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Guitar Legend SANTANA to tour Australia in March 2011! [Tour News]

GUITAR LEGEND SANTANA RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
In Concert with his Guitar Heaven Tour

Chugg Entertainment today announces that come March, one of the greatest musicians and legendary guitarists of our generation is set to ignite Australian & New Zealand shores. Toting a style that defies definition, immediately recognizable yet unlike any other, Santana’s fusion of Latin rock, blues, soul and jazz comes in full swing on stage in a way that transcends time and the limits of genre typecasting.

The GUITAR HEAVEN TOUR begins on Sunday 13th March at Sandalford Estate Swan Valley in Perth, followed by Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 16th March, and then the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Thursday 17th March before heading to New Zealand for shows at Vector Arena in Auckland on Sunday 20th March and Christchurch’s CBS Canterbury Arena on Tuesday 22nd March. The tour then heads back to Australia for a performance at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Thursday 24th March, then Sydney’s Acer Arena on Friday 25th March. The tour then concludes with a very special performance at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 26th March, where Santana will be joined by very special guests The Doobie Brothers.
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Eddie Vedder solo Australian tour confirmed for March 2011! [Tour News]

  EDDIE VEDDER CONFIRMS SOLO TOUR FOR AUSTRALIA

Chugg Entertainment today announces, that Pearl Jam’s notoriously anti-corporate rock frontman, Eddie Vedder, will be paying a visit to Australia in March 2011 for a string of extraordinarily special theatre shows; live, solo and intimate.

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Cyndi Lauper Australian Tour 2011 – March 2011 [Tour News]

Iconic performer Cyndi Lauper is returning to Australia for a number of performances from March 2011.

Cyndi Lauper was the first artist to have five top ten singles from a debut album which included her mega hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Cyndi has sold 25 million albums, received 13 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, and 18 MTV Video Music Awards and continues to lead as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and activist.
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Sunset Sounds 2011 Successful Foster Bands Charlie Mayfair and Ball Park Music

Congratulations to our foster band Charlie Mayfair for winning the Sounds Festival Foster Band competition!

  Charlie Mayfair and Ball Park Music
Added to the Sunset Sounds 2011 Line Up

Thanks to the efforts of
Rave Magazine, The Courier Mail, Scene Magazine, The Sunday Mail, Fourthousand,
Groove Magazine, Bats Magazine, Biscuit Magazine, Brisbane Times and Life Music Media

At the beginning of November Sunset Sounds came together with a bunch of Brisbane music’s most supportive media outlets, to shine the light on local artists through the Sunset Sounds Foster Band Initiative.
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SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack Giveaway!

SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack Giveaway!
In celebration of our foster band CHARLIE MAYFAIR winning a spot at Sunset Sounds 2011

  Sunset Sounds and Life Music Media are excited to offer you the chance to win a SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack containing:
 
4 x VIP tickets to Sunset Sounds
1 x Sunset Sounds merch pack
– T Shirt, Hat, Stubbie Holder
and 4 x backstage passes to watch
– Charlie Mayfair’s set, side of stage!

To go in the running to win a “SUNSET SOUNDS 2011 – VIP Festival Pack Giveaway!”,
Fill in the form below…
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Entries close at 8pm(AEST) on Sunday the 19th December 2010
Good Luck!

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On the Road to Somewhere – Alinta Chidzey in West Side Story [Feature Article]

By: Pepa Wolfe

 
On the Road to Somewhere

Actress Alinta Chidzey is wowing audiences as she burns up the floor in West Side Story, bringing sass and charm to the role of Anita. Life Music Media caught up with her for the Brisbane leg of the Australian Tour.

For someone who has just taken a quick break from an intense tech week to talk to the media, Alinta Chidzey appears very relaxed.

It’s a sunny day at Southbank in Brisbane, where the cast and crew of the classic musical West Side Story are busily preparing to launch the next leg of their Australian tour. Chidzey sits sipping an orange juice and speaks enthusiastically about the role of Anita – the fiery Puerto Rican immigrant unwillingly caught up in a 50s gang war – for which she is receiving rave reviews.
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Good Charlotte ‘Cardiology’ Australian Tour – April 2011


In their first national tour in more than three years, GOOD CHARLOTTE return this April for all-ages arena shows around the country.

Joining the boys on all dates will be Australia’s-own SHORT STACK and Boston’s BOYS LIKE GIRLS.
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Charlie Mayfair – ‘To Her Door’ [Paul Kelly cover]


This video was filmed by our good friend Patrick Self (www.patrickselfvisuals.com)

Life Music Media are fostering Charlie Mayfair in a competition to play at Sunset Sounds in 2011!
“To celebrate, we’ve decided to make some videos of acoustic covers of songs written by our favourite Sunset Sounds artists. THIS IS NUMBER TWO!

It’s an amazing song written by Paul Kelly called ‘To Her Door’. “… Charlie Mayfair

Interview with Winston McCall of Parkway Drive [Part 1]

Interview: Hannah Collins

Winston McCallOut on the run, and sitting quietly in a car it’s about 11.30AM when the phone rings.

It’s an anticipated call, an exciting sound, I answer, my heart beating with suspended animation.

LMM – Hello Hannah Speaking
WM – Hey Hannah It’s Winston [McCall] from Parkway Drive here.

LMM – So have you done a few interviews already this morning?
WM – No I haven’t actually, this is the first one.

LMM – Really? So you got to have a bit of a sleep in?
WM – *Laughs* Yeah a little bit!

LMM – Good Stuff. So you’ve been touring off the back of your latest release, Deep Blue, having done a recent national tour. The Brisbane leg of the show was stated to be (in your own words) one of or even the biggest headlining shows that you’ve played in Australia.
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KE$HA HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN SHOWS ANNOUNCED – MARCH 2011


In news that’s guaranteed to have fans all over the nation going absolutely wild, American global pop sensation, Ke$ha, is headed down under for her first ever Australian tour. In addition to her recently announced live performances at the almighty 2011 Future Music Festival, the chart-topping singer/songwriter will also play a string of headline shows around the country from 3-16 March in 2011.

Touching down for a week-long promo tour in Sydney yesterday, Ke$ha’s visit is perfectly timed for this exciting announcement! On top of some special appearances in support of the forthcoming Animal + Cannibal double CD due for release November 19, Ke$ha is sure to have the paparazzi and fans alike in a frenzy as she hits the harbour city’s shops, restaurants and hot spots.
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MOS DEF – The Ecstatic Tour – January 2011 [Tour News]

  Grammy Award-nominated rapper, actor and poet Mos Def has announced The Ecstatic Tour. His first ever headline tour of Australia, The Ecstatic Tour has been titled in support of his current album of the same name. Released June 09, ‘The Ecstatic’ (his 4th studio album to date) just earned Def a 2010 Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. Rolling Stone magazine named it the seventeenth best album of 2009.

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Los Capitanes new single “you (feat. me)”

  With their brand new single you (feat. me) making waves at radio around the country, a new album on the way in early December, and having just graced the stage of this year’s Stonefest as winner’s of the triple j unearthed slot, you’d be right to say that things are heating Los Capitanes in a major way. Now, this 6-piece ska outfit from Canberra, is taking their live show on the road in November.

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BIFFY CLYRO Headline Shows, Sydney/Melbourne – December 2010

  Chugg Entertainment and XIII Touring are pleased to announce Biffy Clyro headline shows at Factory Theatre Sydney Saturday 11th December (ALL AGES) and Thursday 16th Decmber at The Hi Fi Melbourne (18+).

Mercury Prize nominated Scottish rock royalty ‘Biffy Clyro’ are returning to Australia this December to storm our cities with their astounding live shows!

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The Vasco Era ‘Back from China’ Tour – November/December 2010 [Tour News]

  They’ve conquered the Great Wall, gorged themselves on Peking Duck and made tracks through the Forbidden City, now The Vasco Era are back and itching to show you their cultural side on their Back From China tour.

After playing to crowds of over 6,000 at China’s longest-running rock music festival (Midi fest), sharing the bill with the likes of U.S. metal act Soulfly and Chinese premiere league rockers, Tang Dynasty, the local lads showcased their latest release – Lucille –

in a more intimate setting, at D22 bar, Beijing, and Vox bar, Wuhan to rave reviews.
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IRON MAIDEN – AROUND THE WORLD IN 66 DAYS…..

  AROUND THE WORLD IN 66 DAYS…..
And Landing in Australia on Ed Force One!!!

Following on from the recent announcement of IRON MAIDEN’s Australian tour dates in February and March 2011, we can now reveal that the band, along with their crew and many tons of equipment, will be arriving into Australia onboard Ed Force One –a customized Boeing 757 – on their continuing mammoth Final Frontier World Tour! Once again piloted by lead singer and qualified Airline Captain Bruce Dickinson, the plane will be flying 50,000 miles round the globe, playing 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries across 5 continents heading into more new Frontiers of uncharted Maiden territory!!!

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