Linda Ronstadt Songbook NZ Regional Tour
Linda Ronstadt Songbook NZ Regional Tour - Supporting
This tour supports The Shake It Up Foundation for Parkinsons Disease
Bloom joins the likes of Australian Television presenter Liz Cantor, TV personality Sally Obermeder and fellow artist Peter Byrne (Neil Diamond performer) as an official ambassador for the foundation and will utilise her shows to raise funds for the foundation.
5th - Globe Theatre Palmerston
Saturday April 6th - Upper Hutt Cossie Club
Sunday April 7th - Carterton Events Centre
+ Special guest
Sponsored by Kingdom Music - Hutt City
Linda Ronstadt is a name
familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is
one of the world’s best-selling artists of all
Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG.
Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally.
She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award.
She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including – Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.
In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.
Expect to hear tracks that made up the 1979 tour set list including timeless hits as Blue Bayou, When Will I Be Loved, It’s So Easy, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, That’ll Be The Day, Just One Look, Back In The U.S.A, Poor Poor Pitiful Me and many more.
Constantly feeling she was born in to the wrong generation, for Bloom, this tour is as personal as it gets.
Bloom has a feverish connection with the decades of
the 60’s and 70’s and has a strong urge to bring Linda
Ronstadt and the music that is her legacy to the future
generations, embracing and reinvigorating Linda’s rich
musical history and the architecture she has left on the
It is widely known that Linda was forced to retire from singing in 2009 as a result of Parkinson’s disease. Subsequently, Bloom is lending her voice with this tour to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease supporting the Shake It Up Australia Foundation’s quest to find a cure – a foundation that is partnered with The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Bloom joins the likes of Television presenter Liz Cantor, TV personality Sally Obermeder and fellow artist Peter Byrne (Neil Diamond performer) as an official ambassador for the foundation and will utilise her shows to raise funds for the foundation.
“I am very honoured to be an ambassador for
Shake It Up Australia,” says Bloom. “I not only get to
perform the songs of one of my all-time favourite artists,
Linda Ronstadt, but at the same time raise funds and
awareness for Parkinson's disease in a hope to find better
treatments and ultimately a cure for Australian's and their
families living with Parkinson's”.
Bloom has had heads turning and has been gaining International critical acclaim with her effortless soulful vocal resonance of power vocalists Adele and Amy Winehouse with her Adele & Amy Songbook tour.
She has been described as “one of Australia’s finest vocalists” and Six-Time Golden Guitar Award Winning singer/songwriter Melinda Schneider describing her as “the next generation of amazing vocalists!”
As Linda did to Australian audiences in 1979, come and be charmed by the Australian vocal powerhouse that is Bloom and celebrate all that is Linda Ronstadt.
Donations can be made for Shake It Up Australia via collection tins at each of Bloom’s shows or online at www.bloomofficial.com.au