UB40

UB40 Perth Tour

The UK’s most successful reggae band, UB40 have announced their eagerly anticipated return to Australia, to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary and to perform hits from their latest release ‘For The Many’, which came out in March 2019.

Having previously sold out their 2015, 2017 and 2018 Australian tours, the quintessential UK reggae group will return to Australia in May, with plans to perform in previously uncharted territory; hitting Canberra, Wollongong and the Gold Coast for the first time, as well return performances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

“Our previous Australian tours were all so much fun for us – you guys definitely know how to party down under” said founding member songwriter Robin Campbell. “We’ve been waiting for a chance to get back out to Australia since we last left, so we’re looking forward to getting down under to celebrate 40 years and a new album, in one of our favourite parts of the world.”

The ‘40th Anniversary For The Many Tour’ will offer audiences a taste of classic hits like ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘I Got You Babe’ and ‘Falling In Love With You’, as well as tracks from the latest release ‘For The Many’ which will performed live in Australia for the first time.

Jimmy Brown said, “For The Many’ is our first original album with Duncan, and a true reflection of where the band are at right now. It gave us an opportunity to go back to our roots and draw on the 1970s-style reggae that inspired us to be in a band in the first place. We intended to make an uncompromising reggae album and I think we have achieved that. There’s lots of dub, various guest toasters and a blend of love songs and political songs. I’m really happy with the final result. We’re really looking forward to playing some of these tunes live on our 40th anniversary tour”.

Becoming a household name around the world throughout the 80s and 90s, UB40 (named after the UK’s unemployment benefit form) became known for reviving reggae across the world, filling the charts with their own songs and creating seminal versions of some of the world’s greatest tunes, crossing radio formats and continuing to dominate the airwaves to this day.

With over forty top 40 hits in their native Britain and sales of over 100 million records, the band – who recently celebrated 40 years together – are one of the biggest UK music acts of all time, and continue to record charting albums while touring across the world including regular trips to Australia where they have firmly found a place in the hearts of fans. After four decades of success including their hit singles, international stadium tours and festival headline slots the band continue with their key founding members and songwriting core, staying true to and building on the legacy and ethos of the band. UB40 are Robin Campbell (co-lead vocals and guitar), Duncan Campbell (lead vocals) Earl Falconer (bass, vocal), Jimmy Brown (drums), Norman Hassan (percussion, vocals). The band also features Martin Meredith (sax) and Laurence Parry (trumpet), who have both been in UB40’s touring line-up for over twenty years, and Tony Mullings (keyboards) and Ian Thompson (sax) creating a genre-defining synergy of horns and rhythm section that are uniquely UB40.

Joining them for their Australian leg of tour, is New Zealand’s incredible roots reggae band House of Shem!

Ben Elton – Live 2021

Ben Elton will tour Australia in 2020 with a brand-new stand-up show, Ben Elton Live. He last performed stand up in Australia in 2006 but has now returned to the stage with a sold out, 75 date UK tour in 2019, which wraps up in December.

As Ben says: “The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.”

Ben Elton exploded onto the comedy scene more than 30 years ago, hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live. Since then Elton has achieved huge success as a stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director. He’s written television shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line, Mr Bean and many more, as well writing and directing two feature films: 2000’s Maybe Baby and 2017’s Australian-made Three Summers.

A highly respected author, Elton has published 16 best-selling novels, six of which became number one bestsellers. Elton is also widely known for his writing for the stage which includes three smash hit West End plays and the global phenomenon We Will Rock You based on the music of British rock legends Queen.

A serial award winner, he has won three BAFTAs, two Laurence Olivier Awards, The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award, The Golden Dagger UK Crime Writer of the Year Award, The Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Eurovision Golden Rose D’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

You-Know-Who is not the only one who has returned—Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger are back as well in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant screen in high-definition and accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. See Harry and his friends race through the Department of Mysteries, practice Defense Against the Dark Arts in secret, and endure Professor Umbridge—all with Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score!

Nicholas Buc – Conductor

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The Gipsy Kings – Cancelled

Unfortunately, the Gipsy Kings performance on Saturday 18th of April has been cancelled.

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World-renowned flamenco, rock and pop musicians, The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, the original songwriters and guitarists on hits such as ‘Bamboleo’, ‘Volare’ ‘Djobi Djoba’ and ‘Bem Bem Maria’ are returning to tour Australia this April! 

The band who captured the world’s imagination 25 years ago went platinum with their self-titled debut album and became a genuine world music phenomenon with the hit ‘Bamboleo’. Since then, the band have gone on to perform live in every corner of the globe and sold over fourteen million albums worldwide. Their compilation The Best of Gipsy Kings was in the charts for over a year.  

In their native Gipsy language ‘gitane’ they introduced listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles, vigorous guitar work and passionate vocals; this indigenous traditional style is known as “rumba flamenca“.  

Over the years The Gipsy Kings—whose members hail from the gypsy settlements in Arles and Montpelier in the south of France—have included singers and guitarists from the Reyes (Canut, Nicolas, Pablo and Patchai) and Baliardo families (Diego, Paco and Tonino). Lead singer Nicolas Reyes is the son of famed Flamenco singer José Reyes, who, with Manitas de Plata, sold millions of records in the 1960s and 70s.  

As founding members, songwriters and singers – Tonino Baliardo and Nicolas Reyes hold the torch and continue The Gipsy Kings long family tradition. Don’t miss this high-energy celebration! 

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HUBRIS – Cancelled

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If the event shall postpone due to the current health advice, All tickets purchased for the original dates will be honoured for the rescheduled dates with Ticketek.

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Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect

Comedian and SNL and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan is bringing his ‘No Disrespect’ tour to Australia & New Zealand in May 2020!

Tracy Morgan is one of the most well-respected comedians in his field, known for his roles across seven seasons of 30 Rock, where he received a Supporting Actor Emmy Nomination, and Saturday Night Live, which earned him an Emmy nod for Outstanding Guest Actor. TBS’s The Last O.G., which Morgan executive produces and stars in, was recently picked up for a third season. He also recently appeared in Paramount’s What Men Want, opposite Taraji P. Henson.

Morgan has had stand-up specials for Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central, and has headlined comedy tours and festivals around the world. In 2009, he released his first book, I Am The New Black, a compilation of anecdotes and serious moments that shaped him and his career. He has also had memorable voiceovers in G-Force, Rio and Rio 2 and the Oscar-nominated Boxtrolls.

Tracy can next be heard voicing the role of “Fox” in Netflix’s November 2019 series, Green Eggs & Ham, as well as “Caption Caveman” in the upcoming 2020 feature, Scoob. Additional film credits include The Longest Yard alongside Adam Sandler, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Head of State, Son of No One, Why Stop Now and Fist Fight.

GRAND CONCERT TOUR 2019

Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra (JSO) and Jakarta Oratorio Society (JOS) founded in 2009 and 1986 by Stephen Tong, started as to revive classical music which once dominated SE Asia. With over 15 performances annually, JSO is considered as the prominent symphony orchestra in Indonesia, while JOS with its over 30 years of experience is considered to be one of the leading choruses in Indonesia specialising in oratorio works. Since 2017, both JSO and JOS have been touring and performed in 17 cities, attracting over 45,000 audiences. Within 2 weeks, its 2018 performance in Esplanade (Singapore) was fully sold out and had one of the best-recorded attendances at Wei Wu Ying (Kaohsiung) and National Concert Hall (Taipei).

JSO and JOS, the artists-in-residence of Aula Simfonia Jakarta will visit Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to perform beautiful melodies from orchestral works as well as the greatest oratorio choral pieces, such as Beethoven 9th Symphony (Finale). May this become a new influence on the neighbouring country of Indonesia.

Rossini – William Tell Overture
Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro
Sibelius – Finlandia
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 (Finale)

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Jo Koy – Just Kidding World Tour

After a sell-out tour in Australia last year, Jo Koy is on his way back as part of his Just Kidding World Tour! As one of today’s premiere stand-up comics Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. The comedian, who pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, sells-out arenas and theatres across the world.

In 2017, Koy broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at 23,000 tickets and 11 sold-out shows at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu. In response, the mayor’s office in Honolulu proclaimed November 24th as “Jo Koy Day.” The comedian continued his record-breaking streak by being the only comedian to sell out 6 shows at The Warfield in San Francisco. He then broke the attendance record at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg with 4 sold-out shows. In 2019, Koy sold-out 5 shows at the San Diego Civic Theatre, the most consecutive sold-out shows for a comedian. He recently became the only comedian to sell 17,000+ tickets, over 30 shows (in one year) at the Brea Improv.

He was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the 2018 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has had four highly rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. His 2019 Netflix special, ​Comin’ In Hot is currently streaming world-wide. Koy is on a mission to educate the masses on how to raise a millennial, the intricacies of Filipino traditions, and more!

In 2019, the comedian reached #1 on the Billboard Charts for his stand-up comedy album, ​Live From Seattle.​ H​e can also be heard on his weekly podcast, ​The Koy Pond with Jo Koy ​by Starburns Audio. Listeners can dive in each week as Koy welcomes friends and fellow comedians to share their hilarious insights on life.

Koy has appeared on over 140 episodes of ​Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: ​The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Lights Out with David Spade, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, Beat Bobby Flay, The Breakfast Club, Celebrity Page TV,​ ​World’s Funniest Fails and Sean In The Wild.

This tour is going to be HUGE! Don’t miss out!

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Operation Ouch! Live on Stage

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, A SECOND SHOW HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!

TV’s favourite doctors return to Australia these summer school holidays with a brand new show! Following two sell-out Australian tours, and a smash-hit season in London’s West End, Dr Chris and Dr Xand are back in Australia.

This brilliant show will be packed with all-new crazy experiments and amazing facts, as the doctors explore the fascinating world of biology, showing you the incredible things your body can do. Plus, they’ll share the best bits from the award-winning TV show, Operation Ouch!

Why do new challenges and adventures sometimes feel scary? What exactly happens to the food you eat? How do your eyes work? All these questions and more will be answered when Dr Chris and Dr Xand take to the stage this summer … all in the name of medical science!

Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken are Oxford University-trained doctors and still work in medicine. Dr Chris is based at University College London Hospital and Dr Xand is the Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs.

As well as Operation Ouch!, they have appeared in other TV shows such as The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed, Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis, Horizon, Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?, Blow Your Mind, Horizon, Sugar V Fat, Which Doctor?, The Secret Life Of Twins, and Medicine Men Go Wild.

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Dylan Moran – Dr Cosmos Tour

Legendary Irish comedian Dylan Moran is returning to Australia with a brand-new show Dr. Cosmos. Moran will once again offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation.  

Moran has been called the Oscar Wilde of comedy and his famed style – deadpan, witty and crackpot lyricism – promises to be an unmissable journey through his interpretations of the world, swerving cliche to offer a cutting blow to our idiosyncrasies.

Dylan Moran is a comedian, actor and writer who, in 1996 at the Edinburgh Fringe, became the youngest ever winner of the Perrier Award. He went on to co-write and star in Black Books which won two BAFTAs. Other notable screen roles include Notting Hill, Calvary, Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run. Moran has toured the world many times, including versions of his show as far afield as Kazakhstan, Ukraine and across the US. His last tour, Off the Hook, took in 149 dates across the globe.

Don’t miss the one and only Dylan Moran! These shows will sell out!

JUST ANNOUNCED! Due to popular demand, Dylan Moran will now be taking the stage for a second show on Friday 15 November.

★★★★ “Trumping Shakespeare, he reduces life to four ages: “Child, failure, old and dead”. Faced with one-liners as killing as that the world suddenly seems a better place.”

The Telegraph

★★★★ “His comedy takes on an existential dimension, as tubby, nicotine-starved, emasculated Moran comes to represent the struggles we all wage for meaning and connection”

The Guardian

★★★★ “High-octane riffs from Irish master of grumpiness…spellbinding”

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★★★★ “In his heightened ideas and vocabulary, Moran compulsively swerves clichés as he builds up layers of laughs… funny and fascinating, and utterly deserving of his place in the modern classics’

The Times