Both bad and good news in this week's State of Affairs, with music venues not winning any awards by closing and Australian musicians winning actual awards overseas from a Prince. We also learn about Eskimo Joe's winning skills in fundraising and the industry's economic growth as a whole
2012 has been an interesting year for international tours around Australia, with more than a handful of eagerly anticipated acts (read George Michael - admit it, you were gutted too), unfortunately cancelling their tours and a few festival dramas thrown into the mix. Thankfully, those that did make it to our shores more than made up for the cancellations. Without further ado, here are the top twelve international tours of 2012 as voted by the AU Review contributors.
LANA DEL REY ADDS FINAL MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY SHOWS TO AUS TOUR
Due to overwhelming demand, the It Girl of the moment Lana Del Rey has added an extra two shows to her current schedule of Australian gigs. With her original lot of Splendour in the Grass sideshows selling out in less than hour, it only seemed logical for Ms Rey to stay on for some more shows. Tickets are onsale now.
Lana Del Rey
Tuesday, 24th July.
The Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Prince will perform on a symbol-shaped stage; a unique and spectacular production experience that those ‘in the know’ say ‘will blow your mind’.
Prince’s May 2012 visit will be his third tour of Australia and his first in nine years.
Friday 11 May 1st Sydney Allphones Arena
Saturday 12 May 2nd Sydney Allphones Arena
Monday 14 May 1st Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
After months of speculation and rumours, today Chugg Entertainment has announced that iconic performer Prince will INDEED be touring Australia in May. With three exclusive dates on the east coast, the music superstar will be playing all the hits from his massive career on a 360 degree stage. Tickets go onsale Monday, April 16 through ticketek.com.au - get on them fast.
Prince Australian Tour
Fri, May 11 Allphones Arena, SYDNEY