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ESKIMO JOE ANNOUNCE NOSTALGIC NEW SINGLE ‘THE FIRST TIME’

A buoyant yet bittersweet ode to nostalgia, Australian alternative rock icons Eskimo Joe return today armed with The First Time; the band’s first new music since 2021’s 99 Ways. Set to appear at Lookout Festival alongside Live and Incubus before embarking on their National Acoustic Theatre Tour starting this April, The First Time feels familiar yet fresh, with Eskimo Joe capturing the essence of their stadium rock-ready triumph, 2008’s Black Fingernails, Red Wine, alongside some sharp 2024 vigour.

Drawing inspiration from long-time Eskimo Joe creative influences as well as the band’s unshakeable bond, the core of The First Time also evolved following a stacked 2023, with multiple festival appearances sparking the trio to harness the energy of a giant crowd setting into their 2024-penned new track. “We really look up to bands like the Rolling Stones and U2 – those guys who keep touring and creating music over and over again,” shares bass player and vocalist Kav Temperley. “It makes us proud of our musical journey and the people who have taken our songs into their lives. Eskimo Joe is still the three core members. It just wouldn’t be the Eskies without the three of us in a studio or on stage making music together – our friendship is as much a part of the band as the music itself. After an amazing 2023 of playing some huge festivals, there’s this indescribable energy when a massive crowd is singing your songs back at you. We wanted to capture that energy and infuse it into our recording. So, in the first week of January this year, over five days we wrote and recorded The First Time at my studio in Fremantle.”

Opening with Temperley musing “I found myself looking for you, I wonder if you’re looking for me” over glimmering instrumentation and a driving beat, The First Time simultaneously tugs at your heartstrings while charming with creamy melodics and soaring choruses. An undeniable instant Eskimo Joe classic, The First Time ultimately delves into upbeat sentimentality, as Temperley elaborates, “We wanted to write something that set out to encapsulate the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia, that looks back through rose coloured glasses conveniently forgetting the heartache and sleepless nights that came with a certain place and time in our lives. It’s easy in the loneliest moments to look back and take comfort in those memories secretly holding onto that feeling like an addict. The song is also a realisation that holding onto the past might also be holding you back from the present. The subject is nostalgic but so is the sound of this song, it sounds like it could have sat perfectly on the Black Fingernails album.”

Lead guitarist Stu MacLeod says, “You put so much energy into each song, you build it up, tear it down, build it back up again until it matches the band’s vision. I love the energy in this song and the sentiment, and I’m stoked that we get to release it out into the world.” Drummer and guitarist Joel Quartermain adds, “Once it’s out in the world, a song truly exists. Hopefully people connect with it.”

The accompanying music video beautifully documents Eskimo Joe’s many years as a band, with nostalgic footage of their many achievements over the years.

Forming in 1997, Eskimo Joe would go on to become one of Australia’s most enduring acts, with six studio albums and ongoing commercial success in their wake, including 2004’s A Song Is A City and 2006’s Black Fingernails, Red Wine reaching Platinum status, and the latter dominating the ARIA Top 50 Chart for 62 weeks. The Eskimo Joe journey from Fremantle indie rock darlings to an international success story has also seen the band’s impact expand well beyond the studio, with ongoing chart success, 35 ARIA nominations and eight wins, two APRA Awards, countless appearances at major festivals and events across the globe, and frequent appearances in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown, including their single Black Fingernails, Red Wine taking out the #2 spot in the Hottest 100 of 2006. With performances spanning Sound Relief, Live Earth, at the Sundance Film Festival or, closer to home, at Big Day Out, Splendour In The Grass and, most recently, Good Things Festival, Eskimo Joe’s craftsmanship is only amplified by their swaggering live prowess; and it’s this very fact that inspired the band’s newest sonic output while also firmly showcasing Eskimo Joe’s ever-present vitality in the music scene decades into their career.

“It feels great releasing some new music with Eskimo Joe,” Temperley says. “We had such an amazing year last year, playing all different kinds of shows, and ending the year with Good Things Festival that saw us playing in front of crowds of 30,000. We left 2023 feeling so connected with our audiences that we felt that now is the right time to write a new tune.”

Kicking off in April, we take to the road for the Lookout Festival, unveiling our new single with icons like Incubus and Live,” Temperley concludes. Straight off the back of the festival – April through August, we embark on a 22-show acoustic journey across Australia. This tour allows us to present our music in a more intimate setting, strengthening our connection with our audience. Each performance is crafted to deepen the musical experience, blending the high energy of festival shows with the personal touch of our acoustic sessions.”

The First Time is out today.

Listen: THE FIRST TIME

ESKIMO JOE – THE FIRST TIME – Official single artwork

ESKIMO JOE – UPCOMING SHOWS

SAT 06 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, SANDSTONE POINT, QLD | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SUN 07 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, SOUTHPORT, QLD | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SAT 13 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, MORNINGTON VIC | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SAT 20 APR | LOOKOUT FESTIVAL, WHITFORDS WA | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au I All Ticketmaster outlets

SAT 27 APR | CIVIC HALL, BALLARAT VIC
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 03 5333 5888

SUN 28 APR | WYNDHAM CULTURAL CENTRE, WERRIBEE VIC
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (03) 8734 6000

SAT 25 MAY | CASULA POWERHOUSE, LIVERPOOL NSW
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 02 8711 7123

SUN 26 MAY | THE CONCOURSE LOUNGE, WILLOUGHBY NSW
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 02 8075 8111

FRI 31 MAY | LOGAN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, LOGAN QLD
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

SAT 1 JUN | PROSERPINE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, PROSERPINE QLD
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office(07) 4945 0405

FRI 21 JUN | RED EARTH ARTS PRECINCT, KARRATHA WA
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours (no contact on venue)

SAT 22 JUN | CARNARVON CIVIC CENTRE, CARNARVON WA
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

FRI 28 JUN | ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBANY WA
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (08) 6212 9292

SUN 30 JUN | ESPERANCE CIVIC CENTRE, ESPERANCE WA
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

FRI 5 JUL | THE WEDGE, SALE VIC
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 03 5143 3200

SAT 6 JUL | KINGSTON CITY HALL, MOORABBIN VIC
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (03) 9556 4440.

SUN 7 JUL | QUEANBEYAN PAC, QUEANBEYAN NSW | ALL AGES
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office (02) 6285 6290

TUE 9 JUL | HORSHAM TOWN HALL THEATRE, HORSHAM VIC
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 03 5382 9555

FRI 12 JUL | SWAN HILL TOWN HALL PACC, SWAN HILL VIC
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

SAT 13 JUL | THE ART HOUSE, WYONG NSW
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours | Via Box Office 02 4335 1485

FRI 26 JUL | MOUNT ISA CIVIC CENTRE, MOUNT ISA QLD
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

SUN 28 JUL | ROCKHAMPTON RIVER FESTIVAL, ROCKHAMPTON QLD | ALL AGES
Tickets available from www.eskimojoe.net/tours

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Tones And I headline tour of Australia and NZ: Adelaide show added

Hearing the call from fans after strong pre-sales, Tones And I has added an Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre show on Saturday August 17 to kick off her headline tour of Australia and New Zealand, as well as adding second shows in Fremantle and Townsville.

Tickets for the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre show go on sale at 12pm local time today. All other shows are on sale now.

The Melbourne show, along with the first Fremantle and both Townsville shows have all sold out!

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au and livenation.co.nz

The news today comes as Tones And I launches her ‘I Get High’ video clip. You can view it here

It’s been three years since Tones And I’s last headline tour, and she has received global acclaim for her electric live performances and masterful song writing.

Tones And I recently completed a 20-date stadium tour supporting P!nk across Australia and New Zealand.

TONES AND I
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2024

ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THEATRE – NEW SHOW
SATURDAY AUGUST 17

HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY – SELLING FASTFRIDAY 23 AUGUST

NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, NEWCASTLE – FINAL TICKETSSATURDAY 24 AUGUST

TOWN HALL, AUCKLAND – SELLING FASTWEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST

RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE – SELLING FASTFRIDAY 30 AUGUST

TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT & CONVENTION CENTRE, TOWNSVILLE – SOLD OUTSATURDAY 31 AUGUST

TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTRE, TOWNSVILLE – SOLD OUTSUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1

FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, FREMANTLE – NEW SHOW
WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, FREMANTLE – SOLD OUTTHURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE – SOLD OUTSATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE TODAY AT 12PM LOCAL
Tickets for all other shows are on sale now
For complete tour and ticket information, visit:
livenation.com.au or livenation.co.nz

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GRETA VAN FLEET Announce Australia & NZ Tour

Grammy Award Winning U.S. Rock act GRETA VAN FLEET are set to make their highly anticipated return to Australian and New Zealand shores this August for the first time since 2019. GRETA VAN FLEET will open their tour at Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane on August 21st before heading to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on August 24th and the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on August 27th before jumping over the ditch to Auckland to play Spark Arena on August 30th.

Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday April 19 at 1pm.  

Artist Fan Club pre-sale begins Tuesday April 16 at 12pm.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning Wednesday April 17 at 12pm.

Australia and New Zealand are directly in the firing line of the hugely successful Starcatcher World Tour! The tour, produced by Live Nation, saw the band hit the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York, The Forum in Los Angeles as well as London’s OVO Arena Wembley. The tour has seen them roll through the U.S., Europe and U.K. before heading back to the U.S. then on to the festival scene in Europe and Japan before landing in Australia.

The Frankenmuth, Michigan natives formed in 2012, consisting of brothers – vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka and bassist/keyboardist Sam Kiszka – who were then joined by drummer Danny Wagner. The band announced their arrival on the scene in a massive way in 2017 with their EP From The Fires, which won Best Rock Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Their meteoric rise continued with the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album The Battle at Garden’s Gate which was released in 2021 and debuted at #1 Billboard Rock Album, #1 Billboard Hard Rock Album, #1 Billboard Vinyl Album, #2 Billboard Top Album Sales and in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. 2023’s Starcatcher album also crashed into the Billboard Top 200 chart at #8 which has seen GRETA VAN FLEET entrenched as a fully-fledged Rock Powerhouse!

Starcatcher was written and recorded by the band – alongside Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile). Recorded at the legendary RCA Studios in Nashville, the band utilized the large recording room to capture the pure energy of their world-renowned live performances.

Throughout the ten-song collection the band explores the duality of fantasy versus reality and the contrast between light and darkness. “We had this idea that we wanted to tell these stories to build a universe,” says Danny Wagner. “We wanted to introduce characters and motifs and these ideas that would come about here and there throughout our careers through this world.”

The band took multiple concepts from critically acclaimed sophomore album The Battle at Garden’s Gate and brought them into Starcatcher, although Sam Kiszka’s take on the new record’s big ideas hint instead at new beginnings. “When I imagine the world of Starcatcher, I think of the cosmos,” he says. “It makes me ask a lot of questions, like ‘Where did we come from?’ or ‘What are we doing here?’ But it’s also questions like, ‘What is this consciousness that we have, and where did it come from?’”

With Starcatcher the band has definitely managed to capture their live energy in the recording studio.

They have performed across multiple continents, sold over 3.5 million records, one million tickets worldwide and amassed well over 2 billion streams! They have performed on late night television shows such as “Saturday Night Live,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” whilst dazzling live audiences at major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, Pinkpop and Rock Werchter.

GRETA VAN FLEET AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 2024

FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21

HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY
SATURDAY AUGUST 24

MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE
TUESDAY AUGUST 27

SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND
FRIDAY AUGUST 30

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY APRIL 19 AT 1PM
Live Nation pre-sale: Wednesday April 17 at 12pm

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: gretavanfleet.com & livenation.com.au & livenation.co.nz

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Hozier announces second Melbourne show on the ‘Unreal Unearth’ 2024 Australian tour

Due to a staggering demand for tickets in the presale, Live Nation are excited to announce a second Melbourne date for global superstar Hozier at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Wednesday November 13.

Performing shows here for the first time since 2019, the Grammy-nominated, award-winning multi-platinum singer and songwriter and his band play headline dates across the country which include Arena shows on Wednesday November 6 at RAC Arena in Perth, and Friday November 15 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, alongside major outdoor venues at The Drive in Adelaide on Friday November 8, Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on Tuesday November 12 and Wednesday November 13, the Riverstage in Brisbane on Monday November 18 and two SummerSalt dates in Torquay, Sunday November 10 and Hunter Valley, Saturday 16 November.

Presented in partnership with double j, tickets for all shows go on sale at 12pm local, Monday March 18.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au

With over 22 billion global streams, numerous platinum album certifications, multiple award nominations and wins, Hozier is recognised as one of the foremost singer-songwriters of our generation.

Driven by the thought-provoking quintuple-platinum anthem ‘Take Me To Church’, Hozier’s self-titled full-length debut bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and went on to achieve triple RIAA Platinum status. Featuring the hit singles ‘Take Me To Church’, and ‘Someone New’, it enjoyed nine weeks at #1 in his native Ireland and rose to #3 on the ARIA album charts here in Australia, also achieving multi-platinum sales.

The follow up to Hozier’s debut album, ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ was released to massive critical acclaim in March 2019, entering the US Billboard Top 200 Chart at #1. The multi-platinum selling album’s 14 tracks (all original Hozier compositions) marked a major development in songwriting and subject matter and included the singles ‘Nina Cried Power’, ‘Movement’, ‘Almost (Sweet music)’, ‘Would That I’ and ‘Dinner and Diatribes’.

August 2023 saw Hozier release his third studio album ‘Unreal Unearth’ which delivered the singles ‘Eat Your Young’, ‘Francesca’, ‘De Selby (Part 2)’ and ‘All Things End’ and has been described as ‘an album brimming with brilliance’, and ‘one of the most enchanting albums of 2023’. An extensive world tour kicked off after the release which included sold out shows across the US, Europe and the UK, and a string of International Festival dates and more headline shows in 2024.

November 2024 Hozier bring his highly successful ‘Unreal Unearth’ tour to Australia and will be joined by Special guest American Singer Songwriter Joy Oladokun.

HOZIER – UNREAL UNEARTH
AUSTRALIA TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOY OLADOKUN

RAC ARENA, PERTH WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6
THE DRIVE, ADELAIDE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8
SUMERSALT, TORQUAY SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10
SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 (
LOW TICKETS)SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13 (NEW SHOW)QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15
SUMERSALT, HUNTER VALLEY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16
THE RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE MONDAY NOVEMBER 18


TICKETS ON SALE 12PM LOCAL, MONDAY MARCH 18
For complete tour and ticket information, visit:
livenation.com.au

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[Review] P!nk @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne 23/02/2024

Melbourne is experiencing an exciting few months filled with major music events. Last week, the city hosted performances by Blink 182, Taylor Swift, and Matchbox Twenty, and this week the momentum continues with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy, and the much-loved Suzi Quatro gearing up for the Red Hot Summer Tour in March.

The start of a P!nk concert feels like the rush of zooming down a roller coaster’s steep drop. It’s a thrilling and wild journey, where you find yourself catching your breath in anticipation..

In other words: Just. Hang. On.

On her Summer Carnival stadium tour’s Friday night show, P!nk delivered a mesmerizing performance amidst a backdrop of colorful neon flamingos, oversized mirror balls, and whimsical flying bananas, all complemented by her signature, breathtaking circus-inspired acts. Now at 44, P!nk has mentioned in recent interviews, feeling at the pinnacle of her fitness, which was evident in her dynamic bungee cord stunts during the vibrant kickoff with Get the Party Started, intertwined with a hint of the Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), and the lively Raise Your Glass, highlighting her incredible energy and agility.

P!nk’s ability to deliver both vocally and visually, even while performing complex aerial maneuvers, surpasses that of many artists who perform with both feet on the ground. My plus one, who has a lifetime background in theater and was experiencing a P!nk concert for the first time, was completely amazed. It was quite a sight to see her experience her first P!nk concert; it reminded me of the excitement of discovering something wonderful for the first time. The way P!nk manages her vocals while engaging in spins and flips was truly remarkable. 

P!nk took a moment to reminisce about her initial performance at Marvel Stadium, known back then as Telstra Dome, in 2002 during the Rumba festival, where she shared the stage with Bon Jovi, Shaggy, and Australian acts Natalie Imbruglia and Bachelor Girl. There seemed to be a few loyalists in the crowd who were there as-well! Even when simply standing at the microphone for Who Knew, dressed in a glittering, silver outfit with matching ankle boots, P!nk’s performance was as powerful and confident as ever, her voice as strong as her physical presence. It was about here she spied a gift held aloft by a fan who clearly knew her weakness. TIM TAMS !!! But wait…. “Are these new” Alecia exclaimed?! “They are blue?!….. DOUBLE COATED!!!! Can they still be used to drink coffee through?” The crowd answered as only a 40thousand crowd can, much to Alecia’s delight. 

Armed with a strong selection of tracks from her latest album Trustfall, P!nk faced the challenging task of integrating new songs with classics from her 23-year repertoire. The setlist she crafted managed to encompass the breadth of her career, featuring anthems like Try, with its powerful chorus ideal for stadium singalongs, the emotive and dance-heavy What About Us, and the uplifting F*!king Perfect. A standout moment was Just Like Fire, which was seamlessly blended with Benatar’s Heartbreaker, creating an energetic fusion highlighted by Justin Derrico’s electrifying guitar performance. 

In a captivating moment, the youngest dancer of the troupe, Madelyne Spang, took center stage with a beautifully haunting dance during the spoken introduction of Turbulence. P!nk then emerged, offering words of encouragement to Madelyne, reminding her to breathe. Following this tender exchange, P!nk joined veteran dancer Khasan Brailsford at the top of the catwalk for an impressive solo aerial performance, which then evolved into a thrilling aerial duet.

P!nk also found room in her set for a few cover songs, delivering a unique take on Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love, inspired by Adele’s version, performed on the piano. Later on, she included a rendition of the 4 Non Blondes hit What’s Up? adding her own flair to these classic tracks.

In a quieter segment of the concert, P!nk shared the stage with her 12-year-old daughter, Willow, for a touching performance of Cover Me in Sunshine, a track they released together in 2021. Following this, P!nk took a moment to sit at the edge of the catwalk alongside guitarist Justin Derrico for a series of more intimate performances. The acoustic rendition of Don’t Let Me Get Me particularly resonated with me, stirring emotions deep within my 50-year-old heart. The albums M!ssundaztood from 2001 and Can’t Take Me Home from 2000 remain my cherished favorites. P!nk’s talent for conveying deep emotion through her music was profoundly evident in the poignant ballad When I Get There, a heartfelt tribute to her late father. 

However, it wasn’t long before the energy shifted back to vibrant pop rhythms with I Am Here. P!nk chose to perform this piece barefoot, declaring it the only way to truly connect with the song. She likened the experience to being a dolphin, suggesting the importance of letting worries slide off effortlessly, just as water does off a dolphin’s back. Of course, P!nk couldn’t stay away from the adrenalized pull of something acrobatic. She joined some of her dancers for a unified routine during Trustfall while other members of her pack blissfully flipped on a trampoline behind her. P!nk joined them at the top of the setup, watching their “trust falls” onto the coiled canvas. P!nk’s remarkable qualities, such as her endurance, authenticity, and rich, powerful voice, are all worthy of praise. However, the greatest gift she offers during her concerts is the freedom to truly enjoy oneself.

In a dazzling display during her So What performance, the singer, covered in a shimmering outfit, took the concert experience to new heights—quite literally. She was secured in a harness connected to wires, which allowed her to execute a series of spectacular aerial flips across the expanse of the stadium. Hovering above the awe-struck crowd of almost 40,000+ fans, she belted out the defiant lyrics, “So what, I’m still a rock star,” with unmatched energy and charisma. This moment wasn’t just a highlight of the show; it was a vivid declaration of her unstoppable spirit and undeniable status as a rock star. Her ability to blend vocal prowess with daring acrobatics in front of a massive audience not only captivated everyone present but also solidified her reputation as an exceptional performer, truly living up to the title of a rock star in every sense.

P!nk plays again tonight in Melbourne with tickets still available at https://www.livenation.com.au/artist-p-nk-348049

Before setting off to Adelaide, and Perth before heading back for encore shows at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. And finishing off this incredible tour in Townsville on 22nd and 23rd March. 

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CHRIS ISAAK Announces Australian Tour in April

Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor Chris Isaak returns to Australia for the first time since 2016, performing “In Concert” throughout April this year, with shows in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland, and a series of concerts at A Day On The Green.

The tour commences on April 4 at Perth’s Kings Park and Botanic Garden, followed by State Theatre, Sydney on April 10, Palais Theatre Melbourne on April 16, Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on April 22 and concluding at Spark Arena, Auckland on April 24.

Mastercard cardholders in Australia have special access to presale tickets from Tuesday, January 30 at 10am LOCAL through Thursday, February 1 at 10am. Visit www.priceless.com/music to find out more.

Live Nation pre-sale runs from Thursday, February 1 at 11am, concluding on Friday, February 2 at 10am. 

General public tickets go on sale on Friday, February 2 at 11am, from livenation.com.au.  All times are local.  

Chris Isaak is excited to be returning to our shores, saying “I am sitting on my front porch in Nashville, Tennessee and smiling. I have been stuck in my house for 9 days because of the snow. But I have been in a great mood as I know I’m going back to Australia! I think it’s my favourite place to tour… or just hang out. I’m so ready! Bring on the sun! Bring on the beach! I think I’m gonna wax my guitar…. I told you I was excited!” 

Over the course of his nearly forty-year career, Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor Chris Isaak has performed to sold-out crowds across the globe with his longtime band Silvertone. His music and film credits include thirteen critically acclaimed studio albums, twelve chart-topping singles along with several motion pictures, such as The Silence of the Lambs and That Thing You Do!  His work has also taken him behind the scenes, creating music for multiple film soundtracks, including Eyes Wide Shut, True Romance, Wild at Heart, and Blue Velvet. Isaak has starred in his own critically acclaimed television series The Chris Isaak Show on SHOWTIME, has previously served as a judge on The X Factor Australia, and hosted the music talk show, The Chris Isaak Hour on BIO. 2019 marked the 30th Anniversary of Isaak’s beloved Heart-Shaped World album, which includes his breakthrough classic “Wicked Game”. Isaak was recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance by the Americana Honors.

Boasting impressive chart and sales success in Australia, Chris Isaak has enjoyed 12 x Top 20 albums, including the #1 set, Best of Chris Isaak (May 2006), and 3 x Top 3 albums – Forever Blue #2 in May 1995, Beyond The Sun #3 in October 2011 and First Comes The Night #2 in October 2015.  His Top 20 singles include some of contemporary music’s most iconic songs – Somebody’s Crying, reaching #5 in 1995, Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing which peaked at #9 in 1999 and the career-defining Wicked Game, which reached #15 in 1989 and boasts more than half a billion streams on Spotify alone.

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“One of the hardest working men in show business has guaranteed his tenure on stages around the world long beyond his hits through slick live shows combining his voice and wicked sense of humour with a band willing to follow him almost anywhere.” – The West

“Isaak’s famous vocals were spot-on live, switching effortlessly between rock tunes and romantic crooning.” – Perth Now

“There was a number of genre leaps that saw them roll through country, pop, rock’n’roll, blues and soul; a mixture only someone with a voice as diverse, powerful and soothing as Isaak could pull off.” – The Music

“Chris Isaak proves yet again why he really is one of the most popular and polished professionals in the music industry … engaging, charming and a whole lot of fun.” – Reverb 

 

CHRIS ISAAK

IN CONCERT – AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2024

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth               Thursday, April 4

State Theatre, Sydney                                    Wednesday, April 10

Palais Theatre, Melbourne                              Tuesday, April 16

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington                 Monday, April 22

Spark Arena, Auckland                                   Wednesday, April 24

 

Also performing at A DAY ON THE GREEN

Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong                          Saturday, April 6

Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa Valley          Sunday, April 7

Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley                              Saturday, April 13

Centennial Vineyards, Bowral                        Sunday, April 14

Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton                       Saturday, April 20

Mastercard cardholders pre-sale runs from 10am, Tuesday, January 30 – 10am, Thursday, February 1.

Live Nation pre-sale runs from 11am, Thursday, February 1 – 10am, Friday, February 2.

General public tickets go on sale on Friday, February 2 at 11am, from livenation.com.au

 All times are local.

www.chrisisaak.com

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