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ABC TV STAR SAMMY J TAKES HIS MAJOR PARTY ON THE ROAD

Sammy JAustralia, are you ready to party? Because Sammy J is bringing all his characters, favourite songs and new sketches to the stage next year in one massive variety show.

The comedian, author and self-proclaimed nerd has been entertaining crowds around the globe for years, but TV audiences will know him best from his award-nominated weekly satirical spot on the ABC. His hit sketches have included The Government Coach, National Yoga, and the breakout satire of the 2016 federal election, Playground Politics.

But ultimately, Sammy is most at home on stage. He’s a veteran of 15-years touring from Edinburgh to Montreal, both solo and in his award-winning comedy duo ‘Sammy J & Randy’. Together they won the biggest live comedy award in Australia, The Barry, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and later turned that show into the award-winning sitcom, Sammy J & Randy in Rickets Lane, which played internationally on Netflix.

This time round, he’s left Randy at home, and is excited to bring his comedy to a brand-new audience from his burgeoning TV following. For Sammy J, he modestly hopes audiences come to the show ready for the best night of their lives. “It will be the sort of night that is going to make every other night until their death a disappointment in comparison,” he promises. “There’ll be stand-up, songs, sketches and characters from my weekly ABC TV spots. You won’t need to know anything about politics to enjoy it. But if you happen to know the whole constitution by heart, there’ll be plenty for you as well.”

This is Sammy’s first solo tour since 2017’s award-winning Hero Complex, an autobiographical story about a gardener, a schoolboy and a mutual love of the comic book character, The Phantom. That show broke the shackles of the ‘musical comedian’ moniker and Major Party will further show his comedy chops. “I feel like I’ve been chasing different audiences my entire career, and this show is the chance to bring them all together,” he says. “So, whether you’re five-years-old, 15, or 65, this is one party I hope you don’t miss. Actually, maybe not the five-year-olds, get a babysitter for those ones …”

While the youngsters in the audiences may need to stay at home, it was actually Sammy J’s own children that helped bring to life his Playground Politics show in the first place. “ABC asked me to do daily updates during the last election, and wanted to know if I had any ideas,” he says. “I said ‘sure’…. I was lying. So, I asked for 24-hours. During that 24-hours, like most days, I watched Play School with my kids. Then I had the idea of blatantly plagiarizing it, and the rest is short satirical format history.”

When he is not delving deep into the minefield of political drama, Sammy J has been scoring himself ARIA Awards – he has three – and in 2018 released his debut novel, The Long Class Goodnight. As part of his weekly ABC TV shows, he snuck into Malcolm Turnbull’s final press conference, just to eat a chocolate bar, and it’s this attitude to fun, irreverence and smart silliness he will bring to Sammy J’s Major Party.

It’s a show that promises to have it all, harking back to the old school variety shows we love. Sammy J will have you singing along to Playground Politics , getting inspired by Government Coach, and flexing your core beliefs with some National Yoga (audience participation warning). It’s a jam-packed night of song, stand-up and shenanigans, brought to you by the first person in history to have licked every Australian State and Federal Parliamentary building.

Thursday 6th June 2019 | 7.30pm
City Hall, NEWCASTLE NSW
www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/newcastle-venues/newcastle-city-hall

Friday 7th June 2019 | 7.30pm
Concourse Theatre, WILLOUGHBY NSW
www.theconcourse.com.au/whats-on/

Saturday 8th June 2019 | 7.30pm
The Factory Theatre, MARRICKVILLE NSW
www.factorytheatre.com.au

Saturday 15th June 2019 | 7.30pm
Canberra Theatre Centre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Saturday 29th June 2019 | 7.30pm
The Athenaeum, MELBOURNE VIC
www.athenaeumtheatre.com.au

Friday 12th July 2019 | 7.30pm
Royalty Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.royaltytheatre.com.au

Saturday 13th July 2019 | 7.30pm
Regal Theatre, PERTH WA
www.regaltheatre.com.au

Saturday 20th July 2019 | 7.30pm
Brisbane Powerhouse, BRISBANE QLD
www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

KEITH URBAN ‘A Benefit Show for Rural Aid Drought Relief’ Tamworth Town Hall, Tuesday January 22

Prior to the launch of his “Graffiti U World Tour Australia,” four-time GRAMMY Award winner and 2018 GRAMMY nominee, Keith Urban will give a special performance, ‘A Benefit Show for Rural Aid Drought Relief,’ to take place as part of the 2019 Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth at Tamworth Town Hall on Tuesday 22ndJanuary. All ticket sales will go directly to Rural Aid,who provide a holistic support program to rural Australia, including those in NSW and most of Queensland who were hit hardest by the drought.

Tickets for the standalone benefit show are on sale at 10am AEDT today:
Phone: 02 6766 2028
Online: www.tamworthtownhall.com.au
In person: Capital Theatre Tamworth or The Big Golden Guitar
Limit 4 tickets per person.

An established charity, Rural Aid was formed to provide assistance for the relief of poverty, illness, distress or disadvantage of individuals and families conducting primary production businesses that have been adversely affected by natural disasters. With record dry conditions, financial hardship brought on by the drought means money is needed for essential items.

Keith Urban said, “A no frills, no production, free form set list and all to help people who could really use it. It’s gonna be a blast playing the old Tamworth Town Hall!”

‘Way Too Long’ is the recently released new single from Urban’s chart-topping, Gold-certified album ‘GRAFFITI U’, which just this past week received a GRAMMY nomination for the song “Parallel Line.” He’s consistently topped the charts in Australia and the US over the last decade, amassing more than 22 million in album sales worldwide, with combined sales of 1.4 million albums in Australia.

A five-time ARIA Award winner, Urban also has a total of 14 ARIA Platinum selling singles and albums and recently hosted the 2018 ARIA Awards.

Following ‘A Benefit Show for Rural Aid Drought Relief’ at Tamworth Town Hall, Urban’s “Graffiti U World Tour Australia” will begin with a sold out show at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on January 23, followed by shows in Sydney (Qudos Bank Arena on January 25 and 26), Canberra (GIO Stadium on January 27), Brisbane (Entertainment Centre on January 31, February 2 and 3) and Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena on February 5 and 6).

GLENN SHORROCK RETURNS WITH THE HITS LIVE IN STUDIO

With a career spanning more than 50 years, Glenn Shorrock is one of the elder statesmen of Australian contemporary show business and has the unusual distinction of having been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on two occasions, both as a member of LRB and as a solo artist.

The founding frontman of The Twilights, Axiom and ’70s hitmakers Little River Band (later known as LRB), Shorrock carved out astonishing success around the globe, particularly in the USA, where LRB shifted the bulk of its 25 million-plus career album sales.

Moving forward, 2019 sees the release of the living legend’s latest and somewhat “reminiscent” solo album, Glenn Shorrock Sings Little River Band, produced and recorded live in the studio by producer and artist, Steve Balbi, at Rancom St Studio and The Engine Room and mixed by Tony Wall.

Out through indie label, Social Family Records, the album is set for release on Friday, 8 March and available for pre-order now. It features ten of Shorrock’s favourite LRB hits, including first single and instant grat track, The Night Owls, penned by long-time friend, Graeham Goble.

The outstanding musicians who joined Shorrock to record the album live in studio included Pete Drummond (drums), Jak Housden (guitar 1), James Van Cooper (guitar 2), Dario Bortolin (bass), Robbie Woolf (keys), Glenn Cunningham (bv’s), Hugh Wilson (bv’s), Phil Stack (upright bass on Reminiscing), Mitchell Rogers (lap steel), and Ross Middleton (sax). The album was engineered by Ted Howard and mastered by Paul Gomersall.

ANDREW SWIFT AND GRETTA ZILLER ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN CARAVAN PARK COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWCASE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST, BRAD COX

Alt-country/Americana artists Gretta Ziller and Andrew Swift have announced the dates and parks included in the next Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase Tour, proudly sponsored by Jayco – 21 shows in 21 days through Victoria and New South Wales, before once again hitting the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

This year, the Social Family Records label mates will take 2018 Toyota Star Maker winner, Brad Cox, along on the journey with them, which commences in Anglesea, Victoria, on Thursday, 27 December and winds its way from park to park with the final show of the tour set for Reflections Holiday Park in Tuncurry, NSW on Wednesday, 16 January.

Watch The Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase Tour short documentary here and get a feel for it:

2018 has been a massive year for both Ziller and Swift, with non-stop touring and performing throughout the year. March saw the release of Swift’s much anticipated album, Call Out For the Cavalry, which landed at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart and #3 on the ARIA Country Albums chart, spawning one of this year’s most successful country radio singles, Runaway Train. A 2018 Golden Guitar finalist for Alt Country Album of the Year, Ziller has continued to receive accolades for her September 2017 album, Queen of Boomtown, including a nomination for country album of the year in this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards.

If caravan and camping is your thing, check out the schedule below and book your spot now at one (or many) of the following parks this summer and be entertained for free by three of the best performers Australia has to offer, while you sit back and relax. Note: The shows are for park guests only. Some parks are already fully booked, so do not delay in booking your place at your fave park, if you’re keen to be part of it.

The Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase
Tour Dates

December 2018
Thu 27th Anglesea Family Caravan Park, Anglesea VIC
Fri 28th Ocean Grove Holiday Park, Ocean Grove VIC
Sat 29th Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana VIC
Sun 30th Inverloch Foreshore Camping Reserve, Inverloch VIC
Mon 31st Marlo Ocean Views, Marlo VIC

January 2019
Tue 1st Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota VIC
Wed 2nd Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden NSW
Thu 3rd NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park, Jindabyne NSW
Fri 4th Jingellic Showgrounds, Jingellic NSW
Sat 5th Tumut River Brewing Company, Tumut NSW **
Sun 6th Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park, Porepunkah VIC
Mon 7th Omeo Caravan Park, Omeo VIC
Tue 8th Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park, Mallacoota VIC
Wed 9th Tathra Beachside, Tathra NSW
Thu 10th Reflections Holiday Park, Bermagui NSW
Fri 11th Murramarang Nature Tourist Resort, Murramarang NSW
Sat 12th Holiday Haven Lake Conjola, Lake Conjola NSW
Sun 13th Toowoon Bay Holiday Park, Toowoon Bay NSW
Mon 14th Reflections Holiday Park, Hawks Nest NSW
Tue 15th Reflections Holiday Park, Seal Rocks NSW
Wed 16th Reflections Holiday Park, Tuncurry NSW

** Brad Cox not appearing

SYDNEY IRISH FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT 10 + 11 NOVEMBER – SYDNEY SHOWGROUND

With a little over three weeks to go until the 2018 Sydney Irish Festival opens the gates, organisers have today announced performance times and more around the ground action, as well as confirmation that the Wild Geese Trophy, the first fully sanctioned, full format hurling match played outside Ireland will be broadcast live around the world on FOX SPORTS.

The Wild Geese Trophy between 2018 National Hurling League victors Kilkenny and 2017 All Ireland champions and archrivals, Galway, will take place on the final day of the 2018 Sydney Irish Festival over 10 and 11 November 2018 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

Described as “the Riverdance of sport” and a “warrior game with ancient links to Irish history”, hurling has been played for more than 3,000 years and is one of Ireland’s native Gaelic games. Widely considered to be the fastest game on grass, the game consists of two teams of 15 trying to drive a ball down the field with a stick in order to score against each other. Without a doubt, it is one of the fastest, and most high scoring sports played today and is a colourful mix of skill, stamina and bravery.

The design of the Wild Geese Trophy was inspired by the Catalpa Wild Geese Memorial, situated on the beach at Rockingham, Western Australia, from where six Irish Fenian political prisoners were rescued by the American whaler: The Catalpa, in 1876, and followed their leader John Boyle O’Reilly, to Massachusetts. See here for more background and a hi res picture of the trophy.

Micheál Donoghue, Galway senior hurling team manager, said: “This is a great opportunity to get a really high quality game at what would normally be a quiet time of year. Matches against Kilkenny are invaluable because you know that a Brian Cody coached team will be giving it everything and we will approach it exactly the same way in Sydney. We are looking forward to what promises to be a great occasion.”

The 2018 Sydney Irish Festival is a celebration of all things Irish showcasing traditional Irish dance and music with hurling clinics, market stalls, comedy, face painting, marching bands, buskers, amusement rides, player autograph sessions, and plenty of family friendly activities right across the weekend.

On top of the huge variety of around the ground attractions, the Sydney Irish Festival will include musical performances from some of the Emerald Isle’s musical treasures including Damien Dempsey, Mary Black, Lúnasa and Saint Sister, as well as local Irish outfits Hooper & O’Toole, The Irish Rogues and Irish Hooley on Saturday, 10 November.

Set to enthrall our littlest páistí over at the Davis Amphitheatre Family Stage, Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Show featuring rescue pups, Chase and Marshall and those mischievous yellow twins, B1 and B2 – the Bananas in Pyjamas, will each be performing three shows on Saturday, 10 November.

Playing and performance times are below, and a venue map can be downloaded from here.

Day two on Sunday, 11 November commences with a myriad of family friendly activities and more live music, as well as a curtain raiser match between NSW and Victoria commencing at 1.30pm, before the pre-game welcome parade of the teams into the stadium commences at 3.00pm with the teams taking the field for the Wild Geese Trophy tip-off at 3.30pm.

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Paul Sergeant Events (PSE) are thrilled to announce that the full Wild Geese Trophy match on Sunday, 11 November will be shown in Australia on FOX SPORTS More (Foxtel Channel 507*) commencing at 3.30pm AEDT and throughout Asia on FOX Sports Asia and RTE into Ireland (check local guides for details).

FOX SPORTS is committed to bringing a wide variety of sports from around the globe to the homes of Australian sports fans and their support of niche and emerging sports is second to none. Their commitment to the Wild Geese Trophy compliments an already strong suite of emerging sports in November including hockey, gymnastics and lawn bowls. FOX SPORTS is available on Foxtel.

Ahead of the Sydney Irish Festival, the official Business Function will be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf at midday on Friday, 9 November. Tickets include a three course lunch, beverage package and first class entertainment including RTE Sport’s own Marty Morrissey as MC, a preview of the 2018 Wild Geese Trophy with both team Managers, Brian Cody (Kilkenny) and Micheál Donoghue (Galway), as well as Irish sporting legends Sonia O’Sullivan and Tadhg Kennelly. For tickets and more details, email SIFhospitality@psevents.com.au.

Introductions to hurling, the weekend’s events, artist bio information and hi res photos, can be downloaded from here

Sydney Irish Festival
Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park
Saturday 10 November -and- Sunday 11 November 2018

PLAYING AND PERFORMANCE TIMES

SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2018

CONCERT STAGE
6:30pm – Saint Sister
7:30pm – Lúnasa
8.40pm – Mary Black
10.00pm – Damien Dempsey

DAVIS AMPHITHEATRE – FAMILY STAGE
MC: Gerald Faulkner
11:30am – Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
12:30pm – Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
1:30pm – Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol
2:15pm – Bananas in Pyjamas
2:45pm – Cox Academy of Irish Dance
3:15pm – Bananas in Pyjamas
3:45pm – Carey South West Academy of Irish Dance
4:15pm – Bananas in Pyjamas
4:45pm – Fiona-Gaye Moore Academy
6:00pm – Stage Closes

HORDERN SPRUNG – IRISH MUSIC STAGE
11:15am – The Hooleys
12:00pm – Hooper & O’Toole
12:45pm – The Hooleys
1:30pm – Hooper & O’Toole
2:15pm – The Hooleys
3:00pm – Hooper & O’Toole
3:45pm – The Irish Rogues
4:15pm – The Irish Rogues
5:00pm – Gerry Faulkner
5:15pm – The Irish Rogues
6:00pm – Stage Closes

SUNDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2018

DAVIS AMPHITHEATRE – PRE & POST GAME ENTERTAINMENT
12:00pm – Patrick Brady & Dancers
3:00pm – Stage Closes for Hurling Match
5:15pm (post-match) – Blackwater Band

** All times are approximate and subject to change

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ANNOUNCE DEBUT ARENA DATES FOR MARCH 2019 – WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THOMAS RHETT & MORGAN WALLEN

Multi-platinum superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE announce a string of highly anticipated all-ages arena shows for March 2019, which will take them to the Cairns Convention Centre on Friday 15 March, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Monday 18 March, and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 20 March.

No strangers to huge audiences, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have played to sold-out stadiums across North America, and are slated to headline the sold-out CMC Rocks QLD 2019 event, Australia’s biggest country music festival. After a scorching debut Rocks appearance in 2016, the award-winning duo have taken the world by storm. Their genre-defying sound is top-shelf, making for an explosive live experience. “Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive”, said MusicRow Magazine.

As the first country act ever to be Diamond certified (10 million copies sold) with their 11x Platinum breakout ‘Cruise’, FGL are a crossover phenomenon, collaborating with Bebe Rexha on this year’s global chart-topper ‘Meant To Be’, featuring on Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso’s ‘Let Me Go’, plus collaborations with The Chainsmokers on ‘Last Day Alive’, The Backstreet Boys with ‘God, Your Mama, And Me’, Ziggy Marley, Tim McGraw, Nelly, and countless others.

Over the past 6-years, the global entertainers have received honours from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards, surpassed 31 million tracks and more than 4.3 million albums sold while launching entrepreneurial endeavours including their Old Camp whiskey, FGL HOUSE restaurant, Tree Vibez Music publishing company, Tribe Kelley and meet + greet.

“a potent brew of fist-pumping backwoods attitude and gutsy crossover ambition” – Rolling Stone

“The duo’s energy was only matched by near-nuclear heat given back to them.”
– Taste of Country

In Sydney and Melbourne, FGL will bring fellow Statesider THOMAS RHETT along for the ride. One of the hottest stars on the global country scene, Rhett is a platinum-selling chart-topper who has eight No.1 US country hits to his name, and an eclectic catalogue that blends the southern swagger of country music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of rock. Rhett has played alongside FGL many times, notably opening their 2015 tour Anything Goes.

US hit-maker MORGAN WALLEN also joins the dynamic line-up for all shows. One of country music’s most exciting up and comers, Wallen previously toured with FGL on their Dig Your Roots Tour and collaborated with the duo on the Platinum-certified smash ‘Up Down’, an irresistible thumper that topped the US Country charts. His anticipated follow-up ‘Whiskey Glasses’ is currently climbing the Country radio charts and he’s logged more than 330 million combined digital streams to date.

With a line-up of country powerhouses, these shows promise to be a hit for music-lovers of all ages. Experience the very best that country music has to offer, when Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett descend on arenas across the East Coast next March!

IAN MOSS ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOWS

After sold out shows across Australia, guitar and rock legend Ian Moss has added more dates to his National Solo Intimate and Acoustic Regional Tour in 2019 including wrapping up the tour with a special show in his home town of Alice Springs.

Respected as one of Australia’s most iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound. While primarily recognised as an axeman of tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music in the early 1970s.

Showcasing songs from his new self-titled album, Mossy will also perform songs from his incredible solo and Cold Chisel catalogue including Tuckers Daughter, Never Before, Telephone Booth, Such A Beautiful Thing, Bow River and many more.

Come and see why Ian Moss is one of the best guitarists and vocalists on the planet.

Friday, 8 February 2019 | Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra NSW
Saturday, 9 February 2019 | Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Wagga Wagga NSW
Friday, 22 February 2019 | Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta VIC
Saturday, 23 February 2019 | Paramount Theatre, Echuca VIC
Friday, 1 March 2019 | Goldfields Art Centre, Kalgoorlie NSW
Sunday, 3 March 2019 | Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany WA
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 | Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton WA
Friday, 8 March 2019 | Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
Saturday, 9 March 2019 | Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury WA
Friday, 15 March 2019 | Capital Theatre, Bendigo VIC
Saturday, 16 March 2019 | Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura VIC
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier SA
Friday, 22 March 2019 | Northern Festival Centre, Keith Michell Theatre, Port Pirie SA
Saturday, 23 March 2019 | Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, Barossa Valley SA
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland QLD
Friday, 29 March 2019 | Ipswich Civic Theatre, Ipswich QLD
Saturday, 30 March 2019 | Empire Theatre, Heritage Bank Auditorium, Ipswich QLD
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 | Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay QLD
Friday, 5 April 2019 | Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton QLD
Saturday, 6 April 2019 | Brolga Theatre, Maryborough QLD
Friday, 26 April 2019 | Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford NSW
Saturday, 27 April 2019 | Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock NSW
Friday, 3 May 2019 | SkyCity Darwin Concert Lawns, Darwin NT**
Saturday, 4 May 2019 | Araluen Centre, Alice Springs NT

SCOOTER, THE WORLD’S BIGGEST TECHNO BAND, ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR ‘100% SCOOTER – 25 YEARS WILD & WICKED’

SCOOTER, the biggest techno band in the world and the group behind massive hits like ‘The Logical Song’ and ‘Nessaja’, today announce a very special 25th anniversary tour of Australia – 100% SCOOTER – 25 YEARS WILD & WICKED – to hit our shores this September/October. Already selling out stadiums and arenas across the world with their high-octane anniversary show, SCOOTER will return to Australia for the first time in over 10 years for a spectacular like no other, to match the force and energy that is SCOOTER. Kicking off at The Forum in Melbourne on September 27th, Scooter will then take 100% SCOOTER – 25 YEARS WILD & WICKED to Adelaide’s HQ on September 28th, Sydney’s Roundhouse on September 29th, before closing out at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Hotel on October 6th.

In their illustrious history, SCOOTER have spent more than 500 weeks in the singles charts and 300 weeks in the album charts, selling over 30 million units along the way. More than 80 gold and platinum records from all over the world. With 23 top ten hits across the world, SCOOTER are undeniably the most successful German techno act of all time. Releasing a staggering 19 studio albums, including the recent 2017 release ‘SCOOTER FOREVER’ on Central Station Records, fans are guaranteed to be delivered hit after hit, including the worldwide sensation ‘The Logical Song’, ‘How Much Is The Fish?’, ‘Nessaja’ alongside more recent singles ‘BORA! BORA! BORA!’

At the heart of the celebrations, the 100% SCOOTER – 25 YEARS WILD & WICKED TOUR will be the biggest world tour SCOOTER have ever embarked on, taking them all the way around the globe and back again.

JON STEVENS TAKES ALL THE HITS OUT ON THE ROAD FOR THE BEST OF JON STEVENS

The Best Of Jon StevensJon Stevens is hitting the road for a Best Of tour, traversing all the hits of his career, from his solo work, right through to Noiseworks, INXS, The Dead Daisies and even Jesus Christ Superstar. With a back catalogue jam-packed with smash hits, and no shortage of great songs to choose from, the revered singer-songwriter is looking forward to reliving the different times of his musical journey, and sharing those experiences with audiences. Hot off the heels of his latest release, Starlight, which received international acclaimed after its release last year, Jon has picked 2018 as the time to embark on the tour that fans have been asking him to do for years.

“After doing back-to-back albums – WOMAN in 2015 – and then Starlight in 2017, and touring those albums, I played a few of the older songs on those tours, but it was pretty much all new material,” says Jon. “Fans are always asking me to play certain songs that I haven’t done in years, so here we are in 2018 and it just feels like the right time to explore my back catalogue. It’s interesting for me as I always try to keep moving forward, always adding something new, but I have to say that dusting off some of the old tunes has been nothing short of a revelation. While I can’t play every song, as there are way too many, I have chosen my favourites and I think fans will love it.”

With songs like Welcome To The World, Lock N Load, RIP Millie, Don’t Change and Superstar , to name a few included in the setlist, the show is guaranteed to delight. While Jon has been working on the setlist over the festive break, ready to hit the road, he acknowledges that once the tour starts, it will no doubt be a work in progress. “It’s been really difficult as there are so many songs, but I think there we have a good balance,” he says. “But, by the same token, once we start touring I’m sure the fans will have their say in wanting to add to the setlist.”

Jon Stevens hasn’t really stopped working – touring, writing or recording – since he first started out in the industry as a youngster. He already had two #1 singles in New Zealand by the age of 16, and became a household name in Australia as the frontman of Noiseworks in the mid-1980s. Smash singles such as No Lies, Love Somebody, Take Me Back, Touch and In My Youth became staples on Australian airwaves – and still are – and saw Jon and his fellow bandmates tour far and wide. His solo career, and ensuing frontman duties with INXS and The Dead Daisies means that Jon has never rested his on his laurels. The hard-work has paid off though, he is considered one of the country’s premier talents, and understandably so.

For Jon though, it is all about getting out on the road and connecting with fans – the most important part of his job. “My main focus now is getting out and performing all around Australia,” he says. “Time seems to be going by at such a rapid rate and I have missed being on the road in Oz, as I have spent so much time overseas the last couple of years. We are going to play in as many places as possible over the next four months. I also spent January in the studio writing and recording and am well on the way to completing a new album. I will continue to create and experiment and do my very best every time I climb on the stage and share with the fans a moment in time that you only get when you see a performer live.”

Thursday 15th February 2018
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Friday 16th February 2018
VAT2 Beach Party, BUNBURY WA
www.vat2.com.au

Saturday 17th February 2018
Charles Hotel, PERTH WA
www.charleshotel.com.au

Thursday 1st March 2018
Anita’s Theatre, THIRROUL NSW
www.anitastheatrethirroul.com

Friday 2nd March 2018
Hornsby RSL, HORNSBY NSW
www.hornsbyrsl.com.au

Saturday 3rd March 2018
The Cube, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW
www.thecube.net.au

Thursday 8th March 2018
Mingara Recreation Club, TUMBI UMBI NSW
www.mingara.com.au

Friday 9th March 2018
Revesby Workers Club, REVESBY NSW
www.rwc.org.au

Saturday 10th March 2018
Rooty Hill RSL, ROOTY HILL NSW
www.rootyhillrsl.com.au

Friday 16th March 2018
Albury SS&A Club, ALBURY VIC
www.ssaclub.com.au

Saturday 17th March 2018
Chelsea Heights Hotel, CHELSEA HEIGHTS VIC
www.chelseaheightshotel.com.au

Thursday 12th April 2018
Mt Pleasant Hotel, MACKAY QLD
www.mountpleasanttavern.com.au

Friday 13th April 2018
Dalrymple Hotel, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.dalrymplehotel.com.au

Saturday 14th April 2018
Edge Hill Tavern, CAIRNS QLD
www.edgehilltavern.com.au

Tuesday 24th April 2018
Hamilton Hotel, BRISBANE QLD
www.hamiltonhotel.com.au

Thursday 26th April 2018
Highfields Tavern, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.highfieldstavern.com

Friday 27th April 2018
Racehorse Hotel, IPSWICH QLD
www.racehorsehotel.com.au

Saturday 28th April 2018
Redland Bay Hotel, REDLAND BAY QLD
www.redlandbayhotel.com.au

Sunday 29th April 2018
The Hoey Moey, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.hoeymoey.com.au

Friday 4th May 2018
Villa Noosa Hotel, NOOSA QLD
www.villanoosa.com.au

Saturday 5th May 2018
Bay Central Tavern, HERVEY BAY QLD
www.baycentraltavern.com.au

Sunday 6th May 2018
Surfers Paradise Live, SURFERS PARADISE QLD
www.surfersparadise.com

Friday 11th May 2018
Shoppingtown Hotel, DONCASTER VIC
www.shoppingtownhotel.com.au

Saturday 12th May 2018
Village Green Hotel, MULGRAVE VIC
www.thevillagegreen.com.au

Friday 18th May 2018
Blues On Broadbeach, GOLD COAST QLD
www.bluesonbroadbeach.com

LEE KERNAGHAN ANNOUNCES 2018 DATES ON HIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR BY POPULAR DEMAND, KICKING OFF AT TAMWORTH IN JANUARY

For country icon Lee Kernaghan, 2017 has been a massive year! Celebrating a milestone 25-years in the industry, including the silver anniversary of his debut ARIA-award winning album Outback Club, the Aussie superstar has spent a solid 12-months on the road, playing sold-out shows around the country. The Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour saw Lee travel perform in some of his favourite regional towns, some huge metropolitan venues and at some of Australia’s key festivals. The 2017 leg of the tour saw an incredible 25 sell-out shows – fitting for a 25th anniversary tour – wrapping up at The Palms at Crown in Melbourne with two packed houses on the weekend (November 17 & 18).

While some may kick their heels up and rest for a bit, that’s never been Lee Kernaghan’s style, so – due to popular demand – Lee is keeping the party going by announcing a swag of dates for 2018 to ensure The Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour covers as much of Australia as possible. Kicking off the 2018 dates at Tamworth Country Music Festival, the leg will include a host of other festival dates, as well as some more great suburban shows.

The Boys From The Bush tour features Lee’s classic hits, ballads and rural anthems that have won the country legend a nationwide legion of fans that he prefers to call ‘mates’. With 34 number one hits to his credit, the show celebrates Lee’s career, and even more than that – it celebrates the fans who have been there from the beginning – and joined in along the way.

Lee Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour is an unforgettable experience and a part of Australian music history! 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 2018 dates go on sale from today.

THE BOYS FROM THE BUSH 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2018 DATES

Thursday 25th January 2018

TRECC, TAMWORTH NSW

Tamworth Country Music Festival

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Saturday 17th February 2018

Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon, MINIMAY VIC

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

Country Rocks Sydney, BELLA VISTA NSW

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Saturday 24th March 2018

Crossroads In The Vines, Roche Estate, POKOLBIN NSW

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Saturday 19th May 2018

Ord Valley Muster, KUNUNURRA NT

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Thursday 7th June 2018

Costa Hall, GEELONG VIC

Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers

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Friday 8th June 2018

Shoppingtown Hotel, DONCASTER VIC

Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers

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Saturday 9th June 2018

Macs Hotel, MELTON VIC

Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers

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Sunday 10th June 2018

Chelsea Heights Hotel, CHELSEA HEIGHTS VIC

Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers

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