Five-time Grammy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy-nominated American performer, Michael Feinstein will tour Australia in November together with special guest, Australian musical theatre star, Bobby Fox and a big band, re-imagining classic songs from The Great American Songbook. The tour will play dates in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades, bringing the music of The Great American Songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award® nominations to his Emmy-nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe – in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House – his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. Due out in early 2020, Feinstein’s upcoming album , Gerswhin Country, features country music superstars Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Leanne Womack, Lyle Lovett, Rosanna Cash, Ronnie Milsap and the incomparable Liza Minnelli performing the great Gershwin classics with Michael. Each song is carefully crafted with a Nashville based band to feature a country vibe but yet staying true to the tunes that so are easily identified as part of The Great American Songbook and can only be Gerswhin.
Bobby Fox is an Irish-born Australian actor, singer and dancer who originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Australian production of Jersey Boys. He is a four-time World Irish Dance Champion and has starred in many major musical theatre productions over the last two decades. Bobby most recently debuted his new show The Irish Boy to sell out shows at the Sydney Opera House and The Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June 2019
President and CEO of TEG DAINTY, Paul Dainty says, “It is an honour to present this very special concert tour – Michael Feinstein is a true legend, recognised around the world as one of the leading musical entertainers and piano virtuosi of recent decades. Performing together with Bobby Fox, this promises to be an evening not to be missed.”
Get ready to witness one of America’s greatest performers, Michael Feinstein, and special guest Bobby Fox as they belt out all the classics to Australian audiences.
The Shaken and Stirred national tour dates are:
Wednesday 20th November – Brisbane QPAC, Concert Hall – 8pm
Sunday 24th November – Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall – 6pm
Monday 25th November – Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall – 8pm
Tickets on sale now via www.tegdainty.com