Five fab musical acts
Whether it's a favourite old band or a bright new star, a great live musical performance is a truly unique experience. If it has been a while since you've been to see a fantastic live act, why not treat yourself? Here is our list of the best artists touring the nation between now and the end of 2015 to get you dancing in the aisles!
Sir Elton John
Where: Sydney, Hunter Valley, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide
When: December 2015
Cost: Tickets starting from $122.
Memorable moment: Sir Elton’s heart-breaking tribute to Princess Diana, 'Candle In The Wind'.
Top songs: 'Your Song' (1970), 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' (1973) and 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' (1974).
Did you know? Elton John's ‘All the Hits’ gig at the former Sydney Entertainment Centre will officially be the final musical event taking place in the famous venue. Having performed there a whopping 45 times, Elton John holds the record for the greatest number of performances at the venue. The spectacular live show will also feature a twelve metre-wide chandelier.
Where: Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Hunter Valley
When: October-November 2015
Cost: From $160.
Memorable moment: The era-defining track 'Go Your Own Way', from their 1977 breakthrough album 'Rumours'.
Top songs: ‘The Chain’ (1977), 'Go Your Own Way (1977), and 'Dreams' (1977).
Did you know? This tour is the first time the original five-piece has been reunited since 1998. All original members will be in attendance with Christine McVie rejoining members Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks after a nearly two-decade-long absence! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see one of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands in full flight.
Where: Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne
When: October 2015
Cost: From $111.
Memorable moment: The grandiose heights of the 1997's smash-hit 'Let Me Entertain You'
Top songs: 'Angels' (1997), 'Better Man' (2001), and 'Rock DJ' (2000).
Did you know? This year's 'Let Me Entertain You Tour' looks set to follow in the footsteps of his juggernaut 2006 tour, which saw the showman play to nearly half a million Australians! This time around, armed with his greatest hits and a hat full of well-crafted covers, the UK singing sensation is sure to entertain you...
Where: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth, Darwin
When: September - October 2015
Cost: From $96.
Memorable moment: Her brave performance of "We Shall Overcome", the civil rights anthem, at the 'March on Washington' in August of 1963.
Top songs: 'There but for Fortune' (1964), 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' (1971), and 'Diamonds And Rust' (1975).
Did you know? Joan Baez played an important role in the civil rights movement in the 1960’s. Along with her former musical and personal partner Bob Dylan, Joan Baez’s voice has become synonymous with the fight for freedom and liberty. Stitching together a vast tapestry of musical styles and spanning several decades, her repertoire is a must-see.
Where: Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne
When: November - December 2015
Cost: Tickets starting from around $100.
Memorable moment: The opening riff of 1980's hard-rocking tribute to former singer Bon Scott, 'Back In Black'.
Top songs: 'It's A Long Way To The Top' (1975), 'Dirty Deeds' (1976) and 'You Shook Me All Night Long' (1980).
Did you know? This is AC/DC's first Australian tour since 2008's 'Black Ice' Tour. On that tour, the monolithic Aussie rock act played to more than five millions fans spread out across more than a hundred cities around the world! With their new album 'Rock or Bust' ripping up the worldwide charts, it's time to pull out that faded black t-shirt and get loud.
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