Only a handful of artists achieve the kind of longevity and continued global success that Tina Arena enjoys. She has sold over 10 million records worldwide, punctuating her illustrious career with some career-defining, star performances in musicals, like Notre Dame de Paris in The West End and Cabaret, Chicago and Evita here in Australia.
As the dark veil of COVID-19 begins to lift, the prospect of Arena performing selections from her transcendent songbook live - backed by a band plus string quartet - is a beacon of hope.
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, Arena is ecstatic to announce she has a 2021 tour on the horizon.
“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,” she says.
“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."
2017 marked her 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 her 8th Top 10 record in this country. More recently, she has featured vocal on Client Liaison’s A Foreign Affair which introduced her to a whole new generation of fans.
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.
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 Avery 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.
Tickets on sale from Monday 16th November at 10am Local Time. Head to here for all ticketing and tour information.