Ahead of her upcoming Australian tour, national treasure Tina Arena has stunned crowds at Splendour In The Grass with a surprise performance alongside Triple j faves Client Liaison last night. Dressed by Cappellazzo Couture and performing the Client Liaison track in which she features – A Foreign Affair, her global smash Sorrento Moon and Womack & Womack’s Teardrops to a crowd of 25,000 punters on the main stage, Tina has yet again cemented her place as a diverse Australian pop icon, with her reign now spanning decades.
Stepping off the stage, Tina beamed, “What a thrill, what an incredible audience and what a band… loved every second of performing at Splendour with Client Liaison!”
And fans will need to get in quick to secure their tickets to her upcoming Innocence To Understanding national tour in September/October, with the first show at The Tivoli already completely sold out, and second shows added in Brisbane and Melbourne.
For 40 years, Tina’s music has been a constant within Australian pop culture, and the soundtrack to countless lives both on our shores and across the world. Every album she has ever released has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Remarkable as she is, Tina is not one to take the easy route, choosing to diversify her craft and experiment within different genres throughout her wildly successful career. Not only has she collaborated with beatmakers Client Liaison on their Diplomatic Immunity album track, A Foreign Affair, she has also immersed herself in the classical world which has seen her tour with Andrea Bocelli, performed on stage with Donna Summer and Stevie Wonder, enjoyed top club hits with collaborations with Tiesto and the world’s biggest DJs, as well as her popular albums in French further propelling her onto the global stage.
This continues to be Tina’s year, with her keynote at BIGSOUND being announced; industry heavyweights and punters alike will all be able to learn something from this tenacious, well-spoken star. A keynote at BIGSOUND, a festival well known for uncovering the next-best-things in Australian music, is testament to Tina’s ever-present finger on the pulse.
Presented by Smooth FM and Foxtel, Innocence To Understanding is the hotly anticipated tour to celebrate Tina and her extensive discography, kicking off in September. Fans will be treated to live performances of all her hits, and what a catalogue to choose from: Sorrento Moon, I Need Your Body, Chains, Wasn’t It Good, Heaven Help My Heart, You Set Fire To My Life, Only Lonely, Burn, Now I Can Dance and so many more. Supported by a full band, Tina is set to shine on stages across the country.
TINA ARENA ‘INNOCENCE TO UNDERSTANDING’ GREATEST HITS AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR DATES Presented by Smooth FM and Foxtel
WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD **SOLD OUT** FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD **LIMITED TIX AVAIL** SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER | THE STAR GOLD COAST, QLD **LIMITED TIX AVAIL** SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER | EMPIRE THEATRE, TOOWOOMBA, QLD TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER | CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE, NSW **LIMITED TIX AVAIL** WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER | ULUMBARRA THEATRE, BENDIGO, VIC **LIMITED TIX AVAIL** FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER | PLENARY, MELBOURNE, VIC SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER | PLENARY, MELBOURNE, VIC SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER | COSTA HALL, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY WATERFRONT, GEELONG, VIC FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER | WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THEATRE, WOLLONGONG, NSW SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER | ICC SYDNEY THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA, ACT **LIMITED TIX AVAIL** TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER | PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON, TAS **LIMITED TIX AVAIL** WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER | THEATRE ROYAL, HOBART, TAS **LIMITED TIX AVAIL** THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER | THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE, SA FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER | CROWN THEATRE, PERTH, BURSWOOD, WA