Lee-Kernaghan 2.jpgIt might have been 25 years since country music legend Lee Kernaghan launched his seminal album Outback Club, but there is no slowing down for the boy from the bush. Lee is revving up for a busy couple of months as he continues his 25th Anniversary Tour, aptly titled Boys From The Bush. For fans of his music, it is no surprise that Lee Kernaghan just keeps getting better and better. He is always working on new material, tours rigorously and puts an incredible amount of energy into each show.

Getting out on the road is what Lee loves best and expanding the Boys From The Bush tour into 2018 is a win-win for Lee and fans alike. “I’m incredibly excited to be taking the 25th Anniversary Tour into another year to make sure we get to celebrate with as many fans as possible,” he says.

When Lee announced his 25th Anniversary Tour last year, the plan was to kick off at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January and tour the country until the end of 2017. The tour was massive, selling out date after date, and the audience feedback was overwhelming – they wanted more! It sold out an incredible 29 out of 32 shows – a fitting result for a 25th anniversary – and culminated in two huge concerts at The Palms at Crown in Melbourne in November.

At the end of the tour, the demand was clear – the tour needed to be extended, reaching out to areas that missed out in 2017. When Lee announced the Boys From The Bush tour was rolling into 2018, tickets immediately started to fly out the door, and many of the shows announced are already close to selling out.

The newly announced May and June dates are destined to be huge and Lee can’t wait to celebrate his auspicious anniversary with his legion of fans. “It’s an amazing experience being on stage singing songs like Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Flying With The King, Australian Boy and The Outback Club,” he says. “So many of those songs are not just about me, they’re about us, our people, our country, and our way of life – that’s what inspires me the most. I am really happy about being able to continue the party to areas we could not get to last year.”

The Boys From The Bush tour features Lee’s classic hits, ballads and rural anthems that have won the country legend a nationwide legion of fans that he prefers to call ‘mates’. With 38 number one hits to his credit, the show celebrates Lee’s career, and even more than that – it celebrates the fans who have been there from the beginning – and those who have joined in along the way.

Lee Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour is an unforgettable experience and a part of Australian music history! Book your tickets early and join the celebration of the epic career of one of this country’s all-time greats.

Tickets to the Boys From the Bush – 25th Anniversary Tour 2018 dates are on sale now.

THE BOYS FROM THE BUSH 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2018 DATES

Saturday 19th May 2018
Ord Valley Muster, KUNUNURRA WA
www.ordvalleymuster.com.au

Thursday 31st May 2018
Bunjil Place, CASEY VIC
Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers
www.bunjilplace.com.au | (03) 9709 9700

Friday 1st June 2018
Kernot Hall, MOREWELL VIC
www.latrobe.vic.gov.au | (03) 5176 3559

Saturday 2nd June 2018
One Hot Country Night Festival
Bendigo Stadium, BENDIGO VIC
www.ticketek.com.au

Thursday 7th June 2018
Costa Hall, GEELONG VIC
Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers
www.gpac.org.au | (03) 5225 1200

Friday 8th June 2018
Shoppingtown Hotel, DONCASTER VIC
Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers
www.oztix.com.au [no seating]

Saturday 9th June 2018
Macs Hotel, MELTON VIC
Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers
www.oztix.com.au [no seating]

Sunday 10th June 2018
Chelsea Heights Hotel, CHELSEA HEIGHTS VIC
Special guests: The Wolfe Brothers
www.oztix.com.au [no seating]

For more information, please visit www.leekernaghan.com

 

 THE WOLFE BROTHERS THROW A MASSIVE PARTY TO CELEBRATE THEIR NEW ALBUM DEBUT AT #9 ON THE ARIA CHART @ THE LONGLEY

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Tasmania’s The Wolfe Brothers have debuted at #9 on this week’s ARIA Chart with their new album – their fourth – Country Heart. This is the band’s highest ARIA chart entry position to date beating their last album, This Crazy Life, which came in at #10 on release in June 2016. This is a great effort when you consider Ed Sheeran holds three of the eight spots before them.

For the band, the charting position is all due to their fans. “We are all stoked and really proud of this ARIA Top 10 debut,” says lead singer Nick Wolfe. “We have our fans to thank for going out and buying the album and giving us our highest ARIA all genre chart position to date.”

All four of The Wolfe Brothers albums have entered the ARIA chart in the Top 20. The last two albums, Nothin’ But Trouble and This Crazy Life, and this new release Country Heart, have all debuted on the ARIA Country Chart at #2. The band penned the album on a songwriting trip to Nashville last year where they collaborated with a number of different writers, with the objective to create a different sound and deliver songs that would hopefully take the band to the next level.

After three highly successful albums, the band felt ready to take a big step with number four. “We really wanted to do something different, something that would reach a wider audience and something to show that we have grown and matured as a band and as songwriters,” says bassist Tom Wolfe. “We are very proud of this album and we feel that we achieved what we set out to do and to see it debut at #9 is very satisfying and a great start to the next chapter for the band.”

The Wolfe Brothers enlisted award-winning producer Matt Fell to produce their fourth studio album in his Sydney studio. “Matt was amazing to work with,” says lead guitarist Brodie Rainbird. “He is also a great musician and he really understood our need to do something different with this album. In the past we have always been a guitar driven band. This time we never picked up a guitar until we were two weeks into the recording. We took the time to work on the parts of every song. It is not a massive departure from the past Wolfe Brothers records, it is just different, and the response from those who have heard the album has been incredibly encouraging for us.”

The band’s management are presently putting together the Country Heart National Tour to run through 2018. As soon as the word came through about Country Heart Top Ten ARIA Chart position the boys called their local pub The Longley International Hotel, which is near their family farm, to ask if they could throw a party to celebrate by holding the first show of their national tour at their long-time local.are

“When we heard the news, there was not a second thought about making the first show of our tour a party on home turf at our local pub,” says Tom. “It is for the people who have always been there for us and cracking the top ten means there has to be a serious party to celebrate.”

Tickets will sell-out fast, as they always do when the Tassie boys play at home. The Wolfe Brothers Celebration Party will kick off the forthcoming Country Heart National Tour. “We can’t wait to take this album out on the road and play to the fans around Australia,” says Brodie. “But to kick off the tour at our local pub with 500 of our long-term supporters, celebrating the album’s release, will be a special day. Beer, sausage sangas, outdoor fires, and a stage set in a beautiful country outdoor beer garden - what better way to celebrate with friends. Bring it on, we can’t wait!”

Sunday 27th May 2018 | 2pm
The Longley International Hotel, HOBART TAS
The Wolfe Brothers Celebration Party

Tix via www.oztix.com.au or at the Longley.

The Wolfe Brothers Country Heart National Tour will be announced in coming weeks. The band’s fourth studio album, Country Heart, is out now via ABC Music.

For more information, please visit www.thewolfebrothers.com

 

 

 

 

Charlie Landsborough sm.jpgOne of the UK’s most cherished entertainers, Charlie Landsborough is about to embark on his final tour of Australia.

After five highly successful visits Down Under, Charlie has amassed a legion of loyal fans, but he’s decided it’s time to bid a fond farewell to his Aussie mates in a five-week tour around the country.

From May 4 through to June 10, Charlie will cover five Australian states – Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania – doing afternoon and evening shows – including a special Mother’s Day luncheon and performance at Ulmarra, near Grafton.

A seasoned performer, Charlie came to international attention with his best-selling hit, What Colour is the Wind, his own composition about a little blind boy’s take on the world through unseeing eyes.

Any Charlie Landsborough performance can include music that ranges from inspirational to country, ballad to anthem, folk to blues – and all very easy on the ears.

Had he not been such a successful singer and songwriter, Charlie could easily have become a sought-after stand-up comedian – as he has a natural gift for making people laugh.

Charlie’s musical amigos for his farewell lap of the country include some of Australia’s finest players – The Charlie Landsborough Band – featuring Vaughan Jones on keyboard; Kelvin Nolan on lead guitar and Dallas Southam on pedal steel/dobro.

He will also be accompanied on the road by his good friend and tour promoter, Terry Gordon OAM, who will open the show each day/night.

www.charlielandsborough.com

Tour Dates

8.30pm Friday May 4 Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads (07) 5536 2277
2pm Saturday May 5 Empire Theatre, Toowoomba 1300 655 299
4pm Sunday May 6 Caloundra RSL Club, Caloundra (07) 5438 5800    
2pm Tuesday May 8 Brolga Theatre, Maryborough (07) 4122 6015
2pm Thursday May 10 St Mary’s Hall, Rockhampton (07) 4927 7282
8pm Friday May 11 Brothers Sports Club, Bundaberg 0402 834 443
Noon Sunday May 13 Ulmarra, via Grafton 0432 741 947
8pm Tuesday May 15 Laurieton United Services Club (02) 6559 9110
8pm Wednesday May 16 West Tamworth League Club (02) 6765 7588
8pm Thursday May 17 Young Services Club (02) 6382 1944
8.30pm Friday May 18 Commercial Club, Albury (02) 6057 2000
8pm Saturday May 19 Kyabram Bocce Club 0400 980 968
2pm Sunday May 20 Victoria Bowling Club, Ballarat 0419 326 709
8pm Wednesday May 23 Sphinx Hotel, North Geelong (03) 5278 2911
8pm Friday May 25 Burnie Civic Centre, Burnie (03) 6430 5850
3pm Saturday May 26 Wrest Point Casino, Hobart (03) 6221 1888
3pm Sunday May 27 Launceston Country Club (03) 6335 5777
8pm Tuesday May 29 City Memorial Bowls Club, Warrnambool (03) 5561 4155
8pm Wednesday May 30 Community Club, Millicent 0418 898 248
8pm Friday June 1 Coomealla Memorial Sporting Club (03) 5027 4505
2pm Sunday June 3 Morwell Club 0408 392 278
2pm Thursday June 7 Batemans Bay Soldiers Club (02) 4472 4117
8pm Friday June 8 Goulburn Workers Club (02) 4821 3355
8pm Saturday June 9 Weston Workers Club (02) 4937 1101
2pm Sunday June 10 Blacktown RSL Club (02) 9622 5222

 

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