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Scorpions And Whitesnake – Australian Tour 2020

Get ready for the biggest hard rock tour of the year! German icons SCORPIONS return to Australia in 2020 with WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale, for a double headline east coast arena tour starting at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 19 before heading to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, February 22 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday, February 24.

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Kevin McCloud Bringing His Live Show To Australia – February 2020

BAFTA award winning broadcaster, TV host, writer, environmentalist, amateur balloonist and storyteller. Kevin McCloud is all that and a bit more that you don’t know about. Now it’s time for him to tell his remarkable story – in his own words, live on stage. Kevin McCloud will be doing just that in February 2020 as he brings his live show to Australia. 

Thu 13th February        Perth                  Perth Concert Hall
Sat 15th February          Adelaide           Festival Theatre
Sun 16th February        Melbourne        Hamer Hall
Thu 20th February        Brisbane           Concert Hall
Fri 21st February           Sydney             State Theatre
Sun 23rd February        Canberra           Canberra Theatre
Tue 25th February         Hobart               Wrestpoint

Kevin has been a part of our lives for the past two decades, since the last millennium in fact, as the presenter of the hit TV show Grand Designs.

The World According to Kevin McCloud is a live theatre event, with Kevin sharing stories from the show, as well as anecdotes from his eventful life.

Australia is an extraordinary place where luckily I feel very welcome,” Kevin says. “I like the can-do attitude that people have. It also has this fantastic energy about it, which is very appealing. So I’m looking forward to returning with my  brand new show.” 

It’s an evening that will entertain – and make you think. “I enjoy taking complex ideas and making them accessible,” Kevin says.

The World According to Kevin McCloud includes a Q&A session that allows audience members to ask Kevin questions and air their deep-seated concerns about architecture, DIY and cushions. Kevin will also dig into his own past in an entertaining survey of 1960s wallpaper, the Space Programme, McMansions, Community and the Planet.  Everything that makes our environment in fact.

Raised in a house his parents built in Bedfordshire, Kevin, the son of a rocket scientist, studied the history of art and architecture at Cambridge, where he designed shows for the Footlights theatre club and its stars, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson.

Kevin also studied opera in Italy and designed the famous fruit and vegetable ceiling at the Harrods Food Hall, of all things.  The Daily Mail described Kevin as a “heartthrob – the one your wives all fancy”, while The Guardian called him “a serious man of taste and integrity”. To prove that, he’s an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and is now allowed to use grown-up scissors and power tools.

In a piece headed “Kevin McCloud Is, Hands Down, The Greatest TV Host of All Time”, VICE dubbed him “the most puzzlingly charismatic TV host ever to grace our screens … Kevin McCloud is a character. He’s the person you dream of being sat next to at an otherwise dull dinner party.” Kevin, however, objects to the word ‘puzzlingly’.

In short, The World According to Kevin McCloud gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the man himself.  “Come one, come all,” Kevin says. “There’ll be some very poor music and maybe a little construction mayhem. No hard hat necessary. Hope to see you there.” 

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KEVIN McCLOUD

Thu 13th February        Perth                  Perth Concert HallBUY TICKETS HERE
Sat 15th February          Adelaide           Festival Theatre
Sun 16th February        Melbourne        Hamer Hall
Thu 20th February        Brisbane           Concert Hall
Fri 21st February           Sydney             State TheatreBUY TICKETS HERE
Sun 23rd February        Canberra           Canberra Theatre
Tue 25th February         Hobart               WrestpointBUY TICKETS HERE

via www.kevinmccloudlive.com.au

SIX things you might not know about Kevin McCloud
He studied opera and won a place at Florence’s Conservatory of Music.

After university, he retrained and worked as a theatre designer. He designed sets and costumes for the band Harvey and the Wallbangers and even a West End Show. Once.

He speaks French and Italian and has lived in both countries.  There again, he describes himself as a
‘European first, Citizen of the World second, Honorary Yorkshireman third.’

He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2014, for services to sustainable design.

His favourite piece of architecture might be the rebuilt facade of the library at Ephesus in Turkey.

He converted his Land Rover to run on recycled vegetable oil.

Tour News : Patti Smith – Australian Tour 2020

After an award-winning sell out Australian tour in 2017, the Godmother of Punk – Patti Smith is coming to Australia and New Zealand this April! Just when we thought it was all over, Patti called and said ‘I’d like to do it all over again. I’m ready if you are!” How could we refuse? The living legend that is Patti Smith added ‘It was just such a great trip. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to come back – so I’m delighted that I was wrong’. 

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Cold Chisel announce national summer concert tour!

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There’s nothing more Australian than hot sun, warm waves and Cold Chisel. The band’s classic songs like Khe Sanh, Flame Trees, Bow River, My Baby, Cheap Wine, Saturday Night and You Got Nothing I Want have become the soundtrack to our summers.  

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Event News : The BIG TOP Spectacular – ZIRK! CIRCUS

For the first time in Australia, ZIRK! CIRCUS – The Big Top Spectacular commences its national tour of Australia this July.
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Tour News : ARCHITECTS – HOLY HELL – Australian Tour 2019

As fans gear up for their arrival in just a few months, Architects have today confirmed that POLARIS and WHILE SHE SLEEPS will join them across their 5 date Australian tour, which kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on August 6 in support of the band’s eighth album, “Holy Hell”.

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Jimmy Barnes Announces ‘Working Class Man: An Evening Of Stories & Songs’ National Tour 2018


Jimmy Barnes’ highly anticipated new memoir Working Class Man will be accompanied by a special 30-date national tour.
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FUTURE SUMMER ’15 MAPS and PLAYING TIMES

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They’re finally here! The biggest party of the Australian summer kicks off in just over nine days’ time – with acts like Avicii, Drake, The Prodigy, Die Antwoord, Sven Väth, Afrojack, Martin Garrix + more headed our way, Future Music Festival will be THE biggest national touring event you’ll witness all year!
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SOUNDGARDEN announce Sidewaves Shows

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SOUNDGARDEN is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most influential rock bands. With an exemplary career and GRAMMY®-winning catalogue, SOUNDGARDEN started a musical transformation that inspired a generation and helped redefine alternative and hard rock. With Cornell’s absurd vocal range, from the rich and piercing to the guttural and buttery SOUNDGARDEN deliver live performances that can still leave fans absolutely floored by the sheer energy and complexity of their show.
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Saltimbanco – Cirque du Soleil – Australia 2011 [Official Trailer, Info & Tickets]

Performance Dates and Tickets available here

Cirque du Soleil® returns with Saltimbanco™, the show which started Australia’s love affair with the celebrated company when it first toured here in 1999.

Saltimbanco — from the Italian “saltare in banco” (to jump on a bench) — features an international cast of over 50 performers and musicians from more than 20 different countries. Presented in premium ‘intimate-mode’ arena venues, this is classic Cirque at its best – a thrilling, kaleidoscopic celebration of awe-inspiring artistry and agility.
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Trial Kennedy ‘Living Undesigned’ National Tour – May/June 2011 – Tour News

On May 13, Trial Kennedy releases its long awaited second album, Living Undesigned. To celebrate, the band is taking their show on the road for a string of album tour dates around the country in May.

On paper, you’d have to wonder how Trial Kennedy is even still a band.

Two years ago, the Melbourne rock outfit were perched at the edge of something big. After two killer EPs (2004’s Present for a Day and 2005’s Picture Frame), their Nick DiDia-produced debut album, New Manic Art, was garnering the sort of critical acclaim every band aspires to. Songs such as ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Colour Day Tours’ became instant Triple J anthems. The band toured hard, earning a burgeoning Australian fan base to go with their stellar live rep, and coveted support spots with the likes of Fall Out Boy and Birds Of Tokyo. Their star was rising.

And then… well, then a whole lot of bad mojo went down. The band’s original bass player left, there was illness, the daily struggle of balancing day jobs and personal relationships with artistic careers, and the band parted ways with their management and label.
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Splendour in the Grass 2011 – ‘Woodfordia’, QLD [Festival News]

PLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – the annual, ephemeral city of sounds that exists solely for sweet music and good times will transform Woodfordia, near Woodford, south east Queensland from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July. The Woodfordia campgrounds will open from 7am Wednesday 27 July until 5pm Monday 1 August. Please note the entire festival site including the three main stages – Amphitheatre, Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan Tent – will operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. For those camping onsite, the event area will open from 9am Thursday 28 July with a bunch of spaces and entertainment in full swing to keep you busy right across the weekend.

Due to the very heavy traffic congestion when arriving and departing SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2010 we have spent the past year working on initiatives that will simultaneously ease traffic on local roads and within Woodfordia, whilst also creating a greener event. Borrowing from other international music festivals that have experienced similar issues, and in an effort to radically reduce traffic congestion, we will be implementing a car pass system which will encourage carpooling. More info on this plan and all of SPLENDOURs environmental initiatives will be supplied in the coming weeks.
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Matt Walters Album Launch @ The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on May 12, 2011 [Gig News & Giveaways]

  Australian singer-songwriter Matt Walters will launch his new album at this show featuring his unique blend of folk influenced pop music. Having toured Australia extensively, the 25-year-old has supported the likes of Ben Folds, Paul Kelly, and Liam Finn.

The debut album Farewell Youth was produced by Paul Mckercher (Sarah Blasko, Augie March) and Francois Tetaz (Bertie

Blackman, Gotye) and features a hauntingly pretty single I Would Die For You with guest vocals by Megan Washington.

Launch Show:
May 12th 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne – Buy Tickets


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