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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sam Smith Australian Tour 2015

Sam Smith Australian Tour 2015

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that four-time Grammy award winner Sam Smith will be returning to Australia this December for his biggest tour yet. Performing in arenas across the country, demand has been so strong for his shows that second shows have been added to both Sydney and Melbourne tours.

With the voice of an angel, and rich vocal tones that are deep, soulful and melancholic, Smith's appeal and vocal repertoire shows no bounds with both fans and critics alike in awe of his live performances. His debut show this year at New York's Madison Square Gardens was sold out in just half an hour. Smith's emotion-filled vocals and warm persona fill the biggest of rooms without the need for special effects, pyrotechnics or gimmicks commonly associated with other arena-sized productions.

His debut album "In The Lonely Hour" has hit 4x platinum certification in Australia, and his single "Stay With Me" is close to approaching a 5x platinum. Smith's album has recently made UK music chart history - holding the longest consecutive run ever for a debut album in the Top 10 Official Albums Chart. The album has spent 67 weeks in the Top 10 charts since its release in May 2014, breaking a record held only previously by The Beatles.

After a whirlwind year of record breaking and achievements, Smith has announced that he has recorded the new James Bond theme song - ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ for feature in the forthcoming film Spectre - with fellow Grammy winner Jimmy Napes.

Sam Smith’s Aussie tour is aleady shaping up to be one of the biggest of the summer with both Sydney and Melbourne shows already sold out! Adding to the anticipation, Smith will be joined once again on tour by Australia’s very own, the talented Emma Louise.

"I’m unbelievably excited to get back onstage and perform for you all again, and I promise it will be so much better than it would have been before when my voice was damaged. The past few months have been incredibly difficult, but the support, love and patience my fans have shown me is absolutely unreal. I am so grateful to every one of you. I can’t wait to see you all xxxx" - Sam Smith

Tour Dates: Ticketek is selling for the following venues only
  • Sat 28 Nov - Perth Arena, WA
  • Tue 1 Dec - Adelaide Entertainment Centre, SA
  • Fri 4 Dec - Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, NSW
  • Sat 5 Dec - Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney, NSW
  • Tue 8 Dec - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
  • Wed 9 Dec - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
  • Sat 12 Dec - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ed Sheeran returns to Australia November 2015 for his biggest tour!

Ed Sheeran returns to Australia November 2015 for his biggest tour!

FIRST EVER ARTIST TO PLAY AUSTRALIAN + NEW ZEALAND STADIUMS COMPLETELY SOLO!

With special guests Rudimental, Passenger & Foy Vance.

Australian and New Zealand fans can't get enough of Ed Sheeran! Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce that Ed Sheernan will be returning with his solo tour to Australia and New Zealand this November and December, after selling out his previous tours in March and April this year.

This tour will see Sheeran play his biggest venues to date, whilst becoming the very first artist to perform both an Australian and New Zealand stadium tour entirely solo. Sheeran will produce every single sound on stage, either using his voice, his guitar and a series of loop pedals to fill each stadium with melodically hypnotising layers of music.

The tour will be Sheeren's second in 2015, and his fifth visit to Australia in four years. The sold-out March/April tours witnessed him perform live in front of approximately 190,000 fans across both countries to incredible reviews:

‘IT TAKES A SPECIAL KIND OF COURAGE TO WALK ONTO AN ARENA STAGE WITH NOTHING BUT A GUITAR, A LOOP PEDAL AND YOUR VOICE, BUT AT THE AGE OF 24, NOT ONLY DID ED SHEERAN TAKE ROD LAVER ARENA WITH THE CONFIDENCE OF A VETERAN SONGWRITER, HE SINGLE-HANDEDLY BLEW THE ROOF OFF... SURELY SHEERAN'S MOST AMBITIOUS TOUR TO DATE, BUT EVIDENTLY HIS BEST.’ – THE AGE

‘…SEEMS TO GET BETTER AND BETTER AT COMMANDING ATTENTION AND FILLING THE BIGGEST OF ROOMS, ALL ON HIS OWN.’ – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

‘SEEING SHEERAN CONSTRUCT EACH SONG RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EARS FELT LIKE WATCHING SOMEONE WEAVING A MUSICAL TAPESTRY.’ – THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD

Ed Sheeran returns to Australia November 2015 for his biggest tour!

The November/December tour follows over a year of non-stop touring around the world in celebration and promotion of his Grammy-nominated sophomore album "X". The popular Brit's tour schedule includes more than 170 shows - from Glastonbury Festival, to selling out both London's Wembley Stadium and New York's Madison Square Gardens more than three time over.

His album "X" - featuring hits such as "Sing", "Bloodstream (ft. Rudimental) and fan favourites like "Don't", "Thinking Out Loud" and "Photographs" - became highest-selling album of 2014 in Australia and hit the number 1 spot on the ARIA Album Chart for six weeks.

According to Spotify, the 24-year-old performer is currently the most-streamed musician in the world! Adding to the impressive list of accolades and achievements he has already received in the past four years is the fact that Sheeran's songs have made over 860 million streams in 2014 alone.

Performing to sell-out shows around the world with nothing but his voice, a guitar and a loop pedal, Sheeran's ability to command the stage to make incredible live music, soulful raps and perfect harmonies, on his own is a testament to his prodigious musical talent.

Regardless if this is the first time or the fifth time you've watched his live show, his performance will guarantee to move you, to have you on your feet and singing along from the start to the finish. The love for Ed Sheeran is so profound in Australia and New Zealand that tickets are almost always instantly sold-out upon release!

2015 TOUR DATES:

  • Saturday 28 November | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  (All Ages)
  • Wednesday 2 December | nib Stadium, Perth  (All Ages)
  • Saturday 5 December | AAMI Park, Melbourne  (All Ages)
  • Sunday 6 December | AAMI Park, Melbourne (All Ages)
  • Wednesday 9 December | Allianz Stadium, Sydney  (All Ages)
  • Saturday 12 December | Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland  (All Ages)


Ed Sheeran's official website: http://www.edsheeran.com/splash/jumpersforgoalposts

Ed Sheeran returns to Australia November 2015 for his biggest tour!

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour - Australia 2015

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour - Australia 2015

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour - Australia 2015 with special guest: Vance Joy

FIRST FEMALE SOLO ARTIST TO PLAY STADIUMS ON BACK TO BACK AUSTRALIAN TOURS

Taylor Swift has been enjoying an impressive year of breaking records, and now will add to that by becoming the first artist to perform three consecutive concerts at Melbroune's AAMI Park - and will achieve this impressive feat on a single tour!

Due to overwhelming demand, Frontier Touring has confirmedd that mega superstar Swift will be adding a third and final Melbourne show to The 1989 World Tour on Thursday 10th of December, following the sold out Friday 11th and Saturday 12th shows.

This will be Aussie fans' last chance to watch the biggest performer in the world at the peak of her career, and no further dates will be added to the tour. "..almost feels as if you are in a different world" said Swift of the tour experience.

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour - Australia 2015


The 1989 World Tour has garnered excellent reviews across Europe, Asia and North America since it began in Tokyo earlier this year:

'NEVER ONE TO DO THINGS HALFWAY, SWIFT HAS MADE THIS A POP SHOW — OR RATHER THE POP SHOW, AS FAR AS 2015 IS CONCERNED.' - ROB SHEFFIELD, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

PLAYING TO 65,000 PEOPLE, TAYLOR SWIFT'S 1989 WAS EVERYTHING WE WANTED IN A CONCERT… A SHOW OF LIGHTS, GLITTER AND KICK-ASS SISTERHOOD, SWIFT TOLD THE AUDIENCE SHE WOULD "REMEMBER THIS NIGHT FOR THE REST OF [HER] LIFE" AND, WELL, AFTER THAT PERFORMANCE TAYLOR, SO WILL WE.’ - ALICE HOWARTH, GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

'[THE 1989 WORLD TOUR] IS THE OBVIOUS END RESULT OF OPERATION 1989 WORLD DOMINATION' - ERIN STRECKER, BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

Taylor Swift is now one of the biggest pop icons on the planet - and has made over 140 million album sales and sold over eight million copies of her fifth album "1989".

Currently, she is the only artist to have had three albums sell in excess of more than a million copies in the first week of release: 1989, Red and Speak Now. Swift was also the only artist to have two consecutive singles take the number one spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart in 2014, dethroning her own hit "Shake It Off" with "Blank Space". This year, Swift's single "Bad Blood" became the fourth-consecutive number 1 release from album 1989.

On top of that chart success, Swift has also received seven Grammy Awards, 16 AMAs and 22 Billboard Music Awards, along side Country Music Award's Entertainer of the Year and Billboard's Woman of the Year. Her album 1989 was awarded iTune's Album of the Year in 2014.

Special guest Vance Joy (Melbourne's own singer-song writer) will be the supporting act for the tour. The gifted musician has been on tour with Swift for the whole leg of the show, which sees him performing to a huge fan base across the world for the remainder of the year.

Don't miss your chance to watch the world's most popular and admired performer on stage this summer!

TOUR DATES:

  • Saturday 28 November - ANZ Stadium, Sydney  (All Ages)
  • Saturday 5 December - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane  (All Ages)
  • Monday 7 December - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide  (All Ages)
  • Tuesday 8 December - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide  (All Ages)
  • Thursday 10 December - AAMI Park, Melbourne  (All Ages)
  • Friday 11 December - AAMI Park, Melbourne  (All Ages)
  • Saturday 12 December - AAMI Park, Melbourne  (All Ages)


Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour - Australia 2015


Official website: http://taylorswift.com/

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical showing at Ipswich Civic Centre - Sept 2015

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical showing at Ipswich Civic Centre - Sept 2015

Ipswich Musical Theatre Company - who staged The Phantom of the Opera in 2014 - now take great pleasure in presenting “in the most delightful way” MARY POPPINS The Broadway Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film!

Exhilarating dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft, and a little bit of magic helps this musical soar high above the rest.

Including best loved songs from the film; Chim Chim Cher-Ee, A Spoonful of Sugar, Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds, Let’s Go Fly a Kite & of course Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!

Starring:
Mary PoppinsLauren Roche
BertSimon Drew
JaneJessica Parcell
Hannah Ross
MichaelNoah Bertram
Jayden McGinlay
George BanksIan Schubert
Winifred BanksSimone Behrendorff
Mrs BrillSusan Glosko

Dates & Pricing:
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 - 7.30 PM
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 - 1:30 PM
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 - 7:30 PM
Sat, 19 Sep 2015 - 7:30 PM
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 - 1:30 PM
Adult $50.00
Concession/Student $45.00
Primary School Child $25.00
Family Pass (2A & 2 PSC) $135.00
Group 6+ $45.00
Group 10+ $40.00

Location: Ipswich Civic Centre - Corner of Limestone & Nicholas Streets, Ipswich QLD Australia

Buy Online Tickets: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/mary-poppins

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Father's Day at Metro Hotel Ipswich International

Dine Out With Dad This Weekend in Ipswich





Ipswich’s premier dining experience

•    Internationally acclaimed Head Chef Guy Farrow
•    Open for A la-carte dinners 7 nights a week
•    Platform 9 Restaurant at Metro Hotel Ipswich
    International is ideal for a special occasion
    or relaxed dining experience   

For bookings phone 3812 8077 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Orion Lagoon Opening - Robelle Domain at Springfield Central Ipswich 5th September 2015

Orion Lagoon Opening - Robelle Domain at Springfield Central Ipswich 5th September 2015

A NEW world class lagoon swimming pool has been completed and ready for launch at Robelle Domain. It will be one of the biggest public lagoon-style swimming pools in Australia.

The exciting new lagoon at Robelle Domain at Springfield Central is nearing completion so what better way to celebrate the start of Spring and the warmer days with a splash around the new lagoon!

There will be lots of fun happening at the opening event including roving performers, entertainment, and of course the lagoon will be open for swimmers!

Springfield Markets in the park area of Robelle Domain will also be in full swing with entertainment, inflatable rides and fireworks at 7.30 pm!

Saturday, 5 September 2015
12.00 pm – 3.00 pm: Lagoon Opening Activities
12.00 pm – 8.00 pm: Springfield Markets

Access via Sinnathamby Boulevard, Springfield Central:

  • FREE entry (food and beverages available for purchase)
  • Alcohol free event
  • Limited free parking will be available from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm.


Orion Lagoon Opening - Robelle Domain at Springfield Central Ipswich 5th September 2015

The new swimming lagoon will be a much-desired attraction in Robelle Domain, and along with other water bodies cover a total area of 2,500 square metres.

This makes it one of Australia's largest outdoor recreation facilities of its kind.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said a review of the original plans and budget enabled council to include a zero to over a metre depth swimming lagoon equal in size to Southbank's famous beach pool.

The lagoon will cater for the local community and families right across the western corridor.
"We are committed to a city that is happy, lively and a place where people can't wait to bring their kids.

"Whether that's to have an ice cream and a splash in the lagoon on the weekend, or to make a permanent home for the family, everyone is welcome in Ipswich and we can't wait to see you.

"This is a decision by all councillors, and I want to thank them for their strategic vision and their dedication to the Ipswich of tomorrow.

"This lagoon also takes pressure off the capital and provides an ideal recreational destination for residents of all cities along the western corridor.

"Enhanced lighting, landscaping, seating, bbqs and water fountains will also be installed to make this a true recreation destination.

"Installation of Safe City CCTV cameras is planned as a future enhancement.

"These works will be a boost for the local economy with a number of jobs created during the construction phase of the project and an additional 15 full time jobs per annum for the city once the lagoon is in full operation," Cr Pisasale said.

Parks, Sport and Recreation Committee Chairperson and Division 1 Cr David Morrison said this decision will be welcomed by all local residents and families.

"The 3.74 hectare development that includes the lagoon, new green space and walking tracks brings together Robelle Domain, Orion Town Centre, Springfield Central train station, Education City and the Parklands Business District into a single unified hub.

"Being able to do some shopping at Orion, enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch and then stroll through beautiful parklands to take the kids for a dip is in the immediate future for local residents.

"It's going to be great and as the local Councillor I am thrilled.

Springfield Land Corporation deputy chairman Bob Sharpless welcomed the commencing of works and confirmation of the lagoon pool.

"This is another significant milestone in the history of the Springfield Central town centre," Mr Sharpless said.

"Just as South Bank has done, this South Bank at Springfield will become a tourism destination for tens of thousands of visitors with major economic flow-ons also to be  expected across the Ipswich region."

The new South Bank size lagoon parkland is expected to attract 100,000 visitors a year.

Sources: http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_council/media/article-archive/2014/green-light-for-swimming-lagoon-at-robelle-domain
http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_ipswich/news_and_events/events/robelle-domain-lagoon-opening