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Europe

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When: Tuesday 22nd May
Where: Enmore Theatre

"Sweden’s legendary hard rock band EUROPE, best known for their Worldwide 1986 Smash Hit “The Final Countdown”, have announced a run of five Australian dates in May 2018. This will be the first time the band has toured Australia in their 35 year career! The band recently entered the famed Abbey Road Studio’s in London to record their 11th Studio album entitled “Walk The Earth”, with grammy award winning producer Dave Cobb. An album retaining the classic Europe melodies while pushing the boundaries of experimentation - recorded with equipment used by The Beatles and Pink Floyd at Abbey Road, “Walk The Earth” was released Worldwide on October 20th 2017. Featuring the classic lineup of Joey Tempest (Lead Vocals), John Norum (Guitar), Mic Michaeli (Keyboards), John Leven (Bass Guitar) and Ian Haugland (Drums), EUROPE have achieved total Worldwide sales in excess of 25 million, with the 1986 mega-hit “The Final Countdown” reaching No1 in 25 countries. The band’s live set will feature all their hits together with fan’s favorites from their studio albums. On touring Australia Joey Tempest adds “We are so excited to be touring Australia for the first time! It’s something we always wanted to do, but we just couldn’t make the schedules work before. But now…its going to happen and we can finally hook up with our friends down under!” Originally formed in 1979 in a small suburb on the outskirts of Stockholm, heavily influenced by British rock giants such as Thin Lizzy, UFO, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, the band begin to formulate their own sound. After winning a rock band competition in 1982, where first prize was a recording contract and with a name change to EUROPE, the World was soon at their feet. After the release of their first album, the self titled ‘Europe’ in 1983, the band signed with Sony Epic Records, New York and in 1984 their second album “Wings Of Tomorrow” set the path for future World wide success. With their aforementioned third release, “The Final Countdown”, the band had arrived. That album spent 70 weeks in the US Billboard top 100 and produced four top 40 singles. With continued touring and sell out concerts all over the World the band released two more albums, 1988’s “Out Of This World” and 1991’s “Prisoners In Paradise”, but after 10 years of solid recording and touring and the changing music scene that put “Classic Hard Rock” on the back burner the band decided it was time to take a break. After enjoying the 90's releasing solo albums and touring in other constellations, in 2004 the band met up again after realising their journey was no where near complete. The original line up reformed and released album number six “Start From The Dark” the same year. The band retained the old fans and at the same time regaining new ones. The coming years saw constant touring with headline festival appearances together with vast critical acclaim for their new album releases - “Secret Society” in 2006, “Last Look At Eden” in 2009 and “Bag Of Bones” in 2012. 2015 saw the release of “War Of Kings” which was later awarded a prestigious "Classic Rock” Award in the UK. This record put the band back at the top of their game. The album’s success saw the band tour the USA twice, the first time the band had been there in 10 years, together with other territories, some brand new and some back for the first time since the 80’s. 2016 saw the 30th Anniversary of The Final Countdown and to celebrate the band played a series of special SOLD OUT concerts around Europe where they played the album in it’s entirety for the first time ever, with the London Roundhouse concert being filmed and recorded for the DVD / Audio CD release, which hit the shops in July.

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California Dreaming

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When: Thursday 24th May
Where: Enmore Theatre

A tribute to the west-coast California sounds of the 60’s & 70’s has been beautifully recorded by Australian music legends, Rick Price and Jack Jones with Rick at the production helm. Both Rick and Jack share a common love for the music of the period and were both equally enamoured by the idea of paying tribute to some of the greatest artists and songs of the 20th century. Celebrating the likes of The Mamas And The Papas, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Eagles, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. “Rick and I have been talking about doing something for close to two decades… it was a great opportunity to work together and celebrate great artists, some great songs and a certain time and genre. That period in music will never be repeated again.”

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Extreme & Mr Big

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When: Sunday 3rd June
Where: Enmore Theatre

ITS GONNA BE EXTREME. ITS GONNA BE BIG. A stellar double header that has two legendary guitar virtuosos between them, is heading to our shores in June 2018. Grammy-nominated Extreme, one of the most successful rock acts of the late 80s & 90s, and hard rock’s original supergroup Mr. Big will be touring capital cities mid-year to showcase their exceptional musical prowess. Formed in 1985, Extreme became one of the most prosperous bands of the early 90’s when the biggest hit of their career, “More Than Words”, rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. Formed back in 1988, Mr Big forged its place in rock history combining trademark "shredding" musicianship with awesome vocal harmonies. The well-respected group stood out from the rest due in part to their skilfull musicianship and produced numerous hit songs the chart-topping ballad "To Be With You". Get ready to quench your rock thirst - this tour is a must-see event for music enthusiasts!

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DMA's

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When: Monday 11th June
Where: Enmore Theatre

Sydney’s timeless guitar pop trio DMA’S have followed up the recent success of new single In The Air with the announcement of a huge national tour to support the release of their sophomore record, For Now, out worldwide on Friday 27 April via I OH YOU. As they take in the biggest tour of their career to date, the band will hit the Enmore Theatre in Sydney for a show that will further cement their status as one of Australia’s best live acts, as well as launching the much-anticipated For Now into the stratosphere. Since the release of their widely acclaimed debut album Hills End, DMA’S have toured non-stop, playing just shy of 200 live shows. They’ve headlined sold out tours globally and played all the major festivals around the world including Coachella, Glastonbury, Splendour In The Grass, Lollapalooza, Laneway and Fuji Rock Festival – to name a few. Locally, Hills End debuted at #8 on the ARIA Album Chart and earned the band a 2016 ARIA nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist. Singles including ‘Delete’ (certified Gold in Australia), ‘Lay Down’, ‘Too Soon’ and ‘Step Up The Morphine’ adorned the band with countless praise the world over. In the same year, DMA’S covered Cher’s classic ‘Believe’ for triple j’s Like A Version – the cover becoming the most streamed Like A Version to date and taking out the #6 spot on the 2016 Hottest 100; making it the highest ever position for a Like A Version on the countdown. Not ones to sit on their laurels, DMA’S wasted no time in following up the success of their debut with recent single Dawning: a track that has now been streamed over 1.5 million times and popped up in this year’s Hottest 100 – their fourth consecutive year in the countdown. Recorded between The Lady Hampshire in Sydney’s inner west and The Grove Studio with producer Kim Moyes (of The Presets), the track has combined with In The Air to provide a tantalising taste of their new album For Now. DMA’S will be ably supported on this tour by Brisbane indie-pop star Hatchie, who’s first two breakout singles ‘Try’ and ‘Sure’ have pricked up ears throughout the world. “Where DMA's truly succeed (…) is in forging an emotional connection with their audience, finding beauty in the mundane and occasionally making you feel like you can take on the world.” - Sydney Morning Herald. “Whether it be their raucous choruses, or stripping it back to just an acoustic guitar and singing, a DMA’s live show is something that needs to be seen to be believed.” - Beat. “There is much to savour…” - Q. '…the euphoria they evoke at this packed show is undeniably special.' - NME.

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Eden

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When: Saturday 23rd June
Where: Metro Theatre

HOT TIPPED BY LORDE, THE IRISH ELECTRO SENSATION HEADS TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. Dublin-based neo-electronic, new-age pop act EDEN has announced the extension of his vertigo world tour to now play Australia and New Zealand this June following sold out dates across the U.S. Audiences can expect the debut of his album “vertigo” and his impressive back catalogue being performed for the first time. What started as the dance-oriented Eden Project morphed into something different for Irish singer/songwriter Jonathan Ng. The classically trained musician, who, as a teen grew tired of school band and orchestra began incorporating more instrumentation into his songwriting, unveiling his first EP rebranded as EDEN, “End Credits” released in 2015 at only age 20. The year following, alt-pop icon Lorde complimented his track ‘sex’, asking him to ‘please keep making lovely things’ timed with his debut tour to Canada and the U.S. EDEN’s moving, sentimental music feels completely present, relevant and real. Perfectly placed at the intersection of pop-EDM, his introspective tone and lyrical journeys on contemplation drips with emotion, taking in influence as diverse as Paul McCartney, Frank Ocean, City and Colour and Skrillex. EDEN’s debut album “vertigo” is heartfelt and intimate and is slated to place the newcomer on the mainstream radar with a world tour throughout North America, Europe and now Australia and New Zealand – an opportunity not to be missed.

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The Everly Bros & Fankie Vali

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When: Saturday 30th June
Where: EVAN Theatre, Panthers

Rock n Roll fans this is the show that you all have been waiting for as we celebrate all the classic hits of “The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons In Concert”. The magical sounds of The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons come alive again with Australia's very own Multi Award Winning vocal harmony Duo & Internationally Renowned The Robertson Brothers & Simon Brook McLachlan together with a Rockin Live Band. Come and hear the magical hits and soaring harmonies that made The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons the legends they are with hits such as ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Bird Dog’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘(Til) I Kissed You’, ‘Cathy's Clown’, ‘Crying In The Rain’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved’ 'Sherry', 'Walk Like A Man', 'Rag Doll', 'Big Girls Don’t Cry', 'OH What A Night', 'Grease', 'Working My Way Back To You', 'Let’s Hang On' and many more together with a special celebration to other Rock n Roll legends of that era. “The Robertson Brothers & Simon Brook McLachlan together on stage breathe life back into the legends that are The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons”.

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Cosmo's Midnight

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When: Friday 6th July
Where: Metro Theatre

With Special Guests: Genesis Owusu

Ahead of their hugely anticipated debut album What Comes Next, wildly talented twin producers, Cosmo’s Midnight today announce a national tour, visiting major cities throughout July. Off the back of their latest nostalgic, house-leaning single “Polarised” and impending debut record, out June 15 via Sony/RCA Records,the brothers will premiere an all new live show on the tour, presented by Astral People, Maker Agency & triple j. Currently roaming the country on regional festival Groovin the Moo, Cosmo’s Midnight return in July - bringing a brand new set featuring live keys, percussion & guitars to eager fans around Australia. Launching at Sydney’s iconic The Metro Theatre on July 6, they’ll then head to Brisbane’s The Flying Cock on July 7. A week later, the pair venture south to Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel on July 13,before making way to Perth’s Jack Rabbit Slims on July 14, and capping off a killer run of shows at Adelaide’s Fat Controller on July 28. The pair will be supported by special guest and unique hip-hop upstart Genesis Owusu on all shows. A testament to the Sydney duo’s glistening percussion and bouncing bass lines, “Polarised” is a vibrant cocktail of weightless synths and blissful vocals from one half of the duo, Pat, appearing on What Comes Next. The track compliments the twins' recent string of triple j #1 Most Played singles, including “History”, “Mind Off” feat. Kudu Blue and “Get To Know” feat. Winston Surfshirt. Collectively, they've amassed over 15 million Spotify plays.The striking visuals for What Comes Next were designed by Charlotte Mei, depicting Cosmo and Pat in their childhood room with their dog Koa. The album features a slew of Australian and international talent, including Tove Styrke, Winston Surfshirt, Woodes, Panama, Buddy & Jay Prince, who each lend their unique vocals. From Sydney’s Inner West to the world stage, Cosmo’s Midnight spent 2017 on an ambitious touring schedule, dazzling record crowds at home and beyond, including a standout performance at last year's Splendour In The Grass festival and their biggest international tour yet. The duo performed on stages across Asia and New Zealand, and closed out their world tour with a run of selected North American shows, including sold out stops at The Roxy in Los Angeles and Rough Trade in New York. Don't miss witnessing the revered duo in their element with a brand new live show this July, in celebration of their highly awaited debut album.

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Damien Leith: Elvis Gospel Collection

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When: Friday 6th July
Where: Enmore Theatre

After his hugely successful, one night only, sold out show at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, acclaimed singer- songwriter and 2006 Australian Idol winner Damien Leith will revisit the Gospel collection of Elvis Presley in 2018. A great admirer of the King of rock’n’roll, Damien’s, the show – Elvis: The Gospel Collection – will feature an all-star line up of musicians and singers, from an electrifying rhythm section to powerful brass to angelic gospel harmonies. Approaching the show with reverence and respect, Damien will perform an intimate selection of the revered artist’s Gospel collection, including songs like How Great Thou Art, You Saw Me Crying in the Chapel, Peace in the Valley, Amazing Grace and Glory Glory Hallelujah. With his infinite charisma and stunning voice, Damien’s limited run of concerts are certain to sell-out.

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Enschway

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When: Friday 13th July
Where: Metro Theatre

Enschway. Daktyl. Vincent. They’re three of the best names in bass music and this July, they’re teaming up for the one huge tour. For his biggest run of Australian shows to date, homegrown bass star Enschway is joining forces with two big name internationals. Together, Enschway, Daktyl and Vincent will be gracing Sydney’s Metro Theatre on 13 July. Enschway won’t be hitting the road empty handed. He can now announce that the Friendschway EP Volume 3 — the follow-up to his two hugely successful EPs of the same series, which featured collaborations with the who’s-who of future bass and amassed millions of plays on Spotify and SoundCloud — is coming soon. Australia hasn’t seen a bass tour this big in a long time — catch Enschway, Daktyl and Vincent In Sydney this July.

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Chromeo

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When: Sunday 22nd July
Where: Metro Theatre

CHROMEO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME WITH A SPECIAL SYDNEY SHOW THIS JULY. It’s been a long six years since the Canadian electro-funk pair visited Australia. With the duo set to appear at the upcoming Splendour In The Grass, Frontier Touring is thrilled to confirm that Chromeo will also be playing a long-overdue gig at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. Having just kicked off their extensive world tour in support of fifth record Head Over Heels with a packed show at Coachella, the Montreal natives will be touching down in Australia in July to keep the party going.

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CHVRCHES

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When: Sunday 22nd July
Where: Hordern Pavilion

CHVRCHES ANNOUNCE BIGGEST EVER AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE SHOWS THIS JULY. Already announced to be appearing at Splendour in the Grass in July 2018, synth-pop sensations CHVRCHES will also play two headline dates in Sydney and Melbourne on their anticipated return to Australia. Last in Australia in 2016 to play St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival plus sold-out headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, CHVRCHES have established themselves as a powerful live force, their unique brand of hard-hitting, glittering synth pop translating into a spellbinding live show. Led by the enigmatic Lauren Mayberry, the trio’s commanding on-stage presence has seen them tear apart stages at some of the world’s biggest music festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury and Bonnaroo, and play alongside indie legends Depeche Mode, Passion Pit and Two Door Cinema Club among others.

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Celine Dion

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When: Friday 27th July
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Frontier Touring and Concerts West/AEG Presents are thrilled to confirm that world-renowned singer Celine Dion will bring her highly anticipated LIVE 2018 Tour to Australia this winter.One of the most immediately recognised, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, Celine Dion has sold almost 250 million albums during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards and seven American Music Awards. Uniting Celine’s phenomenal talent, quick wit and innate ability to connect with every member of the audience regardless of a venue’s size, these shows are set to be unforgettable for those lucky enough to secure a ticket.

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The Distance Between

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When: Friday 17th August
Where: Playhouse, NIDA Theatres

2018 full time Diploma and Certificate IV students present three works created in a two week intensive program by three renowned choreographers

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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 3rd February & 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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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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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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