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Road to Summer Gathering

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When: Saturday 19th October
Where: Enmore Theatre

HTID Presents Road to Summer Gathering. Summer Gathering will be HSU's Brand New Summer Festival in 2020. To celebrate we have 4 Monster Internationals coming to the Enmore Theatre! Destructive Tendencies, Dougal, Minus The Crown, Stonebank. We will be upping the production, just like at the Sold Out Gammer & Darren Styles shows!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Regurgitator

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When: Friday 8th November & Saturday 9th November
Where: Metro Theatre

Emerging from one of the eddies in the independent undercurrent of Brisbane’s 90s music scene, the past 2.5 decades have been of ceaseless reinventive spirit, playing with form and flux, the affection of self-parody, ever ambling a rickety bridge of modus vivendi, all bagged up with an effervescent outsider enthusiasm that has never left their skin. And now... to pound the quarter century mark with a fully blown visually rehabilitated retrospective of a show straddling a holographic hyperbole of antiquated technology, trawling the analogue back through the digital. And when it comes to those ubiquitous lists... Maybe 11 ALBUMS or so if you count the live, Jingles compilation and latest kids release; EPS surely must be 7 of these at least... and in their time maybe 16 singles, a few 7inches and 5 or so DVD releases. And MUSIC VIDEOS feels like maybe 47 or so of those... SHIRTS jeez, must have been close to 120 or so designs spread across... approximately 905 PERFORMANCES or thereabouts including maybe 25 national headline tours, 6 Big Day Out tours, so many festivals you could poke a stick at... along with some great times playing with DEVO, Boredoms, The Prodigy, TISM, Audio Active, CIV, The Mint Chicks, Ratatat, Senyawa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Helmet, The Melvins and more including the odd collaborative excursions into theatre, dance, live soundtracks and generally just bent on allowing an unstable ingenuity... and on that note who could forget 21 days inside a glass BUBBLE! Whatever the extent of this output means in the greater scheme of things the obvious consistencies have always been the open pursuit of creative probity, humour above serious intent, sustainable mentalities above any need for dominance, and about as honest unto themselves as possible - whomever that might be? All in all just playing to the ad-hoc... making it up as it goes. Joining us for this head-brush of a warp drive through our times is none other than Japan's coruscating icons of sugar punk power popsters SHONEN KNIFE, along with erstwhile compadres in the mirthful upending of contemporary culture THE FAUVES. As well as featuring the always welcome festival invitations including CALOUNDRA MUSIC FESTIVAL on SUN 6 OCT, and LOST LANDS in Werribee on SUN 3 NOV (which also feature ever bending kids adventure POGOGO SHOW) we also present 2 days of extended celebration in hometown BRISBANE featuring on Saturday from 5.00pm - DICKLORD, TOTAL PACE (tbc?) and FAT ; and on Sunday from 3.00pm - KOKO UZI, THE STRESS OF LEISURE and SCREAMFEEDER . REGURGITATOR. Quarter Pounder - 25 years of being consumed. With guest superlatives at selected stores... SHONEN KNIFE & THE FAUVES

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Rob Thomas: Chip Tooth Tour

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When: Wednesday 13th November
Where: ICC Sydney

Currently in Australia to promote of his brand-new album Chip Tooth Smile, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter ROB THOMAS today announced he will return for a massive national tour this November. As both a hugely successful solo artist and front man for Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas will make a welcome return to our shores for performances in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne; an outdoor show at Perth’s Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and three winery shows presented by A Day On The Green. This is Rob’s 10th Australian tour, and to date he’s sold more than half a million tickets here. Fans can expect a dynamic show of huge hits and favourites plucked from Thomas’s 30+ year career, as well as a tasting of new tracks lifted from Chip Tooth Smile. Among his numerous hits are solo classics like Lonely No More, This Is How A Heart Breaks, and Streetcorner Symphony; Matchbox Twenty favourites Push, 3AM, If You’re Gone and Bent, as well as Smooth, his worldwide smash hit Santana collaboration. Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era - a gifted vocalist, spell-binding performer and an acclaimed songwriter known worldwide as the lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty, as well as for his multi-platinum solo work and chart-topping collaborations. As a songwriter and collaborator Thomas has racked up global sales of more than 80 million records. Chip Tooth Smile (out now through Warner Music Australia) is fourth solo album offering from Thomas, featuring the new single One Less Day (Dying Young).

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Article by Ticketek.

The Reunion

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When: Thursday 14th November
Where: EVAN Theatre, Panthers

Individually, these are four of the most recognisable names in the Australian entertainment world. Golden Guitars, Gold records, chart topping albums and countless number one singles between them...and this merely scratches the surface of their combined achievements! 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of these four talented and highly decorated artists forming a tour called THE YOUNG STARS OF COUNTRY. These feisty newcomers fought to have their own names splashed across the lightboxes and chalkboards of the venues they played for fear of not being remembered - they needn’t have worried! DARREN COGGAN, BECCY COLE, FELICITY URQUHART and ADAM HARVEY were not to know this was the beginning of a musical bond and personal friendship that was to last for two decades. While others have come and gone, tried and failed, these four have continued to rack up the accolades and remain at the forefront of the music industry today. You can expect some very special moments on this show, many laughs and even a few tears but there is no doubting that there will be some breathtaking musical moments. When four artists come together after 20 years of love and respect for each other, the crowd is in for a once in a lifetime treat.

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Article by Ticketek.

Richard Clapton

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When: Friday 15th November
Where: EVAN Theatre, Panthers

When Richard Clapton began his recording career in 1974, Australia was still in the vice-like grip of the cultural cringe. He plunged into the “deep water” and legends like Skyhooks and Paul Kelly, Cold Chisel, INXS, Midnight Oil, and hundreds of others, followed in his wake. Clapton’s songs are still omnipresent on the radio to this day, his records charting the political landscape of the nation and the turbulent lives of two generations.

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Article by Ticketek.

Ross the Boss

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When: Saturday 23rd November
Where: Metro Theatre

"With 1984's Hail to England, Manowar delivered one of the quintessential power metal albums of all time" Allmusic. Ross The Boss, Manowar’s co-founder and definitive guitar god, takes no prisoners when he and his earth shattering band pounds out "Hail to England" in all its decibel meter destroying glory. Fans can also anticipate a slew of other Manowar classics, guaranteed to see fists raised to the roof, and leave ears ringing in utter metal bliss. Death to false metal!

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Peter Powers

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When: Saturday 30th November
Where: Ambassador Room, West HQ

Peter Powers is the world’s funniest hypnotist and one of the most successful hypnotists in the world today and it is not too surprising. His live stage show draws crowds much larger than any other hypnotist in every one of the countries he performs, making him ‘the biggest box-office hypnotist’. Peter Powers has starred in and presented 60 of his own television shows in five different countries and broadcast in more than 30 countries worldwide. From 2015, Peter featured in a series of his own TV Shows including ‘Mesmerised’ that were aired on prime time on the Channel 7 Network. Peter was a regular and a favourite guest on the Channel 9 Footy show. Referred to as “a comedy genius”, “a hypnotist without equal” and “the best in the business”, Peter delights in the antics of his hapless volunteers almost as much as his audiences.

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Article by West HQ.

Peter Bence

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When: Sunday 1st December
Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Internationally-acclaimed artist and the world’s ‘Fastest Piano Player’ Peter Bence will return this year to thrill Australian audiences with his incredible talent. Bence has achieved sensational success with his edgy, percussive and expressive playing style that has broken down boundaries between classical and popular music. He takes the piano to a whole new level, which inspires both younger and older generations of musicians and music lovers from everywhere around the world. In January 2012 he attained the Guinness World Record for the “most piano key hits in one minute” with 765 key hits.

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Article by Ticketek.

Róisín Murphy

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When: Tuesday 17th December
Where: Enmore Theatre

Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm Ireland’s queen of the avant-garde Róisín Murphy is returning to Melbourne and Sydney this December for her first Australian headline shows in ten years. Following her performance at Meredith Festival’s Supernatural Amphitheatre, Murphy will delight fans at The Forum in Melbourne on Sunday 15 December and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Tuesday 17 December. As the frontwoman and one half of UK-based, alternative dance-pop duo Moloko, Murphy celebrated a successful career throughout the 90s with mixer/producer Mark Brydon and their unique electronic partnership. Across their four studio albums the duo had a number of hit singles including ‘Sing It Back’, ‘The Time Is Now’, ‘Pure Pleasure Seeker’ and ‘Indigo’. Merging their sassy, eccentric and unconventional brand of electronic music, the band became known as one of the most iconic dance acts of the era.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Parcels

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When: Friday 27th December
Where: Metro Theatre

Byron Bay raised, Berlin-based electronic five piece Parcels are returning home for to join this years Falls Festival lineup. But not before giving fans one intimate headline show in Sydney!! After their resounding debut album release, a sold out Australian tour, electric sets at worldwide festivals from Lollapalooza to Coachella and worldwide hype, Parcels are returning matured and refined. It remains to be seen what the band will offer the Sydney crowd in December, but it may well be the only chance this year for fans to hear their full length set and for the band to delve into their diverse catalogue for the Australian crowd.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

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When: Saturday 15th February
Where: ANZ Stadium

The soaring success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, the highest grossing music biopic of all time, has proven that the love for Queen remains as strong as ever. Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are teaming up once more with long time front man Adam Lambert on lead vocals and returning to Australia with a brand-new, spectacular production. Completing the tour line-up are long-term collaborator Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion. Next summer, the stadium stages of Australia will be well and truly rocked again!

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Article by Ticketek.

The Poor

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When: Friday 6th March
Where: The Bridge Hotel

The Poor plays BACK IN BLACK - it's a no-brainer for the much loved hard rockin' Aussie band who toured the world with AC/DC back in 1996. Early 2020, The Poor hit the road to showcase arguably AC/DC’s most significant album, marking its 40 year anniversary. They will track through the entire “Back in Black” album whilst playing their own hits – songs such as “More Wine Waiter Please”, “Poison” &. “Man of War”.

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Article by Ticketek.

Pat Metheny

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When: Saturday 7th March
Where: State Theatre

20-time Grammy Award winning guitarist, PAT METHENY, has announced “An Evening with Pat Metheny” - three special theatre shows in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney during March, 2020. Touring Australia for only the third time in his 40-year-plus career (having previously visited in 1985 and 2014), Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career, joined by his long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh and British pianist Gwilym Simcock. Of the forthcoming shows, Metheny says: “It could really be anything and everything. I have already written a bunch of new music which we recorded and will be released early 2020, inspired just by the thought of this presentation, but I could also imagine playing only old music one night... I like the idea of keeping it open and letting it become whatever it winds up being over the course of a tour. “At this stage, I have so much music and it all is kind of one big thing for me without borders or distinctions between this period or that period. With Antonio, Linda and Gwilym, I think we could and will do a wide range of things from throughout all of it - and maybe uncover what the next period has in store as well.” Pat Metheny first burst onto the international jazz scene in 1974 displaying his soon-to-become trademarked playing style, which blended the loose and flexible articulation customarily reserved for horn players with an advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibility - a way of playing and improvising that was modern in conception but grounded deeply in the jazz tradition of melody, swing and the blues. With the release of his first album, Bright Size Life (1975), he reinvented the traditional "jazz guitar" sound for a new generation of players. Inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame in 2015 as its youngest-ever member and only the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery), Metheny has throughout his career continued to redefine the genre by utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument. Metheny has spent much of his life on tour, often doing more than 100 shows a year since becoming a bandleader in the 70s. He continues to be one of the brightest stars of the music scenes today. Joining Pat Metheny will be his long-time drummer Antonio Sanchez who has been his most consistent associate in a huge variety of settings since 2000. “Antonio is always incredible. He is one of the greatest drummers of all time and the fact that we have been able to share so much music together over these years is something really special for both of us. And I am so proud of all his recent successes with the “Birdman” score.” Antonio’s score for the Oscar winning Alejandro G. Innaritu film was nominated for a Golden Globe and 2016 Grammy Award as well as dozens of other prizes around the world. Metheny goes on to say “Being on the bandstand with Antonio is like nothing else I have ever experienced with any other musician. He has the capacity to listen and be inside the music with an intensity that is unique. That focus, combined with his truly otherworldly skills on the kit puts him his own category.” Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh has been extremely active on the New York scene for the past few years, playing with many of the major musicians in the community. Metheny continues, “I love to follow who the new players around town are and I go out often to check out what everyone is doing. The first time I heard Linda, she immediately went to the top of my list of candidates. She has everything I always am looking for; great time, great notes and a lot of imagination. But the most important thing I am always searching for in any musician is an elusive and hard to describe quality that embodies a certain communicative ability to connect - not just to the other musicians, but to the audience as well. Linda has that. When we got together, she was so easy to play with. She went on to tell me how much she had been affected as a young player by my record Question and Answer and a few others, which is incredibly gratifying for me. I am really excited to get the chance to play with Linda.” Rounding out the ensemble is British pianist Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in many years. Metheny: “I first heard about Gwilym on a trip to London a few years back when someone at a radio station gave me his debut record while mentioning to me that he had often spoken of his interest in this music having been sparked by his exposure to one of my early records, again one of the most flattering things imaginable. When I listened to his CD, I became an instant fan; Gwilym is simply one of the best piano players I have heard in a long, long time. After trying to find time to get together over a number of years, in 2014 I was finally able to stay over after a gig in London to do some playing. We had planned on getting together for a few hours or so but wound up playing continuously for an entire afternoon. It was absolutely incredible what we were able to get to so quickly. I have only ever had that kind of communication and ease of playing with another musician a handful of times over the years to that degree. I am so excited to get the chance to play with Gwilym and there seems to be enormous potential there for us to develop a really unique way of playing together.”

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Article by State Theatre.

Pixies: Come On Pilgrim... It's Surfer Rosa

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When: Saturday 14th March & Saturday 15th March
Where: Forecourt, Sydney Opera House

PIXIES, one of the most influential alternative rock bands of all time, have announced a new Sydney show due to overwhelming demand. The music pioneers will now play a second show at the iconic Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Sunday, March 15. The first Sydney show on March 14 is now completely sold out. Pre-sale tickets for the show will be available to Sydney Opera members from 9am Tuesday, August 27 and My Live Nation members from 10am Wednesday, August 28. General on-sale is Friday, August 30 at 11am. The announcement follows on from recent sellouts in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane – proving Pixies fever in Australia is at an all-time high! New shows have now been added at the Palais Theatre, Fortitude Music Hall and Sydney Opera House as part of the band’s mammoth world tour, Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa. Pixies’ debut releases - the electrifying 1987 EP Come On Pilgrim and 1988’s debut full-length album, Surfer Rosa - brought rise to a new genre and defined contemporary music for a generation. The tour will bear witness to both seminal albums being performed in full – plus new and old tracks spanning their extensive catalogue. Surfer Rosa is a record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest and superheroes named Tony - a debut album so good that it's since been seen as a masterpiece. Produced by Steve Albini, it includes early Pixies classics such as "Bone Machine," "Gigantic," "Vamos" and "Where Is My Mind?". Come On Pilgrim contained eight songs from the band's first-ever studio session, produced by Gary Smith and recorded at his Fort Apache Studio near Boston. Returning for what will be only their fourth visit to Australia, the band will perform at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on March 9 and 10, then head to Brisbane for shows on March 12 and 13, not-to-be-missed momentous shows under the stars at Sydney Opera House Forecourt on March 14 and 15 before flying west for a final show at Fremantle Arts Centre on March 17. Forming in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are often acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering alternative band of the late 80s, garnering extraordinary critical and popular acclaim. After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993. The tide turned in 2004 - the band reunited and began touring, playing to sell-out crowds around the world including their first-ever Australian performances in 2007, later to be followed by a 13-show sold-out Doolittle tour in 2010 and again in 2017. Pixies will release their brand new and eighth studio album, Beneath The Eyrie, on September 13 (through Infectious/BMG). Visceral, musically cinematic, otherworldly but strangely familiar and a bit unsettling – the album boasts 12 new tracks produced by GRAMMY-nominated Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies' Head Carrier). Lead single “On Graveyard Hill,” is an in-your-face, classic Pixies tale of imminent, ominous doom. Fans can pre-order the album now. The evolution of the album’s creative process is uniquely documented in a 12-episode podcast entitled It’s a Pixies Podcast.

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Article by Sydney Opera House.

Pop Will Eat Itself (PWEI)

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When: Saturday 28th March
Where: Factory Theatre

England's finest genre-blenders Pop Will Eat Itself aka PWEI return! Playing "This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This!" (Can U Dig It?, Def Con One, Wise Up! Sucker) in full! Plus hear an encore of classics - Ich Bin Ein Auslander, Everything's Cool, Get the Girl! Kill the Baddies!, Their Law and heaps more! "We try to be entertaining. Obviously we want it to sound good, but we're not trying to present the fact that we're proficient musicians, we're not. It's about entertainment, so if we run about the stage and bump into each other and somebody fluffs a note, it's all part of the fun" – Crabb, on a PWEI live show. "This Is the Day...This Is the Hour...This Is This!" was hailed as a masterpiece ahead of its time. Hear it live with boundless energy that always makes a Poppies show so much fun!

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Article by Factory Theatre.

 

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