F1 Rocks™ the series of global live music events staged alongside Formula One™ races in partnership with McManus Entertainment, Australia and in association with the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, is very proud to announce that global superstar Lenny Kravitz will kick off the Formula One 2012 season by performing his first ever F1 Rocks™ in Melbourne concerts in Australia for two nights at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 2012. In his first Australian tour in 18 years, Lenny Kravitz will be supported by Irish band The Cranberries and Australia’s own Indie-Rockers Wolfmother. The event will provide a perfect frame for the first Formula 1™ race of the season – held at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit from 15th-18th March 2012.
Kravitz, the multi-award winning American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide since his landmark debut album ‘Let Love Rule’ in 1989. Kravitz, known for his elaborate stage performances has written many memorable songs including ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’, ‘Fly Away’ and ‘It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over’, amongst many others. His most recent album ‘Black and White America’ was released in the Summer of 2011. Irish rock band The Cranberries, fronted by singer Dolores O’Riordan, can count themselves as one of the most successful rock acts of the 90’s, selling over 15 million albums in the United States alone. Their debut album ‘Everybody’s Doing It, So Why Can’t we?’ was a huge commercial success for the band, earning them fans worldwide. Their forthcoming album ‘Roses’ will be released in February2012.
Critically acclaimed Sydney based indie-rockers Wolfmother burst onto the international rock scene in 2005 with their self-titled debut album. Since then the band has accumulated many awards, including a Grammy for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’ in 2007. ‘F1 Rocks in Melbourne’ will produce various TV packages to be distributed to international broadcasters and local networks to a global TV audience of in excess of 50 Million viewers in over 120 territories worldwide. The packages will offer a glamorous fast paced mix of entertainment, sport, fashion, celebrity and lifestyle, including live performances from the F1 Rocks™ stage.
Andrew McManus said “I’m extremely proud to be presenting such respected artists, at an event infused with such energy and excitement that promises to be a great day for everyone involved. It truly do believe that it’s a great pleasure to be presenting this tour.”
McManus Entertainment is an International touring company, guided by the experience and skill of Andrew McManus. Andrew McManus presents both local and international music acts.
McManus Entertainment is an International touring company, guided by the experience and skill of Andrew McManus. Andrew McManus presents both local and international music acts. Andrew McManus toured several major artists including: KISS, Luciano Pavarotti, Chaka Khan, The Divinyls, Def Leppard, Blondie, The Beach Boys, Eros Ramazzotti, Diana Ross, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue and many more.
The company has had ongoing success through multiple sell-out shows, by many nationally acclaimed artists such as: Fleetwood Mac, Meatloaf, Andrea Bocelli and more.