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The Black Sorrows Tour Dates
Fri 16 Oct 2015 Moonee Beach Tavern Moonee Beach, NSW
Sat 17 Oct 2015 Wingham Akoostic 2015 Wingham, NSW
Sun 18 Oct 2015 Caves Beachside Hotel Caves Beach, NSW
Fri 30 Oct 2015 Festival of Jazz & Blues Wangaratta, VIC
Mon 02 Nov 2015 Caravan Music Club Oakleigh, VIC
Wed 04 Nov 2015 The SPACE, Geelong Grammar Corio, VIC
Fri 06 Nov 2015 Airlie Beach Music Festival Airlie Beach, QLD
Sat 07 Nov 2015 Blues & Roots Music Festival Bendigo, VIC
Sat 21 Nov 2015 Peterson's Winery Armidale, NSW
Sun 22 Nov 2015 Sirromet Winery Mount Cotton, QLD
Sat 28 Nov 2015 All Saints Estate Wahgunyah, VIC
Sun 29 Nov 2015 One Electric Day 2015 Werribee, VIC
You Am I Tour
Thursday October 29th - Barwon Club, Geelong, Vic
Friday October 30th - Hallam Hotel, Hallam, Vic
Saturday October 31st - Village Green, Mulgrave, Vic
Sunday November 1st - Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, Vic
Friday November 6th - The Gov, Adelaide, Sa
Saturday November 7th - Rosemount Hotel, Perth, Wa
Thursday November 12th - Waves Wollongong, Nsw
Friday November 13th - Beachcomber Hotel, Toukley, Nsw
Saturday November 14th - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, Nsw
Thursday November 19th -Villa Noosa Hotel, Noosaville, Qld
Friday November 20th - Triffid, Brisbane, Qld
Saturday November 21st - Parkwood Tavern, Gold Coast, Qld
Sunday November 22nd - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, Qld
Wednesday November 25th - Magnums Airlie Beach, Qld
Thursday November 26th - Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, Qld
Friday November 27th - Discovery, Darwin, Nt
Saturday November 28th - Gapview Hotel, Alice Springs, Nt
Wednesday December 2nd – Metro Sydney, Nsw
Friday December 4th - 170 Russell, Melbourne, Vic
Reilly Fitzalan We Don’t Need Ya Launch
|Venue:||Some Velvet Morning|
Reilly Fitzalan releases first single ‘We Don’t Need Ya’ from his debut EP ‘Dead Arrows’ launched @ Some Velvet Morning, October 29th
From the first few notes of We Don’t Need Ya you realise the raw power and sheer potential of Reilly Fitzalan. The Byron Bay based singer songwriter has independently developed himself over the past few years as not only an outstandingly poetic songwriter but also a performer that can captivate his audiences from the very first note.
The single ‘We Don’t Need Ya’ is the perfect introduction to Reilly. Grungy, passionate and filled with catchy guitar riffs and vocals, Reilly’s musical and vocal ability is perfectly showcased. The singles epic instrumentation, courtesy of the EP’s producer - friend and musical visionary Daniel Pinkerton, provides just a taste of what is to come on the debut EP Dead Arrows, which will leave you desperately wanting more.
Written at a time in his life when the people that he needed most were not to be seen, Reilly came to understand that rather than needing certain people, all he really needed was himself, and hence was born ‘We Don’t Need Ya’. The depth of emotion in the songs lyrics and his vocal performance provides yet another glimpse of Reilly’s song writing abilities which shines through the entire EP.
‘We Don’t Need Ya’ is set to be released on the 30th of September and will be accompanied by a single launch on the 29th of October at Some Velvet Morning.
Models Tour Dates
11th December – (Local &/or General) – Flying Saucer, Melbourne VIC
12th December – (Pleasure Of Your Company) – Flying Saucer, Melbourne VIC
15th December - The Gov, Adelaide SA
16th December - Astor, Perth WA
18th December - Factory, Sydney NSW
19th December - Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
20th December - Eatons Hill, Brisbane QLD
Babaganouj 'Hit Song' Launch
|Venue:||The Foundry, Brisbane - QLD|
|Date:||Friday 30th October 2015|
In 2014 Babaganouj garnered serious radio attention with their releases “Too Late For Love” and “Bluff” - leading them to tour nationally twice, play each leg of The Blurst of Times tour as well as support a slew of notable acts such as The Preatures, Smudge, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Northeast Party House and The Creases.
They have come into 2015 swingin' - having played The inaugural Palms invitational “MATES” Festival in Sydney, and supporting Atlanta girl-punks The Coathangers in Brisbane and Byron Bay. On top of that this year Babaganouj released their single “Can’t Stop”, toured the east coast of Australia with bands such as Hoodoo Gurus, Bearhug and Scotdrakula and were finalists for the Billy Thorpe scholarship at the Qmusic awards.
Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen
|Venue:||The Yarraville Club: 135 Stephen St Yarraville|
|Date:||Saturday 24th October|
|Time:||Dinner doors 7pm. Show Doors at 8:30pm. Whole show finishes by 11:15pm.|
Yarraville Live and Cherry Rock are proud to announce the return of Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen to the New West's favourite live venue, Yarraville Club on Saturday, October 24.
Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music, with a career that has taken in everything from the ground breaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with The Dark Horses, from the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon, to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, Tex has heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypal Australian sound.
In the early 90s, Perkins joined forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret, for the unforgettable Tex, Don & Charlie.
Once again Tex and his good friend Charlie Owen will team up for this intimate show that promises a night not to be missed.
22nd Annual Thredbo Blues
|Date:||15th to 17th January 2016|
|Booking:||www.thredbo.com.au or 1300 020 589.|
Fresh off the back of an outstanding season of winter headline acts, The Preatures, The Rubens and Gang of Youths, Thredbo’s dream run of musical talent continues into summer, as the alpine region announces one of the most celebrated Blues festival line-ups to date. Featuring twenty-five of Australia’s greatest blues acts including Russell Morris, Andy Just (USA) and Gail Page, the family friendly resort proves its offerings are just as impressive when the snow has melted.
From 15th to 17th January 2016, Thredbo will be thriving with Blues fans and their families, as the event highlights the region’s year-round offering. This summer, Thredbo is also pleased to announce the return of Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling artist and Australian Icon Russell Morris, back due to popular demand. In contrast, this year’s event will also feature Thredbo Blues first timer and one of the hardest working musicians on the blues scene today, the spectacular Andy Just.
Set to showcase many of Australia’s top ladies in blues, including Fiona Boyes who has received four successive USA Blues Music Awards nominations, The Voice’s Gail Page and powerfully raw songstress Genevieve Chadwick, Thredbo Blues is one not to be missed.
Thredbo Blues is also excited to welcome The Pearl Show to the stage for the first time in 2016, offering a vintage funk tour delving into the music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin. Celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music scene in the late 1960’s to quickly become the queen of rock ‘n’ roll and mother of thrift shop vintage funk, fans will re-live Joplin’s rebellious lifestyle and her distinctive voice with the group’s powerful renditions.
Thredbo Blues Festival 2016 line-up
Gail Page (The Voice)
Fiona Boyes Band
The Pearl Show (Janis Joplin Tribute)
Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow
The Foreday Riders (featuring Jill Tweedy and Carolyn 'Pine' Packer)
Nick Charles and Pete Fidler
Phil & Trudy Edgeley
James Southwell Band
Darren Jack Band
Shane Pacey trio
Christina Crofts Trio
Simon Kinny-Lewis Band
The Hoodoo Men
The Hip replacements
DJ Gosper Duo
Tony Cini Blues Explosion
The Laneway Festival 2016
The Laneway festival has today announced its 2016 lineup and Visa Entertainment is giving fans the opportunity to be the first to buy tickets. The lineup features local and international acts, including: Ali Barter [Bris/Syd/Melb] - Banoffee [excl. Freo] - Battles - Beach House - Big Scary - Blank Realm [excl. Freo] - CHVRCHES - DIIV - DMA's - East India Youth - FIDLAR - Flume - GoldLink - Grimes - Health - Hermitude - High Tension - Hudson Mohawke - Japanese Wallpaper - Majical Cloudz - Methyl Ethel - METZ - Purity Ring - QT - Shamir - Silicon - Slum Sociable [excl. Freo] - Sophie - The Goon Sax [Bris] - The Internet - The Smith Street Band - Thundercat - Tobias Jesso Jr. – Vince Staples - Violent Soho
Visa cardholders have the chance to jump the queue and be first in line for tickets to the 2016 Laneway Festival through Visa Entertainment. Visa Entertainment Pre-sale tickets are available to all Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cardholders or by using Visa Checkout.
The Visa Entertainment Pre-sale starts 9am Friday 25 September until 5pm Sunday 27 September AEST or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday 30 September at 9am AEST via lanewayfestival.com.
The 2016 line-up includes a heady mix of left-field electronica, shambolic punk, intelligent pop and boundary-pushing hip-hop. Travelling across three countries and seven cities to perform at some of the best live music settings around, the artists will hit Singapore, Auckland, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle this January/February.
Laneway Festival 2016 Australian Tour Dates:
Friday 5 February – Adelaide - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
Saturday 6 February – Brisbane - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills (16+)
Sunday 7 February – Sydney – Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle
Saturday 13 February – Melbourne – Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) and The River’s Edge
Sunday 14 December – Fremantle – Esplanade Reserve and West End
Aquila Young The Distance Echoes Tour
Sep 25 | Beach Hotel | Byron Bay
Oct 15 | Studio 56 | Miami Marketta | Gold Coast
Oct 16 | Black Bear Lodge | Brisbane
Oct 17 | The Northern | Byron Bay
Oct 22 | The Pier | Port Macquarie
Oct 23 | Captain Cook Hotel | Sydney
Oct 24 | The Great Northern | Newcastle
Conceived as a one-gig-only protest band (performing naked, covered in glitter), the courageous women from Glitoris have since been proclaimed ..”a powerhouse of feminist magnificence..” roaring through their potent blend of loud protest and fresh punk-pop.
Sick to death of being the only women on stage, Glitoris’s four women came together to destroy sensibility and stereotypes by performing in various stages of glittery undress.
Friday 2nd October: The White Eagle Polish Club, Canberra
Thursday 15th October: The Tote, Melbourne
Friday 23rd October: Anu Bar, Canberra (Spring Out Festival Headliners)
Sunday 29th November: Frankie’s Pizza Bar, Sydney?
Black Diva Power
|Fee:||$69.90 (full) and $59.90 (concession)|
Ruth Rogers-Wright will take on the roles of both NINA SIMONE and BILLIE HOLIDAY in the staging of BLACK DIVA POWER, two compelling productions in one night starring the critically acclaimed powerhouse singer/actor, directed by Chris Baldock and touring theatres in regional Victoria and South Australia, with one landmark metro performance in Adelaide in October, 2015.
Proudly presented by Art Events Australia and Brad Hopes Promotions, Black Diva Power brings to life the powerful characters and music of jazz legends with Rogers-Wright performing the songs of the great BILLIE HOLIDAY before transforming into a mesmerising NINA SIMONE.
Fresh from Edinburgh Festival and the hit of Adelaide Cabaret Festival, award-winning playwright Neil Cole’s portrayal of musical storyteller and passionate civil rights activist, NINA SIMONE features Rogers-Wright in an astonishingly profound performance as one of the most extraordinary artists of all time, focusing on Simone’s friendship with Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (A Raisin In The Sun) and black activist, putting this play in the running for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award.
Testament to her performance, a TW Edinburgh critic wrote, “I hope that in the not-too-distant future, an actor playing the legend of Ruth Rogers-Wright will do the same.”
Accompanied by a three-piece backing band headed by musical director Mark Fitzgibbon, Rogers-Wright will open the show with an intimate insight into the seminal influence of BILLIE HOLIDAY on jazz and pop music, touching on the tumultuous upbringing of the woman they called Lady Day.
Described in Broadway Baby as “spectacular”, the vocals of Ruth Rogers-Wright take the audience on an absorbing journey through the music of two early 20th century greats.
Australia’s eminent pianist and composer Mark Fitzgibbon is reunited with Rogers-Wright when he joins the tour as Musical Director, giving audiences a full live music experience as part of a three-piece backing band which includes himself on piano, a double-bassist and drummer.
Lauded as one of the most swinging, insightful pianists that Australia has produced, he was born into a strong entertainment tradition, being the son of well-known Australian entertainer, jazzman and restaurateur Graham "Smacka" Fitzgibbon, nephew to actress/singer Maggie Fitzgibbon and grandson to pianist vaudevillian Min Fitzgibbon.
Oct 22nd - Shepparton Riverlinks
October 23 - Wangaratta Performing Arts
Oct 24 - The Capital Bendigo
Oct 28 - Chaffey Theatre Renmark
Oct 30 - Her Majesty’s Adelaide
Oct 31 - Barossa Convention Centre
Nov 2nd - Geelong GPAC
Nov 13 - Drum Theatre Dandenong
King Social Big Man Tour
September 11th- Brisbane, King Social @ New Globe Theatre
September 12th- Toowoomba, King Social @ Spotted Cow
September 19th- Longreach, King Social @ The Bird Cage Hotel
October 3rd- Innisfail, Jam in the Jah Festival
October 4th- Townsville, Octoberfest @ The Brewery
October 10th- Blackall, The Blackall Heartland Festival
October 17th- Magnetic Island, X-Base feat. The Rubens
October 31st- Bowen, Gem of the Coral Coast Festival
November 14th- Newcastle, King Social @ The Small Ballroom
November 15th- Sydney, King Social @ Newtown Social
November 21st- Roma, Roma Races
November 28th- Ayr, King of Hearts Family Cut Out Party
December 19th- Townsville, KINGS CHRISTMAS @ The Ross Island Hotel
Bones Atlas Tour
Bones Atlas are looking forward to promoting this 2015 release on radio, online, media and, of course, at many gigs!
Saturday 19th September 2015
Stanmore Laneway Festival, Sydney
Thursday 22nd October 2015
Brass Monkey, Cronulla
Andy Rivera Headlines 9th District
|Venue:||Shed 9, Central Pier 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands|
|Date:||Saturday 31st October (Melbourne Cup Weekend)|
As one of the most highly regarded producers of his – or any other – generation, Sandy Rivera’s place in house music history is already assured. Recording under both his own name and his legendary ‘Kings of Tomorrow’ moniker, Rivera’s unparalleled creativity and gift for forging timeless house records have placed him in a league of his own and without him, the house landscape would boast a far less richly coloured vista.
Dennis Ferrer and Todd Terry
|Venue:||Shed 9, Central Pier 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands|
|Date:||Monday 2nd November (Cup Eve)|
Dennis Ferrer needs no introduction. A prolific producer and remixer, with a Grammy-nomination (Dido - 'Dont Believe In Love' Dennis Ferrer remix) and countless dance floor anthems under his belt, Dennis has seen, embraced and been at the core of many movements within underground dance music since the mid 90's.
Jason Derulo with very special guests T.I., Austin Mahone and Pia Mia
Friday 9 October 2015, Brisbane: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 10 October 2015, Melbourne: Rod Laver Arena
Sunday 11 October 2015, Sydney: Allphones Arena
Following his recent successful promotional tour of Australia this year, Jason Derulo is heading back to our shores for a series of very special performances in October. MTV Music, KIIS Network, iHeartRadio and Ruby Stone Entertainment is proud to announce the tour, which takes the chart-topping global superstar to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Since emerging on the scene just over five years ago, Jason Derulo has established himself as one of the most successful pop acts on the planet. The Miami native wrote a series of hits for Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy and Sean Kingston, before breaking out as a solo artist, amassing sales of over 50 million for a series of career-defining platinum singles, including The Other Side, Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz), Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg), It Girl, Trumpets,Marry Me and Whatcha Say.
The Meanies On Tour
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2 - THE TOTE, MELBOURNE
With guests Warped, Flour & Liquor Snatch
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 - NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
With guests Yes I'm Leaving & White Dog
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4 - CROWBAR, BRISBANE
With guests Budd, The Onyas & BMX-Ray
MONDAY OCTOBER 5 - TYM GUITARS, BRISBANE *NEW*
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6 - ENIGMA BAR, ADELAIDE *NEW*
With guests Numbskulls & The Lizards
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21 - RIVER ROCKS AT THE BARWON CLUB, GEELONG
At The Dakota
Thursday 1st October 2015
Darwin Railway Club, Darwin
Friday 2nd October 2015
Ric’s Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 3rd October 2015
Shamrock Hotel, Toowoomba
Friday 9th October 2015
Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 17th October 2015
Hotel Metropolitan, Adelaide
Friday 23rd October 2015
Four5nine Bar, Perth
Saturday 24th October 2015
The Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
Saturday 31st October 2015
Epilogue Lounge, Alice Springs
Friday 13th November 2015
Discovery Darwin, Darwin
(The Rubens Support)
I Know Leopard: Another Life Tour
Fri 25 Sep | Brolga Riverstage, Maryborough QLD (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.ourfrasercoast.com.au
Sun 27 Sep | Kyneton Town Hall, Kyneton VIC (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/arts/buytickets | 1300 888 802 | Macedon Ranges Customer Service Centres
Wed 30 Sep | Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.townsville.qld.gov.au/community/ticketshop | 07 4727 9797
Sun 04 Oct | Margaret River Cultural Centre, Margaret River WA (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.artsmargaretriver.com
Thu 08 Oct | Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema, Port Hedland WA (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.mattdann.com
Fri 09 Oct | Jimmy’s Den, Perth WA
Tickets available from www.ticketbooth.com.au
Sat 10 Oct | Geraldton Foreshore, Geraldton WA (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.qpt.cgg.wa.gov.au
Thu 22 Oct | Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
Fri 23 Oct | Theatre Royal, Hobart TAS (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.theatreroyal.com.au | 1800 650 277 | Theatre Royal Box Office & Centretainment Hobart
Sat 24 Oct | The Grace Darling, Melbourne VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
Sat 31 Oct | Portland Arts Centre, Portland VIC (All Ages)*
Tickets available from www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Performances
Sat 07 Nov | Moonshine, Manly NSW
Fri 13 Nov | Milk Bar & Factory, Brisbane QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
Sat 14 Nov | The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Sat 21 Nov | Goodgod Small Club, Sydney NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets
Dustin Tebbutt ‘Home’ Tour
This September, Dustin Tebbutt will be thrust into the limelight as Rdio’s Artist To Watch. Joining the ranks with some of Australia’s leading artists, Rdio is pleased to welcome Dustin into the Artist To Watch family which supports Australia’s best up-and-coming talent.
Friday, 18th September Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday, 19th September Adelaide Uni (all ages)
Friday 25th September Factory Theatre, Sydney (all ages)
Friday, 2nd October The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday, 10th October The Rosemount, Perth
Pete Murray Yours Acoustically Tour
Thu 1st Oct – Mt Isa Civic Centre – Mt Isa
Fri 2nd Oct – Tanks Arts Centre – Cairns
Sat 3rd Oct – The Venue – Townsville
Sun 4th Oct – Magnums Hotel – Airlie Beach
Fri 9th Oct – Racehorse Hotel – Ipswich
Sat 10th Oct – The Triffid – Brisbane
Sun 11th Oct – Twin Towns – Tweed Heads
Wed 14th Oct – Capital Theatre – Bendigo
Thu 15th Oct – Regent Theatre – Ballarat
Fri 16th Oct – Trak Lounge Bar – Melbourne
Sat 17th Oct – Torquay Hotel – Torquay
Thu 22nd Oct – Gap View Hotel – Alice Springs
Fri 23rd Oct – Darwin Ski Club – Darwin
Sat 24th Oct – Her Majesty’s Theatre – Adelaide
Thu 5th Nov – Dunsborough Tavern – Dunsborough
Fri 6th Nov – Charles Hotel – Perth
Sat 7th Nov – Fremantle Arts Centre – Fremantle
Sun 8th Nov – Wintersun Hotel – Geraldton
Wed 11th Nov – Spirit Bar – Traralgon
Thu 12th Nov – Hallam Hotel – Hallam
Fri 13th Nov – Country Club – Launceston
Sat 14th Nov – Wrest Point - Hobart
Thu 19th Nov – Depot on Beaumont – Newcastle
Fri 20th Nov – Waves – Wollongong
Sat 21st Nov – The Basement – Sydney
Sun 22nd Nov – The Basement – Sydney
Thu 26th Nov – Mona Vale Hotel – Mona Vale
Fri 27th Nov – Entrance Leagues Club – Bateau Bay
Sat 28th Nov – Playhouse, Canberra Theatre – Canberra
Sun 29th Nov – Paddy’s @ Beer Deluxe – Albury
Thu 3rd Dec – Harvey Rd Tavern – Gladstone
Fri 4th Dec – Villa Noosa – Noosaville
Sat 5th Dec – Redland Bay Hotel – Redland Bay
The McClymonts 2015
|Venue:||Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre|
|Date:||Thursday 21st January|
The McClymonts have today announced details of their Tamworth Country Music Festival live show. Dubbed ‘10 Years of Hits’, this very special event will take place at the TRECC (Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre) on Thursday 21st January, 2016, starting at midday.
Since releasing their self-titled debut EP in 2006, Brooke, Sam & Mollie have gone on to amass nineteen charting singles, gold albums, multiple awards and sold out shows across Australia and the US, all of which will be celebrated in this show. As always, the performance will showcase the stunning harmonies of Australia’s #1 Country Music group along with their incredible live band.
The girls will be supported by the 2016 Toyota Star Maker Top 3 Grand Finalists, giving an opportunity for the emerging artists to perform on one of the most iconic stages in Australian Country Music. Toyota Star Maker is close to the girls’ hearts with Sam having won the long-standing talent event individually in 2005. Now in its 37th year, the Toyota Star Maker competition has been an instrumental part of launching the careers of stars including Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell, Beccy Cole and Keith Urban.
Ron Sexsmith 2015
Nov 20th - Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby
Nov 21st - Newtown Social Club, Sydney
w/ Bob Evans & Timothy Nelson
Nov 23rd - Basement, Sydney
w/ Bob Evans & Mark Lang
Nov 25th - Rosemount, Perth
w/ Bob Evans & Timothy Nelson
Nov 27th - Caravan Club, Melbourne
w/ Bob Evans & Timothy Nelson
Nov 28th - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (Matinee) w/ Liz Stringer, Mark Lang & Ollie Brown
Nov 28th - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (Evening show)
w/ Bob Evans & Mark Lang
Nov 29th - Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff
|Fee:||VIP Front of Stage: $199 (First Release) General Admission: $149 (First Release)|
Soulfest International in association with Channel [V] and MAX, are thrilled to announce the return of Soulfest for 2015. With good music, good food and good vibes, Soulfest is the only music event in Australia and New Zealand dedicated to bringing you some of the world’s finest contemporary Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop Artists. This unique Music and Cultural Festival saw tens of thousands of music lovers come together peacefully in 2014 to celebrate their passion for soul and hip-hop, and this year we are pleased to announce over 20 artists and DJ’s across two stages in the serene settings of The Domain in Sydney and The Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain District in Melbourne.
The first artist announcement features the spectacular Mary J. Blige who is one of the Queens of Hip-Hop and Soul Music, plus the incomparable Jill Scott. Joining the leading ladies are; the beautiful and haunting vocalist Jhenè Aiko, 9 x Grammy Nominee Charlie Wilson, R&B Duo Floetry, plus new jazz star Kamasi Washington. They will be joined by Australia’s own Soul star Daniel Merriweather, Hip-Hop favourites De La Soul, Talib Kweli and Dwele, the soulful Eric Benèt, Grammy nominated rapper/singer BJ The Chicago Kid and Melbourne hip-hop artist Remi.
Over 20 live acts and DJ’s will feature throughout the 10-hour day, across 2 main stages, the Spotify Stage plus a DJ Marquee.
Soulfest will also feature an expansive array of cuisine featuring authentic Soulfood and pop-up eateries curated by Event Producer Fernando Motti. With an array of themed bars featuring fine wine, imported beers and spirits through to cafés serving some of the world’s best coffee, Soulfest will be a unique opportunity to see and hear some of the world’s finest artists in a relaxed atmosphere.
Saturday 24th October – The Domain, SYDNEY
Sunday 25th October – The Sidney Myer Music Bowl & Kings Domain Precinct, MELBOURNE
James Reyne Cup Eve Show
|Venue:||The Corner Hotel|
|Date:||November 2nd, 2015|
Music lovers, it’s been three years in the planning, and has all the makings of an annual tradition … announcing James Reyne’s Cup Eve at The Corner Hotel, Monday November 2.
The last time Reyne played The Corner Hotel it was with good mate Mark Seymour for three SOLD OUT nights. Such a good time was had by all, James was determined to revisit this legendary venue – bring on Cup Eve, one of the most significant dates on the Melbourne live music calendar!
In a recent facebook post James writes, “We have been trying to organise a Melbourne Cup Eve show we can make our own, and set up as an annual event, for the past three years. FINALLY this year we have secured The Corner Hotel on Monday Nov 2.
Live (supported by Chocolate Starfish)
|Date:||Thursday, 19th November|
Live are headlining a ‘’one off’’ show in Melbourne and this is the first time Australian audiences will be introduced to new frontman, Chris Shinn, who joined the band in 2012. According to critics in the US, Chris has been a welcome replacement, in a band that dominated the charts and packed out arenas around the world.
Says Shinn of Live’s pending visit “Australia has been at the top of our list since I joined Līve. This will be my first trip there and to say I'm excited would be a huge understatement. The bands history with Australia is legendary. Getting to reconnect with that is going to be epic!"
Live achieved worldwide success with their 1994 album, Throwing Copper, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million in merely two years. Rolling Stone and MTV both dubbed the album "one of the 25 Greatest Rock Albums of All-Time", while taste makers from Spin to The New York Times lauded it with equal praise. They have since gone on to sell over 22 million albums worldwide and Live has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.
Their latest album, The Turn, marks the band’s ninth studio album and original members, Chad Taylor (Guitar & Backing Vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (Bass & Percussion), Chad Gracey (Drums & Percussion), who are joined by Chris Shinn (Lead Vocals & Guitar), have re-invigorated its sound with effusive energy and massive hooks.
Fri 27 November – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Sat 28 November – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Fri 4 December – The Corner, Melbourne
Sat 5 December – Metropolis, Perth
Fri 30 Oct – The Zoo, Brisbane
Sat 31 Oct – Max Watt’s, Sydney
Fri 6 Nov – Max Watt’s, Melbourne
Sat 7 Nov – Capitol, Perth
Armin van Buuren
Axwell ^ Ingrosso
Major Lazer Live
Duke Dumont Live **
What So Not
Clean Bandit Live*
Emma Hewitt Live*
Special Guest Headhunterz
Claptone Immortal Live*
Hot Dub Time Machine
Sydney, Saturday November 28, Sydney Showground
Perth, Sunday November 29, Claremont Showground
Melbourne, Saturday December 5, Melbourne Showgrounds
Adelaide, Saturday December 5, Bonython Park
Brisbane, Sunday December 6, Brisbane Showgrounds
The 1975 to Tour Australia in 2016
Sunday 17th January: The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tuesday 19th January: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wednesday 20th January: Festival Hall, Melbourne
Thursday 21st January: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 23rd January: HBF Stadium, Perth
Live at the Foreshore
|Date:||November 1st, 2015|
In the 1980's, Newcastle was woven together with a solid live rock music scene and sun drenched weekends at the beach. In recent years the culinary revolution added to that fabric. Our streets and alley way filled with hole in the wall speakeasies and small niche restaurants where everything is about quality and their own sense of style. No wonder we were voted one of Lonely Planets top 10 cities in the world. Finally all those elements will converging in one place when LIVE AT THE FORESHORE bring your best music memories to Camp Shortland on November 1.
7 iconic acts will make up an Aussie rock invasion, storming one of Newcastle most popular beaches. The line up includes James Reyne, Baby Animals, Mark Seymour and the undertow, Shannon Noll, Moving Pictures, Choirboys and Monsters of Rock featuring members of Screaming Jets and Rose Tattoo.
The California Honeydrops 2015
Nov 21st & 22nd - Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby
Nov 24th - Newtown Social Club, Sydney - tickets from OzTix
Nov 25th - Caravan Club, Melbourne - tickets from OzTix
Nov 26th - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne - tickets from OzTix
Nov 27th, 28th & 29th - Queensclff Music Festival, Queenscliff
Katie Noonan's Vanguard Transmutant Album Tour
Thur 15 October: Grand Hotel, Mornington, Vic
Fri 16 Oct: Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, Vic
Sat 17 Oct: Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, Vic
Sun 18 Oct: Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, Vic
Thur 22 Oct: The Triffid, Brisbane, Qld
Fri 23 Oct: The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, Nsw
Sat 24 Oct: Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, Qld
Sun 25 Oct: Majestic Theatre, Pomona, Qld
Wed 28 Oct: Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, Wa
Thur 29 Oct: The Gov, Adelaide, Sa
Fri 30 Oct: John Painter Hall @ Aim, Sydney, Nsw
Sat 31 Oct: John Painter Hall @ Aim, Sydney, Nsw
Thur 5 Nov: Brass Monkey, Cronulla, Nsw
Fri 6 Nov: Street Theatre, Canberra, Act
Sun 8 Nov: Spicers Vineyard Estate, Hunter Valley, Nsw
|Date:||Sunday 18th of October, 2015|
|Time:||12.00 Noon – 7PM|
Port Macquarie is buzzing with excitement today with the announcement of a new all ages laneway party in the form of MEMORY LANE to be held on Sunday October 18th from noon until 7 pm. Get your groove on as the laneway behind Port Central comes alive in celebration of music, food and more. MEMORY LANE is aimed at providing Port Macquarie’s youth with a recreational stress release valve in the lead up to exams and end of year pressure and promises to grace their eardrums with a deliciously exciting mix of musical talents.
The event will showcase some of Australia’s most hectic indie rock bands together and provide local talent with significant opportunities to play with calibre bands, bringing together musicians, music lovers, creatives and party people in search of a good time.
MJR Presents have joined forces with Port Macquarie Hastings Council, headspace and Mid North Coast Lifesaving to bring you the all ages drug and alcohol free event transforming the Port Central laneway into a vibrant and engaging youth precinct. The laneway will be filled with young people entertaining and being entertained in a place they can call their own.
At the moment we are asking you to ‘save the date’ for MEMORY LANE, sign up to our newsletter and like the Facebook page and be the first to hear the line up announce on June 30.
Def Leppard Australia Tour
Def Leppard, one of the world’s dominating powerhouses of rock, today announced details of their 2015 Australian tour – the first show kicks off in Sydney on 17th November.
With over 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards (over 10 million albums sales in the USA for two separate albums) to their name, Def Leppard are one of the best loved bands in rock music. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals) and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals).
Qantas Credit Union Arena - November 17
Def Leppard with special guests LIVE & Baby Animals
Tickets on sale Thursday June 11 from Ticketek
Rod Laver Arena - November 18
Def Leppard with special guests LIVE & Electric Mary
Tickets on sale Thursday June 11 from Ticketek
Red Hill Amphitheatre - November 21
Def Leppard with special guests LIVE & Baby Animals
Tickets on sale Thursday June 11 from Red Hill Gigs
Robbie Let Me Entertain You Tour
Pop superstar Robbie Williams will be returning to Australia in October with the “Let Me Entertain You Tour”, performing all the big hits that have defined his dazzling career. Kicking off in Perth on Friday 9th October, he will then head to Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne. The tour will sign off at Sydney’s Allphones Arena on Tuesday 27th October before heading to New Zealand.
Friday 9 October - Perth Arena, Perth
Tuesday 13 October - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Saturday 17 October - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Thursday 22 October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday 27 October - Allphones Arena, Sydney
Robbie Williams was last in Australia in 2014 for “The Swing Tour Live”, which saw him perform to sell-out arenas across the country, delighting fans that had waited eight long years for his return down under. The tour was something of a departure from Robbie’s juggernaut 2006 “Close Encounters World Tour”, which saw the pop superstar perform his biggest hits to over 500,000 Aussies nationally.
This time around Robbie will return to Australia armed with a glittering collection of fan favourites and a handful of unique covers. The aptly-named “Let Me Entertain You Tour” will boast a set-list perfected over a career spanning two decades at the very pinnacle of pop and will include all-time hits Angels, Rock DJ, Better Man and Bodies.
Visa Entertainment Pre-sale tickets are available to all Visa credit, debit or pre-paid cardholders and can now also be purchased using Visa Checkout. The Visa Entertainment presale starts at 9am Wednesday 20 May until 9am Friday 22 May, or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
Tickets to the general public will go on sale 10am Monday 25 May at www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
Elton John All The Hits Tour
Music legend Sir Elton John and his band will be returning to Australia to perform his “All The Hits Tour”, singing all of the classics that has made him one of the most successful and beloved artists of all time. Having played 179 concerts to over 1.5 million people across the country since 1971, John makes a triumphant return to the country that has welcomed him for many years.
“Australia has been one of my favourite countries to tour ever since my first visit there at the start of my world-wide career. Some of my most memorable concerts have taken place in venues all across the continent. The Australian audiences always seem to bring out the best in us, and I am certain there will be many more fantastic evenings when we visit in December,” said Elton John.
Saturday 5 December - Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tuesday 8 December - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Friday 11 December - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday 15 December - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Saturday 19 December - Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition.
Visa Entertainment Pre-sale tickets are available to all Visa credit, debit or pre-paid cardholders and can now also be purchased using Visa Checkout. The Visa Entertainment presale starts at 9am Wednesday 6 May until Friday 8 May, or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
Tickets to the general public will go on sale 10am Monday 11 May at www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles in the United States, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind (1997), which sold 33 million copies. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.
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KISS 40th Anniversary Australian Tour
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are set to thrill Australian audiences once again in October during their 40th Anniversary world tour. KISS will kick off the tour in Perth on Saturday October 3, before moving on to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and a maiden show in Newcastle:
Perth Arena – 3rd October 2015
Adelaide Entertainment Centre – 6th October 2015
Melbourne Rod Laver Arena – 8th October 2015
Sydney Allphones Arena – 10th October 2015
Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 12th October 2015
Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 13th October 2015
Paul Stanley said: "I've loved Australia since the very first time I visited. It is one of the greatest secrets on earth and probably better kept that way. The food, wine and women are all extraordinary and everyone has always welcomed me and made me feel like it is home."
With countless timeless hits like ‘Rock’n’Roll All Nite’, ‘I Was Made For Loving You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’ and ‘God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You’, the KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation.
Special guests will be The Dead Daisies, a powerful musical collective created by a rotating line-up featuring some of the world’s best rock musicians. The tour will include performances from Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol).
Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cardholders can get tickets first through Visa Entertainment. The Visa Entertainment presale starts at 2pm Thursday 19 March until 10pm Sunday 22nd March (local time), or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au. Tickets to the general public will go on sale 2pm on Thursday 26th March through www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
|Date:||20th, 27th & 29th of November & 4th of December|
|Fee:||$30 Unwaged / $35 Waged|
Recently in recovery after a courageous battle against ovarian cancer, Candy Royalle is getting straight back to the stage with her explosive new show FRIDA PEOPLE, along with collaborators Sloppy Joe and Betty Grumble.
Royalle, Sloppy Joe and Betty Grumble will be bringing their confronting, challenging and highly entertaining show to the Seymour Centre in Sydney on November 20, 27 and December 4, and to the Brisbane Metro Arts on November 29.
Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once Tour
KYLIE MINOGUE has announced her 2015 Australian ‘Kiss Me Once’ Tour and Visa Entertainment is giving fans the opportunity to be the first to buy tickets.
Advance tickets for the Australian leg of Kylie’s 2015 ‘Kiss Me Once’ Tour will be available first to all Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders from noon (local time) Monday 7 July until noon (local time) Wednesday 9 July 2014 or until presale tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public, via Ticketek, at 10.00am (local time) Wednesday 14 July 2014.
Kylie’s ‘Kiss Me Once’ Tour will be her first since the stripped back Anti-Tour club shows in Sydney and Melbourne in early 2012. Notably it will have been almost four years since her last national arena tour of our shores.
Joined by her band and dancers, fans can expect first class production, plenty of glamour, and songs that will have them up and dancing the night away.
KYLIE ‘KISS ME ONCE’ National Tour Dates:
14 March 2015 Perth Arena, Perth
17 March 2015 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
18 March 2015 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
20 March 2015 Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
21 March 2015 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
N’fa Jones Touring with Remi
The first taste for 2014 of N’fa Jones forthcoming album Black + White Noise is ‘Money Better Come’. The title of the track speaks for itlself. ‘Money Better Come’ is a Styalz Fuego production with Kaylen Behr featuring on the chorus giving it that good ol’ fashion Summer vibe we all need.
Summing up the way N’fa Jones often feels the life of an artist plays out, the track comes with fun and clever video clip directed by Nic McRobbie. While reflecting on the fragility of life, N’fa still manages to poke a bit of fun at himself, while singing (yep singing) melodies, telling an honest story, and of course kickin a rapped verse to keep the Hip Hop alive.
Get a taste for it while N’fa is on national tour with fellow House of Beige family member and triple j Unearthed winner Remi through February.
Friday 7th Feb - Coniston Lane Front Room (Ex-Wasteland) – Brisbane w/ Remi
Saturday 8th Feb – Northcote Social Club - Melbourne w/ Remi
Friday 14th Feb – Goodgod Small Club - Sydney w/ Remi
Saturday 15th Feb – Rocket Bar – Adelaide w/ Remi
Sunday 16th Feb – The Rosemount Hotel Beer Garden, Perth – FREE ENTRY! w/ Charlie Bucket
The Superjesus 2014 Tour Dates
Respected Aussie rock outfit The Superjesus is hitting the road for the Australia Day long weekend, celebrating in fine style with three live shows. They’ll kick off on 24th January at Waves Wollongong, then head to Bateau Bay Hotel on the 25th, with a massive Australia Day gig on 26th January at Garrison Point, Bankstown.
Following their successful ‘Reformation’ tour earlier this year, which saw the band playing live for the first time in ten years, The Superjesus has been working on new material and are looking forward to road testing it on their fans, with further live dates to come.
The Superjesus rose to prominence in Adelaide in 1994, and was eagerly embraced for their electrifying live shows, spearheaded by charismatic front woman, Sarah McLeod. They were quick to find support from national broadcaster Triple J and were on their way, enjoying multiplatinum album success with Sumo, Jetage and Rock Music and delivering hit singles such as ‘Gravity’, ‘Secret Agent Man’, ‘Shut My Eyes’ and ‘Down Again’.
The Superjesus live in January 2014:
Friday 24th Waves, Wollongong
Saturday 25th Bateau Bay Hotel, Bateau Bay
Sunday 26th Australia Day concert, Garrison Point, Bankstown
Harrison Craig More Than A Dream Tour
Friday 27 September: QPAC Concert Hall
Saturday 28 September: Jupiter’s Theatre
Tuesday 1 October: Palms at Crown
Wednesday 2 October: Palms at Crown
Saturday 5 October: Capitol Theatre
Friday 11 October: Regal Theatre
Saturday 12 October: Her Majesty’s Theatre
Thursday 31 October: The Capital
Friday 1 November: Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts
Saturday 2 November: Deakin’s Costa Hall
Sunday 3 November: Lighthouse Theatre
Wednesday 6 November: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Thursday 7 November: Mildura Arts Centre
Friday 8 November: Wangarratta Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 9 November: Wangarratta Performing Arts Centre
Wednesday 13 November: Dubbo Regional Theatre Convention Centre
Thursday 14 November: Orange Civic Theatre
Friday 15 November: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 16 November: The Playhouse
Tuesday 19 November: Star Court Theatre
Wednesday 20 November: Capitol Theatre
Thursday 21 November: Glasshouse
Friday 22 November: Civic Theatre Newcastle
Saturday 23 November: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
|Friday 22nd of June: Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle|
Saturday 23rd of June: Beresford, Sydney
Wednesday 4th of July: Workers Club, Melbourne
Wednesday 11th of July: Workers Club, Melbourne
Wednesday 18th of July: Workers Club, Melbourne
Wednesday 25th of July: Workers Club, Melbourne
Saturday 28th of July: Gallery Bar, Oxford Arts, Sydney