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THE BLACK CROWES Announce Supports On SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER Australian Tour

THE BLACK CROWES have today announced support acts for all headline shows on their 2022 Shake Your Money Maker Australian tour.  Full Flower Moon Band will open in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, with You Am I also supporting at Melbourne’s massive Palace Foreshore event on Sunday, November 20.

Centred around the prolific songwriting skills of singer/guitarist Tim Rogers, You Am I is without doubt one of Australia’s all-time essential rock n’ roll bands, with a formidable live reputation.

With eleven studio albums under their belt, You Am I is responsible for some of this country’s standout rock records – debut album Sound as Ever featuring hallmark single Berlin Chair, the concise pop of Hi Fi Way which earned the band the first of its four consecutive Australian number one albums plus a handful of ARIA Awards, the ’60s retro concept album Hourly, Daily, and back to basics album #4 Record.  Most recently, the band released the magnificent collection, The Lives Of Others, featuring The Waterboy, a single that so effortlessly demonstrates the immense storytelling skills of Tim Rogers, the album landing at No 2 on the ARIA Album Chart.

The Black Crowes return to Australia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1990 breakthrough album Shake Your Money Maker, playing the album in its entirety along with other classics from across their vast catalogue.

In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta’s Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick in the ass with Shake Your Money Maker. Fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard,” “She Talks To Angels,” and the break-through cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990.

The Black Crowes went on to release eight studio and four live albums, selling in the tens of millions along the way; they sold out shows around the world; had legendary guitarist Jimmy Page join as a member; got kicked off a tour with ZZ Top for insulting the sponsor; got screwed by bad record deals; got married and divorced, fought amongst themselves and against the rest of the world. In other words, they’ve done everything a legendary rock group should do. Don’t miss The Black Crowes November 2022 headline shows!

THE BLACK CROWES PRESENT:

SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER

AUSTRALIA 2022 

ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY                    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13* SOLD OUT

ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY                    MONDAY NOVEMBER 14*

FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE      WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16*

HARVEST ROCK, ADELAIDE                      SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19

PALACE FORESHORE, MELBOURNE       SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20**

*with Full Flower Moon Band

**with Full Flower Moon Band and You Am i

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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

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Marianas Trench @ Corner Hotel, Melbourne 17/09/2022

After 10 years and two rescheduled tours due to the “C” word, Marianas Trench finally made it back to Australian shores to perform their sold-out Suspending Gravity Tour.

Preparing the crowd, support band “Reside” opened the show playing their fast-paced Alt-Rock generating more energy for the already excited crowd.

As each song on the preshow playlist finished the silence between songs whipped the crowd into a frenzy only for them to back off once the next song started playing.

Finally, Marianas Trench took to the stage to screams of delight and thunderous applause.

Opening to the full house with the title track from their 2015 album “Astoria”, immediately bringing lead singer Josh Ramseys soaring vocals to the forefront, the next 90 minutes were full of all their fan favourites from across the catalogue.

Featuring songs like “Here’s to the Zeros”, “Shake Tramp”, “Cross My Heart”, “Who do you Love”  the entire set was full of energy from start to finish with many of the songs showcasing their signature trademark vocal harmonies, theatrical compositions, driving beats and the showmanship of Josh Ramsey.

The crowd was given plenty of opportunity to sing along and they knew all the words with the band making them go it alone on “All to Myself” and many of the songs throughout the set.

The band featuring Matt Webb on guitar, Mike Ayley on Bass and Ian Casselman on drums were left to hold the fort while Josh Ramsey went for a crowd walk during “Stutter” and “Haven’t had Enough” with Josh later thanking the audience for being one of the most respectful he has encountered on one of his walks.

Ever so appreciative of the crowd, Josh thanked everyone throughout the night and when the time for the encore came after smashing their popular hit “Fallout” instead of leaving the stage Josh said he was going to continue onstage as he was having such an amazing time.

Going solo for “Good for you” once again has the crowd showcasing their knowledge of the lyrics and singing along to every word.

Wrapping up the set with the operatic like “The Killing kind” which is also the last set off their album “Phantoms” Marianas Trench put on a show that exceeding all expectations and left myself and the crowd wanting more.

Hopefully, they are back on our shores in a much shorter timeframe than last time, playing bigger venues to many more fans which they deserve.

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STING: MY SONGS Critically Acclaimed World Tour Confirms Australian 2023 Dates

Sting will return to Australia in February 2023 for the first time in nearly 7 years, on his critically acclaimed My Songs tour.  Sting’s My Songs concert is an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s illustrious career both with The Police and as a solo artist. Fans can expect to hear ‘Englishman In New York,’ ‘Every Breath You Take,’ ‘Roxanne,’ ‘Message In A Bottle’ and many more. Sting will be accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble, with Special Guest Joe Sumner on his first solo Australian tour.
 
Following a sold-out six-night residency at the London Palladium, My Songs was hailed “a masterclass” by UK’s The Times; “Sting remains an undeniably skilled performer with a gold-plated back catalogue”. A musical journey taking in hits like ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Shape of my Heart’, ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Demolition Man’, the concert was described as “a rare treat” by The Telegraph and saw Sting praised as “near peerless” by The Guardian with “sublime pop alchemy”. 


Sting’s My Songs tour will commence in Perth on Friday, February 10 at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, followed by Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre on Wednesday, February 15, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, February 21 and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on February 23.
 
General public tickets go on sale on Friday, September 16 at 11am. 
 
Sting fan club pre-sale commences at 11am on Tuesday, September 13, concluding at 10am on Friday September 16. Live Nation pre-sale commences at 10am on Wednesday, September 14, running for 48 hours. All times are local. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au

STING
MY SONGS
AUSTRALIA 2023

With special guest Joe Sumner
 KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10

AWARE SUPER THEATRE, SYDNEY
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15

ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21

ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 AT 11AM (LOCAL TIME)
Sting fanclub pre-sale: Tuesday September 13, 11am – Friday September 16, 10am
Live Nation pre-sale: Wednesday September 14, 10am – Friday September 16, 10am

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au 
 
ALSO PERFORMING AT A DAY ON THE GREEN
BIMBADGEN, HUNTER VALLEY SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 
SIRROMET WINES, MOUNT COTTON, SUNDAY 19 FEBURARY 
MT DUNEED ESTATE, GEELONG SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 
CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS, BOWRAL SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 AT 11AM (LOCAL TIME)
Sting fanclub pre-sale: Tuesday September 13, 11am – Friday September 16, 10am
ADOTG pre-sale: Tuesday September 13, 11am – Friday September 16, 10am
Presented by A Day On The Green; visit www.adayonthegreen.com.au

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Interview with Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise)

Hermosa Beach legends PENNYWISE are gearing up for their return to Oz next month and are bringing with them, for the first time to our shores, fellow Californian punk rockers CIRCLE JERKS to play seven shows along with special guests, Civic who will open all shows*. 

The tour will mark Pennywise’s first return to Australia since last visiting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ARIA certified Gold stratus album ‘Straight Ahead’ – the band’s highest charting album to date (number 8 in the ARIA charts).    

Fletcher Dragge enthuses;

“Finally Pennywise gets to come back to our home away from home, Australia! Where the beer flows nonstop, along with the chaos. Never a dull moment on a Pennywise tour down under… only one thing could make it better than usual, and that would be coming to town with our mentors and long-time friends THE CIRCLE JERKS!!!  They are back with a vengeance!

This is gonna be an off the f***ing hook nonstop party!  And we can’t wait! Get your tix, get on the booze, and get in the pit, we’re coming for you f***ers!!!!!”  

Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighbourhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following with their combustible chemistry which delivered some of punk rock culture’s strongest songs. Pennywise classics like ‘Same Old Story’, ‘Alien’ and ‘Homesick’ are as fundamental to punk rock and hardcore as stage dives and guitars.

Emerging from the punk underbelly of LA’s South Bay in 1979, Keith Morris (Black Fag, OFF!) and Greg Hetson (Red Kross, Bad Religion) formed Circle Jerks, who quickly became the innovators of a movement simply referred to today as HARDCORE PUNK ROCK.

Melbourne powerhouse Civic will open all shows on the tour (except for Gosford). Forming in 2018 and bonding over a shared love of tightly coiled riffs and a collective musical ethos, Civic have found a home somewhere between 80’s glam rock and Australia’s 70’s greats. Paying homage to the classics, but pivoting on them with an avant-charged edge. 

Raw, searing guitars; pummeling rhythms; driving bass; with vocals that lock into and synergise with their wall of sound. Balanced by the raucous and restrained weaving of melodies and textures, the imbued sense of nostalgia. Driving and tenacious, but never losing sight of a good hook and how to use it, Civic doesn’t tip-toe around the edges – but obliterate them with primal intensity!

This historic pairing of hardcore punk heavyweights will be leaving devastation in their wake this September.

 TOUR DATES

Saturday, September 17: Chelsea Heights Hotel, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Sunday, September 18: The Forum, Melbourne

Tuesday, September 20: Uni Bar, Wollongong

Wednesday, September 21: Drifters Wharf, Gosford

Friday, September 23: Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Saturday, September 24: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Sunday, September 25: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide

Tuesday, September 27: Metropolis, Fremantle

*Civic not appearing in Gosford

Tickets on sale now from

livenation.com.au

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Interview with THE HU!

Critically celebrated Mongolian rock band THE HU kicked off their Black Thunder tour of Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne for the last 2 nights!

STMs Mitch and Kynan got to hang with THE HU this week ahead of their Australian Tour across Australia! 

On all Australian showsThe Blackwater Fever will rattle audiences down to their bone marrow via some thunderous, tortured electric guitar, mesmerising organ swirls, and the unrelenting rhythmic stomp of their atmospheric, blues-heavy rock.

Breaking your heart one minute with a harrowing growl, only to pick you up with an irresistible rocker the next, this Brisbane-based blues-rock trio is a live experience not to be missed. 

The Blackwater Fever has shared stages with The Black Keys (US), Clutch (US), Truckfighters (SWE), Violent Soho, Tame Impala, Birds Of Tokyo, and many more.

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Setting the scene in Auckland, the mighty Shepherd’s Reign are the perfect openers for a night of primal music.  Combining the traditional and ancient music of their forefathers with modern rock and metal influences including bands like Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold, and Dream Theater, Shepherds Reign have found their own unique sound in a cluttered and overblown musical environment.
 
Shepherds Reign brings a captivating and enthralling sound with the use of the Samoan language, instruments, and culture, making it an integral part of their evocative and primal live show. A show that displays a fierce pride for their music and wins the audience every time with its blood-pumping ritualistic beats, thick melodic textures, and an undeniable power that hooks the audience into the band’s dark and heavy realm completely.
 
You can catch them on the below dates!!! But be quick Tickets are selling out fast


THE HU
Black Thunder Australia & NZ Tour 2022

Friday, August 5: Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday, August 6: Bridgeway Hotel, Adelaide
(Previously Hindley Street Music Hall)
Sunday, August 7: The Roundhouse, Sydney Sold Out
Thursday, August 11: Powerstation, Auckland NZ Sold Out

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

Proving their global appeal, The HU have sold out venues across the world in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with scheduled festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Download Festival, and more, creating a community of fans from all walks of life. They quickly grabbed the attention of the industry, leading to collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.

Their debut album, 2019 ‘s The Gereg, debuted at #1 on the World Album and Top New Artist Charts. With it, the band have accumulated over 250 million combined streams and video views to date and have received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, NPR, GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Revolver, and even Sir Elton John himself. 

Readying their next chapter as a global force, The HU will release their new album,
Rumble Of Thunder on September 2, Better Noise Music.


Pre orders are available now!
thehu.ffm.to/rumbleofthunder

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Halestorm announce Theory as Australia & New Zealand tour support.

Due to high demand, Grammy-winning hard rock band HALESTORM will perform a second show at Auckland’s Powerstation on January 30. The band is also excited to announce Canadian rockers THEORY (Theory of a Deadman) will be supporting them on all Australia & New Zealand dates next January. 

Tickets for the new show go on sale at 12pm (local), Thursday July 28.

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

Halestorm will make their highly-anticipated return Down Under for the first time since 2019. “After years of keepin’ the faith, we are finally returning to Australia and New Zealand to bring the Rock!” says frontwoman extraordinaire Lzzy Hale. “Thank you so much to all of our die-hard fans for keepin’ the torch lit for us!!”

Halestorm has grown from a childhood dream of siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale into one of the most celebrated rock bands of the last two decades. Called a “muscular, adventurous, and especially relevant rock record” by Rolling Stone, Vicious earned the band their second Grammy nomination, for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song ‘Uncomfortable’, the band’s fourth #1 on rock radio, and led Loudwire to name Halestorm “Rock Artist of the Decade” in 2019.

TICKETS ON SALE 12PM THURSDAY, JULY 28
 
 
HALESTORM AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023

HALESTORM
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2023

POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
NEW SHOW

POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
SOLD OUT

THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

 

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THE BLACK CROWES Add Melbourne Date, Sydney Show to SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER Australian Tour

THE BLACK CROWES have today announced two new headline shows on their 2022 Shake Your Money Maker Australian tour.  With the first Sydney show now totally sold out, they have added a further Enmore Theatre date for Monday, November 14, and a Melbourne date, Sunday, November 20 at Palace Foreshore.

Tickets for the new Sydney and Melbourne shows go on sale at 1:00pm tomorrow, July 27, with tickets for Brisbane on sale now. For complete tour information, visit: livenation.com.au or blackcrowes.com

The Black Crowes return to Australia to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1990 breakthrough album Shake Your Money Maker, playing the album in its entirety along with other classics from across their vast catalogue.

In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta’s Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick in the ass with Shake Your Money Maker. Fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard,” “She Talks To Angels,” and the break-through cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990.

The Black Crowes went on to release eight studio and four live albums, selling in the tens of millions along the way; they sold out shows around the world; had legendary guitarist Jimmy Page join as a member; got kicked off a tour with ZZ Top for insulting the sponsor; got screwed by bad record deals; got married and divorced, fought amongst themselves and against the rest of the world. In other words, they’ve done everything a legendary rock group should do. Don’t miss The Black Crowes November 2022 headline shows!

THE BLACK CROWES PRESENT:

SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER

AUSTRALIA 2022

ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY                    SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13 SOLD OUT

ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY                    MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 NEW SHOW*

FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE      WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16**

PALACE FORESHORE, MELBOURNE       SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20 NEW SHOW*

*TICKETS ON SALE AT 1:00PM TOMORROW, JULY 27

**TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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

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ONEREPUBLIC Announce ‘LIVE IN CONCERT’ Australian Tour – March 2023

GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling band OneRepublic announce their return to Australia for 3 East Coast tour dates in March 2023, with special guest Masked Wolf.  The ‘Live In Concert’ tour will commence in Melbourne on March 10, followed by Sydney on March 11 and concluding in Brisbane on March 14.

OneRepublic, fronted by the enigmatic Ryan Tedder, have provided some of the most memorable and successful pop hits of their generation, including chart and streaming smashes “Apologize”, “Stop and Stare”, “Rescue Me” and “Counting Stars”.  The band has blasted back into global charts with their smash hit “I Ain’t Worried” which is featured in the blockbuster movie, Top Gun: Maverick. The video, directed by Isaac Rentz, includes stunning footage from the film. It has already chalked up more than 5.5M streams in Australia, reaching top 10 on the ARIA Chart and #5 on Spotify. 

The OneRepublic fan pre-sale commences at 11am on Wednesday, July 27, running for 48 hours. Live Nation pre-sale commences 11am on Thursday, July 28, concluding at 11am on Friday, July 29.

Foxtel Rewards members can access reserved tickets, on sale 12pm Friday 29 July.  Foxtel customers, head to Foxtel.com.au/music

American Express Card Members can purchase Reserved Seating Tickets from 12pm Friday 29 July, at https://go.amex/experiences

General public tickets on sale Friday, July 29 at 12.00pm. For complete VIP, tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au

  

ONEREPUBLIC

AUSTRALIA 2023

MELBOURNE, MCA                                         FRIDAY, MARCH 10

SYDNEY, AWARE SUPER THEATRE              SATURDAY, MARCH 11

BRISBANE, FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL          TUESDAY, MARCH 14

 

PRE-SALE AND ON SALE TICKETING INFORMATION:

The OneRepublic fan pre-sale commences at 11am on Wednesday, July 27, running for 48 hours. Live Nation pre-sale commences 11am on Thursday, July 28, concluding at 11am on Friday, July 29. 

Foxtel Rewards members can access reserved tickets, on sale 12pm Friday 29 July.  Foxtel customers, head to Foxtel.com.au/music.

American Express Card Members can purchase Reserved Seating Tickets from 12pm Friday 29 July, at https://go.amex/experiences

General public tickets on sale Friday, July 29 at 12.00pm. For complete VIP, tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au

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

 

 

 

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