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KARNIVOOL fans demand more shows

  Once again, KARNIVOOL, Perth’s hugely successful purveyors of heavy rock prove their popularity and status on the live music scene! With 8 shows on their national tour sold out the band is pleased to announce final extra shows to cope with demand for the New Day tour – their last national headline Australian tour for their Sound Awake album.

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Shwayze featuring Cisco Adler announce Australian Tour – June 2010

Illusive Entertainment announced that LA trendsetters and rulers of indie hip-hop – Shwayze and Cisco Adler – are returning to Australia after their brief sold out East Coast tour of Australia in February. The June dates will see the duo taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and for the first time, Adelaide and Perth.

Shwayze (a.k.a Aaron Smith) and his partner in crime, Cisco Adler, are no overnight success story. Shwayze’s self-titled debut album ushered the unlikely duo to unlikely heights. A string of multiple hits (Buzzin’, Corona and Lime) fueled by millions of internet plays carried them to top ten album sales, landed them a coveted slot on the Vans Warped Tour, and turned them into reality television stars on MTV.

In early 2010, Shwayze and Cisco released their highly acclaimed sophomore album, Let It Beat, which quickly propelled them to a whole new level. The first single, Get U Home, was the feature song for the ’09 film Sorority Row. Since then, Shwayze has gone on to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, performed on Good Morning America, as well as being featured in a nation wide ad campaign for Pontiac Vibe. In a twelve-month span that has seen him sell two million singles and headline festivals like the Vans Warped Tour and Bamboozle, it’s evident that Shwayze’s breath of fresh air has been welcomed with open arms – the same arms that carry him atop wild moshpits on a near daily basis.

The Knux The now-LA-based, New Orleans hip-hop duo, are the new comers on the scene and quickly building a massive buzz. From losing their family home in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when the guys got signed to Paul Rosenberg’s Management Company (Blink-182 & Eminem) and inking a record deal with Universal Music. In the summer of ‘07 the guys would finish up their debut album, and hit the road with Common on his Finding Fever tour. Since then, the guys haven’t looked back. With music that channels as acts as diverse as Outkast, Tha Pharcyde or The Strokes, they have created a truly unique sound. Catch The Knux on their first Australian Tour.

Shwayze featuring Cisco Adler
The Knux
Dj Jason Smith
Australia – June 2010


Tickets on sale from Thursday 20th May 2010

Thursday 17th June 2010 Tivoli BRISBANE 18+
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Friday 18th June 2010 Home The Venue SYDNEY 18+
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Saturday 19th June 2010 The Espy MELBOURNE 18+
Oztix 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au

Thursday 24th June 2010 HQ ADELAIDE 18+
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Friday 25th June 2010 Villa PERTH 18+
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Tim Burton: The Exhibition @ MoMA, Melbourne Jun-Oct 2010

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Explore the creative genius behind Edward Scissorhands, Batman and Alice in Wonderland.

From June to October 2010, ACMI hosts a unique exhibition direct from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. An Australian exclusive, Tim Burton: The Exhibition is a landmark exhibition charting Tim Burton’s creative vision and process from his earliest work to the spectacular Alice in Wonderland.
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JOEY CAPE & TONY SLY SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!

  Joey Cape and Tony Sly are two names synonymous with modern punk rock, frontmen for leading Californian pop punk bands Lagwagon and No Use For A Name respectively. With each having accumulated over two decades worth of credibility and a burgeoning fan base around the globe, this dream team is set to tour Australia this May!

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EELS tour August 2010 [News]

  “You have to rank Everett amongst John Lennon and Kurt Cobain. That’s how good he is” – The Sunday Times

You never know what to expect at an Eels concert. One year it’s vocoders and synthesizers and the next it’s gritty garage rock. None of this is designed for the sake of versatility so much as it is answering the deep-rooted creative needs of E.

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Live Review: Ben Sherman Big British Sound 2010 @ Corner Hotel, Richmond 6 May 2010

  Review: Lachlan Sadler

Fashion label Ben Sherman have always had a special relationship with up and coming bands. They have been known to invest heavily in new musicians, and have developed strong relationships with the likes of New Order and The Clash.

The idea of ‘Big British Sound’ was launched in Britain a while back, but this is only the second year that it has taken place in Australia. Essentially, Ben Sherman organises a lineup of impressive Australian acts, they all play a gig together, and each act covers a British song that has influenced them.

Realistically however, it’s just a chance to see some great Aussie acts perform together at the one show.

Melbourne was the first stop for Big British Sound 2010, and The Corner Hotel was the chosen venue. Instead of alternating bands between the venue’s two stages, the organisers opted to have the smaller stage allocated for a DJ that would play between acts on the main stage. Ultimately this decision worked well, providing a bit more of a party atmosphere or- dare I say it- an underground British club feel. Continue reading

Mama Kin Hits The Road to Support The Cat Empire

  Following a run of spectacular shows in Paris with Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and The John Butler Trio in the UK – including a tour finale at London’s prestigious Hammersmith Apollo – Mama Kin is pleased to announce that she will be supporting The Cat Empire on their forthcoming national tour.

Mama Kin has been confirmed to hit the road with The Cat Empire for their August and September dates, criss-crossing the country to play a string of shows in Australia’s major venues. An ideal opportunity to celebrate the release of Beat and Holler, Mama Kin will be showcasing material from her debut album.

Mama Kin is equal parts raconteur and soulstress: a sassy femme fatale who draws on her experiences of love, life and heartache.

Her bittersweet melodies soar with stomping piano and swampy beats, traversing the riotous, the raw and the intimate. Continue reading

Guy Sebastian at Crown Casino, Melbourne – 18 June 2010

Guy Sebastian   Guy Sebastian and his band are hitting the road again to perform songs from his smash hit album ‘Like It Like That’ on the Bring Yourself tour, in what will be Guys last public performances in Australia until 2011.

With three smash hit songs ‘Like It Like That’, ‘Art of Love’ and ‘Bring Yourself’ still flooding the radio airwaves, the album ‘Like It Like That’ receiving critical acclaim the world over, and fresh from his most successful national Australia tour ever…these are shows not to be missed!

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MAMMA MIA! – The Smash Hit Musical Returns To Australia For Its 10th Anniversary Tour

Mamma Mia   MAMMA MIA!, the global phenomenon is set to return to Australia for strictly limited seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, this enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago…

The 10th Anniversary Australian Tour reunites members of the Original Australian Tour cast reprising their critically-acclaimed performances.

Anne Wood stars as mother-of-the-bride, Donna, Jennifer Vuletic as the much-married Tanya and Lara Mulcahy as the vivacious Rosie, a role she played on London’s West End following her time with MAMMA MIA! Australia. Continue reading

CELTIC WOMAN – Australian Tour Announced For October-November 2010

Ovation and EMI today announced that Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman, is touring Australia for the first time, bringing their Songs From The Heart tour to five cities in October and November this year.

From the shores of Ireland, Celtic Woman brings the talents of vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Alex Sharpe and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt each of whom bring a unique style and distinctly different contribution to the group.

Fast becoming an international phenomenon and following a sell out tour throughout the US comes the dynamic talent of five Irish women who make up the multi selling platinum group, Celtic Woman. Majestic and enchanting, the angelic voices of the five Celtic beauties tell the journey of the modern Celtic Woman with songs from the heart. Continue reading

ANGUS & JULIA STONE August-September 2010 Tour!

Angus & Julia Stone
[Photos: Anna Kanci]
  The last few months have seen brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone go from strength to strength. With a #1 Gold album (fast approaching platinum) and a national SOLD OUT tour under their belts the pair have since been touring the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, gathering further accolades. ‘Down the Way’ came in at #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart in the USA, #40 in France and have just completed their sold out UK dates,

with The Times saying about the pairs shepherds bush empire show – ‘triumphant’. Angus & Julia go on to tour Europe then a headline spot at the UK’s biggest Music Convention/Festival – The Great Escape. Continue reading

BILL BAILEY Australian National Tour – July 2010

Bill Bailey   Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, British comic and musician Bill Bailey returns down under with his brand new live show, Bill Bailey Live.

Kicking off on Thursday, 1 July in Newcastle, the tour will take in Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, before culminating in Canberra on Friday 30 July.

Following his performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, last autumn Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his

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Kasabian – Australian tour announced!

“Kasabian conjures the ghosts of Brit rock titans for one of the decade’s most thrilling and memorable live experiences” – Channel [V]

Kasabian   Ounce for ounce, Kasabian are the most exciting British rock band of this decade.

Whether playing a secret show in a small pub in Ireland, The Glastonbury Festival or working a sold out Wembley Stadium, they come, they conquer and always metaphorically (and sometimes physically) destroy all that come before them. Continue reading