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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.

And Love Will Steer The Stars

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When: Saturday 25th May
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood

The first man on the moon, Woodstock, President Nixon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road, John and Yoko’s Bed In, the Cold War …1969 was a year when the world was entering a new era, all to the soundtrack of some of the most seminal rock and pop music. Join the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra as it takes you on a journey through music’s golden year. Experience classics like Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds, Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline and David Bowie’s Space Oddity played by a full scale orchestra. Rock out to a selection of favourites by The Beatles, Touch Me by The Doors, Pinball Wizard by The Who and Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival. And the evening wouldn’t be complete without the positive vibes of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In from Hair, perfectly capturing the optimism of the era.

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Article by Ticketek.

Anberlin

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When: Sunday 26th May
Where: Enmore Theatre

Australia holds a special place in the hearts of ANBERLIN and fans similarly. embrace the band with open arms. This coming May 2019, the love affair. continues with the band returning to play shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth for the first time since announcing their break up in 2014. At these incredibly special shows, ANBERLIN will be performing songs from their classic albums ‘Never Take Friendship Personal’ and ‘Cities’, as well as career spanning fan favourites from their stellar discography. ANBERLIN’s 2005 sophomore album, ‘Never Take Friendship Personal’, was career defining, establishing the Florida rockers as more than another underground. sensation. ‘Never Take Friendship Personal’ peaked charts worldwide, with the band’s second single, ‘Paperthin Hymn’, finding success on Fuse, MTV2 and cracking the top 40 Billboard rock charts, catapulting ANBERLIN into the mainstream. “The group’s second album will forever be a held as a standard not just for Anberlin, but for contemporary music” - Medium. Their follow up album ‘Cities’ proved that there was no limit to what ANBERLIN could achieve. ‘Cities’, met with unending critical praise, showcased the band’s progression, with songs like ‘Godspeed’ and ‘The Unwinding Cable Car’ packing a dynamic, unbridled passion - a theme that runs throughout. “…grand and rousing…” - NEW YORK TIMES. “…towering melodies” - USA TODAY. "..adrenaline-fueled endeavors of the heart” - BILLBOARD. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to journey through ANBERLIN’s classic albums and career spanning fan favourites. ”an incredible experience” - AU Review. ”a majestic evening; a true celebration of Anberlin” - Tone Deaf.

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Article by Enmore 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.

The Art of Music

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When: Sunday 16th June
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood

Musicus Medicus presents "The Art of Music" on Sunday 16th June 2019 at 2:30pm in the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood. The NSW Doctors Orchestra comprises about 80 medical students and doctors from metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW, and is conducted by Dr David Banney. This annual fundraising concert will feature Kathy Selby playing Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto. The program also includes “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky / Ravel as well as another short work, a new Australian composition. All concert proceeds will benefit charities in the arts and health. This includes funding the annual NSW Drs Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship. The chosen medical charity this year is the Pain Management Research Institute, based at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Article by Ticketek.

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 Ticketek.

Alvvays

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When: Thursday 1st August
Where: Metro Theatre

Handsome Tours and Triple R are excited to announce the Australian return of Toronto-based indie favourites, Alvvays. This marks their first visit to Sydney and Melbourne since the release of their acclaimed album 'Antisocialites'. To write 'Antisocialites', vocalist and songwriter Molly Rankin traveled to Toronto Island -- working in an abandoned classroom by day and sleeping a few feet from shore at night -- to avoid a stifling heat wave in the city. “I carried a small PA on the ferry in a wheelbarrow,” she recalls. “Every morning I would listen to my favorite records on the beach, then I’d write melodies and record demos in the classroom.” The resulting record details a world of ice cream truck jingles and radiophonic workshop noise, where Rankin's shining wit is refracted through crystalline counterpoint. It went on to receive rapturous reviews worldwide, seeing Alvvays tour with The National and CHVRCHES, as well as perform at festivals including Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Shaky Knees, Latitude and Fuji Rock.★★★★★ "in a league of their own." - DIY Magazine. ★★★★½ " topping their brilliant debut with a sophomore effort that's even more brilliant."- AllMusic. Don't miss Alvvays in this heartwarming pair of winter shows!

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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 Amity Affliction

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When: Thursday 12th September
Where: Hordern Pavilion

With Special Guests: UNDERØATH, CROSSFAITH and PAGAN

The Amity Affliction, arguably Australia’s most successful heavy music exports have announced their huge Australian Tour in September with the support of UNDERØATH, CROSSFAITH and PAGAN. The Amity Affliction’s impressive resume of accolades include “This Could Be Heartbreak” (2016) as Gold certification, “Let The Ocean Take Me” (2014) and “Chasing Ghosts” (2012) with Platinum and Gold certifications respectively and “Seems Like Forever”, the #1 ARIA Gold certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour. Fresh off two performances at Download Australia, sold-out crowds around the globe, there is no room for slowing down and these shows will be the biggest yet.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

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

Pennsylvanian metalcore quintet August Burns Red will be returning to Australia this October to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of their third studio album 'Constellations' as part of their worldwide tour. The 10 Years Of Constellations 2019 Australian Tour will hit all major cities across Australia. Singles,White Washed and Marianas Trench has amassed over 22 million streams combined on Spotify alone. The 2009 release debut at 24 in the Billboard Top 200 and had critics talking. Alternative Press said "This is a fierce, punishing album loaded with muscular breakdowns, screaming guitar leads and ass-kicking double-bass-drum thunder." While AllMusic said "PA-based quintet continues to reach for new levels of technical prowess and musical sophistication without losing its brutal attack and apocalyptic." The GRAMMY® Award-nominated heavy music torchbearers began their journey back in 2003 with marathon jam sessions on a farm belonging to Greiner’s family in the egg refrigerator. Embracing a diehard Rust Belt work ethic, they tirelessly pushed towards the top of heavy music with a series of critically acclaimed albums and countless gigs. VIP tickets to 10 Years Of Constellations are on sale now while general admission tickets go on sale Friday 15 March at 10am local time. Mark this one in your calendar as this is one you won't want to miss.

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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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