Photographer: Peter Coates
Jake Bugg’s remarkable ascent began in 2012 when his self-titled debut album entered the UK charts at #1 (aged 18, making him the youngest British male artist ever to do so), going on to sell double platinum and shortlisted for the UK Mercury Music Prize. Success only accelerated Bugg’s creative momentum, releasing a follow-up twelve months later, 2013’s richly textured Shangri La, recorded in Malibu with Rick Rubin. That album returned Bugg to the top five, earning him his second Brits nomination, a landmark show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a sold-out UK arena tour. After joining Mumford and Sons on their sold-out Gentleman Of the Road show at Sydney’s Domain late last year, the Nottingham local has announced that he is back with album number three On My One, which will be released on June 17th. To make three albums by the age of 21 is no mean feat. To singlehandedly make On My One shape shifting effortlessly from blues to pop, rap to folk and soul to country through great songwriting is nothing short of remarkable.
Continue reading JAKE BUGG with special guests BLOSSOMS – Splendour In The Grass Sideshows – July 2016
Live Nation and Bluesfest Touring to present Jackson Browne’s first visit to Australia and New Zealand since 2009.
Continue reading Jackson Browne – Australian Shows Announced for 2016
Australia’s favourite one-two rock combo The Grates, are set to add yet another highlight to their extensive show reel after being announced as the support act for legendary US psych rockers The Flaming Lips for their one and only Australian headline show in Melbourne, Friday January 8, 2016.
Continue reading The Grates To Support The Flaming Lips In Melbourne
The Flaming Lips have taken some time out of their intense schedule this week, that has seen them busily planning a naked, milk soaked show, with pop phenomenon Miley Cyrus, to announce a one off headline show in Melbourne at the Palais Theatre Friday January 8 2016
Continue reading The Flaming Lips Announce Melbourne Headline Show
Photographer: Carl Dziunka
Continue reading Photo Gallery : Pure Gold Live – Palais Theatre, Melbourne – May 8, 2015
SECRET SOUNDS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SPLENDOUR SIDESHOWS 2015
Exclusive Presale tickets on sale 10am local time, Tuesday April 28
General public tickets on sale 10am local time, Wednesday April 29
Visit secret-sounds.com.au for details
* THE WOMBATS * CIRCA WAVES * THE VACCINES * PALMA VIOLETS * YEARS & YEARS * WOLF ALICE * THE DISTRICTS * MS MR * MØ * ELLIPHANT * AZEALIA BANKS * PORTER ROBINSON * EVERYTHING EVERYTHING * KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS
Continue reading Splendour In The Grass 2015 Sideshows
Following sell-out shows as part of his 2014 30:30 Hindsight tour, Jimmy Barnes is once again getting ready to pack his bags and hit the stage for the Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour 2015, commencing in Brisbane on Friday, 3 July before heading to Toowoomba, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne for one night only over the following weekends.
Continue reading Jimmy Barnes announces Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour shows!
GOLD104.3 and iHeartRadio are excited to announce the inaugural PURE GOLD LIVE concert featuring twelve of the biggest acts of the 70s, 80s and 90s coming together for one night only at Melbourne’s iconic Palais Theatre on Friday, 8 May, 2015.
PURE GOLD LIVE will be three hours of hits and memories with twelve of Australia’s most well-loved 70s, 80s and 90s hit makers gracing the stage and taking a whole generation back to a time when rock ‘n roll was a way of life and there wasn’t a camera phone in sight.
Continue reading GOLD FM announce Pure Gold Live mega concert!
Review by Carl Dziunka
Archive image by Stuart Blythe
You immediately get a sense that what you are about to see is going to be special when you turn up and the whole front of the venue is obscured by a mass of people eager to get the night started. The majority of the crowd are in the same age bracket and most likely have followed the progression of Jethro Tull across the 46 years they have been playing. There are only a few of the younger generation present and they have probably been brain washed over the years by parents who are avid Tull fans.
Continue reading Live Review – Ian Anderson at the Palais Theatre, Melbourne – December 15, 2014
Lennard Promotions proudly presents the first ever Australian tour by international pop superstar Anastacia and her full band.
With 30 million albums sold and a string of massive worldwide hits including I’m Outta Love, Paid My Dues, Left Outside Alone and Pieces of A Dream, Anastacia has become a global icon in the world of pop music. With a steely resolve that has seen her overcome hardship and life-threatening illness, along with a golden voice far bigger than her diminutive stature may suggest, Anastacia has won a legion of fans worldwide attracted to her sublime talents as an entertainer and her inspirational story as one of modern music’s great survivors. With her brand new album Resurrection and a cannon of her classic pop hits Anastacia will reward her patient Australian fans with what is sure to be one of the most anticipated pop tours of 2015.
Continue reading Anastacia Resurrection Australia 2015 – Tour Announcment
As his massive year draws to a close, Chet Faker (A.K.A. Melbournian native Nicholas Murphy) is pleased to announce details of his biggest Australian tour to date and the final tour of his award-winning breakthrough debut LP Built On Glass.
The homecoming national tour (featuring Chet as a three-piece band) will take in five capital cities this February. Chet will be ably supported by Melbourne wonder-producer Roland Tings and rising cosmic-funk revivalists GL.
Continue reading Chet Faker Announces Homecoming National Tour – February 2015
The Gipsy Kings are returning to Australia after five long years – on their 25th anniversary tour – an incredible band and still at the top of their game. They have bought us hits such as ‘Djobi Djoba’, ‘Baila Me’, ‘Bamboléo’, ‘Bem Bem Maria’, ‘Volare’, ‘Tu Quieres Volver’,‘A Mi Manera (Comme D’Habitude)’,‘Vamos A Bailar’ and many more.
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 25 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind ‘Bamboléo’ celebrate their 25th anniversary in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France on a ride through party-start guitars and booming Spanish vocals on their third tour of Australia in almost three decades of performing.
Continue reading THE GIPSY KINGS featuring NICOLAS REYES & TONINO BALIARDO – Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows
Photos by Lucinda Goodwin Photography
Continue reading Photo Gallery | Aqua @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne – November 3, 2014
Melding both the beautifully moving with the powerful and bombastic; the broad spectrum of Rufus Wainwright’s talents will be on full display when he returns to Australia in 2015 to perform his most revered and beloved songs. Following the release earlier this year of Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright, this will be Rufus’ first headline Australian tour in nearly three years.
Continue reading Rufus Wainwright announces headline Australian shows – March 2015