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Australia set for first int’l tour since pandemic

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is the latest act to be announced for Under the Southern Stars, Australia’s first concert series featuring international artists since the lockdown of March 2020.

Promoted by Andrew McManus’s One World Entertainment, Under the Southern Stars comprises 12 shows across Australia in March.

Joining Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is fellow American bands, Cheap Trick and Stone Temple Pilots, as well as British band Bush – all of which will act as rotating headliners across the tour. Other performers will include local acts Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary.

The tour, originally scheduled for March 2020, has been twice postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.

The promoter says it had to jump through “every regulatory hoop imaginable” before receiving the green light.

“UTSS2022 will without a doubt rock audiences to the core and give them what they’ve all craved since March 2020”

Australia recently reopened its international border for the first time in nearly two years. The country imposed some of the world’s strictest travel bans after shutting itself off in March 2020 due to Covid.

Under the Southern Stars is currently the only tour featuring international acts scheduled to take place in the coming months, after One World Entertainment was forced to postpone the Kiss ‘End of the Road’ tour until August/September 2022.

“To say we’re excited by finally being able to announce Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as a new addition and fourth high profile international rock band joining our already stellar line-up is an understatement!” says McManus.

Under the Southern Stars will without a doubt rock audiences to the core and give them what they’ve all craved since March 2020 – a line up that features the bands and the music they love – both Australian and international artists up in front of them in the flesh and playing their hits, live…it has been way too long!”

 


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Approval for first international tour since lockdown

Cheap Trick have been added as the latest headliner for Under the Southern Stars (UTSS), Australia’s first concert series featuring international artists since the lockdown of March 2020.

Promoted by Andrew McManus’s One World Entertainment, UTSS comprises 11 shows across Australia in April and May. Joining Cheap Trick are two other American rock bands, Stone Temple Pilots and Bush, with the three acting as rotating headliners across the tour.

The shows, which have been approved by the national border force commissioner, will take place in partnership with local and state authorities, who have signed off on the strict Covid-19 regulations that will allow the bands into and across Australia.

1World Entertainment will also bring Kiss to Australia in November, with the band playing their final-ever Australian shows as part of the End of the Road tour.

Cheap Trick replace US band Live, who pulled out of the arena tour as a result of scheduling conflicts. Other performers will include local acts Rose Tattoo and Electric Mary.

“Under the Southern Stars ’21 will be part of history”

“I’m so proud of my team in securing exemption from the commission of border control and thankful to all the captains of industry, ministers, lords mayor and the South Australian premier for their letters of support,” comments McManus. “We are very excited to now be able to announce Cheap Trick as an addition to the line-up; it’s a shame Live’s schedule won’t permit the new time frame, yet I am sure this triple bill will rock our UTSS audiences to the core.

“Being the first live-on-stage international tour, we are aware the eyes of the world will be on us championing the re-opening of live international touring, not only in Australia but globally. Under the Southern Stars ’21 will be part of history. I urge fans to get in quickly, and applaud all for supporting live music and the whole entertainment sector so badly damaged by Covid.”

Tickets start at around A$130 (US$100) and are available via the UTSS website.

The dates and locations for Under the Southern Stars are:

Under the Southern Stars tour dates

 


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