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A Rock Rhapsody

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When: Thursday 28th November
Where: EVAN Theatre, Panthers

BAM! Performing Arts Studio presents “A Rock Rhapsody” an experience for all ages, showcasing the talents of our BAM!FAM. Immerse yourself into an episodic free flowing adventure, featuring a range of highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality. Come along and ROCK ON!! With the likes of Freddie Mercury, Elton John, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin to name a few.

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Article by Ticketek.

Radical Redemption & Age of Rage

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When: Friday 29th November
Where: Enmore Theatre

Radical Redemption & Act of Rage headline the next Monster Show by HSU at the enmore. Radical Redemption brings his brand new Live Show to Sydney while Act of Rage performs his album Showcase.

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Article by Enmore 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.

Pink Sweat$

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When: Tuesday 7th January
Where: Metro Theatre

A man apart from a world of processed beats and trap-hats, Pink Sweat$ doesn't rely much on the percussive world, preferring to let simple instrumentation and his syrupy vocals lead the way. "I'm tired of hearing the same varieties of styles," Sweat$ explains. "I hear songs, and I know that's a hit, but damn, I heard that flow…", and if that sounds like the words of a man who knows his sounds - it's because they are. His two EP's to date Volume 1 and Volume 2 have garnered millions of streams, proving that Pink Sweat$' penchant for tranquil harmonic flow is shared by listeners all over the planet. Pink Sweat$ will demonstrate his addictive harmonies and sublime vocal abilities on stage at Sydney's Metro Theatre.

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Article by Metro Theatre.

Pennywise

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When: Wednesday 12th February
Where: Enmore Theatre

Hermosa Beach legends PENNYWISE have today announced an Australian tour, where for the first time ever the So Cal punk rock band will be performing their album ‘Straight Ahead’ in its entirety plus fan favourites. To celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary Pennywise will be performing all songs from the album and bringing with them long-time touring partners from California, STRUNG OUT and Swedish punk rockers NO FUN AT ALL, giving their Australian fans what will no doubt be thepunk rock tour of the year.

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Article by Enmore 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 Parov Stelar Band

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When: Sunday 23rd February
Where: Enmore Theatre

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that party icons The Parov Stelar Band will be touching down in Australia in February 2020, spinning their electric mix of jazz, swing, electro and pop in Sydney. The Parov Stelar Band was created by Austrian musician, producer and composer Marcus Fuereder alongside his Parov Stelar recording project. With years of experience mixing unorthodox and groundbreaking sounds, Fuereder has become one of Austria's most renowned international electronic artists. His most recent album, 2017's The Burning Spider, is a reinvention of the Stelar sound, blending jazz and blues with his signature electro beats. Not stopping there, 2019 has been another big year for Parov Stelar, with the release of new singles 'Gringo' and 'Snake Charmer', a collaboration with Sharon Kovacs. Known as the founder of electro swing, Parov Stelar has produced some massive tunes over the course of dozens of albums and EPs, including Marvin Gaye collaboration 'Keep On Dancing', 'The Sun (feat. Graham Candy)', and 2010 belter 'Booty Swing', all of which have topped charts around the world. Highly decorated for his efforts, he has won eight Amadeus Austrian Music Awards, with multiple Gold and Platinum tracks in his home country. Outside of his own music, Stelar is increasingly sought after for collaborations and remixes, having worked with the likes of Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Lana Del Rey, Bryan Ferry, Klingande, Lukas Graham, and more. The seven-piece Parov Stelar Band has been showing off their flamboyant live instrumentals and the extraordinary vocals of Elena Karafizi as they mimic Big Bands of the swing generation, melding it all with modern day electronics. Overflowing with dance floor allure, the band has performed thousands of shows around the globe, gracing the stages of the world's biggest festivals like Coachella, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza and selling out arenas in London, Paris and Berlin, including the iconic Alexandra Palace and back-to-back shows at New York's Playstation Theatre. The Parov Stelar Band's 2020 shows are built on an array of new music, complemented by an all-new stage design, light show and visual backdrop. Don't miss out on tickets to one of the world's best parties!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Polaris

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When: Friday 28th February
Where: Enmore Theatre

Support: Wage War, Crystal Lake & Alpha Wolf

Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris announce the details of their highly anticipated second studio album, The Death Of Me, out February 21, 2020, via Resist Records and their biggest headliner to date, The Death Of Me Australian Tour supported by Wage War, Crystal Lake and Alpha Wolf in February 2020. In the two years since The Mortal Coil, Polaris embarked on three sold-out headlining tours of Australia, as well as supporting Architects and Parkway Drive around the country; five runs throughout Europe (including a series of arena shows supporting Architects and a slew of high-profile summer festival spots); three separate US tours; not to mention performing at the Download Festival and Unify Gathering in Australia. Somewhere in there, the quintet found time to write The Death Of Me. Wage War sharpen their patented hybrid of heavy pit-starting technicality and hummable hypnotic melodies with each subsequent evolution. The group's 2015 debut, Blueprints, yielded multiple fan favourites with Alive cracking 12 million Spotify streams, The River exceeding 8 million and totalling nearly 50 million cumulative streams in two years. Wage War have toured alongside everyone from I Prevail and Of Mice & Men to Parkway Drive and A Day To Remember, logging countless miles on the road. Japanese metalcore giants, Crystal Lake, have been touring the world non-stop in support of their latest album, Helix, with performances at major European and UK festivals including Download Festival, Resurrection Festival, Brutal Assault, Full Force, Nova Rock and more. They recently supported August Burns Red in the US followed by a support slot on Northlane and Erra's co Headline tour while currently headlining rope's premier branded club tour presented by Impericon, the Never Say Die tour. 2018 saw Melbourne's Alpha Wolf come out swinging with their new single Black Mamba and then taking their solidified line up on the road. 2019 has been an even bigger year with the band announcing their signing to SharpTone Records for the world outside Australia, smashing their first European tour supporting Emmure, as well as playing the Impericon Festivals to crowds of up to 10,000 fans. Coming home, the band sold out their entire Australian headline run, including their hometown show at Stay Gold before heading straight back off to dominate shows across Asia.

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

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.

Patti Smith

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When: Wednesday 15th April - Thursday 16th April
Where: Enmore Theatre

After an award-winning sell out Australian tour in 2017, the Godmother of Punk - Patti Smith is returning to play Sydney this April! Just when we thought it was all over, Patti called and said ‘I’d like to do it all over again. I’m ready if you are!” How could we refuse? The living legend that is Patti Smith added ‘It was just such a great trip. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to come back - so I’m delighted that I was wrong’. After conquering Bluesfest in 2017, Patti Smith and Her Band took home the Helpmann Award that year for Best International Contemporary Concert. With a stellar band including her son, Jackson, 2020 is set to be even better! Smith’s legacy as an artist is already guaranteed. Her debut LP ‘Horses’ has been cited as one of the greatest albums of all time from numerous sources including NME and Rolling Stone and marks the beginning of a long and significant musical career for Patti Smith, one that resonates even greater today and has inspired countless others along the way. 'Horses' was followed by another nine albums of original material, books of poetry and a best-selling memoir, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, world tours and personal appearances. Her award-winning books are ‘M Train’ (2015), ‘Just Kids’, and most recently ‘Year of the Monkey’ released on 24 Sept 2019. Aside from recording, performing, art and writing, Patti is strongly involved in social issues and continues to participate in various human rights organisations. We are thrilled to welcome the seminal and legendary poet and punk rock artiste Patti Smith back to Australia with open arms!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Rex Orange Country

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When: Wednesday 3rd June - Thursday 4th June
Where: Hordern Pavilion

Today, Rex Orange County shares his new album Pony. It is the highly-anticipated follow up to 2017's Apricot Princess and was written, recorded, and performed almost entirely by Rex himself at Strongroom Studios in East London, with frequent collaborator Ben Baptie co-producing, engineering and mixing the album. It follows the release of singles ‘Pluto Projector’ and ‘10/10’, the latter recently being performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

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Article by Hordern Pavilion.

Rod Stewart: The Hits!

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When: Wednesday 21st October
Where: Qudos Bank Arena

Returning to Australia in 2020 for The Hits! tour, a 50 year celebration of his stellar career. Still at the very top of his game Stewart has followed a triumphant stadium tour this UK summer with one of his biggest UK tours ever, with live performances running through November and December of 2019. In addition, he has also toured the USA, with highlights including headlining a series of shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as part of a multi-year residency and adding a third sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert in LA for a landmark reunion set with his former bandmate Jeff Beck.

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Article by Ticketek.

 

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