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Bach Violin Concertos Tour

The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) demonstrates the impassioned magic and enduring genius of Johann Sebastian Bach this autumn with a much-anticipated national tour of Bach Violin Concertos. Performing from 2 to 12 April 2017 in concert halls across Australia, the ACO brings to life Bach’s mesmerising compositions for violin in a special homage to one of the greatest composers of all time.

 

Artistic Director Richard Tognetti is at the helm for these performances, joined by Principal Violins Helena Rathbone and Satu Vänskä, as the ACO showcases Bach’s works for solo violin, violin and orchestra, two violins and orchestra, and three violins and orchestra. The tour follows the ongoing success of Tognetti’s recordings of Bach, which earned him three consecutive ARIA awards for Best Classical Album. Australian audiences have the opportunity to experience this fearless musician’s vision of Bach’s magnificent writing for violin and hear these beloved works anew.

 

Rounding out the program is the Sarabande, the emotional centrepiece of Bach’s Fourth Cello Suite, performed by ACO Principal Cello, Timo-Veikko Valve, along with two glorious symphonies from the “Father of the Symphony”, Franz Joseph Haydn, who wrote more than one hundred of them. Helena Rathbone considers these two as among his greatest. “Each symphony you pull out of the Haydn hat is so imaginative, so extraordinary, and so different. We’ve played a lot of them, but when it comes down to it, you pick your favourites, and in this concert, we present two crackers,” says Rathbone.

 

Tognetti grew up listening to the pioneers of the early music movement at a time when Karajan was the Emperor. “They were radical misfits some of whom made ambit claims of knowing what the composer intended, whereas the attraction was a new and vibrant way of playing this great and little explored music from the baroque,” Tognetti explains.

 

Tognetti soaked up performances by Dutch, English and Austro-German pioneers. “Anner Bylsma the first cellist to convincingly record the Bach Suites on period instruments; the great Frans Brüggen, who conducted my first performances of Mozart’s last symphonies with the ACO; and Christopher Hogwood who I worked a great deal with and who forged a strong relationship with the ACO – he was the pioneer of the early music movement. Hogwood once said, ‘You can play things stylishly on the wrong instruments or unstylishly on the right instruments’. So although much of the early music movement was based on dogma (spurious at that), there was also something liberating about it: we had the gate open to an earlier age, whilst forging a new and exciting path.” He adds, “Bach was, in many ways, like Shakespeare – he wanted his art to evolve and not be set in stone. Arguably, more than just about any other composer, you can adapt, transform and really experiment with Bach’s music – it’s like clay.”

 

Tognetti says to this day, he continues to meet people who define Bach’s genius in terms of mathematic precision and technical mastery, but for him Bach’s timeless appeal lies in the sheer aesthetic beauty of his sound world. “When I was a kid, I gave my mum a recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with Karl Richter and the Münchener Bach Orchestra (very old fashioned and stodgy) as a birthday present. This was the first recording I heard of Bach’s Brandenburgs – incidentally, Nick Drake was listening to the Brandenburgs the night before he died! Around the same time, my father took me to see Tarkovsky’s Solaris which features the Chorale Prelude ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’. Its sense of other worldliness and suggestion of the numinous has never left me.”

 

For these performances, the ACO will play on gut strings with period bows. “We like the rawness, roughness and soft hue of the sound these strings produce,” Tognetti explains. “We have little to no idea what Bach or Haydn intended their music to sound like, so we will offer one notion of how it could sound today.” 

 

Tognetti adds that the instruments play a vital role in bringing the past into the present. Many of the players, including the soloists, play instruments crafted around Bach’s era. Tognetti performs on a 1743 Guarneri del Gesù violin, Rathbone a 1759 Guadagnini violin, Vänskä a 1728/29 Stradivarius violin, and Valve a 1729 Guarneri filius Andreæ cello. Tognetti’s violin may even have been owned and lost in gambling by Paganini, the greatest violinist of all time. The three violins were made by leading Italian craftsman who represent the triumvirate of revered instrument makers of that time. Like Bach and Haydn, they revolutionised their craft and would go on to influence musicians for generations to follow.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC, Sunday 2 April, 2.30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC, Monday 3 April, 7.30pm

Adelaide Town Hall, SA, Tuesday 4 April, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall, WA, Wednesday 5 April, 7.30pm

City Recital Hall, NSW, Saturday 8 April, 7.00pm

Sydney Opera House, NSW, Sunday 9 April, 2.00pm

QPAC Brisbane, QLD, Monday 10 April, 7.00pm

City Recital Hall, NSW, Tuesday 11 April, 8.00pm

City Recital Hall, NSW, Wednesday 12 April, 7.00pm

Alana Wilkinson To Tour With Eddi Reader (March) and Bob Evans (June)

The emergence of Melbourne based singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson has begun and 2017 promises to be a watershed year for the unorthodox and endearing folk/pop/punk artist.

 

Wednesday 15th March 2017
Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne VIC
with Eddi Reader 

Tuesday 21st March 2017
The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
with Eddi Reader

Thursday 1st June 2017
Baha, Rye VIC 
with Bob Evans

Friday 2nd June 2017
The Croxton Front Bar, Melbourne VIC
with Bob Evans  

Saturday 3rd June 2017
The Workers Club, Geelong VIC
with Bob Evans

Sarah Blasko’s ‘The Soloist’ Tour Dates

Booking:http://www.sarahblasko.com

Thursday 25th May             Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 26th May                  GPAC Drama Theatre, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 27th May             Meeniyan Town Hall, VIC
Thursday 1st June               Darwin Entertainment Centre Studio Theatre, NT
Wednesday 7th June         City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 8th June               Canberra Theatre Playhouse, ACT
Friday 9th June                    Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 10th June             48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 15th June             Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC
Thursday 22nd June           Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd June                  Tank Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 5th July           Adelaide Town Hall, SA
Thursday 6th July                 Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Wednesday 12th July         Festival Of Voices, Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS

 

Radical Face Australian Tour 2017

Florida-born multi-instrumentalist Radical Face (a.k.a. Ben Cooper) has his sights set on  Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this coming May and June!

 

Friday 26th May 2017
Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (18+) 


Saturday 27th May 2017
Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (18+) 

Sunday 28th May 2017
The Zoo, Brisbane QLD (18+) 

Wednesday 31st May 2017
Jive Bar, Adelaide SA (18+) 

Thursday 1st June 2017
Badlands, Perth WA (18+) 

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Tuning Fork, Auckland NZ (18+)  

Mallrat Australian Tour

Booking:lilmallrat.tumblr.com

Thursday 6th April, 2017
The Gasometer Hotel - Melbourne VIC (18+)

Friday 7th April, 2017
Hudson Ballroom - Sydney NSW (18+)

Saturday 8th April, 2017
The TBC Club - Brisbane QLD (18+)

Gum Tour Dates

Thu, Mar 30th | The Curtin, Melbourne
Fri, Mar 31st | The Foundry, Brisbane
Sat, April 1st | The Two Wolves Cantina, Sydney

Todrick Hall: Straight Outta Oz

Booking:www.wearenice.com.au

Thursday 1st June - Astor Theatre, Perth
Saturday 3rd June – Plaza Auditorium, Brisbane
Sunday 4th June - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Monday 5th June - Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his hit musical Straight Outta Oz will be touring in North America, Europe, and Australia.  The 30+ city tour will kick off late march in New York City at the PlayStation Theatre and will travel throughout North America and Europe before arriving in  Australia in June.

Spenda C ‘Release’ Tour Dates

Spenda C ‘Release’ Tour Dates with Special Guests CULT SHØTTA

Sat 4 March – Hard Grime Festival, Maitland*
Fri 17 March – Impala, Auckland
Sat 25 March – The Met, Brisbane*
Thur 13 April – Ambar, Perth
Fri 14 April – No Chill, Melbourne
Sun 16 April – Electric Circus, Adelaide
Mon 24 April – Civic Underground, Sydney*

Growing up in a musical family & learning how to play drums as a teenager, it’s inevitable that music would end up being something that Spenda C excelled at! His early inspirations come from Punk bands such as ‘Social Distortion’ & ‘H2O’.  A prominent artist in Australia’s Bass Music & Trap scene, Spenda C has also collaborated with the likes of: Nemo, Hydraulix, Oski, Zuri Akoko & Surecut Kids.  Drawing on vibes from all styles of music, he’s interests include merging trap, Drum & Bass Jersey & B-More sounds!

Boo Seeka Does This Last Tour Dates

Fri 07 Apr | Manning Bar | Sydney NSW
Thu 13 Apr | Transit Bar | Canberra ACT
Fri 14 Apr | Corner Hotel | Melbourne VIC
Fri 21 Apr | Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane QLD
Fri 28 Apr | Fat Controller | Adelaide SA
Sat 29 Apr | The Sandbar | Mildura VIC
Fri 05 May | Jack Rabbit Slims | Perth WA
Sat 06 May | The Prince | Bunbury WA
Sun 07 May | Clancy’s | Dunsborough WA
Sat 20 May | Bass In The Grass | Darwin, NT
Sat 27 May | The Big Pineapple | Sunshine Coast, QLD

Hard Candy Australian Tour Dates

Sun 12 March (early) / Golden Plains Festival / Meredith, VIC
Sun 12 March (late) / Panama Festival / Golconda, TAS
Sat 25 March / Hot Dub Wine Machine / Yarra Valley, VIC
Sat 1 April / By The Meadow Festival / Bambra, VIC
Fri 7 April / Newtown Social Club / Sydney
Sat 22 April / Northcote Social Club / Melbourne
Mon 24 April (ANZAC Day Eve) / Brightside / Brisbane
Fri 5 May / Fat Controller / Adelaide

Allah-Las Australian Tour

Booking:strangeyonder.com and contrary.com.au

Friday 12th May 2017
The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

Saturday 13th May 2017
The Northern, Byron Bay NSW

Sunday 14th May 2017
Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD

Wednesday 17th May 2017
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW

Friday 19th May 2017
The Curtin, Melbourne VIC

Peter Hook and the Light Tour Dates

Thursday 5th of October – The Studio AUCKLAND
Saturday 7th of October – Metro Theatre SYDNEY
Sunday 8th of October – The Tivoli BRISBANE
Tuesday 10th of October – The Gov ADELAIDE
Friday 13th of October – Corner Hotel MELBOURNE
Monday 16th of October – Astor Theatre PERTH

Metropolis Touring Presents An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light performing the legendary Factory Record’s albums ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order. Both albums will be performed sequentially and in their entirety this October in Australia and New Zealand.

Slumberjack The Fracture Tour Dates

Booking:slumberjackmusic.com

Fri 21 April / Foundry Bar / Christchurch, NZ
Sat 22 April / Studio the Venue / Auckland, NZ
Fri 19 May / The Triffid / Brisbane
Fri 26 May / The Metro Theatre / Sydney
Sat 27 May / Max Watts / Melbourne
Fri 2 June / Villa Nightclub / Perth         

This Way North Head Above Water Tour Dates

Booking:www.thiswaynorth.com

Fri 10th Feb - Friday’s On My Mind, The Cube Wodonga w/ Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Sat 11th Feb - The Star Hotel, Yackandandah VIC
Sun 12th Feb - The Wandi Pub, Wandilligong
Fri 17th Feb - The Marlo Hotel, Marlo
Sat 18th Feb - Bruthen Blues & Roots Festival, Bruthen VIC
Sun 19th Feb - Fair Day, Sydney NSW
Wed 22nd Feb - Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice, Sydney NSW
Fri 24th Feb - The Aztec, Foster NSW
Sat 25th Feb - The Junkyard, Maitland NSW
Sun 26th Feb - The Rhythm Hut, Gosford NSW
Sat 4th Mar - Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet VIC
Sun 5th Mar - 'By the Bay', Mordialloc VIC

Sun 5th March - Sydney Rd Street Party, Retreat Hotel VIC
Fri 10th Mar - Baha Tacos, Rye VIC
Sat 11th Mar - Chill Out Festival, Old Hepburn Hotel, VIC
Sun 12th Mar - Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, Apollo Bay VIC

Thu 16th Mar - Sookie Lounge, Belgrave w/The Jerry Cans (CAN)
Thu 30th Mar - Settlers Tavern, Margret River WA
Sat 1st April - Prince Of Whales Hotel, Bunbury WA
Sun 2nd  April - The Carine, Duncraig WA
Fri 28th & Sat 29th April - Wide Open Spaces Festival, Alice Springs NT

Dragonforce Reaching Into Infinity Australian Tour 2017

Booking:www.tickets.destroyalllines.com

International metal superstars and power metal speed legends DRAGONFORCE have revealed that they will be touring Australia as part of their Reaching Into Infinity World Tour.

 

Tuesday 20 June – Capitol, Perth 18+
Wednesday 21 June – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+
Thursday 22 June – The Basement, Canberra 18+
Saturday 24 June – Manning Bar, Sydney 18+
Sunday 25 June – The Triffid, Brisbane 18+

Band Of Frequencies Tour Dates

Tue 7th March – Noosa Festival of Surfing, QLD (Men of Wood and Foam documentary screening & album launch)
Sat 18th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sun 19th March – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Thu 23rd March – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Fri 24th March – Mojo's Bar, Fremantle, WA
Sat 25th March – Indi Bar Scarborough WA
Sun 26th March – Margaret River Pro event at Cape Mentelle Winery, WA (Men of Wood and Foamdocumentary also screening)
Fri 21st April – Wide Open Road at The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thu 11th May - Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW
Fri 12th May – Yacht Club, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Sun 21st May – Brunswick Hotel, Northern Rivers, NSW
Melbourne TBA shortly!

Nashville Pussy Australian Tour 2017

Booking:http://www.nashvillepussy.com/

Thursday 4th May 2017
Whammy Bar, Auckland NZ
Tix: http://bit.ly/2kmcHqd

Friday 5th May 2017
Valhalla Tavern, Wellington NZ
Tix: http://bit.ly/2km6xXr

Saturday 6th May 2017
Negative Waves Festival
Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
with BRANT BJORK, The Peep Tempel, Batpiss, Zeahorse & more
Tix: https://www.oztix.com.au/eventguide/?q=negative+waves

Sunday 7th May 2017
The Gov, Adelaide SA
 with BRANT BJORK
Tix: http://thegov.oztix.com.au/?eventId=70590

Wednesday 10th May 2017
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Tix: http://northcotesocialclub.com

Friday 12th May 2017
Bald Faced Stag, Sydney NSW
Tix: http://www.baldfacedstag.com.au

Saturday 13th May 2017
Crow Bar, Brisbane QLD
Tix: https://crowbar.oztix.com.au/?Event=70548

Milky Chance Stolen Dance Tour

Booking:secretsounds.com

2014’s Sadnecessary, the band’s debut album featuring the multi platinum global hit ‘Stolen Dance’ (4 x Platinum in Australia / #4 on triple j's Hottest 100), earned ecstatic praise from all over the world with ‘Stolen Dance’ taking the coveted number one spot in several countries, becoming "most blogged about act" on Hype Machine and is the 16th most Shazamed song of all time - solidifying the group as one of the world’s biggest breakout success stories!
 
The last time the duo were in the country they played two sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as massive festival slots at Falls, Southbound and Field day, with many hailing the psychedelic folk act as ‘stand outs’ of the 2014 festival circuit. With the Sydney Morning Herald posing the question, “How do you know a hit? When everyone at the festival stops what they're doing and sprints towards the music.” When their song ‘Stolen Dance’ hit the Valley stage in Byron, thousands of punters ran to join in the mass revelry, including the biggest line dance ever performed! It was a magic moment and one of the highlights of the festival.
 
After two years of solid touring including playing some of the worlds biggest festivals the German duo emerged late last year with 'Cocoon', signaling to their fans the arrival of a new album. The single has just achieved Gold-status in Australia, while on Spotify the track quickly amassed over 19 million plays and counting. The video has stirred up 4 million-plus YouTube/VEVO views with its gentle and seamless fusion of electronic vibes and folky singer-songwriter flourishes. 
 
Blossom (Neon Records/Universal Music Australia) will be available in stores and at all digital retailers on Friday March 17, 2017. The online pre-order is live HERE and immediately enables instant downloads of the lead single ‘Cocoon’ and new track ‘Doing Good’.
 
If the first three offerings are anything to go by, Blossom promises to be one of this year’s most hotly anticipated releases!
 
Tue 2 May: The Tivoli, Brisbane     
Wed 3 May: Enmore Theatre, Sydney              
Thu 4 May: Town Hall, Melbourne      
Wed 10 May: Metro City, Perth            
 

The Wombats: A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation

Booking:secretsounds.com

2017 marks 10 years since Alt pop trio The Wombats released their debut record A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation. These shows will be a celebration of all things The Wombats and showcasing a selection of the bands biggest hit across Glitterbug, This Modern Glitch and will close with all of your favorite tracks off A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation.
 
A message from The Wombats: 
 
“Hey Australia, so we're playing Groovin' the Moo this year and we thought whilst we were over it would be rude not to do some sideshows as we're celebrating 10 years since the release of our 1st album! Our 1st baby is 10, we can't believe how much he's grown. We look forward to having a few massive birthday parties for the little blighter. Hope you can make it! - PS New music coming this year!”
 
The Wombats have an uncanny knack for writing incredibly catchy songs. A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation, featuring indie-rock cult classic ‘Lets Dance to Joy Division’, is a witty collection of dance floor-filling indie pop gems that are loaded with savvy pop culture references, angsty coming-of-age observations and utterly infectious hooks. Selling over a million copies worldwide, the album went platinum in the UK and Gold in Australia, soared up the heart-seeker charts in the US, and was the triple j feature album of December 2007.
 
It’s no secret Australia has always had a love affair with The Wombats; selling out and upgrading multiple shows across the country and delivering massively energetic festival sets at The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Groovin’ the Moo and Splendour in the Grass. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the album that debuted indie-rock royalty The Wombats plus all of their biggest hits, get your tickets now!
  
 
Wed 3 May: Festival Hall, Melbourne
Mon 8 May: Opera House, Sydney                      
Thu 11 May: Metro City, Perth

Protest The Hero 2017 Tour

Booking:http://goo.gl/SwllGS

One of progressive metals most unique acts Protest The Hero are returning to Australian and New Zealand shores this April in support of their latest release Pacific Myth. These revolutionary metal giants will be bringing a collection of fan favourites, in addition to some new head banging hits that every hardcore fanatic will not want to miss!

Protest The Hero have carved an identity for themselves that is so revolutionary within heavy music that to call them "unique" would be like calling Louis C.K. "pretty funny" or the classic "Star Trek" television series "influential sci-fi." The band effortlessly balances high-minded artistry with wit and whimsy, substantive viewpoints with wanton tomfoolery and masterful musicianship with true songcraft.

Their latest offering Pacific Myth channels the bands usual hard-hitting sound and remains true to their signature style with overtly complex riffs and eccentric vocal arrangements. The band explained, “Pacific Myth was purely an experiment. For this reason, it’s a totally ‘go-with-your-gut’ record and one we are extremely proud of. Protest The Hero continue to push the boundaries of metal and widen their creative scope that has fans in a frenzy.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 19 – KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND (18+)
FRIDAY APRIL 21 – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE (18+)
SATURDAY APRIL 22 – THE FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY (18+)
SUNDAY APRIL 23 – THE SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE (18+)
TUESDAY APRIL 25 – THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE (18+)
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26 – AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH (18+)

Village People 40th Anniversary Tour

Booking:www.zaccariaconcerts.com.au

The undisputed Kings of Disco - Village People - are coming to Australia in May as part of their 40th Anniversary tour.  Special guests will be none other than local pop favourites Björn Again.  In true Village People style, this one-of-a-kind group, that still comprises two of its original band members, promise to deliver a smorgasbord of smash hits and get everyone up on their feet.

Having sold more than 100 million recordings, Village People were an unstoppable force in the 70’s and 80’s.  Their characters and classic hits will forever be ingrained in the fabric of pop culture.  Originally formed in 1977 by French Music composer Jacques Morali, the Village People quickly became an instant phenomenon, with chart-topping hits such as San Francisco, Macho Man, Y.M.C.A, In the Navy, Go West, Can't Stop the Music and more.  Their impact and influence on music have earned them the title of “Kings of Disco” as well as a prestigious star on the coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame.   The group has won many international awards including the American Music Award for Favorite Musical Group in 1979, AGVA's Georgie Award, West Germany's Gold Lion Award for music excellence and Brazil's 1981 Award for Best Act.

Over the past few years, Village People have performed a full schedule of performances throughout the United States as well as Canada, Brazil, France, South Africa, England, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Romania, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Poland and much more. The Guinness World Records book certified their Sun Bowl appearance on December 31, 2008 as the world’s largest Y.M.C.A dance with over 40,000 fans doing the “YMCA moves” while the group performed.

Adding to this action packed night of disco fun and supporting Village People across all shows is the world’s number 1 ABBA experience, Björn Again - the only ABBA show endorsed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.  The group is regarded as the most successful tribute band of all time, having performed in more than 100 countries worldwide and in concert venues from Sydney Opera House to Wembley Stadium.  Björn Again will bring ABBA's timeless hits back to the stage, combined with glitzy 70’s stage costumes, Swenglish banter and hilarious stage antics to create "one of the most entertaining rock shows in the world today" (Time Out, New York).

This special 40th Anniversary tour will feature some of the Village People’s biggest hits – prepare yourself to get carried away with the most irresistible disco tunes performed in this super group’s unique way.

VILLAGE PEOPLE ARE:  Felipe Rose (Original member - Native American), Alexander Briley (Original member - Soldier), Ray Simpson (Cop), Eric Anzalone (Biker), Jim Newman (Cowboy) and Bill Whitefield (Construction Worker)

Tickets on sale Friday 10th February, 2017

Sunday 21st May
Crown Theatre, Perth
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Thursday 25th May
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday 26th May
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday 27th May
The Star, Gold Coast
Tickets available at: www.ticketek.com.au

Brant Bjork Australian Tour 2017

Booking:http://www.brantbjork.net/

Saturday 6th May 2017
Negative Waves Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Tix: https://www.oztix.com.au/eventguide/?q=negative+waves

Sunday 7th May 2017
The Gov, Adelaide SA *
with NASHVILLE PUSSY
Tix: http://thegov.oztix.com.au/?eventId=70590

Wednesday 10th May 2017
Bald Faced Stag, Sydney NSW
Tix: http://www.baldfacedstag.com.au

Thursday 11th May 2017
Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tix: http://cornerhotel.com

Friday 12th May 2017
Crow Bar, Brisbane QLD
Tix: https://crowbar.oztix.com.au/?Event=70546

Saturday 13th May 2017
Valhalla Tavern, Wellington NZ
Tix: http://bit.ly/2krmji4

Sunday 14th May 2017
Whammy Bar, Auckland NZ
Tix: http://bit.ly/2krhHZ6

Radio Birdman and Died Pretty National Tour

Friday 16th June 2017   
Enmore Theatre - Sydney NSW
* Radio Birdman to headline
Tix: http://www.enmoretheatre.com.au/   

Saturday 17th June 2017
Capitol - Perth WA
* Died Pretty to headline
Tix http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=70360

Friday 23rd June 2017
The Tivoli - Brisbane QLD
* Died Pretty to headline
Tix http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005239DF0AD47E

Sunday 25th June 2017
The Gov - Adelaide SA
* Radio Birdman to headline
Tix http://thegov.oztix.com.au/?eventId=70442 

Friday 30th June 2017
The Croxton - Melbourne VIC
* Radio Birdman to headline
Tix http://thecroxton.oztix.com.au/?Event=70469  

Saturday 1st July 2017
The Croxton - Melbourne VIC
* Died Pretty to headline
Tix http://thecroxton.oztix.com.au/?Event=70467 

 

Dash Berlin - Australian Tour Dates 2017

Booking:https://www.facebook.com/symbioticpresents

Friday 14th April – Studio 3, Melbourne
Saturday 15th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney*
Saturday 15th April – Marquee, Sydney
Sunday 16th April – Metro City, Perth

KINGSWOOD - After Hours, Close To Dawn Pop-up Bar

Booking:kingswoodband.com

Kingswood After Hours, Close To Dawn Pop-up Bar
Thursday 16th February, 2017
6:00pm - late
Upstairs, The Attic - The Black Pearl in Fitzroy, Melbourne

KINGSWOOD After Hours, Close To Dawn National Album Tour
Supported by triple j

Thu 23 Mar: Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, Vic
Fri 24 Mar: 170 Russell, Melbourne, Vic         
Sat 25 Mar: The Gov, Adelaide, Sa
Wed 29 Mar: The Cambridge, Newcastle, Nsw
Thu 30 Mar: Wollongong Uni, Wollongong, Nsw
Fri 31 Mar: The Metro, Sydney, Nsw       
Sat 1 Apr: Anu Bar, Canberra, Act
Thu 6 Apr: Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, Qld
Fri 7 Apr: The Triffid, Brisbane, Qld
Sun 16 Apr: The Torquay Hotel, Torquay, Vic
Fri 21 Apr: Discovery, Darwin, Nt
Thu 27 Apr: Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, Wa
Fri 28 Apr: Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, Wa
Sat 29 Apr: The Capitol, Perth, Wa

Bay City Rollers Australian Tour Dates

Booking:http://metropolistouring.com/baycityrollers

Thursday 29th June CANBERRA Southern Cross Club

Friday 30th June MELBOURNE Shoppingtown Hotel

Saturday 1st July ROOTY HILL Rooty Hill RSL

Sunday 2nd July NEWCASTLE Wests New Lambton

Wednesday 5th July NORTH SYDNEY Norths

Thursday 6th July WOLLONGONG Anita's Theatre

Friday 7th July REVESBY Revesby Workers Club

Saturday 8th July TWEED HEADS Twin Towns

Sunday 9th July COFFS HARBOUR C.ex

Wednesday 12th July ADELAIDE The Gov

Friday 14th July PERTH Astor Theatre

 

Re-live the excitement that was Rollermania!

 

Scotland’s greatest pop / glam export, the BAY CITY ROLLERS Featuring Les McKeown will finally be back down under! Hailed as one of the biggest groups since the Beatles, this iconic original boy-band has sold over 70 million records!

Todrick Hall Straight Outta Oz Tour

Booking:www.wearenice.com.au

Thursday 1st June - Astor Theatre, Perth

Sunday 4th June - Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Monday 5th June - Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner Todrick Hall announced his hit musical Straight Outta Oz will be touring in North America, Europe, and Australia.  The 30+ city tour will kick off late march in New York City at the PlayStation Theatre and will travel throughout North America and Europe before arriving in  Australia in June. Tickets for the Straight Outta Oz Tour go on-sale Tuesday 7th February. Todrick Hall fan club members may purchase tickets in advance on Monday 6th February. Please go to www.TodrickHall.com for more info.

An Evening With The Waifs

Booking:thewaifs.com

Thurs March 2: Perth Concert Hall, Perth    
Sat March 4: 3 Oceans Winery, Margaret River

Sun March 5: Castelli Winery, Denmark
Mon March 6: Quindanning Hotel, Quindanning
Thurs March 9: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
Sat March 11: Womadelaide, Adelaide
Sun March 12 and 13: Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy
Tues March 14: Eastbank Centre, Shepparton
Wed March 15: Albury Arts Centre, Albury
Thurs March 16: Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
Sat March 18: Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba
Sun March 19: Anitas Theatre, Thirroul
Sat March 25: The Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Sun March 26: The Don Centre, Devonport
Tues March 28: The Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Wed March 29 and 30: Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Sat April 1: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tues April 4: Bangalow Hall, Bangalow
Thurs April 6: The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Sat April 8: NightQuarter, Gold Coast
Sun April 9: Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns
Wed April 12: Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
Thurs April 13: Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
Sat April 15: The Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome

The Jungle Giants at Groovin The Moo

Booking:https://gtm.net.au/

Announced this morning to be joining the likes of The Darkness, Snakehips, Tash Sultana and Amy Shark on the bill of Australia’s favourite regional festival Groovin The Moo, Brisbane-based four-piece The Jungle Giants have revealed their highly anticipated new single ‘Feel The Way I Do’. The track is the first taste from the indie outfit since their critically acclaimed 2015 album Speakerzoid.

‘Feel The Way I Do’ is curiously abstract yet delightfully melodious. A seamless creative pairing of songwriting and production. The track was recorded at Empire Studios, the result of frontman Sam Hales' “5 days a week, 9-5” approach to the musical adventure of album number three.


Friday, 28th April — NEW VENUE | Adelaide Showground, Wayville SA

Saturday, 29th April | Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW

Sunday, 30th April | Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds, Annandale, QLD

Saturday, 6th May | Bendigo’s Price of Wales Showground, Bendigo, VIC

Sunday, 7th May 2017 | University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT

Saturday, 13th May 2017 | Hay Park, Bunbury, WA

The Clouds Zaffre EP Launch

Venue:Newtown Social Club
Date:Friday 31st of March
Fee:$35.00+BF
Booking:http://newtownsocialclub.com

The Clouds were among the leading lights of the Australian indie scene in the early to mid-nineties, fronted by the dual vocals of Jodi Phillis and Patricia Young.

With three Top 50 Albums - including the classic "Penny Century" (going Gold) - The Clouds were well loved by critics and their huge fan base. They reformed briefly in 2014 to play a national tour.

The Clouds return in 2017 with a new single “Mabel's Bookshop“ - featuring the first new material in 20 years from a forthcoming EP “Zaffre” out on February 14, 2017 as a digital download.

Gemma Ray Australian Tour 2017

Booking:http://gemmaray.tv

Friday 21st April 2017
Four 5 Nine, PERTH WA
Tix http://coolperthnights.oztix.com.au/?Event=70316

Saturday 22nd April 2017
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, ADELAIDE SA
Tix https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=70241

Monday 24th (Anzac Day Eve) April 2017
Newtown Leadbelly, SYDNEY NSW
Tix http://leadbelly.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=70346

Thursday 27th April 2017
Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE VIC
Tix https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gemma-ray-uk-tickets-30011694787

Saturday 29th April 2017
Caravan Music Club, OAKLEIGH VIC
Tix https://www.trybooking.com/255621

All Time Low 2017 Tour Dates

Booking:AllTimeLow.com

With Special Guests Neck Deep and The Maine
Presented by Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment & Hysteria

AUCKLAND:
Wednesday 10th May – Powerstation (Licensed All Ages)
aaaticketing.co.nz

BRISBANE:
Friday 12th May – Riverstage (Licensed All Ages)
ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100
oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

SYDNEY:
Saturday 13th May – Hordern Pavilion (Licensed All Ages)
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MELBOURNE:
Sunday 14th May – Festival Hall (Licensed All Ages)
ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

ADELAIDE:
Tuesday 16th May – Thebarton Theatre (Licensed All Ages)
ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

FREMANTLE:
Thursday 18th May – Metropolis (18+)
oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Friday 19th May – Metropolis (Under 18)
oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545

Hot Dub Time Machine

Fee:$69 + BF
Booking:www.hotdubwinemachine.com

World-beating Sydney audiovisual artist Hot Dub Time Machine (Tom Loud) launched his one-of-a-kind boutique event series Hot Dub Wine Machine - a full-bodied day of gourmet food, fine wine and live music, taking place across a collection of the country’s best wineries – to an overwhelmingly huge response earlier this week, with 70% of all tickets already sold nation-wide. So blown away was Hot Dub and organisers by the instant support for Wine Machine, that they’ve brought forward the line-up announcement a fortnight.

 

HOT DUB TIME MACHINE
PNAU (live)
Miami Horror (live)
Paces (live)
Young Franco
Crooked Colours (live)
Running Touch (live)
Tom Tilley (triple j)
Confidence Man (live)
Dena Amy
Liz Cambage
SPORTS
Tina Says
Pilerats DJs
I Oh You DJs
Falcona DJs

 

Saturday March 4, Home Hill Winery, Huon Valley, TAS 
Saturday March 18, Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW 
Saturday March 25, Rochford Estate, Yarra Valley, VIC 
Saturday April 1, Ocean View Estate, Somerset Valley, QLD 
Saturday April 8, Houghton Winery, Swan Valley, WA

The Animals Australian Tour

Booking:www.metropolistouring.com

The Animals were “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. Whilst The Beatles and Rolling Stones were the headliners, The Animals were the backbone of blues!

With their legacy undeniable, Australia is in for a treat when original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Scott Whitely bring The Animals live experience performing all their greatest hits Live in concert this coming May 2017 Presented by Metropolis Touring.
 
The Animals boasts some of the greatest songs in popular music history – ‘The House of The Rising Sun’, ‘We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ and ‘Boom Boom’ (as featured in the James Bond movie, ‘Skyfall’) to name a few.

 

Saturday 6th May - GOLD COAST Southport RSL

Sunday 7th May - SUNSHINE COAST Aussie World

Wednesday 10th May - SYDNEY The Basement

Thursday 11th May - KATOOMBA Katoomba RSL

Friday 12th May - MELBOURNE The Palms at Crown

Saturday 13th May - ADELAIDE The Gov

Monday 15th May - NEWCASTLE Lizotte's

Wednesday 17th May - CANBERRA Southern Cross Club

Thursday 18th May - WOLLONGONG Centro CBD

Friday 19th May - CENTRAL COAST Doyalson RSL

Saturday 20th May - ROOTY HILL Rooty Hill RSL

Sunday 21st May - ROZELLE The Bridge Hotel

 

Tubular Bells for Two

Booking:www.tubularbellsfortwo.com

Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live on stage in a spellbinding performance. A multi-award winning sell-out hit at festivals around the world, Tubular Bells for Two is now set to tour Australia.

 

Ask anyone who grew up through the 70s and they will be able to tell you exactly where they were when they first heard Tubular Bells. Composed by Mike Oldfield in 1973, the album was the first release on Richard Branson's fledgling record label, Virgin Records. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies - kick-starting the Virgin empire - and became the soundtrack to the cult-classic film, The Exorcist.

 

Now, more than 40 years on, two young Australian multi-instrumentalists, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, are presenting this modern masterpiece in a challenging live event.

 

So what's the catch? Oldfield harnessed – what was at the time – the latest in multi-track recording technology, playing a multitude of instruments one-by-one in the studio.

 

FEB – MAY 2017:

 

FRI 17 & SAT 18 FEB ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE – DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE, ADELAIDE, SA

                                                Tickets: www.bass.net.au/ // 131 246

                                              

FRI 10 & SAT 11 MAR SEYMOUR CENTRE – YORK THEATRE  SYDNEY, NSW

                                               Tickets: www.seymourcentre.com/ // (02) 9351 7940

                                              

FRI 24 MAR                 GLASSHOUSE, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW

                                               Tickets: www.glasshouse.org.au/Home  // (02) 6581 8888

 

SAT 25 MAR                LISMORE CITY HALL, LISMORE, NSW

                                               Tickets: www.norpa.org.au/lismore-city-hall-3/  // 1300 066 772

                                                                     

THU 30 MAR                ARMITAGE CENTRE – HBA, TOOWOOMBA, QLD

                                               Tickets: www.empiretheatre.com.au/ // 1300 655 299

 

FRI 31 MAR                 REDLAND PAC, CLEVELAND, QLD

                                               Tickets: www.rpac.com.au/ // (07) 3829 8131

 

SAT 1 APR                   IPSWICH CIVIC CENTRE, IPSWICH, QLD

                                               Tickets: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/ (07) 3810 6100

 

SUN 2 APR                   MAJESTIC THEATRE, POMONA, QLD

                                               Tickets: www.themajestictheatre.com.au/ // (07) 5485 2330

 

THU 6 APR                   DUBBO REGIONAL THEATRE, DUBBO, NSW     

                                               Tickets: www.drtcc.com.au/  // (02) 6801 4378

 

FRI 7 APR                    THE CAPITOL, TAMWORTH, NSW

                                               Tickets: www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au/ // (02) 6766 2028

 

SAT 8 APR                   ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE, NSW

                                               Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ // 13 28 49

 

SAT 22 APR                 HAYCOCK STREET THEATRE, GOSFORD, NSW

                                   Tickets: www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/ // (02) 4323 3233

 

FRI 5 – SUN 7 MAY      STREET THEATRE, CANBERRA, ACT

                                               Tickets: www.thestreet.org.au/ // (02) 6247 1223

Wednesday 13 Australian Tour Dates

Booking:http://tickets.destroyalllines.com/

Thurs March 23 – The Brightside, Brisbane 18+
Fri March 24 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 18+
Sat March 25 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+

Mega 90s 2017 Tour Dates

Booking:http://metropolistouring.com/mega90s

Friday 17TH March Perth, Metro City
Saturday 18TH March Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Monday 20TH March, Melbourne, 170 Russell
Wednesday 22TH March Darwin, Discovery

Friday 24th March Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Saturday 25th March Sydney, Big Top

It’s not just a show, it’s an extravaganza! Four of your favourite International 90s Dance Superstars join together for a night of Mega 90s hits!

 

Are you ready for this? 2 UNLIMITED (Netherlands) will hit Australia for the very first time in March 2017 to perform all their biggest hits including No Limit, Get Ready for This, Twilight Zone, Tribal Dance, Workaholic and more. The techno/dance-pop phenomenon known as 2 UNLIMITED had 9 Top 40 Australian hits and have sold over 20 million records worldwide.

 

When TECHNOTRONIC (Belgium) released Pump Up The Jam it sounded fresh and exciting and unlike anything else at the time. It paved the way for dance-pop, house, and rap to enter the mainstream charts. The Belgian superstars followed up Pump Up The Jam with another Australian Top 10 hit, Get Up! (Before the Night Is Over) and This Beat Is Technotronic. 

 

REAL MCCOY (Germany) will instantly take you back to the 90s with their mega hits Automatic Lover, Runaway and Love & Devotion as well as number 1 hit single Another Night and platinum selling single One More Time. The German dance/ rap group have announced original studio singer Karin Kasar has reunited with founding member and rapper O-Jay, giving you the opportunity to see the original line up. You don’t want to miss this.

 

DR. ALBAN (Nigeria) will open up the Mega 90s Extravaganza with his ‘Electrifying and Energizing’ brand of dance music. DR ALBAN first entered the Australian charts in 1992 with the worldwide Eurodance hit It’s My Life. His follow up single Sing Hallelujah peaked at #5 on the Australia Charts and reached Platinum status.

Frida People

Date:20th, 27th & 29th of November & 4th of December
Time:7pm
Fee:$30 Unwaged / $35 Waged
Booking:Seymourcentre.com

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

Booking:Ticketek.com.au

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

Booking:Nfajones.com

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

Booking:Thesuperjesus.com

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

Booking:Harrisoncraigofficial.com

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

Grey Ghost

Booking:Greyghost.com.au
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
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