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Spark to bring big sounds to Kiwi music lovers
Spark is partnering with Live Nation Entertainment, and event promoters C3 Presents and CRS Presents to bring Auckland's newest music festival, Auckland City Limits, to Western Springs Stadium in March next year.
Spark’s support of the event follows the digital services provider’s wider move into the music space, which involves strategic partnerships with Spotify, Live Nation and Rhythm & Vines.
Spark GM of Marketing, Clive Ormerod, says the event is about music fans coming together: “Hanging out with mates and family is part of the quintessential Kiwi summer – made even better with music. Festivals like this let us do that together on a big, exciting scale. They also provide a national stage for New Zealand’s own talent, and attract top international acts.
“Over the past year we’ve helped tens of thousands of people enjoy priority access and unforgettable moments with their favourite artists. With Auckland City Limits we’ll be doing that again – giving customers the opportunity to get closer to the music they love and to discover new artists.”
Ormerod says Spark will provide engaging and personal experiences for customers at Auckland City Limits, and will be revealing these exciting plans in the coming months.
The one day festival on 19 March 2016 promises a full line-up of over 40 local and international acts. The first announcement of artists will be 3 November.
Campbell Smith from CRS Presents says, "We want to produce a live music festival experience that is memorable and spectacular, created and curated specifically for Auckland".
The event is aligned with the Austin City Limits festival, launched in 2002 in Austin, Texas. Charlie Walker of C3 Presents, promoters of the Austin event, believes the format will work well in Auckland. He says, "New Zealand offers an incredibly rich musical and cultural foundation to deliver a world-class festival that Auckland can be proud of."
Spark will offer customers exclusive presales to Auckland City Limits through its Spark Thanks programme on Thursday 5 November at 9am. For more information, music lovers can head to https://www.spark.co.nz/myspark/thanks.html
Live Nation and Telstra Announce Strategic Partnership
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (Oct. 13 2015) – Live Nation Australia, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company, today announced a major strategic partnership with Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company.
The multi-year partnership goes beyond the traditional music sponsorship and delivers a program of activity against an “always-on” strategic approach, which is a first for both Live Nation Australia and Telstra.
Telstra customers, via the ‘Telstra Thanks’ loyalty program, will gain access to an exciting range of Live Nation benefits, including a first to market 48-hour priority exclusive pre-sale ticket access to all Live Nation music tours, ‘Money Can’t Buy’ experiences, VIP packages, exclusive content and merchandise, all aimed at improving the fan experience.
Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: “We welcome Telstra to our family of brand partners. We only partner with the best brands available and Telstra and its Thanks loyalty program is undoubtedly the industry leader in Australia when it comes to rewarding customers through music experiences.”
Telstra joins National Australia Bank, Qantas, Europcar, NSW Health, Spark (NZ), plus international partners American Express and Hilton Hotels and Resorts as current Live Nation Australia brand partners.
The partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency, mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australia joint-venture company.
Greg Segal, managing director of mixitup, said: “We look forward to working with Telstra to deliver exciting benefits to their customers and to assist them to truly partner with the live performance industry.”
LIVE NATION and NEW SOUTH WALES HEALTH RENEW PARTNERSHIP
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (SEPTEMBER 22, 2015) - Live Nation Australia, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company, announces the renewal of its partnership with New South Wales Health (NSW Health).
The initial one-year partnership has provided NSW Health with an opportunity to engage and educate young people about sexual health, whilst attending Live Nation events. The NSW Health campaign, ‘Play Safe’, targets young people aged 15 – 29 years to encourage responsible sexual behaviour and regular testing for Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs).
In addition to the NSW Health activations at live events, education and awareness has been created through online platforms and ticketing promotions to create relevant engagement with NSW-based audiences.
Based on the success of the first year, both parties have commenced a new partnership with similar benefits to continue the health promotion activities.
Dr Chris Bourne, head of the NSW Sexually Transmissible Infections Programs Unit, said: “The Live Nation partnership is a fantastic opportunity which enables us to reach young people across NSW to increase the awareness of sexual health and STIs.
“Young people aged 15-29 years have the highest rates of STIs in NSW with more than 16,500 Chlamydia notifications in the last year.
“The partnership has given us a presence at live music concerts to reach audiences with the ‘Play Safe’ messages and run social media competitions to increase awareness and normalise sexual health,” Dr Bourne said.
Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are very pleased to be extending our partnership with NSW Health and providing our audiences with the opportunity to better understand this issue affecting our communities. We look forward to further evolving our partnership to provide NSW Health with more targeted opportunities.”
Live Nation’s partnership with NSW Health maintains its status as one of a limited number of exclusive brand partnerships Live Nation Australia has entered into.
The partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency, mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australia and New Zealand joint-venture company.
Live Nation & National Australia Bank Announce Major Australian Partnership
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (Sept. 16 2015) – Live Nation Australia, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company, is pleased to announce an official partnership with the National Australia Bank (NAB), one of Australia’s largest financial institutions.
The new multi-year association will provide customers of the NAB Group, including its Wealth Management Division, MLC with an exciting suite of Live Nation benefits, including exclusive access to concert ticketing, VIP packages, ‘Money Can’t Buy’ experiences and specialised content.
The partnership positions NAB as an official brand partner of Live Nation Australia and offers NAB nationwide category exclusivity across the financial services sector. MLC is also named as a superannuation partner.
NAB Acting Chief Marketing Officer Michael Nearhos said the bank was delighted to enter into this new partnership with Live Nation.
“We look forward to bringing these exciting benefits from the partnership to our customers. It will enable us to even further reward and recognize our customers with exclusive ticketing offers and VIP experiences. We’re continually looking for ways we can show our customers how much we value and appreciate them — live entertainment is the ideal platform for us to do so,” he said.
The NAB partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency, mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australasia joint-venture company.
Greg Segal, managing director of mixitup, said: “Live Nation continues to partner with industry leaders and companies who genuinely wish to reward and thank their customers. NAB has a proven track record of expertly leveraging their partnerships, particularly in sport, and this partnership is their first foray into music. We look forward to working with NAB on various campaigns to leverage the ever-growing live music space and are excited about what we can create together.”
Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: “Live Nation continues to offer brands an innovative sponsorship property to develop a deeper level of customer and staff engagement. Being able to tailor our benefits to suit an organisation the size of NAB has validated the scale we can provide. We have admired their long-term partnerships with the likes of the AFL and how they have developed over time to include various grass roots programs that have assisted the league to grow and broaden its reach.”
Live Nation’s partnership with NAB is one of a limited number of exclusive brand partnerships Live Nation Australia and New Zealand has entered into and sees NAB join current brand partners Qantas, Europcar, NSW Health, Spark (NZ), American Express, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts.
To find out more on how your brand can partner with Live Nation email email@example.com
For additional information, visit www.mixitup.com.au
BLACK SABBATH !
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 - It's the Beginning of THE END.
It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard.
In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.
Now it ENDS, the final tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story.
BLACK SABBATH’s farewell tour, THE END, begins January 2016 in the USA and lands in Australia on April 15, and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever.
Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 10am Monday September 21.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 2pm Tuesday September 15 until 2pm Thursday September 18. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.
My Live Nation members may also be among the first to access tickets during the pre-sale commencing at 2pm Friday September 18.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.
Madonna - Rebel Heart Tour - Australia & New Zealand 2016
Australia (June 22nd, 2015) – Live Nation announced today that Madonna will make a historic return to Australia performing live for the first time in 23 years as well as her first ever shows in New Zealand, with her Rebel Heart Tour. The tour will kick off at Vector Arena on March 5th and 6th in Auckland, followed by the Australian dates presented by Telstra Thanks® and including concerts March 12th & 13th in Melbourne, March 19th & 20th in Sydney and March 26th & 27th in Brisbane. General public tickets go on sale Monday, July 6th at 10am.
The Rebel Heart Tour begins in Montreal on September 9th and continues throughout North America and UK/Europe. “Madonna continues to be one of the most successful touring artists in history. Her shows are always legendary and we are thrilled to have her back on tour,” says Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour in Australia is presented by Telstra Thanks. Telstra customers will have access to a pre-sale from Tuesday, June 30th at 11am through to Thursday, July 2nd at 5pm as well a range of great experiences when the tour arrives in Australia. Pre-register for a unique code now at telstra.com/music. The partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australia and New Zealand joint-venture company.
In New Zealand, Spark customers will be eligible for a pre-sale opportunity beginning Tuesday June 30th at 11am through to Thursday July 2nd at 5pm. New Zealand Spark customers can register now for a unique code at www.spark.co.nz
The Rebel Heart Tour follows the March 9 release of Madonna’s critically acclaimed 13th studio album - Rebel Heart - by Interscope Records. A week after its release Rebel Heart debuted at No. 1 in Australia making it Madonna’s eleventh No. 1 album on the Australian ARIA Charts, tying the record for most number one albums on the chart. In the United States the album shot to the top of the Billboard Sales Chart. The first two singles from the album, "Living for Love" and "Ghosttown" went to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts, and Madonna subsequently set a new world record becoming the only artist to have 45 Number One songs on any chart in Billboard History. On June 16th, Madonna released the “Bitch I’m Madonna” EP featuring ten remixes from Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Junior Sanchez, and more.
Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer who has sold a record breaking 300 million records, Madonna’s reputation as one of the most successful, provocative and enduring live performers of all time speaks for itself. The 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet tour is the highest grossing tour of all time for a solo artist and the 2012 MDNA tour was the most successful tour of that year.
In both New Zealand and Australia Citi® Cardholders will be eligible for a pre-sale opportunity beginning Wednesday, June 24th at 10am through Friday, June 26th at 5pm. For tickets visit livenation.com.au / livenation.co.nz.
Tickets for the Rebel Heart concerts in New Zealand and Australia will go on sale on Monday, July 6th at 10am through ticketek.com.au or 132 849 for Australia and ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800 111 999 for New Zealand.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.
Live Nation and Europcar Announce Partnership across Australia and New Zealand
Live Nation Australasia, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company, is pleased to announce an official partnership with Europcar Australia and New Zealand as the exclusive car rental partner across Australia and New Zealand.
The three-year partnership brings together travel and live entertainment, connecting Europcar with some of the biggest live events throughout Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Europcar will become the preferred supplier for Live Nation’s vehicle hire.
As part of the partnership, customers of Europcar will gain access to an exciting suite of Live Nation benefits including exclusive content, ‘Money Can’t Buy’ experiences and VIP ticketing to Live Nation events. Additional benefits will also be available to Europcar Privilege members.
Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: “We welcome Europcar to the family of brand partners and look forward to working with them on enhancing their customer value proposition and loyalty program. Live Nation’s 2015 calendar of events is truly exciting for our brand partners as we continue to provide the best all-round entertainment offering for a select group of exclusive partners.”
Ron Santiago, managing director of Europcar Australia and New Zealand, said: “This relationship is highly valuable to Europcar customers, our Privilege members and Live Nation ticket holders. Travel and live events belong together, and we want to ensure these special experiences are memorable. Because of this, Live Nation ticket holders will have access to exclusive Europcar car rental offers and enjoy the convenience of booking their car of choice to get to their live event of choice.”
Europcar joins Qantas, Spark, Rdio and NSW Health, plus international partners American Express and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, as current Live Nation Brand Partners.
Live Nation’s partnership with Europcar is one of a limited number of exclusive brand partnerships Live Nation Australia and New Zealand will enter.
The partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australia and New Zealand joint-venture company.
Greg Segal, managing director of mixitup, said: “Live Nation continues to provide benefits that excite and motivate new and existing customers with truly unique opportunities that can be tailored to various objectives. We look forward to working closely with Europcar over the course of our partnership to continue to evolve their loyalty and rewards programs with truly unique opportunities.”
All Five Original Band Members Back Together
The rumours are true - the legendary FLEETWOOD MAC will bring their On With The Show World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
The On With The Show World Tour will mark Fleetwood Mac's first series of concert dates in Australia and New Zealand since 2009's sold-out Unleashed Tour.
Touring as a five-piece for the first time since 1998, one of music's most enduring groups of all time. Fleetwood Mac, will play a selection of arena, stadium and winery shows this October - November.
All five original band members are back together, with Christine McVie rejoining band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks after a 16-year absence.
The news of Fleetwood Mac's return is particularly welcomed by Australian and New New Zealand fans after the band were unfortunately forced to cancel their sold-out 2013 dates.
The On With The Show World Tour will see Fleetwood Mac on stage for close to two and a half hours, showcasing hits and classic songs from their career that spans more than four decades and global album sales in excess of 100 million, including songs such as: 'The Chains', 'Dreams', 'Second Hand News', 'Rihannon', 'Sara', 'Gold Dust Woman', 'Tusk', 'Looking Out For Love', 'Don't Stop', 'Go Your Own Way'.... and the list goes on and on.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am on Wednesday April 1.
My Live Nation members can also be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at midday on Friday March 27 in New Zealand and midday Monday March 30 in Australia. For complete details visit: www.livenation.com.au
Fleetwood Mac's sold out shows throughout North America have garnered rave reviews.
"The principal emotion during the nearly 2 and a half hour performance was the joy of having keyboardist McVie back in this group... She brought high harmonies and several songs, including 'Little Lies', 'You Make Loving Fun' and the closing 'Songbird', back into the repertoire. Nicks hasnt sounded this good since the early 90's. What a rhythm machine and what an articulate emotional guitarist Buckingham is". - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's still magical. Between Buckingham's epic guitar solos, Mick Fleetwood's massive drumming, John McVie's strong bass work, Nick's patented spins to puctuate the lovely, 'Gypsy' and Christine McVie's lush vocals, Fleetwood Mac looked ready to take on what Buckingham has called 'the next chapter'" - Newsday
"Fleetwood Mac has the intricacy, elegance and underlying punch of it's songs.." - The New York Times
"With Christine's songs back in the set, her calm, angular presence back on the stage, there was an undeniable feeling of rejuvenation... Fleetwood and John McVie on bass reminded concert-goers why the band is named for them. They still put a layer of muscle behind everything the band did. Buckingham was ferocious and tireless as lead guitar. This man is a vital musical presence - the soul of the band. Ditto for the vitality of Nicks, its cauldron-stirring spirit... Her showcase songs, 'Landslide', 'Gold Dust Woman', and, especially 'Silver Springs', were the night's highlights" - Chicago Tribune
This is a tour not to be missed. For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.com.au
Sydney - All Phones Arena - Thursday 22 and Saturday 24 October
Perth - Domain Stadium - Friday 30 October
Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena - Monday 2 and Wednesday 4 November
Geelong - Mt Duneed Estate - Saturday 7 November
Brisbane - Entertainment Centre - Tuesday 10 November
Hunter Valley - Hope Estate Winery - Saturday 14 November
Dunedin NZ - Forsyth Barr Stadium - Wenesday 18 November
Auckland NZ - Mt Smart Stadium - Saturday 21 November
Tickets on sale 10am Wednesday April 1.
Madonna to tour Australia for the first time in 23 years!
It has been almost a quater of a century since her last performance on Australian soil - now, at the age of 56, Madonna is set to return as part of her Rebel Heart tour. Billboard has confirmed that the living for Love star will visit Asia and Australia in early 2016. She is touring to promote her 13th studio album, which will be released this week through Interscope Records.
The last time Madonna played to Australian audiences was in 1993, when her girlie show: Live Down Under tour rocked crowds at the Sydney Cricket Ground in what became an HBO special broadcast on television.
Dates have not been established for the Australian leg of the tour, however a statement on Madonna's website says they will be announced soon.
"Madonna continues to be one of the most successful touring artists in history - her shows are legendary and we are thrilled to have her going back on tour," Arthur Fogel, the president of Global Touring and chairman of Global Music, said.
As to touring Australia, Fogel told Billboard that it was "kind of bizarre when you think about it, like a superstar like that hasn't been to a pretty regular touring area for (almost) 25 years."
Madonna has garnered a reputation as one of the most successful live performers. Her 2008/2009 Sticky & Sweet tour is the highest grossing tour of all time for a solo artist.
Motley Crue are coming to Australia!
Hilton Becomes Official Hotel Partner of Live Nation
Unused vacation time. Extended workdays. Forgotten holidays. Year after year and in headline after headline, it's becoming more apparent: the world has lost it's passion to play. Today Hilton Worldwide embarks on a mission to excite and inspire the world to play again with the announcement of a five-year strategic marketing partnership with Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment provider. Through the relationship, Hilton will benefit from Live Nation's fully integrated global music platform including concerts, VIP access, digital media, ticketing, content and performance venues.
Hilton is setting out to inspire a new, healthier mindset - encouraging people to seek out the unfamiliar, to appreciate a different point of view and to learn from every day experiences and travel moments. That mission begins with the launch of 'Hilton at Play', a global campaign created to connect people with enriching and playful experiences. Live Nation will help anchor 'Hilton at Play' and extend the message beyond Hilton's more than 4,250 hotels worldwide.
The partnership will see Hilton become the 'Official Hotel Partner' of Live Nation. Members of Hilton HHonours, Hilton's 42-million-member-strong guest loyalty program, guests and team members will be encouraged to play through experiences such as unique once-in-a-lifetime artist connections as well as highly sought-after concert tickets and private hotel concert events. Additionally, Hilton will receive access to unique content from hotel concert events and select artist connections, a robust digital media plan on Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com and 'Where to Stay' booking links integrated on venue pages on both websites worldwide.
Additionally, as the Official Hotel of Live Nation, Hilton will host Live Nation concert-goers, employees and touring productions during their travels at the company's 12 world-class global brands at the more than 4,250 hotels in 93 countries.
'Live Nation's fans from around the world are avid travelers, creating exceptional memories around their journeys to any one of our 23,000 global concerts', said Russell Wallach, president, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. 'We have a shared mission, and our collaboration will fuel these memories, going beyond simply accessing music events to focusing on inspiring people to travel and share their experiences'.
Live Nation partners with Sydney Opera House for new concert series
A brand new outdoor concert series is coming to the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House. In partnership with touring giants Live Nation, the Opera House Forecourt will play host to the appropriately named On the Steps series in February 2015.
On the Steps is part of the Opera House’s 2014-15 summer lineup. Over a week in late February 2015 the series will present “up to six concerts”, which will take place in the surroundings of the Opera House Forecourt, beneath the building’s famous white sails.
“Having presented so many great artists at the Opera House over the years, Live Nation welcomes the opportunity to curate a week of very special open-air events in one of the world’s most breathtaking performance spaces,” Live Nation Australasia President and CEO Michael Coppel said.
The Forecourt has already hosted a slew of celebrated international acts, including Sting, Massive Attack, Jack Johnson and The National. The first artists for the 2015 On the Steps series are expected to be announced soon.
Despite Live Nation teasing an announcement for tomorrow morning, it’s unlikely that it is connected to this Opera House outdoor concert series. The Live Nation Facebook post contains simply an image of the time and tomorrow’s date along with the hashtag “#WhatAreYouWaitingFor”, which is also the name of a recent Nickelback single. The Canadian band will be on tour in the US in late February, the same time On The Steps will take place.
For more information head to the Sydney Opera House website at www.sydneyoperahouse.com
Angus & Julia Stone - Summer Tour 2015
Live Nation by arrangement with Artist Voice are pleased to announce Angus & Julia Stone will return to Australia February 2015, touring nationally in support of their latest release, the captivating self-titled third album, 'Angus & Julia Stone'.
The Summer 2015 follows their recent sold-out Australian album tour, and sees Angus & Julia Stone heading to capital cities and regional areas, performing at some of Australia’s finest and most iconic venues including Brisbane’s Riverstage, the stunning Kings Park in Perth, on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and in the brand new and intimate Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne.
The Sydney Opera House Forecourt show will be a highlight of the inaugural week-long ‘On the Steps’ series of outdoor concerts, presented by the Opera House and Live Nation as part of the 2014-15 Summer at the House line-up.
Currently on an extensive world tour, Angus & Julia Stone recently finished a sold out North American tour playing to capacity houses in New York, LA, Washington, Boston and San Francisco. This month they embark on a massive six-week 30-date headline tour of the UK and Europe, which like the US and Australia, has seen many shows selling out in advance.
Joining Angus & Julia Stone on the road for these very special summer evenings will be Cloud Controland Jarryd James on the full run of national tour dates, plus Little May for the shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
For complete tour and ticketing details visit: www.livenation.com.au
Captivating the world with their award-winning, triple-platinum, ARIA #1 album ‘Down The Way’ - led by the gentle anthem and triple j hottest 100 #1 song ‘Big Jet Plane’ - their latest album, produced by the legendary Rick Rubin, is quite simply the best record the siblings have ever made. Receiving much critical acclaim around the country and indeed around the world, the certified gold album debuted on the ARIA chart at #1, as well as hitting the top 4 in numerous European countries including the top spot in both France and Switzerland.
To coincide with the tour Angus & Julia Stone are releasing ‘Grizzly Bear’, the follow on from ‘Heart Beats Slow’ and ‘A Heartbreak’, and the third single to be lifted from the album.
Don’t miss your chance to catch Angus & Julia Stone, and special guests, touring Australia in February 2015.
An Evening with John Legend
The supremely talented, number 1 charting neo-soul singer John Legend is set to thrill his New Zealand fans this December.
Legend today announced a one-off headline concert at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Wednesday December 10 in support of his fourth highly acclaimed album, Love in the Future, featuring double platinum RIANZ #2 single All of Me.
An Evening with John Legend – teaming the multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter with his super talented band plus a guest string section – promises an intimate show not to be missed, featuring Legend’s intoxicating vocals and incredible musicianship.
Most recently here as special guest on Alicia Keys’ Australasian arena tour last December, Legend wowed audiences with his smooth and sophisticated RnB songbook, prompting incessant demand for a return headline tour.
Tickets for John Legend’s only New Zealand show will go on sale at 10am Friday, October 31.
Spark customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing midday Tuesday, October 28.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to access tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 2pm Wednesday, October 29. For complete details, visit: www.livenation.co.nz
Since releasing his 2004 critically acclaimed Billboard #1 debut album Get Lifted, which featured the hit single Ordinary People, singer-songwriter John Legend has gone on to sell an impressive seven million albums worldwide, garner nine GRAMMY awards, five Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
All of Legend’s four studio albums have made the top five in the Billboard 200 charts, each developing and extending his artistry with a plethora of hit singles and killer collaborations.
For Love in the Future, which peaked at #4 on Billboard 200, Legend teamed up with longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer. The third single lifted from the album, All Of Me – the wedding song for his recent marriage to model Chrissy Teigen – was the first R&B ballad to top the Hot 100 charts in 18 years. Hitting #1 on dozens of charts around the world, All of Me is John Legend’s highest selling and highest charting single in New Zealand, remaining at the top of the RIANZ singles chart for many weeks and also selling more than 5.5 million singles worldwide.
Don’t miss An Evening with John Legend – The All of Me Tour 2014.
Vector Arena Auckland - Wednesday December 10
Mariah Carey Announces Australian and New Zealand Tour
On the heels of the most critically acclaimed album of her career,‘Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse,’ the best-selling female artist of all time, MARIAH CAREY,has confirmed Australian and New Zealabd dates, extending her previously announced “The Elusive Chanteuse Show” world tour.
This will be Mariah’s first national Australian tour since her “Butterfly” world tour visited here in 1998, with the exception of 3 East Coast shows presented in January 2013.
Mariah will play six exclusive dates in Australia, commencing November 2, 2014 at Perth’s Sandalford Estate, and then followed by indoor arena shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
This will be Mariah’s first live show in New Zealand, playing this exclusive date at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Thursday November 13, 2014.
Tickets go on sale at 9am Tuesday, September 30. Visit www.mariahcarey.com/tour for up-to-date information as the shows get announced.
Carey’s set list will be an exciting mix of her biggest hits, fan-favourite album cuts, never-before-performed selections from her #1 R&B Album “Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse” and many more surprises!
“I want to experience the spontaneity and emotion that I put into this album on stage with my fans,” says Carey. “I can’t stop writing songs so don’t be surprised if you hear a brand new song that I just wrote the night before the show in your city!”
Mariah Carey is a true music icon and the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), including 'Fantasy', 'Always Be My Baby', 'Hero', 'Touch My Body', 'One Sweet Day', and 'We Belong Together' - more than any solo artist in history.
With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has redefined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognised with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI's “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few.
Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009) and also in Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
For complete tour information please visit Live Nation here.
Live Nation presents Lady Gaga in Australia
Lady Gaga has landed in Australia !
Jetting into Perth for the first show of her Australian tour Lady Gaga's artRave: The Artpop Ball from 20th August to 31st August. Don't miss out, you can grab you tickets via Live Nation at http://www.livenation.com.au/artist/lady-gaga-tickets
Live Nation and Spark Announce Partnership
Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, a Live Nation Entertainment company, is pleased to announce an official partnership with Spark New Zealand.
The partnership coincides with Spark's much anticipated re-brand to Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom New Zealand) and with the simultaneous launch of the company's new customer loyalty and rewards program, called 'Thanks'.
As part of the partnership, Spark will gain access to an exciting suite of Live Nation benefits including exclusive content, 'Money Can't Buy' experiences and priority ticketing to Live Nation events in New Zealand. Many of these benefits will be rolled out to loyal customers through the 'Thanks' program and begin to help to establish Spark's loyalty and rewards offering as best in the market.
Chris Quin, CEO of Spark Home, Mobile and Business, said: "Our customers have told us they love movies, music and technology, so we've designed our Thanks program around those things. We're investing in strategic long-term partnerships with Live Nation and other premium brands to bring our customers more of what we know they love, first."
Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: "We welcome our new brand partner, Spark New Zealand, and look forward to offering Spark customers priority access to the major international artists that Live Nation presents each year in Australia and New Zeland."
Live Nation's partnership with Spark is one of a limited number of exclusive brand partnerships Live Nation Australia and New Zealand will enter into.
Spark joins Qantas and NSW Health, plus international partners American Express and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, as current Live Nation partners.
For all mixitup Australia-related enquiries, please contact:
Greg Segal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 02 9332 2002
Live Nation and NSW Health Announce Partnership
Live Nation and New Zealand is pleased to announce an official partnership with the NSW Sexually Transmitted Infections Programs Unit, NSW Health (NSW Health).
The new partnership provides NSW Health with a broad range of opportunities to engage with young people about sexual health, using music as a platform to make conversations about sexual health part of the norm.
The campaign from NSW Health, titled “Play Safe,” primarily targets young people aged 15 – 29 years to encourage responsible sexual behaviour and regular testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
NSW Health’s activation will span Live Nation's concerts, online platforms, content and ticketing operations in Australia, with a focus on NSW-based audiences.
Dr Chris Bourne, head of the NSW Sexually Transmitted Infections Programs Unit, said: “Live Nation provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with young people, highlight the importance of sexual health and be part of their conversation about sex.”
“75% of STI notifications in NSW were reported in young people in the last year, so it’s a very big issue,’’ Dr Bourne said.
“We know from research with young people, that just being told to get tested for STIs and use condoms when having sex is not enough to improve sexual health. We need to do more.”
“Our partnership with Live Nation will enable us to promote the Play Safe messages directly to young people on this important area of their lives and health,” Dr Bourne said.
Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: “Live Nation wholeheartedly supports NSW Health in its endeavours to improve youth health outcomes. Through the power of Live Nation’s live music offering, NSW Health is able to connect with its key audience in a direct and engaging way. Live Nation is proud to join the movement and help spread the word about sexual health.” Live Nation’s partnership with NSW Health is one of a limited number of exclusive brand partnerships Live Nation Australia and New Zealand will enter.
NSW Health joins Qantas, plus international partners American Express and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
The partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency, mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australia and New Zealand joint-venture company.
Greg Segal, managing director of mixitup said: “Traditional media is failing to meaningfully connect with Millennials and Live Nation delivers a wide variety of music offerings and experiences that strongly resonate with the NSW Health target audience. Behavioural change is needed to ensure better health outcomes for our youth and it is a privilege to be working closely with NSW Health on this important challenge. Together we are literally harnessing the healing power of music!”
For all mixitup Australia-related enquiries, please contact:
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Live Nation.. Just Announced!
Live Nation is bringing you the hottest tickets in town recently announcing 5 Seconds of Summer, The Madden Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tori Amos, Elbow and Pat Metheny Unity Group.
US comedian Chelsea Handler is also heading to Australia, as is Jillian Matthews America's favourite wellness coach.
Hot on the heels of selling out two shows at London's iconic Wembley arena, 5 Seconds of Summer, the chart topping Sydney boys are heading out on the road to play their first ever headline Australian and New Zealand shows. 5SOS are a worldwide success with more than 92 million views on YouTube and more than 5 million fans on Facebook. The all ages shows will kick off in New Zealand on June 18, before crossing the ditch to Australia, landing at Allphones Arena on June 20 and onto Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaiade before winding up at Perth Arena.
The Madden Brothers have taken Australia by storm with their platinum smash single We Are Done, from their debut album Greetings From California to be released on September 12. Benji and Joel have a massive fan base in Australia through Good Charlotte and TV series, The Voice. They will be bringing their live experience to the stage touring nationally this October. Tickets go on sale Monday August 4.
Bombay Bicycle Club are heading to Australia's east coast for headline shows this Spring, following the release of their 4th album, So Long See You Tomorrow. The album is beautifully crafted, tapping into diverse cultures and telling a story from the first track to the last. This will be their first Australian dates in two years, tickets on sale now.
One of England's finest bands Elbow, will showcase their sublime sound and grace in a limited run of live performances when they play east coast shows this October. It follows the release of their latest album, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything. They are set to perform at The Opera House in Sydney on October 25, The Forum in Melbourne October 28 and The Tivoli in Brisbane on October 30. Tickets go on sale for all shows August 1.
Following a recent trek through the UK, Europe, US and Sth Africa, Tori Amos is heading to all major cities to perform five solo shows sharing the stage with her piano. Also just announced a very special 2nd Sydney show accompanied by the Sydney Syphony Orchestra at The Opera House. Tickets are on sale now.
Live Nation are thrilled to announce the 20-time Grammy Award winning jazz guitarist and composer, Pat Metheny. Pat will bring his, Pat Metheny Unity Group to Australia this October for selected dates. This will be his first tour down under since 1985, and you can secure tickets online from Monday 4.
Superstar comedian Chelsea Handler is bringing her Uganda Be Kidding Me live tour to Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Best known as the outspoken host of her late night talk show, Chelsea Lately, where she remains the only female in the late night arena.
Star of the Biggest Loser USA, Jillian Matthews brings her critically acclaimed motivational live tour Maximise Your Life to Oz for the first time this October. In this two hour show she takes to the stage in an intimate personal live experience, designed to provide the tools and motivation to harness potential, define and kick-start goal, and live an exceptional life. Tickets for both shows are available now.
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5 Seconds of Summer 2015 Tour Announced
Live Nation is excited to announce the triumphant return of the Aussie global phenomenon, 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER.
Hot on the heels of selling out two shows at London's iconic Wembley Arena, the chart topping Sydney boys are heading out on the road to play their first-ever headlne Australian and New Zealand arena shows, touring is support of their recently released self-titled #1 smash hit debut album (through EMI Music Australia).
Currently playing stadiums around the world as special guests to One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer's recently added UK arena arena tour for 2015 has now sold out. Previous UK and USA dates have all sold out in less than five minutes.
Tickets for all Australian and New Zealand shows go on sale at midday next Friday, July 25.
Fans who sign up to www.5SOS.com have a chance to jump the queue during the exclusive ticket pre-sale beginning at 4pm this Monday, July 21.
My Live Nation members can also be amongst the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 4pm Tuesday, July 22.
5 Seconds of Summer - Luke, Cakum, Michael and Ashton - have conquered not ony home-grown audiences but also those of far flung lands. Their highly anticipated gold-accredited, self-titled alnum, debuted at #1 in nine countries including Australia and New Zealand, and #2 in the UK and Sweden.
Their debut sngle charted at #2 on the US Billboard charts and their highly anticipated US album release next week will be supported by performances on Jimmy Kimmel and The Today Show. The album is now the highest selling pre-order in Universal Music Group history. Not bad for four teenagers from the Western suburbs of Sydney.
The album also peaked at iTunes #1 She Looks So Perfect, UK #2 Don't Stop, Amnesia, Kiss Me Kiss Me and Everything I Didn't Say. The lyric video for their upcoming single, Amnesia, has already had more than 5.7 million views.
5SOS are a worldwide success with more than 92 million views on YouTube, more than 5 million fans on Facebook, a combined 15 million plus Twitter followers and more than 1.75 million followers on Instagram.
The band left no doubt as to the strength of their energetic live shows last May. Barely audible over the sounds of a screming audience, critics raved:
'The band owned the stage and the crowd in a way few groups we've seen at The Enmore have done recently' - SMH
'.. things are only going to get bigger from here.' - The Music
5 Seconds of Summer - Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour 2015
Vector Arena, Auckland - Thursday 18th June
Allphones Arena, Sydney - Saturday 20th June
Enterainment Centre, Brisbane - Tuesday 23rd June
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - Thursday 25th June
Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Saturday 27th June
Perth Arena - Monday 29th June
For complete tour and ticket information please go to www.livenation.com.au
Paul Simon & Sting Tour Announcement
June 30, 2014 - Live Nation Global Touring announced today that Sting & Paul Simon, two of music's most renowned and enduring artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Australia and New Zealand in January and February 2015.
As long-time friends, the concept for the On Stage Together tour originated at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in 2013 where they performed together for the first time. Both artists, who are known for exploring world rhythms, have pushed the boundaries of popular music and continue to speak to generations of fans.
As exemplified on their North American tour earlier this year, the concerts in Australia and New Zealand will feature two of music's most iconic singer/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs both together and apart.
In what was one of the most highly-praised North American concert tours of 2014, media and fans alike were unanimous in their reviews.
"One of the most surprising, daring, and rewarding double bills..." - Hollywood Reporter
"A marvellous meeting of musical minds, the stuff of future legend." - Orange County Register
Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, July 7th at 10am. The artists' fans will have access to a pre-sale through each artist's official website starting Tuesday, July 1st at 10am through to Thursday, July 3rd at 3pm.
Vector Arena, Auckland - Friday January 30
Entertainment Centre Brisbane - Tuesday February 3
Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong - Saturday February 7
Coopers Brewery, Adelaide - Sunday February 8
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - Tuesday February 10
Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley - Saturday February 14
Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney - Monday February 16
Sir James Mitchell Park, Perth - Saturday Fenruary 21
For complete ticket and tour information please visit, www.livenation.com.au
Qantas Becomes the Official Airline of Live Nation Australasia
Live Nation Australia and New Zealand is pleased to announce an official partnership with Qantas, making Qantas the official airline of Live Nation Australasia.
In this new multi-year agreement, Qantas will fly international artists throughout the greater Australasia region and both parties will collaborate on a broad range of integrated marketing opportunities spanning Live Nation's concerts, online platforms, content, hospitality and ticketing operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Qantas joins Live Nation's exclusive Australasian brand partners, which include American Express and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. The Qantas partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency, mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australasia joint-venture company.
Greg Segal, Managing Director of mixitup said: "Live Nation is delivering the best all-round entertainment offering in the region, with a mix of huge international concert tours, small boutique music events, family entertainment and comedy and by working with a select group of exclusive partners in each region we can ensure we deliver maximum benefits in return. For brands that wish to be more customer centric, particularly those wishing to enhance or establish loyalty and rewards programs, a Live Nation partnership is second to none."
Tim McColl Jones, Executive Manager, Group Brand and Marketing, said: "Live Nation provides us with the opportunity to further increase our international sales reach, as we fly more and more international music and entertainment acts to and around Australia and New Zealand. It also means more benefits for Qantas Frequent Flyers with preferential access to ticket offers and special promotions through Live Nation extensive portfolio of tours and shows."
Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: "Live Nation's live music platform is unparalleled in it's ability to consistently connect the world's most prominent brands with their customers through one of the most powerful mediums available - live music. Utilizing Live Nation's network of concerts, ticketing and online assets will enable Qantas to fully tap into the power of live music and it's intimate connection with millions of fans. We are looking forward to a fantastic and mutually successful partnership."
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COLDPLAY - Live at the Enmore Theatre!
Friday May 16, 2014 - Live Nation is thrilled to announce one of the biggest bands in the world today - COLDPLAY - will play one very special show at Sydney's iconic Enmore Theatre in Newtown on Thursday June 19.
Today Coldplay deliver their latest album Ghost Stories on Parlophone (through Warner Music Australia), featuring singles 'Magic' and the newly released second single 'A Sky Full Of Stars'.
Coldplay, who last toured Australia in November 2012 - their Mylo Xyloto Tour playing to sold-out stadiums in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane - will visit Australia for a promotional trip, June 16 - 21.
Stringent anti-scalping measures will be picked in place for this exclusive live show, including personalised digital tickets - patrons' names will be printed on their ticket and cross checked against credit card details and photo identification prior to entry into the venue - and the ezyTickets will not be emailed to patrons until the day of the show, June 19.
ENMORE THEATRE SYDNEY - Thursday June 19
My Live Nation Pre-Sale begins 2pm Monday May 19 with a fixed allocation
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE 10AM TUESDAY MAY 20