Gig Guide

Check out where you can see HOTP’s clients – our gig guide includes what we are working on for our venue’s show dates, festival dates and our artist’s tour dates:

Note: Gig dates are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice, with start times listed as a guide only. Please check link in gig listing for up-to-date information.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Jon Stevens @ Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Jon Stevens @ Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre

Jon Stevens packs the best of the best into one special tour

The Noiseworks & INXS Collection National Tour

Jon Stevens is hitting the road with a show jam-packed full of hits, hits and more hits. The Noiseworks & INXS Collection tour will showcase the best of Noiseworks’ smash hits and Jon’s favourite INXS songs, tracks which earned him a whole new fan base from his time fronting the band. Every song on the setlist is a smash radio hit and guaranteed to have audiences on their feet from the outset.

For the acclaimed singer-songwriter, the inspiration for the tour came from his fans themselves. Having just come off of the sold-out run of the Red Hot Summer Tour, Jon and his band played only the hits from his time in Noiseworks and INXS… and audiences went wild. “You’ve got 10,000 people just going bananas when you are playing those songs,” he says. “It makes you realise you have to keep playing them. People want to hear Noiseworks and INXS. My job is to make sure everyone has the maximum best time possible.”

Jon Stevens hasn’t really stopped working – touring, writing or recording – since he first started out in the industry as a young musician. Fast forward to the early 1980s and with five mates Noiseworks smashed onto the Australian airwaves with singles such as No Lies, Love Somebody, Take Me Back, Touch and In My Youth to name a few.  They were the embodiment of what Aussie rock was and should be – hard-hitting, talented and they put on a bloody good show. Never one to rest on his laurels, Jon Stevens didn’t stop working when Noiseworks when on hiatus. He followed up with solo albums, multiple stints in stage productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar and earned world-wide acclaim taking centre stage with INXS. His next band – The Dead Daisies – stepped up that international reputation with the debut single Lock and Load written with and featuring the legendary Slash on guitar.

Over the years Jon always pulls out the Noiseworks classics on tour – the songs that get fans on their feet and rockin’. This tour is an exciting opportunity to also hear the great hits from INXS. “We have all grown up listening to those songs,” he says. “They are great songs and they should still be heard live. Andrew Farris came to one of our recent shows and told me I need to play more INXS songs. So, with his blessing, and the continual requests from fans, it is Noiseworks and INXS all the way. That is all you are going to hear, songs from your youth, and songs you grew up with – iconic songs from both bands.”

Whether touring with INXS, doing the festival circuit with Noiseworks, playing his own headline solo shows to packed houses, one thing has always been consistent with Jon, it is, and always will be, about the music. His hard work over the years has truly paid off, as Jon Stevens is considered one of the country’s premier artists and a legend on the live music scene.

Tickets to The Noiseworks & INXS Collection are on sale now.

For more information, please visit www.jonstevens.com

Nov
1
Fri
2019
The Angels @ 170 Russell
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two rock super forces head out on a massive They Who Rock national tour this November & December

Including special limited edition release 7” singles One Word & Marseilles

When it comes to two of the greatest rock bands in Australian music history, it doesn’t get much better than The Angels and the Baby Animals. Now, for the first time, these two legendary bands are joining forces and heading out on the road together for a massive They Who Rock national tour, making this the rock event not-to-miss in November and December 2019. To top it off, the bands have recorded their own versions of each other’s songs for a limited single release to celebrate the tour – with The Angels laying down the smash hit One Word, and the Baby Animals tracking the cult classic Marseilles.

No strangers to gracing each other’s stages, The Angels and the Baby Animals have been performing in each other’s periphery for decades. Most recently, they were on the same bill on a sell-out run of Red Hot Summer Tour dates that saw them rock the socks off of audiences around the country, so much so they were asked back by popular demand. It was evident that the time had come to head out on the road as a united force for a huge joint tour jam-packed with hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, One Word, Take A Long Line, Rush You, No Secrets and Early Warning to name a few.

The Angels need little introduction to rock music fans – they are what has made rock music great in Australia. Having recently celebrated four decades since the release of their seminal sophomore album Face to Face with a sold-out tour, their songs are part of the psyche of generations. Songs such as Dogs Are Talking, Marseilles, After The Rain and Be With You to name a few, their music speaks to young and old. With the dynamic musical partnership of highly respected guitarists Rick and John Brewster, bassist Sam Brewster, drummer Nick Norton and the incomparable vocal stylings of Dave Gleeson, The Angels are a powerhouse, rocking as hard as they ever have.

Baby Animals celebrated their first #1 album as their debut self-titled release reached the top spot on the ARIA Album Chart in 1992. Fast forward 27 years and Suze DeMarchi’s reputation as a fierce and inspiring front woman remains undiminished, her rapport with songwriting partner and guitarist Dave Leslie is as dynamic as ever. Baby Animals first emerged onto the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA awards in 1992 and their self-titled album was named in the 100 Best Australian Albums. Their second album Shaved and Dangerous reached #2 and their 2013 release This Is Not The End reached Top 20. The band features DeMarchi, Leslie and a revered rhythm section in drummer Mick Skelton and bassist Dario Bortolin.

For Rick Brewster, the tour and subsequent 7” single releases are an exciting prospect. “The Baby Animals are a fantastic band, always have been and I can’t wait to tour with them,” he says. “Dave Leslie is one of my all-time favourite guitarists and great to watch on stage. It was a lot of fun recording their song One Word, and I love their version of our song Marseilles.”

John Brewster is in agreement. “Personally, I regard Suze DeMarchi as one of the greatest front singers this country has ever known, I love the blues in her voice,” he says. “We have developed a great friendship with the band over the years and our whole band reckons they are great – it is going to be wonderful going out on the road with them. We might even have a surprise or two in store.”

Tickets to The Angels & Baby Animals They Who Rock tour are on sale now. The Angels’ version of One Word and the Baby Animals version of Marseilles are available now digitally through Bloodlines. A limited edition 7” vinyl single will be available for collectors to purchase at the shows.

The Angels - Baby Animals

Friday 1st November 2019
170 Russell, MELBOURNE VIC
www.170russell.com

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 8th November 2019
Doyalson RSL, DOLAYSON NSW
www.doylo.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Toronto Hotel, TORONTO NSW
www.torontohotel.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Saturday 16th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 30th November 2019
Metropolis, FREMANTLE WA
www.metropolisfremantle.com.au

Friday 6th December 2019
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Saturday 7th December 2019
Southport RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD
www.rslsouthport.com.au

Friday 13th December 2019
Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW
www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Saturday 14th December 2019
Metro Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
www.metrotheatre.com.au

For more information, please visit www.theangels.com.au & www.thebabyanimals.com

Nov
2
Sat
2019
One Electric Day @ Country Club Lawns
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

One Electric Day expands nationally in 2019 | John Farnham headlines across VIC, TAS, SA, NSW & QLD

Tickets on sale 10am AEST Thursday 6th June 2019

As it heads into its seventh year, one of Melbourne’s favourite one-day festivals, ONE ELECTRIC DAY, is going national. In an exciting coup for music-lovers, the all-Aussie rock festival, which has sold out annually since its inception, will be also heading to Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa in November and December this year. Headlined by the incomparable John Farnham with special guests James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows, and a special reformation by Southern Sons, these are shows that no music fan should miss.

ONE ELECTRIC DAY launched in Melbourne in 2013 and was a sell-out. In recent years, tickets have been snapped up within minutes of the show going on sale, making it one of the most highly anticipated music events on the Victorian calendar. Each year the 10,000-plus crowd rock out to some of the biggest names on the touring circuit today. Organised by the promoters who bring Australian audiences the revered Red Hot Summer Tour annually, ONE ELECTRIC DAY always bills the best of the best.

Promoter Duane McDonald says he is excited to expand ONE ELECTRIC DAY nationally in 2019. “There is always such a buzz around the Melbourne show,” he says. “It sells out very quickly in Werribee, and every year we get requests from interstate on when we will be bringing ONE ELECTRIC DAY further afield. This is such an exciting opportunity for us to share some of Australia’s best talent with audiences around Australia, and we are stoked to be launching the national ONE ELECTRIC DAY series with John Farnham. We expect audiences in Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa will embrace ONE ELECTRIC DAY the same way Victorian music-lovers have and help us make this an annual event in their towns! Let’s get rockin’.”

Considered one of the best male vocalists of all time – by both fans and fellow musicians – John Farnham has had an incredibly versatile career. His 1986 album Whispering Jack was the first record to sell over a million copies in Australia and its chart topping single You’re The Voice cemented the honey toned solo artist as ‘the voice’ of the country. Over the next several years he released hit after hit, including Pressure Down, Reasons, A Touch of Paradise, Age of Reason, Two Strong Hearts, Angels, Talk of The Town, Chain Reaction, Burn for You, Have A Little Faith (In Us) and That’s Freedom to name a few.

James Reyne has been treading the boards in the rock halls of Australian music for decades. From his time fronting the legendary Australian Crawl through to his successful solo career, James’ music is part of Australian history. As a prolific songwriter and strong vocalist, it’s no surprise that James has won accolade after accolade for his contribution to music. When Australian Crawl split in the mid-1980s, James embarked on a successful solo career. James Reye stands alone within an elite cluster of exclusive Australian performers. James will be performing Sydney, Werribee and Brisbane.

For lovers of great music, a concert experience with Jon Stevens is up there with the very best. From his Noiseworks days – and hits such as Welcome To The World, No Lies, Touch and Hot Chilli Woman – to fronting The Dead Daisies and INXS, he has made an indelible impact with his amazing vocals. Jon also has an incredible solo catalogue, his live shows are dynamic, high energy and will keep audiences on their feet. Jon’s current live show is packed full of hits and we are thrilled to have him return

Vanessa Amorosi’s recent return to the Australian stage has been embraced by audiences. Her debut album The Power (2000) demonstrated Vanessa was a force to reckon with – it notched up six nominations at the ARIA awards and saw her sing at the Sydney Olympics. It was the breakthrough Top 10 hit Absolutely Everybody that made her a household name, it stayed in the charts for six months, went certified double platinum and charted in Europe. In recent times Vanessa has returned to Australia with brand new music and is ready to unleash a full album of extraordinary material in late 2019. She has sold over two million records and is a force to be reckoned with!

The Black Sorrows are another legendary band on the 2019 line-up. With unforgettable hits such as Harley & Rose, Dear Children, The Chosen Ones, Never Let Me Go and Chained to the Wheel to Hold On To Me and New Craze, The Black Sorrows have sold more than a million albums worldwide, toured Europe (to sell-out shows) and won an ARIA for Best Band. Joe and his fantastic band will have audiences on their feet as he performs the hits that defined a generation. The Black Sorrows perform in Launceton and Barossa.

Reforming after 22-years, Southern Sons are back together for ONE ELECTRIC DAY. In the 1990s their ARIA-nominated debut self-titled album hit #5 on the charts and spawned smash hits Heart In Danger, Hold Me In Your Arms, Always & Forever and Waiting For That Train. They were one of the most loved bands of the 90s and all four members – Jack Jones, Virgil Donati, Geoff Cain and Peter Bowman – have banded back together for these special events.

Frontier Pre-Sale:  12pm AEST Tuesday 4th June – 12pm AEST Wednesday 5th June 2019 via www.frontiertouring.com.au Ticketmaster Pre-Sale: 12pm AEST Wednesday 5th June – 9am AEST Thursday 6th June 2019

General public tickets go on sale 10am AEST on Thursday 6th June 2019 through Ticketmaster.

One Electric Day

Saturday 2nd November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 9th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
The Domain, SYDNEY NSW
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

 Saturday 16th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Riverstage, BRISBANE QLD
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 24th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Werribee Park on the Great Lawn, WERRIBEE VIC
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 7th December 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.oneelectricday.com.au

The Angels @ Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two rock super forces head out on a massive They Who Rock national tour this November & December

Including special limited edition release 7” singles One Word & Marseilles

When it comes to two of the greatest rock bands in Australian music history, it doesn’t get much better than The Angels and the Baby Animals. Now, for the first time, these two legendary bands are joining forces and heading out on the road together for a massive They Who Rock national tour, making this the rock event not-to-miss in November and December 2019. To top it off, the bands have recorded their own versions of each other’s songs for a limited single release to celebrate the tour – with The Angels laying down the smash hit One Word, and the Baby Animals tracking the cult classic Marseilles.

No strangers to gracing each other’s stages, The Angels and the Baby Animals have been performing in each other’s periphery for decades. Most recently, they were on the same bill on a sell-out run of Red Hot Summer Tour dates that saw them rock the socks off of audiences around the country, so much so they were asked back by popular demand. It was evident that the time had come to head out on the road as a united force for a huge joint tour jam-packed with hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, One Word, Take A Long Line, Rush You, No Secrets and Early Warning to name a few.

The Angels need little introduction to rock music fans – they are what has made rock music great in Australia. Having recently celebrated four decades since the release of their seminal sophomore album Face to Face with a sold-out tour, their songs are part of the psyche of generations. Songs such as Dogs Are Talking, Marseilles, After The Rain and Be With You to name a few, their music speaks to young and old. With the dynamic musical partnership of highly respected guitarists Rick and John Brewster, bassist Sam Brewster, drummer Nick Norton and the incomparable vocal stylings of Dave Gleeson, The Angels are a powerhouse, rocking as hard as they ever have.

Baby Animals celebrated their first #1 album as their debut self-titled release reached the top spot on the ARIA Album Chart in 1992. Fast forward 27 years and Suze DeMarchi’s reputation as a fierce and inspiring front woman remains undiminished, her rapport with songwriting partner and guitarist Dave Leslie is as dynamic as ever. Baby Animals first emerged onto the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA awards in 1992 and their self-titled album was named in the 100 Best Australian Albums. Their second album Shaved and Dangerous reached #2 and their 2013 release This Is Not The End reached Top 20. The band features DeMarchi, Leslie and a revered rhythm section in drummer Mick Skelton and bassist Dario Bortolin.

For Rick Brewster, the tour and subsequent 7” single releases are an exciting prospect. “The Baby Animals are a fantastic band, always have been and I can’t wait to tour with them,” he says. “Dave Leslie is one of my all-time favourite guitarists and great to watch on stage. It was a lot of fun recording their song One Word, and I love their version of our song Marseilles.”

John Brewster is in agreement. “Personally, I regard Suze DeMarchi as one of the greatest front singers this country has ever known, I love the blues in her voice,” he says. “We have developed a great friendship with the band over the years and our whole band reckons they are great – it is going to be wonderful going out on the road with them. We might even have a surprise or two in store.”

Tickets to The Angels & Baby Animals They Who Rock tour are on sale now. The Angels’ version of One Word and the Baby Animals version of Marseilles are available now digitally through Bloodlines. A limited edition 7” vinyl single will be available for collectors to purchase at the shows.

The Angels - Baby Animals

Friday 1st November 2019
170 Russell, MELBOURNE VIC
www.170russell.com

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 8th November 2019
Doyalson RSL, DOLAYSON NSW
www.doylo.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Toronto Hotel, TORONTO NSW
www.torontohotel.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Saturday 16th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 30th November 2019
Metropolis, FREMANTLE WA
www.metropolisfremantle.com.au

Friday 6th December 2019
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Saturday 7th December 2019
Southport RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD
www.rslsouthport.com.au

Friday 13th December 2019
Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW
www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Saturday 14th December 2019
Metro Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
www.metrotheatre.com.au

For more information, please visit www.theangels.com.au & www.thebabyanimals.com

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Lee Kernaghan @ Burnie Town Hall
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lee Kernaghan announces new tour, new single and new album – Backroad Nation Tour kicking off May 2019

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, Backroad Nation.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single – Wheels. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nationalbum features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

“It was absolutely spectacular out in that desert country and we were shooting in 46-degree heat – it was even too hot for the flies,” Lee recalls. Lee’s wife Robby also made a special appearance in the music video donning bikinis and Akubra hat. “When I first asked Robby if she’d be in the clip she said no,” he says. “So, I had to sweeten the deal and I bribed her with a couple of of cold beers at Lasseter’s Casino.”

Lee says the Backroad Nation album and tour is a celebration of ‘us, our way of life and the people who make our country great’. “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to the backroads of Queensland, and everywhere in between,” he says.

Kernaghan who has 38 number one songs to his credit says the new tour will feature all the hits and a whole lot more. “We’ve been working on creating a concert event that I hope people are going to really love being a part of,” he says. “A lot of new design elements have been added with the staging, lighting and screens plus the hottest band in the land, The Wolfe Brothers will be joining me and opening up the shows with a bunch of their own hits.”

The Wolfe Brothers made country music history in January becoming the first group to win four Golden Guitars in one night including the big one, Album Of The Year, for their outstanding release, Country Heart. One of Australia’s brightest new stars, Christie Lamb will also join Lee for his Backroad Nation Tour. Christie has notched up multiple number one hits on the charts; she was the Golden Guitar winner for New Talent Of The Year and in 2018 and was voted CMC Female Artist Of The Year.

Lee Kernaghan is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason. He has achieved a staggering 38 #1 chart hit songs including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy, Texas QLD 4385, Goondiwindi Moon, High Country and a veritable ute load of Golden Guitars – 37 in total. Lee has also won four ARIA Awards including The ARIA Special Achievement Award for the Spirit Of The Anzacs album – the Number One all genres album of 2015 and Highest Selling Australian Album Of The Year.

Tickets to the Backroad Nation Tour are on sale today. Lee Kernaghan’s new album Backroad Nation is set for release on May 10 through ABC Music. The first single from the album, Wheels, is at radio today. Check our the video clip for Wheels here https://youtu.be/TAkHv2Hr5bA

BACKROAD NATION TOUR DATES 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019
Berry Showgrounds, BERRY NSW
www.big-country.com.au

Thursday 30th May 2019
Saraton Theatre, GRAFTON NSW
www.saraton.com

Friday 31st May 2019
Cex Club, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.cex.com.au

Saturday 1st June 2019
Club Forster, FORSTER NSW
www.clubforster.com.au

Saturday 2nd June 2019
The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.glasshouse.org.au

Thursday 13th June 2019
Horsham Town Hall, HORSHAM VIC
www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Friday 14th June 2019
Swan Hill Town Hall, SWAN HILL VIC
www.townhall.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Saturday 15th June 2019
Riverlinks Eastbank, SHEPPARTON VIC
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Thursday 20th June 2019
Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 21st June 2019
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
www.civictheatre.com.au

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Albury Entertainment Theatre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 28th July 2019
Groundwater Country Music Festival, BROADBEACH QLD
www.groundwatercmf.com

Thursday 15th August 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Friday 16th August 2019
Crown Theatre, PERTH WA
www.crownperth.com.au

Saturday 17th August 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH QLD
www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre

Friday 23rd August 2019
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD
www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

Thursday 29th August 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cpac

Friday 30th August 2019
Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.tecc.net.au

Saturday 31st August 2019
Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Thursday 5th September 2019
Kingaroy Town Hall, KINGAROY QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 6th September 2019
Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 13th September 2019
Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW
www.penrith.panthers.com.au

Saturday 14th September 2019
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Thursday 19th September 2019
The Barn Palais, MT GAMBIER SA
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th September 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Saturday 21st September 2019
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre, BROKEN HILL NSW
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/broken-hill-civic-centre

Friday 4th October 2019
Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN VIC
www.deniutemuster.com.au

16th – 21st October 2019
Cruisin’ Country Cruise
www.cruisincountry.com.au

Thursday 7th November 2019
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net

Friday 8th November 2019
Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
Ullumburra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Thursday 21st November 2019
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Friday 22nd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Saturday 23rd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Thursday 28th November 2019
The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Lee Kernaghan @ Princess Theatre
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lee Kernaghan announces new tour, new single and new album – Backroad Nation Tour kicking off May 2019

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, Backroad Nation.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single – Wheels. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nationalbum features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

“It was absolutely spectacular out in that desert country and we were shooting in 46-degree heat – it was even too hot for the flies,” Lee recalls. Lee’s wife Robby also made a special appearance in the music video donning bikinis and Akubra hat. “When I first asked Robby if she’d be in the clip she said no,” he says. “So, I had to sweeten the deal and I bribed her with a couple of of cold beers at Lasseter’s Casino.”

Lee says the Backroad Nation album and tour is a celebration of ‘us, our way of life and the people who make our country great’. “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to the backroads of Queensland, and everywhere in between,” he says.

Kernaghan who has 38 number one songs to his credit says the new tour will feature all the hits and a whole lot more. “We’ve been working on creating a concert event that I hope people are going to really love being a part of,” he says. “A lot of new design elements have been added with the staging, lighting and screens plus the hottest band in the land, The Wolfe Brothers will be joining me and opening up the shows with a bunch of their own hits.”

The Wolfe Brothers made country music history in January becoming the first group to win four Golden Guitars in one night including the big one, Album Of The Year, for their outstanding release, Country Heart. One of Australia’s brightest new stars, Christie Lamb will also join Lee for his Backroad Nation Tour. Christie has notched up multiple number one hits on the charts; she was the Golden Guitar winner for New Talent Of The Year and in 2018 and was voted CMC Female Artist Of The Year.

Lee Kernaghan is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason. He has achieved a staggering 38 #1 chart hit songs including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy, Texas QLD 4385, Goondiwindi Moon, High Country and a veritable ute load of Golden Guitars – 37 in total. Lee has also won four ARIA Awards including The ARIA Special Achievement Award for the Spirit Of The Anzacs album – the Number One all genres album of 2015 and Highest Selling Australian Album Of The Year.

Tickets to the Backroad Nation Tour are on sale today. Lee Kernaghan’s new album Backroad Nation is set for release on May 10 through ABC Music. The first single from the album, Wheels, is at radio today. Check our the video clip for Wheels here https://youtu.be/TAkHv2Hr5bA

BACKROAD NATION TOUR DATES 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019
Berry Showgrounds, BERRY NSW
www.big-country.com.au

Thursday 30th May 2019
Saraton Theatre, GRAFTON NSW
www.saraton.com

Friday 31st May 2019
Cex Club, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.cex.com.au

Saturday 1st June 2019
Club Forster, FORSTER NSW
www.clubforster.com.au

Saturday 2nd June 2019
The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.glasshouse.org.au

Thursday 13th June 2019
Horsham Town Hall, HORSHAM VIC
www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Friday 14th June 2019
Swan Hill Town Hall, SWAN HILL VIC
www.townhall.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Saturday 15th June 2019
Riverlinks Eastbank, SHEPPARTON VIC
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Thursday 20th June 2019
Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 21st June 2019
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
www.civictheatre.com.au

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Albury Entertainment Theatre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 28th July 2019
Groundwater Country Music Festival, BROADBEACH QLD
www.groundwatercmf.com

Thursday 15th August 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Friday 16th August 2019
Crown Theatre, PERTH WA
www.crownperth.com.au

Saturday 17th August 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH QLD
www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre

Friday 23rd August 2019
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD
www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

Thursday 29th August 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cpac

Friday 30th August 2019
Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.tecc.net.au

Saturday 31st August 2019
Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Thursday 5th September 2019
Kingaroy Town Hall, KINGAROY QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 6th September 2019
Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 13th September 2019
Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW
www.penrith.panthers.com.au

Saturday 14th September 2019
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Thursday 19th September 2019
The Barn Palais, MT GAMBIER SA
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th September 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Saturday 21st September 2019
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre, BROKEN HILL NSW
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/broken-hill-civic-centre

Friday 4th October 2019
Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN VIC
www.deniutemuster.com.au

16th – 21st October 2019
Cruisin’ Country Cruise
www.cruisincountry.com.au

Thursday 7th November 2019
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net

Friday 8th November 2019
Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
Ullumburra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Thursday 21st November 2019
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Friday 22nd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Saturday 23rd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Thursday 28th November 2019
The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

The Angels @ Doyalson RSL
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two rock super forces head out on a massive They Who Rock national tour this November & December

Including special limited edition release 7” singles One Word & Marseilles

When it comes to two of the greatest rock bands in Australian music history, it doesn’t get much better than The Angels and the Baby Animals. Now, for the first time, these two legendary bands are joining forces and heading out on the road together for a massive They Who Rock national tour, making this the rock event not-to-miss in November and December 2019. To top it off, the bands have recorded their own versions of each other’s songs for a limited single release to celebrate the tour – with The Angels laying down the smash hit One Word, and the Baby Animals tracking the cult classic Marseilles.

No strangers to gracing each other’s stages, The Angels and the Baby Animals have been performing in each other’s periphery for decades. Most recently, they were on the same bill on a sell-out run of Red Hot Summer Tour dates that saw them rock the socks off of audiences around the country, so much so they were asked back by popular demand. It was evident that the time had come to head out on the road as a united force for a huge joint tour jam-packed with hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, One Word, Take A Long Line, Rush You, No Secrets and Early Warning to name a few.

The Angels need little introduction to rock music fans – they are what has made rock music great in Australia. Having recently celebrated four decades since the release of their seminal sophomore album Face to Face with a sold-out tour, their songs are part of the psyche of generations. Songs such as Dogs Are Talking, Marseilles, After The Rain and Be With You to name a few, their music speaks to young and old. With the dynamic musical partnership of highly respected guitarists Rick and John Brewster, bassist Sam Brewster, drummer Nick Norton and the incomparable vocal stylings of Dave Gleeson, The Angels are a powerhouse, rocking as hard as they ever have.

Baby Animals celebrated their first #1 album as their debut self-titled release reached the top spot on the ARIA Album Chart in 1992. Fast forward 27 years and Suze DeMarchi’s reputation as a fierce and inspiring front woman remains undiminished, her rapport with songwriting partner and guitarist Dave Leslie is as dynamic as ever. Baby Animals first emerged onto the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA awards in 1992 and their self-titled album was named in the 100 Best Australian Albums. Their second album Shaved and Dangerous reached #2 and their 2013 release This Is Not The End reached Top 20. The band features DeMarchi, Leslie and a revered rhythm section in drummer Mick Skelton and bassist Dario Bortolin.

For Rick Brewster, the tour and subsequent 7” single releases are an exciting prospect. “The Baby Animals are a fantastic band, always have been and I can’t wait to tour with them,” he says. “Dave Leslie is one of my all-time favourite guitarists and great to watch on stage. It was a lot of fun recording their song One Word, and I love their version of our song Marseilles.”

John Brewster is in agreement. “Personally, I regard Suze DeMarchi as one of the greatest front singers this country has ever known, I love the blues in her voice,” he says. “We have developed a great friendship with the band over the years and our whole band reckons they are great – it is going to be wonderful going out on the road with them. We might even have a surprise or two in store.”

Tickets to The Angels & Baby Animals They Who Rock tour are on sale now. The Angels’ version of One Word and the Baby Animals version of Marseilles are available now digitally through Bloodlines. A limited edition 7” vinyl single will be available for collectors to purchase at the shows.

The Angels - Baby Animals

Friday 1st November 2019
170 Russell, MELBOURNE VIC
www.170russell.com

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 8th November 2019
Doyalson RSL, DOLAYSON NSW
www.doylo.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Toronto Hotel, TORONTO NSW
www.torontohotel.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Saturday 16th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 30th November 2019
Metropolis, FREMANTLE WA
www.metropolisfremantle.com.au

Friday 6th December 2019
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Saturday 7th December 2019
Southport RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD
www.rslsouthport.com.au

Friday 13th December 2019
Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW
www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Saturday 14th December 2019
Metro Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
www.metrotheatre.com.au

For more information, please visit www.theangels.com.au & www.thebabyanimals.com

Nov
9
Sat
2019
One Electric Day @ Cockatoo Island
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

One Electric Day expands nationally in 2019 | John Farnham headlines across VIC, TAS, SA, NSW & QLD

Tickets on sale 10am AEST Thursday 6th June 2019

As it heads into its seventh year, one of Melbourne’s favourite one-day festivals, ONE ELECTRIC DAY, is going national. In an exciting coup for music-lovers, the all-Aussie rock festival, which has sold out annually since its inception, will be also heading to Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa in November and December this year. Headlined by the incomparable John Farnham with special guests James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows, and a special reformation by Southern Sons, these are shows that no music fan should miss.

ONE ELECTRIC DAY launched in Melbourne in 2013 and was a sell-out. In recent years, tickets have been snapped up within minutes of the show going on sale, making it one of the most highly anticipated music events on the Victorian calendar. Each year the 10,000-plus crowd rock out to some of the biggest names on the touring circuit today. Organised by the promoters who bring Australian audiences the revered Red Hot Summer Tour annually, ONE ELECTRIC DAY always bills the best of the best.

Promoter Duane McDonald says he is excited to expand ONE ELECTRIC DAY nationally in 2019. “There is always such a buzz around the Melbourne show,” he says. “It sells out very quickly in Werribee, and every year we get requests from interstate on when we will be bringing ONE ELECTRIC DAY further afield. This is such an exciting opportunity for us to share some of Australia’s best talent with audiences around Australia, and we are stoked to be launching the national ONE ELECTRIC DAY series with John Farnham. We expect audiences in Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa will embrace ONE ELECTRIC DAY the same way Victorian music-lovers have and help us make this an annual event in their towns! Let’s get rockin’.”

Considered one of the best male vocalists of all time – by both fans and fellow musicians – John Farnham has had an incredibly versatile career. His 1986 album Whispering Jack was the first record to sell over a million copies in Australia and its chart topping single You’re The Voice cemented the honey toned solo artist as ‘the voice’ of the country. Over the next several years he released hit after hit, including Pressure Down, Reasons, A Touch of Paradise, Age of Reason, Two Strong Hearts, Angels, Talk of The Town, Chain Reaction, Burn for You, Have A Little Faith (In Us) and That’s Freedom to name a few.

James Reyne has been treading the boards in the rock halls of Australian music for decades. From his time fronting the legendary Australian Crawl through to his successful solo career, James’ music is part of Australian history. As a prolific songwriter and strong vocalist, it’s no surprise that James has won accolade after accolade for his contribution to music. When Australian Crawl split in the mid-1980s, James embarked on a successful solo career. James Reye stands alone within an elite cluster of exclusive Australian performers. James will be performing Sydney, Werribee and Brisbane.

For lovers of great music, a concert experience with Jon Stevens is up there with the very best. From his Noiseworks days – and hits such as Welcome To The World, No Lies, Touch and Hot Chilli Woman – to fronting The Dead Daisies and INXS, he has made an indelible impact with his amazing vocals. Jon also has an incredible solo catalogue, his live shows are dynamic, high energy and will keep audiences on their feet. Jon’s current live show is packed full of hits and we are thrilled to have him return

Vanessa Amorosi’s recent return to the Australian stage has been embraced by audiences. Her debut album The Power (2000) demonstrated Vanessa was a force to reckon with – it notched up six nominations at the ARIA awards and saw her sing at the Sydney Olympics. It was the breakthrough Top 10 hit Absolutely Everybody that made her a household name, it stayed in the charts for six months, went certified double platinum and charted in Europe. In recent times Vanessa has returned to Australia with brand new music and is ready to unleash a full album of extraordinary material in late 2019. She has sold over two million records and is a force to be reckoned with!

The Black Sorrows are another legendary band on the 2019 line-up. With unforgettable hits such as Harley & Rose, Dear Children, The Chosen Ones, Never Let Me Go and Chained to the Wheel to Hold On To Me and New Craze, The Black Sorrows have sold more than a million albums worldwide, toured Europe (to sell-out shows) and won an ARIA for Best Band. Joe and his fantastic band will have audiences on their feet as he performs the hits that defined a generation. The Black Sorrows perform in Launceton and Barossa.

Reforming after 22-years, Southern Sons are back together for ONE ELECTRIC DAY. In the 1990s their ARIA-nominated debut self-titled album hit #5 on the charts and spawned smash hits Heart In Danger, Hold Me In Your Arms, Always & Forever and Waiting For That Train. They were one of the most loved bands of the 90s and all four members – Jack Jones, Virgil Donati, Geoff Cain and Peter Bowman – have banded back together for these special events.

Frontier Pre-Sale:  12pm AEST Tuesday 4th June – 12pm AEST Wednesday 5th June 2019 via www.frontiertouring.com.au Ticketmaster Pre-Sale: 12pm AEST Wednesday 5th June – 9am AEST Thursday 6th June 2019

General public tickets go on sale 10am AEST on Thursday 6th June 2019 through Ticketmaster.

One Electric Day

Saturday 2nd November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 9th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
The Domain, SYDNEY NSW
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

 Saturday 16th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Riverstage, BRISBANE QLD
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 24th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Werribee Park on the Great Lawn, WERRIBEE VIC
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 7th December 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.oneelectricday.com.au

Lee Kernaghan @ Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lee Kernaghan announces new tour, new single and new album – Backroad Nation Tour kicking off May 2019

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, Backroad Nation.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single – Wheels. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nationalbum features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

“It was absolutely spectacular out in that desert country and we were shooting in 46-degree heat – it was even too hot for the flies,” Lee recalls. Lee’s wife Robby also made a special appearance in the music video donning bikinis and Akubra hat. “When I first asked Robby if she’d be in the clip she said no,” he says. “So, I had to sweeten the deal and I bribed her with a couple of of cold beers at Lasseter’s Casino.”

Lee says the Backroad Nation album and tour is a celebration of ‘us, our way of life and the people who make our country great’. “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to the backroads of Queensland, and everywhere in between,” he says.

Kernaghan who has 38 number one songs to his credit says the new tour will feature all the hits and a whole lot more. “We’ve been working on creating a concert event that I hope people are going to really love being a part of,” he says. “A lot of new design elements have been added with the staging, lighting and screens plus the hottest band in the land, The Wolfe Brothers will be joining me and opening up the shows with a bunch of their own hits.”

The Wolfe Brothers made country music history in January becoming the first group to win four Golden Guitars in one night including the big one, Album Of The Year, for their outstanding release, Country Heart. One of Australia’s brightest new stars, Christie Lamb will also join Lee for his Backroad Nation Tour. Christie has notched up multiple number one hits on the charts; she was the Golden Guitar winner for New Talent Of The Year and in 2018 and was voted CMC Female Artist Of The Year.

Lee Kernaghan is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason. He has achieved a staggering 38 #1 chart hit songs including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy, Texas QLD 4385, Goondiwindi Moon, High Country and a veritable ute load of Golden Guitars – 37 in total. Lee has also won four ARIA Awards including The ARIA Special Achievement Award for the Spirit Of The Anzacs album – the Number One all genres album of 2015 and Highest Selling Australian Album Of The Year.

Tickets to the Backroad Nation Tour are on sale today. Lee Kernaghan’s new album Backroad Nation is set for release on May 10 through ABC Music. The first single from the album, Wheels, is at radio today. Check our the video clip for Wheels here https://youtu.be/TAkHv2Hr5bA

BACKROAD NATION TOUR DATES 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019
Berry Showgrounds, BERRY NSW
www.big-country.com.au

Thursday 30th May 2019
Saraton Theatre, GRAFTON NSW
www.saraton.com

Friday 31st May 2019
Cex Club, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.cex.com.au

Saturday 1st June 2019
Club Forster, FORSTER NSW
www.clubforster.com.au

Saturday 2nd June 2019
The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.glasshouse.org.au

Thursday 13th June 2019
Horsham Town Hall, HORSHAM VIC
www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Friday 14th June 2019
Swan Hill Town Hall, SWAN HILL VIC
www.townhall.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Saturday 15th June 2019
Riverlinks Eastbank, SHEPPARTON VIC
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Thursday 20th June 2019
Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 21st June 2019
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
www.civictheatre.com.au

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Albury Entertainment Theatre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 28th July 2019
Groundwater Country Music Festival, BROADBEACH QLD
www.groundwatercmf.com

Thursday 15th August 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Friday 16th August 2019
Crown Theatre, PERTH WA
www.crownperth.com.au

Saturday 17th August 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH QLD
www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre

Friday 23rd August 2019
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD
www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

Thursday 29th August 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cpac

Friday 30th August 2019
Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.tecc.net.au

Saturday 31st August 2019
Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Thursday 5th September 2019
Kingaroy Town Hall, KINGAROY QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 6th September 2019
Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 13th September 2019
Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW
www.penrith.panthers.com.au

Saturday 14th September 2019
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Thursday 19th September 2019
The Barn Palais, MT GAMBIER SA
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th September 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Saturday 21st September 2019
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre, BROKEN HILL NSW
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/broken-hill-civic-centre

Friday 4th October 2019
Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN VIC
www.deniutemuster.com.au

16th – 21st October 2019
Cruisin’ Country Cruise
www.cruisincountry.com.au

Thursday 7th November 2019
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net

Friday 8th November 2019
Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
Ullumburra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Thursday 21st November 2019
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Friday 22nd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Saturday 23rd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Thursday 28th November 2019
The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

The Angels @ Toronto Hotel
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two rock super forces head out on a massive They Who Rock national tour this November & December

Including special limited edition release 7” singles One Word & Marseilles

When it comes to two of the greatest rock bands in Australian music history, it doesn’t get much better than The Angels and the Baby Animals. Now, for the first time, these two legendary bands are joining forces and heading out on the road together for a massive They Who Rock national tour, making this the rock event not-to-miss in November and December 2019. To top it off, the bands have recorded their own versions of each other’s songs for a limited single release to celebrate the tour – with The Angels laying down the smash hit One Word, and the Baby Animals tracking the cult classic Marseilles.

No strangers to gracing each other’s stages, The Angels and the Baby Animals have been performing in each other’s periphery for decades. Most recently, they were on the same bill on a sell-out run of Red Hot Summer Tour dates that saw them rock the socks off of audiences around the country, so much so they were asked back by popular demand. It was evident that the time had come to head out on the road as a united force for a huge joint tour jam-packed with hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, One Word, Take A Long Line, Rush You, No Secrets and Early Warning to name a few.

The Angels need little introduction to rock music fans – they are what has made rock music great in Australia. Having recently celebrated four decades since the release of their seminal sophomore album Face to Face with a sold-out tour, their songs are part of the psyche of generations. Songs such as Dogs Are Talking, Marseilles, After The Rain and Be With You to name a few, their music speaks to young and old. With the dynamic musical partnership of highly respected guitarists Rick and John Brewster, bassist Sam Brewster, drummer Nick Norton and the incomparable vocal stylings of Dave Gleeson, The Angels are a powerhouse, rocking as hard as they ever have.

Baby Animals celebrated their first #1 album as their debut self-titled release reached the top spot on the ARIA Album Chart in 1992. Fast forward 27 years and Suze DeMarchi’s reputation as a fierce and inspiring front woman remains undiminished, her rapport with songwriting partner and guitarist Dave Leslie is as dynamic as ever. Baby Animals first emerged onto the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA awards in 1992 and their self-titled album was named in the 100 Best Australian Albums. Their second album Shaved and Dangerous reached #2 and their 2013 release This Is Not The End reached Top 20. The band features DeMarchi, Leslie and a revered rhythm section in drummer Mick Skelton and bassist Dario Bortolin.

For Rick Brewster, the tour and subsequent 7” single releases are an exciting prospect. “The Baby Animals are a fantastic band, always have been and I can’t wait to tour with them,” he says. “Dave Leslie is one of my all-time favourite guitarists and great to watch on stage. It was a lot of fun recording their song One Word, and I love their version of our song Marseilles.”

John Brewster is in agreement. “Personally, I regard Suze DeMarchi as one of the greatest front singers this country has ever known, I love the blues in her voice,” he says. “We have developed a great friendship with the band over the years and our whole band reckons they are great – it is going to be wonderful going out on the road with them. We might even have a surprise or two in store.”

Tickets to The Angels & Baby Animals They Who Rock tour are on sale now. The Angels’ version of One Word and the Baby Animals version of Marseilles are available now digitally through Bloodlines. A limited edition 7” vinyl single will be available for collectors to purchase at the shows.

The Angels - Baby Animals

Friday 1st November 2019
170 Russell, MELBOURNE VIC
www.170russell.com

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 8th November 2019
Doyalson RSL, DOLAYSON NSW
www.doylo.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Toronto Hotel, TORONTO NSW
www.torontohotel.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Saturday 16th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 30th November 2019
Metropolis, FREMANTLE WA
www.metropolisfremantle.com.au

Friday 6th December 2019
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Saturday 7th December 2019
Southport RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD
www.rslsouthport.com.au

Friday 13th December 2019
Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW
www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Saturday 14th December 2019
Metro Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
www.metrotheatre.com.au

For more information, please visit www.theangels.com.au & www.thebabyanimals.com

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre

Gary Pinto returns to the stage in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come summer season

When Gary Pinto made his debut on stage paying homage to his music idol Sam Cooke in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come more than six months ago, he took audiences breath away. Not only did he embody the spirit of the late great soul man, but he brought something else special to the stage entirely – reigniting concert-goers passion for the music that shaped history. Night after night saw packed houses and standing ovations, with critics proclaiming ‘Gary Pinto IS Sam Cooke’.

Now, due to popular demand, Gary Pinto and his band, The Champions of Soul, are taking the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke out for a special summer season, including residencies at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Arts Centre, plus two special shows at the Canberra Theatre Centre and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Gary will traverse the biggest hits of Sam Cooke’s career, embodying the spirit of the soulmaker’s acclaimed concert at the Harlem Square Club from 1963.

Considered one of the most influential songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke has an incredible legacy. His music still sells US$5 million a year, even more than five decades after his death. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (1987) and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (1988), received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994) and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).

Gary Pinto is an ARIA-award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist. Part of the wildly successful R&B group CDB in the 1990s, who were considered pioneers of R&B within Australia, he is revered by his peers. Internationally recognised, he has received nods of praise from the likes of Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, and even performed at Stevie’s daughter’s 16th birthday party on invitation. He has penned songs for the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu and American soul singers Janiva Magness, with whom he co-wrote a song from the Grammy-nominated album Love Wins Again, and Taylor Dane to name a few. For the past six years he worked behind the scenes on X-Factor as the television series vocal director and is currently touring in Jimmy Barnes’ band.

Being asked to perform the music of Sam Cooke was something of a dream come true for Gary, who cites the legendary singer as one of his biggest influences as a singer and the ‘Godfather of Soul’. He says the experience of taking audiences on a journey through Sam Cooke’s collection was insightful. “Every night interpreting his songs was a different experience because the band would play differently, and I would sing differently, being in the moment of great soul music,” he says. “Singing the performing this kind of music is very much dependent on the atmosphere and every performance is varied. The music traverses age groups from young to old, because soul music is timeless.”

Sam Cooke has been described as ‘the best singer that ever lived’, by legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler and was regarded by soul diva Aretha Franklin as a ‘genius’. His powerful, yet understated voice saw him break race and religious barriers in the 1950s and 1960s and made him one of the best-known African Americans in the world in his time. His first solo hit – You Send Me – was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for six-weeks. He had 29 Top 40 hits, such as Bring It On Home To Me, Chain Gang, Cupid, Another Saturday Night, Twistin’ The Night Away and Having A Party.

Sadly, the end of his life was sparked with drama. He apparently took to drinking to cope with the sadness in his life – the death of his first wife and subsequent death of his young son from his second marriage – and on the night of December 11, 1964 after a prostitute allegedly stole his clothes and money, he got in an argument with the motel manager who shot him four times. It was declared a justifiable homicide. There were always rumours that his death was the work of gangsters who had tried to move into his business enterprises and had been rebuffed, but nothing has been proven.

Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come will explore the interesting, uplifting and sad life of this legendary performer, and showcase the music that still lives on today.

For more information, please visit www.samcookesongsandtimes.com.au

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Lee Kernaghan @ Ulumbarra Theatre
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lee Kernaghan announces new tour, new single and new album – Backroad Nation Tour kicking off May 2019

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, Backroad Nation.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single – Wheels. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nationalbum features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

“It was absolutely spectacular out in that desert country and we were shooting in 46-degree heat – it was even too hot for the flies,” Lee recalls. Lee’s wife Robby also made a special appearance in the music video donning bikinis and Akubra hat. “When I first asked Robby if she’d be in the clip she said no,” he says. “So, I had to sweeten the deal and I bribed her with a couple of of cold beers at Lasseter’s Casino.”

Lee says the Backroad Nation album and tour is a celebration of ‘us, our way of life and the people who make our country great’. “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to the backroads of Queensland, and everywhere in between,” he says.

Kernaghan who has 38 number one songs to his credit says the new tour will feature all the hits and a whole lot more. “We’ve been working on creating a concert event that I hope people are going to really love being a part of,” he says. “A lot of new design elements have been added with the staging, lighting and screens plus the hottest band in the land, The Wolfe Brothers will be joining me and opening up the shows with a bunch of their own hits.”

The Wolfe Brothers made country music history in January becoming the first group to win four Golden Guitars in one night including the big one, Album Of The Year, for their outstanding release, Country Heart. One of Australia’s brightest new stars, Christie Lamb will also join Lee for his Backroad Nation Tour. Christie has notched up multiple number one hits on the charts; she was the Golden Guitar winner for New Talent Of The Year and in 2018 and was voted CMC Female Artist Of The Year.

Lee Kernaghan is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason. He has achieved a staggering 38 #1 chart hit songs including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy, Texas QLD 4385, Goondiwindi Moon, High Country and a veritable ute load of Golden Guitars – 37 in total. Lee has also won four ARIA Awards including The ARIA Special Achievement Award for the Spirit Of The Anzacs album – the Number One all genres album of 2015 and Highest Selling Australian Album Of The Year.

Tickets to the Backroad Nation Tour are on sale today. Lee Kernaghan’s new album Backroad Nation is set for release on May 10 through ABC Music. The first single from the album, Wheels, is at radio today. Check our the video clip for Wheels here https://youtu.be/TAkHv2Hr5bA

BACKROAD NATION TOUR DATES 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019
Berry Showgrounds, BERRY NSW
www.big-country.com.au

Thursday 30th May 2019
Saraton Theatre, GRAFTON NSW
www.saraton.com

Friday 31st May 2019
Cex Club, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.cex.com.au

Saturday 1st June 2019
Club Forster, FORSTER NSW
www.clubforster.com.au

Saturday 2nd June 2019
The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.glasshouse.org.au

Thursday 13th June 2019
Horsham Town Hall, HORSHAM VIC
www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Friday 14th June 2019
Swan Hill Town Hall, SWAN HILL VIC
www.townhall.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Saturday 15th June 2019
Riverlinks Eastbank, SHEPPARTON VIC
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Thursday 20th June 2019
Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 21st June 2019
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
www.civictheatre.com.au

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Albury Entertainment Theatre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 28th July 2019
Groundwater Country Music Festival, BROADBEACH QLD
www.groundwatercmf.com

Thursday 15th August 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Friday 16th August 2019
Crown Theatre, PERTH WA
www.crownperth.com.au

Saturday 17th August 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH QLD
www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre

Friday 23rd August 2019
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD
www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

Thursday 29th August 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cpac

Friday 30th August 2019
Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.tecc.net.au

Saturday 31st August 2019
Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Thursday 5th September 2019
Kingaroy Town Hall, KINGAROY QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 6th September 2019
Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 13th September 2019
Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW
www.penrith.panthers.com.au

Saturday 14th September 2019
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Thursday 19th September 2019
The Barn Palais, MT GAMBIER SA
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th September 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Saturday 21st September 2019
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre, BROKEN HILL NSW
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/broken-hill-civic-centre

Friday 4th October 2019
Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN VIC
www.deniutemuster.com.au

16th – 21st October 2019
Cruisin’ Country Cruise
www.cruisincountry.com.au

Thursday 7th November 2019
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net

Friday 8th November 2019
Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
Ullumburra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Thursday 21st November 2019
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Friday 22nd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Saturday 23rd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Thursday 28th November 2019
The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre

Gary Pinto returns to the stage in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come summer season

When Gary Pinto made his debut on stage paying homage to his music idol Sam Cooke in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come more than six months ago, he took audiences breath away. Not only did he embody the spirit of the late great soul man, but he brought something else special to the stage entirely – reigniting concert-goers passion for the music that shaped history. Night after night saw packed houses and standing ovations, with critics proclaiming ‘Gary Pinto IS Sam Cooke’.

Now, due to popular demand, Gary Pinto and his band, The Champions of Soul, are taking the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke out for a special summer season, including residencies at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Arts Centre, plus two special shows at the Canberra Theatre Centre and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Gary will traverse the biggest hits of Sam Cooke’s career, embodying the spirit of the soulmaker’s acclaimed concert at the Harlem Square Club from 1963.

Considered one of the most influential songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke has an incredible legacy. His music still sells US$5 million a year, even more than five decades after his death. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (1987) and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (1988), received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994) and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).

Gary Pinto is an ARIA-award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist. Part of the wildly successful R&B group CDB in the 1990s, who were considered pioneers of R&B within Australia, he is revered by his peers. Internationally recognised, he has received nods of praise from the likes of Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, and even performed at Stevie’s daughter’s 16th birthday party on invitation. He has penned songs for the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu and American soul singers Janiva Magness, with whom he co-wrote a song from the Grammy-nominated album Love Wins Again, and Taylor Dane to name a few. For the past six years he worked behind the scenes on X-Factor as the television series vocal director and is currently touring in Jimmy Barnes’ band.

Being asked to perform the music of Sam Cooke was something of a dream come true for Gary, who cites the legendary singer as one of his biggest influences as a singer and the ‘Godfather of Soul’. He says the experience of taking audiences on a journey through Sam Cooke’s collection was insightful. “Every night interpreting his songs was a different experience because the band would play differently, and I would sing differently, being in the moment of great soul music,” he says. “Singing the performing this kind of music is very much dependent on the atmosphere and every performance is varied. The music traverses age groups from young to old, because soul music is timeless.”

Sam Cooke has been described as ‘the best singer that ever lived’, by legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler and was regarded by soul diva Aretha Franklin as a ‘genius’. His powerful, yet understated voice saw him break race and religious barriers in the 1950s and 1960s and made him one of the best-known African Americans in the world in his time. His first solo hit – You Send Me – was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for six-weeks. He had 29 Top 40 hits, such as Bring It On Home To Me, Chain Gang, Cupid, Another Saturday Night, Twistin’ The Night Away and Having A Party.

Sadly, the end of his life was sparked with drama. He apparently took to drinking to cope with the sadness in his life – the death of his first wife and subsequent death of his young son from his second marriage – and on the night of December 11, 1964 after a prostitute allegedly stole his clothes and money, he got in an argument with the motel manager who shot him four times. It was declared a justifiable homicide. There were always rumours that his death was the work of gangsters who had tried to move into his business enterprises and had been rebuffed, but nothing has been proven.

Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come will explore the interesting, uplifting and sad life of this legendary performer, and showcase the music that still lives on today.

For more information, please visit www.samcookesongsandtimes.com.au

The Angels @ The Gov
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two rock super forces head out on a massive They Who Rock national tour this November & December

Including special limited edition release 7” singles One Word & Marseilles

When it comes to two of the greatest rock bands in Australian music history, it doesn’t get much better than The Angels and the Baby Animals. Now, for the first time, these two legendary bands are joining forces and heading out on the road together for a massive They Who Rock national tour, making this the rock event not-to-miss in November and December 2019. To top it off, the bands have recorded their own versions of each other’s songs for a limited single release to celebrate the tour – with The Angels laying down the smash hit One Word, and the Baby Animals tracking the cult classic Marseilles.

No strangers to gracing each other’s stages, The Angels and the Baby Animals have been performing in each other’s periphery for decades. Most recently, they were on the same bill on a sell-out run of Red Hot Summer Tour dates that saw them rock the socks off of audiences around the country, so much so they were asked back by popular demand. It was evident that the time had come to head out on the road as a united force for a huge joint tour jam-packed with hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, One Word, Take A Long Line, Rush You, No Secrets and Early Warning to name a few.

The Angels need little introduction to rock music fans – they are what has made rock music great in Australia. Having recently celebrated four decades since the release of their seminal sophomore album Face to Face with a sold-out tour, their songs are part of the psyche of generations. Songs such as Dogs Are Talking, Marseilles, After The Rain and Be With You to name a few, their music speaks to young and old. With the dynamic musical partnership of highly respected guitarists Rick and John Brewster, bassist Sam Brewster, drummer Nick Norton and the incomparable vocal stylings of Dave Gleeson, The Angels are a powerhouse, rocking as hard as they ever have.

Baby Animals celebrated their first #1 album as their debut self-titled release reached the top spot on the ARIA Album Chart in 1992. Fast forward 27 years and Suze DeMarchi’s reputation as a fierce and inspiring front woman remains undiminished, her rapport with songwriting partner and guitarist Dave Leslie is as dynamic as ever. Baby Animals first emerged onto the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA awards in 1992 and their self-titled album was named in the 100 Best Australian Albums. Their second album Shaved and Dangerous reached #2 and their 2013 release This Is Not The End reached Top 20. The band features DeMarchi, Leslie and a revered rhythm section in drummer Mick Skelton and bassist Dario Bortolin.

For Rick Brewster, the tour and subsequent 7” single releases are an exciting prospect. “The Baby Animals are a fantastic band, always have been and I can’t wait to tour with them,” he says. “Dave Leslie is one of my all-time favourite guitarists and great to watch on stage. It was a lot of fun recording their song One Word, and I love their version of our song Marseilles.”

John Brewster is in agreement. “Personally, I regard Suze DeMarchi as one of the greatest front singers this country has ever known, I love the blues in her voice,” he says. “We have developed a great friendship with the band over the years and our whole band reckons they are great – it is going to be wonderful going out on the road with them. We might even have a surprise or two in store.”

Tickets to The Angels & Baby Animals They Who Rock tour are on sale now. The Angels’ version of One Word and the Baby Animals version of Marseilles are available now digitally through Bloodlines. A limited edition 7” vinyl single will be available for collectors to purchase at the shows.

The Angels - Baby Animals

Friday 1st November 2019
170 Russell, MELBOURNE VIC
www.170russell.com

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 8th November 2019
Doyalson RSL, DOLAYSON NSW
www.doylo.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Toronto Hotel, TORONTO NSW
www.torontohotel.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Saturday 16th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 30th November 2019
Metropolis, FREMANTLE WA
www.metropolisfremantle.com.au

Friday 6th December 2019
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Saturday 7th December 2019
Southport RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD
www.rslsouthport.com.au

Friday 13th December 2019
Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW
www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Saturday 14th December 2019
Metro Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
www.metrotheatre.com.au

For more information, please visit www.theangels.com.au & www.thebabyanimals.com

Nov
16
Sat
2019
One Electric Day @ Riverstage
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

One Electric Day expands nationally in 2019 | John Farnham headlines across VIC, TAS, SA, NSW & QLD

Tickets on sale 10am AEST Thursday 6th June 2019

As it heads into its seventh year, one of Melbourne’s favourite one-day festivals, ONE ELECTRIC DAY, is going national. In an exciting coup for music-lovers, the all-Aussie rock festival, which has sold out annually since its inception, will be also heading to Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa in November and December this year. Headlined by the incomparable John Farnham with special guests James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows, and a special reformation by Southern Sons, these are shows that no music fan should miss.

ONE ELECTRIC DAY launched in Melbourne in 2013 and was a sell-out. In recent years, tickets have been snapped up within minutes of the show going on sale, making it one of the most highly anticipated music events on the Victorian calendar. Each year the 10,000-plus crowd rock out to some of the biggest names on the touring circuit today. Organised by the promoters who bring Australian audiences the revered Red Hot Summer Tour annually, ONE ELECTRIC DAY always bills the best of the best.

Promoter Duane McDonald says he is excited to expand ONE ELECTRIC DAY nationally in 2019. “There is always such a buzz around the Melbourne show,” he says. “It sells out very quickly in Werribee, and every year we get requests from interstate on when we will be bringing ONE ELECTRIC DAY further afield. This is such an exciting opportunity for us to share some of Australia’s best talent with audiences around Australia, and we are stoked to be launching the national ONE ELECTRIC DAY series with John Farnham. We expect audiences in Launceston, Sydney, Brisbane and the Barossa will embrace ONE ELECTRIC DAY the same way Victorian music-lovers have and help us make this an annual event in their towns! Let’s get rockin’.”

Considered one of the best male vocalists of all time – by both fans and fellow musicians – John Farnham has had an incredibly versatile career. His 1986 album Whispering Jack was the first record to sell over a million copies in Australia and its chart topping single You’re The Voice cemented the honey toned solo artist as ‘the voice’ of the country. Over the next several years he released hit after hit, including Pressure Down, Reasons, A Touch of Paradise, Age of Reason, Two Strong Hearts, Angels, Talk of The Town, Chain Reaction, Burn for You, Have A Little Faith (In Us) and That’s Freedom to name a few.

James Reyne has been treading the boards in the rock halls of Australian music for decades. From his time fronting the legendary Australian Crawl through to his successful solo career, James’ music is part of Australian history. As a prolific songwriter and strong vocalist, it’s no surprise that James has won accolade after accolade for his contribution to music. When Australian Crawl split in the mid-1980s, James embarked on a successful solo career. James Reye stands alone within an elite cluster of exclusive Australian performers. James will be performing Sydney, Werribee and Brisbane.

For lovers of great music, a concert experience with Jon Stevens is up there with the very best. From his Noiseworks days – and hits such as Welcome To The World, No Lies, Touch and Hot Chilli Woman – to fronting The Dead Daisies and INXS, he has made an indelible impact with his amazing vocals. Jon also has an incredible solo catalogue, his live shows are dynamic, high energy and will keep audiences on their feet. Jon’s current live show is packed full of hits and we are thrilled to have him return

Vanessa Amorosi’s recent return to the Australian stage has been embraced by audiences. Her debut album The Power (2000) demonstrated Vanessa was a force to reckon with – it notched up six nominations at the ARIA awards and saw her sing at the Sydney Olympics. It was the breakthrough Top 10 hit Absolutely Everybody that made her a household name, it stayed in the charts for six months, went certified double platinum and charted in Europe. In recent times Vanessa has returned to Australia with brand new music and is ready to unleash a full album of extraordinary material in late 2019. She has sold over two million records and is a force to be reckoned with!

The Black Sorrows are another legendary band on the 2019 line-up. With unforgettable hits such as Harley & Rose, Dear Children, The Chosen Ones, Never Let Me Go and Chained to the Wheel to Hold On To Me and New Craze, The Black Sorrows have sold more than a million albums worldwide, toured Europe (to sell-out shows) and won an ARIA for Best Band. Joe and his fantastic band will have audiences on their feet as he performs the hits that defined a generation. The Black Sorrows perform in Launceton and Barossa.

Reforming after 22-years, Southern Sons are back together for ONE ELECTRIC DAY. In the 1990s their ARIA-nominated debut self-titled album hit #5 on the charts and spawned smash hits Heart In Danger, Hold Me In Your Arms, Always & Forever and Waiting For That Train. They were one of the most loved bands of the 90s and all four members – Jack Jones, Virgil Donati, Geoff Cain and Peter Bowman – have banded back together for these special events.

Frontier Pre-Sale:  12pm AEST Tuesday 4th June – 12pm AEST Wednesday 5th June 2019 via www.frontiertouring.com.au Ticketmaster Pre-Sale: 12pm AEST Wednesday 5th June – 9am AEST Thursday 6th June 2019

General public tickets go on sale 10am AEST on Thursday 6th June 2019 through Ticketmaster.

One Electric Day

Saturday 2nd November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 9th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
The Domain, SYDNEY NSW
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

 Saturday 16th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Riverstage, BRISBANE QLD
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 24th November 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Werribee Park on the Great Lawn, WERRIBEE VIC
John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 7th December 2019
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows & Southern Sons
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.oneelectricday.com.au

Lee Kernaghan @ Ballarat Civic Hall,
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lee Kernaghan announces new tour, new single and new album – Backroad Nation Tour kicking off May 2019

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, Backroad Nation.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single – Wheels. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nationalbum features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

“It was absolutely spectacular out in that desert country and we were shooting in 46-degree heat – it was even too hot for the flies,” Lee recalls. Lee’s wife Robby also made a special appearance in the music video donning bikinis and Akubra hat. “When I first asked Robby if she’d be in the clip she said no,” he says. “So, I had to sweeten the deal and I bribed her with a couple of of cold beers at Lasseter’s Casino.”

Lee says the Backroad Nation album and tour is a celebration of ‘us, our way of life and the people who make our country great’. “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to the backroads of Queensland, and everywhere in between,” he says.

Kernaghan who has 38 number one songs to his credit says the new tour will feature all the hits and a whole lot more. “We’ve been working on creating a concert event that I hope people are going to really love being a part of,” he says. “A lot of new design elements have been added with the staging, lighting and screens plus the hottest band in the land, The Wolfe Brothers will be joining me and opening up the shows with a bunch of their own hits.”

The Wolfe Brothers made country music history in January becoming the first group to win four Golden Guitars in one night including the big one, Album Of The Year, for their outstanding release, Country Heart. One of Australia’s brightest new stars, Christie Lamb will also join Lee for his Backroad Nation Tour. Christie has notched up multiple number one hits on the charts; she was the Golden Guitar winner for New Talent Of The Year and in 2018 and was voted CMC Female Artist Of The Year.

Lee Kernaghan is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason. He has achieved a staggering 38 #1 chart hit songs including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy, Texas QLD 4385, Goondiwindi Moon, High Country and a veritable ute load of Golden Guitars – 37 in total. Lee has also won four ARIA Awards including The ARIA Special Achievement Award for the Spirit Of The Anzacs album – the Number One all genres album of 2015 and Highest Selling Australian Album Of The Year.

Tickets to the Backroad Nation Tour are on sale today. Lee Kernaghan’s new album Backroad Nation is set for release on May 10 through ABC Music. The first single from the album, Wheels, is at radio today. Check our the video clip for Wheels here https://youtu.be/TAkHv2Hr5bA

BACKROAD NATION TOUR DATES 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019
Berry Showgrounds, BERRY NSW
www.big-country.com.au

Thursday 30th May 2019
Saraton Theatre, GRAFTON NSW
www.saraton.com

Friday 31st May 2019
Cex Club, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.cex.com.au

Saturday 1st June 2019
Club Forster, FORSTER NSW
www.clubforster.com.au

Saturday 2nd June 2019
The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.glasshouse.org.au

Thursday 13th June 2019
Horsham Town Hall, HORSHAM VIC
www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Friday 14th June 2019
Swan Hill Town Hall, SWAN HILL VIC
www.townhall.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Saturday 15th June 2019
Riverlinks Eastbank, SHEPPARTON VIC
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Thursday 20th June 2019
Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 21st June 2019
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
www.civictheatre.com.au

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Albury Entertainment Theatre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 28th July 2019
Groundwater Country Music Festival, BROADBEACH QLD
www.groundwatercmf.com

Thursday 15th August 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Friday 16th August 2019
Crown Theatre, PERTH WA
www.crownperth.com.au

Saturday 17th August 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH QLD
www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre

Friday 23rd August 2019
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD
www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

Thursday 29th August 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cpac

Friday 30th August 2019
Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.tecc.net.au

Saturday 31st August 2019
Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Thursday 5th September 2019
Kingaroy Town Hall, KINGAROY QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 6th September 2019
Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 13th September 2019
Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW
www.penrith.panthers.com.au

Saturday 14th September 2019
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Thursday 19th September 2019
The Barn Palais, MT GAMBIER SA
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th September 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Saturday 21st September 2019
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre, BROKEN HILL NSW
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/broken-hill-civic-centre

Friday 4th October 2019
Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN VIC
www.deniutemuster.com.au

16th – 21st October 2019
Cruisin’ Country Cruise
www.cruisincountry.com.au

Thursday 7th November 2019
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net

Friday 8th November 2019
Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
Ullumburra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Thursday 21st November 2019
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Friday 22nd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Saturday 23rd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Thursday 28th November 2019
The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre

Gary Pinto returns to the stage in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come summer season

When Gary Pinto made his debut on stage paying homage to his music idol Sam Cooke in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come more than six months ago, he took audiences breath away. Not only did he embody the spirit of the late great soul man, but he brought something else special to the stage entirely – reigniting concert-goers passion for the music that shaped history. Night after night saw packed houses and standing ovations, with critics proclaiming ‘Gary Pinto IS Sam Cooke’.

Now, due to popular demand, Gary Pinto and his band, The Champions of Soul, are taking the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke out for a special summer season, including residencies at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Arts Centre, plus two special shows at the Canberra Theatre Centre and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Gary will traverse the biggest hits of Sam Cooke’s career, embodying the spirit of the soulmaker’s acclaimed concert at the Harlem Square Club from 1963.

Considered one of the most influential songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke has an incredible legacy. His music still sells US$5 million a year, even more than five decades after his death. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (1987) and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (1988), received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994) and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).

Gary Pinto is an ARIA-award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist. Part of the wildly successful R&B group CDB in the 1990s, who were considered pioneers of R&B within Australia, he is revered by his peers. Internationally recognised, he has received nods of praise from the likes of Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, and even performed at Stevie’s daughter’s 16th birthday party on invitation. He has penned songs for the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu and American soul singers Janiva Magness, with whom he co-wrote a song from the Grammy-nominated album Love Wins Again, and Taylor Dane to name a few. For the past six years he worked behind the scenes on X-Factor as the television series vocal director and is currently touring in Jimmy Barnes’ band.

Being asked to perform the music of Sam Cooke was something of a dream come true for Gary, who cites the legendary singer as one of his biggest influences as a singer and the ‘Godfather of Soul’. He says the experience of taking audiences on a journey through Sam Cooke’s collection was insightful. “Every night interpreting his songs was a different experience because the band would play differently, and I would sing differently, being in the moment of great soul music,” he says. “Singing the performing this kind of music is very much dependent on the atmosphere and every performance is varied. The music traverses age groups from young to old, because soul music is timeless.”

Sam Cooke has been described as ‘the best singer that ever lived’, by legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler and was regarded by soul diva Aretha Franklin as a ‘genius’. His powerful, yet understated voice saw him break race and religious barriers in the 1950s and 1960s and made him one of the best-known African Americans in the world in his time. His first solo hit – You Send Me – was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for six-weeks. He had 29 Top 40 hits, such as Bring It On Home To Me, Chain Gang, Cupid, Another Saturday Night, Twistin’ The Night Away and Having A Party.

Sadly, the end of his life was sparked with drama. He apparently took to drinking to cope with the sadness in his life – the death of his first wife and subsequent death of his young son from his second marriage – and on the night of December 11, 1964 after a prostitute allegedly stole his clothes and money, he got in an argument with the motel manager who shot him four times. It was declared a justifiable homicide. There were always rumours that his death was the work of gangsters who had tried to move into his business enterprises and had been rebuffed, but nothing has been proven.

Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come will explore the interesting, uplifting and sad life of this legendary performer, and showcase the music that still lives on today.

For more information, please visit www.samcookesongsandtimes.com.au

The Angels @ The Gov
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Two rock super forces head out on a massive They Who Rock national tour this November & December

Including special limited edition release 7” singles One Word & Marseilles

When it comes to two of the greatest rock bands in Australian music history, it doesn’t get much better than The Angels and the Baby Animals. Now, for the first time, these two legendary bands are joining forces and heading out on the road together for a massive They Who Rock national tour, making this the rock event not-to-miss in November and December 2019. To top it off, the bands have recorded their own versions of each other’s songs for a limited single release to celebrate the tour – with The Angels laying down the smash hit One Word, and the Baby Animals tracking the cult classic Marseilles.

No strangers to gracing each other’s stages, The Angels and the Baby Animals have been performing in each other’s periphery for decades. Most recently, they were on the same bill on a sell-out run of Red Hot Summer Tour dates that saw them rock the socks off of audiences around the country, so much so they were asked back by popular demand. It was evident that the time had come to head out on the road as a united force for a huge joint tour jam-packed with hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, One Word, Take A Long Line, Rush You, No Secrets and Early Warning to name a few.

The Angels need little introduction to rock music fans – they are what has made rock music great in Australia. Having recently celebrated four decades since the release of their seminal sophomore album Face to Face with a sold-out tour, their songs are part of the psyche of generations. Songs such as Dogs Are Talking, Marseilles, After The Rain and Be With You to name a few, their music speaks to young and old. With the dynamic musical partnership of highly respected guitarists Rick and John Brewster, bassist Sam Brewster, drummer Nick Norton and the incomparable vocal stylings of Dave Gleeson, The Angels are a powerhouse, rocking as hard as they ever have.

Baby Animals celebrated their first #1 album as their debut self-titled release reached the top spot on the ARIA Album Chart in 1992. Fast forward 27 years and Suze DeMarchi’s reputation as a fierce and inspiring front woman remains undiminished, her rapport with songwriting partner and guitarist Dave Leslie is as dynamic as ever. Baby Animals first emerged onto the Australian music scene in 1991 and delivered four massive hits off their debut album. They also picked up three ARIA awards in 1992 and their self-titled album was named in the 100 Best Australian Albums. Their second album Shaved and Dangerous reached #2 and their 2013 release This Is Not The End reached Top 20. The band features DeMarchi, Leslie and a revered rhythm section in drummer Mick Skelton and bassist Dario Bortolin.

For Rick Brewster, the tour and subsequent 7” single releases are an exciting prospect. “The Baby Animals are a fantastic band, always have been and I can’t wait to tour with them,” he says. “Dave Leslie is one of my all-time favourite guitarists and great to watch on stage. It was a lot of fun recording their song One Word, and I love their version of our song Marseilles.”

John Brewster is in agreement. “Personally, I regard Suze DeMarchi as one of the greatest front singers this country has ever known, I love the blues in her voice,” he says. “We have developed a great friendship with the band over the years and our whole band reckons they are great – it is going to be wonderful going out on the road with them. We might even have a surprise or two in store.”

Tickets to The Angels & Baby Animals They Who Rock tour are on sale now. The Angels’ version of One Word and the Baby Animals version of Marseilles are available now digitally through Bloodlines. A limited edition 7” vinyl single will be available for collectors to purchase at the shows.

The Angels - Baby Animals

Friday 1st November 2019
170 Russell, MELBOURNE VIC
www.170russell.com

Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 8th November 2019
Doyalson RSL, DOLAYSON NSW
www.doylo.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Toronto Hotel, TORONTO NSW
www.torontohotel.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Saturday 16th November 2019
The Gov, ADELAIDE SA
www.thegov.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Astor Theatre, PERTH WA
www.astortheatreperth.com

Saturday 30th November 2019
Metropolis, FREMANTLE WA
www.metropolisfremantle.com.au

Friday 6th December 2019
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Saturday 7th December 2019
Southport RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD
www.rslsouthport.com.au

Friday 13th December 2019
Waves, WOLLONGONG NSW
www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Saturday 14th December 2019
Metro Theatre, SYDNEY NSW
www.metrotheatre.com.au

For more information, please visit www.theangels.com.au & www.thebabyanimals.com

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Songs & Times of Sam Cooke @ Melbourne Arts Centre

Gary Pinto returns to the stage in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come summer season

When Gary Pinto made his debut on stage paying homage to his music idol Sam Cooke in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come more than six months ago, he took audiences breath away. Not only did he embody the spirit of the late great soul man, but he brought something else special to the stage entirely – reigniting concert-goers passion for the music that shaped history. Night after night saw packed houses and standing ovations, with critics proclaiming ‘Gary Pinto IS Sam Cooke’.

Now, due to popular demand, Gary Pinto and his band, The Champions of Soul, are taking the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke out for a special summer season, including residencies at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Arts Centre, plus two special shows at the Canberra Theatre Centre and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Gary will traverse the biggest hits of Sam Cooke’s career, embodying the spirit of the soulmaker’s acclaimed concert at the Harlem Square Club from 1963.

Considered one of the most influential songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke has an incredible legacy. His music still sells US$5 million a year, even more than five decades after his death. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (1987) and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (1988), received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994) and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).

Gary Pinto is an ARIA-award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist. Part of the wildly successful R&B group CDB in the 1990s, who were considered pioneers of R&B within Australia, he is revered by his peers. Internationally recognised, he has received nods of praise from the likes of Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, and even performed at Stevie’s daughter’s 16th birthday party on invitation. He has penned songs for the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu and American soul singers Janiva Magness, with whom he co-wrote a song from the Grammy-nominated album Love Wins Again, and Taylor Dane to name a few. For the past six years he worked behind the scenes on X-Factor as the television series vocal director and is currently touring in Jimmy Barnes’ band.

Being asked to perform the music of Sam Cooke was something of a dream come true for Gary, who cites the legendary singer as one of his biggest influences as a singer and the ‘Godfather of Soul’. He says the experience of taking audiences on a journey through Sam Cooke’s collection was insightful. “Every night interpreting his songs was a different experience because the band would play differently, and I would sing differently, being in the moment of great soul music,” he says. “Singing the performing this kind of music is very much dependent on the atmosphere and every performance is varied. The music traverses age groups from young to old, because soul music is timeless.”

Sam Cooke has been described as ‘the best singer that ever lived’, by legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler and was regarded by soul diva Aretha Franklin as a ‘genius’. His powerful, yet understated voice saw him break race and religious barriers in the 1950s and 1960s and made him one of the best-known African Americans in the world in his time. His first solo hit – You Send Me – was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for six-weeks. He had 29 Top 40 hits, such as Bring It On Home To Me, Chain Gang, Cupid, Another Saturday Night, Twistin’ The Night Away and Having A Party.

Sadly, the end of his life was sparked with drama. He apparently took to drinking to cope with the sadness in his life – the death of his first wife and subsequent death of his young son from his second marriage – and on the night of December 11, 1964 after a prostitute allegedly stole his clothes and money, he got in an argument with the motel manager who shot him four times. It was declared a justifiable homicide. There were always rumours that his death was the work of gangsters who had tried to move into his business enterprises and had been rebuffed, but nothing has been proven.

Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come will explore the interesting, uplifting and sad life of this legendary performer, and showcase the music that still lives on today.

For more information, please visit www.samcookesongsandtimes.com.au

Lee Kernaghan @ Sale Memorial Hall
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lee Kernaghan announces new tour, new single and new album – Backroad Nation Tour kicking off May 2019

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, Backroad Nation.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single – Wheels. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nationalbum features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

“It was absolutely spectacular out in that desert country and we were shooting in 46-degree heat – it was even too hot for the flies,” Lee recalls. Lee’s wife Robby also made a special appearance in the music video donning bikinis and Akubra hat. “When I first asked Robby if she’d be in the clip she said no,” he says. “So, I had to sweeten the deal and I bribed her with a couple of of cold beers at Lasseter’s Casino.”

Lee says the Backroad Nation album and tour is a celebration of ‘us, our way of life and the people who make our country great’. “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to, from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to the backroads of Queensland, and everywhere in between,” he says.

Kernaghan who has 38 number one songs to his credit says the new tour will feature all the hits and a whole lot more. “We’ve been working on creating a concert event that I hope people are going to really love being a part of,” he says. “A lot of new design elements have been added with the staging, lighting and screens plus the hottest band in the land, The Wolfe Brothers will be joining me and opening up the shows with a bunch of their own hits.”

The Wolfe Brothers made country music history in January becoming the first group to win four Golden Guitars in one night including the big one, Album Of The Year, for their outstanding release, Country Heart. One of Australia’s brightest new stars, Christie Lamb will also join Lee for his Backroad Nation Tour. Christie has notched up multiple number one hits on the charts; she was the Golden Guitar winner for New Talent Of The Year and in 2018 and was voted CMC Female Artist Of The Year.

Lee Kernaghan is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason. He has achieved a staggering 38 #1 chart hit songs including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy, Texas QLD 4385, Goondiwindi Moon, High Country and a veritable ute load of Golden Guitars – 37 in total. Lee has also won four ARIA Awards including The ARIA Special Achievement Award for the Spirit Of The Anzacs album – the Number One all genres album of 2015 and Highest Selling Australian Album Of The Year.

Tickets to the Backroad Nation Tour are on sale today. Lee Kernaghan’s new album Backroad Nation is set for release on May 10 through ABC Music. The first single from the album, Wheels, is at radio today. Check our the video clip for Wheels here https://youtu.be/TAkHv2Hr5bA

BACKROAD NATION TOUR DATES 2019

Saturday 11th May 2019
Berry Showgrounds, BERRY NSW
www.big-country.com.au

Thursday 30th May 2019
Saraton Theatre, GRAFTON NSW
www.saraton.com

Friday 31st May 2019
Cex Club, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.cex.com.au

Saturday 1st June 2019
Club Forster, FORSTER NSW
www.clubforster.com.au

Saturday 2nd June 2019
The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.glasshouse.org.au

Thursday 13th June 2019
Horsham Town Hall, HORSHAM VIC
www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Friday 14th June 2019
Swan Hill Town Hall, SWAN HILL VIC
www.townhall.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Saturday 15th June 2019
Riverlinks Eastbank, SHEPPARTON VIC
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

Thursday 20th June 2019
Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 21st June 2019
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
www.civictheatre.com.au

Saturday 22nd June 2019
Albury Entertainment Theatre, ALBURY NSW
www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au

Saturday 28th July 2019
Groundwater Country Music Festival, BROADBEACH QLD
www.groundwatercmf.com

Thursday 15th August 2019
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA
www.manpac.com.au

Friday 16th August 2019
Crown Theatre, PERTH WA
www.crownperth.com.au

Saturday 17th August 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Thursday 22nd August 2019
Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH QLD
www.ourfrasercoast.com.au/brolga-theatre

Friday 23rd August 2019
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD
www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au

Saturday 24th August 2019
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
www.greatwesternhotel.com.au

Thursday 29th August 2019
Cairns Performing Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/cpac

Friday 30th August 2019
Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.tecc.net.au

Saturday 31st August 2019
Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Thursday 5th September 2019
Kingaroy Town Hall, KINGAROY QLD
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 6th September 2019
Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.empiretheatre.com.au

Friday 13th September 2019
Evan Theatre, PENRITH NSW
www.penrith.panthers.com.au

Saturday 14th September 2019
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Thursday 19th September 2019
The Barn Palais, MT GAMBIER SA
www.oztix.com.au

Friday 20th September 2019
Thebarton Theatre, ADELAIDE SA
www.thebartontheatre.com.au

Saturday 21st September 2019
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.countryarts.org.au

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre, BROKEN HILL NSW
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/broken-hill-civic-centre

Friday 4th October 2019
Deni Ute Muster, DENILIQUIN VIC
www.deniutemuster.com.au

16th – 21st October 2019
Cruisin’ Country Cruise
www.cruisincountry.com.au

Thursday 7th November 2019
Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS
www.burniearts.net

Friday 8th November 2019
Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.theatrenorth.com.au

Saturday 9th November 2019
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS
www.wrestpoint.com.au

Friday 15th November 2019
Ullumburra Theatre, BENDIGO VIC
www.thecapital.com.au

Thursday 21st November 2019
Bunjil Place, NARRE WARREN VIC
www.bunjilplace.com.au

Friday 22nd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Saturday 23rd November 2019
The Palms @ Crown, MELBOURNE VIC
www.crownmelbourne.com.au

Thursday 28th November 2019
The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA QLD
www.theeventscentre.com.au

Friday 29th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

Saturday 30th November 2019
Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW
www.twintowns.com.au

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com