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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

An Evening With Oprah - 2015 Australia Tour

Oprah Winfrey comes to Australia this December 2015 to headline a multi-city arena tour "An Evening With Oprah", presented by Swisse. Oprah will take to the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one-of-a-kind intimate evening.

"I can't wait to see everyone again in Australia," said Oprah Winfrey. "It is hard to believe it has been five years since I was there, and I look forward to being reconnected, rejuvenated and reinspired about what is possible for our lives. I am also excited to visit New Zealand for the very first time!"


  • Wed 2 Dec Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC 
  • Fri 4 Dec Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA 
  • Mon 7 Dec Perth Arena, Perth, WA 
  • Thu 10 Dec  Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD 
  • Sat 12 Dec Allphones Arena, Sydney, NSW
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Oprah Winfrey fans will have the chance to watch the talk show mogul dish out self-help advice in the flesh when tickets to her Australian arena tour go on sale at 1pm today. But it won't come cheap.
The 61-year-old last month announced she would return to Australia after a five year absence for her headline show An Evening With Oprah, which is due to tour the country in December.

Pre-sale tickets sold out within hours last week and fans hoping for cheap tickets will be disappointed to hear the most affordable seats ($99) have already been snapped up.

In Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne the cheapest seats available when general admission tickets go on sale this afternoon will set fans back $264.

If money is no object, then Oprah fans can fork-out a staggering $2499 for the the "'O' VIP Photo + Soundcheck Experience" which includes a seat in the first 10 rows, a group photo with Oprah and a 15-minute group Q&A session.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Brisbane Festival Hot Deal

Brisbane Festival is a world class arts festival with an electrifying line up of music, theatre, dance, comedy, opera, circus and much more.

Stars including Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington, Tim Winton, Martha Wainwright, & Marcia Hines will join exciting emerging talents in Brisbane between 5 and 26 September.

To celebrate, Metro Hotel Tower Mill are offering this Brisbane Festival Hot Deal during September, with rates starting at just $126.00

For more information on Brisbane Festival, click here

Book Now - Brisbane Festival Hot Deal (at Metro Hotel Tower Mill)


About the Brisbane Festival

Brisbane Festival is an annual, international arts festival held in Brisbane, Australia. 

Its presence dominates the city for three weeks in September and its line-up of classical and contemporary music, theatre, dance, comedy, opera, circus and major public events like Sunsuper Riverfire attracts an audience of more than one million people every year.

The combination of local, national and international acts has fostered strong community involvement and publicity for the Queensland city.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Strictly Ballroom Brisbane Show Package at Metro Hotel Tower Mill


Strictly Ballroom The Musical will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way on to the stage at the QPAC Lyric Theatre in Brisbane on September 9th and Metro Hotel Tower Mill in Brisbane is offering a sizzling ‘Hot Deal’ to coincide with the opening – Brisbane Show Package

Strictly Ballroom is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. It has been made into a musical by the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John ‘Cha Cha’ O’Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce.

Metro Hotel Tower Mill’s Brisbane Show Package Hot Deal has prices starting from $153.00 including accommodation and breakfast for 2 adults, complimentary WiFi and an extended check-out at 11am. Tickets to the show are still available from QPAC Lyric Theatre online or phoning 136246.

All guestrooms in the hotel have a balcony with views and secure keycard access. Roma Street station is a five minute walk from the hotel or there is a free city loop bus to the CBD which departs directly from the front of the hotel.

For further information on Metro Hot Deals and bookings phone central reservations on 1800 004 321 or visit www.metrohotels.com.au/hot-deals/

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WWE Live 2015 Australian Tour - Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

WWE Live 2015 Australian Tour - Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

WWE Live returns to Australia this August. Here's your chance to see your favourite WWE Superstars and Divas Live in action.

Hulkamania will run wild when WWE Hall of Famer HULK HOGAN joins the WWE Live tour in Australia this August for the very first time!*

Hulk will be the acting General Manager of ALL WWE Live events in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney! He will be calling all the shots and will be bringing the following Superstars and Divas down under for shows unlike any other!

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match:

  • Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins

Champion vs Champion Match:

  • John Cena vs Kevin Owens
  • Randy Orton vs Sheamus
Intercontinental Match:
  • Ryback vs Luke Harper
  • Neville vs King Barrett
  • Emma and Natalya vs Brie Bella and Nikki Bella
  • R-Truth and Fandango vs Stardust and Adam Rose w/Rosa
  • Finn Balor vs Bo Dallas

When & Where

  • Thursday 6 August 2015

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane QLD

  • Friday 7 August 2015

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

  • Saturday 8 August 2015 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Qantas Credit Union Arena, 35 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW

Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WWELIVE15&utm_source=ticketek&utm_medium=friendlylink&utm_campaign=WWELIVE

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson 2015

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson 2015

Get your Cosmic Calendars out – we got a badass coming over here!

In August 2015, Australian audiences will be treated to the highly-anticipated Australian return of astrophysicist, author, and all-round favourite person, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson!

A strong proponent for the importance of scientific education and rational thinking in society, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is bringing the wit and wonder of his genius to Australia in August 2015, courtesy of Think Inc. – the team behind the 2014 Australian tours of Dr. Michio Kaku and The Amazing James Randi.

Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.

Tyson served on a 2001 government commission on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, and on the 2004 Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in the same year. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS. Since 2009, he has hosted the weekly podcast Star Talk. In 2014, he hosted the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a reboot of Carl Sagan's 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences awarded Tyson the Public Welfare Medal in 2015 for his "extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science"

Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=NEILDEGR15

Dates & Location:

  • Fri 7th Aug 2015 - VIC: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 
  • Sun 16th Aug 2015 - QLD: Brisbane Event at Courier Mail Piazza
  • Sat 22nd Aug 2015 - NSW: Hordern Pavilion Sydney 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bed & Breakfast Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments

Bed & Breakfast Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments

Snuggle in and be well fed when you book a Metro Hotels' bed and breakfast package. For a limited time, these special offers include complimentary breakfast* and WiFi!

Winter B&B Hot Deal from Metro Hotel Perth includes a full buffet breakfast daily for 2 guests - from $149* per night: http://www.metro-hotel-perth.bookings.metrohotels.com.au/winter-b-and-b-hot-deal-accommodation
Metro Hotel Perth

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast for 2 guests with this Bed & Breakfast Hot Deal from Metro Apartments on Bank Place Melbourne - from $215* per night: http://www.melbourne-metro-apartments-bank-place.bookings.metrohotels.com.au/bed-and-breakfast-hot-deal-accommodation
Metro Apartments on Bank Place

Book this Free Brekkie Hot Deal with Metro Hotel Ipswich International and receive a delicious full buffet breakfast for 1-2 guests in Platform 9 Restaurant, plus undercover car parking and WiFi - from $140* per night: http://www.metro-hotel-ipswich-international.bookings.metrohotels.com.au/free-brekkie-hot-deal-accommodation
Metro Hotel Ipswich International

Enjoy a daily plated breakfast from the al a carte menu in The Mill restaurant when you book this Bed and Breakfast Hot Deal at Metro Hotel Tower Mill Brisbane- from $150* per night: http://www.brisbane-metro-hotel-tower-mill.bookings.metrohotels.com.au/bed-and-breakfast-hot-deal-accommodation
Metro Hotel Tower Mill

Start your day off the right way with this Bed & Breakfast Hot Deal from Metro Hotel on Pitt, Sydney. Enjoy a full buffet breakfast daily, in Metro Brasserie - from $137* per night: http://www.metro-hotel-on-pitt.bookings.metrohotels.com.au/bed-and-breakfast-hot-deal-accommodation
Metro Hotel on Pitt

Start your day off the right way with this Bed & Breakfast Hot Deal from Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central! Enjoy a full hot buffet breakfast daily in the hotel restaurant - from $135* per night: http://www.metro-hotel-central-sydney.bookings.metrohotels.com.au/bed-and-breakfast-hot-deal-accommodation
Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast for two, overnight car parking and complimentary WiFi with this Deluxe Package from Aspire Hotel Sydney - from $144* per night: http://www.aspire-hotel-sydney.bookings.metrohotels.com.au/index.site.packages.package.1566.html

Aspire Hotel Sydney

* Please check each package page for terms & conditions

Bed & Breakfast Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Brisbane Festival 2015: Tim and Jeff Buckley's Music to be Celebrated

A musical tribute to the life and times of Tim and Jeff Buckley, overseen by the man who co-wrote 'Mojo Pin' and 'Grace', will close this year's Brisbane Festival.

Produced by legendary New York Guitarist Gary Lucas, A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley will head to Brisbane as part of its world premiere tour for two performances at QPAC's Concert Hall on the 25th and 26th of September.

Lucas not only helped write some of Jeff's most iconic songs but was also a close friend and confidant to the 90's crooner, making this concert a definitive portrait of two of the most beloved voices in alternative music.

The show brings together images and stories of the pair and will include performances from folk songstress Martha Wainwright, The Church frontman Steve Kilbey and Casper Clausen of Danish indie-rockers Efterklang, all backed by Lucas' own band Gods and Monsters.

Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said the concert was sure to appeal to a very wide range of music lovers.

"The opportunity to experience the matchless music of Tim and Jeff Buckley, through the remarkable gifts of the artists we've gathered, is one many people will be thrilled by. It will be a profoundly poignant show," Mr Berthold said.

"The artists we've assembled are legends in their own rights. Martha Wainwright is a glorious singer with her own complex family heritage, and Irish-French chanteuse Camille O'Sullivan and Australian rock legend Steve Kilbey are unrivalled in their fields. It's not hard to see why this show is set to create a stir".

The cult status of both father and son's careers has only grown since the release of Jeff's Grace in 1994, a masterpiece which cut through the sea of mid-nineties Grunge and introduced a whole new generation to the Buckley family's charm.

While never quite gaining mainstream recognition during his lifetime, Tim produced 8 studio albums between 1966 and 1974 with the most commercially and critically successful being 1969's Happy Sad.

But the father and son legend was sealed once and for all in 1997 following the tragic drowning of Jeff at the age of 30 – just two years older than his father who died of a heroin overdose in 1975 aged 28.

A State of Grace joins the Brisbane Festival alongside Congolese musical theatre productions Coup Fatal and Prize Fighter as well as Simone Young, Renee Fleming and Paul Lewis.

The festival runs from September 5 to 26 and will culminate in Brisbane's ever-popular Riverfire event. More information and tickets are available via brisbanefestival.com.au.

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