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The Magic Numbers

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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

Date City Venue
21 Mar The Triffid
Brisbane, QLD
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22 Mar The Corner
Melbourne
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23 Mar The Factory Theatre
Sydney
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26 Mar The Gov
Adelaide, SA
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27 Mar Amplifier Capitol
Perth
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Live Lane

LIVE LANE

COG, OSAKA PUNCH, THE OMNIFIC

WHORES 4 PINOT, PALOMINO

+ 1 COMPETITION WINNER

Sunday 3rd March

Charles Sturt University Carpark, 7 Major Innes Rd

PORT MACQUARIE NSW | 18+

TICKETS ON SALE 16th October 10am

Port Macquarie’s most popular industrial festival, Live Lane, is back! Returning to put some kick back into your step, the one-day extravaganza is popping up in a new venue, and one of Australia’s biggest name rock bands is coming to headline.

As the sun set on last year’s sold out show with Pete Murray, Busby Marou and more, Port Macquarie music lovers have been waiting with anticipation to see a 2019 instalment.

At the top of this year’s bill are homegrown heroes Cog, who have made massive waves throughout their twenty-year career. Other acts on the bill are brutal pop music stalwarts Osaka Punch, prog rockers The Omnific and local favourites Whores 4 Pinot who are putting retirement on hold for one show. Up and comers Palomino also feature along with one lucky competition winner to be announce at a later date.

The Port Macquarie music community will love this carefully curated live music event, so whip out your diaries and make a date with the Live Lane Festival this coming March.

Tickets on sale Tuesday October 16th at 10 am. $49 plus booking fee pre-sale, $60 on the door.
18 +

  • Seating – This is an industrial style event. Seating is limited and there is a lot of concrete. You can bring a camp chair or small cushions to sit on but NO picnic rugs or lounge chairs etc as space is limited. We will also have limited seating available.
  • Is there shade? – Shade is also limited so please bring a hat and sunscreen
  • When does the music start and stop?– Gates open at 1pm on Sunday 3rd March with bands starting shortly after. The last band will finish at approximately 7:30pm.
  • Is this is a licensed 18+ event?– Yes, this event is fully licensed. You are not permitted to bring in your own alcohol or food. Food and drinks (including unopened bottle water) will be confiscated at the gate and not returned.
  • Will I need Photo ID? Yes, this event is fully licensed. You will be asked to show ID to enter (regardless of age). It is also handy to have incase there is an issue with your ticket scanning.
  • What if I get hungry?– There will be food vendors within the event, more details to follow but we recommend to bring some bucks for some great nosh.
  • What if I need money?– Food vendors will be cash only, the bars will work on cash and EFTPOS with limited cash out, but don’t rely on machines, bring some cash to be safe.
  • I’m concerned about safety, who or what will be there if I need help?– MJR Presents has full Public Liability insurance. There will be security there and also first aid to help anyone who is in need.
  • Can I leave the festival and comeback in?– Yes but we advise against it. You will also be subject to searches and possibly breathlysed upon re-entry.
  • How will weather affect the event?– Obviously we are hoping for great weather, and it generally will go ahead rain, hail or shine. We do have measures in place for bad weather. If the weather presents a safety concern we may re-schedule or cancel the event.
  • Are there toilets?– yes we will be providing toilets for patrons to use.
  • What CAN’T  I bring? no pets, no glass, no weapons, no picnic rugs, no food or drinks of any kind, patrons will be subjected to searches and anyone bringing in items prohibited may be refused entry.
  • Your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband upon entry. This wristband cannot be removed and given to another person. If you lose, remove or break your wristband you will be unable to get a replacement and you may be asked to leave.
  • Entry is at own risk. MJR Presents does not accept responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage sustained within or around the event.
  • MJR Presents maintains the right to cancel ticket purchases of any person/s whom they deem not suitable for this event.
  • Names on tickets are only used to verify proof of purchase should the ticket not scan.
  • Should your ticket not scan and you cannot prove purchase from an authorised ticket seller you will be refused entry.
    VIAGOGO or TICKETMASTER RESALE are NOT authorised sellers, do not purchase through them.
    We cannot verify ticket validity when purchased from third parties such as gumtree, ebay or facebook.
  • IMPORTANT please ensure that you have joined the FACEBOOK event for any last minute event updates. CLICK HERE to join

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This event is a licensed 18+ is an event.

  • All bags/containers will be subject to a full search
  • No refund, exchange or replacement of ticket after purchase.
  • We reserve the right to add/withdraw or substitute acts within the line up
  • The right of admission is reserved
  • Your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband upon entry. This wristband cannot be removed and given to another person. If you lose, remove or break your wristband you will be unable to get a replacement and you may be asked to leave.
  • Entry is at own risk. MJR Presents does not accept responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage sustained within or around the event.
  • This event is a licensed 18+ event, intoxicated persons may be refused entry or asked to leave.
  • Banned Items include: glass, drugs including synthetic drugs, weapons of any kind, pets, furniture, laser lights, fireworks, flammable liquids of any kind. Discovery of any such item will result in eviction and possible prosecution.
  • Confiscated items will not be returned to patrons.
  • Stage diving, crowd surfing and moshing are strictly prohibited.
  • Aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated and could result in eviction.
  • MJR Presents maintains the right to cancel ticket purchases of any person/s whom they deem not suitable for this event.
  • This event will run in all weather unless the safety of the artists and patrons are in danger. MJR Presents reserves the right to reschedule the event and change locations.
  • There is no vehicle access to the event except in case of emergency.

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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
3 Mar Charles Sturt University
Port Macquarie, NSW
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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.

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Date City Venue
Tour: Summer Series
12 Jan The Domain
Sydney
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13 Jan Sandstone Point Hotel
Sandstone Point, QLD
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15 Jan Gold Coast Convention Centre
Gold Coast
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16 Jan Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne
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18 Jan Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Adelaide
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19 Jan Sandalford Winery
Perth
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Sydney Summer Series

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SMOOTH FM & MJR Presents

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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SHOWS

Date City Venue
12 Jan The Domain
Sydney
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Flo Rida

NEW RESCHEDULED DATES

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of LOW

FLO RIDA ANNOUNCES ‘LOW’ ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF AUSTRALIA


A decade on from releasing one the world’s biggest hip hip hop anthems, US rapper Flo Ridais returning to Australia for the first time in five years to celebrate the 10thanniversary of iconic floor-filler ‘Low’.

Presented by MJR Presents, the ‘Low 10thAnniversary Tour’ will land in Australia in July, with two special shows in Melbourneand Brisbanewhere fans will be encouraged to ‘Get Low’, ‘Whistle’ and ‘Hola’ along with other iconic hits from the Florida rapper’s back catalogue.

“Looking forward to returning down under to party with Australian Family, it’s been too long ” Said Flo Rida ahead of his Australian tour.

Since breaking out of the gate just over a decade ago with the 7x platinum hit ‘Low (Feat. T-Pain)’– which spent 10 consecutive weeksatop the Billboard Hot 100– the Miami-based rapper has unleashed an undeniably amazing string of record-breaking, multi-platinum certified smashes, including ‘Club Can’t Handle Me (Feat. David Guetta)’, ‘Whistle’, ‘Good Feeling’ and ‘Wild Ones (Feat. Sia)”.

First appearing on Flo Rida’s debut album ‘Mail On Sunday’in 2008, ‘Low’ helped carve out a career path which has included more than seven multi-platinum singles, several #1 hits, sold out shows in America, Europe and Asia as well as collaborations with SiaDavid GuettaAkonT-PainPitbulland Australia’s own Jessica Mauboy

NEW RESCHEDULED DATES

 

Flo Rida at the Forum in Melbourne and Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane have had to be rescheduled until next year.

The shows will now be held at the Forum on Thursday 17th January 2019 and at Eatons Hill Hotel on Friday 18th January 2019

Official statement below:

“Originally set to kick off his Australian tour later this month, US Rapper FLO RIDA has today announced rescheduled dates for his upcoming shows.

Following the cancellation of his Sydney event last week, headline shows in both Brisbane and Melbourne have been moved to 2019, with current tickets still eligible for both shows.

Moore Sports, the promoters of the inaugural Australian edition of the winter themed festival, went into liquidation earlier last week, leaving a gap in the tour that was unable to be filled due to scheduling issues.

New dates for FLO RIDA’s Australia tour have been announced for weekend shows in both Brisbane and Melbourne.” 

Tickets purchased for both shows in July and August for Brisbane and Melbourne will be valid for the new dates.

For refund information please contact your point of purchase or if you would like to speak to MJR directly please email info@mjrpresents.com

TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
17 Jan The Forum
Melbourne, VIC
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18 Jan Eaton Hills Hotel
Brisbane, QLD
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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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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
20 Nov Astor Theatre
Perth
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Beth Hart

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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TOUR DATES

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Date City Venue
14 Feb Astor Theatre
Perth
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17 Feb The Gov
Adelaide, SA
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19 Feb The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD
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22 Feb Enmore
Sydney, NSW
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23 Feb The Forum
Melbourne, VIC
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Elaine Paige

MJR by Arrangement with Neil O’Brien Entertainment Presents

NEW DATES! 

Due to unexpected logistical issues here in Australia,  we have had to reschedule Elaine Paige’s October tour. Fortunately, she is still coming to Australia and New Zealand in January 2019. She will be performing at all of the same venues with the exception of Auckland which has had to be relocated to the Bruce Mason Centre. All current tickets remain valid for the new shows, however if you cannot make the new dates please contact your ticketing provider for a full refund.

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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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
19 Jan Michael Fowler Centre
Wellington, NZ
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21 Jan Isaac Theatre Royal
Christchurch, NZ
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22 Jan Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
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24 Jan State Theatre
Sydney
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26 Jan Hamer Hall
Melbourne
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29 Jan QPAC
Brisbane
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31 Jan Thebarton Theatre
Adelaide
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2 Feb Astor Theatre
Perth
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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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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
28 Feb Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
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2 Mar Isaac Theatre Royal
Christchurch
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4 Mar Opera House
Wellington
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6 Mar The Star
Gold Coast
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8 Mar State Theatre
Sydney
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9 Mar Palais Theatre
Melbourne
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11 Mar Riverside Theatre
Perth
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