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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

ROSE TATTOO DROPS NEW LIVE ALBUM RECORDED IN 1982, MASTERED FOR 2017

Tatts: Live in Brunswick is a 14-track album recorded at Melbourne’s Bombay Bicycle Club in Brunswick in 1982 and mastered for loyal fans in 2017. Released via powerhouse indie rock label, Golden Robot Records, the album is available via iTunes and other digital retailers, with hard copies being sold exclusively at Rose Tattoo’s upcoming Brisbane and Sydney performances with Guns n’ Roses on February 7, 10 and 11, as well as the SFR Store.

It’s an album that takes you back thirty-five years ago; the Australian pub rock scene was at its peak, live music was everywhere, and so was Rose Tattoo, becoming one of Australia’s most revered rock bands of all time, known for their peerless, raw, heavy blues rock, hot mix of slide guitars, and the unmistakable voice of Angry Anderson.

Tatts: Live in Brunswick – when rock was king and Rose Tattoo was at its most formidable, with all the might of what’s ahead in 2017.

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

SHANNON NOLL AND THE WOLFE BROTHERS JOIN FORCES FOR MASSIVE TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL PARTY

Joining forces for a special Tamworth Country Music Festival bash, Shannon Noll will be hitting the stage with The Wolfe Brothers in their Boys will be Boys Australia Day Eve Party. This double header promises to be the party event of the festival and is the perfect lead-in to the Australia Day public holiday!

Shannon Noll is no stranger to regional Australia, a former farmhand from Condobolin in New South Wales, he burst into the Australian consciousness as the first runner-up on talent show Australian Idol in 2003. His rendition of the classic What About Me smashed onto the charts and since his appearance on the television show he has experienced certified platinum sales, #1 hits, five Top 10 albums, and is reputed as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have achieved 10 consecutive Top 10 singles. He also has 17 platinum and three gold accreditations – an enviable achievement. Shannon has also been nominated for numerous ARIA awards and has taken home the Best Male Artist accolade in the MTV awards three years in succession. Shannon has recently signed with Warner Music and has a new album coming out next March.

The Wolfe Brothers are a force to be reckoned with. They won the hearts of the nation in 2012 when they were voted in second place of Australia’s Got Talent. Their story is a tried and true one of local lads make good, thanks to a hell of a lot of dedication. Their third long player This Crazy Life was released this year to much acclaim and the Tassie boys have recently returned from a four-month tour of the United States. They are easily one of the hardest working bands on the touring circuit today, and if they are not on the road with their own headline shows, they are performing with country legend Lee Kernaghan.

The band’s debut, It’s On was released in 2013 and spawned three Top 10 singles, including their first #1 for The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory. Their equally impressive sophomore album Nothin’ But Trouble – released in 2014 – entered the ARIA Country Charts at #2. With their new release This Crazy Life under their belts, The Wolfe Brothers were also awarded the Group of the Year accolade in the 2016 CMC Awards. Any live show in the company of these guys is a rockin’ one indeed.

For Tom Wolfe, the concert is the epitome of a great musical celebration. “It is an Australia Day Eve party, it doesn’t get much more Australian than Tamworth, Nollsie, and The Wolfe Brothers,” he says. “It will be a big party – it is guaranteed to be a good time.”

The band only forged a friendship with Shannon recently, but it was an effortless one. “We first became friends about 12-months ago,” says Tom. “He came to our farm in Tasmania, we wrote some songs and hung out for a few days. We had a great time, got along really well and realised we have a lot in common. We have wanted to do a show together for a long time so we are both really stoked.”

Don’t miss this special Australia Day Eve Party as The Wolfe Brothers and Shannon Noll get ready to rock Tamworth Country Music Festival! Tickets on sale now.

Boys Will Be Boys – Australia Day Eve Party

The Wolfe Brothers & Shannon Noll

Wednesday 25th January 2017| 8.30pm

Blazes, Wests Leagues, TAMWORTH NSW

(02) 6765 7588 | www.wtlc.com.au

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.

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

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!

Melbourne show sells out as 2nd Launceston show added to the “Stories & Songs” tour!

Jimmy Barnes has just announced a 2nd Launceston show has been added to his upcoming Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs tour on Thursday, 2 February at the Country Club Showroom and tickets are on sale now.

The previously announced Launceston show on Saturday, 4 February has sold out as has the Regent Theatre show in Melbourne.

The “Stories & Songs” shows will bring Jimmy’s #1 bestselling memoir, Working Class Boy, to life through a combination of spoken word performance and some music that relates to his life story.

After a record breaking fifteen #1 albums, Jimmy Barnes can now also say he’s a chart topping author. His acclaimed childhood memoir “Working Class Boy” was officially Australia’s top selling book for three weeks according to Bookscan and has been #1 on the non fiction chart for 6 weeks.

DIXIE CHICKS ANNOUNCE SECOND & FINAL MELBOURNE SHOW DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND

Global superstars the DIXIE CHICKS today announce a second and final Melbourne show, due to overwhelming demand! The show will take place on the same weekend as their first sold out Melbourne show; on Sunday 2nd April at Rod Laver Arena. Tickets for the second and final Melbourne show go on sale today at 3pm AEDT.

Tickets to their Sydney and Perth shows are on sale now and selling fast.

Eager music lovers snapped up tickets to Dixie Chicks’ first Melbourne show in record time, with the band’s 1st April Rod Laver Arena show completely selling out within fifteen minutes of on sale to the general public, making it the fastest-selling Dixie Chicks show in Australia ever.

Returning to Australian shores in 2017 for the first time in over ten years, Dixie Chicks are ready and raring to blow local audiences away with their epic MMXVII World Tour, which has been making waves across Europe and North America this year.

Of Dixie Chick’s recent Hollywood Bowl show, the LA Times noted the band’s “… palpable sense of joy and gratitude, looking and sounding radiant, untouched by time, their harmony-rich vocals and precision musicianship intact.” While the UK Telegraph noted, “… the triumphant trio proved the power lies in their musicianship, not notoriety, and their talents remain as rich and fierce as ever.”

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!

TICKETS TO 2ND MELBOURNE SHOW ON SALE TODAY, 3PM AEDT

TICKETS FOR ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW

DIXIE CHICKS MMXVII TOUR DATES

Brought to you by Chugg Entertainment & Rob Potts Entertainment Edge

CMC ROCKS QLD 2017

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March – Willowbank, Ipswich (All Ages)

*Dixie Chicks’ performance date at CMC Rocks to be announced

cmcrocks.com

SYDNEY

Wednesday 29th March – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages) – SELLING FAST

ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MELBOURNE

Saturday 1st April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) – SOLD OUT

ticketek.com.au or 132 849

MELBOURNE

Sunday 2nd April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) – NEW SHOW

ticketek.com.au or 132 849

PERTH

Wednesday 5th April – Perth Arena (All Ages)

Presented by Channel 9

ticketek.com.au or 132 849
NEW ZEALAND

Saturday 8th April – Mission Estate Winery, Hawke’s Bay

missionestate.co.nz

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER BRIAN CADD RELEASES FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 11 YEARS SUPPORTED BY THE BOOTLEG FAMILY BAND

ARIA Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Brian Cadd makes a triumphant return to the airwaves with his first solo album in over a decade – Bulletproof. This new release harks back to the 1970s pure rock n roll sounds of Brian Cadd and The Bootleg Family Band, and marks 50 proud years of Brian celebrating his award-winning work in the international music business.

Bulletproof is a powerful, rollicking, rock n roll album that will transport listeners back to the live show sounds of Brian Cadd with his famous Bootleg Family Band; from the opening track – and title song – Bulletproof, a reference to Brian Cadd’s 70 years young, through to the foot-stomping final song On The Edge. Whether you are a fan of Brian’s early work with the Groop and Axiom, his acclaimed hits Ginger Man, Let Go, and Little Ray of Sunshine, or his prolific work as a songwriter for the likes of Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters and John Farnham to name a few, there is something on this album for everyone.

The album celebrates a collection of previously unreleased songs Brian had stored away, some that he had penned for and were previously recorded by other performers, and songs which were crafted right there in the studio… all sharing one common Bootleg Family Band theme – rock! While Brian says there was no intentional time frame for the release of Bulletproof, but now seemed fitting.

“It turns out that 2016 is my 50th year in the business, and I also turn 70 years young – a good time to release an album called Bulletproof,” he says. “Our [Brian Cadd and The Bootleg Family Band] live shows were always completely over-the-top and full-on so we decided to make that kind of album.”

Bulletproof was produced by Brian, together with gifted engineer Doug Brady, known for his work with John Farnham, Dragon and Jimmy Barnes, at his new Furstock Studios in Melbourne. Having been a teenager during The Bootleg Family Band era, Doug’s age difference provided a younger perspective to the project, and his subsequent success and experience combined to produce a sound which was true to the era, and yet unique and cutting edge. Bulletproof also features an abundance of guest performers like eclectic musician Wilbur Wilde, talented multi-instrumentalist Mike Rudd, legend Dai Pritchard from Rose Tattoo, Mick Skelton of Thirsty Merc fame, and Brian Cadd’s close friend Rick Fenn from 10cc on guitar and slide, just to name a handful of those who joined them in the studio.

Stepping away from his famous ‘pop’ sound, the versatile full band created on this album is exactly the live music feel Brian wanted. Taking songs he had written for other great musicians like Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters and Bonnie Tyler, Brian Cadd and The Bootleg Family Band also reinvents these songs with a new and different rock n roll sound.

“Most songwriters have a couple of songs that they’ve written for other artists that they’ve always felt they would have loved to have a go at themselves,” says Brian. “As a solo artist I have always been expected to do ballads and story songs. Deep down where I live, it’s all rock n roll.”

The visually stunning album cover, a painting by Archibald Prize finalist artist Philip Howe, captures the true fiery, passionate intensity with which Brian performs. Having met the talented artist Philip through musician Wilbur Wilde, the two bonded over a bottle or so of red wine. Philip then saw a Brian Cadd performance and was inspired to capture the strength and raw energy of him onstage. When the discussion of cover art came up for this album the painting was the obvious choice to depict the energy and spirit of this recording – it is everything that Bulletproof stands for.

The Bootleg Family Band has always been Brian’s imagined proverbial ‘band in the head’. He was lucky enough to get that sound in the 70s, and now excitingly, gets to have a second crack at it with this new album. As Brian says, Bulletproof is the perfect opportunity and reason to “get the band back together”.

Brian Cadd & The Bootleg Family Band’s Bulletproof album is released through MGM on Friday 11th November 2016. For more information, please visit www.briancadd.com