GIMME SOME LOVIN’ DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE ARIA ALBUM CHART

Posted by on Monday, August 1st, 2016

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Aug 1, 2016

Sony Music Entertainment Australia is extremely excited to announce that Human Nature’s brand new album GIMME SOME LOVIN’: JUKEBOX VOL II, has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart.

With a career that has spanned over 26 years and 12 albums, this release celebrates their fourth #1 in Australia alongside COUNTDOWN 99, REACH OUT: THE MOTOWN RECORD and DANCING IN THE STREET (2006). Human Nature have garnered over 26 platinum awards, 17 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide, with album sales in excess of two million in Australia alone.

Human Nature’s smooth vocals and flawless harmonies have skyrocketed their popularity and success on the Las Vegas Strip for the last seven years. Together, the four entertainers – Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney – are undeniably one of the world’s greatest pop vocal groups. Their brand new #1 album GIMME SOME LOVIN’: JUKEBOX VOL II features some of popular music’s classic songs –‘Be My Baby’, ‘Why Do Fools Fall In Love’, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ – and is the follow-up to their chart topping multi-platinum album, JUKEBOX.

A major turning point in their career began in 2005, when they released REACH OUT: THE MOTOWN RECORD.  As the name suggests, it was a collection of MOTOWN classics like ‘My Girl’, ‘Baby I Need Your Lovin’ and ‘I’ll Be There’. The album topped the charts and sold cover 400-thousand copies in Australia (over 6 x platinum).

With tickets on sale now for Human Nature The Ultimate Jukebox Tour, this brand new production is the group’s biggest national tour to date, taking audiences on an unforgettable journey through 60 years of music and the guys’ 26 year career with two hours of entertainment. Starting with the classics of the Doo-Wop era, Human Nature, their seven piece band and dancers will pay tribute to the legends of Pop, Motown & Soul, bring to life their own chart topping songs as well as carrying influences through to today’s breakout sensations. They’ll even bring out your inner teenage fan girl with their original boyband hits and other favourites that’ll have the ladies swooning. Anticipate everything from ‘Under the Boardwalk’ to ‘Uptown Funk’. Everyone will be dancing in their seats and singing along to the ultimate playlist LIVE in this two hour spectacular. Human Nature are a class act.

HUMAN NATURE ‘THE ULTIMATE JUKEBOX TOUR’ 2017 TOUR DATES

Thursday 2 February: Geelong Arena, Geelong

Friday 3 February: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Sunday 5 February, Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart

Tuesday 7 February, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Friday 10 February, AIS Arena, Canberra

Saturday 11 February, ICC Sydney Theatre, ICC Sydney

Monday 13 February, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

Wednesday 15 February, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

Thursday 16 February, Jupiters Theatre, Gold Coast

Saturday 18 February, Perth Arena, Perth

For all ticketing information for shows, head to www.ticketek.com.au and for Hobart information head to www.ticketmaster.com.au.

ABOUT TEG LIVE

TEG Live is wholly owned by TEG Pty Limited, Australia’s leading integrated live entertainment solutions company with extensive capabilities in ticketing, digital, data and the promotion of live sport and entertainment events. TEG Live has been designed to enhance the quality of the Australian live entertainment and events industry through the development and commercialisation of live content across all entertainment genres. TEG Live’s core service includes touring, exhibitions, brand partnerships, sponsorship and corporate hospitality, event management and consulting.

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Two chart topping debuts for this week’s ARIA Charts:

Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MØ takes singles honours, and Human Nature triumphs with their fourth Number One album! 

Singles

Top 5: 

  1. Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ ‘Cold Water’ (debut)
  2. Illy Feat. Vera Blue ‘Papercuts’
  3. Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna ‘This Is What You Came For’
  4. Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla ‘One Dance’
  5. Shawn Mendes ‘Treat You Better’ 

Singles Chartifacts

#1: Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ ‘Cold Water’ (debut) – With the first single from their forthcoming fourth album Music Is the Weapon, American electronic trio Major Lazer have scored their second #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. The group’s first chart appearance since ‘Be Together’ (#33 Nov. ’15) comes just over a year on from their first #1, ‘Lean On’ (#1 Apr. ’15). As well as being co-written by track’s featured artists, Justin Bieber and MØ, one of the other co-writers is Ed Sheeran.

#2: Illy Feat. Vera Blue ‘Papercuts’ – After becoming Illy’s first top ten last week, ‘Papercuts’ makes a jump of six spots in its third week in the top 50 to hit #2.

#10: Anne-Marie ‘Alarm’ – A move of two places gives Anne-Marie her first ever top ten single. Previous single ‘Do It Right’ peaked at #22 in May.

#39: Mike Perry ‘The Ocean’ (debut) – Swedish DJ/producer Mike Perry makes his top 50 debut with ‘The Ocean’. Perry, whose real name is Mikael Persson, produces music alongside his day job, which is servicing Volvo diesel car engines in Skövde, Sweden.

#42: Jonas Blue ‘Perfect Strangers’ (debut) – After topping the chart with ‘Fast Car’ (#1 Feb. ’16), British producer Jonas Blue returns to the top 50 with ‘Perfect Strangers’. Like its predecessor, the single has peaked at #2 in the UK. 

Albums

Top 5:

  1. Human Nature ‘Gimme Some Lovin’: Jukebox Vol. II’ (debut)
  2. Flume ‘Skin’
  3. The Avalanches ‘Wildflower’
  4. Adele ‘25’
  5. Delta Goodrem ‘Wings Of The Wild’

Albums Chartifacts

#1: Human Nature ‘Gimme Some Lovin’: Jukebox Vol. II’ (debut) – Sydney quartet Human Nature pick up their fourth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with Gimme Some Lovin’ (Jukebox Vol. II). The follow-up to Jukebox (#2 Nov. ’14) is the group’s thirteenth studio album and their first #1 since Dancing In The Streets: The Songs Of Motown II (#1 Oct. ’06). The new album features covers of tracks originally recorded by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Spencer Davis Group and Sam Cook, amongst others. Human Nature has also topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Counting Down (#1 May ’99), Dancing In The Streets: The Songs Of Motown II (#1 Dec. ’05).

Gimme Some Lovin’ (Jukebox Vol. II) is the thirteenth Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2016.

#2: Flume ‘Skin’ – A jump of 13 spots for the former #1 following Flume’s headline slot at last weekend’s Splendour In The Grass. It’s Skin’s ninth straight week in the top 50 and sixth week overall in the top ten.

#7: Keith Urban ‘Ripcord’ – Since debuting at #1 in May, Ripcord hasn’t left the top ten (including a second week at #1). In its twelfth week in the top ten, Keith Urban’s third #1 album has moved back up from #10 to #7.

#8: Periphery ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ (debut) – American prog-metal band Periphery snare their fifth top 50 appearance with Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The group’s fifth studio album is their first to chart in the top ten, taking over from Juggernaut: Alpha (#22 Feb. ’15) as their highest charting album in Australia.

#22: Matt Corby ‘Telluric’ – After eight weeks out of the top 50, Matt Corby’s debut album returns to the top 50 for a twelfth week. The former #1’s resurgence comes on the back of Corby’s Splendour In The Grass set.

Streaming Singles

Top 5:

  1. Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ ‘Cold Water’ (debut)
  2. Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla ‘One Dance’
  3. Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna ‘This Is What You Came For’
  4. Drake Feat. Rihanna ‘Too Good’
  5. Shawn Mendes ‘Treat You Better’ 

For all the ARIA Charts go to www.ariacharts.com.au at 6pm Saturday

Catch the ARIA Chart highlights on Facebook and via Twitter: Facebook.com/aria.official        twitter.com/aria.official

Check out the ARIA Chart App in the Spotify App Finder https://www.spotify.com/au/

ABOUT THE ARIA CHART:

The national ARIA Chart is Australia’s pre-eminent music chart representing a broad cross section of retail outlets. More than 1200 music retailers, including department stores, chain stores, independent retailers, streaming outlets, and digital providers contribute their data to ARIA to ensure that comprehensive charts are compiled across various genres and categories during any given week.

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Human Nature Perform Live at Twitter Blue Room

Posted by on Friday, July 29th, 2016

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Jul 29, 2016

We paid a visit to Twitter Australia HQ this week to answer some of your questions and perform a couple of songs off our new album Gimme Some Lovin’ Jukebox Vol II. Click here to watch everything over on Twitter, or check out some of our favourite clips below.

 

THE ULTIMATE JUKEBOX TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY 2017

Posted by on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Jul 14, 2016

TEG Live, HUMAN NATURE and Sony Music Entertainment Australia are delighted to announce Human Nature’s return to Australian stages for their highly anticipated national tour set for February 2017. Human Nature have earned critical acclaim for their live performances and certainly earned their place as one of the world’s finest pop vocal groups of the modern era. This brand new production is the group’s biggest National tour ever, delivering a stage spectacular with two hours of entertainment. Drawing from their entire career and the best of their Las Vegas shows, it will effortlessly mix Pop classics with Doo-Wop, Motown with Soul standards, chart topping hits from their hugely successful JUKEBOX albums as well as their own original enduring hits and more in Human Nature – The Ultimate Jukebox Tour! 

Human Nature The Ultimate Jukebox Tour will take audiences on an unforgettable journey through 60 years of music, and the guys’ 26 year career. Starting with the classics of the Doo-Wop era, Human Nature, their 7 piece band and dancers will pay tribute to the legends of Pop, Motown & Soul, bring to life their own chart topping songs as well as carrying influences through to today’s breakout sensations. They’ll even bring out your inner teenage fan girl with their original boyband hits and other favourites that’ll have the ladies swooning. Anticipate everything from ‘Under the Boardwalk’ to ‘Uptown Funk’. Everyone will be dancing in their seats and singing along to the ultimate playlist LIVE in this two hour spectacular!

“We’re incredibly excited to be creating a brand new two hour show specifically for our Australian fans! This show is bigger, bolder and jammed with all the songs that have defined & made Human Nature who we are as performers – singing live and entertaining our home country gives us the greatest satisfaction,” said Andrew Tierney. “We always love touring back in Australia, and we can’t wait to share this ultimate experience with all our fans at home who have given us so much support and appreciation!”

Human Nature’s smooth vocals and flawless harmonies have skyrocketed their popularity and success on the Las Vegas Strip for the last 7 years. Together the four entertainers – Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney – are undeniably one of the world’s greatest pop vocal groups, having entertained millions worldwide and releasing 12 best-selling albums in their 26 year career amassing 26 platinum awards along the way as well as 17 Top 40 hits and five Top Ten tracks worldwide. Their brand new album GIMME SOME LOVIN’: JUKEBOX VOL II, set for release on Friday July 22nd through Sony Music Entertainment Australia, features some of popular music’s classic songs –‘Be My Baby’, ‘Why Do Fools Fall In Love’, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ – and is the follow-up to their chart topping multi-platinum album, JUKEBOX. Human Nature were voted “Best Singers in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, they have appeared on US national TV on Oprah, Dancing with the Stars and The Chew and have headlined 11 of their own national Australian tours. Human Nature are currently back in Australia ahead of the release of GIMME SOME LOVIN’: JUKEBOX VOL II and will perform a special one night only show at The Star on Thursday July 21st, which sold out in only two weeks!

“An incredibly addictive evening of entertainment…” -Ken Miller, Las Vegas Magazine

“Jukebox is infectious – It’s a nonstop extravaganza of energy as the band belts out chart toppers with a Tyson knockout punch – it’s a winner the entire way.” –Robin Leach – Las Vegas Sun

“Human Nature serves up a truly spectacular, entertaining show featuring excellent sound, lighting, graphics, video, a pair of superb dancers, all backed by the impeccable Jukebox All Stars Band. Human Nature’s Motown show was great, and indeed worthy of all the raves, but Jukebox is even better. Put it on your must see list as one of the best shows in Las Vegas”. Examiner.com

“If you’re a fan of music, Human Nature won’t disappoint! I LOVE how ‘Jukebox’ takes you back in time and showcases the evolution of music!” – Kali Kat, HOT 97.5 Midday Host

HUMAN NATURE ‘THE ULTIMATE JUKEBOX TOUR’ 2017 TOUR DATES

Thursday 2 February: Geelong Arena, Geelong

Friday 3 February: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Sunday 5 February, Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart

Tuesday 7 February, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Friday 10 February, AIS Arena, Canberra

Saturday 11 February, ICC Sydney Theatre, ICC Sydney

Monday 13 February, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

Wednesday 15 February, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

Thursday 16 February, Jupiters Theatre, Gold Coast

Saturday 18 February, Perth Arena, Perth

TICKETING INFORMATION

Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 1:00pm, Tuesday July 19th. Human Nature Fan Club members will also receive pre-sale access during this time.

My Ticketek members will receive pre-sale access between 3pm, Thursday July 21st and 10:00am, Friday July 22nd.

Tickets will be available to the general public at www.ticketek.com.au | www.ticketmaster.com.au (Hobart only) from 12pm noon, Friday July 22nd.

For all ticketing information, head to www.ticketek.com.au.

ABOUT TEG LIVE

TEG Live is wholly owned by TEG Pty Limited, Australia’s leading integrated live entertainment solutions company with extensive capabilities in ticketing, digital, data and the promotion of live sport and entertainment events. TEG Live has been designed to enhance the quality of the Australian live entertainment and events industry through the development and commercialisation of live content across all entertainment genres. TEG Live’s core service includes touring, exhibitions, brand partnerships, sponsorship and corporate hospitality, event management and consulting.

June Newsletter | Getting ready to give you some lovin’!

Posted by on Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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LAS VEGAS, NV – Jul 8, 2016

Hi all! Once again things are really starting to heat up for us on a couple of fronts. Our show at The Venetian is going well, our new album ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ Jukebox Vol II’ is about to be released in Australia and we’ve got another exciting announcement for our international fans that I’ll get to later.

We’re certainly feeling the heat over here at the moment, with summer well and truly kicking in here in Vegas. The temperature has reached up to 47°C on some days, so it’s been all about the pool at my house!

With it being so hot here, we’re looking forward to heading home to some cooler weather. We’re gearing up for an exciting trip to Australia to release our brand new album ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ – Jukebox Vol II’. and perform our Vegas Jukebox show for one night only at The Star in Sydney on July 21.

Hope you can all catch a show of ours soon or pre-order yourself a copy of the new album – we had a blast recording it and even went old-school on a couple of tracks recording them live off the studio floor with the band. We actually shot part of the video clip for ‘Be My Baby’ at one of my neighbours’ houses, which was pretty cool.

‘Gimme Some Lovin’ – Jukebox Vol II’ is due for release in Australia and Asia on July 22, with further international releases to be advised very soon. Some Australian retailers provide international delivery for the CD, with both Sanity and JB HiFi shipping to most international locations.

 

We’ve also been busy working hard to promote our Jukebox show here in Las Vegas over the last couple of weeks. I got to fill in for Sean McAllister alongside Rachel Smith a few weeks ago, co-hosting MORE FOX5 on FOX5 Las Vegas. Lots of fun to be had on and off camera.

We also had a great photo shoot for Luxury Las Vegas recently, suiting up alongside some incredible cars from Exotics Racing for the magazine’s upcoming Men’s issue.

Finally, I have to say that my favourite YouTube clip of the moment is the video for Justin Timberlake’s song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’. Random people dancing is always fun and I can’t believe JT sang into a banana – hilarious! We loved the song so much that it became our latest ‘Jukebox By Request’ video, which you can watch here.

Don’t forget you can stay up-to-date with everything that we’re up to – including our upcoming trip to Australia – on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now Snapchat! Just search for “HumanNatureLive”.

Best,
Toby

May Newsletter | New album, new tour, one busy month!

Posted by on Sunday, May 29th, 2016

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LAS VEGAS, NV – May 29, 2016

Hey everyone, I’m finally reflecting on the last month, and I’ll give myself a small break – because to say the least, it’s been busy! :) The highlight of the month for HN has definitely been finally launching the new live Jukebox show in Vegas at The Venetian!

I know you’ve all heard a lot about it but for the four of us, it really felt like such a cool creative achievement to finally open the show and have the fans witness what we’ve been developing for almost 18 months. Of course, there were some hiccups along the way but I’m proud to say that the wheels never fell off and on literally the first night we ‘pressed play’ so to speak, without having done a full beginning-to-end run of the entire show EVER with full production – the audience loved it and we had smiles from ear to ear. We did it! If you’re passing through Las Vegas soon, we’d love for you to come and check out the show!

We’re now eight weeks in, and the reviews and reactions have been awesome – so many visitors in from back home, that all the Aussie talk makes us feel like we are almost home each night. We even sing the audience’s favourite ‘Australian’ song every night – lots of fun.

Once we got the show up and running, we moved our focus to finishing the new album “Gimme Some Lovin’ – Jukebox Vol. II” which is so much fun — some of the songs are already in the new show. We couldn’t wait to get back into the Jukebox world again and just have the most awesome time creating our versions of some more all-time classics. A number of the tracks we actually recorded completely live on the studio floor with the band and the four of us all performing together.

You see, this type of thing all the time in the movies but it NEVER normally happens these days. Even the seasoned session musicians we had on the record had never done it for real in their entire careers. It was such a treat and sounds so fresh on the album. Also, another new song of mine that I wrote for us is amongst the new set of recordings and I can’t wait for you all to hear the entire finished album soon. We’ll be announcing six songs off the album on Twitter over the weekend, and as one of our VIP Newsletter subscribers, you’ll be receiving the full tracklisting on Monday night!

We had fun shooting some video performances last weekend with a gorgeous dance couple from the US version Dancing With The Stars — Emma Slater and Aussie dancer Henry Byalikov. They look amazing and were bringing their own unique brand of sexy to the new Jukebox show.

The idea to bring our Vegas show for one night only to Sydney was a bit of a surprise to us all, but it’s going to be unreal. It’s almost sold out and we are just about to release a final section of seating, but just the thought of performing to a home crowd gets us excited all over again and we are feverishly planning a full national run as soon as we can.

I can’t wait to start watching the new season of Game Of Thrones and my favourite YouTube clip this month was a spoiler, so don’t watch if you don’t want to hear some anecdotes from the latest season. The clip is Kit Harrington on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon talking about Jon Snow – very funny!

Talk to you all soon. I’m off to soundcheck now for the first show of the week here in Vegas – I hope someone requests Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” tonight… I like singing that song!

Best,

Andrew

April Newsletter | Bringing Jukebox to life!

Posted by on Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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LAS VEGAS, NV – April 17, 2016

Hi everybody – hope you had a great Easter!

The last month really couldn’t have been more hectic, busy or exciting for us. We spent January and February working out ideas for our new Jukebox show at The Venetian, but come March it was time to dive in head-first and start rehearsing. Since then we just haven’t stopped!

All the hard work has really paid off though – two weeks into the run and the new show is feeling amazing so far. It’s great to be able to get back to our first love of performing on stage regularly again.

We would love for you to come and see the show for yourself! Make sure you use the codeword ‘SOC25’ at the checkout for 25% off selected tickets.

With all the intense planning going on there hasn’t been a lot of family time lately, but we did manage to put the work aside on Easter Sunday to have a picnic. All our families got together in a park on a perfect Spring day here in Vegas (the weather doesn’t get any better than in late March/early April here) and it was great to relax together and recharge the batteries while our kids ran around hyped up on chocolate and hunting for eggs.

Now with all the craziness of the last few weeks, my YouTube pick for this month has to be a Bruno Mars song that is totally appropriate. It’s a few years old but I totally understand where he’s coming from!

Hope everybody is happy and loving life, and I look forward to seeing you all at an HN show one day soon.

Cheers,

Phil

 

March Newsletter | Jukebox rehearsals and family time

Posted by on Monday, March 21st, 2016

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LAS VEGAS, NV – March 22, 2016

Hi Guys,

Well it’s been busy times for us this past month. Exciting to have our new Jukebox show at The Venetian opening March 29th!  Getting our new moves, outfits, band and stage together has been a lot of work but also a lot of fun for us all. The main thing for us is that audiences have a blast and enjoy the journey with us!

We can’t wait to share this brand new show with you so hope you’ll grab some tickets and come and join us. We’d love to see you! Make sure you use the codeword ‘SOC25’ at the checkout for 25% off selected tickets.

We’ve also been lucky to squeeze in some family time. I took a quick trip up to Coronado Island near San Diego to remind me what the ocean looks like – I miss the Aussie summer and beaches over here in the desert.

One of my favorite songs at the moment is Cake By The Ocean, so at my daughters request, that’s what we had!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the show!

Take care,

Mike

HUMAN NATURE TO LAUNCH ‘JUKEBOX’, A NEW RESIDENT SHOW AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS

Posted by on Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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LAS VEGAS, NV – January 21, 2016

The Venetian® Las Vegas, SPI Entertainment and Las Vegas headliners HUMAN NATURE are delighted to announce a forthcoming three-year residency with the brand new show “JUKEBOX,” specially crafted for its home at the Sands Showroom in The Venetian.

Australia’s HUMAN NATURE, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and a true Las Vegas success story, has set the Strip on fire and kept sold-out audiences dazzled and dancing during their internationally celebrated “MOTOWN Show,” which premiered at The Venetian in 2013.

“JUKEBOX” will see HUMAN NATURE’S foursome, Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, backed by a dynamic six-piece band and world-class dancers, as they celebrate a mix of pop classics with doo-wop, boy band with Bandstand, soul standards with Motown… and even some “Uptown Funk.” “JUKEBOX” is not only a playlist of the group’s influences, but some of the most-loved hit songs from the best vocal artists and groups of all time, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Stand By Me,” “Unchained Melody,” “Dance To The Music” and “Under The Boardwalk.”

“We’re incredibly excited to be doing this brand new show,” said Andrew Tierney. “We were looking for a new creative challenge and, when we presented our ideas to The Venetian they embraced it.”

“Over the past three years, Andrew, Mike, Toby and Phil have become wonderful additions to The Venetian family.  We couldn’t be more thrilled about HUMAN NATURE ‘JUKEBOX’. Their talents extend further than simply Motown and we can’t wait for guests to experience this new show,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo Convention Center.

HUMAN NATURE’S “JUKEBOX” will explode with not only the Motown hits they have famously reinterpreted such as “Dancing In The Street,” but also soul standards like “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” plus old and new pop hits in “Twist And Shout” to today’s chart toppers such as “All About That Bass” and “Shake It Off.” They show that this “JUKEBOX” plays everything from The Temptations to Taylor Swift, from The Beatles to Bruno Mars.

The “JUKEBOX” concept was inspired by HUMAN NATURE’S Australian platinum selling album of the same name, which will be released in North America in 2016. The album was executive produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Michael Bublé /Metallica) and was co-produced by David Pierce (Michael Bublé /Robbie Williams). Pierce joins HUMAN NATURE at The Venetian as a musical collaborator for the “JUKEBOX” experience.

One of the world’s seminal “Boy Bands,” HUMAN NATURE will include hits from their own music catalog, as well as a host of fan favorites, while still paying homage to past pop masters. Audience members can expect to hear the songs from Backstreet Boys and the Bee Gees alongside The Beach Boys and Boyz II Men, among others.

“We’ve always been incredibly focused on HUMAN NATURE and on our live shows and how we are represented as artists,” explains Phil Burton. “We pinch ourselves as four Australians to be so heartily embraced by American music fans. To have such incredible support from The Venetian and the US music industry is humbling and it motivates us to bring our best five nights a week. We’ll be playing music from all eras, and we’ll throw in some Motown and some music from our pop career and the ‘boy band’ days. We’ll be highlighting what ‘boy bands’ have been like through the ages – not only a guilty pleasure of great songs, but a jukebox unto themselves.”

SPI Entertainment will produce the new show with HUMAN NATURE. “We have been proud to be partners with HUMAN NATURE since we first brought them to the USA over six years ago,” said SPI Founder & CEO Adam Steck. “They are the embodiment of what it means to be entertainers and we cannot wait for Las Vegas audiences to experience our new show with them. HUMAN NATURE never disappoints.”

The “JUKEBOX” residency is another high for a group that has been together since school days and are now celebrating their 26th year together. HUMAN NATURE has previously hit the top of the charts in Australia and the UK and have a staggering 25 platinum awards to their credit. Career highlights include playing to a global audience at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. HUMAN NATURE was handpicked to travel the world opening for Michael Jackson and Celine Dion and have collaborated frequently with the likes of American icon Smokey Robinson. “The members of Human Nature are extraordinary vocalists who truly know how to entertain,” said Smokey Robinson. “If you haven’t seen them perform you need to, it’s a real treat.” 

HUMAN NATURE “JUKEBOX” will be performed Tuesday through Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. beginning, Tuesday, March 29. Tickets, on sale Friday, Jan. 29, start at $49.50 + taxes and fees and VIP options are available. Tickets can be purchased at any Venetian or Palazzo box office or by calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469. Tickets are also available at HumanNatureLive.com or Venetian.com.

ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS:

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino; The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space.  For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.  The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS).

ABOUT SPI ENTERTAINMENT:

SPI Entertainment is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and more than 10 shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Human Nature – “Jukebox,” Boyz II Men, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, Divas – Starring Frank Marino, RockTellz and Cocktails, and The Australian Bee Gees Show. www.SPIentertainment.com

ABOUT HUMAN NATURE:

HUMAN NATURE are one of Australia’s greatest musical success stories and exports. The foursome which features brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney together with high school friends Toby Allen and Phil Burton have sold more than 2.5 million albums, earned 25 platinum awards, 17 top 40 hits and five top 10 hits worldwide. They have performed sell out shows around the globe since they signed with Sony Music Australia over two decades ago, a partnership that continues today.  Since arriving in Las Vegas in 2009 to commence an unprecedented residency for an Australian act, the pop-vocal group has garnered international critical acclaim.  The group are a resident act at the prestigious The Venetian Las Vegas, where they are launching their new show JUKEBOX. JUKEBOX follows the highly successful “Smokey Robinson presents HUMAN NATURE: The Motown Show” which clocked up over 1200 performances over a six year period. JUKEBOX, the album, is a collection of ‘50s and ‘60s pop standards (together with an original song) produced by Dave Pierce & Executive Produced by Bob Rock. It will be released in North America during 2016. The band’s twelfth album, JUKEBOX closed 2014 as the No. 3 best–selling Australian album of the year with double platinum sales and a #2 ARIA chart position. Highlights in Human Nature’s career to date include performing to a global audience at Sydney 2000, opening for Michael Jackson and Celine Dion at concerts around the world and, appearing on television in the USA on shows including The Talk, The Chew, Oprah and Dancing With The Stars, as well as their own PBS Special: Human Nature Sings Motown.

PRESS CONTACTS:

For HUMAN NATURE

Michael Caprio

mc@capriomediadesign.com

(702) 658-6691

 

For THE VENETIAN | THE PALAZZO Las Vegas

Abigail Miller

Abigail.Miller@sands.com

(702) 607-4615

 

For HUMAN NATURE (Australia)

Angela Ceberano

angela@flourishpr.com

0419 774 067

October Newsletter | Halloween, Star Wars & working with Delta

Posted by on Friday, October 30th, 2015

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LAS VEGAS, NV – October 30, 2015

Hey Guys,

What a great month it has been for us here!

We’ve had so many Aussies in to the Venetian to catch our shows lately, it almost feels like we are back home sometimes. Thanks for all the love and can’t wait to sing for more and more of you guys as the show continues. One of the great things about playing where we do is that we get people from all over the world vacationing in Vegas and then coming to see the show – it’s really fantastic to meet so many new people and have them get to know HN.

One of the highlights of the last few weeks has been getting to collaborate with the amazing Delta Goodrem. For those of you who aren’t Aussies, Delta is a wonderful and famous singer from Australia and someone we have been a fan of for years so to get together and make some festive magic with her on the song “Let It Snow” was just awesome. We loved our Christmas Album so much that we wanted to go back and add some new songs to it. My next favourite is “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” I have always loved this song but I feel we have found a really unique take on it for ourselves and I hope everyone likes it to get in the Christmas spirit this year too.

Halloween is almost upon us here and we will of course show you pics of the outfits – we missed Halloween last year being back in Oz to release our Jukebox album, but the costumes should be back in force for 2015… stay tuned. We even did a spooky ‘By Request’ to keep in the Halloween mood – it’s such a fun holiday. The party is at my house again this year and we’ve decided to make it more about the kids this time (yeah right!) — trick-or-treating in the neighbourhood and lots of Candy (or lollies for us Aussies).

My favourite YouTube clip at the moment might just have to be the full trailer for the new Star Wars movie. I love movies in general and the kid in me just won’t calm down about this one. I hope it lives up to expectations but I love the idea of a new Star Wars movie – the first one came out when I was 3!!!

Have a great month guys and see you all soon,

Andrew

September Newsletter | Charity fun run, recording and back home in Vegas

Posted by on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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LAS VEGAS, NV – September 30, 2015

Hi everyone!

It’s Phil here, to give you the latest on what’s been happening for us.

We’re back in Vegas now after our run of shows on the East Coast last month. It was a great tour with a lot of fun shows and great crowds – and it’s also always good to get the opportunity to see other parts of America with a lot of history and culture (I think I might have a bit of a crush on Philadelphia just quietly…).

We just finished recording a few new songs over the past couple of weeks. Once again we worked with Dave Pierce (who produced our Jukebox album) and Bob Rock – an amazing team to make music with. They really know their stuff! Can’t say too much about the material yet but we’re really excited.

We’re also starting to prepare for our Christmas show which kicks off at the Venetian on November 21 and goes through until December 22. It’s always fun to perform Christmas songs. They really seem to put a smile on most people’s faces – including our own.

Sometimes living here in Vegas means we do a few things a little out of the ordinary – for instance last weekend we all hit the streets of Vegas for a 5km charity fun run (well, one of us decided to run – the other 3 of us felt the option of a leisurely 1 mile walk was more in order). It was actually a great way to spend a morning – and I know my dogs really appreciated the exercise!

Okay – to my favourite YouTube video at the moment. I’m really enjoying Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ new track ‘Downtown’. It’s got a great old-school feel, and the video is so much fun to watch. Enjoy!

Hope you’re all enjoying life and looking forward to a great Christmas – it’s just around the corner…

Cheers,

Phil