Thursday, 28 July 2011

Underbelly Razor And Friends Mixes With Hilton Hotel Extreme Cabaret In Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi - 28th July 2011



About Extreme Cabaret...

Roll up, roll up ladies and gentlemen and be amazed and astounded by the award winning Zeta Bars new Extreme! Cabaret night. Live acts including extreme burlesque, contortionists and fire-eaters as well as drinks with a prohibition twist created by the night’s mastermind Grant Collins.

Witness the spectacular the raunchy and provocative that is Extreme! @ Zeta each & every Friday from 1 August till end of September (free event).

When you mix together some of the creme of Australian acting talent, Underbelly, A-list celebs and the Hilton Hotel's Zeta Bar with extreme cabaret themes, something big is likely to happen, and that's whats on the cards in just a few short hours.

Afterparty - not sure, but I have my own plans sorted out - how about you sly devils?


Underbelly News Scoop...

Watch out lads and lassies...Jessica Mauboy is to make her virgin debut on the TV smash hit Underbelly: Razor.

After scoring her big-screen debut in last year's Bran Nue Dae, the Northern Territory ultra talented lass has scored a cameo in the upcoming Underbelly: Razor, playing a sexy and gorgeous nightclub singer.  Shouldn't be too much of a stretch for her.

Channel 9, home of the hit Underbelly franchise continues to be secretive about the air date for Underbelly: Razor, but we feel anticipation has just gone up another bar.

Is she 100% confirmed for the Hilton Hotel Zeta bash tonight?  We don't know, but stranger things have happened.










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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Fun Fearless Females To Party Hard: Award gig tonight at Rose Bay, by Eva Rinaldi - 27th July 2011





Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Female Awards are on tonight at Rose Bay, Sydney.

They are celebrating women from all walks of life including Asher Keddie, Jessica Marais, property developer Carly Crutchfield, Jessica Mauboy and foodie blog entrepreneur Katie Quinn Davies as some of the lucky finalists.

It's the 5th year of the awards and tonight is expected to be one of the best efforts to date, with plenty of stiff competition.

Not surprisingly a few media types have thrown their hat in the ring.  We've got Natalie G, Rachael Finch, Fifi Box representing 2DAY FM, Havana Brown - the Austero DJ, Zan Roe from Triple J, and many more danes. Even Kate Ellis, the popular and switched on MP is having a crack.

So ladies, keep having fun, be fearless and make sure you show your female side.

Well done to the Roxy Jacenko and team at Sweaty Betty PR who have worked tirelessly to ensure a great time is had by all tonight.

So, just who will take out the prestigious awards? Stay tuned to the Cosmopolitan official website and right here at Music News Australia to find out in just a few short hours.

Stan Walker Jessica Mauboy

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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Enrique Iglesias, DJ Havanna Brown And Pitbull Do Sydney, Australia, by Eva Rinaldi - 23rd July 2011





Megastar, Enrique Iglesias, along with DJ Havanna Brown And Pitbull did Acer Arena tonight in Sydney and the fans were not disappointed.


Enrique was the headline act but rapper Pitbull and "DJ" also have their fair share of supporters.


The Euphoria Tour sees Australian fans witness Enrique perform all of his biggest hits including the most recent smash hit singles from the EUPHORIA album. In Australia, the three singles released from EUPHORIA have sold in the region of 500,000 copies: “I Like It” (Triple Platinum) “Heartbeat” (Double Platinum) and “Tonight” (Double Platinum) with the latest “Dirty Dancer” just released.


Enrique and Pitbull also worked together on the remix of “I Like It” and Enrique is wrapt to have him joining the Australian tour. Enrique said “Man, working with Pitbull, it’s like he’s got everybody in the world’s mojo, his energy is so intense....”


Pitbull, most recently known in Australia for his current #3 single “Give Me Everything” and featuring on the Jennifer Lopez #1 selling single “On The Floor”, will also perform a set full of back to back hits and fans may see him join Enrique on stage to perform the hit “I Like It”.


For over a decade Enrique Iglesias’ Latin-flavoured pop has captured the hearts of music fans the world over, selling over 55 million albums in both English and Spanish.  Australia is one of his hottest markets.


Romantic minded people will be interested to learn that Enrique Iglesias was unpopular with girls when he was a teenager. The heartthrob pop star - who has been in a relationship with former tennis player Anna Kournikova for almost 10 years - didn't have much success with the opposite sex when he was growing up, but as soon as got famous lots of ladies were interested in dating him.


He said: "I was the king of heartbroken as a teenager. I was never the heartbreaker. I just couldn't get laid. Years later, lots of the girls that rejected me came back just because I was famous. It is actually kind of sad."


Enrique advised it isn't difficult to attract women when you become a celebrity, and thinks lots of girls are interested in having "fun" with a famous guy.


Enrique plays Brisbane next on the 25th to what is expected to be yet another sellout.


If you are familiar with Anrique you know how great he is, and if not, you need to get to a concert or buy the CD to see what you have been missing out on.

In a hundred years time the world will still be raving about Enrique, but he's in Australia now so what are you waiting for.





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Friday, 22 July 2011

RADIO INK SET TO ‘ROCKET’ WITH NEW SINGLE AND EP ‘ROCKET’ RELEASED ON 5 AUGUST 2011

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Radio INK are living proof that good things do come out of 5am Myspace exchanges! When DJs Dic Money and Ronny Clark saw Miss S singing in a nightclub, they knew they’d found their ‘princess of the dance floor’. Cue several Myspace chats and, boom, a new Australian electro-pop sensation was born – Radio INK.
Rocket is the Sydney trio’s brand new single – the first off their debut EP which will be released on Friday 5 August. Following the hugely successful release of three independent singles, Wish U Were Here, Give Me What U Got and Physical, Rocket is a hook-driven, dance-pop crossover smash.
Written by Radio INK, Rocket was produced by New York-based Diamond Cut (Rich Sanford). The accompanying video was shot in a non-air conditioned basement during Sydney’s record-breaking heat wave. Under the creative guidance of well-known indie film director James Demitri, Rocket: The Video is an alien-inspired clip which includes an extended short film ‘space odyssey’ version for Radio INK’s YouTube channel.
 “For fans of Sneaky Sound System, The Presets and all other electro-pop sensations stemming from down under, rejoice! You’ve got a new name to add to your playlists.” MuuMuse 2010 (The Hype Machine)
Radio INK’s debut EP – Rocket - includes White Flags, Heartbreaker, Number 1 and extended remixes of Rocket from fellow dance-floor favourites including Moonchild [Sydney, Aust.], Bit Funk [Chicago, USA], Koobra [Helsinki, Finland], Punches [Brooklyn, USA] and Neon Workout [Sweden].
Together since 2009, the band’s debut single which was released the same year, Wish U Were Here, received support from the national Hot30 Countdown, Take 40 Australia, Video Hits and Rage. The band was chosen to star in Vodafone’s Blackberry national TV campaign with MTV’s Ruby Rose to launch their second single, Give Me What U Got (later chosen as the 2010 NA2R winner by Commercial Radio Australia).
Radio INK’s third single, Physical, was the #1 Most Added Track to radio across Australia in December 2010. The single spent six weeks in the Top 10 Independent Charts and seven weeks in the iTunes Dance Chart. Physical received national airplay on Nova, Today and MIX FM networks while the video aired heavily on Video Hits, MTV and Rage.
In March 2011, Radio INK performed to Australian and international troops in Afghanistan.
Link to Rocket: The Video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZvexqMNaRM
Radio INK UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Wednesday 3 August                        The Manning Bar, Sydney                   (with Neon Trees)
Thursday 4 August                Prince Bandroom, Melbourne                          (with Neon Trees)
Thursday 11 August              The Cube, Campbelltown                    (with The Potbelleez)
Friday 12 August                   Mounties, Mt. Pritchard                                    (with The Potbelleez)
Saturday 13 August               Penrith Panthers, Penrith                     (with The Potbelleez)
Friday 26 August                   The Beresford, Surry Hills                   Official ROCKET EP Launch 


Radio INK are managed by Jake Challenor and George Said, BillyBlueMusic.


Rocket has been serviced to radio this week and is available digitally on Friday 5 August.

For further press information please contact:                  
Angela Ceberano – Director, Flourish PR                   
Email: angela@flourishpr.com                                     
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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Antonio Tarver overpowers Danny Green to claim title

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ANTONIO Tarver may have ended Rocky's on-screen career and last night he ruined the dream of Danny Green, capturing the Australian's IBO world cruiserweight title in a stunning upset.


Trying to defend his belt for a fifth time, Green was beaten by the American veteran in a TKO at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.


The Green camp had no choice but to end the fight after the Perth-born 38-year-old headed back to the wrong corner at the conclusion of the ninth round, which left the Australian wobbly after 15 unanswered blows by Tarver.



Danny Green confident of boxing victory against Antonio Tarver tonight, by Eva Rinaldi - 20th July 2011




A reved up and confident Danny Green aka "The Green Machine" is poised to take the fight to Antonio Tarver in their world title boxing match tonight, with Green's team stating the celebrated American boxer can't handle their man's raw power.

Three-division champ Green, 38, (record: 31-3, 27 KOs) is the favourite to successfully defend his IBO cruiserweight title against 4-time light heavyweight world champion Tarver, 42, (record: 28-6, 19 KOs) in their bout at the famous Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Green advised a victory this evening would be just as big for him as his victory over another American megastar, Roy Jones Jr, who Tarver has also kicked booty on.

"This fight is the most important of my career. Internationally, there is a lot of people taking notice of this fight," Green said.

The dominant light heavyweight of the last decade, Tarver thinks he can unify the cruiserweight division. But the bookies - SP's and the wagering folks don't agree. The word is that Traver's height advantage won't help him enough.
Tarver's camp have suggested Green has used illegal substances in his gloves!
Tarver's 84-year-old trainer Jimmy Williams has referred to Green's style as primitive and one-dimensional, and is looking for the champ to take the fight to him.

"We are ready for him to come out there and try and take us out in the first round. We are prepared for that, but we are going to burst his bubble," Williams said.

Tarver is thinking Green will be hyped up as he believes that will only work in his favour.

 "I want him fired up. I want him coming in there dog mad, because he can't fight me being mad," Tarver said. "He's going to have to be cool and calm under fire. His aggressiveness is going to get him knocked out, trust me."

Green's trainer Angelo Hyder said its important to keep his fighter calm. "I think the thing is to try and keep him relaxed because he really wants to knock Tarver's head off," he said.
Tarver said: "It's sexy, man. I like it," Tarver said of preparing to fight on foreign soil.

"The pressure is on him. He's got to perform in front of all his fans in his home country. All I got to do is get in there and do what I do and that's win.
"I'm bringing the speed. I'm bringing the power. I'm bringing the focus and the determination. I'm ready."

"Basically, all those punches are not going to be landing and I'm going to be counter-punching and I'm going to be setting up my combinations," Tarver said.

"And when I start catching Danny, the end is near because I don't think he's ever felt the type of short, crisp power that I have."
Tarver is a star in the last instalment of the Rocky movie franchise, but we're not so sure that will save him.








Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Harry Potter The Exhibition: Wizard Weaves Magic At Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi - 19th July 2011



Today Sydney welcomed a new Harry Potter exhibition in that has but both Potter fans and news media into a frenzy.

A school group of 120 wizards er students, dressed up in Potter garb Hogwarts with robes, wands and all manner of magical accessories, were invited to a sneak preview of the upcoming Harry Potter – The Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum at 11am this morning.

The expo, not due to open till November, will feature props, costumes and set replicas from the film franchise.

It's strongly rumoured that two of Cate Blanchett's children, Dashiell John and Roman Robert were done up as Wizards, skipping class (so to speak) from a Hunter's Hill educational facility.

The red hot event was opened by Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner.  Most had some to see Matthew Lewis, the ultra talented 22 year-old actor who played Neville Longbottom in the flicks.

The expo has journeyed down under from New York, and is positioned to fill a need for fans of  Harry Potter and the Dealthly Hallows: Part 2.

The exhibition opens at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum on November 19 and runs to March 18, 2012.

The Powerhouse Museum maintains it's magic touch, and so might you if you're brave enough to attend.













Monday, 18 July 2011

Def Leppard Australian Tour Dates 2011


Are you ready to get rocked? You better be because Def Leppard, one of the greatest rock acts ever, have announced their return to Australia in October.
The British heavy metal legends will kick-off their Aussie tour in Perth before making their way around the country including shows in Adelaide and Perth.
And in an extra special treat Def Leppard they will be joined by American rockers Heart, who will be playing Australia for the very first time and Oz rock legends Choirboys.
Triple M Sydney's Becko jumped out of his is seat when he heard the news the rockers responsible for all those classic anthems from the Pyromania and Hysteria albums like "Love Bites", "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria" and "Rocket" were coming down under.
"I was only seven when I was given a copy of Hysteria, my first album and most treasured of all time - I still listen to the original vinyl. I can't wait to see Def Leppard: the band that I grew up with and one of the greatest rock acts ever."
Dangerous Dave from Triple M Melbourne remembered: "In 1988 if your pencil case didn’t have an ACDC or Def Leppard logo on it you were destined for a lifetime of Rick Astley. These guys always impress on stage. I salute just one arm (Thanks Rick Allen)!".
Tickets go on sale from 9am Monday July 18.
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15 - nib Stadium, Perth
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22 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
25 - AIS Arena, Canberra - www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
27 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane - www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
29 - Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle - www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Janet Jackson Australian Tour


"More than a week has passed since I saw JANET JACKSON at Radio City Music Hall, and I'm still smiling..." - New York Times

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Janet will be performing songs from her 35 number one hits. Originally slated as a world tour of 35 cities to match the 35 number one singles from her double disc album, NUMBER ONES, the high demand for extra shows has resulted in an expanded world tour with Australia now confirmed.

This tour will differ from her previous concert schedules in that she will perform music exclusively from her chart topping CD NUMBER ONES. There will also be a focus on venues that will allow Janet to be up close and personal in a much more intimate setting.  In each selected city JANET will offer something different to her performance so no show will be the same.  This tour is JANET more revealed, more intimate, and more personal than ever before. Don't look for special effects.  Just listen to and look at Janet, as you have never seen her before.

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ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND ROLL INTO SECOND MELBOURNE SHOW


ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND
ROLL INTO SECOND MELBOURNE SHOW
It is safe to say that the Rocket Man is taking Australia by storm once again. After seeing staggering pre-sale figures for Sir Elton’s first Hunter Valley show on Saturday 3 December, promoters, Chugg Entertainment, announced a second winery show before tickets to shows even went on sale to the general-public.
In continuing this trend, when tickets went on sale nationally this morning at 9am, so swift was the demand for tickets to the Melbourne concert on Tuesday 6 December at Rod Laver Arena, that at 9.10am a second show was announced for Wednesday 7 December.
In this his first visit back in three years, fans can expect to see a Elton John & His Band perform hit after hit for one of the most well renowned catalogues in modern pop music.
Don’t miss the rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s greatest pop musicians in spectacular form when the Rocket Man touches down this summer.
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24.05.2011 - ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND ROLL INTO SECOND MELBOURNE SHOW
22.05.2011 - ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND CONFIRM SECOND HUNTER VALLEY SHOW
08.05.2011 - ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND RETURN TO AUSTRALIA THIS SUMMER
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Saturday 26 November
Lyric Theatre, Star City
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Friday 9 December
Coopers Brewery
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Dolly Parton Returns To Australia

 

 

DOLLY PARTON
THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY
RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA


“An artist is: who she is, who she thinks she is, and who her fans think she is; and the closer those three are together, the more complete that artist is. None is more complete than her.” 
KENNY ROGERS on Dolly Parton
With rumours flying about for months now, Chugg Entertainment are today thrilled to confirm that the legendary Dolly Parton will be returning to Australia for an almighty string of concerts this November.
The tour begins in Perth on Tuesday 8 November at Burswood Dome, before heading to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for a show on Saturday 12 November. The show rolls east to Sydney at Acer Arena on Tuesday 15 November, and then onwards to wine country for an outdoor show at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley on Saturday 19 November. Dolly and her band then head to Melbourne for shows on Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 November at Rod Laver Arena before finishing up at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November.
How does one begin to describe an icon like Dolly Parton? Singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, philanthropist, businesswoman; this mighty talent’s list of credentials is worth every ounce of veneration she receives.
Hailed as ‘The Queen of Country Music,’ her four and a half decade career since her national chart debut has seen her become one of the most successful female artists in the history of the country genre, with twenty-five number one singles, and a record forty-one top 10 country albums. In addition to her illustrious music career, Parton’s foray into other ventures include a self-titled theme park, television variety shows and several successful films – including an Oscar nomination for her role in 9 to 5 – all of which have cemented her status as an American superstar.
Australian fans will be delighted when the Smoky Mountain Songbird takes the stage and shows us exactly why she is such a legend. With hits like “9 To 5”, “Here You Come Again”, “Jolene”, and of course the incomparable “I Will Always Love You”, audiences are guaranteed to see the show of a lifetime. With all new sets, costumes and even new music from her forthcoming album ‘Better Day’ to be released later this year, it is sure to make an evening spent with Dolly Parton a night to remember. The two and a half hour show will be a deeply personal affair as Dolly lets the audience inside; telling stories and interacting with fans in a wholly new show featuring a brand new production, lighting and video.
Dolly Parton has written over 4,000 songs, had numerous number 1 hits and won countless Grammy, CMA and ACM awards, not to mention enough gold and platinum albums to make even the folks at “Tiffany’s” blush.
Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide.
She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.
Yet with all of the national and international recognition given to her, Dolly Parton calls the bronze statue of her, which stands on the courthouse lawn in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee, her “greatest honour, because it came from the people who know me.”
In 1986, Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality with the opening of her own theme park called Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. The state’s number one tourist attraction, Dollywood was selected by the theme park industry as one of the top three theme parks in the world in 2006 and recently won its 17 Brass ring awards and the coveted ‘Applause Award’ for Best Theme Park in the World.
In 1988, she began the Dollywood Foundation to inspire children in her home community to dream more, learn more, do more and care more. Currently the foundation partners with local sponsors to provide the Dolly Parton Imagination Library across America, Canada and now across Europe, by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. With the help of local sponsors, this program has expanded to over 800 communities in 41 states. Dolly says, “My dad was prouder of me for this program than for my music career. He thought it was grand that all the kids called me the Book Lady.”
Always dreaming and always looking forward, Dolly is busier than ever, working on various children’s projects, working on a new movie project and writing and recording, these projects are just a few of her many interests at the moment.  The phenomenon of Dolly Parton continues to flourish, as she remains one of the World’s true superstars.
Parton’s arrival on Australian shores in November this year, will be her first in nearly thirty years and is certain to be the milestone event of the 2011 touring calendar.
Dolly Parton fans with Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cards can gain access to presale tickets through Visa Entertainment. Advance Dolly Parton tour tickets across all seating categories, and reserved access to premium seats, will be available from 9.00am (local time), Tuesday 14 June 2011 until 5.00pm (local time), Thursday 16 June 2011 or until tickets sell out.  For more information on the Visa pre sale visit Visa Entertainment. Visa Entertainment members purchasing through the pre-sale will aslo be granted complimentary membership to Dolly Parton's "Dollyite" fan club, offering access to exclusive content and promotions.
For more information on becoming an Australian Dollyite, visit Dolly’s official website.
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SHOCK ROCKER, ALICE COOPER CONFIRMS SHOWS FOR SOUNDWAVE REVOLUTION

SHOCK ROCKER, ALICE COOPER
CONFIRMS HEADLINE THEATRE SHOWS FOR SOUNDWAVE REVOLUTION
With an infamous stage show that has been known to feature anything from simulated executions to chopped up baby dolls or the presence of live boa constrictors, guillotines, zombies and chickens, Alice Cooper's concert performances are nothing short of iconic and Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to announce headline shows for the master of shock rock this September.
As an artist, he has both been influenced by and then influenced horror movies and garage rock, to pioneer a spectacular theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock and Alice Cooper is the master of the genre.
His fans range from Salvador Dali to Bob Dylan to Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp, who took the stage with Alice Cooper and his band at the legendary "100 Club" in London last month, and without Alice Cooper, the music world may never have seen likes of the New York Dolls, KISS, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Slipknot or Rob Zombie.
The iconic performer, who invented the concept of the rock concert as theatre, is returning to Australia for the first time since 2009 to tour alongside Van Halen, Bad Religion, Hole and more, as part of the Soundwave Revolution Festival and will play just three side shows as part of his visit, two in Australia and one in New Zealand; at The Trusts Stadium in Auckland on Thursday 22 September, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Monday 26 September and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Thursday 29 September. Tickets for all the Sydney and Melborune sideshows go on sale on Thursday 14July, and tickets for the Auckland show go onsale Monday 25 July.
The highly acclaimed, Sydney based 5 piece rock band Syndicate will join Alice Cooper for his Australian sideshows in September, following their own successful local tour and the release of their debut self titled album, recorded in Los Angeles.
Since his last visit to Australia, he was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame by fellow horror-rocker Rob Zombie at an unforgettable event in New York City, which saw Alice Cooper arrive in a blood-splattered shirt with a giant albino boa constrictor wrapped around his neck. The following week he was presented with the "Golden God Award" at the Revolver Golden Gods in Los Angeles, and then last month he received an "Icon" award in London from Kerrang Magazine.
Much more than just a successful rock star, musician and performing artist, Alice Cooper is also well known to Australian fans for his daily radio program on Sydney's 95.3FM & Melbourne's 91.5FM, which he personally describes as "the most psychotic prolific mutant on the radio."
This September tour also marks the release of Alice Cooper's latest album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a long overdue follow up to the acclaimed Welcome to My Nightmare 1979 release. The album reunites Alice with producer Bob Ezrin and features contributions from Rob Zombie, Vince Gill, Buckcherry's Keith Nelson and more, and is described by Alice as a "Shreikquel," sure to thrill fans and critics alike.
With these most intimate shows - expect the unexpected from what Rolling Stone can only describe as the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer."
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Thursday 22 September
Trust Stadium Arena
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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Lady Gaga fans turn out in thousands without tickets despite NSW police warning; Some fans bruised egos et al, by Eva Rinaldi

         


           

Police warned Gaga fans without tickets to give it a miss and stay at home, but the monsters turned up in their 1000,s, mobbing outside Town Hall, and later following the Gaga contingent to their so called "secret bunker"... the Four Seasons Hotel.

The police had firm words of warning for the fans prior to the concert so no one can say they weren't warned "If you don't have a ticket, stay at home," said Superintendent Mark Walton, the policecommander of the city's central district. "Don't waste your time coming to town and stand out in the cold to look at a sandstone wall."

"Parents are urged to not allow their children to attend the city if they don't have a ticket," he said in a statement Tuesday.
True to his words there were no public appearances before or after the concert, and it was not be broadcast on live screens outside the venue.  Just few select A-list friends and a very small amount of news media folks got close to the Gaga.

Fans queued for up to 7 hours to see the singer perform three songs from her latest album — "Born This Way," ''The Edge of Glory" and "Judas" — at both venues.

Were their any shocks or surprises at the Monster Town Hall concert? Sort of. Lady Gaga performed at least one number in a wheelchair. An observer of Gaga's attire on the evening suggested it may have been both "Black Window" and bondage inspired. Out of the 5 or so costumes most felt the gold fashion number she wore while performing 'Born This Way' was the most attractive and eye grabbing.

The pop sensation drew in excess of  1,000 fans to Oxford Street in downtown Sydney when she gave unscheduled performances at two gay clubs, Nevermind and ARQ, on Monday night. She let her fans know about her impromptu plans via Twitter, where she has 11.5 million followers. Some of the photos from the ARQ event, as well as from the Monster Town Hall are for all to see on Flickr...look up Lady Gaga and Eva Rinaldi Photography.  Many of the best shots are appearing in national and international newspapers and their respective websites.
Police had feared that teenagers would once again come back to the city with false hopes and be left to wander, possibly getting into trouble.  Some fans were seen running amok outside the Four Seasons Hotel, and a number of police were seen exercising some force that one may argue as to if it was justified or not.  There's speculation that some police were photographed laying down the law to the obsessed fans outside Lady's Gaga's hotel of choice in Sydney.

The pop idol has used her music to push for gay and lesbian rights, but mistakenly thought that Prime Minster Julia Gillard was gay, having to re tape an interview re gay and lesbian rights, to try to ensure the PM or her minders didn't get their feathers ruffled.

Lady Gaga continues to be the hottest celebrity on the planet for now, and Australian police continue to have concerns as to exactly how to deal with some out of control, star struck fans when the pop and rock starts journey down under.



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