Tenacious D to Rock Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Spicy Meatball Tour

Get ready, music fans! The Brisbane Entertainment Centre has just revealed some exciting news. Brace yourselves for the arrival of Tenacious D, the dynamic GRAMMY®-winning duo consisting of Jack Black and Kyle Gass.

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They will be gracing the stage as part of their highly anticipated Spicy Meatball Tour in 18 July 2024. After captivating audiences with a string of fully booked shows in Europe, the UK, and the USA throughout 2023, the iconic duo is set to grace Australian stages for the first time in more than ten years.

A Legendary Journey

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Formed in the late 1990s in Los Angeles, Tenacious D quickly rose from their humble beginnings as former theatre students to becoming one of the most beloved rock bands globally. Numerous significant events have occurred along their journey, such as a popular HBO variety series in 1999, a platinum-certified debut album in 2001, and the cult classic movie Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny in 2006.

Acclaim and Evolution

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The band’s 2012 release, Rize of the Fenix, earned them a GRAMMY® nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album,’ and in 2014, they clinched their first win for ‘Best Metal Performance.’ Demonstrating their versatility, Black and Gass launched Los Angeles’ Festival Supreme in 2013, featuring a mix of music and comedy with big names like Adam Sandler and Sarah Silverman.

In 2018, Tenacious D showcased their creative prowess with the animated film Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto, with Black hand-drawing each frame and the band providing voices and an accompanying soundtrack. In 2020, a graphic novel will further enhance this project.

Recent Ventures

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The past few years have seen Tenacious D continue to innovate. In 2021/22, they covered songs for charity, launched a line of fibre bars, and released an Audible Original, Words + Music | Vol. 29 | Tenacious D’s The Road To Redunktion. Last year, they ignited stages with The Spicy Meatball Tour, performing in 24 cities and selling out London’s O2 arena within a week of the announcement.

Their latest musical offerings include the single ‘Video Games,’ their first new track in five years, and a viral cover of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game.’ Jack Black also enjoyed solo success with the hit ballad ‘Peaches’ from the Super Mario Bros. Movie in December 2023.

A Must-See Event

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As Tenacious D prepares to return to Australia and New Zealand, fans can expect an electrifying performance that reaffirms their status as the Greatest Band That Ever Played on Planet Earth. Their tour promises to be a spectacular event, with seven massive arena shows lined up, culminating in an unforgettable night at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

This tour marks a significant moment for Australian fans, providing a rare opportunity to witness the unparalleled energy and humour that Tenacious D brings to the stage. With a history of sold-out shows and critically acclaimed performances, the Spicy Meatball Tour is set to be one of the standout events of 2024.

Don’t miss the chance to see Tenacious D live, delivering their unique blend of rock and comedy that has captivated audiences worldwide. Secure your tickets now and prepare for an extraordinary night with the dynamic duo.

Published Date 27-June-2024

Brisbane Bullets Back to Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Aim for New Heights with Major Move

In a bid to accommodate their growing fan base and elevate the game-day experience, the Brisbane Bullets are returning to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall for the upcoming NBL25 season.

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After regularly selling out the smaller Nissan Arena last season, the move to the 10,500-seat BEC marks a significant step forward for the franchise, according to Bullets CEO Malcolm Watts. 

He says the decision enables the club to cater to the booming popularity of basketball in South East Queensland and enhance all aspects of the game presentation.

With the shift to the larger venue, the Bullets are aiming to deliver an NBA-style product, complete with enhanced infrastructure and amenities for fans. Watts emphasises the club’s commitment to revamping the Entertainment Centre to match the experience of other top NBL venues, promising an elevated game presentation and increased seating, premium hospitality, and parking options.

Brisbane Bullets reconnect with history, build for the future

The return to the BEC also holds a sense of nostalgia for the Bullets, who won their most recent NBL championships in 2007 and 1987 at the iconic venue.

Coach Justin Schueller, in his first season at the helm, is thrilled by the prospect of reviving the team’s winning tradition at the arena. He encourages fans to transform the venue into a fortress and support the team’s pursuit of another championship banner.

Beyond the on-court experience, the Bullets are also investing in their long-term future. Construction is underway on a purpose-built High Performance Centre in South Brisbane, which will provide elite training facilities, treatment rooms, offices, and a merchandise store, all under one roof.

According to Watts, having a dedicated home base will be a game-changer for the club, providing a significant platform for on-court and off-court success.

The centre’s central location is expected to boost the club’s brand presence and exposure, while also strengthening its ties to the local basketball community through development programs and potential junior academies.

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After a disappointing 2022–23 campaign, the Bullets showed signs of life last season, finishing 13-15 and narrowly missing the playoffs via tiebreaker. With Schueller—regarded as one of Aussie hoops’ most promising young minds—as head coach and the additions of a dedicated training facility and a larger home venue, the franchise is well-positioned to continue its rebuilding process and reclaim its place among the NBL’s elite.

Published 19-June-2024

Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall to Host Australian Freedom Conference

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall is set to become a battleground for ideas as it hosts the Australian Freedom Conference.

Headlined by controversial US media figure Tucker Carlson and Australian businessman Clive Palmer, the event on the 22nd of June 2024, promises to delve into perceived “threats to truth, democracy, and personal freedoms.”

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Carlson, known for his outspoken views and dismissal of mainstream narratives, will be joined by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and Queensland GP Dr Melissa McCann. The conference is part of a larger tour across Australia, organised by Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy, and aims to spark a national conversation on the state of democracy and personal liberties.

Palmer has voiced his support for Carlson’s scepticism of Western media, echoing the sentiment that news coverage can be a “tool of repression and control.”. He believes that open dialogue and fearless truth-telling are essential for a functioning democracy.

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Carlson, on his first visit to Australia, expressed his admiration for the country while also criticizing its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He views the conference as an opportunity to connect with Australians who share his concerns about government overreach and the erosion of freedoms.

This conference follows a series of sold-out events featuring prominent COVID-19 doctors, also facilitated by Palmer. The businessman has been actively involved in challenging COVID-related mandates, notably funding a successful legal challenge against Queensland’s vaccination requirements for frontline workers.

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The Australian Freedom Conference is expected to draw a diverse crowd, including supporters of Carlson and Palmer, as well as critics and curious onlookers. With its focus on controversial topics and high-profile speakers, the event is poised to generate significant debate and media attention.

Published Date 10-June-2024

Jerry Seinfeld Headed to Brisbane in 2024 as Part of Massive Australian Tour

Iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld is set to bring his legendary brand of humour back to Australia in June 2024. The beloved funnyman, whose successful TV series “Seinfeld” is widely regarded as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, will embark on a brand-new tour, delighting audiences across the country.

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Seinfeld’s love affair with Australian audiences dates back to his first tour of the country in 1998, and he is thrilled to be returning.

 “I have loved Australia since my first tour there in 1998, and I cannot wait to come back to visit some of the greatest comedy fans in the world,” the comedian shared.

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The tour will see Seinfeld performing in major cities across Australia, including Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne. In Brisbane, he is scheduled to take the stage at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

Seinfeld’s rise to fame is the stuff of legend. After his breakout appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1981, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create the iconic sitcom “Seinfeld.” The show, which ran for nine seasons on NBC, went on to win numerous Emmy, Golden Globe, and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time by TV Guide in 2009 and the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll in 2012.

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Since the conclusion of “Seinfeld,” the legendary comedian has remained active in the entertainment industry, with a diverse portfolio of projects. 

His latest Emmy-nominated Netflix specials, “Jerry Before Seinfeld” and “23 Hours to Kill,” have been highly acclaimed, whilst his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has become a must-watch for comedy fans.

In addition to his acclaimed television work, Seinfeld has also starred in, written, and produced movies, directed and produced a Broadway hit, and authored three best-selling books, as well as a children’s book. He is also set to star in the upcoming comedy film “Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story,” which he directed, co-wrote, and produced.

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Seinfeld’s return to Australia promises to be a truly unforgettable event, as the master of observational comedy delivers his signature brand of humour to delighted audiences. Fans are encouraged to visit the Brisbane Entertainment Centre’s website for more details and ticket information.

Published 8-April-2024

SZA Brings Her Chart-Topping Hits to the Stage at Brisbane Entertainment Centre

SZA is set to dazzle fans at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall, marking a highly anticipated Australian stop on her global SOS world tour.

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Following her triumphant win at the 2024 GRAMMYs, where she secured three awards including Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song, SZA is bringing the momentum of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, SOS, to Australia. The success of SOS not only cements her status as a music icon but also sets the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable live performance in Brisbane this April, as part of her electrifying world tour.

Having already captivated audiences across North America earlier this year, SZA’s SOS tour stops in Brisbane are sure to be must-see events. The trailblazing artist has been delivering unforgettable performances night after night, treating fans to a stellar setlist spanning her illustrious catalogue.

Fans can expect to be serenaded by SZA’s iconic hits like “Love Galore,” “The Weekend,” and the inescapable “Kill Bill,” as well as songs from her record-breaking SOS album. The album made history as the album with the largest streaming week ever for an R&B release in the US and spent an impressive 10 non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart.

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SZA first made her mark on the Billboard charts in 2014 when her EP ‘Z’ peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Her debut full-length studio album ‘Ctrl’ arrived in 2017 and performed even better, reaching No. 3. 

The single “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott became her first song to chart on the Hot 100, peaking at No. 32. Her sophomore album ‘SOS’ was a massive success, spending an impressive 10 weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart. It spawned multiple No. 1 hit songs like “Kill Bill” and “Used” with Don Toliver. SZA has collaborated with artists across various genres, including Justin Timberlake, Drake, Phoebe Bridgers, Lizzo, and Maroon 5. 

She has received numerous Grammy nominations for categories like Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album for ‘Ctrl’, and Record and Song of the Year for “All the Stars”. 

She took home the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Doja Cat for “Kiss Me More”. In recognition of her achievements, SZA was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2023.

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With a string of surprise guest appearances from the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Cardi B, and Lizzo on the first leg, Brisbane audiences will be eagerly anticipating who might join SZA on stage for these very special homecoming shows.

Having marked her debut arena tour, the SOS tour has firmly cemented SZA’s ascension to music’s biggest stages. Don’t miss your chance to witness this generational talent when she brings her tour de force to Brisbane on April 19-20.

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Visit Live Nation Australia to buy tickets for the SOS tour.

Published 19-March-2024

Riverdance Marks 25 Years with Breathtaking Production in Brisbane

After dazzling audiences around the globe for 25 years, the iconic Riverdance phenomenon is making a triumphant return to Brisbane in a spectacular reinvented form

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Presented by TEG DAINTY and TEG Van Egmond, the 25th Anniversary production of Riverdance will grace the stage of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 10 and 11, promising an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

Riverdance has captivated audiences worldwide with its electrifying fusion of Irish and international dance, music, and breathtaking visuals. This latest iteration promises to take that magic to new heights, with a powerful and stirring reimagining by producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan. 

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Prepare to be swept away by innovative and spectacular lighting, video, stage, and costume designs that will elevate the show’s already iconic elements.

At the heart of this reinvention lies the mesmerising soundtrack, which has been re-recorded by composer Bill Whelan, the Grammy Award-winning genius behind Riverdance’s original score. His spellbinding melodies and rhythms will undoubtedly transport audiences on a journey through the rich tapestry of Irish culture and beyond.

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Riverdance’s connection with Australian audiences runs deep. In 1997, the spectacle first swept across the nation, leaving an indelible mark on its cultural landscape. The explosive energy and unparalleled precision of the dancers and musicians left audiences in awe, establishing Riverdance as a cultural sensation. 

Over the course of five tours between 1997 and 2012, the show achieved extraordinary success, selling a phenomenal 830,000 tickets in Australia alone.

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This critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary production has already been touring the world since 2020, with sold-out seasons in the US, UK, Dubai, and record-breaking runs in Dublin, Ireland, in 2022 and 2023. Now, it’s Brisbane’s turn to experience the magic of Riverdance as you’ve never seen it before.

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance, and fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again. With a staggering 15,000 performances under its belt, seen live by over 28.5 million people worldwide, and a global television audience of more than 3.5 billion, Riverdance’s enduring appeal is undeniable. 

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Don’t miss your chance to witness this iconic spectacle in its most breathtaking form yet. Visit TEG Dainty’s website for event tickets and information.

Published 18-March-2024 

Monster Truck Mania Live Rolls Into Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Brace yourselves, Brisbane! After smashing attendance records across Australia in 2023, the biggest stars of the monster truck world are roaring back into the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on May 18 and 19 for two days of turbo-charged family fun.

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This is no ordinary monster truck show – it’s an adrenaline-packed spectacle that leaves other exhibitions in the dust. With gigantic screens and brilliant floodlights surrounding the all-weather arena, there’s not a bad seat in the house for this high-octane weekend of havoc and horsepower.

The unmistakable roar of behemoth trucks like Raptor’s Rampage, Wicked, Buddy, and the appropriately-named Miss Mayhem will shake the venue to its core. 

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These motorised mammoths are the biggest stars in Australian monster trucking, ready to crush anything underfoot in pursuit of mud-slingin’ supremacy.

But the fun doesn’t end there! This supercharged extravaganza also features jaw-dropping performances from a flame-throwing jet car and crazy, high-flying freestyle motocross riders. It’s non-stop action from start to finish with something for the whole family.

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Don’t miss your chance to upgrade to VIP Pit Party tickets for the ultimate monster truck experience. Get exclusive pre-event access to meet the drivers, snap selfies with the trucks, and soak up the behind-the-scenes madness before watching the mayhem unfold from the best seats in the house.

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After demolishing attendance records in 2023, this vehicular invasion is poised to sell out arenas across the 2024 Australian tour. Mark your calendars and get your tickets now for the biggest, loudest, most spectacular motor-powered entertainment Down Under!

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Visit https://monstertruckmanialive.com.au/ for more details, including getting your tickets.

Published 14-March-2024 

Marvel Universe LIVE! Lands in Brisbane with Legendary Superhero Battle

Brisbane, get ready to witness an extraordinary spectacle as Marvel Universe LIVE! arrives at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre from April 4-7.

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This action-packed live show promises to transport audiences into the thrilling world of Marvel’s iconic superheroes and villains.

In a race against time, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Doctor Strange must unite to stop the nefarious Loki from gaining control of the powerful Wand of Watoomb. Should this ancient artefact fall into Loki’s hands, he would achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of the universe.

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Brace yourselves for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seats. Marvel Universe LIVE! takes the live show experience to a whole new level with an original story that brings together over 25 of Marvel’s most beloved characters in one epic production.

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Prepare to be dazzled by cutting-edge special effects, immersive video projections, and jaw-dropping stunts performed by world-class athletes and stunt performers. From high-energy motorcycle tricks to monumental aerial manoeuvres, this show will leave you in awe.

The show’s producer expressed enthusiasm about bringing the incredible live experience to Brisbane, noting that Marvel fans of all ages would have the opportunity to witness their favourite superheroes and villains come to life right before their eyes.

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But be warned, this legendary adventure is not for the faint of heart. With brief periods of blackouts, safe use of pyrotechnics, and loud special effects, Marvel Universe LIVE! promises to deliver an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.

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Don’t miss your chance to witness this epic battle to defend the universe from evil. Grab your tickets now and join the Marvel Universe LIVE! in Brisbane, where the fate of the world rests in the hands of your favourite superheroes.

Visit Brisbane Entertainment Centre’s website for details on how to book your tickets.

Published 12-March-2024 

Rebel with a Cello: HAUSER Brings Solo Tour to Brisbane

Founding member of the wildly popular classical/pop crossover duo 2Cellos, Stjepan Hauser, known professionally as HAUSER, is bringing his much-anticipated, first-ever worldwide solo tour Rebel with a Cello to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 12.

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Armed with the momentum from his final sold-out 2Cellos tour, the superstar Croatian cellist and visual artist is launching the ultimate musical showcase; bringing his signature performance pyrotechnics alongside his romantic and soulful playing sound and style.

Following viral hits like his Beach Party video and musical dreamscapes such as Alone Together, the “Rebel with a Cello” tour features a third act of rocking and rhythmic retro and modern globally-influenced dance tracks from his new solo album The Player, available worldwide.

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The success of HAUSER himself extends far beyond his millions of YouTube, Facebook and Instagram followers with a devoted international fanbase. 

The Croatian cellist is a phenomenon – one part virtuoso and the other part sheer, animal magnetism. His ability to unify generations of music lovers across genres may be his true superpower.

From classical purists to pop fans, metalheads to dance music aficionados, HAUSER’s live shows are a multi-sensory experience, thrilling audiences with his intensely passionate performance style. 

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Flanked by a phenomenal rock band, HAUSER shreds on the cello, utilising it as both a rhythm section and lead instrument, incorporating elements of rock, old school funk, dance beats, and more.

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With a setlist drawing from his solo work, 2Cellos catalogue and ingenious pop/rock covers, HAUSER’s Rebel with a Cello promises to be a true musical rebellion – smashing genres and defying expectations of what can be done with a cello. Don’t miss this electric performance when it hits the Brisbane Entertainment Centre stage. Buy your tickets via Ticketek.

Published 8-March-2024

Niall Horan Returning to Boondall for ‘The Show’ World Tour

In what can only be described as a full circle moment, global superstar Niall Horan is making his way back to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall as part of his massive 2024 ‘The Show’ world tour. Did you know that Niall got his first taste of superstardom performing in Boondall with the beloved boy band one Direction before he launched his career as a solo artist and performed in the same venue as part of his Flicker World Tour?

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The Irish singer-songwriter will be gracing the stage at the iconic venue once again in April, treating his Brisbane fans to what promises to be another unforgettable experience.

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With overwhelming demand during pre-sales, the “Nice To Meet Ya” hitmaker has already added a second show in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on May 4th to his rapidly growing tour schedule.

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Horan’s third studio effort ‘The Show’ has continued his streak of incredible success following his platinum-selling debut ‘Flicker’ in 2017. 

Born out of the reflective downtime afforded by the pandemic, the album captures a mix of emotions through Horan’s signature blend of pop, rock, and folk. Led by infectious singles like “Heaven” and “Meltdown,” it’s set to provide the perfect soundtrack for his long-awaited return to Australian shores.

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Niall Horan has repeatedly gushed that the times he’s spent touring in Australia and New Zealand were among the best periods of his life. The singer shared that he’s had amazing shows in these countries and cannot wait to return for his 2024 tour dates.

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Having sold over 80 million records as part of the juggernaut that was One Direction, Horan’s name is permanently etched in pop culture history. With ‘The Show,’ he embarks on the next chapter as a solo powerhouse, ready to deliver an evening of surprises, laughter, and connection that his fans won’t soon forget.

Don’t miss your chance to witness Horan’s triumphant return on 28 April when he brings ‘The Show’ to Boondall in 2024!

Published 7-March-2024