Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated returns to Australia this December with The Strings of Life Tour. Joining some of Australia’s finest orchestras for this concert series will be guest vocalists Sam Sparro, Crystal Waters and Alison Limerick performing Orchestrated’s biggest shows to date.
As a celebration of the most influential dancefloor moments of the past 25 years, Orchestrated re-arranges, re-mixes and re-imagines classic tracks with a live symphony orchestra and special guest vocalists for a night of pure celebration. Classic dance hits from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Moby, Eric Prydz and Robert Miles feature in the show.
This December’s tour will be the most extensive run of Orchestrated shows to date, with debut shows in Gold Coast and Hobart joining performances in venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Musical director Adam Sofo and creative director Groove Terminator will return for all Australian shows; while acclaimed conductor Guy Noble will lead Orchestrated at the Gold Coast, Hobart and Melbourne shows.
Grammy and ARIA Award nominated singer, songwriter and producer, Sam Sparro – the unique voice behind the multi-platinum single ‘Black and Gold’ – will also be joining the tour as a guest vocalist. Sparro has collaborated with the likes of Mark Ronson, Kylie Minogue, Aluna George, Basement Jaxx, Nile Rodgers, Adam Lambert and Honey Dijon.
Alison Limerick returns to Orchestrated this December following a stand-out performance earlier this year at the Sydney Opera House. Limerick released debut album And Still I Rise in March 1992, that same year she won Best Female Artist at the international DMC Awards and has continued to release a string of hit singles including ‘Where Love Lives’, which went on to become a 90s phenomenon. Limerick continues to record and sing live and can be found singing soul/jazz in various venues across Europe. Her latest collaboration – the track ‘Bye Bye’ with New York DJ Lenny Fontana – is out now.
Best known for 1991’s ‘Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)’ and 1994’s ‘100% Pure Love’, Crystal Waters is a new addition to the line-up. Her accolades include three American Music Award nominations, an MTV Video Music Award nod, four Billboard Music Awards and six ASCAP Songwriter Awards.
Tickets for Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated are on sale now.
Friday 7 December – HOTA Home of the Arts | Gold Coast, QLD
with The Ministry of Sound Orchestra, 18+ hota.com.au
Saturday 8 December – Wrest Point Lawns | Hobart, TAS
with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra plus special guest John Course (DJ set)
18+ ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
Sunday 9 December – Margaret Court Arena | Melbourne, VIC
with The Ministry of Sound Orchestra, All Ages Licensed, ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Friday 14 December – ICC Sydney Theatre | Sydney, NSW
with The Ministry of Sound Orchestra; All Ages Licensed; ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Saturday 15 December – Kings Park & Botanic Garden | Perth, WA
with Perth Symphony Orchestra plus special guest Dr Packer (DJ set); 18+ Minors under 18 years of age can be accompanied by a guardian
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
Other reviews you might enjoy:
- AWO Chamber 8 on tour – music news
- Polish Club on tour – music news
- Stella Donnelly on tour – music news
David Edwards is the editor of The Blurb and a contributor on film and television