Chaka Khan Touring Australia

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LIVE & INTIMATE
10 TIME GRAMMY WINNER, CHAKA KHAN, best known for her 1984 cover of Prince's I FEEL FOR YOU, and the classic I'M EVERY WOMAN, is set to tour LIVE & INTIMATE
Australia. This legendary funk, soul diva is performing her classic hits in an unforgettable night as part of her 35th Anniversary World Tour.

She has redefined musical standards and crossed all boundaries. Hers is a career that spans four decades and, although imitation may be the most sincere form of
flattery, there is no other female singer that matches her musical legacy and talent.

From her earliest days as a performer with seminal 1970s funk band, Rufus, her fans have included the A-list of music business royalty such as STEVIE WONDER
and QUINCY JONES and the hits she contributed to with Rufus, TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD, MASTERJAM, SWEET THING, DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU
FEEL? and ONCE YOU GET STARTED and AIN'T NOBODY still evoke great memories of what R&B used to be. The group earned half a dozen gold or platinum
albums and two gold singles with TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD and SWEET THING before Chaka Khan, who was born Yvette Marie Stevens in Illinois, went
solo in 1978.

Her debut solo album Chaka and the disco hit, I'M EVERY WOMAN shot to NUMBER 1 on the R&B charts. Her second solo album, Naughty, featured classics
such as MOVE ME NO MOUNTAIN and CLOUDS and highlighted her impressive singing range. Her next album, WHAT CHA' GONNA DO FOR ME? went Gold
and throughout the 1980s, the success continued, with 1984's album I FEEL FOR YOU going platinum and creating a massive hit with the title track.

In the past decade, she hasn't stopped either exploring everything from disco to sweet soul and funk-drenched rap and ensuring that her huge voice and sizzling
stage presence are enjoyed by legions of fans, both old and new. From chart topping collaborations with hip hop giants like Kanye West on "Through The Fire" and
De La Soul on the single "All Good," to this year's Grammy Award winning duet "Disrespectful" with Mary J. Blige, Chaka has shown the world once again that she
is timeless and perpetually relevant with fresh, new grooves.

Now, our favorite FUNK SOUL DISCO DIVA CHAKA KHAN is coming to Australia bringing her unmistakable singing style down under in a series of shows that
will see her revisit ALL HER CLASSIC HITS.

In addition to all those favourite songs, Chaka Khan will also be showcasing her most recent album her first new studio album in ten years Funk This. Described
by critics as being a rip-roaring return to her R&B roots, the songs on Funk This are proof that Chaka Khan and her unique, timeless vocal style are definitely here
to stay.

For more info on Chaka Khan visit www.chakakhan.com

Treat yourself to an unforgettable night! Hear one of the greatest voices in history! That classic voice! Those classic songs! Get in quick to secure great seats!!!


CHAKA KHAN LIVE - 35TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR
ONE SPECTACULAR NIGHT ONLY

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 19 MAY

June 13 - The Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne (with very special guest Marcia Hines)
Melb Reserve A $122 Reserve B $99
Ticketmaster 1300 136 166 ticketmaster.com.au

June 14 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (with very special guest Marcia Hines)
Syd Reserve A $130 Reserve B $100
Ticketek 132849 ticketek.com.au

June 17 QPAC, Brisbane
Bris Reserve A $115 Reserve B $99
Qtix 136246 qtix.com.au




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