John Farnham to headline Cruise n Groove 2016

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John Farnham has just been announced to headline Cruise n Groove​ 2016!

Sailing 8 nights ex. Sydney 9th-17th October, 2016 aboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas.

Pre-book your cabin NOW! Call 1300 247 371 or
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Cabins are on sale Australia-wide this Friday, July 24th.

Get ready for the biggest party Cruise Australia has ever seen!

JOHN FARNHAM TO HEADLINE NEXT EVENTS!

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It’s a warm welcome back to the a day on the green stage for Australian music icon John Farnham AO who will headline the next series of concerts nationally.

Performing under the stars in beautiful winery and outdoor locations, John will kick off at Petersons Winery in Armidale NSW on Saturday November 21, followed by Sirromet Wines Mt Cotton QLD on Sunday November 22, All Saints Estate Rutherglen VIC on Saturday November 28, Josef Chromy Wines Launceston TAS on Saturday December 5 and finally Kings Park & Botanic Garden Perth WA on Saturday December 12.

In what promises to be a series of highly-memorable shows, John will be joined at all concerts by special guests Daryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks, with additional guests The Black Sorrows and Noiseworks at several events. Full line-ups are listed below.

Tickets are on sale 10.00am Monday July 27 from Ticketmaster.

John is currently back on top of the ARIA charts hitting the #1 position for the past two weeks with his latest  – and 26th album  – Two Strong Hearts Live, from his hugely successful national tour earlier this year with Oliva Newton-John.

For a man who has sold more tickets, more albums and notched up more achievements than any other Australian musician, performing live is still an absolute joy.  John performed some a day on the green concerts back in 2010 and is looking forward to appearing on the outside winery stages again.

“I’m really looking forward to working on the same bill with some of my personal favourite Australian musicians,” John said. “I’ll definitely be getting there early.  I don’t want to miss a thing!!”

Drawing on the phenomenal songbook from his stellar four decade-long career, 19-time ARIA Award winner and all-round top bloke John Farnham continues to be “The Voice” of Australian music, thrilling audiences with his onstage charisma and those unforgettable vocals.

Whether it’s the hits from his landmark 80s albums Whispering Jack and Age Of Reason like You’re The Voice, Two Strong Hearts, Pressure Down, A Touch Of Paradise, Chain Reaction, That’s Freedom or his earlier material Sadie The Cleaning Lady, One and Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, there are few Australian performers who are as beloved as ‘Farnsy’.

The concerts will once again feature Farnham’s long-time, celebrated band, featuring amongst others Chong Lim (musical director), Stuart Fraser and Brett Garsed (guitars) and backing vocalists extraordinaire Lindsay Field and Lisa Edwards.

The special guest support artists Daryl Braithwaite, Ross Wilson, The Black Sorrows and Noiseworks are all huge favourites with a day on the green audiences.

 

This summer season marks the 15th year of a day on the green, which started in January 2001.  After more than 360 shows and 2.75 million happy patrons, the a day on the green experience of good food, good wine and great music is firmly established as one of Australia’s most popular concert events.

TOUR DATES:

Saturday Nov 21         PETERSONS WINERY, ARMIDALE NSW

With Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Sunday Nov 22           SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON QLD

With Noiseworks, Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Saturday Nov 28         ALL SAINTS ESTATE, RUTHERGLEN VIC  ** ON SALE NOW **

With Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Saturday Dec 5           JOSEF CHROMY WINES, LAUNCESTON TAS

With Daryl Braithwaite, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Saturday Dec 12         KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH WA

With Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

John Farnham Makes Chart History!

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John Farnham has made chart history. With this week’s ARIA chart #1 debut with Two Strong Hearts Live, John Farnham has made history by being the only artist to have Australian #1 albums spanning the last six decades.

Music and Chart Historian Gavin Ryan has researched John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John’s incredible careers and detailed the enormous chart success of each artist below:

John Farnham has received over his career 60 x Platinum Album awards (WHISPERING JACK alone sold 24 x Platinum), 3 x Platinum Single awards, 4 x Gold Single awards, 21 x Platinum DVD awards and 2 x Gold DVD awards. John’s #1 singles include Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)’ (1968), ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ (1970), ‘You’re The Voice’ (1985) and ‘Age of Reason’ (1988). His #1 albums include WHISPERING JACK (1986), AGE OF REASON (1988), CHAIN REACTION (1990), THEN AGAIN (1993), ANTHOLOGY #1 (1997), THE MAIN EVENT (HIGHLIGHTS) with Olivia Newton-John (1998), 33 1/3 (2000) and THE LAST TIME (2002)

Olivia Newton-John has received 8 x Platinum Album awards, 3 x Gold Album awards, 3 x Platinum Single awards, 1 x Gold Single award and 1x Platinum selling DVD award. Olivia’s #1 singles include ‘Banks Of The Ohio’ (1971), ‘I Love You, I Honestly Love You’ (1974), ‘You’re The One That I Want’ (1978), ‘Physical’ (1981) and ‘Grease Megamix’ (1991).  Her #1 albums include XANADU SOUNDTRACK (1980), GREATEST HITS VOL. 3 (1983) and THE MAIN EVENT (HIGHLIGHTS) with John Farnham (1998).

Two Strong Hearts Live Debuts at #1 in Australia

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Two Strong Hearts Live, the new live album from John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John, has debuted at #1 on the Official ARIA Albums Chart.

Everyone who experienced this amazing show would attest that this was more than two artists simply sharing a bill. This was two long-time friends embracing each other’s vast catalogue of monster hits and fan favourites, delivered with a wit and emotion only ascertained through a close personal relationship.

John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John are both multi-ARIA Award Winners and have both been inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame – an industry recognition reserved only for those who have achieved greatness through dedication, perseverance and artistic evolution.

Two Strong Hearts Live has struck an accord with both industry peers and the public alike, with glowing reviews for the new album:

 

 John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John have a chemistry and friendship you just can’t fake. And zero egos. Some stars wouldn’t let their signature hits and show-stopping anthems become duets. But on this live souvenir of their recent joint tour you have Farnham getting Physical and ONJ even starts national anthem You’re the Voice. The fact these two were having serious fun is not lost in the recorded translation… Welcome to double happiness.” 4 and a half stars  – News Ltd

“Fans of John Farnham will love this one. Fans of Olivia Newton-John will feel the same, and fans of both are likely to find themselves in some sort of musical heaven.” 3 Stars – The Examiner

 

Recorded in Melbourne with Philharmonia Australia, the twenty-one track album features sixteen duets with two of Australia’s most iconic singers.

With a 60-piece orchestra behind them, Farnham and Newton-John recently sold out houses around the country. With Chong Lim leading the orchestra alongside Farnham’s core band and singers, audiences were treated to a thrilling series of gigs that saw each artist dig into their own personal songbook with stunning results.

Highlights on the album include Two Strong Hearts’, ‘Let Me Be There’, ‘Xanadu’, the Peter Allen penned I Honestly Love You’ and a sublime Tenterfield Saddler’, ‘Dare To Dream’, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, Burn For You’ and the jazz/blues hybrid of Hit The Road Jack’ and Fever’. Hearing Farnham and Newton-John work through Youre The One That I Want’ and Summer Nights’ from the Grease soundtrack is joyous, funny and downright brilliant. Throw in a powerhouse Youre The Voice’ and a stunning cover of AC/DCs ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll)’, where the mix of rock n’ roll electricity and orchestra absolutely rocks, and you have one amazing live album!

Get your copy of the album by clicking here.

Two Strong Hearts Live OUT TODAY!

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Together, Farnham and Newton-John’s voices are bound up in the collective DNA of Australian music lovers. Recorded in Melbourne with the Philharmonia Australia, the twenty-one track album features sixteen duets with two of Australia’s most iconic singers

Today, in 2015, Farnham and Newton-John remain our ‘King and Queen of Pop’. Both are national treasures and, together on stage, they’ve got a helluva set list between them.

Re-Live the magic that was the Two Strong Hearts live show, grab your copy of the album now on iTunes, Sanity or JB Hifi.

John Farnham to appear at A Day on the Green 2015

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John Farnham will head the bill for A Day on the Green at Wahgunyah’s All Saints Estate later this year.

Farnham last performed at A Day on the Green concert in 2010.

Other performers on the bill are regulars Daryl Braithwaite, Ross Wilson and The Black Sorrows.

Ticket prices range from $105 to $199, plus booking fees, and can be bought from ticketmaster.com.au or by phoning 136 100.

Pre-sale will star Friday June 26 at 10am for Fan Club members, Day on the Green members, All Saints Estate members and My Ticketmaster Presale members.

General Public tickets will go on sale at 10am Friday, July 3.

Get your tickets here.

John Farnham to be inducted into The Age and Music Victoria AnnounceHall of Fame

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John Farnham has been announced as an inductee to The Age and Music Victoria Announce Hall of Fame for their 10th Anniversary, to be celebrated at one-off concert event in November!

First introduced in 2006, The Age Music Victoria Awards (formerly The Age EG Awards) are the largest publicly voted music awards in Australia and at a media launch held this morning at The Palais Theatre, Music Victoria’s CEO Patrick Donovan, and The Age’s Shortlist Editor Martin Boulton announced the ten legendary Victorian musicians and industry icons who will be celebrated at the event’s 10th Anniversary concert.

Unlike the annual Awards, the selection of the The Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductees was made by a voting panel including former inductees, musicians and music professionals, all of whom had their work cut out for them in selecting just ten inductees from Victoria’s long and illustrious musical heritage. Eligibility required inductees to have been Victorian residents when they made a significant contribution to Victoria culture.
The one night only concert event on Friday, 20 November, 2015, will be hosted by RocKwiz’ Brian Nankervis with musical backing by the EG Allstars featuring Pete Luscombe (musical director), James Black, Bill McDonald and Ash Naylor.

The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductees John Farnham (30 minute set) and Archie Roach will be joined on stage at The Palais Theatre by a few of their friends and fellow Victorian musical stars including Kate Ceberano, Brian Cadd, Normie Rowe, Colleen Hewett, Vika Bull, Angie Hart and Mark Seymour with more to be confirmed.

These inductees are the architects of Victorian music and we are privileged to have the opportunity to pay tribute to them all in this one never-to-be-repeated event,’’ said Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan.
Andrew Holden, Editor of The Age, added “The only way to celebrate this fantastic milestone is with 10 outstanding inductees, each one thoroughly deserving of the recognition that comes with being welcomed into the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all our inductees.”

$5.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to the events charity partner, Support Act Limited, to help musicians in need.

Tickets for The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame go on sale at 9.00am on Friday, 19 June, 2015 and are expected to sell FAST!

Without further ado, The Age Music Victoria Awards’ 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductees (in alphabetical order) are:

AC/DC, Bill Armstrong,  John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, The Palais Theatre, Archie Roach, Stan Rofe, The Seekers (Judith Durham, AO; Athol Guy, AO; Keith Potger, AO; Bruce Woodley, AO) Sunbury Festival and The Thunderbirds.

WIN Merch from the #TwoStrongHeartsTour

Want to win the ultimate prize pack of merchandise from the ‪#‎TwoStrongHearts‬ tour? All you have to do to be in the running, is pre-order a copy of ‪#‎TwoStrongHeartsLive‬ and email a scan or a photo of your receipt (or your iTunes check out receipt) to [email protected] with you answer to the following question:

“If you had to pick your favourite John Farnham lyric, what would it be and why?”

The most creative entry will take home a prize pack, with 5 runners up receiving a Two Strong Hearts tour shirt!

One entry per pre-order, multiple pre-orders on one receipt receives an entry for each!

The competition ends on Thursday, June 25 at midnight! Good Luck!

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