class performing artists and entertainers to tour
Sydney, Melbourne...Australia - 9th November 2012
class performing artists and entertainers to tour
Sydney, Melbourne... Australia - 9th November 2012
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, predications, backgrounds and updates...
agency has another in depth report on the upcoming
tours set to his Australian soil in early 2013.
Foley and Brendon Burns: Good God Almighty!...
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'!
Mike Tyson to entertain Aussie fans...
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...
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...
'Day Of The Champions' show also features some of
the finest entrepreneurs on the planet - and you will
hear their stories firsthand.
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.
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
Tyson's 'Day Of The Champions' Will Inspire Anyone
Who Aspires To Be More Than They Are,So Secure Your
*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...
full Soundwave Festival 2012 card is as follows:
A Perfect Circle
All Time Low
Duff McKagans 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
the band's surprise, they were signed to a record
deal and released two albums [Fozzy and Happenstance],
mostly containing cover tracks.
told the Fairfield Champion newspaper...
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
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.
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."
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...
by: Live Nation
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
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 - Pinks 2009 Funhouse Tour was one of
the biggest Australian tours ever.
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 Melbournes Rod Laver Arena, 12 stunning
shows at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and 11 at
Brisbanes Entertainment Centre.
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.
2013 tour announcement follows shortly after the release
of Pinks 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,
22 Aug - Rod Laver Arena additional show on sale Mon
5 Nov, 2.30pm
P!nk Shows Announced!
Mon 19 Aug, 20 & 22 Aug - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thu 29 Aug & Fri 30 Aug - Brisbane Entertainment
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...
Lopez is hot hot hot.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
Lopez brings her Dance Again World Tour to Australia
from December 6 to 18. For more information, visit
KISS and Motley Crue rumoured Australian tour for
and Motley Crues 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.
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.
will be touring in March...pushed back from January.
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.
on the KISS Army Australia forum are speculating that
the tour could include an appearance at Adelaides
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...
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
for these once-in-a-lifetime shows will go on sale
at midday on Thursday, November 8th.
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 2012s sold-out Lollapalooza Festival
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.
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
4/27 SYDNEY ALLPHONES ARENA
5/1 MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA
5/4 PERTH PERTH ARENA
Blondie to tour Australia...
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
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.
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
Dec 2012 SYDNEY ENMORE THEATRE
8th Dec 2012 SYDNEY THE DOMAIN, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
*Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide concerts also likely
to go ahead. Visit the official website for updates.
Deep Purple and Journey to tour Australia together...
rock pioneers Deep Purple are heading down under in
2013, bringing four decades worth of music to our
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.
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
Fri. 03.01.13 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Sat. 03.02.13 Sydney, Australia Sydney Entertainment
Mon. 03.04.13 Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Entertainment
Thu. 03.07.13 Perth, Australia Perth Arena
More Entertainment - Australia December 2012...
BRAND I AM A WALRUS...
& NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2012
Sydney Entertainment Centre - 8th December 2012
comedian Russell Brand returns to Australia for his
first full national tour in December!
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.
his career as a stand-up comedian, Brand rose to fame
in the UK in 2003 for his Big Brother
spin-off, Big Brothers 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...
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.
rumour of the day: The Rock will not be on 'I'm A
Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here'...
a Celebrity': The Rock issues denial...
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...
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.
tuned - Don't change your dial...
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!