MASSIMO BOTTURA – The World’s No. 1 Chef – LIVE ON STAGE

The charisma, energy, charm, boundless creativity and determination to challenge are reasons enough for Massimo Bottura to be the world’s most in-demand chef. His restaurant, Osteria Francescana, has three Michelin stars and ranks number one on this year’s list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. It’s located in Northern Italy in his hometown city called Modena, where the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti was born.

Massimo is known also from the Netflix original series, Chef’s Table. He pulls traditional Italian dishes apart, mines his memories and presents the familiar in unfamiliar ways. Audiences see hallmarks of Italian cuisine – tortellini, lasagne, risotto – but in completely new forms. On the plate they look like canvases of abstract expressionist painters.

Massimo Bottura is famous in the culinary world for telling the story of his childhood and life in Italy through his cooking, expressing themes of art, history, family, music and more. He is described as “poet, storyteller and artist as much as a cook”. His culinary creations are rooted in the traditions of Northern Italy and his hometown, an ancient city of narrow streets and grand piazzas where they’ve been making parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar the same way for centuries. It’s where Bottura’s love of food began when he was just a little boy, hiding under the kitchen table. Massimo said, “I remember my grandmother was rolling pasta. In the meantime, what I was doing I was stealing the tortellini from under the table and eating it raw.

Herbie Hancock

One of the most revered and controversial figures in jazz – the innovative and influential living jazz legend, HERBIE HANCOCK returns to Australia & New Zealand this June. Hancock is joined by a line-up featuring long-time band member, guitarist Lionel Loueke, Brooklyn-based bassist James Genus and virtuoso drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Having transcended limitations and genres with his unmistakable voice, his illustrious career, now spanning into its sixth decade, has seen the master of jazz claim a staggering 14 Grammy ® Awards including “Album of the Year” and a Lifetime Achievement, an Academy Award for his ‘Round Midnight’ score, a Kennedy Centre Honours Award, five MTV Video Awards and six honorary doctorates. It is without a doubt that throughout Herbie Hancock’s career he has been a driving force of influence, a mainstay of innovation at the forefront of culture, technology, business and music for more than 50 years.

Professor Brian Cox “Universal World Tour”

Lateral Events is pleased to announce Prof Brian Cox’s first world tour ‘Professor Brian Cox Universal World Tour 2019’ will land in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia in June 2019.

Using state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes, presented using ultra-high-resolution LED screen technology, Brian will explore the latest missions to the planets, the nature of space and time from the Big Bang to black holes and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He will also address questions about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge and why we should trust it.

Visual highlights will include a journey around and into a black hole, created in partnership with Double Negative, the four-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company responsible for creating the black hole effects in the movie Interstellar.

Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Cox makes challenging ideas accessible to all, exploring the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it from earth to the edges of the cosmos.

Brian will be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.

Daniel O’Donnell

Ireland’s most popular “easy listening” entertainer returns to Australia in 2019.

Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in Australia and New Zealand for many years and earned himself a loyal following that stretches across both countries.

Daniel, who was awarded an Honorary MBE in 2002 for services to the music industry, has an immense chart history with both record and video sales. To date he has had 20 UK chart albums and 14 UK Top 10 music videos. His most current video release “Songs Of Faith” topped the UK music charts. He is the only artist to feature in the UK album charts each of the last 20 years! Daniel has also received great chart success in Australia with his Showtime DVD reaching No. 6 and his album ”The Jukebox Years” reached No. 36 on the ARIA charts.

He may be a superstar, but Daniel remains as excited and enthusiastic about his work and his fans as when he first launched his career. Daniel has never forgotten that it was the public who gave him his success in the first place, especially as he struggled long and hard to achieve his ambitions.

A native of Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal, Daniel’s concert appearances have taken him from London’s Royal Albert Hall and Dublin’s Point Depot to New York’s Carnegie Hall and Sydney’s Opera House, but he still continues to set himself fresh ambitions and new worlds to conquer.

David Gray (UK)

“…David Gray had the audience with him from the moment the lights went down and the love they threw at the stage didn’t let up” – The West Australian

“Gray’s honest songwriting and passionate performances have earned him what today’s transient pop stars could only wish to have – loyal fans in it for the long haul” – Herald Sun

After scaling enormous heights with album sales over 12 million (including the highest selling album ever to-date in Ireland with ‘White Ladder’), BAFTA, Brit and Grammy nominations, a Q Award, two Ivor Novellos and much more, David Gray returns revitalised with a new perspective, energy and new sound to take to his adoring Australian fanbase.

The English singer-songwriter’s breakthrough album ‘White Ladder’ first introduced him to Australian audiences in 1998 and was a showcase for his tempered roar of a voice, as it is for his finely-honed powers of social observation. His wit’s-end ballad “This Year’s Love’’ proved that it is often the simplest emotions that hit the hardest.

In 2005 Gray’s seventh album ‘Life in Slow Motion’ debuted at No.8 in the Charts in Australia and was followed by ‘Draw The Line’, ‘Foundling’ and ‘Mutineers’ all hitting the charts in Australia. David’s eleventh studio album ‘Gold In A Brass Age’, will be released in early 2019 and will be performed live in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne next April along with his back-catalogue of career-defining songs.

With a loyal Australian fanbase and a plethora of albums to enjoy, there’s no doubt tickets to see David Gray live in Australia this April will be in high demand.

 

Sarah Millican – Control Enthusiast

Award-winning comedian and writer Sarah Millican is back with a brand new show!

You’ll learn about road rage, Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, how to tee up a compliment, plus tips on knicker buying and how to talk to shop assistants.

Following on from her fifth sold-out UK tour, Control Enthusiast marks ten years since Sarah established herself as one of the leading lights of the British Comedy scene by winning the Best Newcomer Award at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe. In the subsequent years, Sarah has gone on to host three series of her critically acclaimed BBC2 series The Sarah Millican Television Programme, for which she received two BAFTA nominations and has become a familiar face on primetime shows such as QI, Live at the Apollo and The Royal Variety Performance.

In October 2017 she released her first book, How To Be Champion, which is part autobiography, part self-help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman. It became The Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller on release and shot back into the bestseller list when published in paperback in May 2018.

Sarah is also a founder member of Standard Issue, a smart, funny magazine style podcast made for women by women.

Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck – the legendary live entertainer – has announced his eagerly anticipated return down under, with ‘The Man I Want To Be Tour,’ set to land in theatres around Australia and New Zealand in March 2019.

Returning for the first time since his sold out run in 2015, Engelbert will be performing in iconic theatres around the country, from Sydney’s State Theatre to Melbourne’s Palais, showcasing music from his latest record “50”, as well seminal hits like “Quando Quando Quando”, “Release Me”, “A Man Without Love”, “The Last Waltz” and “Am I That Easy To Forget”.

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live!!

**BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH RETURNS WITH HIS SMASH HIT SHOW**

ANH DO – THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE!!

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real-life stories, photos, and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.

“irrepressible good humour, infectious energy and bright optimism”…The Sydney Morning Herald

“the happiest audience experience I have ever had”…Arts Hub

“Two thumbs, five stars, show of the season” www.themusic.com.au