to see Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in a small club. (The choice of venue has come from Joan Jett herself).

You will never have a chance to see this legendary act perform in a more intimate setting than the Annandale Hotel.

Tickets for this extraordinary one-off will be available from 9.00am Tuesday 16th NOVEMBER and are expected to sell out on release.

For a chance to register for pre-sale tickets join the Feel Presents mailing list right here on the website.