Frontier Touring & Soapbox Events are thrilled to announce that Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated will return this December with ‘The Strings Of Life Tour’, following the overwhelming success of the event’s first two Australian tours. 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 beloved dancefloor moments of the past 25 years, Orchestrated rearranges, remixes and reimagines classic tracks with a live symphony orchestra and special guest vocalists for a night of pure celebration. Featuring classic dance hits from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Moby, Eric Prydz and Robert Miles, Orchestrated is guaranteed to provide an unforgettable evening.
This December’s tour will be the most extensive run of Orchestrated shows to date, with debut shows in Gold Coast and Hobart joining return performances in even bigger venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Orchestrated celebrated its sold-out debut last August with a by-demand encore season that included a sold-out show at the prestigious Sydney Opera House. Musical director Adam Sofo and creative director Groove Terminator will return for all Australian shows; acclaimed conductor Guy Noble returns for Orchestrated in Gold Coast, Hobart and Melbourne while a special new addition Vanessa Scammell will conduct in Sydney and Perth.
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, amongst others and recently wrapped up a hugely successful national tour.
Alison Limerick returns to Orchestrated this December following a standout 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 ‘Time Of Our Lives’ and ‘Where Love Lives’, the latter of which went on to become a 90s phenomenon and global anthem.
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 and includes the recent Phats & Small remix.
Best known for 1991’s ‘Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)’ and 1994’s ‘100% Pure Love’, Crystal Waters makes for an exciting 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.
Joining the Hobart show will be legendary house music DJ John Course (DJ set) and in Perth, West Australian DJ/producer Dr Packer (DJ set).
In what will be a nostalgic throwback to some of the greatest party anthems of all time, Orchestrated is sure to generate some serious foot movement bringing friends together to relive the heady days of clubbing in a true celebration of dance music, truly a night to remember from start to end as it makes its way across the country.
Ministry of Sound: Orchestrated
7 Dec – HOTA Home of the Arts, Gold Coast (18+^) *
8 Dec – Wrest Point Lawns, Hobart (18+) *
9 Dec – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (Lic. All Ages)
Dec – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (Lic. All Ages)
Sat 15 Dec – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth (18+^)