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Live Review : Def Leppard + Live + Electric Mary at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – November 18, 2015

Review and Photos – Peter Coates
Def Leppard at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - November 18, 2015
I will declare an interest from the outset – I love Def Leppard – and have been a fan since I bought their debut EP “Getcha Rocks Off” in 1978, saw them as a support band to Sammy Hagar and Ozzy among others, and then devoured everything they released through the 1980s.
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Tour Announcement: MADONNA ‘REBEL HEART TOUR’ AUSTRALIA & NZ 2016 ** BRISBANE DATES CHANGED **

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Live Nation announced that due to scheduling changes, Madonna’s Brisbane concert dates previously scheduled on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th will move ahead one week with the revised dates changed respectively to Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 17th. There is no change to the venue which remains the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
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SAM SMITH returning to Australia for national arena tour this summer

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As promised, Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith will return to Australia this summer, performing in arenas across the country on his biggest tour yet:

“Australia, I am so so happy to finally have some good news for you.. I can now announce that my cancelled IN THE LONELY HOUR tour dates have been rescheduled!!

I’m unbelievably excited to get back onstage and perform for you all again, and I promise it will be so much better than it would have been before when my voice was damaged. The past few months have been incredibly difficult, but the support, love and patience my fans have shown me is absolutely unreal. I am so grateful to every one of you. I can’t wait to see you all xxxx” – Sam Smith
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blur Announce Australian Tour

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It has been 18 years since blur, one of the most successful British bands of the last two decades, has graced our shores. Together, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, have won a total of five BRIT Awards, and were twice nominated for the Mercury Music Award. And now blur are back with their eighth studio album ‘The Magic Whip’ and in July will the band make their way to Australia, fresh from headlining British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park, to play three huge arena shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
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MÖTLEY CRÜE Announce Australian Dates For ‘The Final Tour’ – with very special guest ALICE COOPER!

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AUSTRALIA’S LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE BAND LIVE!

Legendary rock icons MÖTLEY CRÜE have, at last, confirmed dates for the highly anticipated Australian leg of their Final Tour, bringing along shock-rocker ALICE COOPER as very special guest.
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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

Lenny Kravitz confirms headline dates in Sydney and Melbourne

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Lenny Kravitz Tickets Available at Viagogo

Amassing a huge response from media and fans alike following the announcement that US rock legend, Lenny Kravitz, will appear on the 2015 Bluesfest lineup, Chugg Entertainment can now confirm that the unrivalled rock hero himself will also be appearing at two headline shows in both Sydney & Melbourne.
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Nickelback announce No Fixed Address Tour – Australia May 2015!

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2014 – Billboard’s ‘Rock Group of the Decade’, NICKELBACK are powering up to kick off a massive May 2015 Australian tour in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address, unleashed today.

The decibels will rise as Nickelback fire up their trademark unmistakably huge sound, lifting the roof with anthems ‘Someday’, ‘Gotta Be Somebody’, ‘When We Stand Together’, ‘Burn It to the Ground’ and the classic ‘Figured You Out’ – plus new tracks ‘What Are You Waiting For?’ and ‘Edge of A Revolution’ – ringing out alongside all-time-classic power ballads such as: ‘Far Away’, ‘Lullaby’, ‘Trying Not to Love You’ plus ‘Photograph’, ‘Savin’ Me’ and ‘How You Remind Me’ from the historic All the Right Reasons (the album spent an incredible 112 consecutive weeks in Billboard’s Top 200 selling more than eleven million copies worldwide).
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Live Review: Evanescence @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne with Blaqk Audio & The Khyber Belt – 24th March 2012

Review By Billy Geary
The lead up to the release of Evanescence’s self titled album (their first in 5 years) was, put lightly, a tumultuous one. With rumours of break ups and the like, plenty wondered if we’d seen the last of them. Not to be killed off though, Evanescence finally made it back to Australia and on Saturday night, put on an excellent showcase of their vast catalogue of hits.

First up was Melbourne’s own The Khyber Belt, the lucky local band that was selected to open every show of the tour. For a band barely a year into gigging, it’s fair to say they’ve risen quickly within the Australian scene. Vocalist Forbes McKail was his usual energetic self, bounding around the huge stage. Closing their quick set with ‘We The People,’ taken off their debut EP
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