Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are delighted to announce Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and best-selling author Richard Marx as he brings his 12-date The Songwriter Tour to New Zealand for the very first time and returning to Australia in February and March 2023.

“I couldn’t be more excited to return to my home away from home, Australia, to perform for the fans once again. That I’ll also finally be able to play my first ever concerts in New Zealand is icing on the cake. Can’t wait to get there.” – Richard Marx

Having last toured Australia in 2018 and playing New Zealand for the first time, The Songwriter Tour will play Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland before Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Penrith and Perth.

Frontier Members pre-sale kicks off Tuesday 4 October at 1pm local time before the General public on sale on Thursday 6 October at 12noon local time. Tickets via:

Richard Marx is a cultural touchstone, whose influence remains steadfast in pop culture today having written and performed some of the most indelible hits of the late ’80s and early ’90s, ‘Endless Summer Nights’, ‘Hold on to the Nights’, ‘Should’ve Known Better’, ‘Don’t Mean Nothing’ and ‘Right Here Waiting’.

Marx’s unwavering talent has led him to a string of triumphs through classics ‘Right Here Waiting’ which reached #1 status in both Australia and New Zealand and ‘Hazard’, also peaking at #1 in Australia and #7 in New Zealand. With a loyal following Down Under, Marx has enjoyed eight Top 40 Hits in Australia along with other smash singles such as the hauntingly beautiful ‘Now and Forever’, ‘Angelia’, ‘Take This Heart’ and ‘Satisfied’. Marx’s sophomore album Repeat Offender, featuring the singles ‘Right Here Waiting’, ‘Angelia’ and ‘Satisfied’, peaked at #1 in Australia, surpassing Double Platinum album sales and #3 in New Zealand with Gold status

Today, Marx releases his thirteenth studio album, the multi-genre-spanning Songwriter (available now via BMG Australia – here), with four sets of all new songs, each influenced by his success across pop, rock, country music and ballad genres.

The new album’s first single ‘Same Heartbreak Different Day’ was co-written with Lucas Marx (Katy Perry, Tyron Hapi) and Michael Jade (Little Big Town, Andy Grammer) – listen hereSongwriter also features the released singles ‘One Day Longer’, co-written with Keith Urban and ‘Shame On You’, co-written with his son Jesse Marx.

Don’t miss the captivating voice of Richard Marx with his live band performing his biggest hits and songs from the new album in Australia and New Zealand next February – March. Tickets via: 


​Presented by Frontier Touring, Arena Touring, WSFM 101.7 (Sydney), Gold 104.3 (Melbourne), Triple M (Newcastle) and The Breeze (NZ)

Begins: Tuesday 4 October (1pm local)
​(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)

​Begins: Thursday 6 October (12noon local time)


Sunday 19 February
​Isaac Theatre Royal | Christchurch, NZ

​All Ages | Ph: 0800 842 538

Tuesday 21 February
​Opera House | Wellington, NZ

​All Ages | Ph: 0800 111 999

Wednesday 22 February
​Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre | Auckland, NZ
​All Ages | Ph: 0800 111 999

Friday 24 February
​QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD

​All Ages | Ph: 136 246

Sunday 26 February
​Twin Towns | Tweed Heads, QLD

​All Ages | Ph: 07 5536 2277

Wednesday 1 March
​NEX | Newcastle, NSW

​All Ages | Ph: 132 849

Friday 3 March
​Llewellyn Hall | Canberra, ACT

​All Ages | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 4 March
​Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

​All Ages | Ph: 13 61 00

Sunday 5 March
​State Theatre | Sydney, NSW

​All Ages | Ph: 13 61 00

Tuesday 7 March
​Anita’s Theatre | Wollongong, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 13 61 00

Wednesday 8 March
​Panthers | Penrith, NSW

​All Ages | Ph: 132 849 

Friday 10 March
​Astor Theatre | Perth, WA

​Licensed All Ages* | Ph: 132 849 

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