Date Venue Status
Fri 07 Oct, 2016 Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast - All Ages*
Sat 08 Oct, 2016 The Star Event Centre, Sydney - All Ages*
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 Perth Concert Hall, Perth - All Ages
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 Palais Theatre, Melbourne - All Ages
Sat 15 Oct, 2016 Wellington Opera House, Wellington - All Ages
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 ASB Theatre, Auckland - All Ages

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The South African born Nathaniel has called Australia home since the age of six and was always encouraged to explore his natural musical gifts. Making the Top 6 on the fourth season of X Factor 2012 introduced a new world to the former wedding singer who was considering throwing in the towel if unsuccessful during auditions.

With his immense talent and name nationally recognised, it was only a matter of time before this up comer produced a smash hit. In 2013 he was the first artist signed to Sony label DNA Songs’, which saw the release of his first major hit ‘You’, ranking in the ARIA Singles Top 5 and delivering Nathaniel double platinum.

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Drax Project

Drax Project began as the late night drums and sax busking duo of Jazz students Shaan Singh and Matt Beachen. Their pop, hip hop and classic R&B sessions on Courtney Place in Wellington would regularly evolve into impromptu street parties, with crowds of several hundred stopping to dance. Adding fellow music students Sam Thomson on bass and Ben O'Leary on guitar, they quickly moved from being a Wellington street favourite, to being one of the city's favourite club acts. This strong local buzz saw them offered sets at some of the major festivals and begin to tour the country.

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Illusive and Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that R&B sensation and multi-award winning singer-songwriter Brian McKnight will return to Australia and New Zealand this October with his full live band. Off the back of two sold-out Australian tours in 2011 and 2013 where his performances garnered rave reviews, Brian will be touring his ultimate classics along with celebrating his new album Better (out now via Brian McKnight Music).                             

‘One of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time’ – The AU Review

‘Brian McKnight proves that everything develops better with time. Better is a refreshing collection of soulful RnB grooves’ – Renowned for Sound

‘McKnight’s voice is still smooth as silk. He is one of those musicians that only gets “better” with age.’ – Digital Journal

Born in Buffalo, New York, McKnight was 19 when he signed his first record deal with Mercury Records, releasing his self-titled album which features Top 20 single ’One Last Cry'. Over the span of more than two decades, Brian McKnight has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

This album was followed shortly thereafter by albums I Remember You (1995) and Anytime (1997), which collectively sold over two million copies in the US alone and received a mountain of critical acclaim. In 1999, McKnight released Back at One, his most successful album which went on to sell over three million copies in the US alone. It featured the massive single ‘Back at One’ which sat at #2 on the Billboard chart for eight weeks. McKnight went on to sign with Motown Records, releasing five albums, and now releases his new music independently through his own label Brian McKnight Music.

In addition to 16 Grammy nominations, McKnight has been nominated for American Music Awards and Soul Train Music Awards, and has also collaborated with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Australia’s very own Guy Sebastian.

Bringing it back to basics, Better features all real instruments with zero auto tune - McKnight himself describing it as “completely organic”. Inspired by his current relationship and finally finding “the one”, the album is McKnight’s most advanced work to date. Featuring songs like ‘Uh Oh Feeling’ and ‘Better’, it is an authentic album that serves as a reminder of how truly talented McKnight is.

Ticketholders should expect to hear McKnight’s smooth as silk vocals draped over a mesmerizing display of incredible musicianship in a multi-instrumentalist show. McKnight is able to play nine instruments, including piano, guitar and bass, and is unafraid to dive into his 16-album deep archive. Watch Brian’s stunning live performance of ‘One Last Cry’ here.

‘McKnight knew how to give the crowd exactly what they wanted, even before his most universally cherished numbers made their appearance.’ – The AU Review

‘Legendary crooner Brian McKnight brought his musicianship full force’ – Yahoo News

Don’t miss out on An Evening With Brian McKnight this October. Fans will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a premium Meet & Greet package and are urged to secure their tickets early to avoid missing out on what will be a touching and unforgettable night.


Friday 7 October – Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast QLD (All Ages*)
Saturday 8 October – The Star Event Centre, Sydney NSW (All Ages*)
Wednesday 12 October – Perth Concert Hall, Perth WA (All Ages)
Friday 14 October – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC (All Ages)
Saturday 15 October – Wellington Opera House, Wellington NZ (All Ages)
Sunday 16 October  – ASB Theatre, Auckland NZ (All Ages)

* U18s must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

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