TEG Dainty announced today that legendary live performer Harry Connick, Jr. will perform a show in Hobart at MyState Bank Arena on Sunday 10 December when his long-awaited Back Live tour hits our shores this year. This is the first time Harry and his band will perform live in Hobart!
Tickets for this brand-new show go on sale at 11am on Friday 28 July from TICKETEK.
Tasmanians are invited to join Harry and his band as they celebrate the transformative power of live music with a 7-city national tour, showcasing songs from across his entire career-spanning catalogue of hits, from originals to standards and everything in between.
Harry Connick, Jr. Australian Tour Dates
➢ Sunday 3 December PERTH, RAC Arena
➢ Tuesday 5 December ADELAIDE, Festival Theatre
➢ Friday 8 December SYDNEY, Aware Super Theatre
➢ Sunday 10 December HOBART, MyState Bank Arena NEW SHOW
➢ Tuesday 12 December BRISBANE, Convention & Exhibition Centre
➢ Friday 15 December CANBERRA, Royal Theatre
➢ Sunday 17 December MELBOURNE, Hamer Hall
➢Monday 18 December MELBOURNE, Hamer Hall
“This is an exciting time for me for many reasons,” Harry Connick, Jr. said of his Australian tour. “It’s no secret that I absolutely love your country – I’ve been touring Australia since the ‘90s, after all but this is my very first time to perform in Hobart and I cannot wait. I’m lucky to be able to do lots of things in my career, but for me, home base is music. All I want to do is uplift audiences and I still get a kick out of performing the songs, that move me to this day, so hopefully people can feel that. If folks leave feeling better than when they came in, then it’s been a great night. I want to give people the best show they have ever seen!”
Paul Dainty AO, President and CEO of TEG Dainty, said: “I’m delighted to announce this brand-new show in Hobart at MyState Bank Arena as part of Harry Connick, Jr.’s national tour. There’s only one Harry, he oozes easy-going charm and approachability, to experience him live with a full band before means the audience is in for a treat. Harry’s rich, mellow vocals, magnificent piano playing and orchestrations, magnetic stage presence and boundless talent make his live shows unmissable. This is one for the whole family. Prepare to be wowed.”
Renee Brown AVM, General Manager of MyState Bank Arena said “We are thrilled to welcome Harry Connick Jr. to MyState Bank Arena and Tasmania. When we undertook our redevelopment, our vision was to create a world-class venue that entices big international acts, and Harry Connick Jr is part of this vision. It has been great to work with Paul Dainty and the Team from TEG Daintyto bring such an amazing performer to the state, something for all to enjoy.”
The foundation of Harry’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where his parents opened a record store. Since he could reach the keys (aged around three), Harry has played piano. His family would regularly head into the French Quarter to listen to music and Harry began sitting in with jazz bands from about the age of nine.
He went on to study music at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and the Manhattan School of Music before releasing his self-titled major label debut for Columbia Records when he was just 19. Then, two years later, Harry’s Grammy-winning soundtrack for 1989’s blockbuster romcom When Harry Met Sally… – which went multi-Platinum and marked the first time he’d performed with a big band –fast-tracked his global career trajectory.
As a pianist, singer, composer, actor and performer, Harry is a cut above, which is why he’s dominated the entertainment sector for over three decades now. He’s debonair, timeless and classy – it seems everyone’s wild about Harry and what’s not to love? Since he first stole our hearts in the late-’80s, Harry – a 3x Grammy and2x Emmy winner and 2 x Tony Award nominee – has sold in excess of 30 million albums thanks to his prodigious voice, piano prowess and knack for orchestrating dynamic arrangements. A singular voice with exceptional interpretive ability, Harry’s quick wit and easy rapport with everyone in his orbit also make his live shows unforgettable.
In 2019,Harry was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And his recent stint on the judging panel for Australian Idol’s revival served to reignite our love for him. Harry and his band definitely missed playing shows while the world shut down and they can’t wait to remind Australian audiences how it’s done come December.
Tickets for this performance go on sale at 11am Friday 28 July from Ticketek