RocKwiz Live! Salutes the ARIA Hall of Fame National Tour Announced!


Following the highly acclaimed 13th series of RocKwiz (RocKwiz Salutes The Decades) Australia’s favourite television music trivia show is once again going on the road to present ROCKWIZ LIVE! SALUTES THE ARIA HALL OF FAME.

Since 1988, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has inducted 73 artists into its annual ARIA Hall of Fame, honouring performers, songwriters and others who have made a lasting impact on music culture in Australia. RocKwiz maintains a close relationship with ARIA and has always featured Hall Of Fame artists and drawn from their repertoire over its ten-year history. In 2010, RocKwiz produced the broadcast of the legendary ARIA Hall Of Fame awards night.

The combination of RocKwiz and the ARIA Hall Of Fame is a match made in rock and roll heaven!

These amazing, fun-filled live shows, in theatres and concert halls around Australia, will feature some of your favourite Australian music legends performing their hits, alongside the brightest and best contemporary artists interpreting genuine Australian classics. As usual, four contestants will be drawn from the audience on the night to sit alongside rock and roll royalty and participate in the madness and mayhem that is RocKwiz Live!

Queen Of The Kwiz, Julia Zemiro, and Rock Brain, Brian Nankervis, will ask the curly questions, the Human Scoreboard, Dugald, will manage the stage and hold up scores and the original RocKwiz Orkestra – James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie, will be joined by Even guitarist Ashley Naylor and the sensational Vika and Linda Bull.

This will be the team’s 4th national tour and they are raring to go! ROCKWIZ LIVE! SALUTES THE ARIA HALL OF FAME will be based on the television format, but with at least four guest artists each night, increased audience involvement, the legendary Contestant Karaoke segment and questions, songs, riffs and anecdotes based on the artists and bands who are in the ARIA Hall Of Fame … many of whom will appear in these shows. See below for a full list of the ARIA Hall of Fame inductees.

These live shows won’t be filmed; so being there, front and centre, is the only way to experience the special magic of a RocKwiz Live! performance … bigger, bolder and looser than the television episodes. As Brian says, “We stretch out and improvise more in the live shows, taking risks and experimenting without worrying about cameras and lights. It’s liberating and often produces delightfully unexpected results.”

What the public have said about RocKwiz Live! concerts (from the Ticketmaster feedback page):

‘It freaks me out that these guys deliver the quality of entertainment we see every Saturday night on the small screen with such effortless precision, with humour that never misses the mark and flawless delivery of every aspect of the show. These guys are just brilliant at what they do! Not a single blemish on the whole performance and of course the musical acts were outstanding as well.

A million billion stars out of 5’.

‘RocKwiz was an epic adventure in fast comedy and audience participation. The funniest karaoke I’ve ever seen! Had me laughing till I cried. Great performers, fun, fun, funny! No one was left out and the crazy antics of the RocKwiz hosts kept everyone involved! Just a great night to be had.’

‘Fantastic, I was blown away how really good this show is. I’ve been a fan for a long time, but never seen them live, I didn’t want to miss a thing. I love their connection with the crowd, amazing! They are all great at their parts, amazing talent, including the band (fantastic guys).’

Tickets for ROCKWIZ LIVE! SALUTES THE ARIA HALL OF FAME go on sale at 10.00am local times on Monday, 13 July 2015 and are expected to sell FAST!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Llewellyn Hall, Canberra, ACT
Tickets available from and PH: 132 849

Thursday, 1 October and Friday Oct 2 2015
Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Tickets available from and PH: 136 100

Saturday, 3 October 2015
Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Tickets available from Civic Theatre Box Office – PH: 02 4929 1977 and
from and PH: 132 849

Friday, 9 October 2015
Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Vic
Tickets available from and PH: 136 100

Saturday, 10 October 2015
Costa Hall, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic
Tickets available from and PH: 03 5225 1200

Friday, 16 October 2015
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets available from and PH: 132 849

Saturday, 17 October 2105
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood, NSW
Tickets available from and PH: 132 849

Thursday, 22 October 2015
Jupiter’s Theatre, Gold Coast, Qld
Tickets available from and PH: 132 849 & Jupiter’s
Hotel and Casino Box Office

Saturday, 24 October 2015
Concert Hall QPAC, Brisbane, Qld
Tickets available from and PH: 136 246

Sunday, 25 October 2015
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, Qld
Tickets available from and PH: 1 300 655 299

Saturday, 31 October 2015
Riverside Theatre, Perth, WA
Tickets available from and PH: 132 849

Saturday, 7 November 2015
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tickets available from and PH: 136 100

Friday, 13 November 2015
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tas
Tickets available from and PH: 1300 795 257
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Rockwiz Decades – available at Booktopia

ARIA Hall of Fame Inductees:
1988 Dame Joan Sutherland, Johnny O’Keefe, Slim Dusty, Col Joye, Vanda & Young, AC/DC
1989 Dame Nellie Melba, Ross Wilson
1990 Percy Grainger, Sherbet
1991 Billy Thorpe, Glenn Shorrock, Don Burrows, Pete Dawson
1992 Skyhooks,
1993 Cold Chisel, Peter Allen
1994 Men At Work
1995 The Seekers
1996 Australian Crawl, Horrie Dargie
1997 The Bee Gees, Paul Kelly, Graeme Bell
1998 The Masters Apprentices, The Angels
1999 Richard Clapton, Jimmy Little
2001 INXS, The Saints
2002 Olivia Newton John
2003 John Farnham
2004 Little River Band
2005 Split Enz, Renee Geyer, Normie Rowe, Smoky Dawson, The Easybeats, Hunters & Collectors, Jimmy Barnes
2006 Midnight Oil, Divinyls, Rose Tattoo, Helen Reddy, Daddy Cool, Icehouse, Lobby Loyde
2007 Frank Ifield, Hoodoo Gurus, Marcia Hines, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Brian Cadd, Radio Birdman, Nick Cave
2008 Dragon, Max Merritt, Russell Morris, The Triffids
2009 John Paul Young, Mental As Anything, Little Pattie, The Dingoes, Kev Carmody
2010 John Williamson, Models, Johnny Young, The Loved Ones, The Church
2011 Kylie Minogue, The Wiggles
2012 Yothu Yindi
2013 Air Supply
2014 Molly Meldrum and Countdown