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Ignite

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When: Friday 2nd March
Where: Enmore Theatre

IGNITE is a one-of-a-kind spectacular event and is back in 2018 with the biggest show yet! All of your favourite dance floor anthems are recreated with a symphony orchestra, electronic musicians and international singers. All set to a perfectly synchronised light & laser show. Performing house and trance classics by artists including Daft Punk, Darude and Massive Attack, and current hits by Sia, Lorde and Beyonce. IGNITE steps it up a level in 2018 to give you the full concert experience. More singers, more songs, bigger sound & lights and even a few fireworks! This hands-in-the-air event will keep you dancing all night long.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

George Ezra

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When: Tuesday 6th March
Where: Enmore Theatre

With Special Guest: Ainslie Wills

Bringing his unmistakable baritone pipes back to our golden shores, acclaimed 23-year-old English singer-songwriter George Ezra will be enchanting crowds in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on a newly announced Australian tour next March. With his latest single, the joyous romp 'Don't Matter Now', fresh in our ears, Ezra is wasting no time in rescheduling some regrettably cancelled July shows. George Ezra first came to prominence back in 2015 as he rode the sunset across Falls and Southbound Festivals on the back of his hugely successful record Wanted on Voyage. A precocious debut from a young man with a voice well beyond his years, the album featured massive singles 'Budapest' and 'Blame It On Me' and went on to sell a total of 3 million units worldwide. He was also nominated for 4 Brit Awards, MTV Music Awards, Q Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello - a tribute to songwriting talents forged in the shadows of heroes like Bob Dylan and Hank Williams. As anticipation for a follow-up album grows, the Bristol native has been busy wowing crowds in a series of “top secret” shows across the UK. Debuting new material and getting himself match-fit, he also took in a cheeky Glastonbury set, after which DIYmag.com proclaimed that we were in for a “smasher of a new record”. With a touring schedule that takes in some of the biggest festivals on the planet including Pukkelpop and Lollapalooza, George Ezra will arrive on Australian soil in peak form. Also appearing at these shows will be Melbourne-based spark Ainslie Wills. Dealing in powerfully quixotic song craft, Wills has forged her reputation with an enchanting voice and jaw-dropping musical dexterity. Her debut album You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine was nominated for the Australia Music Prize and its tonal turns and lyrical twists will provide the perfect foil for Ezra's earthy propulsions.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Idan Raichel Project

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When: Tuesday 6th March
Where: NIDA Parade Theatre

Idan Raichel Live in Australia. Idan Raichel is once again coming to Australia to perform in Sydney and Melbourne. Over the past 13 years, Idan has collaborated with American pop stars India Arie, Dave Matthews and Alicia Keys, not to mention a wide range of artists who are household names in their native countries: Portugal’s Ana Moura, France’s Patrick Bruel, Italy’s Ornella Vanoni, Germany’s Andreas Scholl, and Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré to name a few. Idan Raichel spectacular live show has enchanted audiences worldwide. They have headlined in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including New York’s Central Park Summer Stage, Apollo Theater, Town Hall and Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater, the Sydney Opera House, Zenith in Paris, London’s Royal Albert Hall and many international festivals.

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Article by Ticketek.

Incubus

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When: Tuesday 6th March
Where: Enmore Theatre

In 2018 INCUBUS will return to Australia for their first headline tour in six years. These shows will be the first chance for fans to hear new tracks like ‘Nimble Bastard’ and ‘Glitterbomb’ from their aptly titled eighth studio album, 8. As well as a plethora of hits from their expansive back catalogue spanning the past 20 years.

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Article by Ticketek.

Gogol Boredello

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When: Monday 12th March
Where: Metro Theatre

Nine-piece multi-cultural band, GOGOL BORDELLO will return to Australia for the first time since 2010 to play in Sydney and Melbourne. These shows will give audiences a first chance to hear new tracks from their seventh studio album Seekers and Finders, which Mojo Magazine calls an “air-punching, vodka-swilling anthem, custom-built for circle pits worldwide. Formed in 1999 by frontman Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello took their style of Eastern European-influenced gypsy punk and doused it deep into the underground rock of New York City. In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, nationalities and cultures to join the ever-evolving line-up. The group’s supercharged music is based on a gypsy two-step rhythm and is augmented by styles picked up along the way including metal, rap, flamenco, roots reggae, Italian spaghetti, western twang and dub. Their music and legendary concert performances have earned the band a global following and critical praise. Don’t miss this aural party of instruments including violins, accordions, trumpet, marimba amongst the standard rock basics of guitars, drum and bass. A live musical experience like no other, Gogol Bordell will break boundaries this March.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Havana Meets Kingston

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When: Wednesday 14th March
Where: Enmore Theatre

HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON, is the new album release by Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona). The innovative, culture-centric album pairs legendary and emerging Cuban and Jamaican musicians to reimagine classic songs and create new compositions, infused with Jamaican reggae and dancehall, traditional Cuban and Afro-Cuban rhythms. HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON is the first full-length project to present the blended sounds of these two distinct island nations supported by an all-star cast of musicians. The HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON 15 piece ‘Super group’ will launch in Australia and New Zealand, on tour in March 2018. This is a world first tour, not to be missed!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Hockey Dad

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When: Friday 16th March
Where: Metro Theatre

Laying early claim to 2018 as their year, Australian rock duo favourites Hockey Dad drop their latest single “I Wanna Be Everybody”, and announce a run of national album tour dates proudly presented by triple j. Visiting capital cities this March with Boat Show and Dear Seattle in tow, the tour will see anticipated second record Blend Inn brought to life following its release on Friday, February 9 on Farmer & The Owl via Inertia Music. Premiering on Good Nights on triple j with Bridget Hustwaite, “I Wanna Be Everybody” emerges as the infectious and surprisingly vulnerable pop-rock song that Summer was missing. On the track, Hockey Dad navigate themes of social anxiety amid the charged riffs, ever-confident vocals and punk-styled drums for which they’ve become synonymous. The single joins first single and instant favourite “ Homely Feeling ” on Blend Inn , and is set to have band rooms across the country united in a chorus of “I wanna be everybody, everybody / I just can’t be everybody, everybody ”. Where their 2016 debut album Boronia celebrated the long days of summers past and the sublime naivety of youth, Blend Inn is Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming coming to us with more perspective after relentless touring took them far from the streets and waves of their hometown of Windang, NSW.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Goldlink

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When: Thursday 22nd March
Where: Metro Theatre

There is no one smoother than GoldLink, and BBE are elated to announce that the alluring, multi-talented artist is coming down under for his ‘At What Cost’ album tour. GoldLink will be gracing the stage with his vivacious show at The Metro Theatre, Sydney on the 22 March 2018. Helmed by the monstrous, platinum single ‘Crew’, his major label debut album, ‘At What Cost’ has propelled GoldLink to hip hop super stardom and his irresistible flow and infectious stage presence has seen him dominate sold out shows all around the world. GoldLink describes his sound as ‘future bounce’, a richly textured form of hip hop that bridges the gap between dance, soul and rap, a sound which is undeniably his own. Paired with his contagious energy and irrefutable charm, there is no question as to why he is becoming the hottest name in the hip-hop game.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Good Charlotte

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When: Monday 26th March
Where: Hordern Pavilion

With Special Guests: Neck Deep / Falling in Reverse / Issues / Chase Atlantic

Formed in the mid-90's, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. The group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles ‘Little Things’ and ‘Festival Song’. Then in 2002, the breakthrough success of The Young and the Hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. Good Charlotte are ecstatic to get back to their true purpose and continue sharing their music. Wrexham UK pop-punks Neck Deep have become the most successful British band in the history of their genre, at an average age of just 23. They’ve scored Kerrang! and APMA awards along the way and worked alongside legends like Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. Vegas screamo rock gods Falling In Reverse walk that fine line between genius and insanity, self-seriousness and self-deprecation, implosion and explosion! The five piece have built a fanatical fan base off the back of the ridiculous vocal range of frontman Ronnie Radke and their enigmatic, unrelenting live shows that are nothing short of spectacular! Chase Atlantic are a trio of brothers and one longtime friend who produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B! These Aussies blur the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Gov't Mule, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

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When: Monday 26th March
Where: Metro Theatre

The buzz around Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was immense when they last played Australia in 2016, and has done nothing but intensify over the past 2 years. Lukas first piqued music lovers’ attention on his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes when their voices blended with potent DNA. Two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Sydney and Melbourne will be in for a treat when Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real deliver their self-described blend of ‘Cowboy Hippy Surf Rock’ next March.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Hurray For The Riff Raff

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When: Monday 26th March
Where: Factory Theatre

With musical influences from places as diverse as New Orleans, The Bronx and Puerto Rico, Hurray for the Riff Raff’s sound is all their own, and it’s sure to delight Australian audiences when they return to Australia in 2018. The band is fronted by Alynda Segarra, a creative powerhouse who began her musical career when she ran away from home at 17, busking for survival across American and honing her craft through dreams of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie, and Woody Guthrie. Since then Segarra realized she is a Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx with a different story to tell. She created four albums with Hurray for the Riff Raff including ‘Small Town Heroes’, featuring “The Body Electric,” a song that NPR’s Ann Powers called “The Political Song of the Year” in 2014.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Gud Vibrations

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When: Friday 20th April
Where: Hordern Pavilion

After lighting up the northern hemisphere with their insanely hyped GUD VIBRATIONS shows, BBE are thrilled to announce that Australia and New Zealand are finally getting a chance to feel the wrath of the partnership that is NGHTMRE and Slander. Prepare for a mammoth 2-hour B2B set from two of the hottest names in electronic music today, and the fun doesn’t stop there as they have curated a collection of the hottest bass acts in the world to complete the line-up… Catch OWSLA legend Valentino Khan, trap lord Yehme2, bass queen Whipped Cream and the unstoppable sisters that have been taking over Aussie clubs and festivals, Kinder. Bass music powerhouses NGHTMRE and Slander’s astronomical rise to notoriety has not gone unnoticed in Australia, with fans continuously asking when the Gud Vibrations tour would be hitting our shores. Their collaborative efforts have seen them solidifying their names as a force to be reckoned with, with a sold out 34-show American tour and millions of plays on their tracks. NGHTMRE, the darling of Mad Decent has grown to become an international festival superstar, with main stage sets and Las Vegas residencies added to his list of accolades. The Slander boys have also cemented themselves as a festival staple with shows at iconic stages such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, EDC Las Vegas and TomorrowWorld. With a line up this hot, nothing but GUD Vibes and GUD times will be had this April with GUD VIBRATIONS.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

GWAR

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When: Thursday 26th April
Where: Metro Theatre

Attention human scum! Earth's favourite interplanetary warriors, GWAR, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018! “The Blood of Gods Tour” continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when GWAR returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country. Blothar the Berskerer had this to say about the upcoming bloodbath: "People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies...lend me your ears...and your skulls, and all of your internal organs...GWAR is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia!"

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour

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When: Thursday 26th April
Where: Hordern Pavilion

With Special Guest: Kehlani

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour. Australians love Halsey. Whether it’s that unmistakable voice, her take-no-prisoners attitude, or her irreverent approach to social media, there’s something about the way this 23-year-old New Jersey native operates that we just can’t get enough of. Luckily for us, the feeling is mutual, as a blockbuster Australian tour is announced on the back of the grammy nominated singer’s latest chart topping record hopeless fountain kingdom. Joining Halsey on tour will be special guest acclaimed R&B songstress, Grammy nominated Kehlani – brining her huge SweetSexySavage album back to Australia. Likened to Frank Ocean, Kehlani, along with right-hand-man producer Jahaan Sweet, shares Ocean’s auteuristic vision and plainspoken eloquence. A distinctive performer owning her own style, that seemingly everyone is attempting.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Harry Styles: Live on Tour

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When: Friday 27th April
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Harry Styles announces his world tour for late 2017, visiting intimate venues around the world. The Australian and New Zealand leg of Harry Styles – Live On Tour the will see Styles perform at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre.  Harry Styles’ self-titled debut album will be released globally on Friday May 12. The 10-track album features the lead single ‘Sign of the Times’ which topped the charts in over 84 countries upon release day.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Harrisongs: A Tribute to George

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When: Saturday 19th May
Where: The Bridge Hotel

"Harrisongs - A Tribute To George" is a new show celebrating the music of the quiet Beatle, George Harrison. The show is performed by Sydney’s classic rock specialists The Classic Kings, along with a hand-picked cast of featured vocalists. The band features an all-star line-up of some of Australia’s most notable musicians, including - Rex Goh - (Aust Idol Band, Eurogliders, Tommy Emmanuel, everyone) - guitars. John Spence - (Fargone Beauties, The Big Daddys, Goldrush) - guitars / vocals. Tony Mitchell - (Sherbet) - bass / vocals. Chris Alford - (Marcia Hines, Russell Morris, Guy Sebastian) - keyboards / vocals. Lloyd G - (The Atlantics, Tina Arena, Lionel Ritchie) - drums / vocals.

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Article by Ticketek.

Imagine Dragons: Evolve World Tour

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When: Saturday 19th May
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

With Special Guests: The Temper Trap

They last stormed Australia two years ago in support of their chart-topping second album, Smoke + Mirrors. In 2017 they smashed radio worldwide with huge singles ‘Thunder’, ‘Believe’ and ‘Whatever It Takes’. Backed with a collection of fresh songs, and a set sharpened from rigorous touring on this current world run, don’t miss the chance to see Imagine Dragons breathe fire into every venue they hit on their upcoming Evolve World Tour in May 2018! Joining the band on their arena tour is special guests The Temper Trap, who return after the success of their latest album Thick As Thieves, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and became their second album to take out the top spot.

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Article by Ticketek.

 

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