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SHEILA E. (USA - Meredith Festival Sideshow) Tickets
7:00pm, Wed 7th December, 2016
170 Russell, MELBOURNE, VIC
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SHEILA E: 9PM - 10:30PM
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Iconic singer-songwriter, percussionist and long-time Prince collaborator, Sheila E. today confirms Australian tour dates for December. Along with an already-announced Meredith Music Festival appearance, Sheila E. will take the stage at Melbourne's 170 Russell on Wednesday 7 th December and Sydney's Metro Theatre on Sunday 11th December for her first Australian performances since 2010.
For four decades, Sheila E. has been an influential and dynamic force on the international music stage, with seven studio albums under her belt, along with multiple Grammy Awards, American Music Awards and MTV Music Award nominations. She's the musical soulmate of Prince; drummer, co-writer and Musical Director for his band.
Her debut solo album 'The Glamorous Life', released in 1984 and produced by Prince, garnered Sheila E. international acclaim, with the lead single of the same name topping the American Dance Charts for two consecutive weeks on release. Watch an incredible live performance here.
Widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world, Sheila E. features on some of Prince's greatest recordings, including Purple Rain, Let's Go Crazy and Sign O' The Times, and over the years has collaborated with the likes of Beyonce, Lionel Richie, Ringo Starr, Jennifer Lopez, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper and many more. In February 2012, Sheila E. performed alongside Pharrell Williams and German composer Hans Zimmer at the Academy Awards. She continued her collaboration with Hans Zimmer this year, providing drums for the orchestral soundtrack to Hollywood blockbuster film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
A dynamic and mesmerising performer, Sheila E. is a live performer like no other, moving between front-of- stage vocals, guitar and drums. With rhythm and soul flowing through her veins, Sheila E. has captivated crowds with her dynamic personality, unparalleled talent and abundant passion for what she does, weaving a fusion of pop, R&B, Latin jazz and funk into her live performances.
Watch Sheila E.'s epic Prince tribute at this year's BET Awards here.
Check out Sheila E.'s huge drum solo on the Late Show with David Letterman here.
'Girl Meets Boy' is the stunning lead single from Sheila E.'s forthcoming album 2CD set, due for release later this year. The song reflects on the story of how she met friend, former fiance and long-time collaborator and touring partner, Prince. Watch the 'Girl Meets Boy' music video here.
On her Australian dates, Sheila E. will showcase a selection of brand new songs and crowd favourites, from a career spanning more than forty years.
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