TINA ARENA SET TO THRILL AUDIENCES WITH HER
8-CITY ‘ENCHANTÉ’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN MAY 2021
Tickets on sale from Monday 16th November at 10am (local time)!
TEG DAINTY proudly announces Enchanté: The Songs Of Tina Arena, a tour taking in 8 Australian cities to celebrate this Australian icon’s truly outstanding body of work. Renowned composer, violinist and dancer Eric Avery will be special guest on the tour.
As the dark veil of COVID-19 begins to lift, the prospect of Tina performing selections from her transcendent songbook live – backed by a band plus string quartet – is the beacon of hope we all need right now. In Melbourne at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl Tina will be accompanied by her band and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with a special reserved seated lawn.
Enchanté: The Songs Of Tina Arena kicks off in Sydney on Tuesday 4 May, 2021 before touring to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Wollongong and Canberra.
Tickets on sale from Monday 16th November 2020 at 10am (local time),head to www.tegdainty.com for all ticketing and tour information.
A Telstra Plus member presale starts Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 10am local time and is open until 10am Friday 13 November 2020 local time. Go to telstra.com/music for further details. Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY said, “I could not be more excited to announce that we are touring Tina Arena next year. She is one of Australia’s most extraordinary performers. Tina is an absolute icon – such an essential part of Australia’s rich musical history. She has also experienced such incredible success in Europe. We are so lucky to have Tina back on home soil and I can’t wait to welcome her onto our Australian stages once more.”
Given that all touring plans ground to a halt early this year and life as we know it was put on hold as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Tina Arena is ecstatic to announce she has a 2021 tour on the horizon. “2020 has been such a challenging year for us all in so many ways with the music, arts and entertainment sectors suffering,” she said. It’s really important for us all to have something to look forward to and return to doing the things we cherish the most as much as possible. Performing is my lifeblood – it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do! – and I can’t wait to be back on stage singing and connecting with my fans through the power of music.
My art is all about sharing and when I’m giving it my all, the band’s locked in and the audience is responsive – there’s no greater feeling in the world! It’s a special kind of energy exchange; the whole atmosphere seems to shift. Just thinking about it now, I miss performing so much! It actually feeds my soul. I am also pretty excited to have a reason to glam-up again, to be honest.”
Tina Arena (AM) certainly needs no introduction. Only a handful of artists achieve the kind of longevity and continued global success that Tina enjoys. She has sold over 10 million records worldwide, also punctuating her illustrious career with some career-defining, star performances in musicals (including but not limited to Notre Dame de Paris in The West End plus Cabaret, Chicago and Evita here in Australia).
But it was back in 1974, when Tina was just 7 years old, that her powerful singing voice and charismatic presence first beamed into our living rooms (and hearts) through TV screens as a contestant on Young Talent Time. Tina soon joined the regular cast a year later, becoming one of YTT’s brightest stars for 7 years before it was time to go out on her own and pursue a career as a solo artist in her own right.
An ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Tina is the only Australian artist to achieve at least one Gold or Platinum certification – for original album releases – in every decade since the ‘70s. In fact, every solo album release of Tina’s career since 1994 has been certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum. Tina’s discography is staggering, with 12 studio albums, 4 live albums, 5 compilations, 45 singles and 36 music videos released to date. Her chart-topping Don’t Ask album (1994) remained in the Top 50 of the ARIA Albums Chart for a jaw-dropping 83 weeks! In 1995, Tina made history when she became the first female artist to win both Song and Album Of The Year at the ARIA Awards.
The world-class calibre of Tina’s songs is undeniable: Chains,Sorrento Moon (I Remember), Wasn’t It Good, Heaven Help My Heart and Symphony Of Life – all songs that have sound-tracked our lives.
Tina has also shared the stage with world-renowned artists such as Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Andrea Bocelli, Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas, Marc Anthony and Elaine Paige.
2017 marked Tina’s 40th year in the music industry and she celebrated with the release of her Greatest Hits & Interpretations collection. Peaking at #2 on the ARIA Albums Chart, this set became Tina’s 8th Top 10 record in this country. More recently, Tina’s featured vocal on Client Liaison’s A Foreign Affair which introduced her to a whole new generation of fans.
Special guest Eric Avery’s early education in music was learning by ear from age 11 then progressing on to violin studies at Newtown Performing Arts where he also learned a passion for dance. Graduating from NAISDA Dance College Eric has worked with Marrugeku, Black Arm Band, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Canberra Dance Theatre, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and The Australian Ballet. Recent highlights for Eric are being able to play an arrangement of traditional Ngiyampaa music and violin with Yoyo Ma and creating new music and work with Ronald Smith as part of Avery-Smith, a new band which is exploring contemporary Indigenous and LGBTQ themes through music. Enchanté: The Songs Of Tina Arena promises the same high level of quality, integrity, emotional depth and theatricality that we’ve come to expect from this extraordinary talent. The healing power of live music cannot be denied and that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Experiencing Tina Arena live is nourishment for the soul.
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Tina Arena By Numbers
7 ARIA Awards
10 million records sold worldwide
12 studio albums
4 live albums
45 singles released
36 music videos released
2 World Music Awards (Best Selling Australian Artist)
4 x reprinted memoir: Now I Can Dance
1974 – Appears as contestant on Young Talent Time
1975 – Joins the regular cast of YTT
1987 – Supports Lionel Richie on his Australian tour
1990 – Joins the cast of David Atkins’ musical, Dynamite
1993 Joins the cast of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1994 – Releases 10x Platinum album Don’t Ask
1995 – Don’t Ask becomes highest-selling album of the year (Australia)
1995 – Becomes the first female artist to win both Song and Album of The Year at the ARIAS
1995 – Wins BRIT Award (Best International Newcomer)
1996 – Wins APRA Song of the Year (Wasn’t It Good)
1998 – Performs at Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th Birthday Concert
1999 – Performs with Donna Summer
1999 – Aller Plus Haut becomes the highest-selling single of the year (France)
2000 – Cast as Esmerelda in Notre Dame de Paris in The West End, London
2000 – Receives an Outstanding Achievement ARIA Award
2000 – Wins Best New International Revelation at the NRJ Music Awards (France)
2000 – Opens the Sydney Olympic Games
2011 – Sings Australian National Anthem in the Champs Élysées to celebrate Cadel Evans’ win
2011 – The 1st Australian to be awarded a Knighthood of the French National Order of Merit
2012 – Awarded the Global Foundation Honour for Australian Talent
2013 – Publishes Now I Can Dance memoir
2015 – Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame
2016 – Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia
2017 – Releases her own fragrance, Renaissance
2017 – A Foreign Affair by Client Liaison feat. Tina Arena wins Australian Music Video Of The Year
2017 – Celebrates 40 years in the music industry
2017 – Receives BMI Foundation Songwriting Award
2017 – Record-breaking Innocence to Understanding Tour (highest-selling show at Sydney’s ICC)
2018 – Cast in the lead role of Eva Peron in the Australian production of Evita
2019 – Appointed as a board member of the Australia Council
2020 – Performs at Fire Fight Australia
2020 – Receives Music in the House Organisation’s Excellence In Community Award
2021 – Tina embarks on her Enchanté: The Songs Of Tina Arena national tour