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Urban Country Music festival – 29 April – 02 May 2011 [Festival News]

New Concert Series  

Friday Night Urban Blaze Concert – the Urban Blaze, formerly held on Sunday night, has moved to Friday night and will combine with the Burbs n Bush Concert. The format will be the same as Urban Blaze ie gold coin donation, byo alcohol, big bonfires and will still have the fireworks and rocking line up both events are famous for.  We’ve come up with a new name for this site ‘The Paddock’

Saturday Night Concert – the main concert will still happen on Saturday and will feature an international artist and Australian country legends. The concert has been moved from the Showgrounds to the Alexander Barr Sporting Complex (behind the Historical Village)
Saturday – 30 April 2011
•Joe Nichols
•James Reyne
•The McClymonts
•Jonah’s Road
•Luke Dickens
Tickets Available Here – Moshtix

Sunday Night Concert – a new ticketed concert will happen on Sunday night featuring a very exciting line up of main stream artists rather than just traditional country performers. (It’s hard to believe but not everyone likes just country music). This concert will also be held at Alexander Barr Sporting Complex
Sunday – 1 May 2011
•Evermore
•Thirsty Merc
•The Potbelleez
•Amy Meredith
•Sinead Burgess
Tickets Available Here – Moshtix
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BOB DYLAN touring Australia in April 2011! [Tour News]

Recent acclaim for Bob Dylan:
“A performance filled with gusto, never afraid of restructuring the classics, Dylan succeeded in delivering another stellar live show in his ‘Never Ending Tour’.” – Hot Press live review July 2010

“Dylan’s voice is actually the star.” – New Musical Express (NME)

“The album’s a gas, a riot, a hoot.” (LP Together Through Life) – Uncut Magazine
“His third straight masterwork.” (LP Modern Times) – Rolling Stone – ☆☆☆☆, and ranked #1 album of 2006

Mr Bob Dylan – celebrated poet, artist, singer, writer, actor and radio announcer – will send legions of fans back once more to all those wonderful songs and albums, as he returns after close to four years for a tour taking in Australian capital cities and festival appearances in Byron Bay for Bluesfest and Fremantle for West Coast Blues & Roots.
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SPARKADIA: New Album + 2011 Australian Tour [Tour News]

  Having appropriately vanished following their 2009 Auf Wiedersehen tour, Sparkadia surfaced late this year to delight with the new single and surprise radio hit ‘‘Talking Like I’m Falling Down Stairs’’, and tantalised and teased us with live versions of four other brand new cuts during their run of dates around Australia with Little Red in October 2010.

Having since returned to London to complete the sophomore opus, Alex Burnett and Sparkadia are now excited to announce that the name of the forthcoming album is ‘The Great Impression’ and with it a confirmed release date of March 18th 2011 on Ivy League Records.

In further massive news Sparkadia are set to celebrate the release by way of their biggest Australian tour to date. Spanning four weeks The Great Impression tour is due to visit most major cities. Joining them in the celebration are the extraordinarily talented Operator Please and fellow Ivy League label mates, Melbourne’s Alpine.

SPARKADIA
The Great Impression Tour
With Guests – Operator Please & Alpine
Tickets on sale Monday December 6th

Thur 24th March The ANU Bar – Canberra
TixVenue: (02) 6125 3660 and www.ticketek.com.au

Fri 25th March The Hi-Fi– Melbourne – ** SOLD OUT **

Sat 26 Mar The Hi-Fi, Melbourne *NEW SHOW*
Buy Tickets Here!

Wed 30th March Wollongong Uni Centre – Wollongong
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Thur 31st March Bar on the Hill – Newcastle University
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Fri 1st April Metro Theatre – Sydney – ** SOLD OUT **
Tix Venue (02) 9550 366 www.metrotheatre.com.au

Sat 2 Apr Metro Theatre, Sydney *NEW SHOW*
Tix Venue (02) 9550 366 www.metrotheatre.com.au

Thur 7th April The Coolangatta Hotel -Gold Coast
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Fri 8th April The Hi-Fi (Brisbane)
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Fri 15th April HQ Adelaide – Adelaide
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Sat 16th April Capitol – Perth
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Sparkadia – Take ‘Postcards’ On The Road Oct-Nov 2008
Amandah Wilkinson of Operator Please tells Tara-Kai Hammond, “It’s good to be home…” in the lead up to the Valley Fiesta 2008

USHER: OMG! sells out his third Melbourne concert and announces fourth and final show – on sale today (3 Dec 2010) @ 10.30am

OMG! SELLS OUT HIS THIRD MELBOURNE CONCERT!
FOURTH & FINAL CONCERT ADDED!

There’s no stopping Usher (or his fans!) with his third Melbourne Rod Laver Arena OMG! concert selling out in just minutes today.

A fourth concert for Friday 1 April has been added to meet the unflagging demand!

Tickets to the fourth and final concert are on-sale from 10.30am today (Friday 3 December) at Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

If you’ve been struggling to think of the perfect Christmas gift for someone special, then Usher OMG concert tickets are the hottest thing you could put under a Christmas tree this year! Don’t miss out!

USHER OMG
AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MARCH 2011

Tuesday 15 March – PERTH – BURSWOOD DOME – SELLING FAST!
Friday 18 March – ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – LIMITED TIX

Saturday 19 March – MELBOURNE – ROD LAVER ARENA – SOLD OUT
Sunday 20 March – MELBOURNE – ROD LAVER ARENA – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 22 March – NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 23 March – SYDNEY – ACER ARENA – SOLD OUT
Thursday 24 March – SYDNEY – ACER ARENA – SOLD OUT
Saturday 26 March – BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – SOLD OUT
Monday 28 March – ACER ARENA – ON SALE NOW! SELLING FAST!
Thursday 31 March – ROD LAVER ARENA – SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 01 APRIL – ROD LAVER ARENA – ON SALE 10.30AM TODAY
All tickets from Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au


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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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THE TROUBADOUR *BRISBANE* TO CLOSE

  It’s news that will rock Brisbane – the heart and soul of Brisbane’s music community, the iconic The Troubadour will be calling last drinks and closing its doors forever come the end of November.

In what will be a devastating blow to the town with a matter that has gone beyond the control of owners Jamie Trevaskis and Corinna Scanlon, the beloved music venue will close its doors on Sunday, November 21.

More information as to how the venue will be farewelled and why it is closing will be released in the very near future. The Troub crew would like to extend gratitude to every single band, artist and punter who has graced the venue in the last seven and a half years.

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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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EVERGREEN TERRACE: AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MAY 2010

Evergreen Terrace   After their incendiary performances on the 2009 Soundwave festival, Destroy All Lines, Blunt Magazine and Killyourstereo.com and are pleased to announce that Florida’s EVERGREEN TERRACE will be hitting our shores this May to celebrate the release of their latest record, Almost Home. Along for the ride will be fellow Floridian outfit CASEY JONES and local hard men DROPSAW.

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Lisa Mitchell – Oh! Hark! Tour!

Tickets to LISA MITCHELL’S Oh! Hark! tour.

Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Bended Elbow, Geelong on 30 Apr 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay on 04 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Tivoli, Brisbane on 07 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Wollongong University on 12 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley on 16 May 2010

Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa Mitchell is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in May. Lisa will play 17 shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.

Lisa Mitchell Oh Hark Tour

The Lost Weekend festival – Cancelled!

The Lost Weekend festival, set to host the likes of Dinosaur Jr, The Drones and Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Riverstage in Brisbane on March 6-7, has been cancelled.

The statement on the website reads:
The Lost Weekend has been cancelled.

After moving from Ivory’s Rock to the Brisbane River Stage, The Lost Weekend has had insufficient time to achieve critical mass and we have been left with no choice but to cancel the event.

As local promoters it was our dream to run an event similar to other regional events like Meredith in Victoria and to bring such an event to SE QLD.

This is one of the saddest and most difficult decisions we have ever had to make.

We apologise to the real music fans that have supported The Lost Weekend and purchased tickets.

A FULL REFUND will be available to all of you from the point of purchase next week.

We also apologise to the bands who had committed to our dream.

All other information has been removed from the website.
www.thelostweekend.com.au

Alexisonfire Soundwave sideshows with Comback Kid and Anti-Flag – Sydney and Melbourne : February 2010

Alexisonfire   Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the brutality that is Alexisonfire and their brand new album ‘Old Crows Young Cardinals’; “A dense and beautiful heavy rock album with as many hardcore influences as progressive ones: rewarding and utterly gripping.”

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Tour News: Amanda Palmer returns to Australia in 2010

Amanda Palmer   Much-loved and lauded performer Amanda Palmer is returning to Australia in February and March to wow fans in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Byron Bay and Brisbane.

Last here in early 2009 Amanda toured our shores with shows that left critics and fans raving.

Time Off Brisbane wrote “Palmer is an amazing lyricist and composer. One of the best shows that The Tivoli has seen in a long time.”

Rip It Up in Adelaide echoed the sentiment adding “The entire night was an intimate sharing of stories and jokes…Have To Drive and Strength Through Music left the crowd speechless until their very end, some on the verge of tears as they applauded as loudly as possible.” Continue reading

THE USED Returning To Rock Australia – November 2009

THE USED AUSTRALIAN TOUR POSTPONED TO MARCH 2010
The Used’s tour of Australia, scheduled to take place in November this year, has been postponed to March 2010. The venues remain the same and all tickets bought for the November shows are valid for the rescheduled March shows (details available below). Refunds are available at the point of purchase for those unable to make the new dates:
Wednesday 18 November NOW Thursday 18 March, 2010 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, All Ages
Friday 20 November NOW Tuesday 16 March, 2010 The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, SOLD OUT!
Sunday 22 November NOW Sunday 14 March, 2010 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, U18
Tuesday 24 November NOW Friday 12 March, 2010 – UNSW Roundhouse, All Ages

The Used   The Frontier Touring Company has announced the news punk rock fans have been waiting for – The Used are returning to Australia! This will be The Used’s first tour of Australia since 2007’s Taste of Chaos jaunt that left all fans wanting more. And more it will be as The Used perform for all ages fans in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this November, performing songs from their new release Artwork.

The Used have built their reputation on explosive live performances, and their last Australian sojourns didn’t buck the trend. Fans were left exhilarated.

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