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Live Lane

Sunday 19th November
Moorebeer Brewery, 35 Merrigal Road, Port Macquarie

LIVE LANE

PETE MURRAY, BUSBY MAROU, WILLIAM CRIGHTON

ROY ROSE, PAM HATA & CHRIS ROSE

SUN 19th NOVEMBER  

MOOREBEER BREWERY

PORT MACQUARIE NSW | 18+

TICKETS SELLING FAST

 PORT’S MUSIC SCENE GOES INDUSTRIAL

 

MJR Presents and Moore Beer are joining forces to transform Moorebeer’s Industrial setting into a live outdoor concert venue this November. The inaugural Live Lane Festival will see Australian music legend Pete Murray headline the event with Busby Marou, William Crighton and local musicians Roy Rose, Pam Hata and Chris Rose.

Pete Murray has three Australian No.1 albums and will be showcasing his newest release Camacho at the event. Busby Marou, a duo from Rockhampton and currently touring with Elton John, will be presenting their third and newest album Postcards From The Shell House, an ARIA #1 album. Amazing live music, local street food vendors and Moore Beer on tap, events like this are often seen in the laneways of Melbourne, the Live Lane Festival is certain to attract a large audience in Port Macquarie.

“It’s been quite a few years since we promoted Pete Murray here is Port Macquarie when he played to a sold out crowd. It’s great to finally have him coming back as we know he and Busby Marou are town favourites. To combine great music with street food and local beer in Port Macquarie’s Industrial Area will undoubtable create a unique event the likes this town has never seen before”. Scott Mesiti, MJR Presents.

LIVE LANE

Sunday 19th November – Doors Open 1pm

Outdoors At MooreBeer Brewing Company – Merrigal Road in Port Macquarie

 

  • 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 19th November 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.
  • IMPORTANT please ensure that you have joined the FACEBOOK event for any last minute event updates. CLICK HERE to join

 

BUSES

BOOK THE BUS VIA PORT BUSES:
We want you to get home safe.

SEE BUS ROUTES:
WEST
Telegraph Point
Oxley Highway @ King Creek Road, King Creek
Bain Park, Oxley Lane, Wauchope
Oxley Highway @ Stoney Creek Road
Oxley Highway @ Billabong Drive
John Oxley Drive, opposite King Fisher Drive

SOUTHERN
Bold Street, before Tunis Street, Laurieton
Post Office, Ocean Drive, Bonny Hills
Lake Cathie Health Centre, Ocean Drive, Lake Cathie
Ocean Drive @ Oxley Street, Lake Cathie
St Peters Primary School, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie

SOUTH
Lighthouse Holiday Village
Lighthouse Surf Club
Ocean Drive after Emerald Drive, Tacking Point (near Tavern)
Pacific Drive, before Shelley Beach Road, Shelley Beach (Sea Acres)
Pacific Drive @ Parklands Close
Pacific Drive, before Ocean Street, Flynn’s Beach

PORT
Gordon Street, after Grant Street
Glasshouse
Short Street, near Hayward Street Bus Stop
Gordon Street, after Gore Street
Oxley Highway @ Widderson Street
Oxley Highway, opposite Port Macquarie Race Club, Port Macquarie
Marian Drive, before Merrymen Way, Port Macquarie
Marian Drive, opposite Lincoln Gardens Retirement Village, Port Macquarie
Sherwood Road, before Tulloch Road, Port Macquarie

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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 lane way except in case of emergency.

 

I Love The 90’s

Due to international scheduling issues outside of our control, the ‘I Love The 90’s Tour: The Party Continues’  will no longer be visiting Australia or New Zealand in March 2018.

We’re extremely disappointed by this, however negotiations are currently taking place to reschedule the Australian and New Zealand legs of the tour. Refunds will be issued to all current ticketholders via their place of purchase, to ensure the minimum of inconvenience.

MJR by Association with UAA

Presents 
I Love the 90s Party Cont TLC - logo

I LOVE THE 90S RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA WITH NAUGHTY BY NATURE, BLACKSTREET, SISQO, MONTELL JORDAN AND MORE

This is how we do it Australia! The 90s are back with ‘I Love the 90s Tour: The Party Continues’ heading back downunder this March to Australia and New Zealand.

Following on from sellout shows across Australia earlier this year, a new line-up of the 90’s hottest acts is gonna make you sweat, bringing the best in hip hop, R&B and dance from Naughty by Nature (OPP, Hip Hop Hooray), Blackstreet (No Diggity), Sisqo (The Thong Song), Montell Jordan (This Is How We Do It), All 4 One (I Swear), Rob Base (It Takes Two), C&C Music Factory with Freedom Williams (Gonna Make You Sweat, Things That Make You Go Hmm) and Snap (The Power, Rhythm Is A Dancer).

The 90’s are well and truly alive and we’re going to live them again on this tour Australia! It takes two, plus you, and we have the party!” Said Rob Base.

Those who caught the original ‘I Love the 90s’ tour earlier this year will know exactly what to expect: a night full of fun, dancing and nostalgia celebrating the songs that defined a generation. With eight hitmakers playing across the night, ‘I Love the 90s: The Party Continues’ promises hit after hit after hit!

Australia! Let’s have a party! We couldn’t be more excited to head down under and get these parties well and truly started with you” said Blackstreet

Tickets for 2018’s biggest 90s party go on sale Friday September 29 from
www.mjrpresents.com

 

Squeeze

South London new-wave legends Squeeze are headed for Australia in 2018 for a run of not-to-be-missed shows. With hits like ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Tempted’ and ‘Up The Junction’, Squeeze will bring the soundtrack of the 70s and 80s into full focus with special guest punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Squeeze first formed in 1973, brought together by an ad in a sweetshop window. By 1977 they had made their recording debut and enjoyed a string of hits which lasted until 1982, the maturity of their songs outliving their initial burst of chart activity on the back of New Wave.

Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the Ivor Novello Award-winning act have been a consistent fixture of the UK and US music scenes over four decades, with recent activity including the critically acclaimed album soundtrack to the BBC sitcom ‘Cradle to Grave’ in 2015 and a triumphant return to Glastonbury in 2016.

Their first trip downunder since re-forming a decade ago, Squeeze have never been more vibrant, relevant and on point as they couple their pop sensibilities with poignant lyrics and a live show that’s not to be missed.

The line-up will feature founding member Glenn Tilbrook, long-standing touring members Stephen Large & Simon Hanson, and the new addition of bassist Yolanda Charles and Steve Smith on percussion.

Thursday 26th April
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

SOLD OUT!

Saturday 28th April
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Monday 30th April
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

 Tuesday 1st May
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

 

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

After visiting Australia for a series of sold out shows in 2013, LA three-piece Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have announced that they’ll once again return for a run of shows to showcase their much anticipated new album, expected in early 2018.

Presented by MJR Presents, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth where they’ll be performing a selection of new material as well as crowd favourites from the bands illustrious 19-year, seven album back catalogue, showing why they are one of the world’s most celebrated live bands.

‘Every time we’ve toured Australia something in some way has tried to kill me at one point or another, and always in new and somewhat inspired ways. So I have a great deal of respect for whatever cosmic forces are going on down there. It definitely keeps me on my toes though, which is all you really need to make rock’n’roll I guess.  Two good toes and a reason to keep tappin them.’

-Robert Levon Been / BRMC

Since their debut release in 2001, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have made a name for themselves on a global scale. By fusing together elements of the psych, space rock, noise-pop and classic rock and roll that weave themselves across five acclaimed studio albums, BRMC live shows have often been hailed as events rather than mere gigs; a dynamic showcase of dark, brooding rock mixed with an energetic show you can’t take your eyes off.

 

Monday 19th March
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Tuesday 20th March
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Thursday 22nd March
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Friday 23rd March
The Enmore, Sydney, NSW

Saturday 24th March
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC – SOLD OUT

 Sunday 25th March
The Corner, Melbourne, VIC

 

Texas

TEXAS ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

WATCH ‘I Don’t Want A Lover’

WATCH ‘Say What You Want’

 

With some of the 90s biggest anthems to their name, UK hitmakers Texas are heading to Australia this December for the first time in their 28-year career.

With a new album ‘Jump On Board’, including their new single ‘Let’s Work it Out’, the band continue to release pop classics nearly three decades after they first emerged on the scene with their seminal album ‘Southside’. The album became their first of three #1s and spawned four UK chart hits including the Australian top five smash ‘I Don’t Want a Lover’.

The band’s career soared to even greater heights in 1997 when ‘Say What You Want’ topped charts across the world, resulting in their album ‘White On Blonde’ hitting six times platinum in the UK, bringing their overall album sales to over 40 million across the world over their career.

With their iconic frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri out front, Texas will be bringing all their hits to Australia, the first time they’ve toured Australia in over a decade. With shows across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the tour brings one of the UKs most important live acts to Australia for a rare night of looking forward and looking back.

 

Wednesday 13th December
170 Russell, Melbourne VIC

Thursday 14th December
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Friday 15th December
Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Monday 18th December
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tuesday 19th December
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

PETE TONG

Wednesday 1st November
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Friday 3rd November
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC

MJR Presents is proud to announce that today, legendary DJ and iconic voice of BBC Radio 1 Pete Tong has announced two arena-sized shows for his upcoming Australian tour, with one-off performances at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena and Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl in November this year.

Following the release of the UK number one album ‘Classic House’ as well as a run of sold out shows in the UK, Pete Tong, along with conductor Jules Buckley and a 65-piece Orchestra will hit Australia for the first time this year, armed with their brand new show ‘Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics performed by The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley’.

Blending and re-working iconic anthems from the past 20 years of house and dance music with a full scale orchestra, ‘Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics performed by The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley’ is yet another bold, brilliant move from one of the most influential figures in dance music. With modern, live reworking’s of classic club anthems from Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Robert Miles and more, as well as a hand selected list of guests, Tong’s latest foray into arena shows promises to be a dance party like no other.

 The concept for the new show, which came into fruition in 2015 with the launch of BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, is a completely reworked performance for 2017. One part large-scale club show and one part stage performance, ‘Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics performed by The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley’ is a fresh and welcome change for fans of both classic house and modern dance music.

With its infectious, energetic brand of club music reworked by artistic director Chris Wheeler and The Heritage Orchestra, and the acclaimed conductor Jules Buckley at the helm, Pete Tong’s most recent show has already managed to captured the hearts of millions, with sold out shows around the UK, including the legendary The O2 London.

 

ABOUT PETE TONG

From London’s pirate station Radio Invicta to the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete Tong has held a commanding presence over the industry for more than two decades. His unique position has earned him a reputation as the global ambassador of dance music.  With an unparalleled ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation. While he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon.

ABOUT THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA

The Heritage Orchestra is the orchestra that rocks out arenas, messes with other people’s music, and keeps orchestral tradition in the cellar. Since 2004 this renegade ensemble has collaborated with Aphex Twin, Tim Minchin, The National, Ben Folds, Anna Calvi, and regularly performs on the world’s most renowned stages from the Sydney Opera House to the Royal Albert Hall.  They are unique in their use of sound, visual, and electronics, and they don’t play classical music; an approach that has defined them one of the most progressive and vibrant large ensembles around.

ABOUT CHRIS WHEELER


Chris Wheeler produces cutting-edge orchestral shows around the world working with artists such as Björk, Giorgio Moroder, Squarepusher, and Goldie. Chris’s understanding of modern production values incorporating new technology, visual art, sound design, and classical performance, fuels his fresh stance on orchestral performance.

ABOUT JULES BUCKLEY


Jules Buckley has made a name for himself as one of Europe’s most in-demand conductors of hip contemporary orchestral projects. Currently the Chief Conductor of Holland’s renowned Metropole Orkest and the Musical Director of the UK’s Heritage Orchestra, his daring approach to crossing and linking musical genres has brought him widespread acclaim. Buckley’s recent highlights include acclaimed collaborations with Gregory Porter, Tori Amos, Laura Mvula, Goldie, Markus Stockhausen, Michael Kiwanuka and UK house music duo Basement Jaxx and two Latin Grammy nominations.

 

SIA

Tuesday 5th  December
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ

  • One Seated Platinum ticket
  • Enjoy the exclusive 1.5 hour pre-show VIP function at the venue
  • Hot and cold canapes
  • Selection of beer, wine and soft drink (during pre-show function only)
  • DJ, photo booth and more!
  • Autographed, limited edition tour lithograph (numbered, exclusive to VIPs)
  • Exclusive tour merchandise item (design only available to VIPs)
  • Official VIP lounge Laminate
  • Pre-show merchandise shopping opportunity
  • On-site VIP host

 

  • One Floor Standing GA ticket to the show
  • Early Entry before the general public
  • Limited edition lithograph poster (limited, numbered)
  • Exclusive tour merchandise item (design only available to VIPs)
  • On-site VIP host and ticket pick-up

 

Sia announces talent-packed line-up for her Mt Smart Stadium show


Charli XCX, MØ and Theia

+ special guest Maddie Ziegler

 

She needs no introduction – and nor do the acts that Sia has revealed she will be sharing the stage with when she plays her first-ever New Zealand concert.

In her only live dates for 2017, Sia is bringing her NOSTALGIC FOR THE PRESENT TOUR to Australia and New Zealand this December – playing Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Tuesday, December 5.

Today, the global superstar announced that at her Auckland show, she will be supported by an epic, all-female line-up made up of some of the most exciting names in pop – Charli XCX, MØ and New Zealand’s very own rising star, Theia.

Special guest dancer and actress Maddie Ziegler, who has appeared in five of Sia’s music videos, including ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Elastic Heart’ – will also join the impressive line-up.

A multi-platinum artist, songwriter and international icon, Sia is undoubtedly one of the most influential and prolific artists in the world. She has collaborated with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce; and on her latest single ‘Dusk Till Dawn’, with ZAYN. She’s also penned songs for everyone from Rihanna and Kylie Minogue, to Katy Perry and Camila Cabello.

Although far too many to list, Sia’s hits include: ‘Chandelier’, ‘The Greatest’ (with Kendrick Lamar), ‘Titanium’ (with David Guetta), ‘Diamonds’ (with Rihanna) and ‘Wild Ones’ (With Flo Rida).

Charli XCX is an award-winning talent who has earned critical acclaim both as a singer and as a songwriter, carving out a formidable reputation on the global pop circuit. She got her big break in 2013 with the release of her major label debut album TRUE ROMANCE. In July this year she premiered her single called Boys’, along with a self-directed music video featuring an ensemble cast of male celebrities. It peaked at #2 on the Top 25 Youtube list receiving almost two millions views in under 24 hours. She joins the bill, having just played Lollapalooza.

Hailing from Denmark, released her debut album NO MYTHOLOGIES TO FOLLOW in 2014 – a unique blend of bedroom beats, soul-punk-electro-R&B and pop harmonies – to rave reviews. It featured the hit songs ‘Pilgrims’ and ‘Waste of Time’. She went onto to play sold-out shows around the world and also featured on Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s smash song, ‘Lean On’ the most-streamed song ever on Spotify. She’s currently putting the finishing touches to her eagerly-anticipated second album.

Theia burst onto the scene in 2016 with her debut single Roam’ which shot up Spotify charts around the world and received widespread Top 40 radio play, not only in her home country of New Zealand but across South East Asia. In 2017, she released and toured her debut self-titled EP THEIA to critical acclaim, containing the hit songs ‘Treat You’ and ‘Champagne Supernova’. Nominated as ‘Breakthrough Artist Of The Year’ at the George FM Awards, the Christchurch-born singer has just performed at the prestigious Music Matters Festival in Singapore.

Don’t miss your chance to see Sia live in New Zealand this December, alongside Charli XCX, MØ, Theia and special guest Maddie Ziegler – thanks to MJR Presents.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

TICKETS FROM nostalgicforthepresent.nz & www.ticketmaster.co.nz

 

The Selecter and The Beat

2 Tone legends The Selecter and The Beat are teaming up to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates in 2017 and have announced 7 co-headline shows at the beginning of 2018 in New Zealand and Australia. But wait there is more. Announced today and on sale is the opportunity to give fans a little extra for their shows. For $70 + Booking fees your VIP Packages include:

  • MEET & GREET / WATCH PART OF SOUNDCHECK
  • TOUR LAMINATE
  • SIGNED POSTER
  • BEER COOLER
  • You MUST have a ticket to go to the show. These are additional to entry!

2 Tone legends The Selecter and The Beat are teaming up to give fans a rare treat, hitting the road together for a number of dates in 2017 and have announced 7 co-headline shows at the beginning of 2018 in Australia and New Zealand.

Life-long friends, they are two of the main bands to come out of 2 Tone – a crucial musical and cultural movement of the late 70s combining ska and punk which is still as relevant today as it was over 30 years ago. Renowned for their energetic live shows, longevity has not diminished either band’s ability to put in a performance and get everyone in a room, or field, dancing. Don’t miss arguably two of the best live bands around playing full sets of their many hits, and more each night. Their recent UK tour started with just six shows before sell out after sell out saw the tour expand to nearly 40 shows including a night at London’s iconic Roundhouse.

 The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. Their latest album, Subculture, was mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty and released to critical acclaim in June 2015.

The Beat fronted by Ranking Roger released their spectacular fourth album Bounce (the first in over 30 years) in September 2016. The album shows off every gleaming aspect of one of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. Joining Roger in the revitalised band is his son Ranking Junior AKA Matthew Murphy a powerhouse MC who brings to the band an update on the toasting that made Ranking Roger such a pivotal part of the original Beat. The same energy that drove the hit singles of the 80s; Mirror In The Bathroom, Stand Down Margaret and Too Nice To Talk To – is here again on the new album.

Wednesday 24th January
Powerstation, Auckland, NZ

Thursday 25th January
Opera House, Wellington, NZ

Saturday 27th January
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday 28th January
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

NEW VENUE!!!

 Monday 29th January
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

 Wednesday 31st January
The Gov, Adelaide SA

 Thursday 1st February
Astor Theatre, Perth WA

 

The Stranglers – The Classic Collection

One of the UKs most important musical exports, The Stranglers announce their return to Australia and New Zealand in 2018 with their biggest tour in 30 years, ‘The Classic Collection’.

Taking twenty of their most popular tracks from their revered album classics, chart successes and fan favourites from across their 40-year history, The Stranglers prove their longevity and impact with tracks including Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Peaches, Strange Little Girl, 5 Minutes, No More Heroes and many more gracing the set list of this special event.

Co-inciding with the planned re-release of the entire Stranglers studio album catalogue from the period 1977-82, The Stranglers will enthral audiences with an exciting mix of material, all bearing the distinctive signature style of this most enduring of British bands; driving rhythms, anthemic melodies, quirky time signatures and occasional dark humour, held together by those trademark rumbling bass lines and swirling keyboards.

The Stranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to out-rock many on the live circuit, including much younger bands, and their large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new converts join the ranks. With record-breaking, sell-out shows including their 2016 Australian tour and festival appearances throughout the UK and the rest of the world, public demand to hear and see the group has never been so high; true testament to their considerable musical talent and the enduring quality of their songs.

The Stranglers continue to prove they are still a powerhouse live act, with fans in for a treat with the Australian return of an even bigger and bolder show from the inventors and ultimate purveyors of Brit-punk.

Friday 2nd February
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, NZ

Saturday 3rd February
Opera House, Wellington, NZ

Tuesday 6th February
The Forum, Melbourne VIC

Wednesday 7th February
The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD

Thursday 8th February
Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW

 Saturday 10th February
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA

Monday 12th February
Astor Theatre, Perth WA

 

Ocean Colour Scene

After visiting Australia for the first time in their quarter-century history in 2016, Britain’s Ocean Colour Scene are returning for another round of shows to satisfy fans who missed out on tickets for their first sell-out run.

The Ocean Colour Scene story is already the stuff of legend; a rip-roaring rock’n’folk odyssey set to a backdrop of pop culture at its very best. One of the leading lights of the 90s britpop wave, coming up through the live scene with contemporaries including Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene remain one of the biggest acts of the time still on the road today.

The band have notched up many memorable moments including 1996’s breakthrough hit ‘The Riverboat Song’, five UK top 10 selling albums, seventeen UK top 40 singles, multiple global tours with the likes of Paul Weller and the distinction of being the band that knocked Oasis’ “What’s the Story Morning Glory” album off its record breaking run at the top of the UK charts.

The band will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle and New Zealand across their downunder run this November.

Saturday 11th November
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sunday 12th November
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Tuesday 14th November
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Wednesday 15th November
Metropolis, Fremantle, WA

 Friday 17th November
170 Russell, Melbourne VIC

 Sunday 19th November
Opera House, Wellington, NZ

Monday 20th November
Powerstation, Auckland, NZ