Friday, August 28, 2020

Australia: TEG Launches Country Roadshow, Masked Singer Cancels & More | Pollstar News

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TEG Live Launches Inaugural Country Roadshow

TEG Live assembled six of country music’s biggest draws for its inaugural Country Roadshow early 2021. 

Adam Brand, Travis Collins, The Wolfe Bros, Jasmine Rae and The Buckleys take in Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (Feb. 6), Royal Theatre, Canberra (Feb. 12), Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre (Feb. 20), Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Feb. 27) and TRECC, Tamworth (Feb. 27). Lee Kernaghan, the biggest country live act, joins them for the first show.

TEG Live managing director Tim McGregor said, “After the forced hiatus in 2020, we are confident that live music will be back on its feet next year and there’s no better way to celebrate than with this stunning line-up of Australian artists.”

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‘The Masked Singer Australia’ Shut Down

Production on The Masked Singer Australia was shut down Aug. 22 and its masked celebrities, judges – including singer Dannii Minogue – and crew told to self-isolate for two weeks. 

Health authorities stepped in after seven dancers were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Producer Warner Bros had initiated strict safety regulations, with limited movement, toilet breaks and social interaction of any kind at the studio complex in Docklands, Melbourne.

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AC/DC Fan Jailed For Arson

A 28-year old fan was jailed for 2-and-a-half years for arson after attending a massive tribute to the AC/DC singer Bon Scott in Western Australia in March.   Highway To Hell, consisting of a dozen acts performing on the back of trucks along Canning Highway, drew a crowd of 150,000.

The WA District Court heard Dwaine Anthony White stepped before several officers on motorbikes and made an obscene gesture, before being ordered away by event staff.  

Footage showed White later behind a local police station, setting fire to three patrol cars and causing A$122,909 ($87,996) of damage. 

White said he had an alcohol problem and couldn’t remember the dirty deed (done dirt cheap).


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