I absolutely adore this chick! She’s engaged to Newcastle’s Morgan Evans, who’s a staple in the KOFM/Hit 106.9 studios performing live. Can’t wait to meet Kelsea
SAM SMITH RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND IN NOVEMBER FOR THE THRILL OF IT ALL WORLD TOUR 2018
On the cusp of his sold-out Sydney Opera House performance tomorrow evening, Frontier Touring are delighted to announce that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand on his The Thrill Of It All World Tour this November.
Taking his acclaimed sophomore album The Thrill Of It All (out now via Capitol Records/EMI Music) on the road, Smith will perform five arena shows across our fine shores in what will be his first AU & NZ tour in three years.
Upon its release last November, The Thrill Of It All debuted at the top of the charts in the United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand and at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart, and has already gathered more than 2.1 million album sales worldwide.
‘The second LP from English retro-soul powerhouse Sam Smith doubles down on the magnificent, gender-nonconforming voice he showcased on his 2014 debut, In the Lonely Hour. The results knight one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.’ - Rolling Stone
‘Thank you to the gentleman who trampled Sam Smith’s heart since the last time we shared his suffering. Your loss is our gain.’ - Herald Sun
First rising to fame after featuring on Disclosure’s smash hit ‘Latch’, Smith has gone from strength-to-strength since the release of 5x Platinum (AU) debut album In The Lonely Hour (2014) and James Bond theme ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ winning an array of awards including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, three Brit Awards, three Billboard Music Awards and four Grammys, among others.
Dedicating the past few years to performing to sold-out audiences across the globe and honing his songwriting talent in the studio, Smith’s return to recorded music in late 2017 with single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ was welcomed with open arms.
‘Smith’s magical, tragical voice is its own kind of classicism’ – Variety
‘It’s been a long wait since 2015, but if the rest of his upcoming album is as moving as this new song, it has certainly been worth it.’ - Vulture
Accompanied by an equally emotive video, the stirring ballad became Smith’s first #1 single in Australia and New Zealand and sixth in the UK.
To celebrate The Thrill Of It All’s release last November, Smith performed a collection of new and classic tracks in a world exclusive, one-off BBC 60-minute special. Backed by his own band and the BBC Concert Orchestra, tracks like ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Burning’ were given an added dimension as Smith’s vocals soared alongside the lush symphonic sounds.
The Thrill Of It All World Tour will see Smith play some of his biggest venues to date across UK, Europe and the United States before arriving in Australia and New Zealand this Spring.
Smith’s Australian and New Zealand shows have a habit of selling out at speed, with his upcoming Sydney Opera House performance selling out in just minutes. If history is anything to go by, fans are encouraged to act quickly to secure their tickets to The Thrill Of It All World Tour!
Friday 2 November – Spark Arena, Auckland
Tuesday 6 November – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 10 November – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Friday 16 November – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday 20 November – Perth Arena, Perth
IMAGINE DRAGONS COMING TO OZ
EVOLVE WORLD TOUR
TOURING AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND – MAY 2018
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE TEMPER TRAP
They last stormed Australia and New Zealand two years ago in support of their chart-topping second album, Smoke + Mirrors. In 2017 they smashed radio worldwide with huge singles ‘Thunder’, ‘Believe’ and ‘Whatever It Takes’. Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons will bring their Evolve World Tour to Australia and New Zealand for Frontier Touring in May 2018, for a blazing six-date run – including their first ever show in Wellington!
Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons – frontman Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman – have had a massive past 12 months thanks to their third album, Evolve. Released in June 2017, Evolve produced Billboard’s second longest #1 single run in the US chart’s history with ‘Believer’, also providing the band’s fourth Top 10 hit in the majestic, beat-heavy ‘Thunder’. What’s more, in 2017 Imagine Dragons were ranked the sixth most streamed band on Spotify worldwide!
In Australia, Evolve debuted at #4 on the ARIA Album Charts, coming in at #3 in New Zealand. The band collaborated closely with Swedish producers Mattman & Robin (Pink, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo) and Joel Little (best known for Lorde’s Pure Heroine) on their latest listen; driving the songwriting process was a desire to strip their sound back, culminating into a collection of songs featuring killer guitars, sensitive vocals and above all, unparalleled honesty.
‘EVOLVE IS AN ‘80S FLECKED, POWER-ROCK PUMPING STATION’ – NME
‘THEIR KINETIC ENERGY IS INTOXICATING, AND FRONTMAN DAN REYNOLDS HAS AN INCREDIBLE PRESENCE AS HE HOPS UP AND DOWN…’ – THE MUSIC
‘‘THERE’S A PROPULSIVE PERCUSSIVE ELEMENT TO THEIR SET THAT GETS THE BLOOD PUMPING.’ – THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Just recently Imagine Dragons conquered the American Music Awards, performing on stage with Khalid for ‘Young, Dumb and Broke’ and ‘Thunder’ (watch here) and taking out the trophy for ‘Favourite Pop/Rock Group’. Frontman Reynolds even used the event to show his support for LGBTQ youth.
Currently on the Evolve World Tour, the quartet intitally built their grassroots following via an independently released string of EPs, before breaking out globally with multi-platinum debut album Night Visions back in 2012. It would see them embark on their first world tour, which turned into an extensive five-year run. Night Visions marked the first of several career highlights for Imagine Dragons, the album reaching #4 on the ARIA Album Chart and becoming Spotify’s most-streamed album, thanks to smash hits including the diamond-selling ‘Radioactive’ – which took out ‘Best Rock Performance’ at the 2014 Grammys.
Imagine Dragons continued their milestone-laden run with 2015’s largely self-produced sophomore record, Smoke + Mirrors. Filled with engaging hooks, dark lyricism and industrial undertones – see third single ‘Shots’ – Smoke + Mirrors became their first #1 on the US Billboard 200. This led to a mammoth run of sold-out shows on their second world tour, including Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
Joining the band on their arena tour is special guests The Temper Trap, who return after the success of their latest album Thick As Thieves, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and became their second album to take out the top spot. With chart-topping hits such as ‘Thick As Thieves’, ‘Lost’, ‘Fall Together’, ‘Sweet Disposition’ and ‘Need Your Love’, the band return to their home, with singer Dougy Mandagi sounding better than ever. Rumours of new music are circulating – don’t miss The Temper Trap at these epic shows!
“THE STRENGTH OF MANDAGI’S VOICE DID NOT CEASE TO AMAZE, WITH HIS HAIR-RAISING FALSETTO CUTTING THROUGH…” – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Backed with a collection of fresh songs, and a set sharpened from rigorous touring on this current world run, don’t miss the chance to see Imagine Dragons breathe fire into every venue they hit on their upcoming Evolve World Tour in May 2018!
Saturday 12 May – Perth, Perth Arena
Tuesday 15 May – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Friday 18 May – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday 19 May – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Monday 21 May – Spark Arena, Auckland
Wednesday 23 May – TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
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RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR SET TO KICK OFF ON FEBRUARY 19 IN BRISBANE
SYDNEY, AU (AUG 29, 2018) –Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band MAROON 5 will bring their RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR to Australia in February 2019 for three exclusive concerts.
The band will play live at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre on February 19, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on February 21 and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on February 22.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 11am Monday, September 10.
My Live Nation members can also be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 11am Friday, September 7 and concluding at 5pm Sunday, September 9 (local times).
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.
Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 12 Top 10 entries, earned 20 Top 40 hits making them the only band to ever do so, sold over 36 million albums, 48 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries.
The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, “Songs About Jane” and their double platinum album, “It Won’t be Soon Before Long”. Maroon 5 went on to release studio albums, “Hands All Over”, which featured the anthemic ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ and ‘Overexposed’. The band’s fifth studio album, “V”, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and featured the #1 hit singles ‘Maps,’ ‘Animals’ and ‘Sugar,’ helping the band set a record for the most #1’s by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history, with 9 in total. The music video for the album’s GRAMMY- nominated single ‘Sugar’ has notably logged a record setting 2+ billion views to date.
Maroon 5 released their 6th studio album, “Red Pill Blues”, in late 2017 via Interscope/ Universal Music Australia. The debut single off the album, ‘What Lovers Do,’ [feat. SZA] introduced the band’s latest body of work with a proverbial bang; accumulating over 574 million Spotify streams and 252 millionYouTube/VEVO views.
‘Girls Like You,’ Maroon 5’s most recent single, spent its fifth consecutive week at #1 on Top 40, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #1 on iTunes and Spotify, all while accumulating almost 300 million Spotify streams and 679 million YouTube/ VEVO views.
RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR
ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19
QUDOS BAND ARENA, SYDNEY THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22
TICKETS ON SALE 11AM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
My Live Nation pre-sale begins 11am Friday, September 7 until 5pm Sunday, September 9