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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

ENTER SHIKARI – The Mindsweep Australian Tour – May 2015

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ENTER SHIKARI return to Australia this May to unleash their fractured take on punk, metal, dubstep, hip-hop and electronica. The St Albans quartet will bombard your senses and this time they are armed with The Mindsweep which can be described as a future classic right now but more importantly realise The Mindsweep is a classic for OUR time.
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Of Mice & Men + Atreyu + The Devil Wears Prada announce Soundwave Sidewaves – February 2015

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Enduring line-up shifts and a constant uphill battle to be heard, OF MICE & MEN are a band who embody the meaning of ‘unbreakable spirit’ and have emerged stronger than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than on their new album ‘Restoring Force’, which stands as a pivotal piece of work in what will be the band’s musical legacy.
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HOZIER announces Bluesfest Sideshows – March 2015

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“Each song rang with noted emotion and technical perfection” – Music Times
Grammy nominated for Song of the Year

Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Hozier is set to delight audiences when he makes his Australian touring debut in 2015.
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Ingrid Michaelson – Australian Tour – March 2015

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With her latest album Lights Out still causing quite a stir, NYC songstress Ingrid Michaelson is excited to announce her return to Australia. After selling out her previous two tours, Michaelson returns for a string of endearingly quirky live shows in major cities.
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Five Mile Sniper new album The Sound Of Trees

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Five Mile Sniper’s debut album The Sound Of Trees, three years in the making, includes the collaboration of some of Melbourne’s best known musicians.

From jarring guitars and industrial beats through to wistful pianos and atmospheric synth arrangements, the album is eclectic. It dips into the assorted musical landscapes of early 80’s alt rock, post grunge, power pop, garage, indietronic and downtempo electronica. Each of the five members of the band bring to the record their own unique flavour, which makes for a colourful and intriguing listen that keeps the listener glued to the speakers.
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Go Go Fish Celebrate ‘Graduation Day’ with New Single and Tour

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After chilling on the back deck over a sweltering Queensland summer, scrappy Brisbane power-pop quartet Go Go Fish are shaking off the sweat, chucking on a singlet and stepping up with their new single ‘Graduation Day’. Blasting forward with choppy power chords and joyous riffs, the song breaks into a irresistible, bone-headed chorus complete with their signature boy-girl-girl vocals.
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STAND UP REVOLUTION – APRIL 2015

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Gabriel Iglesias, whose Australian tour late last year was a total sell out, is sending three of his favourite comedians to Australia for Comedians Of Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution World Tour. The three comics are stars of the Comedy Channel’s hit television series Stand Up Revolution. The tour features ‘the craziest men in show business’ – Martin Moreno, Lance Patrick and G Reilly.
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Fall Out Boy w/ Twin Atlantic & Emily’s Army announce Soundwave Sidewaves – February 2015

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Consistently striking a chord with their fans there’s no denying FALL OUT BOY’s status as one of the most recognised and loved rock acts of recent years. The new album American Beauty/American Psycho was released this month and stormed in at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts with Rolling Stone dubbing it “the group’s biggest, broadest, most unabashed pop smorgasbord yet.”
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Shifting Sands announce LP launch – February 2015

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Brisbane’s Shifting Sands first staggered bleary eyed into the down light 2 years ago and quickly burnt dive bars like bridges with their beautiful downbeat alco-core aesthetic.
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New Found Glory + Bayside + The Wonder Years announce Soundwave Sidewaves

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NEW FOUND GLORY continue their dominance in a genre they pioneered almost 20 years ago, providing a breath of fresh air and boasting a catalogue that contains some of the most memorable pop punk songs in history. NEW FOUND GLORY has never sounded more incredible, and as their legion of Australian fans can attest to, they have taken the genre by the throat and defined it with their sound. Paying homage to the bands that inspired them to pick up their instruments, NEW FOUND GLORY’s 8th studio album ‘Resurrection’ showcases a band at the top of their game and “is a powerhouse of a record, the brave onward steps of New Found Glory proving that hope–like pop-punk–is not dead.” – Kerrang!
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GodSmack + Papa Roach & Nonpoint announce Soundwave Sidewaves

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Not many alternative acts can claim to have a day officially named after them in their honour – GODSMACK can. In honour of their 20 million album sales and two decades of killer tunes, to mark the release of their new record 1000hp, the Mayor of Boston declared August 6 ‘Godsmack Day’.
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Falling In Reverse w/ Escape The Fate & The Color Morale announce Soundwave Sidewaves

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Australia, be prepared as it’s a rare occurrence when two heavyweights of any genre agree to tour together.

FALLING IN REVERSE and ESCAPE THE FATE join forces to bring two kick arse Sidewaves to Melbourne and Sydney ONLY with their BURY THE HATCHET tour. Joining them will be special guests THE COLOR MORALE.

BURY THE HATCHET tour sold out in North America in 2014 and here’s what the critics had to say:
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Groovin the Moo (GTM) 2015 Lineup Announced

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Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an experimental landscape and be welcomed into the oasis of Groovin the Moo (GTM) 2015.
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