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BOB DYLAN AUGUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 13, 2018

Chugg Entertainment is proud to announce that the legendary Bob Dylan will return to Australia this August for a string of arena shows. The cross-generational icon will take in capital cities across Australia, plus special one-off shows in Newcastle and Wollongong. See full tour dates below.

In a career spanning six decades, Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. He is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, including The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, and his socially and politically charged singles, ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’, are widely considered among the most important songs in modern music. The ‘voice of a generation’ boasts an unparalleled repertoire, including timeless classics, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Tangled Up In Blue’, ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ and ‘Girl From The North Country’.

With a catalogue of more than 50 albums, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records globally, received 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for ‘Things Have Changed’ (Best Original Song), and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, and in 2016, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Last in Australia for a month-long run of sold-out theatre shows in 2014, Bob Dylan and his band are a commanding force on stage. “There’s no doubt that seeing Bob Dylan brilliantly on song is a near spiritual experience”, the Sydney Morning Herald noted of his most recent Australian shows, while The Guardian declared, “the band were at one with Dylan – you’d swear they could play a fade-out if he wanted them to”.

To experience Bob Dylan live in concert is an opportunity to share an encounter with one of the last remaining musical legends of the modern era. Don’t miss out on what promises be a performance for the ages.

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY, 9AM LOCAL TIME

BOB DYLAN | 2018 TOUR DATES
Presented by Chugg Entertainment

PERTH
Wednesday 8th August – Perth Arena (All Ages)
ticketek.com.au

ADELAIDE
Saturday 11th August – Botanic Park, Under The Grand Marquee (All Ages)
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MELBOURNE
Monday 13th August – Margaret Court Arena (All Ages)
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SYDNEY
Saturday 18th August – ICC Sydney Theatre (All Ages)
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WOLLONGONG
Monday 20th August – WIN Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
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NEWCASTLE
Wednesday 22nd August – Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
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BRISBANE
Friday 24th August – Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
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AUCKLAND, NZ
Sunday 26th August – Spark Arena (All Ages)
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CHRISTCHURCH, NZ
Tuesday 28th August – Horncastle Arena (All Ages)
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For more information go to:
bobdylan.com
chuggentertainment.com

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ONE ELECTRIC DAY 2018 LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 13, 2018


Over the last five years, ONE ELECTRIC DAY has become one of Melbourne’s favourite festivals. Celebrating its sixth annual event in 2018, the day at Werribee Park has sold-out every year, with ticket allocations exhausted within minutes in 2017. Sporting one of the biggest line-ups yet, the 2018 ONE ELECTRIC DAY will certainly follow suit. Headlined by Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes, and including the legendary The Angels, Ian Moss, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton and Thirsty Merc, this is the epitome of an Oz rock festival.

Promoter Duane McDonald says the buzz surrounding the event has been building all year and he can’t wait to share the line-up with fans. “ONE ELECTRIC DAY is such a great family event that we see people adding it to their calendar year-after-year,” he says. “It is such a good feeling to see familiar faces each year – many of whom have been attending since day one. Last year sold-out so quickly and we anticipate this year will be the same. The 2018 line-up includes the best of the best of Australian music royalty and we are proud to bring them all to the ONE ELECTRIC DAY stage.”

Jimmy Barnes needs no introduction to Aussie rock music lovers. As a legend both from his time fronting Cold Chisel and his top charting solo career, he has an enviable back catalogue that makes for incredible live performances with songs like Working Class Man, When Your Love Is Gone and No Second Prize to name a few. Recently he has been on the road with the Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories and Songs celebrating his career and best-selling memoir. No stranger to performing at ONE ELECTRIC DAY, Jimmy returns in 2018 by popular demand.

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. In 2018 The Angels are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their seminal album Face To Face. Audiences need to get ready to rock when The Angels take to the stage at ONE ELECTRIC DAY.

Ian Moss is one of the most celebrated guitarists in Australian rock history and is equally renowned for his songwriting, vocals and his live performance. Both with Cold Chisel and in his solo career, he has written some of the songs that have become part of the psyche of Australia. Songs like Tucker’s Daughter and Telephone Booth in his solo career ensured Ian Moss will always be a household name. With a swag of ARIA awards to his name, international tours to pretty much everywhere, and too many #1 hits to mention, he is an icon in the Australian music industry.

For lovers of great music, a concert experience with Jon Stevens is up there with the best. From his Noiseworks days – and hits such as Welcome To The World, No Lies, Touch and Hot Chilli Woman – to fronting The Dead Daisies and INXS, he has made an indelible impact with his amazing vocals. Jon also has an incredible solo catalogue, the most recent of which Starlight saw him do a run of sold-out dates last year. His live shows are dynamic, high energy and will keep audiences on their feet.

Richard Clapton is one of Australia’s legendary rock artists. With songs such as Deep Water, Capricorn Dancer and Girls On The Avenue in his arsenal, Richard has captivated audiences for decades. He released his debut Prussian Blue in 1973 and has never looked back. Still making music and still performing to packed houses, he is a true pioneer of the rock scene.

It’s hard to believe it has been over 15 years since Thirsty Merc smashed onto the scene with his such as Someday Someday and In The Summertime. Lead singer Rai Thistlethwayte proved himself to be a world-class songwriter and the trio performed far and wide. Having recently celebrated their 15-year anniversary with a national tour, the return of Thirsty Merc on the festival circuit will be embraced by audiences.

General public tickets go on sale 11am on Friday 18th May 2018 through Ticketmaster.
Sunday 25th November 2018| from 11am
One Electric Day featuring Jimmy Barnes, The Angels, Ian Moss, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton & Thirsty Merc
Werribee Park on the Great Lawn, WERRIBEE VIC

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
For more information, please visit www.oneelectricday.com.au

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JAZZ VOCAL LEGEND KURT ELLING AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 6, 2018


Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He has won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association on eight occasions. Grammy nominated over a dozen times, Elling has also been honored with international jazz awards, including the prestigious Edison Jazz Oeuvreprijs (Lifetime Achievement Award). In late May, Elling returns to Australia for a series of concerts which you won’t want to miss.

Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry.

Kurt Elling has been widely praised as one of the most exciting and popular jazz performers of our time. He has been hailed as the standout male vocalist of our time by The New York Times, whilst the Sydney Morning Herald described him as processing “a rare and remarkable virtuosity used in the cause of daring sonic adventures and intelligent, wide-ranging musical enterprises.” Kurt Elling breathes new life into old favorites for today’s audiences. He is undoubtedly the most influential jazz vocalist of our time.

Joining Kurt Elling on his 2018 tour is Australia’s queen of Jazz Emma Pask, best known for her collaboration with James Morrison and her performances on The Voice.

DATES AND TICKETING:
Sunday 27 May     Adelaide – The Gov  TICKETS
Wed 6th June       Perth  – Astor Theatre  TICKETS
Thurs 7th June   Canberra -Southern Cross Club  TICKETS 
Friday 8th June    Sydney  – City Recital Hall  TICKETS 
Saturday 9th June  Brisbane  – The Tivoli  TICKETS

http://kurtelling.com/                   https://abstractentertainment.net/

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NEW CLUB THE HUMMINGBIRD OPENS IN STYLE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 4, 2018

Alma Zygier Quintet. All photos by www.aplphotography.com.au

Last Wednesday night, VIPs and a few lucky public ticket holders gathered together to welcome The Hummingbird, a brand new classy, dining and entertainment room to Melbourne’s music scene. The new venue is located at 34 Inkerman Street, St.Kilda, downstairs at the Newmarket Hotel.

Guests on the night were wined and dined in style with feisty MC Bev Killick providing the laughs. Special musical guest for the evening was the wonderful Alma Zygier and band, playing pre-war American Songbook jazz standards. Heavily influenced by the female vocal greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, Alma and quintet delivered a truly memorable performance.

The club actually had an unofficial opening last Monday night when Australian sax legend Joe Camilleri joined local outfit Jazz Funk Collective in a jam. American guitarist Tori Ruffin (Morris Day & The Time, Freak Juice), who was in town with the Nothing Compares 2 Prince tour also hit the stage for a jam.

Other artists performing at The Hummingbird this month include; Nina Ferro, Lake Minnetonka, The Badloves, Phileas Fogg Trio, Sammy J, Grand Wazoo, Renee Geyer and many more

Check out The Hummingbird’s Facebook page for more events
Bookings phone 03 9810 0087

Bev Killick

Alma Zygier Quintet

Alma with her mum, Deborah Conway

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THE ONES WE LOVE: R.E.M. ALL STAR TRIBUTE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 3, 2018

The Ones We Love: R.E.M. ALL STAR TRIBUTE

THE ONES WE LOVE is a unique series of concerts in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Celebrating R.E.M. featuring an All-Star line-up of singers –
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)
Steve Kilbey (The Church)
Ron S. Peno (Died Pretty)
Trish Young (The Clouds)
Alannah Russack (The Hummingbirds)
Ashley Naylor (Even)
Greg Atkinson (Ups & Downs)
Peter Fenton (Crow)
With special guest Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens)

Together they will pay tribute to R.E.M. by performing songs from R.E.M’s rich back catalog from the period 1982 to 1992 including – Losing My Religion, The One I Love, Man on the Moon, It’s The End of the World, Radio Free Europe, Drive, Orange Crush, Everybody Hurts, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight, Nightswimming, Stand, Fall on Me, Driver 8, Shiny Happy People plus plenty more. Backing them will be some of Australia’s finest musicians who will honour the sound that was uniquely and undeniably R.E.M.

THE ONES WE LOVE: Celebrating R.E.M. promises to be a rare opportunity to experience your favourite R.E.M. songs live

THE ONES WE LOVE: Celebrating R.E.M. Dates:
Friday 31st August Brisbane, Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 6th September Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Friday 7th September Sydney, State Theatre

Tickets
Pre Sale: Friday May 4th, 9am Local Times
On Sale:  Monday May 7th, 9am Local Times
From: https://metropolistouring.com/tours/celebrating-rem/

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IRISH VOCAL GREAT MARY COUGHLAN TOUR DATES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 3, 2018

Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday” Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other.

Mary said, “I Iove love love Australia. I honestly think about it most days! I’m so looking forward to being back down under and this whole tour. It’ll be great to be back and these shows are very special to me.”

Her seminal first album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and fifteen albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song & her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation & redemption. Mary live is in a league of her own, her glorious husky voice pulling every ounce of emotion from the music. This is the real thing, sung from the depths of a woman’s heart and soul, a survivor who (to paraphrase Leonard Cohen’s famous words) “was born with the gift of a golden voice.” This is why she is so loved.

As The Observer rightly said, “Mary Coughlan’s talent is awesome.” Resonant with the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, to hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart.

Witness Mary Coughlan live at:
12 May Saturday
Paddington RSL Club, 8PM, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington NSW
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=368880
16 MAY WEDNESDAY 
Jack Duggans Irish Pub, 7.30PM,135 George Street, Bathurst, NSW
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mary-coughlan-bathurst-tickets-44732525187
19 MAY SATURDAY Petersham Bowling Club, 8PM, 77 Brighton St, Petersham NSW
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=368886&
20 MAY SUNDAY
Canberra Irish Club, 
6 Parkinson St, Weston ACT
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=369758&
29 MAY TUESDAY 
The JazzLab, 
8PM, 27 Leslie Street, Brunswick, Melbourne Victoria
Bookings: https://jazzlab.club

7 JUNE THURSDAY
Perth Fly By Night , 7.30PM, Victoria Hall Building, 179 High Street, Freemantle WA.
Bookings: http://flybynight.org/event/mary-coughlan/
8 JUNE FRIDAY
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, 7:30PM, The Boardwalk, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA
Bookings: 
www.manpac.com.au

www.marycoughlanmusic.com

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STEVEN WILSON AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 3, 2018


Acclaimed Modernist Art-Rock architect Steven Wilson returns to Australia and New Zealand to present his most spectacular show yet, with four astonishing audio-visual extravaganzas.

Following the release of ‘To The Bone’, his most successful album to date, Steven will perform 3hrs of mesmerising music drawn from both his recent catalogue, as well as classic Porcupine Tree songs, some of which have never previously been performed by his solo band.

Those whom have previously witnessed Steven Wilson live in concert will already be acquainted with the breathtaking wonderment and beauty of Steven’s lavish mindscape, which provides a perfect adjunct to his otherworldly music. Steven has outdone even the magnificence of previous tours to present an awe-inspiring kaleidoscope of evocative imagery and colour.

As well as cinematic visuals and driving futurist rock, aficionados will be treated to the astounding musicianship of Steven’s band. Spectral electronics, gut wrenching sub-harmonics, pounding drums, elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars are a staple of Steven’s concerts. Steven’s band for these dates is: Nick Beggs (Bass), Craig Blundell (Drums), Adam Holzman (Keyboards) & Alex Hutchings (Guitar).

Join Steven Wilson this November for what will uncountably be a series of concerts never to be forgotten

Steven Wilson Tour Dates
Brisbane – Thursday 8th November – Eatons
Sydney – Friday 9th November – Enmore Theatre
Saturday 10th November – Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Monday 12th November – Auckland, Bruce Mason Centre

Tickets
Presale Start – Tuesday 8th May – 10.00am local time
Presale End – Thursday 10th May –  9am
General Onsale – Thursday 10th May – 10.00am local time

Tickets available from www.davidroywilliams.com

VIP tickets are available for purchase as an additional ticket for this tour.

Gold VIP includes:
Admission to Q&A Session
Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
Official commemorative Steven Wilson guitar pick
Official commemorative Steven Wilson VIP Laminate
Priority Access to the Venue

Platinum VIP (limited to 20 per show) includes:
Meet Steven Wilson
Photo with Steven Wilson
2 items signed by Steven Wilson
Admission to Q&A Session
Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
Official commemorative Steven Wilson guitar pick
Official commemorative Steven Wilson VIP Laminate
Priority Access to the Venue

Questions for Q&A will be selected from those submitted to DRW  Entertainment by VIPs via email and will be proffered by a moderator. Steven’s band will not attend Meet and Greet, nor Q&A session.

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HENRY BUTLER & JAMBALAYA BAND BIRD’S BASEMENT RESIDENCY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 1, 2018

 

Henry Butler is considered one of the  finest exponents of the fabled New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition that goes way back to Jelly Roll Morton, but Henry Butler doesn’t restrict himself to boundaries. He’s worked with James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, and the Afghan Wigs, along with such traditional jazz groups as the Hot 9. But whether it be Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, stride, boogie-woogie or R&B, Henry Butler brings an exhilarating exuberance that life has failed to dent.

Blinded by glaucoma in infancy, Henry, said Dr. John, was ‘the pride of New Orleans’. But in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, Henry found his 1925 vintage Mason & Hamlin piano eight feet under. Undaunted, he left, went to Denver and, in 2009 to New York.
‘Whether it’s illness or bad thoughts, music takes you out of that negative, destructive fear. It helps you frolic,’ he says. ‘Helps your audience celebrate. Yeah, it’s beautiful.’
In your case there’s no argument with that, Henry.

Henry Butler & the Jambalaya Band (U.S.A.)
play Bird’s Basement 16-20 May 2018

Line up for these exclusive shows will be: Henry Butler – piano and vocals; Fred Cash – electric bass; Bobby Bryan – electric guitar; Adrian Harpham – drums.

Bird’s Basement is also the venue for the upcoming 16th annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards on May 14 celebrating excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of Jazz in Australia. Open to the public, this is an industry night that recognises the achievements of Jazz musicians over the past year.
https://birdsbasement.com

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REVIEW: NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE – MELBOURNE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 30, 2018

CarbieWarbie Photography © 2018

Hamer Hall April 29, 2018.
Review by Greg Phillips. Photos by Carbie Warbie and John Conlan

On April 21, 2016 the world lost Prince, one of the greatest artists in contemporary music. Known for recording and storing more music than he released, the discussion began as to how his legacy would be preserved, what material should be released from his vaults and what events in his honour should be approved. A little over a week ago a concert took place at the Target Center in Minnesota featuring former Prince band members in front of footage of the great man on 3 large screens. Reviews of the concert were mixed, with many fans praising the musicians but not convinced about the dignity of the video component. Australian fans haven’t been absent from Prince commemoration either with the New Power Generation recently touring the country to rave reviews for Bluesfest and side shows nationally.

All of that however, was nothing compared to the majesty, grace and pure joy of the The Nothing Compares 2 Prince shows which premiered at the Sydney Opera House last week and finished up at Hamer Hall in Melbourne last night. Despite featuring Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson and key musicians from various eras of Prince’s career, this was not an officially sanctioned project by the Paisley Park estate but it should be. This was a well rehearsed, meticulously planned tribute which relied totally on the music to deliver the kind of show Prince fans would want and Prince himself would be proud of.

Shelby J by CarbieWarbie Photography © 2018

With the Hamer Hall stage bathed in purple, a short audio presentation of soundbytes, loops and licks from Prince’s career segued into a countdown before the band kicked into the iconic intro to 1999, one of Prince’s biggest hits. Morphing straight into 1979’s I Want To Be Your Lover then without a spoken word, following up with a funked up Controversy, the band had already flicked the switch into party mode. With the incredibly powerful voices of Liv Warfield and Shelby J front and centre and Musical Director, St Paul Peterson adding a male vocal perspective, the combination was both soulful and stirring.

Before the tour, some of the musicians on stage, who had been drawn from different periods of Prince’s history had not even met before let alone play music together. Yet they gelled and fell into a groove like they’d been together forever. St Paul’s bass and Queen Cora’s (Coleman) beats locked in tight and when St Paul stepped up for spotlight duties, the amazing Nik West took over to hold down the low end with class.

While the night was very much a celebration, it wasn’t without it’s moments of heartfelt reflection too. The love and emotion in the room was tangible as Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson strolled onto stage to sing The Ladder, from Around the World in a Day, a song she told us that she co-wrote with Prince and their father.

The dream setlist highlighted just how much of a hit factory Prince was. From Raspberry Beret and Alphabet St to When Doves Cry and Cream, the celebrated tunes kept coming. Ironically, Prince would never have played this many hits together in one night, so it was indeed a privilege to experience such a rich lesson in pop music history. Then there were the famous songs Prince wrote but gave to other artists. Liv Warfield’s rendition of Manic Monday was enchanting as was the killer version of Stand Back, a song that Stevie Nicks took to the upper regions of the charts.

Following the break, Tori Ruffin (guitarist with Fishbone for 11 years) led a slower tempo, grinding version of Let’s Go Crazy, a reminder that Prince was never a stickler for the rules in regard to song arrangements. Shelby J gave us an energetic version of Musicology, a song she often plays in her own sets before the funk-o-meter headed into the red-zone with a spectacular mash-up of Kiss and Sexy Mutha steered by bass vixen Nik West. It was also a chance for the NPG horns to shine with Adrian Crutchfield (sax) BK Jackson (sax) and Lynn Grissett (trumpet), letting loose with some scorching and elastic brass licks. Prince’s childhood friend JellyBean Johnson added an extra element of cool and was as effortlessly funky on guitar as he was tight on the stage’s second drum kit.

Nik West by John Conlan.  CarbieWarbie Photography © 2018

St Paul was proud to announce and then perform a sublime version of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, a song which was produced by his brother Ricky Peterson, who was delivering the most expressive of organ sounds tonight. Liv Warfield’s version of Love Thy Will Be Done, backed only by piano was spine tingling as was Cassandra O’Neal’s solo spot on Sometimes It Snows in April. It reminded us all that Prince could melt our hearts with a ballad as easily as he could rock our socks off with his funk. There had been an aura of jubilation all night but with Warfield’s outstanding rendition of Little Red Corvette, one of the most dramatic and catchy pop songs of all time, the ante was upped even more.

Next up St Paul strode to the microphone and told the story of how he received a cassette from Prince with songs to learn for the The Family, the band he was part of as a teenager. The song was Nothing Compares 2 U, a track Sinead O’Connor had a global hit with. Apart from Prince, St Paul was the first person to get to sing that song. Seredipitously, the original Prince recording had only just been released by Prince’s estate this month. It was with a great deal of emotion that St Paul and Shelby J delivered a show-stopping version of Prince’s classic song.

Equally due to the amazing breadth of Prince’s material and the immaculate delivery of the music by the assembled band, the energy level of this show never faltered. From that highly emotional ballad, the musicians seamlessly kicked up a gear, as Shelby led them into one of the most feel-good, pop-rock songs you’ll ever hear, I Would Die For You. An infectious, tight and funky Baby I’m A Star followed and ended the set, leaving the crowd to erupt into thunderous cheers and applause.

Of course there was always going to be an encore and it was always going be that song. Tori Ruffin walked back onto stage in darkness to a stool in a spotlight and played one of the most recognisable chords in pop, the Bbsuss2 opening to Purple Rain. Tyka Nelson returned and told everyone that this “all started in a garage and look how far it’s come”, as she began to sing the lyrics… “I never meant to cause you any sorrow. I never meant to cause you any pain.” Overcome with emotion, she called on St Paul to help out. A sea of phones lit up the room and the audience needed no encouragement to sing along to the chorus and wailing outro.

These Nothing Compares 2 Prince shows not only highlighted what an amazing artist the world has lost but also confirmed what a staggering catalogue of songs he has left behind, as well as a legacy of energy and love that lives on though these amazing musicians and of course Prince fans worldwide.

See more of Carbie Warbie’s Nothing Compares 2 Prince photos here

 

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DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE “HYSTERIA” ALBUM TOUR + SCORPIONS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 26, 2018


Rock icons, DEF LEPPARD, have extended their 70-plus US and UK tour to run riot Down Under, finally playing their landmark, longest recording in full – 1987’s seminal Hysteria LIVE!


German rock legends, special guests SCORPIONS join the tour for the first-ever multi-city tour of Australia in the band’s 50-plus-years history.
 
Four years in the making, Hysteria is the groundbreaking, 12-track album that saw Def Leppard overcome the adversity of drummer Rick Allen’s car crash injury and conquer the world. An enduring legacy dripping with rock anthems such as “Animal”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Hysteria”, “Armageddon It”, “Love Bites”, “Woman” and “Rocket”.

2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of Hysteria’s predecessor Pyromania, home to “Photograph”.

Igniting this epic piece of rock music history, Def Leppard will perform Hysteria in full alongside other songs from their 100-million-plus selling catalogue, kicking off with one show at Perth Arena on November 2 before heading to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney – their first national tour since playing Melbourne and Sydney only in late 2015.

Rick “Sav” Savage says, “I’m delighted that we can bring the whole Hysteria album to Australia and New Zealand later this year. From ‘Women’ to ‘Love and Affection’ plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. We can’t wait!”

SCORPIONS will join the tour as very special guests. The rock heavyweights played their debut Australian show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre in October 2016 as part of their 50th Anniversary World Tour. Arguably Germany’s most successful rock band with massive hits “Wind of Change” and “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, these November performances will be the band’s first-ever national tour.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm (local time) on Friday, May 4.

Go behind the scenes on a backstage tour, get access to some of the best seats in the house or meet Def Leppard with a VIP Experience.

Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Tuesday, May 1 until 10am Thursday, May 3. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au

PERTH ARENA
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2

ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4

BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6

ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8

ICC SYDNEY THEATRE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10

SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND
MONDAY NOVEMBER 12

defleppard.com

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