An Evening With Pat Metheny

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.

 

 

Jorge Masvidal

WORLD’s HOTTEST FIGHTER JORGE ‘GAMEBRED’ MASVIDAL ON HIS WAY DOWNUNDER

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# MASVIDAL IS A REAL LIFE ROCKY STORY

Following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali , Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor comes the baddest man on the planet, the worlds hottest fighter, will give his diehard fans the opportunity to take part in ‘An Evening With JORGE MASVIDAL. It’s their chance to hear untold stories, career highlight and Q&A. Fans will also be have options to attend private dinners, training sessions, bid on memorabilia and of course have you’re photo taken with the one and only existing BAD MUTHER F**CKER BELT. Jorge is set to land in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with tickets on Sale Thursday 19th December.

Jorge Masvidal has just posted to his millions of social media followers “AUSTRALIA, soon you have a blessing coming your way. Jorge “ Gamebred” Masvidal AKA Street Jesus. AKA the soul snatcher, AKA I’ll F@@@ You Up! AKA I don’t give a F@@@ AKA The Man Himself, AKA BMF, AKA the list goes on. Meet& greets, dinners and training, sign up now at Jorgemasvidal.com.au “

Masvidal is a real life Rocky story. From loss after loss in 2017 to a 16 month lay off and back with a BANG in 2019 to beat Darren Till in March, set the world record for the fastest KO in UFC history with his 5 second victory over Ben Askren in July 2019 and then to beat Nate Diaz and win the BMF belt last month at Madison Square Garden in front of President Trump, Dwayne Johnson and Roberto Duran.

The Gipsy Kings

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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Daniel Sloss

International superstar Daniel Sloss returns to Australia with a brand new show. 2019 was a huge year for Daniel with a world tour that spanned 40 countries and culminated in the release of his latest critically acclaimed comedy special on HBO across Canada and the United States.

He is one of the hottest touring comedians in the world, so don’t miss your chance to see him live when he comes to Australia for a strictly limited run of shows.

‘Deliciously dark stand-up…’ ✶✶✶✶✶ – Mail on Sunday

‘Hilarious…There is something effortlessly charming about Daniel Sloss… Devastatingly intelligent…Sloss is a festival highlight. See him.’ ✶✶✶✶✶ – The Age

‘Simply world class…hilarious…’ ✶✶✶✶ – Herald Sun

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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

Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing

Emmy-nominated television personality, podcaster and hairstylist to the stars, Jonathan Van Ness, is set to bring his Road to Beijing world tour to Australia this February!

As the star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness has become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. For the first time, he will bring that energy to the stand-up stages in Australia and New Zealand in February 2020, with his unforgettable live show, serving cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling. It’s all inspired by his ongoing attempt—and lifelong obsession—to become a figure-skating prodigy just in time for the next Olympic cycle, which just so happens to be in 2022 in Beijing!

As well as shining as Queer Eye’s groomer, hair guru and self-care advocate, Jonathan starred on the Emmy-nominated series “Gay of Thrones” (Funny or Die), a witty social commentary series recapping HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Launched in 2013, the series just wrapped its seventh and final season and garnered Emmy nominations in 2016 and 2018 for ‘Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.’

Van Ness also continues to work on his passion project, his podcast “Getting Curious,” a weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan is curious about. The podcast was listed as one of the Top Podcasts of 2018 by Time Magazine, and recently won the iHeart Radio Award for Best LGBTQ Podcast. 2018 was a breakthrough year for Jonathan, who realized two new passions – for the arts of stand-up comedy and figure skating. Most recently, Jonathan announced that his revelatory memoir, OVER THE TOP, will be released in September 24, 2019.

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