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Flight Facilities

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When: Wednesday 22nd August - Friday 24th August
Where: Enmore Theatre

After confirming their now legendary status by instantly selling out a run of dates earlier this year, Australia’s favourite electronic producers Flight Facilities today announce another huge national tour in support of gorgeous new single All Your Love. Still riding high on the back of the success of recent release Need You, the boys will be showing off their much loved back catalogue and a red hot string of new hits at shows all across the country this August and September. Four years on from debut album Down To Earth, Flight Facilities could be forgiven for taking some time off to put their feet up. As far as debuts go, theirs was a bonanza. Spawning two symphony concerts, an ARIA award, a Top 5 chart placing and two of the most recognisable Australian dance works of a generation in Crave You and Clair De Lune, the record was a runaway success for the duo. Not wanting to rest on their laurels and feed the industry beast, the boys decided their next move was to buck the album trend and focus on releasing singles rather than long form projects. The first salvo was last years Arty Boy, a collaboration with Brisbane songstress Emma Louise that showcased a smooth change in direction, tipping it’s hat ever so slightly to Prince while still maintaining a classic Flight Facilities vibe. Next cab off the rank was Stranded, an instant classic collaboration created with an international dream team consisting of Broods, Reggie Watts, Saro and instrumentation by Davide Rossi, Touch Sensitive and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint. This was followed by the currently rotating Need You and now the brand new All Your Love featuring Dustin Tebbutt - a track that somehow manages to fold everything great about Flight Facilities into 4 and a half minutes of glacially building brilliance.

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The Charlatans

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When: Saturday 25th August
Where: Metro Theatre

One of the most widely-loved British bands, THE CHARLATANS return this August! Tim Burgess "We love playing in Australia" The group found success with their 1990 debut 'Some Friendly' which featured the indie anthem 'The Only One I Know' as well as 'Then' and fan favourite 'Sproston Green'. Since then they have released a bolstering twelve albums, most recently 'Different Days' which fans call "a new classic" and the Guardian called their "finest effort since 1996's Telling Stories". Along the way they have built up an impressive catalogue of most excellent songs - 'One to Another', 'Northern Country Boy', 'Just When You're Thinkin Things Over', ' Weirdo', 'Blackened Blue Eyes' and loads more. THE CHARLATANS have seen off Madchester and Britpop, and made music that's stood the test of time. That, along with their live shows that "never disappoint" have garnered them a passionate following that has given them lasting success… 'simply a quality band with great back catalogue, great current stuff and phenomenal live musicians'. "The Charlatans sound like home. They're like your big brothers, always reliable. And always your best mate!"

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Echoes Of Pink Floyd

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

Designed to recreate the sights and emotions of a genuine Pink Floyd concert, Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept show, Echoes of Pink Floyd, celebrates 35 years since the band last toured “The Wall”, performing tracks from the band’s iconic 1979 album and also celebrates 50 years since Pink Floyd released their first album and will play a selection of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits that spans the band’s momentous career.

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Enslaved

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When: Thursday 30th August
Where: Factory Theatre

The Viking gods of progressive black metal return to herald the coming of Spring along Australia’s East Coast this August.  Fresh from delivering the outstandingly heavy powerhouse of an album “E”, ENSLAVED are bringing the brutal beauty of their doom-laden drums and sledgehammer guitars to deliver a glimpse of metal Valhalla in the blood pounding manner that only they can. As well as the Norse magnificence of new works “Sacred Horse” and “Storm Son” fans will be treated to epic songs from throughout the band’s outstanding career including such intense classics as “Roots Of The mountain”, “Vetrarnótt” and “Isa”. The last time ENSLAVED toured Australia it felt like the closing of a chapter. Instead of winding down however, the band have found new inspiration, and this re-energised ENSLAVED is truly something to behold. Don’t miss what are guaranteed to be ENSLAVED’s finest Australian shows ever!

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Fire & Ice

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When: Saturday 1st September
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood

Discovering a portal through her television screen to a universe far away, one young girl begins an extraordinary journey in two polarised worlds - one made of fire and one made of ice. Dance Development Centre presents FIRE AND ICE an exciting story/parable soaked in sci-fi fantasy.

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Cash Live: The Concert Experience

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When: Saturday 8th September
Where: The Bridge Hotel & Concert Hall, The Concourse, Chatswood

Award winning and highly acclaimed Australian country singer Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winning, Telecaster picking, Australian country music legend Stuie French, along with their powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express are excited to bring you CASH Live The Concert Experience and their brand new show CASH Live Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison.

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The Cat Empire

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When: Friday 14th September & Saturday 15th September
Where:
Enmore Theatre

If it has been a while since you danced up a storm, sang out loud, smiled your face off, had a night out with your friends or lover... the time has come. The Cat Empire have announced a National Tour for Sept 2018 through some of their favourite Australian venues. They will be taking some new songs out on the road, as well as touring with The Empire Horns and the fabulous Odette. Loved around the globe for their melody driven mood lifting music, The Cat Empire are one of Australia’s most celebrated musical outfits both at home and abroad, selling more tickets annually than any other Australian band. This is testament to the quality of their musicianship, showmanship and unstoppable energy and generosity as performers. “Not only do The Cat Empire keep on getting better, but their phenomenal live performances show a band very clearly in their element” - Tone Deaf, Feb 2018. This show is all-ages, so be sure to bring your kids – this is about the most positive foray into live music any child could hope for.

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Diesel

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When: Friday 14th September & Saturday 15th September
Where: The Bridge Hotel

While still in his teens, American born guitarist/singer Mark Lizotte was snatched from his bar band in Perth and launched on to the Australian charts as the leader of Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. A career was born and now some 30 years later Diesel is still rocking Saturday nights around the nation. Johnny Diesel and the Injectors moved from Perth to establish themselves in Sydney in 1987. They quickly became known for Diesel's extraordinary versatility on the guitar and his rich, soulful voice. The debut album shipped platinum and entered the charts at #2. It was the biggest-selling album of 1989. 'Hepfidelity', Diesel's first album under his own name in 1992 was a mega-platinum smash and earned him ARIAs for Best Album and Best Male Talent. He is one of only a select few Artists to win a Best Male Talent ARIA three times (along with John Farnham, Alex Lloyd and Gotye. The next albums - 'The Lobbyist' and 'Solid State Rhyme' confirmed his status as one of Australia's most significant recording artists. A non-stop six years that included extensive touring, recording and starting a family was capped in 1996 with the 'Short Cool Ones' project that he cut with blues harp player Chris Wilson.

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Cheap Trick

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When: Wednesday 17th October
Where:
Enmore Theatre

One of the most influential rock groups of the past fifty years, and propelled by genre-defying global smash hits like ‘I Want You To Want Me’, ‘Dream Police’, ‘Surrender’, ‘The Flame’ and more, Cheap Trick has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide. Since exploding onto the music scene in the mid-1970’s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal to create soundscapes that are immediately recognisable. Consistent touring over the past five decades - notching up more than 5,000 shows, appearances on 29 movie soundtracks plus 40 gold and platinum recording awards has seen them become one of the top and most prolific rock bands of all time. Fronted by the dynamic Robin Zander, and comprising founding bassist Tom Petersson, famed for his 12-string bass, with Rick Nielsen on guitar and his son Daxx Nielsen on drums, Cheap Trick are a vibrant on-stage force like no other.

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Cher: Here We Go Again!

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When: Thursday 18th October
Where:
Qudos Bank Arena

The legendary American Icon announces her first Australian tour for 13 years. Finally, CHER is coming back to tour Australia! Buoyed by the amazing response to her March visit to celebrate the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Cher is returning Down Under after a 13 year absence. Fans need only wait just few months longer before the award-winning actress and recording artist will perform arena spectaculars this September and October. Expanding on her ecstatically-received appearance and show-stopping 20-minute set at this year’s Mardi Gras and Party, fans can expect to be dazzled by Cher’s renowned lavish and flamboyant costumes and elaborate stage production, while revelling in a more than 90-minute performance of hits and classics such as: “Believe”, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, “Strong Enough”, “I Found Someone”, “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, as well as going all the way back to where it began, with “I Got You Babe”.

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Chocolate Starfish plays INXS Kick

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When: Saturday 20th October
Where:
The Bridge Hotel

Chocolate Starfish proudly announces the next cab off the rank of its Classic Albums Series: ‘KICK’ by INXS. With their powerhouse performances and magnetic stage presence, the ‘Fish are a perfect fit to bring this much-loved album to the stage.

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Dimmu Borgir

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When: Sunday 21st October
Where:
Metro Theatre

From the dark corners of Norway, the beast has surfaced. After 25 years, the world's biggest black metal forge, DIMMU BORGIR, invades Australia & New Zealand for their first ever headlining tour. Casting shows that will viciously attack your senses whilst pushing them to their ultimate limits and showcasing the might and power of one of the most influential acts of the genre. Conceived in the heart of the Norwegian black metal scene in 1993, DIMMU BORGIR quickly broke free from the boundaries of the genre, daring to combine a traditional raven black sound with opulent symphonic orchestration. Soon they turned into pioneers of their field, forging groundbreaking albums such as Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (1997), Spiritual Black Dimensions (1999), or Death Cult Armageddon (2003). Seven years have passed since their latest manifesto Abrahadabra, they are now returning to rip apart the space-time continuum with Eonian. 'Australia! It's been a long time coming and believe us when we proclaim pure excitement in returning to perform for you, our supportive fans! And, New Zealand, it's with a pleasure that we can finally announce our first time to your shores - let's make it a very special happening! We have all been waiting impatiently!' See you all soon! - Silenoz/Dimmu Borgir

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Eskimo Dance

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When: Sunday 21st October
Where: Enmore
Theatre

Vastly considered as the biggest event in the history of UK underground culture, Eskimo Dance was founded in 2002 during the upsurge of this new sound in the UK. The event shaped the careers of some of the biggest names to emerge from the genre to date such as Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Tinie Tempah, Lethal Bizzle, Skepta, Stormzy & more. Following a 6 year hiatus, it was time for Grime royalty to bring the event series back to life. The expansion of the scene over the years has seen some of the genre’s early talent go on to conquer national success. The rise of UK Grime and Rap has become a global trend, colossal superstars such as P Diddy, Kanye West & Drake have co-signed the sound and continue to keep their eyes peeled on the main stars. The legendary event returned in 2012, selling out regional tours consecutively along with collaborating with festivals including Bestival and Splash. Having conquered the tours and selling out venues across the country as well as competing in the infamous Red Bull culture Clash, Eskimo Dance has secured its spot as the number one live experience of the genre, this accolade was cemented when in 2016 Eskimo Dance sold out the world famous Wembley Arena with a legendary star studded show that will go down in the history of UK urban music. Now Eskimo Dance comes to Australia, as a collaboration with Zaccaria Concerts and Touring.

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Callum Scott

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When: Friday 26th October
Where:
Metro Theatre

Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that UK crooner Calum Scott, the man behind one of the world’s most recognisable and loved renditions of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’, will play his first ever Australian and New Zealand shows this October. The tour will begin at Auckland’s Powerstation on Tuesday 23 October before crossing the Tasman for shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Scott’s heartwarming appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015 shot him to instant global stardom, and when he officially released his audition song ‘Dancing On My Own’ as the lead single from his debut album Only Human, it took the world by storm. The track quickly accumulated more than 6.5 million worldwide sales, reached 5x Platinum in Australia and saw the former recruitment officer from Hull nominated for the Brit Award for British Single Of The Year. Upon its release, his album resonated strongly with Australian audiences, peaking at #5 on the ARIA chart. Only Human is the result of a long, cathartic songwriting journey. Filled with deeply personal material, Scott’s ability to transform pain into beauty is undeniable, whether he is addressing coming out to his father, unrequited longing, adolescent isolation, or the gratitude he feels toward his sister Jade, who pushed him to sing on stage for the first time and auditioned alongside him on Britain’s Got Talent.

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Def Leppard

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When: Saturday 10th November
Where: ICC Sydney

Very Special Guests: Scorpions

DEF LEPPARD PLAYING THE EPIC "HYSTERIA" ALBUM IN FULL PLUS OTHER SONGS FROM THEIR CATALOGUE THIS NOVEMBER! Four years in the making, Hysteria is the ground-breaking, 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".

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David Byrne: American Utopia Tour

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When: Tuesday 20th November
Where: ICC Sydney

Talking Heads bandleader, solo artist, visual artist and author David Byrne will bring his American Utopia World Tour to Australia in November 2018. The NYC-based artist will perform songs from his acclaimed new album American Utopia as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A 12-piece band will join Byrne on stage for an Annie-B Parson choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” Annie-B Parson also choreographed the St. Vincent and David Byrne collaboration tour around Love This Giant. For NZ fans, it will be Byrne’s first tour of the country since 2009. ‘Already the toast of Coachella, Byrne’s new road show was a knockout’ - David Fricke, Rolling Stone. David Byrne is a Scottish-born American artist, and one of the defining names in modern music. The American Utopia World Tour is simply not to be missed.

Full Touring Band Line-Up:
David Byrne - Vocals
Chris Giarmo - Backing Vocals
Tendayi Kuumba - Backing Vocals
Karl Mansfield - Keyboard
Angie Swann - Guitar
Bobby Wooten - Bass
Mauro Regosco - Tamborim Tree, shaker
Davi Viera - Bongos
Gustavo Leite - Conga
Tim Keiper - Bells / Metalwork
Aaron Johnston - Bass Drum / Snare / Hi-Hat
Daniel Freedman - Bass / Snare / Hi-Hat

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The Coronas

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When: Friday 23rd November
Where:
Metro Theatre

After selling out their Sydney St Patricks Day pop up show in under 48 hours, and performing sold out shows across the country in 2017, one of Ireland’s biggest bands today return to Australia in November. The Coronas are currently reaching new heights across the world performing huge stadium shows in their native Ireland, supporting one of Norway’s hottest acts Dagny on her Norwegian tour, playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet, and having four double platinum albums and numerous top 10 singles under their belt. The band has a fast-growing army of Irish and Australian fans across the country, which has seen them play bigger venues every time they tour here. In January the band went into the studio to record a series of new songs, which will be released throughout the year. First song ‘Is There Still Time’ is now out digitally on iTunes and Spotify and is clocking up plays every minute. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Elefant Traks

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When: Saturday 8th December
Where: Factory
Theatre

Elefant Traks will be celebrating 20 years in the biz this November and December by holding ET20 festivals in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. With all star lineups and many more special guests to be announced, Elefant Traks will be celebrating in the best way they can... loud, hype and surrounded by community.

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Florence + The Machine: High As Hope Tour

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When: Saturday 26th January
Where:
The Domain

Special Guests: Billie Eilish & Marlon Williams

Florence + The Machine will embark on their sixth tour of Australia in January 2019. Fronted by vocal powerhouse Florence Welch, the globally renowned music sensations return to unleash their mesmerising live show on audiences around the country. "It’s communal ecstasy” - news.com.au. “Florence is not one to be tame, nor is her band one to shy away from eccentric production and excessive grandeur” - Sydney Morning Herald. Released last month, Florence + The Machine’s single , ‘Hunger’, is a raw and enchanting introduction to their highly-anticipated fourth album, High As Hope, out on Friday June 29. On their High As Hope tour, Florence + The Machine will play fan favourites and debut songs from the brand new record in Australia for the very first time. It’s not to be missed!

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Cockney Rejects

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When: Friday 22nd February
Where: Factory Theatre

The rough-and-tumble COCKNEY REJECTS, bring authentic punk rock to Australia for the First Time Ever! Formed in the East End of London in 1979 the pioneers of the Oi! music genre The Rejects will play highlights from their entire career including “Fighting In The Street”, “The Greatest Cockney Ripoff”, “I’m Not a Fool”, “Bad Man”, “War on the Terraces”, “Police Car” “Bubbles” (a tribute to their beloved West Ham United) and their iconic, genre-inspiring jam “Oi! Oi! Oi!” Sweaty, greasy and always the toughest guys in the room, The Rejects hark back to the days of punk before tight jeans and hair straighteners. “This band knows how to Punk” is the sentiment of many, with those who have seen them perform tagging them as one of the best punk bands to see live today, brimming with punk rock history and culture. “The Rejects sound was loud, brash, and crudely performed with an irreverent sense of humor” The Old Punker.

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