Tommy Emmanuel 'Live And Acoustic' Tour @ Sydney Opera House

Tommy Emmanuel 'Live And Acoustic' Tour
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“One of the greatest players on the planet” – Chet Atkins

“The best (guitar player) I’ve ever seen” – Eric Clapton

Fresh from sellout concerts in Russia, Italy, Germany, Canada and the US, Tommy Emmanuel - The Guitar Wizard of Oz – is set to tour Australia and NZ this August.

2-time Grammy nominee Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians with a professional career spanning five decades. He was named ‘Best Acoustic Guitarist of 2010’ by the prestigious ‘Guitar Player Magazine’ and counts legendary guitarists Eric Clapton and Steve Vai amongst his admirers. After the rave reviews and sell-out shows on his 50th Anniversary tour with his brother Phil, Tommy is back for his first solo tour since 2009.

His unique style is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts, Tommy plays all that - and more - on one guitar. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire young Emmanuel to try this 'fingerpicker' style. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans.

Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to witness the magic hands of the 'Guitar Wizard of Oz', but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. Tommy Emmanuel's message is pure love for the guitar and the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time.

Special U.S. guest, Frank Vignola is widely regarded as a monster player and composer, and has played with everyone from Les Paul and Madonna through to Donald Fagen and the Boston Pops. This will be Frank's first visit to Australia.

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Tommy Emmanuel Australian Tour 2013

Tommy Emmanuel Live and Acoustic

Tommy Emmanuel 'Live And Acoustic' Tour

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Music & Clubs

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Rock, Acoustic/Folk/Country

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2013

Araluen Arts Centre 01 November, The Playhouse - Darwin Entertainment Centre 02 November, Darwin Convention Centre - The Playhouse 02 November, Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre 07 November, Gladstone Entertainment Centre 08 November, Cairns Civic Theatre 09 November, Albury Entertainment Centre 14 November, Canberra Theatre 15 November, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 16 November, Bald Faced Stag (Live At The Wall) 17 November, Bald Faced Stag (Live At The Wall) (Darren Percival, Alex Gibson, Katie, Carr, Belle and the Bone People, Cuervo, Lana Rita + The SoulBeats, Civilians) 17 November, Wrest Point 29 November, Country Club Casino 30 November, Devonport Entertainment And Convention Centre 01 December

2012

Adelaide Festival Centre 05 August, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel 05 August, Sydney Opera House (Frank Vignola) 06 August, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Concert Hall (Frank Vignola) 09 August, Jupiters Gold Coast (Frank Vignola) 10 August, Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre (Frank Vignola) 11 August, Perth Concert Hall (Frank Vignola) 12 August, Boyd Park 07 October