Rock icon BILLY IDOL
is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987.
The original punk turned global superstar will perform indoor shows and a day on the green winery events in March and April 2015. Idol’s band includes long-time collaborator and lead-guitarist Steve Stevens.
Billy Idol’s tour announcement coincides with a flurry of new Idol projects that have fans around the globe in a heightened state of excitement!
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After selling out the previously announced Australian shows and adding an extra show in Sydney, ED KOWALCZYK will extend the ‘I Alone Acoustic Tour’ this November to include Brisbane due to the overwhelming demand from his dedicated Queensland fans.
The legendary songwriter and former lead-singer of the multi-platinum rock band, Live, Ed will perform a set of breathtaking solo-acoustic headline shows, now kicking off at The Tivoli in Brisbane on November 5.
Tickets for this show go on sale at 10am Friday, October 17 and are strictly limited.
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The former Black Crowes front-man’s Chris Robinson brings his Brotherhood which “boast a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.”- US Rolling Stone
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood was formed in 2011 and will be bringing their own brand of Rock and Roll, full of grooves Psychedelia and killer vocals on their first Australian tour in 2015.
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New Orleans based Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are a hard-edged Funk band that employ Hip-Hop beats, Rock dynamics and improvisation in a Jazz tradition. The band has toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and Brazil. Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the tender age of six, and toured internationally for the first time age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz’s horn section at 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005/06.
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The legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, one of the most important innovators of Funk music alongside James Brown, Sly Stone and the Funky Meters, brings the ‘awe-funk-some’ P-Funk Collective back to Australia & New Zealand next year!
Known globally for his outlandish costume and his multi-coloured dreadlocks as well as his mastery of intergalactic funk, Dr. George Clinton is one of the most sampled musicians on the planet and has worked alongside Tupac, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dog, Outkast, Wu Tang Clan, Carlos Santana, Redman and so many others as collaborator and producer.
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After her mind blowing 2014 Australian tour, power house vocalist Beth Hart will be returning to Australian shores to turn the art of singing into an out-of-body experience – she is simply world class and boasts A-list collaborations with the likes of Jeff Beck, Slash, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa.
Beth has ridden incredible highs and heart-breaking lows in the past, but these days she’s reaching new career heights including her nomination for a Blues Music Award in the category: Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist in 2014 and a Grammy nomination with Joe Bonamassa in 2014 for their album Seesaw, which went number 1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, as did their most recent release Live In Amsterdam.
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On the heels of the most critically acclaimed album of her career, ‘Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,’ the best-selling female artist of all time, MARIAH CAREY, has confirmed Australian dates, extending her previously announced “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” world tour.
Mariah will play six exclusive dates in Australia, commencing November 2, 2014 at Perth’s Sandalford Estate, and then followed by indoor arena shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
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The team that brought you some of Australia’s best music events, including Listen Out, Harbourlife, Shore Thing and Parklife, Fuzzy has announced the line-up for Field Day 2015:
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Iconic Australian rockers Thirsty Merc mark a 10-year milestone since the release of their self-titled double platinum debut LP with the announcement of their Acoustic Anniversary Album. Dubbed AAA the album is a collection of acoustic interpretations of fan favourites including ‘20 Good Reasons’, ‘In The Summertime’, ‘Someday Someday’, and ‘Mousetrap Heart’. These new recordings showcase the band’s exemplary level of musicianship and hearing these well-known tunes with acoustic production highlights the world-class song writing ability of Rai Thistlethwayte.
Continue reading Thirsty Merc Announce New Album and National tour – Oct/Nov 2014
The Trippin’ The Light Fantastic tour is a revolutionary new idea by Australia’s favourite band, Ball Park Music.
While hologram projections have recently been used to give punters the experience of seeing an artist perform, Ball Park Music punters will be able to experience the most innovative performance yet – in 3D without any visual aid! All five members will appear as moving, three-dimensional objects. The shows will be so close to reality that you would think you’re experiencing the band performing in the flesh.
“This is just a crazy concept we have always wanted to turn into a reality.” Sam Cromack (lead singer of Ball Park Music)
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Today, a new documentary titled ‘The Truth About Money in Music’ has been released featuring a raft of Australia’s brightest music talent.
In a raw, honest and no holds barred look at life in music, artists including the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke, James from Violent Soho, The Cairos, Remi and KLP offer up their views on increased competition, the big bucks they make (or lack of) and what it means to be a ‘sell out’ in the modern music landscape.
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Photos by Katarina Benzova
With rave reviews pouring in, The Dead Daisies are impressing even the staunchest of classic rock fans with their lives shows, as they wrap up their support tour with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd, before heading off to join the juggernaut summer tour that is Def Leppard & Kiss as it moves across the States, during August.
“The Dead Daisies played second on the bill, and did a fine job, assuredly, of gaining new fans with a flawless half-hour set.”– Buffalo News
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“The ACCREDITED” brought to you by Young Henrys
Curated by Onur Karaozbek, Rohan Anderson and Kierra Thorn
Also featuring: Toby Taylor, Alicia Stephenson, Brandon Voight, Andrew Pittman, Ben Hosking, Gwendolyn Lee, Anette Geneva, Clinton Bryant, Pete Coates, Liam Cameron, Nick Lalak, Jared Leibowitz, Dan Turner, Kevin Bull, Rhiannon Hopley, Cameron D’Antone and Mick Goddard.
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Frontier Touring have announced that Lorde’s first date at Melbourne’s Festival Hall has sold out. There are only a few tickets remaining to both Hordern Pavillion shows and all others are selling fast.
The recipient of the APRA Award for Outstanding International Achievement has been attracting rave reviews for her recent European and US tour, while the accolades (Grammys, Billboard Awards, Silver Scolls) for her multi-million selling debut and singles continue to roll in. Don’t miss these shows; the last Lorde will play in Australia for quite some time.
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Melbourne community radio station 3RRR 102.7FM has announced that after 29 years as a volunteer broadcaster, Karen Leng is leaving her program Kinky Afro in order to pursue other creative endeavours with ABC radio. Karen has made an amazing contribution to 3RRR and is very highly regarded by the station’s volunteers, staff and subscribers.
Since beginning with Triple R in 1985 Karen has presented many celebrated music programs including Station to Station, Hotwire and since 2001, Kinky Afro.
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