Belinda Carlisle (USA) Australian Tour @ Newcastle Wests Leagues Club

Belinda Carlisle (USA) Australian Tour

Belinda Carlisle, lead vocalist for 80s pop band The Go-Go's and a phenomenally successful solo artist, will perform in Australia in 2011.

After a short stint as a drummer, Carlisle became lead singer of The Go-Go's in the early 1980s who achieved huge success with Our Lips are Sealed (1981) and We Got the Beat (1982). The Go-Go’s success was shortlived, however, and after their initial breakup in 1985 Carlisle embarked upon a solo career.

Her first solo album, Belinda, was released on I.R.S. Records in 1986. With the release of her second album, 1987's Heaven on Earth, critics and fans noticed that not only was Carlisle’s image more glamorous than during her time with the Go-Go's, her solo music was more polished. The new sound was due in part to producer Rick Nowels, who had previously worked with Stevie Nicks and later with Madonna. The first release from Heaven on Earth was Heaven is a Place on Earth, an enormous international hit, topping the charts not only in the US and UK. The success of the song was furthered by its video, directed by American actress Diane Keaton.

The next song released from Heaven on Earth was I Get Weak, which also had a video directed by Keaton. It was followed promptly by Circle in the Sand; both were big hits.

Carlisle’s next album was 1989's Runaway Horses which hit number four in the UK and number three in the US. The first single Leave a Light On just missed the Top Ten in the US, peaking at eleven, but in the UK it hit the Top Five. The second single, Summer Rain spent a long time in the Top Seventy Five and one of the biggest selling singles that year. Her popularity in Europe now far surpassed both her and The Go-Go’s’ success in America.

In 1996, Carlisle released her sixth solo album, A Woman and A Man, on the Chrysalis Records label. This album revitalised her solo career in Europe. The leadoff single In Too Deep returned Carlisle to the UK Top Ten for the first time in seven years, reaching number six. Always Breaking My Heart, written and produced by Roxette's Per Gessle, was another top ten smash, peaking at number eight. The album spawned two more UK hits, Love in the Key of C and California; the latter being a bittersweet reflection on why the singer left her home state.

In her career, Carlisle had the opportunity to work with musicians from the 1960s. Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas did backup singing for Heaven on Earth; Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys helped with the recording of the "California" track on A Woman and A Man. Although George Harrison did guitar work on two tracks from "Runaway Horses," Carlisle did not meet him or go into the studio with him.

Carlisle’s 7th album Voilà was released in 2006 and was her first studio album in ten years. Carlisle will tour Australia in 2011 off the back of a 2010 tour or Europe, Japan and the US.


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The Gov 19 February, Ulumbarra Theatre 01 March, Twin Towns 08 March, The Tivoli (1927) 09 March, Twin Towns (1927) 08 March, The Astor Theatre (1927) 06 March, The Astor Theatre (1927) 05 March, The Astor Theatre (1927) 01 March, The Astor Theatre (1927) 27 February, The Astor Theatre (1927) 26 February, The Astor Theatre (1927) 23 February, The Astor Theatre (1927) 22 February, The Astor Theatre (1927) 20 February, The Astor Theatre (1927) 19 February


Enmore Theatre 11 March, Melbourne Zoo (Pseduo Echo) 12 March, Corona Terrace - Rooty Hill RSL 26 February, Thebarton Theatre 02 March


The Venue Townsville 03 December, Enmore Theatre (1927) 07 December, Waves (1927) 06 December, Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre 04 December, Empire Theatre 03 December, Twin Towns Resort 30 November, The Tivoli (1927) 29 November, The Shoppingtown Hotel 22 November, The Astor Theatre 20 November, Wrest Point (1927) 16 November, Launceston Country Club (1927) 15 November, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel 13 November


Kedron-Wavell Services Club 19 February, Twin Towns Resort 18 February, Vikings Erindale 13 February, Corona Terrace - Rooty Hill RSL 20 February, The Cube - Campbelltown (Wa Wa Nee) 12 February, Waves (Wa Wa Nee) 11 February, Chelsea Heights Hotel (Wa Wa Nee) 05 February, Hotel Shoppingtown (Wa Wa Nee) 04 February, Coogee Bay Hotel (Wa Wa Nee) 10 February, Newcastle Wests Leagues Club 08 February