MELBOURNE, AU (Mar 12, 2019) – One of the most revered figures in modern music – the ever-innovative and hugely influential living jazz legend, HERBIE HANCOCK - returns to Australia & New Zealand this May and June.
The tour will include headline performances in Brisbane, Canberra and Perth – starting at Perth’s Riverside Theatre on May 31 at QPAC Concert Hall on Sunday June 2, and Canberra Theatre on June 7.
Hancock will also headline at Wellington Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 5 in an exclusive New Zealand appearance, as well as performing at two already announced concerts at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival on June 8 and 9.
A major Sydney concert will be announced shortly.
Hancock is joined by a line-up featuring long-time band members, virtuoso drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Brooklyn-based bassist James Genus and guitarist Lionel Loueke.
Tickets for the Perth, Brisbane and Canberra concerts will go on sale at 12pm Friday, March 15.
My Live Nation members can be the first to secure tickets for these three concerts during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 10am Thursday, March 14 and running until 10am Friday, March 15.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP experience information, visit: livenation.com.au.
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music, transcending boundaries and genres.
His illustrious career, now extending into its sixth decade, has seen the Master of Jazz claim a staggering 14 Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year” and a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award for his ‘Round Midnight’ score, a Kennedy Centre Honours Award, five MTV Video Awards and six honorary doctorates. It is without a doubt that throughout Herbie Hancock’s career he has for more than 50 years been a mainstay of innovation at the forefront of culture, technology, business and music.
There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”
The author of modern-day standards such as “Cantaloupe Island”, “Chameleon” and “Rockit”, not to mention hundreds more compositions, Hancock’s prolific recording career has provided samples for generations of hip-hop and dance artists. He has also been involved in long-term and iconic partnerships with other artists ranging from Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox to Snoop Dog, Flying Lotus, John Mayer and Paul Simon.
Though one can’t track exactly where he will go next, Herbie Hancock is sure to leave his inimitable imprint wherever he lands.
This is an opportunity not to be missed – join this icon of modern music as he takes to the stage this winter.