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About Rick Astley
Lennard Promotions and Max TV present the return of the incomparable Rick Astley on his Together Forever Australian 2014 Tour.
After thrilling Australian crowds in 2012 Rick Astley is back with his amazing band to deliver another run of shows across the country featuring all the massive global hits that have made him a household name and a few musical surprises along the way. As a special thrill for fans in Sydney and Melbourne Rick has invited his good friends Wa Wa Nee along as special guests to really bring back the golden 80’s feeling to these two special shows.
Wa Wa Nee stormed the Australian charts in 1986 with their platinum selling, self-titled debut album which spawned the top 40 hits Stimulation and Sugar Free. Wa Wa Nee's infectious brand of funk laced pop captured the energy of the times and saw the group become favourites on the local scene and delivering a further two top 40 singles with the tracks Can't Control Myself, and So Good.
Rick Astley was born on February 6, 1966 in the North of England and was brought up in a small coal-mining town called Newton-Le-Willows. The youngest of 4 children, Rick followed in his mother’s footsteps with his passion for music. After finding local success with a band comprising of school chums called FBI Astley was offered a deal sans his schoolboy group with hit-making producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman, it was from this point Rick Astley trajectory went stellar.
With hits including Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You Need Somebody, When I Fall In Love, Together Forever, She Wants To Dance With Me and Cry For Help Rick has sold over 40 million records. Initially teaming up with the aforementioned production wonder team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman, Rick's first 8 singles made the UK top 10 and his smash hit Never Gonna Give You Up was number 1 in 25 countries across the globe. Thanks to the “Rickrolling” phenomenon which saw Never Gonna Give You Up viewed by hundreds of millions of people, Rick is one of the most recognisable, and indeed loved singers on the planet.