Tina Arena Innocence To Understanding Tour Interview

Tina Arena Innocence To Understanding Tour Interview

Tina Arena Surprise Splendour Performance with Client Liaison

Ahead of her upcoming Australian tour, national treasure Tina Arena has stunned crowds at Splendour In The Grass with a surprise performance alongside Triple j faves Client Liaison.  Dressed by Cappellazzo Couture and performing the Client Liaison track in which she features - A Foreign Affair, her global smash Sorrento Moon and Womack & Womack's Teardrops to a crowd of 25,000 punters on the main stage, Tina has yet again cemented her place as a diverse Australian pop icon, with her reign now spanning decades. 
 
Stepping off the stage, Tina beamed, 'What a thrill, what an incredible audience and what a band... loved every second of performing at Splendour with Client Liaison!"
 
Check out a snippet of Triple j's footage of Sorrento Moon.
 
And fans will need to get in quick to secure their tickets to her upcoming Innocence To Understanding national tour in September/October, with the first show at The Tivoli already completely sold out, and second shows added in Brisbane and Melbourne.
 
For 40 years, Tina's music has been a constant within Australian pop culture, and the soundtrack to countless lives both on our shores and across the world.  Every album she has ever released has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum.  Remarkable as she is, Tina is not one to take the easy route, choosing to diversify her craft and experiment within different genres throughout her wildly successful career.  Not only has she collaborated with beatmakers Client Liaison on their Diplomatic Immunity album track, A Foreign Affair, she has also immersed herself in the classical world which has seen her tour with Andrea Bocelli, performed on stage with Donna Summer and Stevie Wonder, enjoyed top club hits with collaborations with Tiesto and the world's biggest DJs, as well as her popular albums in French further propelling her onto the global stage.

This continues to be Tina's year, with her keynote at BIGSOUND being announced; industry heavyweights and punters alike will all be able to learn something from this tenacious, well-spoken star.  A keynote at BIGSOUND, a festival well known for uncovering the next-best-things in Australian music, is testament to Tina's ever-present finger on the pulse.   


"For many years I've wanted to develop a signature scent.
Renaissance is coming soon. I can't wait to share it with you…" says Tina regarding her upcoming Renaissance Eau De Parfum; for more see renaissancetinaarena.com.

 
Presented by Smooth FM and Foxtel, Innocence To Understanding is the hotly anticipated tour to celebrate Tina and her extensive discography, kicking off in September.  Fans will be treated to live performances of all her hits, and what a catalogue to choose from: Sorrento Moon, I Need Your Body, Chains, Wasn't It Good, Heaven Help My Heart, You Set Fire To My Life, Only Lonely, Burn, Now I Can Dance and so many more.  Supported by a full band, Tina is set to shine on stages across the country.


Limited VIP premium seating & VIP packages available. 
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.tinaarena.com

 

Tina Arena Innocence To Understanding Greatest Hits Australian National Tour
Presented by Smooth FM and Foxtel
 
WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD **SOLD OUT**
 
FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD **LIMITED TIX AVAIL**
136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au and the venue | www.thetivoli.com.au
 
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER | THE STAR GOLD COAST, QLD **LIMITED TIX AVAIL**
07 5592 8303 and www.ticketek.com.au
 
SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER | EMPIRE THEATRE, TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Empire Box Office | 1300 655 299 and www.empiretheatre.com.au
 
TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER | CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE, NSW **LIMITED TIX AVAIL**
132 849 and www.ticketek.com.au and the Civic Theatre Box Office | 4929 1977
| www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au
 
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER | ULUMBARRA THEATRE, BENDIGO, VIC **LIMITED TIX AVAIL**
03 5434 6100 and www.ulumbarratheatre.com.au
 
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER | PLENARY, MELBOURNE, VIC
Ticketek | 132 849 and www.ticketek.com.au
 
SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER | PLENARY, MELBOURNE, VIC
Ticketek | 132 849 and www.ticketek.com.au
 
SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER | COSTA HALL, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY WATERFRONT, GEELONG, VIC
GPAC Box Office | 5225 1200 and www.qpac.org.au
 
FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER | WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THEATRE, WOLLONGONG, NSW
Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au
 
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER | ICC SYDNEY THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW
Ticketek | 132 849 and www.ticketek.com.au
 
SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER | CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA, ACT **LIMITED TIX AVAIL**
Canberra Theatre Centre Box Office | 6275 2700 and www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au
 
TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER | PRINCESS THEATRE, LAUNCESTON, TAS **LIMITED TIX AVAIL**
Theatre North Box Office | 6331 0052 and www.theatrenorth.com.au
 
WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER | THEATRE ROYAL, HOBART, TAS **LIMITED TIX AVAIL**
Theatre Royal Box Office | 6233 2299 and www.theatreroyal.com.au  and Centertainment and Ticketek | 132 849 and www.ticketek.com.au
 
THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER | THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE, SA
Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au
 
FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER | CROWN THEATRE, PERTH, BURSWOOD, WA
Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au
 
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Interview with Tina Arena

Question: Can you tell us about how your surprise Splendour performance came about?

Tina Arena: Client Liasion invited me to do a song with them on their debut album; we recorded that in Melbourne together last summer, it's called A Foreign Affair.

We were all really pleased with the results and wanted to perform it live. I was in Europe when they were performing live earlier in the year; with Splendour In The Grass, our schedules aligned and I thought why not?


Question: How far in advance was this surprise performance planned? Did you have time to rehearse, together?

Tina Arena: It was quite last minute or let's say organic (laughs). I arrived from Europe a few days before the festival and flew into the Gold Coast, the boys arranged for a white limousine to collect my manager and I from the airport (which was very embarrassing but funny) and we went to a farm near Byron and rehearsed just for a few hours. It was only three songs so not too much pressure: our collaboration, one song of mine and we did a cover of Teardrop by Womack & Womack which was the boy's idea - I love that song and had never performed it so it was a lot of fun.


Question: What drew you to Client Liaison, for the performance and feature vocals?

Tina Arena: I just like everything about them - their sound, their look, their attitude and their sense of humour… they quite unique. We just shot a music video for the song which was a lot of fun.


Question: Who else did you see whilst at Splendour? Any favourites?

Tina Arena: I didn't get to see a lot unfortunately. Peking Duk are fantastic!


Question: How does it feel to be introduced to a crowd of music lovers as 'the voice of our nation"?

Tina Arena: It was very nice; those boys are always having fun though so I'm not sure how serious they were being with that.


Question: Will we see you performance at another festival, in the near future?

Tina Arena: Yes absolutely. Watch this space.


Question: What should audiences expect from the upcoming Innocence To Understanding tour?

Tina Arena: A great night out. I want everyone to leave with a smile on their face. We're doing all the hits, some done a bit differently, a few surprises and songs I haven't done in a long time. The bands are exceptional, the lighting and production and fashion are great; I'm very excited about the show.


Question: Is this a tour suitable for new and forever fans?

Tina Arena: Of course, there is something for everyone! These will be my last concerts for a while so I'm going to make the most of it.


Question: How did you know it was time for a greatest hits national tour?

Tina Arena: That's a good question… this year is my 40th anniversary in entertainment as I started when I was 9; I think a 40th anniversary is a good time to do a Greatest Hits tour, right?


Question: Right! Have you changed as an artist over the past 40 years in the entertainment industry? How?

Tina Arena: Of course, I'd be concerned if I hadn't changed. I sing in other languages now, I'm stronger with my opinions, I take more risks, I'm more confident but not complacent.


Question: What have you been doing to prepare for the forthcoming Bigsound keynote?

Tina Arena: Observing for the past 40 years; I have been chatting with a few people to get their perspectives but I think instinctively I've picked up quite a bit of knowledge over the years and I'm looking forward to sharing my perspective.


Question: What advice do you have for young musicians aspiring to be successful?

Tina Arena: A few things: be in it for the right reasons (because you love the music not the fame), take risks, push yourself to improve your craft and have a good team around you and… try to have fun!

 

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Interview by Brooke Hunter




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