THE country boy from Condobolin will arrive back in The Hills to perform his APRA Award-nominated single Switch Me On and other hits this Friday.
"With every tour I've done I've gone back to the suburbs; they're terrific," Shannon Noll told the News.
"There's always great support there.
"It's great [being on the road]. Playing cafes and pubs, it's where I cut my teeth."
Noll kicked off his A Million Suns album tour in Logan, Queensland, a month ago, which puts him on the road until November in what is his biggest national tour.
"We'll play 45 shows," he said.
It is three years since Shannon Noll hit No.3 in the ARIA album chart with Turn It Up.
His fifth album, A Million Suns, stays true to his classic rock roots while ramping up the pace.
"I wanted to try and tailor a lot of the tempos to the live shows," Noll explained.
"The sentiment is a bit more party vibe."
Noll said Switch Me On, the first single from his A Million Suns album, was written about an experience he had in Mulwala, Victoria.
"They put me on stage an hour late so by the time I went on I was a bit tired — I'd been there four hours already — but the crowd went off . . . they really turned my mood around," he said.
He co-wrote the song with Good Charlotte's Benji Madden.
Yet for all his talk of "ramping it up", Noll said his favourite song from the album is A Long Way Home which is "the most ballady".
Get out to see Noll at ...
¦Castle Hill RSL Club (77 Castle Street) on Friday, July 27 at 8pm. Bookings: castlehillrsl.com.au;
¦Wentworthville Leagues Club (50 Smith Street) on Saturday, July 28, at 8.30pm. Bookings: wentyleagues.com.au; or
¦Penrith Panthers (123 Mulgoa Road) on Saturday, August 11 at 8pm. Bookings: penrith.panthers.com.au.