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THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR RETURNS IN 2018 WITH THE ULTIMATE ROCK N ROLL LINE-UP SUZI QUATRO, THE ANGELS, BABY ANIMALS, THE SCREAMING JETS, MOVING PICTURES & CHOCOLATE STARFISH

The Red Hot Summer Tour is back in 2018 and the line-up is bigger than ever! The undisputed international Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro, joined by special guests The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish. The touring regional festival has been selling out each year and with the enviable line-up in 2018, the event is travelling to new regions and venues which have previously not been part of the Red Hot Summer Tour run.

Promoter Duane McDonald says it is an exciting time to be part of the Australian touring festival scene and he can’t wait to take the Red Hot Summer Tour brand into new areas. “We have had wonderful support over the past eight years since we launched the Red Hot Summer Tour,” he says. “We wanted to make sure we could bring top-notch music to regional areas and audiences have embraced that concept. Now we have the opportunity to take the tour further afield and we will be launching shows in new venues in 2018, including taking the Red Hot Summer Tour to Western Australia for the first time ever. We can’t thank music fans enough for their support – we look forward to continuing to bring fantastic festival experiences to regional Australia.”

After a sold-out tour in 2014, Suzi Quatro is back to headline the ultimate rock n roll line-up. There are few female performers who have a career as successful and versatile as Suzi Quatro. When it comes to summing up her decades of music, there is no better way than to quote Suzi directly – “I will retire when I go onstage, shake my ass and there is silence”. It’s no surprise then to find out that Suzi has never stopped working in one guise or another, whether it is playing her solo rock show to packed houses, hosting her own show on the BBC Radio 2, performing on the West End or penning hit songs. To date, this enigmatic performer has sold over 55 million records, in fact, for a seven-year period in the 1970s she was featured in the British charts for an incredible 101 weeks. Her hits include The Wild One, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, She’s in Love with You and If You Can’t Give Me Love to name a few.

When it comes to great Aussie rock, it doesn’t come much better than The Angels. It’s been over four decades since brothers Rick and John Brewster co-founded the iconic band and have penned some of Australia’s most anthemic tracks. The Angels are widely reputed for their killer live shows. With hits like Long Line, Marseille, Be With You, After the Rain, Shadow Boxer and Mr Damage to name a few. Audiences need to get ready to rock when The Angels take to the stage at the 2018 Red Hot Summer Tour.

Baby Animals burst onto the Australian scene in the 1990s with a solid rock force and a sassy lead singer. Suze DeMarchi proved that girls could rock just as hard as guys and the Baby Animals soon kicked some impressive rock butt with hits such as Rush You, Early Warning and One Word. The band scored themselves ARIA awards for best album and toured the globe. When they split in the mid-1990s they ended a special era of Australian music. The band’s inclusion on the Red Hot Summer Tour line-up is a rare chance for music fans to see their original rock at its best.

Aussie rock doesn’t get much more powerful than The Screaming Jets. After celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2014, they released a new long-player in 2016 – Chrome ­– an album which showed the band were still rockin’ as hard as when they first crashed onto the scene in Newcastle back in 1989. With a swag of hits such as Better, Helping Hand, Sad Song, October Grey and Come On under their belt, The Screaming Jets are renowned for their pumpin’ live performances. They – and rightfully so – earned themselves the reputation as one of the country’s hardest working touring bands early on and it is this notoriety that still sees them packing rooms at shows today.

Moving Pictures are one of those bands whose songs are part of the Australian psyche. Their 1980s classic What About Me epitomised Australian music at the time. Their debut album Days of Innocence was a chart topper both in Australia and overseas. The group disbanded in the late 1980s but reformed again recently much to audiences delight! Their inclusion on the 2018 Red Hot Summer Tour line-up is highly anticipated.

For music lovers looking for a special bit of concert showmanship, then they’re in for a real treat as Chocolate Starfish take to the stage. Fronted by the enigmatic Adam Thompson, the band is known for their high energy live performances. With songs like Four Letter Word, Mountain and You’re So Vain, Chocolate Starfish powered onto the Australian music scene in the 1990s and quickly secured themselves a space as an influential force. They produced two Top 10 albums and six Top 50 singles. Joining the Red Hot Summer Tour in 2018, this is a great opportunity for music fans to see one of the country’s most energetic bands in true festival style.

The Red Hot Summer Tour always sells out well in advance, and year after year it has been proven to be one of the best value for money concert experiences in Australia. Music fans are recommended to get in early to secure their tickets so they don’t miss out on one of the biggest line-ups of the festival to date.

Tickets are on sale at 9am on Thursday 8th June 2017 through Ticketmaster.

Saturday 6th January 2018

Mulwala Water Ski Club, MULWALA NSW

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 13th January 2018

Sounds By The River

Mary Ann Reserve, MANNUM SA

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 14th January 2018

Hotel Rottnest, ROTTNEST ISLAND WA

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Heavily discounted ferry passes available at time of ticket purchase

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 20th January 2018

Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 21st January 2018

Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tix Tas 1300 795 257 | www.tixtas.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Friday 26th January 2018

Old Mount Gambier Gaol, MOUNT GAMBIER SA

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 27th January 2018

North Gardens, BALLARAT VIC

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Mackay Park, BATEMANS BAY NSW

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Sunday 4th February 2018

Bella Vista Farm, BELLA VISTA NSW

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

Saturday 10th February 2018

Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures & Chocolate Starfish

AMERICA ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR! Special Guest: Russell Morris

Grammy Award winning band, America, famous for their harmonies and unique sound, has today announced they are returning to Australia in July for shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra, as well as two shows in Queensland.

With a career spanning more than 47 years and counting, America has an extensive catalogue of hits including Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, A Horse With No Name and many more. From their formative years, America has been a band capable of transcending borders with its uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow of divergent cultures, America’s audiences continue to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal.

Founding members of America, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell said “We first visited Australia in the early 1970’s and have enjoyed every trip since. The food. The sights. The people. We cannot wait to see all of our friends and fans in the beautiful land you call home again”.

Joining America as special guest on all shows, excl Queensland, will be our very own Russell Morris.

ARIA Award winner, ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, platinum selling artist and former King of Pop, Russell Morris, is an Australian music icon with his own extensive catalogue of Aussie anthems including The Real Thing, Sweet Sweet Love, Hush, Wings of an Eagle and many more. Morris recently released his Blues Trilogy albums – Sharkmouth, Van Diemen’s Land and Red Dirt Red Heart – all of which reached Top 10 on the ARIA Album chart and garnering nominations for ARIA Awards for Best Blues & Roots Album (Sharkmouth and Red Dirt Red Heart won the Awards in 2013 and 2016 respectively).

Hi res photos and bios can be downloaded from here.

Don’t miss your change to see two legendary performers on tour in July and August. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10.00am local times on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017.

MONDAY, 24 JULY 2017 – PERTH, WA
CROWN THEATRE
Book at Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

WEDNESDAY, 26 JULY 2017 – MELBOURNE, VIC
ARTS CENTRE, HAMER HALL
Book online, at the Box Office or call 1300 182 183

FRIDAY, 28 JULY 2017 – SYDNEY, NSW
DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE at ICC SYDNEY
Book at ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

SATURDAY, 29 JULY 2017 – CALOUNDRA, QLD
THE EVENTS CENTRE
Book at 07 5491 4240 or www.theeventscentre.com.au

SUNDAY, 30 JULY 2017 – GOLD COAST, Qld
BROADBEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
* FREE SHOW *

WEDNESDAY, 2 AUGUST 2017 – WOLLONGONG, NSW
WIN ENTERTAINENT CENTRE
Book at Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

THURSDAY, 3 AUGUST 2017 – CANBERRA, ACT
ROYAL THEATRE
Book at Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

LEE KERNAGHAN – BOYS FROM THE BUSH – 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The year 2017 brings new music, a national tour and a brand-new album from 36-time Golden Guitar winner Lee Kernaghan. To celebrate the silver anniversary of his ARIA award winning debut album, Outback Club (1992), Lee is gearing up for what is set to be his biggest and most exciting tour ever.

The Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour will feature his classic hits, ballads and rural anthems that have won Lee a nationwide legion of fans that he prefers to call ‘mates’. With 34 number one hits to his credit, the show is set to be a major celebration of Kernaghan’s career and will also feature special performances from his brilliant new 25th Anniversary album, set for release in March.

The national tour will be launched on Australia Day at the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival with a star-studded show at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Convention Centre. The concert promises to be an historic Tamworth event with Lee Kernaghan fans travelling from near and far to be a part of what is set to be a massive milestone year for Lee.

The national tour dates continue in April and run through to November 2017. Lee will be joined by a stellar line-up of special guests throughout the tour [see venue dates for details] including the legendary James Blundell, hit maker Tania Kernaghan, Best New Artist Golden Guitar Winner (2016) Christie Lamb and CMC award-winning artists The Wolfe Brothers who will join Lee for the entire tour.

In addition to Lee’s anniversary tour dates, he is also scheduled to perform at some of the biggest country music events of the year. In March, he will share the CMC Rocks QLD stage with international superstars the Dixie Chicks. He will also headline at ‘the world’s most remote music concert’ the Big Red Bash near Birdsville in QLD in July, where he will perform to an estimated 7000-strong crowd. Joining Lee on stage will be special guests Troy Cassar-Daley, The McClymonts and James Blundell, in a unique and exclusive 25th anniversary event. Lee will also make a headline performance at the iconic Deni Ute Muster in September. In October Lee takes to the high seas with The McClymonts, John Williamson, Adam Harvey and a host of Australian music stars for Cruisin’ Country.

Lee Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour is set to be an unforgettable concert experience, so book your tickets early and join the celebration of the epic career of one of this country’s all-time greats.

Tickets to the Boys From the Bush – 25th Anniversary Tour go on sale from 9am on Monday 16th January 2017.

More tour dates will be announced at the end of February. Details about the new album will be released on Friday 20th January 2017. Album pre-sales will commence on Friday 20th January 2017.

ABOUT LEE KERNAGHAN

Lee Kernaghan reinvigorated Australian Country Music in the 1990’s, synthesising traditional country themes with his own brand of rural rock and images of an evolving regional culture. Songs like The Outback Club, Boys from The Bush, Hat Town, She’s My Ute and Australian Boy are now modern day anthems for a generation of Australians living and working on the land.

In 2015 Lee released the epic work Spirit of The Anzacs, based on a collection of letters and diary records from Australian servicemen and women, some dating back to the landings at Gallipoli. On its release the album struck a chord with the Australian people holding the #1 position on the Australian ARIA Album Chart for four consecutive weeks. It was the highest selling album by an Australian artist (all genres) for 2015. All proceeds from The Spirit of The Anzacs song and music video featuring music greats Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Shepherd, Shannon Noll, Jon Stevens and Megan Washington are donated in perpetuity to veteran support groups – Legacy Australia and Soldier On.

Lee has sold over two million albums in Australia with releases including Outback Club, Three Chain Road, 1959, Hat Town, Rules Of The Road, Electric Rodeo, New Bush, Ultimate Hits, Spirit Of The Bush, Planet Country, Beautiful Noise and Spirit Of The Anzacs all achieving platinum or multi-platinum status. Lee is a four-time ARIA award-winning artist and in 2015 he was presented with the Australian Record Industry Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Lee has achieved a staggering 34 #1 chart hit songs over his career and has been awarded 36 Golden Guitars. He has been named Hit Maker of the Decade, twice, in 2001 and 2011. This accolade is in recognition of Lee having more chart hits in Australia than any other country music artist in the world.

Kernaghan is long-time and passionate supporter of rural and regional Australia. His Pass the Hat Around Australia Tours, Spirit of The Bush and Farmhand concerts have raised millions of dollars for drought, flood and bushfire relief, hospitals, schools, ambulance and volunteer organisations nation-wide. In 2004 Kernaghan was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal and was named 2008 Australian of the Year.

Lee Kernaghan’s Boys from The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour launches in Tamworth on Australia Day with concerts covering the length and breadth of the nation throughout 2017.

THE BOYS FROM THE BUSH 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 8.15pm

TREC, TAMWORTH NSW

Tamworth Country Music Festival

www.entertainmentvenues.com.au | (02) 6767 5300

Saturday 18th February 2017

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival WA

www.countrymusicwa.com.au | (08) 9765 1657

Saturday 25th February 2017 | Gates Open 4.30pm

York On Lilydale, MOUNT EVELYN VIC

Outdoor Country Carnival

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.moshtix.com.au | (03) 9736 4000

Saturday 18th March 2017 | Gates Open 4.30pm

The Gateway Hotel, CORIO VIC

Outdoor Concert

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.moshtix.com.au | (03) 5275 1091

Sunday 26th March 2017

CMC Rocks Queensland – Willowbank, IPSWICH QLD

www.cmcrocks.com

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 7.30pm

Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.oztix.com.au | Ron Dalla Menswear & Club

Friday 21st April 2017 | 8pm

Albury Entertainment Centre, ALBURY NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au | (02) 6043 5610

Saturday 22nd April 2017 | 8pm

Eastbank Concert Hall, SHEPPARTON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.riverlinksvenues.com.au | (03) 5832 9511

Sunday 23 rd April 2017 | 7.30pm

Swan Hill Town Hall PACC, SWAN HILL VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.swanhillperformingarts.com.au | (03) 50362444

Friday 28th April 2017| 8pm

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Christie Lamb

www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257

Saturday 29th April 2017 | 8pm

Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.theatrenorth.com.au | (03) 6323 3666

Sunday 30th April 2017 | 7.30pm

Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.burniearts.net | (03) 6430 5850

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 7.30pm

Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.thefac.com.au | 03 9784 1060

Thursday 4 th May 2017 | 7.30pm

Kay Street Entertainment Complex, TRARALGON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.kayst.oztix.com.au | (03) 5176 0463

Friday 5th May 2017| 8pm

Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre, CANBERRA ACT

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Christie Lamb

www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Saturday 6th May 2017 | 8pm

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, NOWRA NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au | 1300 788 503

Friday 2nd June 2017 | 8pm

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au | (07) 4130 4100

Saturday 3rd June 2017 | 8pm

The Great Western Hotel, ROCKHAMPTON QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.rockhamptontickets.com.au | (07) 4922 3888

Friday 9th June 2017 | 7.30pm

Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.mackayecc.com.au | (07) 4961 9777

Saturday 10th June 2017 | 8pm – ON SALE 6th FEBRUARY

Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.tecc.net.au | (07) 4771 4000

Thursday 6th July 2017

Big Red Bash, BIRDSVILLE QLD

www.bigredbash.oztix.com.au

Friday 11th August 2017 | 8pm

Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADELAIDE SA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.bass.net.au | 131 246

Saturday 12th August 2017 | 8pm

Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, TANUNDA SA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.barossaconvention.org | (08) 8561 4299

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 7.30pm

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.manpac.com.au | (08) 9550 3900

Friday 18th August 2017 | 8pm

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.bunburyentertainment.com | 1300 661 272

Saturday 19th August 2017 | 8pm

Crown Theatre, PERTH WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 20th August 2017 | 8pm

Queens Park Theatre, GERALDTON WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.queensparktheatre.com.au | (08) 9956 6662

Friday 8th September 2017 | 8pm

Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.twintowns.com.au | 1800 014 014

Saturday 9th September 2017 | 8pm

Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.empiretheatre.com.au | 1300 655 299

Friday 29th September & Saturday 30th September 2017

Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW

www.tickets.deniutemuster.com.au

8 th – 16th October 2017

CRUISIN’ COUNTRY

www.cruisincountry7.com

KAYLEE BELL KICKS IT WITH KEITH URBAN ON STAGE

Kaylee Bell joined Keith Urban on stage in Wellington at the Westpac Stadium just recently to perform Keith’s number 1 US single We Were Us.

Having previously duetted with Keith during his Light The Fuse Australian tour in 2014 Kaylee was delighted to join Keith on home soil in Wellington recently, as part of his ripcord World Tour. Check out the live performance here:

“It was a total dream to sing with Keith in 2014, but to do it for second time in my home country – seriously that feeling can’t be described. I felt like we were ‘one’ with the audience and Keith is without a doubt my biggest idol and has been since I began singing at the age of 4.” – Kaylee Bell

Following in Keith Urban’s country superstar footsteps, Kaylee became the first Kiwi since Keith to win the Toyota Star Maker Australia competition in 2013. She hasn’t looked back since, with Kaylee’s latest single, Getting Closer, taking out the #1 position on the NZ iTunes country chart.

Two teens charged after police pursuit in stolen vehicle – Goulburn

Two Victorian teenagers have been charged after a police pursuit at Goulburn today.

About 10.40am (Saturday 19 November 2016), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on the Hume Highway, Marulan, when they detected a stolen Ford Falcon utility travelling 145km/h in a 110km/h zone.

Police followed the vehicle with lights and sirens activated; however, it allegedly failed to stop when directed to.

A pursuit commenced and road spikes were deployed at Goulburn.

A second set of spikes were used and the utility eventually stopped on the centre median strip.

Police will allege the pursuit lasted for eight minutes and travelled 22 kilometres.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, and the passenger, a 19-year-old man, both from Drouin in Victoria, were arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station.

The 18-year-old man was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, police pursuit, exceed speed (over 45km/h) and learner not accompanied by driver/police officer/tester.

The 19-year-old man was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

The pair were refused bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 20 November 2016).

The Ford Falcon was reported stolen in Victoria last Thursday (17 November 2016).

Work begins on new Hume rest stop

The new Hume Highway vehicle rest area in Murlo, 40km north of Albury, is now under construction.

Catering for short and long stays, the rest area is intended to improve safety by combatting driver fatigue. The facility forms part of a $6.2 million project targeting safety on Hume Highway and has been jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.

New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Duncan Gay, said that the new rest area had been designed for the anticipated increase in freight movements on the Highway, with parking for up to 20 B-doubles.

“The new rest area will have a separate parking area for light vehicles, with six standard parking bays and one disabled parking bay, ensuring all motorists benefit from this investment,” Gay said.

“There will also be an amenities block with picnic tables and landscaping throughout the site.”

The project is expected to take about five months to complete. “Work starts from today and will continue Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, with estimated completion by mid-April next year,” commented Federal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley.

“When finished,” she added. “This new facility will make a huge difference to the productivity and safety for all drivers using the northbound lanes of the Hume Highway, giving them an area for either a short or long stay.”

During the Christmas and New Year period, from 23 December to 9 January, works will be suspended, and both lanes will be open and free of reduced speed limits from 16 December.

New South Wales Member for Albury, Greg Aplin, said, “We recognise the importance of ensuring the best possible flow of holiday traffic through the area. We thank all road users for their patience and safe driving as this important safety and productivity upgrade for the region is delivered.”

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the new facility was funded under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme.

“The programme invests in improving road safety and reducing the number of truck-related incidents by targeting driver fatigue,” Chester said.

Lamborghini driver caught speeding on Hume Freeway

A LUXURY car driver was caught red handed driving more than 30km/h on the Hume Freeway.

A 31-year-old Sydney man was travelling at 143km/h in the 110km/h zone in his red Lamborghini when he was detected by police about 1.40pm.

Victoria Police spokesman Luke Zammit said the man was issued with a $505 fine, four demerit points and had his license suspended for one month.

On the same highway, a 19-year-old Wodonga man on his probationary licence and a 26-year-old woman were clocked at 137km/h and 140km/h respectively.

Both drivers were issued with a one month loss of licence, four demerit points and a $428 fine.

Another driver, who was from the United Kingdom, had his overseas licence suspended for six months after he was detected going at 149km/h in a rental car.

He was issued with six demerit points and a $588 fine.

LITTLE BIG TOWN REVEALS DEBUT AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE DATES FOR MARCH KIP MOORE JOINS AS SPECIAL GUEST ON ALL DATES

Two-time GRAMMY winners LITTLE BIG TOWN today reveal that they will play anticipated back-to-back all ages headline dates on their debut Australian tour in 2017. The acclaimed four-piece will touch down in Sydney for a show at the Enmore Theatre on Tuesday 21st March, taking in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Wednesday 22nd March. Tickets will go on sale at 10am, Thursday 17th November.

Nashville native and platinum-selling artist, KIP MOORE, wowed local audiences with an unforgettable appearance at this year’s sold out CMC Rocks QLD, and will return to Australia to join fellow Statesiders Little Big Town on the road in March.

Additionally, both Little Big Town and Kip Moore will hit the CMC Rocks QLD stage, ready to unleash epic sets at the event’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Proceedings will kick off on Friday 24 and continue through to Sunday 26 March 2017 at Willowbank, Ipswich.

Little Big Town, the reigning Grammy Country Duo/Group of the Year, and CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year, will make their debut Australian visit hot off the heels of extensive North American touring. In 2015, the band achieved a career defining milestone when their hit single ‘Girl Crush’ took out Best Country Song at the Grammy and CMA Awards, and went on to become America’s best-selling country single of the year. With albums Tornado (2012) and Pain Killer (2014), Little Big Town have achieved further success in the way of multiple chart-topping singles ‘Pontoon’, ‘Tornado’ and ‘Day Drinking’.

Inducted into the iconic Grand Ole Opry in 2014 by none other than Reba McIntire, the group has chalked up in excess of 40 award nominations, and in the past five years has taken home close to 20 awards, including multiple Grammy’s, CMA and ACM Awards, and even an Emmy Award.

They have previously shared the stage with the likes of Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and more, and are one of the biggest country acts in the US right now. With a brand new single ‘Better Man’, penned by none other than Taylor Swift, currently making waves at US radio, Little Big Town will be ready to blow Australian audiences away in March with their hit-laden repertoire and a taste of brand new material from the forthcoming seventh studio album The Breaker, set for release on 24th February 2017.

Kip Moore is the ultimate road warrior, having spent the past six years traversing North America from top to bottom, building one of the most dedicated, loyal fan bases in the process, and becoming a festival favourite. Armed with a live show that mixes the bombast and wild desperation of Bruce Springsteen with the rootsy stomp of Merle Haggard, Kip has a sound built on space and swagger. A sound that bangs as hard as it twangs, caught somewhere between blue-collar country music and stadium-sized rock & roll.

With multiple American Country Award, CMT Music Award and CMA nominations under his belt, and songs from his sophomore album Wild Ones now a staple across US country radio, Kip will be gearing up to top his explosive main stage CMC Rocks set, which was a highlight of this year’s proceedings.

Little Big Town, together with Kip Moore, are set to deliver one of the year’s must-see country music events this March – Don’t miss it!
LITTLE BIG TOWN : TOUR DATES

With Special Guest Kip Moore

Brought to you by Rob Potts Entertainment Edge & Chugg Entertainment

SYDNEY
Tuesday 21st March – Enmore Theatre (All Ages)
ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MELBOURNE
Wednesday 22nd March – Hamer Hall (All Ages)
artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183
ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

CMC ROCKS QLD 2017
Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March – Willowbank, QLD
*Playing times not yet announced
cmcrocks.com

Serious crash – Goulburn

Two people have been seriously injured following a crash north of Goulburn today.

About 2.40pm (Saturday 12 November 2016), police and emergency services were called to the Hume Highway, about 11km north of Goulburn, after reports of a crash involving two vehicles.

Police have been told an MG sedan and a Nissan Pulsar hatchback crashed while travelling north towards Sydney.

Two occupants of the MG, the 66-year-old male driver and his female passenger, were assessed at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to Goulburn Base Hospital in a serious condition.

The female driver of the Nissan, 29, suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Goulburn Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command have established a crime scene and the Crash Investigation Unit will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

One northbound lane of the Hume Highway remains closed with delays expected for some time.

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DIXIE CHICKS ANNOUNCE BRISBANE HEADLINE SHOW & ADD 2ND & FINAL SYDNEY SHOW

With excitement around their upcoming Australian dates reaching fever pitch, and tickets to all shows moving fast, global megastars the DIXIE CHICKS today announce that they will play a headline Brisbane show this March. Responding to overwhelming demand, Dixie Chicks confirm they will take the stage at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday 25th March.

The band also today reveals the addition of a second and final Sydney show, to take place at the new ICC Sydney Theatre on Thursday 30th March.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 10am local time, Thursday 17th November.

Australian fans are ready and raring for Dixie Chicks to make their return visit after more than a decade, with the band’s first Melbourne show completely selling out in fifteen minutes, making it the fastest-selling Dixie Chicks show in Australia ever, and a second Melbourne show immediately announced.

Dixie Chicks last week made headlines when they teamed up with Beyonce at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, for a mind-blowing live performance of the Beyonce track ‘Daddy Lessons’, interlaced with Dixie Chicks’ ‘Long Time Gone’. Check it out here. An exclusive version of the track was made available shortly after the performance.

The band’s epic MMXVII World Tour has already taken Europe and North America by storm, the LA Times writing about the band’s “… palpable sense of joy and gratitude, looking and sounding radiant, untouched by time, their harmony-rich vocals and precision musicianship intact.”

One of the most prolific and captivating live acts on the planet, and with well over 30 million albums sold worldwide, Dixie Chicks have earned their title as the biggest US female band of all time. The trio has no less than thirteen GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and countless Country Music Association Awards under their belt.

Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes and villains – For almost two decades, Dixie Chicks have developed from a band into a phenomenon. Don’t hesitate, get your tickets now and secure your chance to experience one of the world’s greatest live acts when they return to Australia in March!