Hit Tour Reaches Its Climax In Brisbane

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‘The Dream Tour The Concert Hall QPAC, Sat 4 July 8pm

The ‘Dream Tour – Cliff & the Shadows & the Big O’ appropriately reaches its climax in

Brisbane on July 4 and there promises to be ‘fireworks’ for the final show of the tour.  

This highly successful concert tour starring Australian music legend Marty Rhone and

the ‘new Roy Orbison’, the amazing Dean Bourne, started back on April 4 and has

visited every capital in every state except the NT. Ticket sales have been even bigger

than for last year’s hugely successful 50th Anniversary Cliff & the Shadows tribute tour

resulting in the concert moving into the much larger Concert Hall at QPAC to meet the

greater demand for tickets.

It took many attempts and considerable persuasion to convince Rhone to embrace a

50th Anniversary tribute to music icon Sir Cliff Richard and the Shadows and he only

gave his nod on condition he would do it his way and not pretend to be Cliff Richard.


the Dream Tour he is joined by Dean

Bourne who has been described as an

amazing talent’ by Australian radio personality Alan Jones, and A J Ferris who

recreates the unmistakable Hank B Marvin Shadows sound. 

Rhone has survived a lifetime of personal and professional challenges to find himself

back on top of the entertainment tree with sell out concert tours, an ABC TV Special

earlier this year and his first major film roll in ‘Nude Study’

Fed up with the attitude of Australian promoters towards local artists and their belief

that more mature locally based acts can’t fill theatre venues Rhone, with his new

management team, has assumed business and artistic control over his affairs drawing

on his many years of experience as a producer of successful charity events such as

the Desperate & Dateless Balls and ROCKINC which he produced for Olivia Newton-

John’s charity at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

The man who has shared the stage with the Rolling Stones, the late Yul Brynner, John

Denver & Peter Allen is on his second national tour of Australia in 12 months, following

his sell out 2008 tour to theatre venues around Australia.

After five decades in show

business this is quite an achievement for the artist who had the mega hits

Denim &

Lace and A Mean Pair of Jeans. 

Rhone was recently described as a ‘darling of the YAH generation’ (young at heart). It

might best be summed up in the words of one female concert fan in Melbourne who

remarked Marty Rhone is better than Botox - Botox makes you look good! Marty

Rhone made me feel young!” 

Rhone’s audiences today are a mixture of the old, the in between and the young; 

mothers bringing mostly their daughters to see the man whose picture they had on their

bedroom walls in those halcyon days of Countdown. But it is the quality of his shows

that has audiences admiring his presentation, energy, youthfulness and the quality of

his singing voice. 

This world class All Australian production has already had the Manager of the

Laycock Theatre in NSW remark “This is the first time EVER we have had so much

positive feedback about a show.”

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Media enquiries & interview opportunities with Marty Rhone, can be arranged by

contacting: Ben Maiorana, Maiorana Marketing 0409 988747

benmaiorana@bigpond.com    Please advise if you would like an image sent.



Saturday 4 April

Laycock St Theatre Gosford

Saturday 18 April

Gold Coast Arts Centre

Saturday 9 May 09

Melbourne : The Palms at Crown

Saturday 16 May 09

Sydney : State Theatre

Saturday 23 May 09

Canberra : Canberra Playhouse

Saturday 30 May 09

Newcastle : Civic Theatre

Saturday 06 June 09

Adelaide: Her Majesty’s Theatre

Saturday 13 June 09

Penrith : Evan Theatre NSW

Saturday 20 June 09

Perth : Burswood Theatre

Saturday 4 July 09

Brisbane : QPAC Concert Hall


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