1. Brandle’s Global Bits: Aussie Live Biz Enters Spin Cycle, HMV on the Comeback Trail, Mercury Prize Noms, IMPALA's Board

    September 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT Trouble in Aussie Live Biz Paradise An unusually turbulent few weeks in Australia’s live biz has observers wondering whether there’s trouble in paradise. A handful of festivals are falling over, one has changed hands, the two biggest events are ...

  2. Steven Tyler Talks Drugs, Bullying on Australian TV

    February 25, 2013 6:30 AM EST Steve Tyler has admitted blowing $6 million -- at least -- on drugs. The Aerosmith frontman’s confession on Australian television overnight was carefully orchestrated to coincide with the ticket onsale for the band’s tour in these parts. Tyler and ...

  3. Australia's Good Vibrations Festival Yanks 2012 Edition

    March 23, 2012 11:21 AM EDT Australia's Good Vibrations is the latest festival swept-away by the country's saturated market. In a statement, Good Vibrations' promoters Jam Music says the show will be "rested" for 2012, citing competitive demand for a ...

  4. Huey Lewis Pulls Australian Tour

    May 05, 2010 8:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Huey Lewis and the News has canceled its scheduled Australian tour. Promoter Andrew McManus Presents had secured the services of the American pop-rock band for what would have been their first tour of these shores in more than 20 years. The initial ...

  5. Huey Lewis Pulls Australian Tour

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis and the News has canceled its scheduled Australian tour. Promoter Andrew McManus Presents had secured the services of the American pop-rock band for what would have been their first tour of these shores in more than 20 years. The init ...

  6. Whitney Houston Dismisses Critics, Says Tour Going Well

    February 26, 2010 8:34 AM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston says her tour of Australia is going great, despite the swathes of fans and critics who have panned her performance . Houston has faced a barrage of complaints since embarking on a six-date tour of Australia in Brisbane on Monday, wit ...

  7. Promoter Defends Whitney Houston's Australian Comeback

    February 24, 2010 8:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The Australian promoter of Whitney Houston 's comeback tour down under has come out in full support of the diva whose opening date was savaged by fans and local critics. Houston Performs "I Will Always Love You" in Brisbane. Following ...

  8. Promoter Defends Whitney Houston's Australian Comeback

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Australian promoter of Whitney Houston's comeback tour down under has come out in full support of the diva whose opening date was savaged by fans and local critics. Following her Monday (Feb. 22) night Australian tour curtain-raiser at th ...

  9. The Who Backs Australian Bushfire Relief Effort

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Who and Australian promoter Andrew McManus Presents are throwing financial support behind the bushfire relief efforts in Victoria. AMP has issued a special new $125 Australian ($82) ticket for the veteran British rock act's closing concer ...

  10. Snoop Dogg Granted Australian Visa

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Australian government has granted a full visa to Snoop Dogg, allowing the Long Beach-based rapper to go ahead with his Australian tour. The five-city "The West Coast Originals" arena tour also stars Ice Cube and Bone Thugs n Harmony ...

  11. Kiss Go Symphonic Down Under

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Well, they've tried everything else. Kiss will play a one-off concert Feb. 28 at the 48,000-capacity Telstra Dome in Melbourne with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The concert, to celebrate Well, they've tried everything else. K ...