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Lady Gaga Using a made-up name and wear-
ing almost no clothing hasn't stopped Lady Gaga
from becoming an international pop icon. The
singer is sure to pull a crowd when she hits Perth
in April. We recommend you wear pants, even if
she doesn't. Challenge Stadium, April 2,
« The Beach Boys There will be plenty of
Good Vibrations at this awesome event. Mike
Love fronts the band playing through all the
Beach Boys' original hits, filled with glorious
harmonies, pop hooks and lyrics that conjure up
blue skies and white sandy beaches.
Kings Park, February 7, ticketmaster.com.au
Cliff Richard & the Shadows
The only UK artist to achieve a Number 1 single
in five consecutive decades, Sir Cliff Richard is a
bona fide pop-rock icon. Now reunited with his
original backing band The Shadows, fans can get
one final glimpse of them onstage together
before they part ways for good.
Burswood, February 6, ticketek.com.au.
You can practically hear the beating hearts of Perth's
female population in anticipation of these concerts.
Irish pop star and Boyzone singer Ronan Keating will
feature at A Day On The Green with support from
Australia's own Tina Arena.
Sandalford Wines -- Swan Valley and Margaret River,
January 16-17, ticketmaster.com.au.
They've been pushing the progressive rock
envelope for years, and the release of their latest
album has brought a flock of new worshipers to The
Church. Catch them performing songs of old and
new at these outdoor shows. Quarry Amphitheatre,
December 17-18, bocsticketing.com.au.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their
seminal album Doolittle, The Pixies are embarking on a
special tour set to hit Perth. The alt-rockers will perform
all the tracks and related B-sides off the album, which
has been ranked by numerous music publications as
one of the most influential records of all time. Belvoir
Amphitheatre, March 27-28, ticketmaster.com.au.
Cat Power Take a trip down melancholy lane with American singer-songwriter Chan Marshall
(Cat Power is her stage name). She'll put signature breathy vocals across a selection of original and
cover songs at this intimate show. Astor Theatre, January 6, bocsticketing.com.au.
BORODIN QUARTET One of the world's
finest musical ensembles, the Borodin Quartet
formed in 1945 with each of its members having
studied at the prestigious Moscow Conservatoire.
This group remains one of the leading authorities
on the work of celebrated Russian composer
Dimitri Shostakovich. Perth Concert Hall, February
They're known as an orchestra of soloists, and now
musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra
are going to illustrate why. Principals on a selection
of string and wind instruments will perform their fa-
vourite pieces at this concert of solo performances.
Perth Concert Hall, March 17, aco.com.au.
An Evening with Burt Bacharach and WASO A legendary performer with 70 top-40
hits in the US and three Austin Powers films under his belt, Burt Bacharach has been hailed as one of the
greatest singer-songwriters (and cameo actors) of our time. The smooth crooner will be joined by WASO
for a sentimental evening under the stars. Kings Park, February 27, ticketmaster.com.au.
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