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TOWER OF POWER TO CELEBRATE HALF A CENTURY OF FUNK WITH NEW ALBUM AND AUSTRALIAN TOUR

MJR Presents are pleased to announce the eagerly anticipated return of American Soul-Jazz-Funk royalty Tower of Power, celebrating 50 years of funk in Australia this March and a critically acclaimed new album Soul Side of Town(Artistry Music/Mack Avenue) which earned them their first ever #1 Slot on the Billboard Jazz Chart.

No strangers to a hectic touring schedule, the Oakland born 10-piece will be making a quick three-day trip to Australia in 2019, for shows in Melbourne, Sydneyand Brisbane, before returning home to continue on an anniversary tour that takes them across America.

“Playing in Australia has been sorely missing in our 50 year career, so we of Tower of Power are extremely excited and anxious to come ‘Down Under’ and bring our best and most exciting shows to the continent we’ve been longing to play for all these years. Can’t wait!!!” – Bandleader for Tower of Power,Emilio Castillo.

Since their formation in 1968 as the Motowns, Oakland soul band Tower of Power has been known for their legendary five-piece horn section, which led to songs like “So Very Hard To Go” or “What Is Hip?” and over 25 acclaimed albums that have taken the band around the world, several times over.

In 2019, Tower of Power will return to Australia with a collection of classic hits and music from their first new record in over 15 years.

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Tickets on sale 28th November 10am (AEST)

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CAST

CAST TO BRING ‘GREATEST HITS
TOUR’ TO AUSTRALIA IN 2019

Due to unforseen circumstances, 90s Britpop legends CASThave been forced to reschedule their Australian shows.

Originally set to kick off in early February, the trip down under will now be postponed until October, when fans will get the chance to hear the band’s greatest hits, plus other firm crowd favourites.

 We were all dead excited about getting over to Australia and finally performing for our fans down underSaid John Power. I know we’re going to want to make up for lost time and show you all what a great live band we are, so I’m expecting the band to be on fire when we get down there in October!”

Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’sand Shack, Cast released four albums, had ten top 10 singles and were described by Noel Gallagher as ‘a religious experience’ after seeing them live, before disbanding in 2001.

Their 1995 hit record ‘All Change’ became the biggest selling debut album of all timefor Polydor Records, and helped the band secure fan bases around the world. A decade after splitting, the bands original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for their new record ‘Troubled Times’.

 

Tickets to the bands original shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will still be valid, however fans that can no longer attend shows in October will be entitled to a refund.

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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
22 Oct The Corner
Melbourne
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24 Oct The Factory Theatre
Sydney
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25 Oct The Zoo
Brisbane
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26 Oct Badlands Bar
Perth
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RITA ORA

Friday 01 March – Palais Theatre – Melbourne, VIC [All Ages]
With Sammi Constantine

Saturday 02 March – Big Top – Sydney, NSW[All Ages]
With Sammi Constantine

Tuesday 05 March – Eatons Hill – Brisbane, QLD [All Ages]
With Kim Petras + Sammi Constantine

Thursday 07 March – Metro City – Perth, WA [18+]
With Sammi Constantine

RITA ORA ADDS KIM PETRAS AND SAMMI CONSTANTINE TO AUSTRALIAN TOUR

With just days until her national Australian tour kicks off, pop sensation Rita Ora adds both Kim Petras and Sammi Constantine as special guest for her Australian shows.

Kim Petras, who was announced to perform at the iconic Sydney Mardi Gras, and just recently sold out her intimate Australian headline shows moments after going on sale, will now join Rita Ora as a special guest at Rita Ora’s Brisbane show at Eatons Hill.

Australia’s own Sammi Constantine, who’s recent singles ‘Watch Yourself’ and ‘Feel Your Body’ have received praise around the country, was also selected by Rita Ora to join her on her capital city run of Australia. Sammi will support Rita Ora at all Australian shows.

Having performed on some of the world’s biggest shows, including ‘Kimmel’ and ‘Ellen’ and the most prestigious stages, from Glastonbury to The White House and even The Vatican, the Kosovo-born, London-raised pop prodigy will land in Australia on March 1 where she’ll showcase hits from her most recent record ‘Phoenix’ as well as fan favourites.

Having become one of the world’s most globally recognised and successful women in pop music since signing to Jay Z’s ‘Roc Nation’ in her teens, Rita Ora has continued her meteoric rise; with hit singles including the Drake-penned “R.I.P”, “Doing It” with Charli XCX, ‘Your Song’, ‘Let You Love Me’ and the Fifty Shades Freed hit ‘For You’ all proving why Rita is one of pop music’s most prominent figures.

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The Magic Numbers

Supports Announced for The Magic Numbers!

Thurs 21st March – Triffid, Brisbane with Jaguar Jonze

Fri 22nd March – Corner Hotel , Melbourne BATTS & Nat Vazer

Sat 23rd March – Factory Theatre, Sydney with Letter to Lions & St Joan

Tues 26th March – The Gov, Adelaide Subtract- S

Weds 27th March – Capitol, Perth Simone & Girfunkle

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.

As well as five successful albums including this year’s set ‘Outsiders’, The Magic Numbers have collaborated with a number of artists, lending their trademark sound and harmonies to the likes of Ed Harcourt, Chemical Brothers, The Divine Comedy, Duke Special and David Kitt.

The band will visit four states (many for the first time in over a decade), kicking off their tour in Brisbane on March 21 before winding their way across the country through Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

TOUR DATES

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Summer Series – The Jackson’s, Kool & The Gang, Pointer Sisters + more

AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST EVER DANCE PARTY GOES NATIONAL

The Jacksons, Kool & The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Village People + More Take the Celebration Around Australia

After a massive announcement of their Sydney event for the Sydney Summer Series, MJR Presents is pleased to announce they are taking Australia’s biggest ever Dance Party on the road, with The Jacksons, Kool & the Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Village People and more, ready to shake their groove things across the nation.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Jacksons, featuring original members Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon lead the charge, playing the hits that started a dynasty including ‘Can You Feel It’, ‘Blame It On The Boogie’, ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘ABC’ and many more.

Kool & the Gang will keep the astounding playlist pumping with hits from throughout their five-decade career including ‘Celebration’, ‘Cherish’ and ‘Jungle Boogie’, while three-time Grammy winners

3-time Grammy Award winners, The Pointer Sisters, will bring their swag of party-starters including ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Jump (For My Love)’, ‘Automatic’, ‘Neutron Dance’, ‘Slow Hand’ and ‘Fire’ to delight generations of fans.

Village People, led by founding member Victor Willis will show why they are the kings of dance, with their smash hits including ‘Macho Man’, ‘YMCA’, ‘In The Navy’, ‘Go West and ‘Can’t Stop the Music’.  Sister Sledge will bring the party with ‘We Are Family’ and more.  Sounds of the Supremes will get things started, bringing the inspiration of soul to the stage with their greatest hits of the 60s and 70s.

VIP packages are available to ensure the ultimate experience, with general admission tickets starting from just $79.00 for kids and $149.00 for adults.  Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the kings and queens of dance together for the first time.

SYDNEY TICKET TYPES

  • Platinum 18+ – Early Entry + Dedicated bar and Toilets
  • GA 18+
  • GA 12 – 17 years
  • Kids 2 – 12
  • Chairs – save the hassle of bringing your own charity to the venue and pick one up at the show! (Does NOT include entry)
SYDNEY FAQ's

BRISBANE TICKET TYPES

  • GA 18+ – Early Entry
  • GA 18+
  • Platinum VIP (Available via Ticketmaster ONLY) – Access to the beautiful Pumice Stone Room upstairs – Private bar and toilets – VIP viewing – Light Canapés served from 3:00pm – Gourmet Buffet served from 5:00pm – 4 hour beverage package* (includes beer, wine, sparkling wine, soft drinks and water) from 2pm.
  • Waterview Bar (Available via Ticketmaster ONLY) – Canapés – Private bar – Private viewing area
  • Oasis VIP (Available via Ticketmaster ONLY) – Private viewing deck at the rear of the site, canapés, private cash bar, private toilets, express VIP lane.
BRISBANE FAQ's

GOLD COAST TICKET TYPES

  • First 2 rows
  • Gold
  • Silver
GOLD COAST FAQ's

MELBOURNE TICKET TYPES

  • VIP Box Ticket – Unreserved seating in the boxes and entry 30min before the gates open to grab the best spot. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Early Entry Ticket – Enter 30min before the gates open to grab the best spot. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • General Admission
MELBOURNE FAQ's

ADELAIDE TICKET TYPES

  • First 2 Rows (All Ages)
  • Platinum (All Ages)
  • Gold (All Ages)
  • Silver (All Ages)
  • Bronze (All Ages)
ADELAIDE FAQ's

PERTH TICKET TYPES

  • Platinum 18+ – Includes early entry to the venue to allow you to grab your prime spot + access to VIP toilets and bar
  • GA 18+
  • VIP (Available via Ticketek ONLY) –

Ticket to the concert at Sandalford Estate Dedicated VIP Parking Dedicated VIP bathrooms Dedicated VIP entry Access to the stunning VIP area in the new Estate Room and Merlot Lawn areas from 1.45pm onwards.  Enjoy complimentary beverages including beer, Sandalford wine, Sandalford sparkling, soft drinks, and water from 2pm pm to 6.30pm A premium buffet and bbq dinner between 4.00pm-5pm A mouth watering dessert and cheese buffet with tea and coffee from 6pm to 6.45pm VIP cash bar available in the new function room from 6.30pm to 9.45pm

 

Children
Children under 2 are permitted free with parent.
Children over 2 are permitted with a full priced ticket; and must be accompanied by an adult.

PERTH FAQ's

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Sydney Summer Series

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BRAND NEW SUMMER FESTIVAL SERIES ANNOUNCED FOR SYDNEY’S DOMAIN, KICKING OFF WITH AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST EVER DISCO PARTY

 

Featuring The Jacksons, Kool & The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, + More.

 

MJR Presents is pleased to announce the Sydney Summer Series, bringing the year’s biggest musical parties and the world’s biggest artists under the stars in Sydney’s Domain throughout January this year.

To launch the series, Sydney welcomes the biggest icons of disco, together for the first time in what is sure to become the most talked-about concert line-up of the summer.

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Jacksons, featuring original members Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon will lead the charge, playing the hits that started a dynasty including ‘Can You Feel It’, ‘Blame It On The Boogie’, ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘ABC’ and many more.

Kool & the Gang will keep the astounding playlist pumping with hits from throughout their five-decade career including ‘Celebration’, ‘Cherish’ and ‘Jungle Boogie’ while three-time Grammy winners The Pointer Sisters will bring their swag of party-starters including ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Jump (For My Love)’, ‘Neutron Dance’, ‘Slow Hand’ and ‘Fire’ to delight generations of fans.

Village People, led by founding member Victor Willis will show why they are the kings of disco with their smash hits including ‘Macho Man’, ‘YMCA’, ‘In The Navy’, ‘Go West and ‘Can’t Stop the Music’.  

Sister Sledge will bring the party with ‘We Are Family’ and ‘Lost In Music’ and ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’, and Sounds of the Supremeswill open the party, bringing the inspiration of disco to the stage with their greatest hits of the 60s and 70s.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the kings and queens of disco together for one magic night under the stars.

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James

MJR in Association with Solo and Vector Presents

After selling out their first ever trip to Australia in 2016, James are preparing for a triumphant return in 2018 with their ‘Living in Extraordinary Times Tour’. This time the band are sporting a brand-new album ‘Living in Extraordinary Times” as well as all their swag of British classics.

James’ 1993 hit ‘Laid’ became the soundtrack to early 90s alternative radio before finding a second life through its use in teen hit American Pie films. James had already had a decade of hits by the time Laid arrived, having risen from Manchester’s legendary Factory Records scene into one of the biggest UK bands in the world by the dawn of the 90s. With alternative hits in Australia including Laid, Sit Down, Sound, Getting Away With It (All Messed Up), She’s a Star and Just Like Fred Astaire, and selling over 25 million records worldwide, the band were triple j staples for over fifteen years, yet took nearly three decades to hit Australian shores.

2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially and critically successful album for nearly twenty years, which came close to knocking Adele’s 25 off the prized number 1 spot of the UK album chart.

With sell out shows, great reviews and mad fans, some travelling across Australia to ensure they didn’t miss a single show, a return visit was inevitable.

‘Looking forward to playing to the boys and the girls at the end of the world again (from our corner of the world). if you enjoyed our last trip, evangelize this one to your friends, and we can make this a regular liaison,’ said Tim Booth.

“The vibe in every room was just electric and every night was different to the last. We can’t wait to get back there and do it all again, this time with our ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’ record.” said Jim Glennie.

The album seems to touch upon contemporary fissures in society, with Tim Booth commenting: “We knew something was up when Leicester city won the league then Brexit, then Trump. It is as if we’d slipped into an alternate reality, a Philip K Dick reality. We are living in extraordinary times.”

The tour will visit Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth as well as taking James to Adelaide for the very first time.

“Sometimes rounds off James’s first ever Australian gig and there wouldn’t be many in the audience who didn’t feel privileged to be there.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“As the band left the stage for the final time, they promised not to wait 35 years next time. Let’s hope they hold true to their word.” – Scenestr

“Australia has really been missing out. It’s taken 34 years for Manchester alt-rockers James to visit Australia, but they made it worth the wait.” – The West Australian

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Beth Hart

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DIANA ANAID

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, 2018 International Blues Award Instrumentalist / Vocalist and 2017 European Blues Awards For Best Female Vocalist Beth Hart returns to Australia this February for a special run of shows around the country.

No stranger to our shores, Hart is a regular visitor to Bluesfest and has a loyal following both here and across the ditch in New Zealand where her first international single ‘LA Song (Out of This Town)’ went all the way to #1.

Having sold out her biggest UK concert at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, Beth Hart has also played London’s Union Chapel, Jools Holland’s legendary annual Hootenanny and Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium as part of an international run. Introducing the world to her latest solo record Fire on the Floor and her recent collaboration with Joe Bonamassa ‘Black Coffee’.

Beth Hart Australian tour will hit Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane,Sydney and Melbourne.

“Beth Hart has a blues-rock voice so ballsy, it could pin you to the wall.” – The Times

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BRISBANE & ADELAIDE SOLD OUT!
ONLY A HANDFUL OF TICKETS LEFT !

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Elaine Paige

MJR by Arrangement with Neil O’Brien Entertainment Presents

THE FAREWELL TOUR!

LAST CHANCE TO SEE BRITAIN’S FIRST LADY OF MUSICAL THEATRE IN CONCERT!

Britain’s first lady of musical theatre Elaine Paige has announced an 8-date series of concerts downunder this October, which will see her perform songs from her illustrious career alongside an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters.

This follows on from the huge success of Elaine’s last series of concerts in the UK in 2016 and 2017, which had audiences and critics alike rising to their feet in praise.

Elaine said: “I’m so excited about taking this concert to more venues across the globe. It allows me to do something completely different celebrating songwriters I love such as Harry Nilsson, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Lennon & McCartney, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber … the list goes on… as well as many of my hits such as ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ and of course my signature ‘Memory’.  This music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine.  And it’s the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way.”

Elaine has performed live in concert all over the world and as a recording artist has worked with legendary producers such as Tony ViscontiDennis Lambert, Peter Matz, & Phil Ramone amongst others and has released 22 solo albums (4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold,) been featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess.)

As a musical theatre performer Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical.  She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday, now approaching its 15th year on air, which is devoted to musical theatre and film music, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5 million listeners each week across the UK.

“an exceptional show that represents both a carefully formulated evening’s entertainment and a genuine labour of love” musicaltheatrereview.com

“a vocally remarkable and almost effortless performance … had the audience rising to their feet in rapturous applause” redbrick.me

“With her biggest hit Memory from Cats and With One Look from Sunset Boulevard as part of the set list, it’s a moment you don’t want to miss.” ManchestersFinest

“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the lady who has quite rightly been given the epithet ‘First Lady Of Musical Theatre’ in an intimate, informal concert of epic proportion! A thousand times ‘bravo!” North West End

“The night as a whole was sensational, and it was an honour to witness musical theatre royalty doing what she does best.” Grapevine

Twitter: @elaine_paige

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elainepaigeofficial

Websitewww.elainepaige.com

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ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

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Engelbert Humperdinck – the legendary live entertainer – has announced his eagerly anticipated return down under, with ‘The Man I Want To Be Tour,’ set to land in theatres around Australia and New Zealand in March 2019.

Returning for the first time since his sold out run in 2015, Engelbert will be performing in iconic theatres around the country, from Sydney’s State Theatre to Melbourne’s Palais, showcasing music from his latest record “50”, as well seminal hits like “Quando Quando Quando”, “Release Me”, “A Man Without Love”, “The Last Waltz” and “Am I That Easy To Forget”.

Despite growing up extraordinarily shy and the youngest of ten children, Engelbert Humperdinck skyrocketed to fame in 1967, after his single ‘Release Me’ famously blocked The Beatles from a scoring the number one chart position with their new track ‘Penny Lane’. Following on from 50 weeks in the UK charts, the Leicester based entertainer continued his meteoric rise to fame, becoming a sex symbol to women across the globe and delivering one of the most iconic voices of his generation.

With a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert amassed 64 Gold albums, 35 Platinum records, four Grammy nominations, a Gold Globe and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times, for several presidents, alongside music legends like Ray Charles, Tom Jones and Dean Martin and remains one of few musicians alive today, able to have called Elvis a close friend.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend an intimate night with Engelbert.

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