EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL: Kylie Minogue #iHeartKYLIE – Live In Melbourne!

A super secret homecoming for our girl Kylie Minogue, a secret gig in her home town of Melbourne played before an intimate crowd, VIP’s and radio station ticket winners. The show branded #iHeartKYLIE at Trak Lounge Bar in Toorak Melbourne was the place to be on Saturday night. 

Kylie performed a couple of recent hits plus showcased her current work from the new album Kiss Me Once. Love At First Sight, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, Slow, All The Lovers, I Was Gonna Cancel, Kiss Me Once, the Enrique Iglesias duet Beautiful, Sexercize, Les Sex, Wow Wow Wow Wow and theaussieword.com favourite Into The Blue! 

Fans upfront in the VIP were in awe, celebrities a plenty including The Block winner Chantelle and yes I even bumped into the great Ed Sheeran who is in town to support Kylie before heading to Sydney for his own iHeartRadio gig. Kylie Minogue putting on a simple yet spectacular show infront of her fans, friends, family and parents Ron and Carol Minogue. 

Hope you enjoy these exclusive videos and pictures taken by yours truly… you all know how mad I am about Miss Minogue… share with friends, follow on Twitter, Like TheAussieWord on Facebook and join me on Brian Peel’s Facebook page! xx 

Ok, so that was fucking amazing. Again? Please? x 🙂

Giorgio Moroder Remixes Coldplay!

Coldplay have announced that ‘Midnight’, one of the songs from their upcoming new album Ghost Stories, has been remixed by Giorgio Moroder.
The legendary Italian electronic music pioneer’s reworking is available to download now.
Coldplay’s sixth album, ‘Ghost Stories’, is released worldwide on Monday, 19 May. Fans who pre-order the album from iTunes now will immediately get the album version of Midnight, as well as the single Magic.
What a great mix! theaussieword.com recommends!


Peter Gabriel Goes Solo!

Peter Gabriel’s 1986 ‘So’ album was his biggest album ever. It featured his dynamic Kate Bush duet ‘Don’t Give Up’.
Following the phenomenal response to the recent ‘Back to Front’ tour dates, the latest honoured musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Peter Gabriel, has confirmed a further series of ‘Back to Front’ arena shows in the UK. He returns to London’s Wembley Arena for the first time in 10 years.
It is testament to the enduring appeal of Gabriel’s 1986 album that the ‘Back to Front’ tour has caught the public imagination so strongly once again. The new shows will continue to feature the original ‘So’ live band (bass-wizard Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Manu Katche) and span Gabriel’s illustrious career, including a performance of ‘So’ in its entirety.

‘We serve it up in three parts; like a meal. The starter will be an acoustic bit, almost like we would be in rehearsal mode. From that acoustic starter we move on to the savoury dish, which is electric or more electronic stuff. If you survive that, then you get your dessert, which is the complete and uninterrupted album of ‘So,’ in the order in which it was originally intended’.

As well as celebrating the ‘So’ album the tour has also been an opportunity for Peter to play some new material live for the first time. Tracks like ‘Daddy Long Legs’ and ‘Show Yourself’ (from the film Words with Gods) both featured regularly during the 2013 tour to fantastic audience reactions. The theme of showcasing new material, alongside the old, is sure to remain in the forthcoming shows.
Dates are as follows:
Fri Nov 28th Birmingham LG Arena
Sun Nov 30th Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Mon Dec 1st Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Wed Dec 3rd London SSE Arena Wembley
Sun Dec 7th Liverpool Echo Arena
Mon Dec 8th Aberdeen AECC GE ‘ Gas & Oil Arena
Wed 10th Dublin O2 Arena

Peter Gabriel is offering a unique opportunity to go ‘Behind the Scenes’ and view the Back to Front tour soundcheck for the upcoming shows. Only available in very limited numbers from Peter Gabriel’s official website, this is the chance to buy a special fan experience – a front row or a premium seat ticket, an invitation to the soundcheck, pre-show hospitality and unrepeatable gift.

The Seekers UK Tour

The Seekers are still touring for their 50th anniversary and this week are making their way to the UK.
The legendary Australian group will start their UK tour in Cardiff next Monday and conclude the tour with a couple of shows at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in June.
The Seekers, Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley, started out in 1964 and are on their 50th Anniversary Jubilee tour.
In 1965 and 1967 they performed in the USA on the Ed Sullivan Show. They also played a Royal Command Performance in London for the Queen Mother in 1966.
The Seekers appearance at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne in 1967 still holds the record for most people at an Australian concert. More than 200,000 people turned up for the show in March 1967 when Melbourne’s population was just 2 million. The city now has a population of almost 5 million.

The Seekers UK dates

April 24, Cardiff, St David’s Hall
May 1, Nottingham, Royal Centre
May 4, Liverpool. Philharmonic Hall
May 7, Brighton, Brighton Centre
May 10, Gateshead, The Sage
May 13 and 14, Glasgow, Royal Albert Hall
May 18, York, Barbican
May 20, Belfast, Waterfront Hall
May 23, Bournemouth, Bic
May 26, Birmingham, Symphony Hall
May 29 and 30, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
June 2 and 3, London, Royal Albert Hall


Rick Springfield’s Return To AUS

Rick Springfield will return to Australia to play his first headline shows since the Countdown Spectacular 2 in 2007 for his very first solo Australian tour.
Springfield’s Countdown Spectacular 2 performance stunned the audience when the perceived popstar played on a full tilt rock show set.
The Countdown shows were only a four song sampler of hits with ‘Affair of the Heart’, ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’, ‘Speak To The Sky’ and ‘Jessie’s Girl’. The Australian tour will allow Springfield to expand and deliver the first full set in major theatres in Australia since he started all those years ago in Zoot.
Rick had his first hit, an acid rock cover version of The Beatles Eleanor Rigby, with Zoot in 1971. Within months, the band broke up. Ric went solo and recorded his first single ‘Speak To The Sky’ with producer Robbie Porter. It reached no. 5 in Australia that same year.
In mid-1972 Rick relocated to the USA and re-recorded ‘Speak To The Sky’. It reached no. 14 in the USA.

Rick Springfield Australian dates

October 7, Perth, Crown Theatre
October 9, Brisbane, Eatons Hill
October 10, Tweed Heads, Twin Towns Services
October 11, Sydney, Revesby Workers Club
October 13, Canberra, Royal Theatre
October 14, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
October 16, Hobart, Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
October 17, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
October 18, Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre