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Mike Love

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When: Wednesday 14th November
Where: Factory Theatre

Hawaii's epic talent Mike Love returns to Sydney after his last sold out show, with percussionist Sam Ites as part of their worldwide 'The Great Remembering' tour. With a foundation rooted in the spirituality and message-based music of Reggae and Rastafari, Mike draws on many musical genres, including reggae, folk, blues, flamenco, jazz and R&B, to create a style uniquely his own. His live show uses live looping, effects pedals and a hybrid acoustic/electric drum kit; nothing is pre-recorded - everything is performed and recorded on the spot, which keeps the show constantly evolving and always exciting. Mike has shared the stage with artuch as Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Xavier Rudd, Rebelution, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson. His song 'Permanent Holiday' has almost 15 million views on Youtube. His last Sydney show sold out fast, so please grab your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Mi-Sex

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When: Saturday 17th November
Where: The Bridge Hotel

It was New Zealand that gave birth to Mi-Sex. A name and a sound in 1977 that grew out of combining the collective creative energies of a cabaret singer Steve Gilpin, an art-rock bass player Don Martin, a talented Southern drummer Richard Hodgkinson, a frustrated guitarist/songwriter Kevin Stanton, and a funk/dance keyboard player Murray Burns. Together Kevin & Murray forged a song writing partnership that anchored Mi-Sex throughout its four albums. These five new connections quickly dissolved their pasts, as they reinvented themselves, passing into the new era of new wave/electronic music and uniting fully as the sound that was to become Mi-Sex. Mi-Sex (the name originating from a song they performed by the British group Ultravox), recorded their début single, “Straight Laddie” in New Zealand. A punk' parody with hints of Ian Dury-esque vocals and a snatch of The Stranglers in the keyboards. Now setting house records in New Zealand Mi-Sex decided to take their new-found sound and look to Australia. Within a very short time, on the strength of their highly energized and semi-theatrical live shows, they were soon one of Sydney’s most popular bands. It was then 20 years before they re-emerged from the music underground, after the acceptance of an invitation by Steve Balbi (Noiseworks/Electric Hippies) to front Mi-Sex at a private party and outdoor “Christchurch Quake Relief Concert”. Confirming the right chemistry with Balbi upfront, the band’s passion was reignited and they haven’t looked back, with their forthcoming album due for release in September. The Mi-Sex lineup is made up of the enigmatic Steve Balbi on lead vocals and Travis New on guitar; alongside original Mi-Sex members Don Martin, Murray Burns, Paul Dunningham and Colin Bayley.

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Article by Ticketek.

Madder Lake & Spectrum

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When: Saturday 1st December
Where: The Bridge Hotel

"The Bridge" - is excited to present, together for the first time in decades; two of Australia's Legends and Pioneers of the 70's: "Madder Lake" and "Spectrum" performing all their ‘ Hits' plus more from their long and respected careers in the Australian music landscape. In 1973 Madder Lake rocketed Mushroom Records into the big arena with the company's First Gold Album "Stillpoint" by "Madder Lake." To be followed by their critically acclaimed second album "Butterfly Farm". Now 46 years later they are still playing and having never really split up. Their musical magic is still there. Having just recently done some brilliant shows; the " 45th Anniversary of the "Rolling Stones" at Kooyong Concert" at the Corner Hotel Melbourne to a capacity audience to name one. "Madder Lake" were support act to the "Stones" for three memorable shows. They are absolutely delighted to be playing with old friends in "Spectrum" They both shared so many Great Gigs together through the years. And what can be said of "Spectrum" and the genius of Mike Rudd, now a spritely 72 years young. From "Spectrum " to " Indelible Murtceps" to "Ariel ". The music from these bands has cemented it's place in Australian Rock History. Spectrum have never stopped playing since the 70's and are still wowing their audiences. Spectrum's anthem "I'll Be Gone" was recently used in the hit movie sequel "Red Dog 2" and has been covered by numerous artists. A Show Not To Be Missed By Icons Of Australian Rock History. A show not to be missed by icons of Australian Rock History.

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Article by Ticketek.

Neck Deep

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When: Saturday 1st December
Where: Metro Theatre

NECK DEEP have become the most successful UK band in the history of the pop punk genre, at an average age of just 23. On the back of appearing at Download Festival and alongside Good Charlotte during their recent headline run in Australia, the pop-punk lords will return down under in November and December for a string of their own headline dates, the first since The Peace & The Panic dropped in August of last year. Already having played over 100 shows throughout 22 countries, and selling over 54,000 tickets since the album’s release, the dedication of the 5-piece has seen them on a trajectory of unbridled success, becoming the zeitgeist-capturing band of their generation and scene. They’ve scored Kerrang! and APMA awards along the way and worked alongside legends like Mark Hoppus of Blink-182. Their second full-length album Life’s Not Out To Get You smashed its way into the top 10 of both the UK and U.S. album charts. Neck Deep’s third album The Peace & The Panic, which debuted No.8 on the ARIA albums chart and hit No.2 on the Billboard 200 chart, is a meditation on the constant duality of life and the struggles that come with it. Joining Neck Deep on their ‘Straya’ tour are locals Stand Atlantic, Between You And Me & Stateside. Upon releasing their critically acclaimed EP “Sidewinder” via Rude Records, STAND ATLANTIC continue to go from strength to strength. With an honest lyrical nature being the core foundation of the Sydney female-fronted 3 piece, they’ve gone on to achieve international recognition thanks to a worldwide touring cycle with some of this genres biggest acts. With their foot firmly on the accelerator, pop-punk powerhouses BETWEEN YOU AND ME are on an upward trajectory. Just this year, the band have hit the road with Australian pop heroes Tonight Alive and Arizona punks The Maine. They've also been spotted sharing stages with Hellions, Seaway, Little Brother and Cute Is What We Aim For. Spreading a new-wave of energetic female fronted pop rock STATESIDE have supported the likes of The Wonder Years, As It Is, Cute Is What We Aim For and Knuckle Puck. The band haven’t slowed down in 2018, touring Australia with Against The Current, before getting a call out of the blue from Simple Plan, asking them to join their sold out April 2018 National tour. Do not miss Neck Deep performing a full length headline set in Australia for the first time in almost four years. NECK DEEP. Supported by Stand Atlantic, Between You And Me & Stateside.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Let There Be Rock: Orchestrated

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When: Thursday 6th December
Where: Enmore Theatre

Without question, AC/DC are one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s and is synonymous to rock culture to this day. It continues to be one of the defining sounds of rock and metal, and combined with the larynx-shredding vocals of Bon Scott (1974 – 1980) and Brian Johnson (1980+), the band enjoyed commercial success well into the 2000s, even up until 2016 selling out stadium shows across the globe. LET THERE BE ROCK – ORCHESTRATED is a world first and brings to light a unique production scale that brings the thunderstruck sounds of AC/DC in to a world all of its own, featuring a line-up featuring some of the world’s best rockers coming together to form a super group and backed by a 30 piece Symphony Orchestra to power out the biggest sound ever created!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Living Colour

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When: Saturday 22nd December
Where: Metro Theatre

New York City’s Living Colour play highlights from Vivid (Cult of Personality, Glamour Boys, Open Letter (To a Landlord)) Plus Encore of Hits (Love Rears It's Ugly Head, Type, Bi, Nothingness). Don’t miss your chance to witness a band that changed the landscape of music! “Hailed as legends in the rock/metal community, Living Colour were always going to be a treat. But nothing prepares for just how impressive these guys are” (Across The Ocean ‘Soundwave’ Review).

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Mumford & Sons

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When: Friday 18th January
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

With special guest: Michael Kiwanuka

Mumford & Sons are excited to announce details of a huge world arena tour, including Australia, in support of their forthcoming fourth album, Delta! Making stops in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, the comprehensive run will see the wildly popular quartet reconnect with a fanbase hungry for new material nearly four years after the release of their previous ARIA #1 album Wilder Mind. With new single ‘Guiding Light’ released last month, Mumford & Sons have once again proven, they are in the form of their lives. Lending support for these landmark shows will be gifted English soul man Michael Kiwanuka who signalled his arrival as one of the UK’s most distinctive new voices in 2012 with his vintage soul imbued debut album, Home Again. Having toured the globe alongside a very special collection of musicians, Michael Kiwanuka is a true artist of distinction, and with the best almost certainly yet to come.

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Article by Ticketek.

Lepa Brena

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When: Saturday 26th January
Where: Enmore Theatre

Lepa Brena is one of the most well-known and successful singers from the former Yugoslavia region. She and her one time band "Slatki Greh" were the first to combine traditional folk music with modern pop elements, and went on to inspire and influence an entire generation of musicians. Songs like "Mile voli disko" (1982), "Miki, Mićo" (1985) and "Čik pogodi" (1990) are amongst the most well-known and popular songs in the history of that regions music, and are definitive of the music of that era. Lepa Brena and her band "Slatki Greh" formed in 1982, gaining immediate success with their first album, which featured the hits "Čačak, Čačak," and "Ljubi me, Omere." The Yugoslav public quickly fell in love with the 21-year-old singer. By the end of 1986, Lepa Brena had become the most famous person in all of Yugoslavia, and had also well and truly cemented her status as a sex symbol. This success, however, showed no sign of waning, and in 1987 she continued to dominate popular culture with the release of her movie "Hajde da se volimo" ("Let's Love Each Other"), which featured songs from her album of the same name. In March, 2018 Lepa Brena released her eighteenth studio album "Zar je važno dal se peva ili pjeva” and to celebrate her 35 year career she’s returning to Australia in January, 2019. Don’t Miss Brena’s long awaited return to Australia with her son Stefan Živojinović as her very special guest performing his hits at all shows.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Masego

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When: Wednesday 30th January
Where: Metro Theatre

"All cognac and white linen, the Virginia R&B musician’s debut album is steeped in quiet storm and beefed up with crisp drums and booming production: a sophisticated, seductive mix." - Pitchfork. "....Multi-instrumentalist Masego has quickly become a growing sensation with his magnificent electronic soul-filled sound and intricate saxophone work." - Earmilk. Astral People and Handsome Tours are pleased to announce the return of the multi-talented Masego. Masego will be playing two special headline shows - Metro Theatre, Sydney on Wed 30 Jan & 170 Russell, Melbourne on Tue 5 Feb, with support from Sydney's own Milan Ring. Masego is a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian, a DJ - a singular talent and surprising presence in the musical fabric right now. He cites the 1930s Harlem big band leader and singer Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit, was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff, and puts an unabashedly sultry-smooth spin on the R&B, hip hop and dance music that he and his contemporaries like Chance The Rapper, SZA, Goldlink and Smino are making. 2018 is proving to be Masego’s year as he makes his official full-length album debut with Lady Lady. The culmination of years of hard work, Lady Lady sees the LA native refine his distinctive craft whilst crossing the globe multiple times. Lady Lady serves as a showcase of his many sides: funny and flirty, wide-eyed and coming-of-age, mysterious and moody. The title track paints him as a jazzy heartthrob, a young sax-playing D'Angelo. Elsewhere he’s influenced by trap, Caribbean styles, electric piano funk, and more somber textures. In LA, Masego has continued to keep good company. Having been in rooms with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, J Cole and Rapsody, he's come face-to-face with a reality that's not beyond his own grasp. Back in Virginia, he'd visit DC as rapper GoldLink was coming up. They became friends, and Masego credits him with keeping him down to earth. “I've seen his local shows, seen someone go from locally known to having a Number 1 hit single. That's my best shot at not making mistakes,” he says. At its core, Lady Lady is all about his experiences with women and how women made him see more of himself. “Whether that's a conversation, a relationship, a one night stand… Was it inspirational? Did it hurt me? Did I learn something? Did I feel confused afterwards?” Masego will be supported at both dates by Milan Ring. A singer, rapper, guitarist, producer, mix & mastering engineer, Milan directs each and every aspect of the creative process, from the first chord struck on the guitar to the final master. With support from triple j, RUSSH, C-Heads, Majestic Casual & more, Milan Ring is one to watch. Be sure to catch Masego showcase brand new material from Lady Lady, live in Sydney & Melbourne this Summer.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Lucero

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When: Thursday 31st January
Where: Factory Theatre

Legendary Memphis country punk-rock band Lucero have today announced their first ever headline tour of Australia. Today also sees Lucero drop their new studio album 'Among The Ghosts' worldwide. It's been two decades since original members Ben Nichols, Brian Venable, Roy Berry, and John C. Stubblefield (keyboardist Rick Steff joined in 2006) started playing shows in Memphis. The band's first show in 1998 playing 6 songs 6 people at a warehouse space across the street from what is now the National Civil Rights Museum, the infamous Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. The band's ninth studio album, Among the Ghosts, is their first for noted Nashville indie label Thirty Tigers. It was recorded and co-produced with Grammy-winning engineer/producer and Memphis native Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive by Truckers) at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Service. The studio that was built by the legendary producer after outgrowing his Memphis Recording Service/Sun Studio. This run of headline shows, the band third time in Australia (following an appearance on Soundwave Festival and supporting celtic punk rock act Dropkick Murphys) will finally give diehard Lucero fans the chance to experience the acclaimed act in intimate venues playing full length sets.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Lily Allen

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When: Tuesday 5th February
Where:
Metro Theatre

Frontier Touring are ecstatic to announce that legendary British singer Lily Allen will touch down in Australia and New Zealand in February 2019 for a series of electric shows. Fresh from the June release of her brilliant fourth record No Shame, the pop star will perform huge sets for fans in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. These will be her first Australian shows in four years, and her first show in New Zealand since 2010! No Shame marks a kind of rebirth for Lily, who went back to the drawing board after several tumultuous years, eventually producing a beautifully raw and truthful set of classic pop songs that take her right back to the DIY spirit of her first two albums Alright, Still (2006) and It’s Not Me, It’s You (2011).

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour

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When: Thursday 7th February
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

MS. LAURYN HILL is celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” released twenty years ago just last month. The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist who earlier this year announced the North American leg of her huge world tour, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, will return to Australia in 2019 joined by very special guest, longtime collaborator and friend Nas. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 2pm Tuesday, September 11. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 12pm Friday, September 7. Following her highly-praised performance at Bluesfest Byron Bay earlier this March, of the upcoming tour Ms. Hill notes, “This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I loved and believed deeply in my community's ability to both love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with love and optimism at the helm.” Ms. Lauryn Hill established her reputation in the music world as the lone female member of the Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson. The now multi-platinum selling artist took the world by storm two decades ago as a solo artist with “The Miseducation of Ms. Lauryn Hill”. Her singles including "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and "Everything Is Everything" catapulted her to superstardom. Her iconic solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” changed the face of popular music when it was released in 1998. The album’s innovative mix of traditional soul, hip-hop beats and politically charged rap was a revelation. It won 5 Grammys the year it was released and has gone on to be included in dozens of “Greatest Albums Ever” lists such as Mojo’s 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime, Q’s Top 100 Albums Ever, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and it came in at number 2 on NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women. Born in New Jersey to a schoolteacher mother and computer programmer/system’s analyst father, it was obvious from a young age that Ms. Hill possessed extraordinary talents, abilities and propensity for creativity. Walking and talking early, she would soon impress family and teachers alike with a seemingly quick mind and extended vocabulary. She excelled throughout school in all areas of academic, athletic, creative and extra-curricular activity. Ms. Hill grew up in a home where the sound of music was a household staple. She very early, probably in the second or third grade, discovered a treasure chest’s worth of 45 singles that belonged to her mother and father that chronicled the lives and careers of some of the world’s most renowned and soulfully successful musicians-from the offerings of Motown, Staxx, Atlantic, Capitol and Mercury Records, and the like, who were at the time recording ‘the greats’ like Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, The Dreamlovers, Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and a plethora of other artists who were influencing music and recreating the world. Ms. Hill sang and deeply appreciated music at a young age, known for being very animated, she also acted, danced and enjoyed performance art of various kinds. She spent her formative years acting in plays and being cast in television commercials, as well as the daytime drama ‘As the World Turns’, Steven Soderbergh’s “King of the Hill”, and “Sister Act II” with Whoopi Goldberg. Ironically, all of this was done while she was still a full-time student. After graduating high school with stellar grades, she attended Columbia University in New York while a member of the then up and coming musical group the Fugees. Ms. Hill was a great academician, but her unique gifts, interest and pursuits would take her in the direction of profound experience and great accomplishment not just in the classroom, but also beyond it. This of course would not negatively alter her life-long love of learning, invention and acquiring knowledge, but would enhance it. Iconic American rapper Nas, who currently joins Ms. Lauryn Hill on her North American tour dates will feature as a very special guest in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Nas rose to fame in 1994 with the release of his debut album “Illmatic”, arguably the most revered rap album in the genre’s history, its vivid depiction of inner-city New York, its multi-syllabic wordplay and stellar beats ensured the album didn’t flag from beginning to end. Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill’s story begins at a similar time with their single, ‘If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)’ released in 1996, at a peak time in the Fugees career and a career kickstarter for Ms. Lauryn Hill’s solo path. Twenty years on and the cultural significance of her debut solo recording “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” remains one of the most influential pieces from the 20th century. These select Australian performances will celebrate the making of an icon and a recording that changed the face of music. “One of our era’s greatest artists.” – Double J. “Hill’s songs bring the craft of Joni Mitchell or Carly Simon to the dawn of the 21st century… delivered with universal empathy that makes it impossible for anybody ignore.” – BBC Music.

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Article by Live Nation.

Nickelback: Feed The Machine Tour

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When: Friday 15th February
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

With Special Guests: Bad Wolves

Multi-platinum, chart-topping rock band, NICKELBACK, has announced their massive Feed The Machine Tour will land in Australia this summer, bringing their biggest production yet for three shows only. Nickelback return to Australia with their biggest and loudest production yet, a high octane show of tracks from the band's enduring nine-album body of work such as all-time classics, 'How You Remind Me', 'Far Away', 'Burn it To the Ground', 'Gotta Be Somebody' and more recent hits from their current album, Feed The Machine, such as 'Song On Fire' and 'Must be Nice'. Testament to their everlasting energy, Nickelback boast twelve consecutive sold-out international tours, performing to more than eight million diehard fans.

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Article by Ticketek.

Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues Tour

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When: Thursday 21st February
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band MAROON 5 will bring their RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR to Australia in February 2019 for three exclusive concerts. Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 12 Top 10 entries, earned 20 Top 40 hits making them the only band to ever do so, sold over 36 million albums, 48 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. Maroon 5 released their 6th studio album, “Red Pill Blues” where the debut single off the album, ‘What Lovers Do,’ [feat. SZA] introduced the band’s latest body of work with a proverbial bang.

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Article by Ticketek.

Miro Freitas Cruise

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When: Saturday 23rd February
Where: Star Casino Wharf

One of Portugal’s (Madeira) popular and successful artists Miro Freitas is returning to Australia early in 2019. Expect to hear all the songs that have shaped Miro’s illustrious career so far, including recent release 'TanSolita'. Join Miro Freitas and Courtney Teixeira and band (support act) aboard a two level, 35 meter catamaran for 4 hours of entertainment and Deluxe Cocktail Menu cruising the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Book your tickets now for the event of the year.

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Orbital

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When: Thursday 28th February
Where: Metro Theatre

Dance Music Legends Orbital bring their spectacular live show to Australia in February 2019 for their first tour in over 7 years. There are few acts in Electronic Dance Music that are as ingenious and influential as Orbital. From blissed out moments to jarred and broken beats, their sound is informed by a wide range of genres like ambient, electro, punk, and film scores and with it they’ve had a string of critically praised albums, chart success and frequent features in film soundtracks - but all outshone by their spectacular live performance. Since reuniting last year, the dance duo, aka brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, have announced they’re back for good – with their first new music in 5 years. 'Monsters Exist’, Orbital’s ninth studio album, takes their signature sound forward into a new and fascinating phase, drawing inspiration from the international political landscape all the way back from Paul and Phil’s pre-rave squat-punk roots right up to the volatile tensions and erratic rhetoric of today. “A little bit political, a little bit cheeky and definitely fun to dance to”- Billboard. The Hartnolls have rebuilt one of electronic music’s best-loved partnerships. Time has refreshed Orbital creatively and these leading figures of dance music are bringing their groundbreaking live show back to Australia. See why The Guardian called their live Glastonbury show ‘One of the 50 key events in the history of dance music’, Q Magazine praised them as one of the ’50 Bands to See Before You Die’ and MixMag ranked them as one of the ‘Top 10 Greatest Dance Acts of All Time’. EDM enthusiasts, this is a show not to be missed!

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Article by Metro Theatre.

The Magic Numbers

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When: Saturday 23rd March
Where: Factory Theatre

MJR Presents is pleased to announce the return of UK indie royalty The Magic Numbers for the first time since their 2010 Splendour in the Grass appearance and 2006 Big Day Out tour. The four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and Sisters (Romeo and Michele Stodart, Sean and Angela Gannon) are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and timeless sound. The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on the strength of their loyal live following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album. The Magic Numbers went on to become one of the UK’s best-loved bands and have toured around the world with the likes of Brian Wilson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, The Who, Morrissey, U2 and Bright Eyes.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Matt Corby: Rainbow Valley Tour

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When: Friday 29th March
Where: Hordern Pavilion

On the week of the release of his triple j feature album Rainbow Valley, MATT CORBY announces his first headline tour in two years for March and April 2019. Tickets go on sale at 12pm, Friday November 2. Fan pre-sale from 11am, Wednesday October 31 until 11am, Friday November 2. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 11am, Wednesday October 31 until 11am, Friday November 2. The 6-week tour takes in all capital cities but also visits regional areas including Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast, Geelong, and Hobart. Matt and his band will play songs from the new album to Australian audiences for the first time, playing his first headline shows since the Telluric Tour in 2016. Set to start in January, the upcoming UK and European Rainbow Valley Tour has already sold in Oslo and Stockholm, with a second date added at London’s iconic Forum. For a decade, the multi-platinum-selling musician has been pushing his own boundaries, embracing a journey of self-discovery that’s seen him wrestle a few pre-conceptions and stare down his share of demons. With two ARIA Song of the Year awards and a #1 debut album behind him, Corby can genuinely lay claim to some hard-earned perspective. Now we see a new chapter in Corby’s life with the release of his much anticipated second album. Recorded in the idyllic surroundings of Byron Bay’s Music Farm studios, Rainbow Valley will be released this Friday November 2. Lush, multi-textured and sparked by hints of both old soul and futuristic psychedelia, Rainbow Valley is, in Corby’s words “joyous music”, but it also has the depth and perspective of an artist who understands you can’t just take the good times for granted, you have to earn them. The sparkling first single No Ordinary Life, and the bare-bones ballad All Fired Up and current single All That I See have received widespread acclaim and give fans a taste of what to expect on Corby’s stunning new album.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

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When: Thursday 18th April
Where: Factory Theatre

Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson and friend of Bluesfest is returning to tour Australia with his band Promise Of The Real on the heels of tremendous accolades for his work on Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack. Since forming 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has been quietly intensifying. During that time, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world and built a devoted following. Lukas’ profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs and heavenly vocals to his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes, their voices blending with potent DNA. Then two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Promise of The Real recently released their “Forget About Georgia” E.P. with a guest appearance by the angelic vocal duo Lucius, and a stunning cover of the David Bowie classic “Life On Mars?" Drawing lineage from his father, Willie Nelson and surrogate uncles like Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, J.J. Cale and Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have developed into a devastating, ‘can’t miss’ live act. With a bounty of invaluable experience under their belt, expect Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to deliver an indelible blast of cosmic country-soul, the sound of American music will be reborn in Melbourne and Sydney this April.

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Article by Factory Theatre.

Mario Biondi

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When: Sunday 26th May
Where: Enmore Theatre

Mario Biondi first came to international prominence in 2006 with the release of his, now classic, debut single “This is what you are”. The same year’s debut album “Handful of Soul” went quadruple platinum and introduced his distinctive warm, sensual voice to the world. Further albums “I love you more”, “If” & “Due” featured collaborations with Burt Bacharach, Amalia Gre & The Duke Orchestra cemented Biondi's position as one of the world’s most exciting new vocalists. In 2010, Mario Biondi duet with Chaka Khan on a version of Boz Scaggs “Lowdown” for Incognito’s “Transatlantic RPM” album. Mario has also duet with many international artist among Earth Wind and Fire, Al Jarreau. Mario Biondi has released so far 10 exceptional Albums including, the latest album "Brasil" is arguably the finest release from Italy's premier Soul singer.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

 

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