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CONTROVERSIAL PERSONAL TRAINER JAMES SMITH ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER SPEAKING TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

Loud, crass and completely unapologetic; James Smith takes aim at influencers, fake fitness bloggers and dangerous health fads in his “Live and Uncensored” Tour.

Opinionated, blunt and often described as the ‘Gordon Ramsay of the fitness world’, personal trainer and self-proclaimed disrupter of the fitness industry James Smith is far removed from the squeaky clean, evenly rounded fitness models seen in instagram feeds around the world. He’s the blunt, no-BS media star turning the entire fitness world on its head, calling out liars and putting facts first, and now he’s heading around Australia to shed a light fitness truths and industry lies, alongside the release of his debut book ‘Not A Diet Book’, scheduled for January 2020.

With shows planned for Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, the British fitness star and author will walk audiences through his incredible journey so far, from door to door salesmen to becoming one of the world’s fastest growing and most controversial figures in fitness. He’ll also be shedding light on common misconceptions within the industry, from fitness fads to flat out lies; taking aim at instagram models promoting useless brands to paid partnerships, pseudo-science, narcissism and the hazards of spreading misinformation and selling a dream.

“Buzzing to announce my first ever events on Australian soil” Said James Smith “An evening with me won’t make you leaner or more muscular but it will empower you to make subtle changes to your life that will last with you forever. Anyone for a beer afterwards?

Before becoming famous for the brutally honest form of PT he’s known for today, James Smith – like almost 73% of Australians – struggled with body issues, and attempted to navigate the complex world of fitness both personally and for his clients. After years of frustration with the industry he has now become the number one disrupter of the multi-billion dollar industry that has been dishing out lies to unaware people for decades. James Smith made the decision to use his knowledge for good over commercial gain.

In his debut speaking tour – much like his renowned videos – James will give his unique take on health and fitness, providing simple advice designed to cut through wellness, myths and marketing and rely on fact and common sense.

Tickets for James Smith’s Australian speaking tour go on sale at 10:00am [AEDT]

Thursday 05 December via MJRpresents.com

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TOUR DATES

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4 Feb The Corner
Melbourne
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5 Feb The Corner
Melbourne
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6 Feb The Triffid
Brisbane, QLD
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7 Feb The Metro
Sydney, NSW
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9 Feb Freo Social
Fremantle
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ELVANA

‘ELVIS-THEMED’ NIRVANA TRIBUTE ACT ‘ELVANA’ ANNOUNCE DEBUT AUSTRALIAN TOUR TO GET YOU ALL SHOOK UP!

The King Is Back, and he’s playing grunge!

Fresh from sell out shows at The O2, Albert Hall and main-stage appearances at both the legendary Download Festival and the iconic Glastonbury Festival, the world’s best – and only – Elvis Themed Nirvana tribute act ‘ELVANA’ have today announced their debut Australian tour.

From Seattle to Mississippi, to the bowels of Disgraceland, ELVANA’s Australian tour is set to raise music icons from the dead; rock & Roll will finally collide with grunge and the 1950’s will well and truly come alive as Elvis replaces Kurt and Nirvana get a front man wrapped head to toe in red leather and blue sequins.

What started as little more than a joke, with four friends from North-East England forming an Elvis fronted Nirvana tribute act for a fancy dress party, has now snowballed into a completely unique live experience that has taken the world by storm. Comprising of Elvis,Danny Cobain, Rob Novoselic and Bobby Grohl, ELVANA takes audiences on a journey through Nirvana’s catalogue whilst splicing in grunged up sections of the king of Rock & Roll finest moments, culminating in an audible orgasm of overdrive old school Rockabilly. It smells like teen spirit, tastes like fools gold and sounds like nothing you’ve heard before!

“Ladies and gentleman of Australiashire! You are about to witness something you’ve never ever seen before… In a good way! We couldn’t be any more excited to bring our lil’ show down under and boy are we gonna have one hell of a time!? Come as you are, mate”Said Elvana frontman “Elvis.

The world has seen Nudist Priest (a hairy, naked version of Judas Priest), they tolerated Tragedy, the all- metal Bee Gees tribute act and smiled politely at the concept of Okilly Dokilly, a Ned Flanders themed band, but fans of rock & roll haven’t yet experienced the polished (but intensely sweaty) live performance of ELVANA; a journey through Nirvana’s catalogue with the addition of grunged-up sections of Elvisí finest moments, culminating in a mega mash-up of hits from two of the world’s most acclaimed acts.

Kicking off in Perth in May 2020, ELVANA are set to get Australian audiences All Shook Up, as they take their unique blend of 1950’s inspired grunge-rock antics around the country for the very first time, with shows planned for Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Tickets for Elvana’s debut Australian tour go on sale at 10:00AM [AEDT]  Friday 06 December via Mjrpresents.com

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TOUR DATES

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25 May Astor Theatre
Perth
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26 May The Triffid
Brisbane, QLD
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28 May The Gov
Adelaide, SA
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29 May 170 Russell
Melbourne, VIC
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30 May Max Watts Sydney
Moore Park, NSW
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One Love Presents – Sean Paul & Shaggy


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With the inaugural Australian-edition of ‘One Love Festival’ selling out three months in advance, headliners Sean Paul and Shaggy have announced that they’ll now be heading out on a national tour of Australia next February!

Supported by American, Reggae-pop star Josh Wawa White, the Jamaican dancehall legend Sean Paul and ‘Mr. Boombastic’ himself, Shaggy will be taking their tour around Australia, with arena-sized shows planned for Melbourne at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Perth’s Convention Centre, making it the duo’s largest Australian tour ever.

“Australia, it’s been far too long since I’ve had the chance to perform in your wonderful country” Said headlining act Sean Paul. “I was beyond excited to know that I was heading to the Gold Coast for One Love Festival. Knowing I now get to visit Sydney, Melbourne and Perth is the icing on the cake! Shaggy and me – we can’t wait to party with you all!”

Having both sold out their previous Australian tours, Shaggy – the dancehall/hip- hop/reggae artist behind such notable hits as ‘It Wasn’t Me’, ‘Boombastic’, ‘Luv Me, Luv Me’ and ‘Angel’ – and Sean Paul – the Jamaican rapper that reached global popularity with hits like ‘Temperature’, ‘Get Busy’ and ‘No Lie’ and hit collaborations with Beyonce, Simple Plan, Clean Bandit and Sia continue to prove the world’s obsession with international dancehall.

Don’t miss your chance to see two of the biggest names in reggae / dancehall on stage together for the first and possibly only time ever this February!

 

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29 Jan Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne
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31 Jan Hordern Pavillion
Sydney
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2 Feb Perth Convention Centre
Perth
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Creed Bratton

‘THE OFFICE’ STAR CREED BRATTON
ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN VARIETY SHOW TOUR FOR 2020

He’s coming in February. That’s really, really good timing.

Having been performing solo shows for over a decade, Creed Bratton, who played an over the top version of himself, as the mysterious, quality-assurance director that smells like mung-beans, lives for scuba diving and can’t tell the difference between an apple and a potato, is finally heading to Australia with his live show next year.

Set to hit Australian shores in February 2020, Creed’s variety show – which includes live music, stand-up comedic and untold stories from both his life and time on ‘The Office’ – will land in capital cities around Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. While many will know Creed Bratton as the mysterious, eccentric and hilarious character from the hit TV series ‘The Office’ (US) and for roles in comedic hits like The Mask, the US comedian is also an established musician, with a career in music that spans nearly five decades.

As lead guitarist for legendary American rock group the Grass Roots, Creed played on the band’s first four albums, shaping their folk rock/psychedelic pop sounds, before breaking away in the 1970’s to pursue a solo career and comedic work.
“Since I first came up with the idea for this variety tour a few years ago” Said Creed Bratton “I’ve always wanted to head Down Under and perform it for Australian audiences. I couldn’t be happier to announce that I’m finally making my way there this coming February.”

In addition to live music from Bratton’s longstanding career, the live show will also include annecdotes from Creeds time on set of ‘The Office’ as well as the highs and lows of a careers that has to be heard about first-hand to be believed.

Tickets on sale 10:00am AEDT on Tuesday 22 October via MJRpresents.com

‘The Office’ has been off the air for five years, but Bratton stills packs clubs wherever he goes with rabid fans of the cult show – Rolling Stone

“There’s more to Creed Bratton than strangler jokes” – Consequence of Sound

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14 Feb The Corner
Melbourne
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15 Feb The Factory Theatre
Sydney
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16 Feb The Triffid
Brisbane, QLD
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18 Feb The Basement
Canberra
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19 Feb Freo Social
Fremantle
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Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival

EVENT POSTPONED TO SAT 22ND FEB

Due to the unprecedented bushfire conditions we are saddened to announce the Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival has been postponed for 2019 and has a NEW DATE of Saturday 22nd February 2020. 

We were hoping the fires would be out by now and we’d all be shouting our legendary Fire Fighters a beer at the festival this weekend. But, with this week’s weather predictions and personally knowing so many affected it’s hard to promote an event when you know so many of your community are hurting. We want to push back the festival to February to give the town enough time to recover and focus on doing our bit to help in the mean time. We apologise to any of those who may be put out but hope you can understand under the circumstances.

All current ticket previously purchased will remain valid for February 22nd event. Anyone that can not make the newly scheduled date can receive a full refund. Ticketek will email you shortly about your options.

Tickets for the new date are online now and available for purchase.

 

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Having recently announced its eagerly anticipated return – after a brief hiatus in 2017 – the beloved Port
Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival has officially served up its first round of live music acts for 2019. Taking to the stage from 2:00pm until the event calls for ‘last drinks’ at 7:30pm is Hunter Valley based artist William Crighton, who’s heartfelt indie-folk has been developing a major following around Australia. Performing alongside William Crighton is blues and roots local Mitch King, Jangle-pop 5-piece
The Butlers, Barrell House and east coast shredder Minnie Marks.

In addition to a smorgasbord of amazing live and local music, the festival will also be armed with some of Australia’s best Beer and Cider makers, including Currumbin Water’s Balter Brewing, Byron Bay legends Stone &Wood, Wicked Elf, Capital Brewing Co, Franks Cider and plenty more.

Set with the serene Hastings River as backdrop, the event will be held Saturday November 16, showcasing a spectacular and diverse range of brews. More than fifty different beers and ciders are set to be represented, from a selection of the finest brewers both locally and Australian-wide.

This year’s festival will also see the return of the ever popular Mid North Coast Beer Keg Toss with the return of previous champions hoping to retain their title. This, our nod to the long tradition of the Highland Games, the Beer Keg Toss relies on a combination of technique, timing and pure power to succeed. Festival organisers are looking for the best male and best female to take out $600 in cash and prizes. Competitors should register early to avoid disappointment via the website. Qualifying heats will be run throughout the day and the penultimate final will decide the winner.

The family event will feature the regions very best gourmet food market stalls, games and live music. The games area will be bursting with activities to keep kids of all ages entertained with a jumping castle, Bocce set up, giant Jenga play, plus lots more.

We also have something a little special just for the ladies.

A special bus timetable will ensure attendees can enjoy the afternoon of tastings without having to worry about driving home.

The Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival will kick off at 1pm and go through until 7:30pm.

For more information along with special event bus timetables, head to the website: www.portmacbeerandciderfestival.com

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22 Feb Westport Park
Port Macquarie, NSW
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One Love

SHAGGY AND SEAN PAUL
LEAD MASSIVE REGGAE LINE-UP AS ‘ONE LOVE FESTIVAL’ ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL AUSTRALIA EVENT

The temperature is officially set to rise in Australia this coming February, as one of New Zealand’s largest music festivals ‘One Love Festival’ announces plans to head across the ditch for the first time in 2020.

Headlined by Jamaican dancehall legend Sean Paul and Mr. Boombastic himself, Shaggy, the iconic reggae and dancehall festival will bring together OGs of reggae Toots and the Maytals, Polynesian legends FIJI and New Zealand headliners Sons of Zion for the first time for Australian audiences.

1814, Third World, Lion Rezz, PAUA and One Love DJ’s will also provide support, as the festival lands at Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast on Saturday 01 February, 2020.

Australia, it’s been far too long since I’ve had the chance to perform in your wonderful countrySaid headlining act Sean Paul. “I can’t think of a better reason to get back down under, than to perform on the Gold Coast with a line-up stacked with amazing artists at One Love Festival 2020!” 

Having sold out the past four years in a row in its hometown of Tauranga in New Zealand, One Love Festival has made its first international step, with the announcement of its first date in Australia set for 2020.

Buy your ticket to One Love in the first 24 hours and receive a free (buyer pays postage) T-shirt via redemption. Once you purchase your ticket, you will get a unique link sent to you via email shortly after. Clicking on this link will take you to a ticketek site to select your shirt size, enter your address and pay for postage! One shirt per ticket! This link will expire at 5pm Friday 20th of September, so don’t delay! Orders will be filled shortly after the 20th.

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1 Feb Broadwater Parklands
Gold Coast
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Squeeze

SQUEEZE – 2020 Australia and New Zealand Tour Cancelled

MJR Presents, the promoters of SQUEEZE, regret to advise the February tour has been cancelled.

Statement from the band:”It is with great regret that due to unforeseen scheduling issues, Squeeze have had to cancel their upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand. The band love coming to Australia and New Zealand and look forward to coming back sometime in the future. Meanwhile, please contact the place of ticket purchase for a refund.”

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Alternatively, you can contact your point of purchase for more information.

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TOUR DATES

Date City Venue
7 Feb Auckland Town Hall
Auckland
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8 Feb Isaac Theatre Royal
Christchurch, NZ
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9 Feb Opera House
Wellington
Cancelled
12 Feb The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD
Cancelled
14 Feb Athenaeum Theatre
Melbourne
Cancelled
15 Feb State Theatre
Sydney
Cancelled
17 Feb Dunstan Playhouse
Adelaide
Cancelled
18 Feb Astor Theatre
Perth
Cancelled

Midge Ure

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Scottish New-Wave artist Midge Ure has today announced his Australian return tour, set to bring the sound of 1980, down under in 2020.

Previously in Australia for a quick, limited run of sold-out acoustic shows in 2015, Midge Ure returns to Australian shores in 2020 with a full band, a fuller sound and a brand new tour focusing on iconic hits from acclaimed album ‘Vienna’.

Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in nearly 40 years that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety in Australia. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live by the man who was one of the  creative forces behind the project.

With shows confirmed for Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, crowds around the country will finally have a chance at seeing Midge Ure’s back catalogue, which includes ‘Fade To Grey’, ‘Vienna’, ‘Dancing With Tears in My Eyes’ and ‘Yellow Pearl’, which was written with Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott.

Australians always embraced musical experimentation and change and certainly took Ultravox and Visage to their hearts” Said Midge Ure. “I remember filming the acceptance speech for the single of the year Brit award for Vienna in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during an Ultravox tour. I’m looking forward to coming back to celebrate that innovative and creative period.”

At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about to change forever. The guitar-driven dominance that had propelled rock and punk throughout the decade was about to end, as synthesizers signalled the sound of the future and video transformed the look of the pop charts. The 1980s were about to explode into life and nothing would be the same again.

At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records that set the template for much of what was to follow. Visage’s single ‘Fade To Grey’ from the band’s debut eponymous album and Ultravox’s single ‘Vienna’ from the album of the same name were global hits that shared the same stark ambience, European aesthetic and electronic heart. The albums that birthed those landmark singles expanded that sonic palette even further and brought the art-school alternative into the very centre of the mainstream.

Both records were co-written, recorded and produced by one of the leading characters in British music, Midge Ure, and not only transformed the charts around the globe but his life in the process.

Don’t miss your chance to see Scottish New Wave icon Midge Ure during his 2020 Australian tour.


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11 Mar The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD
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13 Mar The Forum
Melbourne, VIC
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14 Mar The Metro
Sydney, NSW
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17 Mar The Gov
Adelaide, SA
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18 Mar Astor Theatre
Perth
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Halestorm with Special Guest Villainy

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Hard rock juggernaut HALESTORM are delighted to announce plans for their December 2019 Australian headline tour, presented by MJR Presents by arrangement with UTA. Recently in Australia for the second annual Download Festival Australia, they will return down under with special guests Villainy to bring the ruckus!

Wall of Sound saw Halestorm at Download Festival Australia and proclaimed that “The four-piece from Pennsylvania brought the mayhem to Australia. Horns up were demanded by the self-described crazy chick on stage, with fans responding accordingly.” and The Guardian praised the Download Festival show and Hale in particular, saying “Few voices in rock are as dynamic as Lzzy Hale’s. Her range takes lesser bands to the cleaners and then tosses them roadside from a 1972 Pontiac.

Since their inception in 1998, Halestorm have toured extensively with a diverse variety of artists, including Eric Church, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top and Evanescence. They’ve played around 2,500 dates around the world to date, and performed at festivals like Taste of Chaos and Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The band scored a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2013, and Lzzy was named the “Dimebag Darrell Shredder of the Year” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2016. Both Halestorm and The Strange Case of… were certified Gold, further evidencing Halestorm’s massively supportive fanbase.

Halestorm have also made history:  “Love Bites (So Do I),” the hit single from The Strange Case of…ascended to No. 1 at Active Rock radio in the U.S., making Halestorm the first-ever female-fronted group to earn the top spot on the format.

 

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TOUR DATES

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6 Dec Enmore
Sydney, NSW
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7 Dec The Tivoli
Brisbane, QLD
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9 Dec The Gov
Adelaide, SA
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10 Dec The Forum
Melbourne, VIC
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