May Newsletter | Update from me!

Posted by on Friday, May 5th, 2017

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Welcome To May!!


Well this year is flying by already. We had an awesome time last month taking the Jukebox show on Tour – kicking off with a few dates in Florida & finishing off with a great week of shows at the beautiful Niagara Falls ! What a stunning place to hang for a few days.


This month we’re back at The Venetian on our regular Tuesday thru Saturday schedule, we’re excited about adding some new songs into the show & planning something super exciting for the end of the month, hopefully can fill you all in on what it is in the next few weeks.


Personally enjoyed having a few days off after our “ mini Tour” and went to visit some family in Park City, Utah. It’s an incredibly beautiful place, my daughter Isabel tried a day of skiing just before all the snow melted & loved it. No skiing for me unfortunately – I really needed both knees intact :) but did enjoy the scenery.

Hope you all have a great month ahead & please come up & say hi if you come visit us at The Venetian!
Lots of love
Mike

READY, SET, GO! OUR AUSTRALIAN TOUR IS UNDERWAY!

Posted by on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – February 3, 2017

Hi everyone,

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! We’re having an incredible time in Australia, and have already enjoyed some big highlights – including performing at the Sydney Opera House for Australia Day and stopping by to chat with some of our favourite radio and TV hosts. We even took on a rap battle challenge – and won! 😎 

Nova 96.9’s Fitzy and Wippa v Human Nature: ‘Rap Up of The Week’

The Ultimate Jukebox tour has just kicked off, with a sold-out performance in Geelong and tonight in Melbourne.

We’re very excited to announce that our shows in Brisbane and the Gold Coast are now sold out too, and there’s only a handful of tickets left to our remaining shows. We can’t wait to hit the stage for our second show in Melbourne (with good seats available), before heading to Hobart, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney and Perth.

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your tickets to the remaining shows on The Ultimate Jukebox Tour, don’t miss out! This brand new two-hour show was specifically curated for our Australian fans, and is bigger, bolder and jam-packed with all the songs that have defined and made Human Nature who we are as performers. 

It’s a completely different show, and unlike anything we’ve done before, so we want you to be there! 

After The Ultimate Jukebox Tour wraps up, we’ll be heading straight back to The Venetian Las Vegas for our Jukebox shows. The first performance will be on Friday February 24, and the one-year anniversary of the Jukebox show is fast approaching! We already have some special things planned to mark the occasion, so keep your eyes peeled.

 In the meantime, head to our social media pages to come along on tour with us as we travel right across Australia (and show you all of the backstage fun too)!

Look forward to seeing you at a show soon,

Toby, Phil, Andrew and Mike

WHAT A YEAR 2016 HAS BEEN FOR HUMAN NATURE!

Posted by on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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LAS VEGAS, NV – December 31, 2016

Well 2016 is almost over – what a year hey?! For me personally it has been one of the greatest years of my life with the preparation and arrival of Heather and my little angel Violette – what a true blessing she has been.

Human Nature has had an enormous year too with the new show Jukebox launching in Las Vegas and then our first #1 in 10 years with “Gimme Some Lovin’ – Jukebox Vol. II” back home in Australia in July – all amazing stuff.

Christmas was a real highlight, and gave us a chance to change up the show to celebrate with a whole bunch of our fans here in Vegas for the holidays. We had a blast singing some of our all-time favourite songs again and dusting off some Christmas dance steps – you can’t beat the Rudolph antler step – thanks Shannon (our choreographer)! 

It does honestly seem crazy how many amazing iconic stars have left us through the year though and most recently, the loss of George Michael was personally a real sadness to me. I have always loved George as a singer and songwriter and have to say he has been one of major influences on me as a pop artist. You can hear a little bit of “Faith” in the song “Telling Everybody” Mike and I wrote with our good buddy Paul Begaud for our very first album. He was a true blend of Pop and Soul and always made everything he did sound like it was meant just for him. Our version of “Last Christmas” has really stayed with us all our career and recently we sang it as a tribute in the Human Jukebox section of our show to send our respect his way. His music will be part of my personal Jukebox forever.

I have to say my greatest moment of 2016 though happened on November 6 at 12:36pm, when my incredibly gorgeous wife Heather gave birth to our heaven-sent angel Violette Faith Tierney. I have always been happy being the self-proclaimed “cool and crazy” Uncle but becoming a Dad is truly the greatest gift God could give me in this life. She is so precious and life will never be the same – only better.

Baby V is coming on the road for the first time in Feb which brings me to something I can’t wait for 2017 to deliver, which is our tour! I can’t wait to perform together with the guys for you all across the country on what we are calling our Ultimate Jukebox Tour. We are pumped to be bringing our full band direct from Vegas to play for you all too – many of whom have never set foot in Oz before so it’s going to be a blast!

Expect some pop-tastic flashbacks, great singing, great moves and just a whole bunch of great music – plus we are welcoming back Dancing With The Stars superstars Masha and Aric as our dancers again to bring a little romantic flare to the Jukebox.

I think since doing our 60 Minutes interview earlier in the year with good mate Karl Stefanovic, even more Aussies have been coming to hear us sing in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian – nothing beats seeing our fellow countrymen look proud to watch us bring that stage to life – it’s the best compliment we could ever get. My favourite fan gift for the year could be the personalized jar of Vegemite – gotta love the taste of home.

I also got to spend a day in NYC over Christmas this year after we returned to The Borgata in Atlantic City to give them their first taste of Jukebox on the East Coast. NYC has always been my most-loved city in the world and with the snow flurries and Christmas Tree in The Rockefeller Center this year, it lived up to all its glory. I heart NY.

One of the funniest YouTube clips I’ve seen recently was Conan O’Brien interviewing Kevin Hart in the gym — check it out…very funny stuff! I also loved Bruno Mars in James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke (what a fantastic idea that is for interviews) – it has really become a defining idea for him as a host and media personality.

Well, signing off for now, but can’t wait for another amazing year to roll around and I pray you all have a safe and amazing 2017. See you for The Ultimate Jukebox shows in February in Australia!

Best always,

Andrew

Countdown to Christmas, with an early gift for Andrew!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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LAS VEGAS, NV – December 8, 2016

Hi everyone! Wow – it’s been quite a momentous few weeks. So much to report! Our HN “family” just got a little bigger with the addition of Andrew’s new baby (we’re all so excited for him!) so that means finally all four of us are members of the “Dad Club”.

The Jukebox show with Special Holiday Performances started last week at The Venetian, filled with a selection of our favorite Christmas songs. We love Christmas time and really enjoy performing these songs. It’s always so much fun.

For the last couple of years we have put on a full Christmas show here in Vegas, but this year with everything else filling our plates we have decided to keep our regular show and add some “Christmas cheer” in the set instead. We’re even taking our show to the east coast, with two holiday performances at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City this Friday & Saturday night – we can’t wait to see our East Coast fans who always make a performance so very special!

We’re really counting down the days until our Australian tour now – only eight weeks until the first show! Lots of prep and rehearsal to do before then – this is our biggest tour in a long time so we want to make it really special for all of you. We are bringing all seven members of our US band with us too!

Not only that, we’re bringing the incredibly talented Aric Yegudkin and Masha Belash from Dancing With The Stars with us too! They are superstars in the dancing world and we can’t wait to have them on our stage in Australia. This Ultimate Jukebox show is especially created for our awesome Australian fans. We’re performing for two hours and are including so many of the songs you have loved over our career and some fresh new ones too. We also have some really fun VIP soundcheck and meet & greet packages as something extra special for fans at all the shows – we would love to see you at these before we hit the stage in your city!

I hope you guys will forgive my more serious choice of YouTube video for this month. I’m sure you all are aware that the US went ahead and elected itself a new president, and it seems like everyone has lost their minds a little bit about the choice.

Sure it’s a big shock, and it may not have been a particularly wise choice, but I wanted you all to watch a speech about it by a man who exudes total class and commands respect with everything he does and says. I think it will calm everybody’s fears just a little and keep us all a bit more positive about the future…

Thanks everybody – looking forward to seeing you all at a show soon!

x Phil

HN RETURN TO BORGATA HOTEL & CASINO WITH HOLIDAY “TWIST”

Posted by on Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Las Vegas, NV – November 7, 2016

Christmas comes early this year as Australia’s HUMAN NATURE, one of the world’s greatest pop vocal groups and a true Las Vegas success story announce a holiday “twist” to their critically-acclaimed new show JUKEBOX and their return to Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel & Casino, Friday and Saturday, December 9 & 10, 2016.

For two performances only, the awesome Aussies will infuse a collection of holiday classics as part of their JUKEBOX at The Music Box.  These limited holiday performances will celebrate the season’s favorites from the group’s best-selling CD, The Christmas Album, including “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night,” and “Winter Wonderland.”

HUMAN NATURE’S foursome, Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, have been dazzling Las Vegas audiences this year with their JUKEBOX as they celebrate a mix of pop classics with doo-wop, boy band with Bandstand, soul standards with Motown… and even some “Uptown Funk.” Las Vegas Magazine hails the show as “an incredibly addictive evening of entertainment.”

Backed by a dynamic seven-piece band and world-class dancers, 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.”

“After the amazing response we received last year to our Christmas show, we knew we had do incorporate some of the season’s classics into our jukebox to celebrate the holidays,” said Human Nature’s Andrew Tierney. “There is nothing like the joy of holiday music and the happiness it brings audiences from all parts of the globe, not to mention for us as well.”

JUKEBOX is an infectious, 90-minute, nonstop extravaganza of energy as the band belts out chart toppers with a Tyson knockout punch – it’s a winner the entire way,” said the legendary Robin Leach.  He has as also sung the praises of this talented quartet’s Christmas delivery: “The [Human Nature] show is full of tidings of great joy and songs of wondrous delight, and it’s all a truly beautiful and entertaining musical night.”

Voted Las Vegas’ #1 vocal group, Human Nature is comprised of brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen from Sydney, Australia. They have become the #1 pop vocal group ever in Australia, scoring 24 platinum awards, 18 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 hits. It was their million-selling Motown tribute, Reach Out that got the attention of the legendary Smokey Robinson, who helped them launch their acclaimed Motown Show, which has played for nearly six years in Las Vegas.  Currently the group is performing to sold-out crowds with their multi-year residency at The Venetian.

Human Nature: JUKEBOX with a holiday ‘twist’ performs December 9 & 10, 2016, at 9 p.m. in The Music Box at Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets are $35 + taxes and fees and can be purchased at the Box Office at the Borgata Hotel & Casino.  Tickets are also available at HumanNatureLive.com or TheBorgata.com.

AUSTRALIAN 2017 TOUR EDITION OF GIMME SOME LOVIN’ OUT NOW

Posted by on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – November 4, 2016

Human Nature are excited to announce the release of GIMME SOME LOVIN’: JUKEBOX VOL II (AUSTRALIAN 2017 TOUR EDITION), which is available today, Friday November 4th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The brand new CD/DVD bundle succeeds their #1 ARIA abum chart topping success, which remained in the top 10 for 6 weeks and is accredited gold sales.

GIMME SOME LOVIN’: JUKEBOX VOL II (AUSTRALIAN 2017 TOUR EDITION)will feature all 15 tracks from the original release, as well as a DVD of all of the group’s career music videos together as a greatest hits video release.

Recently, Human Nature announced a second show for Melbourne on their highly anticipated national tour, Human Nature The Ultimate Jukebox Tour, set for February 2017. 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 (together with their US 7 piece band and dancers) will pay tribute to the legends of Pop, Motown & Soul, bringing 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 ‘THE ULTIMATE JUKEBOX TOUR’ 2017 TOUR DATES

Thursday 2 February   

Geelong Arena, Geelong

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Friday 3 February

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

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Saturday 4 February – NEW SHOW ADDED                  

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

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Sunday 5 February  

Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart

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Tuesday 7 February  

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

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Friday 10 February  

AIS Arena, Canberra

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Saturday 11 February   

ICC Sydney Theatre, ICC Sydney

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Monday 13 February    

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

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Wednesday 15 February 

Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

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Thursday 16 February – SOLD OUT   

Jupiters Theatre, Gold Coast

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Saturday 18 February      

Perth Arena, Perth

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GIMME SOME LOVIN’: JUKEBOX VOL II AUSTRALIAN 2017 TOUR EDITION TRACKLISTING

DISC 1 – CD

1 Gimme Some Lovin’

2 Be My Baby

3 Then She Kissed Me

4 Why Do Fools Fall In Love

5 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

6 Rescue Me

7 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher

8 You Send Me

9 Forgive Me Now

10 Twistin’ The Night Away

11 Save The Last Dance For Me

12 I Saw Her Standing There

13 Don’t Worry Baby

14 At Last

15 Shout

 

DISC 2 – DVD-V

1 Got It Goin’ On

2 Tellin’ Everybody

3 Wishes

4 Don’t Say Goodbye

5 Whisper Your Name

6 Everytime You Cry (John Farnham with Human Nature)

7 People Get Ready

8 Cruel

9 Last To Know

10 Don’t Cry

11 Eternal Flame

12 Be There With You

13 He Don’t Love You

14 When We Were Young

15 Don’t Come Back

16 Always Be With You

17 When You Say You Love Me

18 Guilty (One In A Million)

19 Reach Out I’ll Be There

20 Baby I Need Your Loving

21 Uptight (Everything’s Alright)

22 Dancing In The Street

23 Runaround Sue

24 Will You Love Me Tomorrow

25 Gimme Some Lovin’

26 Forgive Me Now

27 Be My Baby

28 Dreaming Of A White Christmas

29 Let It Snow (featuring Delta Goodrem)

HUMAN NATURE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

Posted by on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 18, 2016

Christmas comes early this year as Australia’s Human Nature, one of the world’s greatest pop vocal groups and a true Las Vegas success story announce a holiday “twist” to their critically-acclaimed new show JUKEBOX for a limited engagement beginning November 29, 2016, at The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas.

For 14 performances only, the awesome Aussies will infuse a collection of holiday classics as part of their JUKEBOX. These limited holiday performances will celebrate the season’s favorites from the group’s best-selling CD, The Christmas Album, including “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night,” and “Winter Wonderland.”

Human Nature’s foursome, Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, have been dazzling Las Vegas audiences this year with their JUKEBOX as they celebrate a mix of pop classics with doo-wop, boy band with Bandstand, soul standards with Motown… and even some “Uptown Funk.” Las Vegas Magazine hails the show as “an incredibly addictive evening of entertainment.”

Backed by a dynamic seven-piece band and world-class dancers, 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.”

“After the amazing response we received last year to our Christmas show, we knew we had do incorporate some of the season’s classics into our jukebox to celebrate the holidays,” said Human Nature’s Andrew Tierney. “There is nothing like the joy of holiday music and the happiness it brings audiences from all parts of the globe, not to mention for us as well.”

JUKEBOX is an infectious, 90-minute, nonstop extravaganza of energy as the band belts out chart toppers with a Tyson knockout punch – it’s a winner the entire way,” said the legendary Robin Leach. He has as also sung the praises of this talented quartet’s Christmas delivery: “The [Human Nature] show is full of tidings of great joy and songs of wondrous delight, and it’s all a truly beautiful and entertaining musical night.”

Voted Las Vegas’ #1 vocal group, Human Nature is comprised of brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen from Sydney, Australia. They have become the #1 pop vocal group ever in Australia, scoring 24 platinum awards, 18 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 hits. It was their million-selling Motown tribute, Reach Out that got the attention of the legendary Smokey Robinson, who helped them launch their acclaimed Motown Show, which has played for nearly six years in Las Vegas. Currently the group is performing to sold-out crowds with their multi-year residency at The Venetian.

Human Nature: JUKEBOX with a holiday ‘twist’ performs November 29, 30, December 1-3, 13-17, and 20-23; all shows are at 7 p.m. in The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas. Tickets range from $49.95 to $99.95 + taxes and fees and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo or by calling 702-414-9000 or 866-641-7469. Tickets are also available at HumanNatureLive.com or Venetian.com. Locals can receive a special two-for-one ticket offer if purchased by November 13, 2016, by using code: 241LOCAL.

 

About SPI Entertainment:

SPI Entertainment, helmed by award winning Producer Adam Steck is a leading Theatrical Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several 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. In addition to Human Nature – Jukebox, SPI’s other current Las Vegas Productions include Boyz II Men at the Mirage, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth at MGM Grand, Australia’s Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur, Divas – Starring Frank Marino at the Linq, and The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur. 

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 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 and 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).

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.

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