Ulumbarra Theatre attracts international recording artist Tina Arena as she celebrates 40 years in the industry
Tina Arena, the undisputed high priestess of Australian music, is set to tour Australian capital cities and Bendigo’s very own Ulumbarra Theatre.
The most intimate venue on her tour, Ulumbarra Theatre will be the ultimate place to get up close and personal with this ‘A’ list performer as she celebrates 40 years in the music industry.
City of Greater Bendigo Capital Venue and Events Manager David Lloyd said having an artist of Tina Arena’s calibre deciding to bring this important tour to Bendigo is extremely exciting and places Ulumbarra Theatre firmly on the map for future big performances.
“Tina is doing two performances in Melbourne, but we encourage her fans to come and enjoy the experience of Ulumbarra Theatre and the intimate nature of the venue.” Mr Lloyd.
Tina Arena is the only Australian artist to earn a gold or platinum certification for original album releases, in every decade since the 1970s right through to now. In fact, every album in her career has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Her 1994 album “Don’t Ask” remains one of the highest selling Australian albums of all time, currently certified 14 X platinum. Add to this her unprecedented success in France – she’s sold 5 million albums there alone.
Tina’s journey is, of course, the stuff of Oz music folklore, dating right back to mid-’70s when all of Australia knew her simply as “Tiny Tina”, arguably the most popular singer in the country … by age nine!
Needless to say, generations of Australians have grown up with Tina Arena and her music ever since then. The child star matured into one of our most successful singer/songwriters, the possessor of a voice for the ages, and she’s now a veteran (even though she’s still only in her 40s!), with total album sales topping 10 million. We all feel like we’ve known Tina our whole lives – the diva herself has certainly never hid her feelings from us – so it won’t surprise anyone that, Tina being Tina, she was never going to let an occasion like her 40th anniversary be marked by a straight-forward greatest hits set.
Tina Arena will be performing at Ulumbarra Theatre on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Experiences, packages and tickets for all venues on the tour range from $116 - $463. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday April 27. Those who are signed up to receive the gotix.com.au newsletter, will be privy to a pre-sale opportunity. If you’re not on the database visit gotix.com.au and select Newsletter to sign up.