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*Updated* FLEETWOOD MAC ‘On With The Show’ Australian and NZ Tour 2015

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Critically acclaimed Australian duo ANGUS & JULIA STONE have today been announced as ‘very special guests’ – on all outdoor shows – opening for the legendary FLEETWOOD MAC during their On With The Show World Tour in Australia and New Zealand this October/November.

Angus & Julia Stone will perform at the Perth, Adelaide, Hunter Valley and Geelong shows in Australia, as well as all New Zealand dates.

Since the release of their latest and self-titled album, produced by the legendary Rick Rubin, Angus and Julia Stone have been playing to sell out audiences across Europe, UK, US and Canada and Australia. In addition, they also recently played at Coachella and the New York City’s Governor’s Ball and before returning to open for Fleetwood Mac, Angus and Julia will continue playing various festivals throughout Europe and North America including Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival.

Angus and Julia’s #1 album has reached platinum status in Australia, and topped the charts in France and Switzerland. The album has also given the duo a #5 iTunes album in Botswana, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. The current single called ‘From The Stalls’ has just been released, and the stunning video can be viewed here.

Also joining the tour at Australian winery shows of Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong on November 7, and the two Hope Estate Winery shows in the Hunter Valley on November 14 and November 15, will be Melbourne’s STONEFIELD who have spent the past two years touring relentlessly. Stonefield have just released their new single ‘Golden Dream’, the first taste of new music from the Findlay sisters that showcases a dreamier, more psychedelic sound than previously heard from the four-piece.

Fleetwood Mac will be touring as a five-piece for the first time since 1998, and the On With The Show World Tour will mark their first series of concert dates in Australia and New Zealand since 2009’s sold-out Unleashed Tour.


The rumours are true – the legendary FLEETWOOD MAC will bring their On With The Show World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

The On With The Show Tour will mark Fleetwood Mac’s first series of concert dates in Australia and New Zealand since 2009’s sold-out Unleashed Tour.

Touring as a five-piece for the first time since 1998, one of music’s most enduring groups of all time, Fleetwood Mac, will play a selection of arena, stadium and winery shows this October – November.

All five original band members are back together, with Christine McVie rejoining band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks after a 16-year absence.

The news of Fleetwood Mac’s return is particularly welcomed by Australian and New Zealand fans after the band were unfortunately forced to cancel their sold-out 2013 dates.

The On With The Show Tour will see Fleetwood Mac on stage for close to two and a half hours, showcasing hits and classic songs from their career that spans more than four decades and global album sales in excess of 100 million, including songs such as: “The Chain”, “Dreams”, “Second Hand News”, “Rhiannon”, “Sara”, “Gold Dust Woman”, “Tusk”, “Looking Out for Love”, “Don’t Stop”, “Go Your Own Way”…and the list goes on and on.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am on Wednesday April 1.

American Express Card Members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public from midday Tuesday March 24 for New Zealand shows and midday, Thursday March 26 for Australian shows. Visit facebook.com/AmericanExpress for complete pre-sale information.

My Live Nation members can also be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at midday on Friday March 27 in New Zealand members and midday Monday March 30 in Australia. For complete details visit: www.livenation.com.au or www.livenation.co.nz.

Fleetwood Mac’s sold out shows throughout North America have garnered rave reviews.

“The principal emotion during the nearly 2 1/2-hour performance was the joy of having keyboardist McVie back in this group… She brought high harmonies and several songs, including ‘Little Lies,’ ‘You Make Loving Fun’ and the closing ‘Songbird,’ back into the repertoire. Nicks hasn’t sounded this good since the early ’90’s. What a rhythm machine and what an articulate emotional guitarist Buckingham is.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“It’s still magical. Between Buckingham’s epic guitar solos, Mick Fleetwood’s massive drumming, John McVie’s strong bass work, Nicks’ patented spins to punctuate the lovely ‘Gypsy’ and Christine McVie’s lush vocals, Fleetwood Mac looked ready to take on what Buckingham has called ‘the next chapter.'” – Newsday

“Fleetwood Mac has the intricacy, elegance and underlying punch of its songs…” – The New York Times.

“With Christine’s songs back in the set, her calm, angular presence back on the stage, there was an undeniable feeling of rejuvenation… Fleetwood and John McVie on bass reminded concert-goers why the band is named for them… They still put a layer of muscle behind everything the band did… Buckingham was ferocious and tireless as lead guitar. This man is a vital musical presence – the soul of the band. Ditto for the vitality of Nicks, its cauldron-stirring spirit… Her showcase songs, ‘Landslide,’ ‘Gold Dust Woman’ and, especially ‘Silver Springs,’ were the night’s highlights.” – Chicago Tribune

This is a tour not be missed.

AUSTRALIAN AND NZ TOUR DATES

ALLPHONES ARENA, SYDNEY
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22
SATURDAY OCTOBER 24
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25

COOPERS STADIUM, ADELAIDE*
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28

DOMAIN STADIUM, PERTH*
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30

ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
MONDAY NOVEMBER 2
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6

MT DUNEED ESTATE, GEELONG**
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 – Sold Out
presented by A Day On The Green

BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 – Sold Out
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12

HOPE ESTATE WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY**
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15

FORSYTH BARR STADIUM, DUNEDIN*
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18

MT SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND*
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21 – Sold Out
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22

*Angus & Julia Stone performing
** Angus & Julia Stone plus Stonefield performing

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.fleetwoodmac.com
www.angusandjuliastone.com www.stonefield.com.au
www.livenation.com.au www.livenation.co.nz

Tickets at Viagogo

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.fleetwoodmac.com
www.livenation.com.au www.livenation.co.nz

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www.adayonthegreen.com.au

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HERMITUDE announce the biggest shows of their career!

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HERMITUDE announce the biggest shows of their career playing Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion & Melbourne’s Festival Hall this November with guests Kilter

2015 has been career defining for Sydney duo HERMITUDE, their album Dark Night Sweet Light debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and has stayed in the Top 20 for seven weeks. The launching tour completely sold out, 10,000 tickets selling out in advance across Australia and New Zealand.
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Tour Announcement: MADONNA ‘REBEL HEART TOUR’ AUSTRALIA & NZ 2016 ** BRISBANE DATES CHANGED **

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Live Nation announced that due to scheduling changes, Madonna’s Brisbane concert dates previously scheduled on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th will move ahead one week with the revised dates changed respectively to Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 17th. There is no change to the venue which remains the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
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Live Review : Nickelback at Newcastle Entertainment Centre – May 23, 2015

Review by David Jackson – sbj.rocks
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Nickelback keep it loud and personal during their Newcastle leg of the No Fixed Address world tour.

I guess the opening song said it all “Million Miles an Hour”. This was the speed Nickelback took to the stage and to the audience during the Newcastle stopover of their No fixed Address World Tour. “Newcastle, what are the chances of landing here on a Saturday night” one of the many interactions lead singer Chad Kroeger had with the audience during their powerful 20 song set. This was the second time the Canadian rockers had visited the city in the past 5 years, this time it was on the back of their eighth studio album No Fixed Address.
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ROB THOMAS – The Great Unknown World Tour hits Australia – February 2016 **2nd and Final Sydney Show Announced**

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*** TOUR UPDATE ***
ROB THOMAS has now announced a special second and final Sydney show at the State Theatre on Friday February 26.

This will be Sydney’s final chance to see Rob – the frontman, lead vocalist and key songwriter for Matchbox Twenty and major solo artist – playing his hits and classics, plus select tracks from The Great Unknown.

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ROB THOMAS has had an ongoing, 20-year long, love affair with Australian audiences – both as the frontman, lead vocalist and key songwriter for Matchbox Twenty and also as a major solo artist.

In February 2016, that romance will continue as Thomas makes a very welcome return down-under for a national headline tour.

Touring in support of his first solo album in more than six years, the long-awaited The Great Unknown, Thomas’ summer tour will include a special night under the stars, ‘On The Steps’ at the Sydney Opera House, three winery shows, including at A Day On The Green in Queensland and Victoria, as well as a headline Melbourne arena performance and Perth and Canberra performances.

Rob Thomas will also be the headliner at the Clipsal 500 Post-Race concert in Adelaide on Sunday, March 6.

“I’ll be playing some of the new stuff, some of the old stuff, a little bit of everything, it’s pretty exciting…” said Thomas of The Great Unknown World Tour.

Joining Rob Thomas on all dates will be special guest Pete Murray, with Darren Middleton of Powderfinger fame appearing at the three winery shows.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Wednesday, November 25.

Fan club members can be among the first to secure tickets during the exclusive pre-sale commencing 2pm tomorrow, November 17.

Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Friday, November 20 until 9am Monday, November 23. Head to telstra.com/music for more information on how to purchase.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: www.livenation.com.au.

Currently in Australia on a promotional visit, multiple Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas is known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty, as well as for his hugely successful solo work and chart-topping collaborations. Overall, Thomas has contributed to sales of more than 80 million records.

Featuring singles ‘Trust You’ and ‘Hold on Forever’, The Great Unknown (out now through Warner Music Australia) is the third and latest solo offering from the master singer-songwriter.

Thomas delivered his solo debut in 2005. …Something To Be hit #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and earned sales of three-times platinum, adding singles ‘Lonely No More’, ‘This Is How A Heart Breaks’ and ‘Streetcorner Symphony’ to the list of Thomas classics. His 2009 follow up, Cradlesong, featured ‘Her Diamonds’, peaked at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart and achieved double-platinum sales.

Matchbox Twenty released their debut album Yourself Or Someone Like You in 1996. Home to massive hits ‘Push’ and ‘3AM’, the album amassed sales of 10-times platinum in Australia. The band’s most recent studio album, 2012’s North – fuelled by the hit singles ‘She’s So Mean’, ‘Overjoyed’ and ‘Our Song’ – reaped their first-ever US #1 debut and Billboard 200 chart-topper, and an ARIA Album Chart #1.

Rob Thomas, in part, also holds the title of the second-most played track on Australian radio of the past 15 years with ‘Smooth’, his certified worldwide smash hit collaboration with Santana for which he collected three Grammy Awards. The tune resided at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for a staggering 12 weeks in 1999.

Pete Murray’s quintessential debut album ‘Feeler’ dominated 2003, selling six-times platinum and earning 12 ARIA Award nominations.

Eventually spending more than two and a half years in the Top 100. ‘Feeler’ spawned Murray’s classic ‘So Beautiful’ which went on to become the Most Performed Australian Song of the Year.

Follow up LPs ‘See The Sun’ (2005) and ‘Summer At Eureka’ (2008) both debuted at #1, delivering Murray three consecutive chart-topping albums. Released in September 2011, Murray’s fourth studio album ‘Blue Sky Blue’ sold Gold and spawned the hits ‘Always A Winner’ and ‘Free’.

Pete Murray has remained one of Australia’s hottest and most in-demand touring properties, repeatedly enjoying sold out tours across the country and aboard.

Darren Middleton, best known as Powderfinger’s lead guitarist and songwriter, will join the line up at Hope Estate Winery on Saturday February 27, at Sirromet Wines on Sunday, February 28, and at Rochford Wines on Saturday, March 5.

Performing a number of iconic Powderfinger songs in addition to his solo material. Middleton released his new album ‘Splinters’ earlier this month, a follow up to his 2013 debut album, ‘Translations’.

ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20

ROYAL THEATRE, CANBERRA
MONDAY FEBRUARY 22

‘ON THE STEPS’, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24

STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY*
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26

HOPE ESTATE WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27

ADOTG SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON, QLD*
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28

KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH**
WEDNESDAY MARCH 2

ADOTG ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY, VIC*
SATURDAY MARCH 5

Also performing at Clipsal 500, Adelaide, on Sunday March 6. www.clipsal500.com.au

TICKETS ON SALE
10AM WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25

Telstra Thanks pre-sale:
10am November 20 until 9am November 23

*Presented by A Day On The Green
For event & ticketing information, visit www.adayonthegreen.com.au

**Co-promoted by Mellen Events
For event & ticketing information, visit: www.mellenevents.com

For complete tour and ticket information, visit:
www.robthomasmusic.com & www.livenation.com.au

LINDSEY STIRLING – Australian & New Zealand Tour – February 2015

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Global social media phenomenon LINDSEY STIRLING is returning to Australia this summer and will also perform in New Zealand for the first time.

One of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years, in February Stirling will return to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, where she played sell out shows in 2013, and will play debut shows in Perth, Adelaide and Auckland.
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JOHN LEGEND ‘The All of Me Tour’ December 2014 with special guest Dami Im

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The supremely talented, #1 charting neo-soul singer JOHN LEGEND is set to thrill his Australian fans this December.

Legend today announced a national headline tour in support of his fourth highly acclaimed album, Love in the Future, featuring six-times platinum ARIA #1 single All of Me.

An Evening with John Legend – teaming the multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter with his super talented band plus a guest string section – promises an intimate show not to be missed, featuring Legend’s intoxicating vocals and incredible musicianship.
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IAN ANDERSON presents The Best of JETHRO TULL; Second & Final Sydney Show

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Due to a huge demand for tickets, legendary rock pioneer, IAN ANDERSON – best known as the flute and voice behind the genre-defying Jethro Tull – will perform a second and final Sydney show at the Sydney Opera House on Friday December 12.
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