Abstract Touring presents

JPY: 50 Years Young

The Anniversary Tour

Friday 3 June 2022 | 8pm

*** Due to restrictions and border closures in response to COVID 19, this show has been rescheduled to Friday 3 June 2022. Tickets for the previously scheduled date are now valid for the rescheduled dates. Please check your email for further information regarding your tickets, or contact our Box Office with any questions. ***

The 1970’s Australian music scene could have been a whole lot different if it hadn’t been for a “sliding door” moment in the Young family’s emigration out of Scotland.

John’s parents were first offered Canada, but his Mum said an emphatic, NO! After Scotland, I’m not going anywhere cold.

This decision set in motion a career for John Paul Young that now spans 50 years and it’s being celebrated in the JPY 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour.

Just imagine if Simon Napier Bell hadn’t been able to invite John to sing on Pasadena, which later linked him with Harry Vanda & George Young to record Love is in the Air, Yesterday’s Hero, I Hate the Music and a myriad of other hits. Australian music owes a lot to John’s Mum and her insistence for a life in warmer climes.

JPY 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour, will take you on that journey in songs and stories from Glasgow, Scotland to the shores of Australia and back around the world again, as John performs the songs that brought him national and international stardom.

John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music's history, with over 4 million worldwide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012 John received an Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to charity and the music industry.

From John's first release with Pasadena, in 1972, he then went on to become the un-official co-presenter alongside Molly Meldrum on ABC TV's Countdown and to the present day he has been a constant presence on the live music scene, in theatre with roles in the original Jesus Christ Superstar, Shout - The Johnny O'Keefe Story, Leader of the Pack - The Ellie Greenwich Story and most recently, Grease, The Musical. A stint in radio at NEWFM Newcastle, saw him top the rating in Breakfast, Mornings and Afternoon time slots. And, he’s still the reigning King of Pop, since he was the last to receive the crown in 1978.

The Allstar Band features Warren "The Pig" Morgan, a founding member of The Allstar Band, who cut his teeth in the original Aztecs and who has been with John since the beginning. He has been joined over the years by Greg Plimmer (Drums), Michael "China" Walker (Keyboards & Guitar), Paul Kirtley (percussion), Donnie Whitworth (Bass) and rejoining the band after 34 years and an ongoing successful solo career is, Floyd Vincent (aka Greg Patterson) on guitar.

At this point we would like to pay tribute to our brother in arms, Ronnie "Rockwell T James" Peel, the other founding member of The Allstar Band, who we lost earlier this year and also, great thanks for many years of devoted service to Juan Gonzales, who has set his sights on returning to the Philippines to endure a semi-retirement of sun, sea and endless cocktails.

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Running Time

Approx. 2 hr 30 mins

Recommended For

All Ages

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Ticket Price

$49.95 - $59.95

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*** Due to restrictions and border closures in response to COVID 19, this show has been rescheduled to Friday 3 June 2022. Tickets for the previously scheduled date are now valid for the rescheduled dates. Please check your email for further information regarding your tickets, or contact our Box Office with any questions. ***

The 1970’s Australian music scene could have been a whole lot different if it hadn’t been for a “sliding door” moment in the Young family’s emigration out of Scotland.

John’s parents were first offered Canada, but his Mum said an emphatic, NO! After Scotland, I’m not going anywhere cold.

This decision set in motion a career for John Paul Young that now spans 50 years and it’s being celebrated in the JPY 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour.

Just imagine if Simon Napier Bell hadn’t been able to invite John to sing on Pasadena, which later linked him with Harry Vanda & George Young to record Love is in the Air, Yesterday’s Hero, I Hate the Music and a myriad of other hits. Australian music owes a lot to John’s Mum and her insistence for a life in warmer climes.

JPY 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour, will take you on that journey in songs and stories from Glasgow, Scotland to the shores of Australia and back around the world again, as John performs the songs that brought him national and international stardom.

John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music's history, with over 4 million worldwide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012 John received an Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to charity and the music industry.

From John's first release with Pasadena, in 1972, he then went on to become the un-official co-presenter alongside Molly Meldrum on ABC TV's Countdown and to the present day he has been a constant presence on the live music scene, in theatre with roles in the original Jesus Christ Superstar, Shout - The Johnny O'Keefe Story, Leader of the Pack - The Ellie Greenwich Story and most recently, Grease, The Musical. A stint in radio at NEWFM Newcastle, saw him top the rating in Breakfast, Mornings and Afternoon time slots. And, he’s still the reigning King of Pop, since he was the last to receive the crown in 1978.

The Allstar Band features Warren "The Pig" Morgan, a founding member of The Allstar Band, who cut his teeth in the original Aztecs and who has been with John since the beginning. He has been joined over the years by Greg Plimmer (Drums), Michael "China" Walker (Keyboards & Guitar), Paul Kirtley (percussion), Donnie Whitworth (Bass) and rejoining the band after 34 years and an ongoing successful solo career is, Floyd Vincent (aka Greg Patterson) on guitar.

At this point we would like to pay tribute to our brother in arms, Ronnie "Rockwell T James" Peel, the other founding member of The Allstar Band, who we lost earlier this year and also, great thanks for many years of devoted service to Juan Gonzales, who has set his sights on returning to the Philippines to endure a semi-retirement of sun, sea and endless cocktails.

Location

Auditorium

Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins (incl interval)

Schedule of Shows
  • Friday 3 June 2022, 8pm
Prices
  • Member/Group 10+: $54.95
  • Adult: $59.95
  • Concession/Child (2 - 18)/Student: $49.95
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  • Member: $48
  • Regular: $52
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Otherwise, light refreshments are available from Encore Café and bar, one hour before show time.

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Ticket Transaction Fees

  • Counter Sales: no transaction fee 
  • Online Bookings: $2.65 per transaction 
  • Telephone Bookings: $6.10 per transaction 
  • Postage (if required): $5.20 per order

Booking terms and conditions

Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

Discounts

BABES IN ARMS
Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

CHILDREN
We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

STUDENTS
If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

UNDER 30 TICKETS
Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

Rights of Entry

COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

LATECOMERS
If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

MOBILE PHONES
Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

STANDING IN SEATS
Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

ZERO TOLERANCE
Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

DRESS CODE
Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.