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Alice Giles

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When: Wednesday 27th March
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood

Shimmering, golden, dreamlike: in the hands of the brilliant Alice Giles, the sound of the harp ignites the imagination and transports listeners to places of exotic beauty. A pair of complementary suites opens the program: the superb musical architecture of JS Bach's music for lute lies beautifully on the harp, as does the pastoral glow of Britten's C major Suite, one of the cornerstones of the solo harp repertoire. Music by Debussy and Salzedo – one of Alice's favourite composers and one of the best-known writers for harp – completes a sparkling program of music spanning three centuries.

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Article by Ticketek.

Allen Stone

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When: Wednesday 17th April
Where: Factory Theatre

Just one week after getting married to his 'Brown Eyed Lover' and a hugely successful sold-out show in Melbourne; Allen Stone announces he will be spreading the love to Sydney in April! Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and '70s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era. Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on 'American Idol', performing a powerful duet of 'Unaware' with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals, including Lionel Richie who amazed, said - 'That was spectacular'. His latest release, 'Warriors' was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir. Commenting on the song, Allen stated 'This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn't come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified'. Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019. After a sold-out performance in Melbourne, don't miss out on tickets to see this talent live at The Factory!

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Air Supply

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When: Friday 26th April
Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

AIR SUPPLY will perform all their great hits accompanied by their top-notch band and a twenty-piece orchestra. Classic All-time classics such as “Lost In Love”, “Love and Other Bruises” and “All Out Of Love” will be given a truly sumptuous presentation from one of Australia’s most successful musical exports. Russell Hitchcock met Graham Russell have been thrilling audiences for over 40 years. Their songs have stood the test of time and continue to be heard on radio around the world. In 2013 the duo were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, and October 2018 saw the world premiere in Manilla of ALL OUT OF LOVE, a new musical featuring the iconic music of AIR SUPPLY which opened to rave reviews.

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Article by Sydney Opera House.

Amy Shark

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When: Friday 10th May
Where: Hordern Pavilion

With Special Guests: Slowly Slowly & Erthlings

Dominating this year’s ARIA Awards with a total of 9 nominations for her debut/breakthrough album “Love Monster”, Australia’s beloved AMY SHARK has confirmed two huge Australian shows for 2019 - her biggest headline performances to date! Amy will be joined by Melbourne rock band Slowly Slowly and the up-and-coming teenage Sydney fourpiece Erthlings - a showcase of rising Australian talent alongside a standout artist who’s dominating presence shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Avantasia

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When: Sunday 12th May
Where: Metro Theatre

The world's biggest Metal opera is finally coming to Australia. 20 years after the release of the original Metal Operas, Tobias Sammet will bring the full Avantasia stage show to Australia with the eighth studio album, 'Moonglow'; just over the horizon. Avantasia's previous album 'Ghostlights'; saw them headlining both Wacken Open Air and Barcelona Rockfest, proving that Avantasia are one of the biggest names in operatic metal. Sammet is a masterful storyteller, creating epic fantasy worlds that can barely be contained even within his sprawling concept albums. Fittingly, his tales are told by an expansive contingent of vocalists, and the team Sammet will be bringing with him is sure to impress. It can absolutely be said that Australia has never seen a tour like this. From the depth of storytelling, to the range of the cast, to the sheer musical brilliance - this is a once in a lifetime tour. For the die-hard Avantasia fans, a limited release of super-rare VIP Packages will be available!

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Alex Lahey

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When: Saturday 15th June
Where:
Metro Theatre

Alex Lahey welcomes you to experience 'The Best Of Luck Club', where there's no dress code and you can check in any time you like. Irresistibly catchy hooks abound throughout this Australian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist's assured second full-length with Lahey's distinctively candid lyricism giving a voice to millennial ennui. The ten songs on this record document 12 months during which Lahey navigated "the highest highs and the lowest lows" in her life to date.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Aura Go

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When: Wednesday 10th July
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood

Musica Viva is pleased to introduce pianist Aura Go as one of the company's 2018 -19 FutureMakers. This program aims to develop Australia's young artistic leaders, and with a promising international career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, Aura was a clear choice. Beethoven's mighty 'Tempest' Sonata, full of tragedy and power, lies at the heart of this program, following the dazzling display of technique that is Bach's D major Toccata. Two icy miniatures by the Finnish composer Erkki Melartin then set the stage for Debussy's Joyous Island, one of his most characterful creations.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Architects: Holy Hell Australian Tour

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When: Saturday 10th August
Where: The Big Top, Luna Park

ARCHITECTS, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” today announce their return to Australia in support of their eighth album, “Holy Hell”. The tour kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Tuesday, August 6 before heading to Brisbane’s brand-new and soon-to-be-unveiled Fortitude Music Hall on Thursday, August 8, Sydney’s Big Top on Saturday August 10 and Festival Hall in Melbourne on Sunday August 11. “Holy Hell” marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.” “It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.” “Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.” Finding a way forward, the band spent 2017 recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.” Having recently finished up an arena tour of the UK, 2019 sees the group touring “Holy Hell” throughout Europe, North America and now also Australia. This will be band’s first tour of Australia since 2017 which saw them sell out three shows in Melbourne and two in Sydney –their return is expected to be nothing short of epic.

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Article by Live Nation.

Abbey Road Live

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When: Tuesday 20th August
Where:
Enmore Theatre

Abbey Road - The Beatles' swansong and their crowning achievement as a recording group - is a stately, majestic, playful yet fiercely rocking masterpiece of pop music, regarded as one of the greatest records of all time. Joining ARC live on stage will be special guests Ash Naylor (Paul Kelly, Even and Rockwiz), Linda Bull (The Black Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull), Brett Wolfenden (The Pictures, James Keays) and James Keys (Eagle and the Worm, Bob Evans).

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

The 1975

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When: Saturday 21st September
Where: ICC Sydney

English pop mavericks The 1975 have tipped their hat to their legion of followers in Australia by locking in a huge run of 2019 shows. As they command some of the finest venues in the Southern Hemisphere, they will do so as a band at the absolute peak of their powers. The tour will mark the bands first trip to Australia since January 2016 when front-man Matty Healy and his troops were just about to release their wildly popular and critically adored second record I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It.
The 1975 will hit our shores in 2019 with two albums of new material to show off.

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Article by Ticketek.

August Burns Red

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When: Saturday 12th October
Where: Metro Theatre

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Adam Thompson: Bohemian Rhapsody Live

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When: Saturday 30th November
Where: ICC Sydney

ADAM THOMPSON + THE WE WILL ROCK YOU BAND PAY HOMAGE TO QUEEN & FREDDIE MERCURY IN THIS SPECIAL MUSICAL EXPERIENCE! When it comes to engimatic front men, there are few that embody the power and passion quite like Chocolate Starfish's Adam Thompson. He owns the stage, channels the music, and has audiences eating out the palm of his hand. So it is no surprise that when it came to picking his next great project, Adam chose to showcase the music of his hero Freddie Mercury and Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody the blockbuster movie soundtrack, live in concert. Chocolate Starfish are known for paying homage to great music. They've put on a hugely successful run of Classic Album Series concerts, with an ode to Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell (2017) and I NXS's KICK (2018), bringing the music to life with their powerhouse performances. Now, the band are stepping aside to let their electric and engaging lead singer - lover of life, singer of great songs - pay tribute to the immeasurable talent of Queen, Freddie Mercury and the acclaimed soundtrack of the smash-hit Golden Globe winning music biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The Bohemian Rhapsody live in concert was originally just a one-off event, slated for April 2019 in Melbourne. Adam Thompson, with the We Will Rock You Band, announced the show just as the biopic landed in theatres in 2018 and the concert sold-out within minutes. Much like the movie, which is reputed as the highest selling music biopic of all time, the live concert concept music fans demanding more dates. It was an opportunity that Adam couldn't resist.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

 

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