Thu 23 Jun, 2011 Astor Theatre, Perth - 18+
Fri 24 Jun, 2011 Trak Lounge Bar, Melbourne - 18+
Sat 25 Jun, 2011 Metro Theatre, Sydney - 18+
Sun 26 Jun, 2011 The Arena, Brisbane - 18+
Tue 28 Jun, 2011 Trak Lounge Bar, Melbourne - 18+
Wed 29 Jun, 2011 Metro Theatre, Sydney - 18+

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Illusive & Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that R&B and gospel legend Brian McKnight will finally return for his first Australian tour in over 10 years. The 16-time Grammy-nominated veteran will be joined by a very special guest Dwele, in his first appearances in Australia.

McKnight was introduced to the world through his 1992 self-titled debut album, and quickly garnered critical acclaim. His third album, Anytime, sold over two million copies in the US, gave McKnight his first Grammy nomination and solidified him as a true icon of the ‘90s R&B landscape. In 1999, he released what was arguably his most celebrated record, Back at One, going on to sell over three million units in the US alone. In this era, his singles You Should Be Mine (feat. Mase), Back at One and Anytime were huge international hits which propelled him to the top of charts worldwide. Since the turn of the millennium, he has continued to carve out a successful career at the top of the US gospel scene and has collaborated with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Quincy Jones, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber and Australia’s own Guy Sebastian, just to name just a few.

The national support act, Dwele, is a cult neo-soul favourite and often noted as one of most credible songwriters in contemporary music. His high-profile work with frequent collaborator, Kanye West (Flashing Lights and Power), the late J Dilla (Tainted - Slum Village) as well as the likes of Common and Pharaohe Monch has complimented Dwele’s incredible solo work. His 2003 debut LP Subject is counted as a modern soul classic, with his most recent effort – W.orld W.ants W.omen – debuting at #3 on the Billboard Indie Chart.

The tour sees the acts in intimate venues across the country, meaning that the limited tickets are sure to go quickly. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a night to remember with two of the biggest names in contemporary R&B and soul.


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