Performing artists and entertainers upcoming Australian tours: Mick Foley, Mike Tyson, Fozzy, Pink, Jennifer Lopez, KISS with Mötley Crüe, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Journey with Deep Purple and more; Promoters include Live Nation; What gigs will sell out or do well, News media reactions, predictions, backgrounds and updates...
The Media Man agency has another in depth report on the upcoming tours set to his Australian soil in early 2013.
Entertainment Music Events Promoters Sydney Australia
Mick Foley and Brendon Burns: Good God Almighty!...
Ex WWE World Heavyweight Champion wrestler / pro wrestling living legend and world class comedian Brendon Burns are coming down under to Australia to perform stand up comedy together! Foley, who you probably know as Mankind, Cactus Jack or Dude Love from the squarded circle is a New York Times bestselling author and has been doing stand-up comedy for over a year now, having performed with Burns at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival in 2012. Burns, a wrestling fan met Foley on his UK tour and will now join him onstage for Good God Almighty! Wrestling laughs, stories from the road and much more. You don't have to be a hard core wrestling fan to enjoy the show, but it will help. Get ready to be bodyslammed into laughter. WrestleMania might not be coming to Australia but this WrestleMania calibre headliner along with his funny as mate are, so check em out, and as Mick says 'Have a nice day'!
'Iron' Mike Tyson to entertain Aussie fans...
The man formally known as 'The Baddest Man On The Planet' is ready to entertain, inform and education Australian fans (and even non fans). This gig will offer lots more than just pro boxing stories, but true boxing fans will of course lap up what Mike has to share. Head of Markson Sparks!, Max Markson, is the mastermind behind the Australian tour. The Aussie leg is going ahead, but unfortunately for Kiwi's, the New Zealand leg is now happening due to political and visa issues. The 'Day Of Champions' promo reads "Behind The Headlines And The 'Drama' Is The Real Mike Tyson. A Man Who Is Dedicated, Hard Working, Courageous,Intelligent, Insightful And Funny...
He is coming to Australia to share his story from his perspective - to share his demons, his victories, his life experiences - and to pass these stories on, not as a man on a pedestal, not holding himself up as an example of how to live, but to share a very real, very powerful, human story that will profoundly affect everyone who hears it. But That's Not All...
The 'Day Of The Champions' show also features some of the finest entrepreneurs on the planet - and you will hear their stories firsthand.
These entrepreneurs are real people who are making great money in the current economy by embracing savvy investment opportunities, new online business strategies or implementing clever marketing techniques to traditional ' bricks and mortar' businesses.
Sure, we all know its pretty tough at the moment, but this is not the time to bunker down or put your head in the sand - this is the time for innovation, reinvention and tenacity- its a time where real champions are made.
Mike Tyson's 'Day Of The Champions' Will Inspire Anyone Who Aspires To Be More Than They Are,So Secure Your Ticket NOW
*tour starts in Brisbane on 16th November. See the official website for full details.
Fozzy headed up by Chris Jericho to perform in Sydney and Melboune, Soundwave Festival in Australia...
The full Soundwave Festival 2012 card is as follows:
A Perfect Circle
All Time Low
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Motion City Soundtrack
Kingdom Of Sorrow
Sleeping With Sirens
Vision of Disorder
Pierce the Veil
Of Mice & Men
Miss May I
Woe Is Me
The Wonder Years
While She Sleeps
Six Feet Under
Chunk! No Captain Chunk!
Memphis May Fire!
23 - Brisbane, Australia - Soundwave
24 - Sydney, Australia - Soundwave
When USA-born Canadian-raised performer Chris Jericho was growing up in his tentative hears he had two main goals. He wanted to be a pro wrestler and a rock star. These days he is both.
Having completed a 12 year run in the squared circle, in which he snatched a total of 29 championships at the professions highest level with the WCW and WWE, including a stint in Japan, he's now wrapt to be fulfiling the second part of his dream, fronting heavy metal act Fozzy.
His band is not quite the main event yet, but they do have a passionate fan base... just as greats such as KISS developed, which helped take them to the megastar level. Jericho is cool to see Fozzy take its place on the undercard of Soundwave 2013 (Sydney Showground, Sunday, February 24), alongside metal gods Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax.
Fozzy was founded in 1999, when guitarist Rich Ward and members of his legendary rap/metal act Stuck Mojo, sought out a cool meathod to to do justice to their own scene idols.
Jericho was recruited to sing under the alias Moongoose McQueen and together they devised a set of live covers with material from the likes of Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, WASP and the Scorpions.
To the band's surprise, they were signed to a record deal and released two albums [Fozzy and Happenstance], mostly containing cover tracks.
Jericho told the Fairfield Champion newspaper...
"I've been playing in bands since I was 12-years-old," he said. "I didn't just wake up one day and say I'm gonna be the singer in a band. I've been playing in bands - singing and playing guitar - my whole life basically.
"When I was a kid I wanted to be in a rock band and I wanted to be a wrestler - those were the two things that I wanted to do and I didn't know I was going to do either one of them, but I just decided this is what I want to do.
"I think sometimes kids say they want to be an astronaut or a geologist or whatever and move on to the next thing. But for me, I never moved on. It was always about both of those things."
*The Soundwave 2013 tour starts in Brisbane on the 23 February and at this stage all tickets are sold out.
Pink - The Truth About Love Tour...
Presented by: Live Nation
Pink will make her hugely anticipated return to this country for what will be the hottest tour of the year – The Truth About Love Tour 2013. Pink tickets are on sale now.
Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation – and by far the most successful female touring and recording artist ever in the Australian market - Pink’s 2009 Funhouse Tour was one of the biggest Australian tours ever.
Starting off as a 20 show run, overwhelming demand meant that the tour extended into a three-month stay, with Pink eventually playing a phenomenal 58 sold out shows to more than 670,000 fans around the country. Funhouse broke Australian box office attendance records, reaching a staggering 17 sold out shows and 220,000 ticket sales at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, 12 stunning shows at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and 11 at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre.
‘The Truth About Love Tour’ is primed to deliver awe-inspiring performances in the now trademark Pink style - thoroughly captivating audiences with her rockin’ vocals and a formidable catalogue of hits, all delivered with a kick-ass attitude and spectacular staging.
The 2013 tour announcement follows shortly after the release of Pink’s sixth studio album, the ARIA #1 debut, triple-Platinum ‘The Truth About Love’, featuring the massive airplay and ARIA #1 smash ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ and Top 10 second hit single, ‘Try’.
Thursday 22 Aug - Rod Laver Arena additional show on sale Mon 5 Nov, 2.30pm
Additional P!nk Shows Announced!
Mon 19 Aug, 20 & 22 Aug - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thu 29 Aug & Fri 30 Aug - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Wed 4 & Thu 5 Sep - Allphones Arena, Sydney
*special thanks and credit to to Live Nation for re publication of tour information.
Jennifer Lopez; JLO to tour down under in Australia: Dance Again World Tour...
Jennifer Lopez is hot hot hot.
Celebrity is an often a strange thing, but Lopez has long lived an interesting life, since getting her break as a dancer on US TV show In Living Colour in the early '90s. In the ensuing years, through her many hit albums (On the 6, J.Lo, This Is Me... Then), occasional hit movies (1998's Out Of Sight was good!) and a navel-bearing Versace dress that garnered world attention just thought it was pretty"), she's become a global superstar.
At 43, she's enjoying something of a career revival. Her two seasons as a judge on American Idol (she was the nice, nurturing, constructive one) reintroduced her to the public and reinvigorated her career, which had floundered for much of the past decade.
Thanks to the show, her recording career has taken off again, too, and her 2011 single 'On the Floor' became her most successful in eight years. It was also the most viewed video on YouTube that year.
"American Idol made people look at me differently, which surprised me because I always thought people knew how I was," she explains. "I'd always get confused when the media would paint me to be different - it was so weird to me. But with reality TV, you really are exposed for who and what you are. I was lucky people saw the real me, and that changed some people's opinion of who I was."
For the past year, she's been dating her former back-up dancer Casper Smart, 25, who's now the choreographer on her Dance Again World Tour, which heads to Australia in December. "We work well together creatively. He inspires me, I inspire him, and we can do something that someone who doesn't have that kind of love for you can't", she told media outlet News Limited.
It's another reason she left American Idol this year (happy to let Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj duke it out at the judge's table), despite advice it would hurt her career. "I loved Idol, but I had to go with my gut that it was time to get back to doing what I do," she says. "It's fun to be a judge and it was a great thing for me. But, creatively, it wasn't fulfilling to me as a person."
And that means going back on tour, kids in tow. "They watch the show almost every night - they love it, they're excited by it." Max and Emme, it seems, are starting to show signs of their parents' talent.
Jennifer Lopez brings her Dance Again World Tour to Australia from December 6 to 18. For more information, visit www.ticketek.com.au
KISS and Motley Crue rumoured Australian tour for March 2013...
KISS and Motley Crue‘s heavily rumoured Australian tour in early 2013 is likely to be happening in March, rather than January or Feb at this stage of the game.
A post on a tour fanpage – crediting ‘Brett Bartlett’ as the source – indicates the heavy rock titans’ joint tour will now be happening in March, not January as has been predicted all along.
KISS will be touring in March...pushed back from January.
Rumours of the Kiss and Motley Crue tour first surfaced in September when Motley drummer Tommy Lee mentioned on his Facebook page that he had "A little break till Jan 2013 then off to Australia with Kiss n Motley”.
Fans on the KISS Army Australia forum are speculating that the tour could include an appearance at Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars Race, which also takes place in March. The live music lineup for the weekend of racing is to be announced in the near future.
Black Sabbath to tour Australia...
One of the most influential bands of all time have announced their widely rumored and highly anticipated reunion for their first Australian shows in nearly 40 years. Original band members - the Prince of Darkness himself: Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will make a thunderous return in April 2013.
Tickets for these once-in-a-lifetime shows will go on sale at midday on Thursday, November 8th.
In June, 2012 Black Sabbath headlined the 10th Download Festival at Donington before a crowd of 100,000. The group followed that show in August with a headlining set at 2012’s sold-out Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.
Black Sabbath is currently recording the band's first new studio album in more than 33 years, helmed by seven-time Grammy winning producer, Rick Rubin. The album is due for release in April 2013.
4/25 BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
4/27 SYDNEY ALLPHONES ARENA
5/1 MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA
5/4 PERTH PERTH ARENA
Blondie to tour Australia...
Blondie is an American rock band, founded by singer Deborah Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American New Wave and punk scenes of the mid-1970s.
Heart of Glass, Atomic, Rapture, Hanging On The Telephone, Call Me, One Way Or Another, Picture This, Rip Her To Shreds, Maria, Denis, In The Flesh, Dreaming, Union City Blue and The Tide Is High... all super hits from the one and only Blondie aka Deborah Harry.
If your a fan of the 80's this is a can't miss as Blondie was one of the hottest acts in the world and still maintains her universal appeal, even as we approach 2013.
6th Dec 2012 SYDNEY ENMORE THEATRE
8th Dec 2012 SYDNEY THE DOMAIN, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN (HOMEBAKE 2012)
*Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide concerts also likely to go ahead. Visit the official website for updates.
Deep Purple and Journey to tour Australia together...
English rock pioneers Deep Purple are heading down under in 2013, bringing four decades worth of music to our shores.
Deep Purple's classics such as Smoke on the Water, Hush, and Highway Star are all going to be played, as well as a few not so well known numbers.
If you didn't already know, Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco by former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987, after which it temporarily disbanded. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including 1981's "Don't Stop Believin'", which became in 2009 the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history. Australia is blessed to have them performing in early 2013, so seriously consider checking them out as they tour with Deep Purple.
Tue. 02.26.13 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Fri. 03.01.13 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Sat. 03.02.13 Sydney, Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
Mon. 03.04.13 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Thu. 03.07.13 Perth, Australia Perth Arena
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RUSSELL BRAND – I AM A WALRUS...
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2012
Inc Sydney Entertainment Centre - 8th December 2012
Superstar comedian Russell Brand returns to Australia for his first full national tour in December!
Russell Brand shot to fame in the U.S. in 2008 when he was seen as rocker 'Aldous Snow' in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL. Since then, the British star has become an international comedic success.
Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Brand rose to fame in the UK in 2003 for his “Big Brother” spin-off, “Big Brother’s Big Mouth.” He launched his first nationwide UK tour, Shame, in 2006; the show was released on DVD as Russell Brand: Live. Brand launched his second nationwide UK tour in 2007, Russell Brand: Only Joking; released on DVD as Russell Brand: Doin’ Life. He brought his stand-up comedy tour to the United States and Australia with his tour, Russell Brand: Scandalous.
Australian Artist News...Delta Goodrem injured; Will still perform Australian shows...
Singer Delta Goodrem has advised Aussie fans she will be fit enough to perform at her scheduled concerts, despite suffering nasty burns to her legs in an accident last Friday. Ms Goodrem was forced to abandon a concert at Sydney's State Theatre on Friday night, after succumbing to the injuries suffered when she spilt boiling water from a humidifier onto herself. "Unfortunately the pain and effects from treating the burns got greater and greater as the night progressed and ultimately there came a point that I could not continue performing," Ms Goodrem said in an official statement. "I want everyone to know that I am recovering well and will be in fine form for my forthcoming Melbourne shows next week. Thank you again for your support and understanding." Australian based Promoter, Paul Dainty, advised patrons at the Sydney concert would be entitled to a generous 50 per cent refund. "Delta showed incredible courage and dedication to her fans by soldiering on through the pain and dizziness to perform a brilliant first hour of her show to a full house at the Sydney State Theatre," Mr Dainty said. "We are all just so proud of her trying to do the best for her fans and at least deliver half of her show under such difficult circumstances." Ticket agency Ticketmaster will contact all patrons regarding the refund procedure. Ms Goodrem is due to play at the Hamer Hall at the Melbourne Arts Centre on Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8.
Celeb rumour of the day: The Rock will not be on "I'm A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here'...
'I'm a Celebrity': The Rock issues denial...
WWE and pro wrestling living legend and Hollywood actor The Rock has issued a denial of his involvement in I'm a Celebrity on Twitter. Retweeting a comment from a fan about him taking part in the ITV1 show, The Rock, real name Dwayne Johnson, wrote: "Garbage rumour." 'The Rock' will however be in the upcoming reality TV program which he helped produce: 'The Hero'.
Wrap Up - The Last Word...
Fans, thanks for reading our update on the hot acts that will be touring the land down under of Australia. Time a moment to reflect on the great Aussie and Yankee promoters who help put these gigs together, as well as the unsung heroes - the roadies who travel from city to city, busting there backs, erecting and packing up the stages et al.
Stay tuned - Don't change your dial...
Watch this space fans as the Media Man team will be providing reviews to most, if not all of the above gigs. Your fan contributions are also welcome, and also be watching out for more hot upcoming events. Rock on!
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