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Creed Bratton

CREED BRATTON – RESCHEDULED DATES
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He’s coming in October . That’s still really, really good timing.

While the world has been confined to their homes, social distancing and writing fake, COVID-19 inspired episodes of The Office, Creed Bratton, his management and promoters have been looking for new Australian and New Zealand tour dates to ensure fans are still able to see Creed’s variety show tour.

The original tour dates for Creed Bratton’s upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour, which can no longer take place due to restrictions placed on travel and public gathering in Australia, have now been shuffled to October 2021.

Having been performing solo shows for over 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, will now be landing in Australia next year.

Set to hit Australian shores in March 2021, 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.

“Even though I’ve been told I may not get to bring back a pet duck billed platypus, I’m still very excited about coming to Australia for my first tour there” Said Creed Bratton

In addition to live music from Bratton’s longstanding career, the live show will also include anecdotes 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.

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‘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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TOUR DATES

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14 Oct The Triffid
Brisbane, QLD
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15 Oct The Corner
Melbourne
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16 Oct The Factory Theatre
Sydney
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18 Oct Fiction
Canberra
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19 Oct 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 2020. 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 Feb 22, 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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Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 Kids): $75 + BF

Family Pass (2 Adults and 3 Kids): $85 + BF

Ticket and bus package information also available on our website

www.portmacbeerandciderfestival.com

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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.

One Love website – bit.ly/2ZstZZa

#OneLoveAus2020

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Hans Zimmer

After selling out several arenas during his previous tour, Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer has today announced his hugely anticipated return to Australia, with his follow up ‘Hans Zimmer Live’.

Having previously wowed audiences around the world in 2017, during his ‘Hans Zimmer Revealed’ tour, the iconic composer will return to the stage in 2019 for three massive shows in Australia, hitting Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, The Entertainment Center in Brisbane and the prestigious Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Performing a concert series like ‘Hans Zimmer Revealed’ was something I always wanted to do in Australia and I’m thrilled that I got to do that in 2017”. Said Hans ZimmerI’m now beyond excited that I’m able to do it all again in 2019, with a new show, and the help of some very talented friends. We’re looking forward to seeing you again soon Australia!”

Hans Zimmer Live’ is a multi-layered experience for concertgoers and a must-see concert event, which takes audiences through the back-catalog of one of cinema’s most inventive minds and most celebrated composers.

With a career that spans several decades, and a resume that includes The Dark Knight trilogy, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception, Blue Planet II, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Simpsons Movie, Pirates of The Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code, Black Hawk Down and The Lion King, there remains few areas of cinema untouched by Zimmer’s musical genius.

Combining stunning visuals, an expansive lightshow and music from cinematic masterpieces of the past several decades, ‘Hans Zimmer Live’ is an experience not to be missed.

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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.”

REFUNDS

Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full and patrons do not need to take any action. Patrons should allow up to 15 working days for the refund to appear in their account.

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

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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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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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Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY

‘DISTANT WORLDS’ TAKES THE MUSIC OF ‘FINAL FANTASY’ TO MELBOURNE FOR ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW

MJR Presents is proud to announce the eagerly anticipated return of Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY to Australia in 2019.

Following on from a sell-out show at Sydney’s ICC Theatre in 2017, Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY will make its return appearance down under in August, for a special one-off, show at the Melbourne Arena; marking Distant Worlds premiere performance in Melbourne!

Originally launched in conjunction with the twentieth anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, the brand new, completely revamped live show will feature music from one of the most popular video game series of all time! This concert will include a special tribute to the original FINAL FANTASY VII, featuring special guest Yoko Shimomura, composer of FINAL FANTASY XV, in attendance.

GRAMMY®-winning conductor Arnie Roth will lead the 100-piece ‘Distant World Philharmonic and Chorus in a breathtaking performance of the beloved music of Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura, and others, in front of spectacular HD video direct from game developer SQUARE ENIX.

The multimedia experience, which places stirring screen images, stills and iconic scenes from the FINAL FANTASY series alongside the soaring emotions of a symphony orchestra and chorus is set to be Distant Worlds’ biggest show to date, and will perform just one show in Australia in 2019.

Tickets for ‘Distant Worlds: Music From FINAL FANTASY

go on sale at 10:00 AM on Friday 10 May

 

ABOUT COMPOSER NOBUO UEMATSU
Nobuo Uematsu is one of the most celebrated composers in the video game field. He has achieved global recognition for his work on the FINAL FANTASY series that has been performed by worldclass orchestras around the world. Nobuo Uematsu has been recognized as a major contributor in the increasing appreciation and awareness of video game music. A prime example is the “FINAL FANTASY VIII” theme song, “Eyes on Me,” which he composed and produced with Hong Kong pop star Faye Wong which went on to sell a record 400,000 copies.  It also won “Song of the Year (Western Music)” at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in 1999, which was the first time in history that music from a video game had attained this illustrious honor. The music from the game series has grown to such notoriety, Nobuo Uematsu was named as one of the “Innovators” in Time Magazine’s “Time 100:  the Next Wave Music ” feature.

ABOUT MUSIC DIRECTOR ARNIE ROTH
Music Director Arnie Roth is a Grammy-winning artist known for his work with performers including Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, Peter Cetera, and  Dennis DeYoung.  Roth has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the Czech National Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, the Detroit Symphony, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony. Roth is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and SQUARE ENIX as Music Director and Conductor of the “Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,”  “More Friends:  music from FINAL FANTASY,”  “VOICES:  music from FINAL FANTASY,” as well as his role as Music Director and Conductor of “ PLAY! A Video Game Symphony.”   He was the winner of the Best Score Award at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards for his score for the film Barbie™ as Rapunzel and was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for his original song “Shine” from the movie Barbie™ in The Twelve Dancing Princesses.  Roth has produced dozens of best selling CD’s.

For more information, visit www.awrmusic.com.  

ABOUT YOKO SHIMOMURA
Composer and pianist Yoko Shimomura joined Japanese video game production company Square in 1993 after graduating from Osaka Music School. Previous to her employment with Square, Yoko worked for Capcom, where she composed the majority of the score to the legendary fighting game Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Since that time, she has composed many well-known video game scores, including works for Front Mission, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Parasite Eve, Legend of Mana, and, most notably, the Kingdom Hearts series.

Shimomura made her debut as a Final Fantasy series music composer with Hataraku Chocobo, although her first major contribution to the series was the score for Final Fantasy XV, released in 2016. Yoko continues to work as a freelance composer for Square Enix and others, having now composed music from over 45 video games and counting. 

ABOUT FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide.

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Katherine Jenkins

 MULTI-AWARD WINNING SOPRANO KATHERINE JENKINS RESCHEDULES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES & HINTS AT NEW MUSIC COMING SOON

Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the past 25 years, who first came to public attention when she sang at Westminster Cathedral, honouring Pope John Paul II’s silver jubilee in 2003, will now land in Australia in May, for a short run of shows in some of the country’s most prestigious rooms, including; Sydney’s State Theatre, Melbourne’s Palais, Perth Concert Hall, Adelaide’s AEC and Brisbane’s newest venue, The Fortitude Music Hall.

Following on from the success of her debut album ‘Premiere’ which topped the classical charts for eight weeks in a row, making her the fastest-selling soprano of all time, Katherine Jenkins continued her meteoric rise to fame, with performances at the Rugby World Cup, at Buckingham Palace for The Queen, at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo and iconic venues including Wembley Stadium and The Sydney Opera House. Since becoming an international name, Katherine Jenkins has gone on to release 11 critically acclaimed studio albums, perform for the troops in Afghanistan, receive the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and numerous music awards, solidifying herself as one of the world’s most prolific crossover artists.

Tickets for Katherine Jenkins May 2020 Australian Tour are on sale now. 

 

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Apocalyptica

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Arguably one of the most unique and captivating metal bands on earth, Apocalyptica have today announced their anticipated return to Australian shores! Presented by MJR Presents, the four-piece cello outfit are returning to play the biggest rooms they have ever played in Australia.

Having previously sold out solo runs around Australia, and surprised fans on the 2015 Soundwave Festival tour, the Finnish ‘cello metal’ group will return to Australia in September, for two brand new shows at some of the country’s most prestigious halls; the iconic Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Hamer Hall and new kid on the block The Fortitude Music Hall.

The Finnish, cello-driven rock opus, who changed the landscape of both heavy and classical music for years to come with the release of their 1996 album “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos” have built a reputation for incredible live shows, which consistently blurs the line between metal, classical, theatre and rock-opera. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released it,  remastered with 3 bonus tracks on July 22, 2016. Added to this new version were brand new / never-before- released instrumental recordings of ‘Battery’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’ and ‘Seek &Destroy’.

After playing over 170 ‘Plays Metallica by Four Cellos’ concerts in more than 40 countries,
Apocalyptica went on to release seven critically acclaimed albums, selling over 6 million records worldwide.

Tickets for Apocalyptica’s Australian tour go on sale at 10:00am AEDT Monday 1st April, 2019,

Via MJRPresents.com.

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