Written by Peter Hackney
Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:23
Liza Minnelli fans across Australia are rejoicing, with tickets to her first local shows in twenty years going on sale today.Tickets to shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth went on sale at 9am today, following last week's limited pre-sale release of tickets to Minnelli’s Sydney Opera House shows.Brisbane Minnelli fan Chris Logan was one of the ecstatic fans who purchased tickets today.Logan, 36, said he and his partner had spent $279 each on tickets to see the gay icon at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on October 30.“It’s not exactly small change, but it’s worth it,” he told SX. “I doubt we’ll be getting the chance to see her again ... This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a living legend.”Minnelli herself said she was “thrilled to pieces” at the prospect of touring Australia.Speaking to SX this morning, the US superstar said: “I’m so excited that I can’t tell you. I cannot put it into words.”Minnelli revealed that despite being one of the world’s most renowned performers, she still got nervous when tickets went on sale.“I get very nervous, because I really want people to come and see the show,” she said.“I’ve got the best show I’ve ever done in store for you!” she exclaimed. “I’m gonna work my butt off and give you everything I’ve got!”The two-and-a-quarter hour show, based on her recent hit Broadway show Liza’s At The Palace will feature many of Minnelli’s personal favourites and signature hits, including ‘Cabaret’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Theme From New York, New York’.The concerts will mark Minnelli’s first visit to Australia since 1989, when she toured Australia with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr in The Ultimate Event.Tickets to Liza Minnelli in Concert ($99 - $302.50) are available now from http://www.ticketek.com.au/ and http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ (Sydney shows only).The tour itinerary is as follows:Friday, October 16 – Sydney Opera House, SydneySaturday, October 17 – Sydney Opera House, SydneyTuesday, October 20 – Burswood Dome, Perth Friday, October 23 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, AdelaideSunday, October 25 – Rod Laver Arena, MelbourneFriday, October 30 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, BrisbaneFor more information, visit http://sxnews.e-p.net.au/news/liza-tickets-released-5433.html#mce_temp_url#.