Weekend What’s On – Rick Astley

Posted on 29th Jul 2012 by ian under Weekend What's On | No Comments »

Wow, it’s 25 years since “Never Gonna Give You Up” was 1987’s biggest selling single worldwide, going #1 in 25 countries.  Rick’s first 8 singles went UK Top 10 and 40 million records sales saw the young lad set up for an early retirement in 1993… Roll on to 2008 and the viral meme phenomenon of ‘Rickrollin’ which saw millions of people viewing his first big hit… and this was the catalyst to get Rick thinking about returning to the stage.  He was 27 when he retired to become a house-husband and raise daughter, Emilie… she’s all grown up now, and at 46, Rick is still young enough to embark on an exciting second ‘career’.  Tour venue and dates are:

Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane – November 18, 7:30pm

Canberra Theatre, Canberra – November 21, 8:00pm

Enmore Theatre, Sydney – November 25, 8:00pm

Palace Theatre, Melbourne (formerly The Metro) – November 30, 7:30pm