Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul | Summer Of Sorcery Tour | Melbourne & Sydney – April 2019

Musician, songwriter, producer, actor, director, activist, radio DJ, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and one of the founding members of Bruce Springsteen’s iconic E Street Band: Steven Van Zandt brings his infectious, rousing Rock & Soul band Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul to Australia for two life-affirming headline live shows in April 2019, proudly presented by Frontier Touring.
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Hellions Announce 2019 Australian Tour With Special Guests Yours Truly, Dregg and More!

Genre-melding rock outfit Hellions are gearing up for their biggest run of Australian headline shows to date this May, stopping off in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with special guests Yours Truly and Dregg lending their support nationally. The band have handpicked some of their favourite Aussie bands to join them along the way including Sleep Talk, The Beautiful Monument, Nautical Mile, Young Lions and Between You & Me.
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Live Review : Bad Wolves – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 13 February 2019

Review and Photos by Peter Coates

Bad Wolves are a new one to me, and the hardcore rap metal / numetal ‘supergroup’ from LA made up of past members of some variously known rock and metal acts seemed to get a pretty solid reaction from the early crowd in Brisbane.
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Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Coldwater DFU Album and Tour

Coldwater DFU -the album Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission made in Memphis last year is finally ready for release and the band are keen to get around the country and play it to people. Like its predecessor The Big Don’t Argue – the album Mick and Wally recorded with WPA in Memphis thirty years ago – this is shaping up to be a record that will find its identity on the live stage.
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Photo Gallery : The Prodigy at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 2 February 2019

Photographer: Peter Coates – InsideEdgePhotography

The Prodigy at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 2 February 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

The Prodigy at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – 2 February 2019
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*UPDATE* Tour Announce : Fleetwood Mac Announce 2019 Australian Tour

*** TOUR UPDATE ***

Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac today announced additional concert dates for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne as part of their Australian tour.

Due to exceptional demand during the current pre-sale period, new shows have been added for Sydney on Saturday, August 17, Brisbane on Thursday, August 22 and Melbourne on Saturday, September 7. Tickets for these new shows will go on general sale TODAY at midday in Sydney and 1pm in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Fleetwood Mac’s national arena tour commences August 9 in Perth, taking in Sydney on August 17, 27 and 29, Brisbane on August 20 and 22, and concluding now with three shows in Melbourne on September 2, 4 and 7. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the new line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn, and follows the band’s 50+ city North American tour.

A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats with premium benefits such as transportation, preferred entrance and more at laneone.com.

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Live Review : Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019

Review and photos by Peter Coates

The opening night of the Australian leg of Keith Urban’s GRAFFITI U tour followed the special one-off show supporting the farmers in Tamworth, and it was clear from the start that the good vibes were still very much in play!

A pretty much sold old venue, pretty full despite the early start, saw a lively set from support act Julia Michaels, a highly accomplished pop songwriter for the likes of Britney, Bieber, and Gwen Stefani, who kicked off her own singing career 2 years ago. With a full band, Julia delivered a slick, up-tempo pop country set, including Issues, the Grammy-nominated track from the recent 50 Shades movie.

After the short break, the absolute superstar that is Keith Urban appeared in silhouette at the back of the stage, and the band kicked off Never Coming Down from the new album, followed by Days Go By from 15 years earlier. Keith sings most of this one from side of stage, before rolling into the single he wrote with his support act, Coming Home.

Then we get an impromptu review from Keith of a few banners and signs, including a “Please Will You Play At My Wedding” which saw the young lady hauled up onstage, and on discovering her fiance was at home, Keith ‘face-timed’ along with 10,000 fans, for a chat! A couple of selfies with Keith and the crowd, in a really easy, informal way, and then we are back off with the music, and Somewhere In My Car from the FUSE record.

Unsurprisingly Keith has a super tight band of multi-instrumentalists, including Jerry Flowers from Keith’s initial band, The Ranch, on bass and guitar, Danny Rader on guitars, keys, banjo and mandolin, Seth Rausch on drums and Nathan Barlowe on keyboards and guitars – and the sound in this large tin-shed is of superb quality. But there is no doubt where the focus is, on the ever-smiling front-man, who, just quietly, can absolutely rip on the guitar.

There is great interplay between Keith and Danny at the start of Long Hot Summer, and features a tasty solo from Keith on the riser stage front, teasing the crowd with fretwork, tapping and picking before the band builds it up behind him. A change of mood for the sensual Parallel Lines, and then the drums pick up the beat again for the ultimate driving track, Put You In A Song, which motors along like a Corvette on the freeway, and sees the crowd get stuck into one of several singalongs!

Keith delivers a consummate performance throughout, and picks up an acoustic for a cracking solo spot of bluegrass hoe-down guitar which slides into the older Stupid Boy. The crowd sings the start of Somebody Like You even before the band kicks in, and allows the Nathan Barlowe to show off his vocal talents in little cameo performance of With Or Without You, before the lights all go down, and Keith asks for some help – the Arena lights up from 10,000 phone lights!

A first-time outing for a new song written with Julia Michaels, from her forthcoming release, sees her join Keith onstage for a fun duet of Lie To Me, and then a real riff cranks up over an up-tempo beat, and we are back in stadium country-rock mode for Good Thing with Keith’s guitar really cutting through the mix. Slow down again for a delicate acoustic-tinged Blue Ain’t Your Colour, and then he swaps guitar for bass for the almost industrial-pop Drop Top which includes Kassi Ashton doing her vocal lines on the big screens.

The stage turns blue for the hit Cop Car which turns into a real rock ballad, and then both Danny and Jerry get their chance to sing a few bars and show-off, before the intro to The Fighter sees the crowd erupt – helped by Carrie Underwood doing her vocals on the screens. During this, Keith makes his way all the way through the crowd, high-fiving and hugging anyone in his path, to the “U Stage” at the back of the arena, where he conducts a more intimate singalong with a few friends, rips into a medley of Kiss a Girl/Who Wouldn’t Wanna Be Me/You Look Good in My Shirt while ripping the licks out of his guitar, and then pulls a young girl up onto the stage to hand it over as a trophy!

Keith makes the long way back to the stage where the band is still going, and the banjo intro to Gone Tomorrow (Here Today), and then a funky bass-driven version of John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 and a slick solo from Danny Rader. The set proper closes with the classy pop-rock of Wasted Time with a guitar duel and another crowd singalong.

You know he is coming back for more, and sure enough after a decent period of adulation, the crowd gets the massive hit from the new record sung with Lindsay Ell, Horses – and then it is over! What a show, from a truly special performer!

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KEITH URBAN “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR AUSTRALIA”
With Special Guest Julia Michaels
Tickets at www.ticketek.com.au

Friday 25 January, 2019: Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
Saturday 26 January, 2019: Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
Sunday 27 January, 2019: Canberra, GIO Stadium
Thursday 31 January, 2019: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Friday 1 February, 2019: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Saturday 2 February, 2019: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 5 February, 2019: Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 6 February, 2019: Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena

Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Keith Urban at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates
Julia Michaels at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 23rd January 2019
Photographer: Peter Coates

MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA Announce ‘Beneath The Remains And Arise’ Australian Tour 2019

Announcing the MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA ‘BENEATH THE REMAINS AND ARISE’ tour – celebrating an incredible selection of the best tracks from the two albums each night!

The legendary brotherly duo of MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA will be once again be looking to their past with an upcoming tour of Australia set for March 2019. The siblings, whose anniversary tour for Sepultura‘s “Roots“ sold out every show in Australia, will now be setting their sights on their earlier efforts, namely 1989’s “Beneath The Remains” and 1991’s “Arise“.

‘Beneath The Remains’ is indisputably a certifiable thrash classic and one of the most brilliant pieces of thrash metal ever produced. To say the record catapulted the Brazilians onto the world stage is an understatement.

‘Arise’, as a standalone slice of artistic fury, remains one of metal’s most complete works—an album that erupted in its own right in regards to creative output, popularity and staying power, standing the test of time and is a relentless assault of speed and thrash metal

This once in a lifetime opportunity to hear an incredible selection of the best tracks from these two classic albums is what metal fans dream of. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 16 January, 9am.

2019 TOUR DATES:

Sunday 17 March Metropolis, Fremantle – 18+
Tuesday 19 March The Gov, Adelaide – 18+
Thursday 21 March 170 Russell, Melbourne – 18+
Friday 22 March Valley Drive In, Brisbane – 18+
Saturday 23 March Metro Theatre, Sydney – 18+
Sunday 24 March The Basement, Canberra – 18+

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Duncan Saige announces new single and tour for ‘Thoughts of You Without Me’

Kicking off 2019 with some excellent laid-back summery feels, Margaret River’s Duncan Saige is pleased to announce his new single Thoughts of You Without Me. A universal love song about the transition of going through a break-up, the track is a first taste of Duncan’s new EP due out this year.
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EVI VINE – SABBATH feat. Simon Gallup (Official Video)

As a powerful teaser for their new album ‘Black Light White Dark’, due out in early 2019, London’s ethereal alt-rock outfit Evi Vine presents ‘Sabbath’ featuring The Cure’s Simon Gallup on bass and Peter Yates of Fields of the Nephilim on guitar.

They have also unveiled a new video for this track, created by Craig Murray, known for his extensive work with Mogwai. After asking Evi for ten words to describe the video they wanted, Murray took his favourite things, horror, liquids, hair and sealife to create a semi narrative film.


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Lavidius – new pirate metal track ‘Captain Benjamin Hornigold’ (Official Video)

Brisbane’s hard-out and heavy outfit Lavidius are today pushing out to sea with a new frontman in the form of Ben Davis (also of Brissy’s Tria Mera) and brand new cargo on board – a heavy ditty about the tale of Spanish Pirate Captain Benjamin Hornigold. It’s the first taste of what the noted front-man is bringing to Lavidius and it’s a beer-swilling, chugging tune that sets a new standard and vibe to the band.

The new single is available for purchase and streaming at iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify and all good online outlets.
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Tour News : Born Lion – Bigger Than Jesus Tour – February 2019

In February last year (2018) Sydney-based hard rock band, Born Lion released their sophomore full-length album ‘Celebrate the Lie’, produced by Jimmy Balderstone (Luca Brasi, High Tension) and mixed by Ryan Hazell (The Drones, Green Buzzard).
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Mumford & Sons ‘Delta’ Australian Tour – Final Release Tickets On Sale Now

Secret Sounds Present
MUMFORD & SONS
DELTA AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MICHAEL KIWANUKA & GRETTA RAY

With only a week to go until UK’s Mumford & Sons kick off their massive Australian arena tour in support of their fourth studio album Delta, today they’re offering fans one final chance to get their hands on these hotly sought-after tickets to their arena shows (excluding Enmore show) with the final release of tickets on sale now via secretsounds.com
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