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Thread started 08/06/12 10:32pm

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Welcome 2 Australia tour nominated for Helpmann Award

http://www.noise11.com/ne...s-20120807


Helpmann Awards Nominations Announcement, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Foo Fighters, Prince, Roger Waters, Sade Compete for Helpmann Awards
by Paul Cashmere on August 7, 2012

National concerts by Prince, Roger Waters, Foo Fighters and Sade have been short-listed for a Helpmann Award.



Helpmann Awards Nominations Announcement, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Australia’s Helpmann Awards recognize excellence in live entertainment.

Frontier Touring toured Foo Fighters, Live Nation brought out Roger Waters, Gary Van Egmond and Chugg Entertainment toured Prince and Michael Coppel toured Sade.

They have all been nominated for the Best International Contemporary Concert.

For Best Australian Contemporary Concert the nominees were Cold Chisel, Keith Urban and Kylie for both Aphrodite Les Folies and Anti-Tour.

Here is the full list of nominees for the Helpmann Awards for 2012.

The Helpmann Awards will be announced at the Sydney Opera House on September 24.

2012 Nominations


Best International Contemporary Concert
Foo Fighters w/ special guests Tenacious D Stadium Tour 2011
Foo Fighters and The Frontier Touring Company

Prince Welcome 2 Australia
Prince, Van Egmond Group & Chugg Entertainment


Roger Waters’ The Wall Live
Roger Waters and Live Nation Australasia

Sade
Sade and Michael Coppel Presents
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Reply #1 posted 08/06/12 10:37pm

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YES!! woot! Now, what exactly is a Helpmann Award? lol

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Reply #2 posted 08/07/12 1:27am

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lol it is the Australian version of the Tony Awards.
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Reply #3 posted 08/07/12 4:09am

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Can we vote?

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Reply #4 posted 08/07/12 5:33am

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woot! cool

Will the Peach & Black guys be covering this?? hmmm

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Reply #5 posted 08/07/12 6:34am

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The Foos were amazing. Saw them twice here in Melbourne.

Saw Prince three times and he too was amazing.

P has been my No. 1 for most of my life but Ive grown to love and appreciate the Foos over the past 10 years (during Prince's worst). So its hard to seperate the two.

But value for money, Id have to give it to the Foos as their tickets were half the price and the shows were non stop for 2 hours plus, whereas with P, I do recall sitting down and thinking to myself, "why isn't Prince performing!?".

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Reply #6 posted 08/07/12 8:14am

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Prince has my vote anyday! Hope he wins!! woot!
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Reply #7 posted 08/07/12 9:11am

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Prince should win...hell Dave Grohl is such a huge fan that the Foo's win he'll probably decline and insist Prince gets it! wink

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Reply #8 posted 08/07/12 9:24am

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callimnate said:

The Foos were amazing. Saw them twice here in Melbourne.

Saw Prince three times and he too was amazing.

P has been my No. 1 for most of my life but Ive grown to love and appreciate the Foos over the past 10 years (during Prince's worst). So its hard to seperate the two.

But value for money, Id have to give it to the Foos as their tickets were half the price and the shows were non stop for 2 hours plus, whereas with P, I do recall sitting down and thinking to myself, "why isn't Prince performing!?".

neutral

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Very interesting and honest response. Just curious since I am in the US and did not atted these shows, when you say you had to ask yourself, "why isn't Prince performing", where was he? Did he turn things over to Shelby (yikes!) or someone else, maybe extended Renado solos which seem to go on and on sometimes? Just wondering

I saw some similar patterns back during the Hit and Run show that I saw and he would dissapear for long periods of time and let Najee play. One time per show, fine, but it was many and too many IMHO.

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/12 10:08am

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Very nice congrats Princey razz

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Reply #10 posted 08/07/12 11:20am

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I sure hope Prince wins! smile

I love the Foo Fighters, but I am sure Prince might take the cake on this! That 'Welcome 2 Australia' thing was HUGE! lol.. I would love for Sade, The Foo Foo Fighters, or Prince to win really. smile

They all are great artists! smile

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Reply #11 posted 08/07/12 12:02pm

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I sure hope Prince wins! smile

I love the Foo Fighters, but I am sure Prince might take the cake on this! That 'Welcome 2 Australia' thing was HUGE! lol.. I would love for Sade, The Foo Foo Fighters, or Prince to win really. smile

They all are great artists! smile

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Reply #12 posted 08/07/12 3:45pm

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Foo Fighters had Tenacious D as a special guest!? That's gotta be worth an extra point or 2 in the votes. They're hilarious.
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Reply #13 posted 08/07/12 5:13pm

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4everyours said:

callimnate said:

The Foos were amazing. Saw them twice here in Melbourne.

Saw Prince three times and he too was amazing.

P has been my No. 1 for most of my life but Ive grown to love and appreciate the Foos over the past 10 years (during Prince's worst). So its hard to seperate the two.

But value for money, Id have to give it to the Foos as their tickets were half the price and the shows were non stop for 2 hours plus, whereas with P, I do recall sitting down and thinking to myself, "why isn't Prince performing!?".

neutral

[Edited 8/7/12 6:35am]

Very interesting and honest response. Just curious since I am in the US and did not atted these shows, when you say you had to ask yourself, "why isn't Prince performing", where was he? Did he turn things over to Shelby (yikes!) or someone else, maybe extended Renado solos which seem to go on and on sometimes? Just wondering

- The Renato (now Cassandra) stuff is part of the ´real music´ thing. Prince seems to be enjoying more the jazzy improvisations lately, and I love it (ok, maybe best for a Montreux fest than arena).

I was VERY disappointed when I saw George Michael´s Live in London DVD. It looked like a karaoke. The band was hidden in the back of the stage. But I understand that MOST people only want the hits and the presence of the pop star.

When it comes to Shelby, I agree. I like her, but I am already getting tired.

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Reply #14 posted 08/07/12 5:52pm

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4everyours said:

callimnate said:

The Foos were amazing. Saw them twice here in Melbourne.

Saw Prince three times and he too was amazing.

P has been my No. 1 for most of my life but Ive grown to love and appreciate the Foos over the past 10 years (during Prince's worst). So its hard to seperate the two.

But value for money, Id have to give it to the Foos as their tickets were half the price and the shows were non stop for 2 hours plus, whereas with P, I do recall sitting down and thinking to myself, "why isn't Prince performing!?".

neutral

[Edited 8/7/12 6:35am]

Very interesting and honest response. Just curious since I am in the US and did not atted these shows, when you say you had to ask yourself, "why isn't Prince performing", where was he? Did he turn things over to Shelby (yikes!) or someone else, maybe extended Renado solos which seem to go on and on sometimes? Just wondering

I saw some similar patterns back during the Hit and Run show that I saw and he would dissapear for long periods of time and let Najee play. One time per show, fine, but it was many and too many IMHO.

Pretty much this. Although it wasn't as bad as the previous W2America shows. Which was a BIG relief.

But I do remember when the Prince-less band performed (most of) Love Thy Will Be Done, and I thought to myself "get this shit off and gimmie some Head FFS!!" hehe

Whereas with the Foos, even during David Grohls accoustic set, the whole place was going off.

And as someone mentioned before, this show also had Tenacious D which was great to watch as well.

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Reply #15 posted 08/08/12 5:58am

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SEXUALCHOCOLATE said:

Can we vote?

No, industry member only voting.

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Reply #16 posted 08/08/12 9:19am

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Awesome news!!! I was just jammin to some live clips the other day. Prince live is a wonderful experience and he deserves it.
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Reply #17 posted 08/09/12 3:56am

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Well done Prince!

Now we just need to get you back for this!

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Reply #18 posted 08/10/12 1:42pm

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Ooo I don't know, Sade did a great tour too

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Reply #19 posted 08/10/12 9:34pm

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naffi said:



SEXUALCHOCOLATE said:


Can we vote?




No, industry member only voting.



That's a good thing in my honest opinion. Listening to some of the rediculous comments being made about fans regarding his Australian shows, thank Christ they can't have a say. Yes, there were a couple of points in the Melbourne shows where Prince turned the singing duties over to the girls, but for the most part he was still on stage playing guitar or at least moving about the stage playing with the audience.

And what's wrong with tailoring a concert tour to the "casual" fan. Face facts. Princes absolute golden period was the 1980s. That's the songs people want to hear live. Even hardcore fans like myself. I don't mind a few obscure tracks being thrown in, but I like a good selection of hits too.
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Reply #20 posted 08/11/12 7:54pm

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DFUNK said:

naffi said:

No, industry member only voting.

That's a good thing in my honest opinion. Listening to some of the rediculous comments being made about fans regarding his Australian shows, thank Christ they can't have a say. Yes, there were a couple of points in the Melbourne shows where Prince turned the singing duties over to the girls, but for the most part he was still on stage playing guitar or at least moving about the stage playing with the audience. And what's wrong with tailoring a concert tour to the "casual" fan. Face facts. Princes absolute golden period was the 1980s. That's the songs people want to hear live. Even hardcore fans like myself. I don't mind a few obscure tracks being thrown in, but I like a good selection of hits too.

Funkin' AGREE! wink

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Reply #21 posted 08/12/12 8:19am

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I hope Sade wins. She deserves it more than the other nominees.

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Reply #22 posted 08/12/12 8:52am

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^ You're hilarious. Lay off the white stuff.

[Edited 8/12/12 8:55am]

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Reply #23 posted 08/12/12 10:43am

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NeonCraxx said:

^ You're hilarious. Lay off the white stuff.

[Edited 8/12/12 8:55am]

Sade had an awesome tour. IF you didn't like it, that's your opinion

"Do Me, Baby...oh, oh, OOOOOOOOOOOH"
"Scandalous I'm talkin' bout u n me"
"Insatiable's my name when it comes 2 u"
"When 2 R N Love their bodies shiver at the mere contemplation of penetration"
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Reply #24 posted 08/12/12 10:47am

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aardvark15 said:

NeonCraxx said:

^ You're hilarious. Lay off the white stuff.

[Edited 8/12/12 8:55am]

Sade had an awesome tour. IF you didn't like it, that's your opinion

I'm sure she did, but to say it's better than the other acts. For me to disagree is a good opinion, in my opinion. wink

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Reply #25 posted 08/20/12 2:57am

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Shoot me down but I didn't enjoy the concert as much as I did the precious shows. I had a ticket for a second show in Melbourne but I gave it away. What was the first big difference was that I was in the stands and not on the floor. As I sat in judgement of those on the floor all I could think is the floor people did nothing to impress me. I guess I didn't like the round. I thought he relied on the co-singers to much. I know he's an older fella these days so it's a different show which is cool. I sat there okay waiting for my favorites and they would seep through now and again. But then, from the edge of that friggin stage he pointed at me and Jimi and blew a smile towards us. Instant connection ! I ended up leaving before the start of the last encore. I was happy I went to see him. I still love him and the music.
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Reply #26 posted 09/24/12 8:23am

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yes yes And the winner is Prince clapping

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Reply #27 posted 09/24/12 9:04am

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Congratulations! rose
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Reply #28 posted 09/25/12 3:28am

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Hopefully that will incentive to come back sooner rather than later!!!
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Reply #29 posted 09/26/12 3:44am

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Help us Aussies out please team and like our page www.facebook.com/prince21nightsinsydney - We want Prince to play in this unique venue!
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