Belgium's Answer To Andre Rieu To Tour Australia - Helmut Lotti Live In Concert

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Media Release

23 July 2009


BELGIUM’S ANSWER TO ANDRE RIEU

TO TOUR AUSTRALIA


Ovation Channel presents Helmut Lotti’s Australian tour this September.


Around the world, Belgians are famous for their delicious chocolate, but proving just

as irresistible is Belgian singing sensation, Helmut Lotti, who will be presenting a

series of concerts in Australia in September.


A crooner who has also been described as the “New Elvis”, Helmut Lotti is following

in the footsteps of Andre Rieu, having developed a huge Australian following through

his appearances on FOXTEL and Austar’s Ovation Channel.  


For his Australian concerts, he will be accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra in

a musical event that will showcase his considerable talents and charm that has his

female fan base swooning. 


Having been dubbed by the Flemish media as the ‘New Elvis’ at an Elvis

impersonator competition when he was only 19, Helmut Lotti shot to super stardom

within months, dominating both Belgium and European charts and has now sold

more than 13 million albums worldwide. 


Lotti first appeared on Australian television in 2008 with the ‘Helmut Lotti Goes

Classic’ series, fast becoming one of Ovation Channel’s most popular artists.  The

series featured classics such as Ave Maria, Tiny Hands Tiny Feet and Why from

Swan Lake.  Now, almost two decades later, Lotti has achieved worldwide fame


Ovation Channel Managing Director, Gerry Travers says the wait for an Australian

tour for Lotti fans has been long, but it will be an entertainment experience like no

other.


“Helmut has such an amazing presence, captured in both his musical genius and

intimate interaction with the audience,” Mr Travers said.


“Lotti’s tour through Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast is

on the back of the overwhelming interest we have received from the televised

concerts.” 


Lotti draws on the melodic tones of 1950’s crooners, singing classical favourites, rock

and roll anthems, and many of his own written songs.


Lotti’s eclectic mix of popular musical styles has seen his popularity extend right

across the globe, with mass audiences throughout the European, African and

American continents. Fluent in Dutch, English, German and French, the talented

linguist has also recorded albums in Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, Russian and Latin.

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Lotti’s Australian tour includes five concerts to be played on the East Coast

performing in Canberra’s AIS Arena, Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, the QPAC Concert Hall

in Brisbane, the Gold Coast Convention Centre and Melbourne’s Palais Theatre.



What:

Helmut Lotti Australian Tour 2009


When:

Friday 25 September, AIS Arena Canberra




Saturday 26 September, Sydney Lyric Theatre



Sunday 27 September. Sydney Lyric Theatre




Monday 28 September, Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall

Tuesday 29 September, Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall




Wednesday 30 September, Gold Coast Convention Centre




Friday 2 October, Palais Theatre, Melbourne



Saturday 3 October, Palais Theatre, Melbourne


Bookings:

Sydney and Melbourne concerts – Ticketmaster – 1300 795 267



Canberra and Gold Coast concerts – Ticketek – 132 849



Brisbane concert – qtix – 136 246 



Ticket prices start at $60


Info:

For more information including tour dates and bookings visit

www.ovationchannel.com or call 02 8879 7010



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T: (02) 8006 1929 M: 0438 285 545 (Jemma) or 0417 635 045 (Prue)

E: pruem@vervecommunications.com.au or jemmal@vervecommunications.com.au






 






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