Category Archives: Newcastle

Tour News : Grinspoon – ‘Guide To Better Living’ Tour 2017


Post-grunge Aussie rockers, Grinspoon have announced a 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album that kickstarted their long-standing music career, Guide To Better Living, alongside an epic national tour of Australia, playing the album cover to cover for fans throughout June, July, August and September (2017).
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The Living End Announce Regional Supports + Special Guests For Upcoming 2017 Tour Shows

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The Living End’s 2017 run of Australian shows has received a high-octane injection today, with the announcement that a huge line-up of incredible local talent is set to guest alongside the Aussie punk rock legends for their upcoming Staring Down The Highway regional tour.
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Live Review : Culture Club at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley – 10 December 2016

Photos and review by Wendy Robinson
Culture Club at Hope Estate Winery - 10 December 2016 Photographer: Wendy Robinson
A couple of hours north of Sydney, nestled in the lush green expanse of the Hunter Valley, sits Hope Estate Winery, the serene and picturesque location for the NSW leg of Culture Club‘s Encore Tour. Featuring a lineup that seems to have come straight from the posters on my teenage bedroom wall, the concert featured support from five of Australia’s most iconic bands from the 80’s.
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Interview with Scott Russo of Unwritten Law

Interview by Meghan Player
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Unwritten Law are in Australia for their ‘Elva’ 15th Anniversary tour (December 2016). We caught up with the Scott Russo (vocals) for a chat…

You’re no stranger to Australian shores – what are you looking forward to most about coming back?

We love Australia! I’m a beach kid, I grew up on the beach, so I wanna be close to the beach. If there’s surfing and we are close to the beach, it’s perfect. So for me, Australia is perfect!
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Beth Brown – Signs to Gretsch Guitar USA – Announces Australian Tour

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Australian born indie-pop songstress Beth Brown is the first Australian female to sign to the Gretsch Guitar USA family, captivating international audiences with her earthy and infectiously joyful tunes, trailblazing pathways to the U.S.
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Live Review : Live at the Foreshore, Newcastle – Sunday 6th November 2016

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Live at the Foreshore, Newcastle – 6 November 2016
Photographer: David Jackson

Review by Natasha Wyborn

Hits & memories Live at the Foreshore! Picturesque Nobbys Beach, could you ask for a better backdrop for a concert? One of Australia’s most scenic beaches complete with a working lighthouse, a bustling harbour and all in the heart of Newcastle. “Live at the foreshore” returned to this venue, this time selling out with a week to spare. Record sales prove yet again this country’s fixation with past music icons is not going away, in fact it will only get bigger.
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Martha Wainwright Reveals Ten-Date National Australian Tour In March 2017

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Already announced as one of the performers joining the Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Concert Series, beguiling performer and esteemed singer-songwriter, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, today announces that she will return to Australia for an extensive ten-date run in March 2017. The Goodnight City Tour begins at Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday 8th March, before traversing the country to take in Sydney, Thirroul, Canberra, Newcastle, Lismore and Brisbane. The tour will wrap up with Hobart, Devonport and Bendigo performances. Tickets are on sale at 10am local time, Friday 11th November.
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Katy Steele Announces National ‘Human’ Album Tour 2017

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To celebrate the release of her long-awaited debut album ‘Human’, Katy Steele announces an extensive thirteen-date national tour throughout February and March, 2017. Katy and her band will be bringing a rhythm filled set with a slick modern set-up showcasing her breathtaking new album across the country to capital cities and venues off the beaten track this Summer. The tour begins on Saturday, February 16 in Adelaide before heading out across seven states and includes an appearance at the Perth International Arts Festival 2017 who have just announced a killer line-up including Kurt Vile, Warpaint, Big Thief and Toro y Moi. More shows to be announced and tickets on sale now via www.katysteele.com.
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Live Review : This Crazy Life Tour, Newcastle – 22 October 2016

Review by Natasha Wyborn
The Wolfe Brothers at This Crazy Life Tour - Newcastle - 22 October 2016 Photographer: David Jackson
A mini rocking country fest arrived in Newcastle on Saturday night lead by Australian country music’s latest thing, The Wolfe Brothers. The packed house enjoyed music from 6 artists spanning 3 countries. For the fan it was a unique experience, for the person wanting to check out where country music is heading, it was a great sampler.
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The Living End Announce 2017 Regional Tour + Release New Video For ‘Staring Down The Barrel’

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2016 has been a year to remember already, even on the scale for a band like rock icons The Living End who have had an exceptionally epic career to date!
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