Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are delighted to announce the return of Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and best-selling author Richard Marx as he brings his 9-date ‘The Songwriter Tour’ to Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2023.
Having last toured Australia in 2018 and New Zealand in the 90s (!), ‘The Songwriter Tour’ will play Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland before Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Penrith and Perth.
Richard Marx is a cultural touchstone, whose influence remains steadfast in pop culture today having written and performed some of the most indelible hits of the late ’80s and early ’90s, ‘Endless Summer Nights’, ‘Hold on to the Nights’, ‘Should’ve Known Better’, ‘Don’t Mean Nothing’ and ‘Right Here Waiting’.
Marx’s unwavering talent has led him to a string of triumphs through classics ‘Right Here Waiting’ which reached #1 status in both Australia and New Zealand and ‘Hazard’, also peaking at #1 in Australia and #7 in New Zealand. With a loyal following Down Under, Marx has enjoyed eight Top 40 Hits in Australia along with other smash singles such as the hauntingly beautiful ‘Now and Forever’, ‘Angelia’, ‘Take This Heart’ and ‘Satisfied’.
Marx’s sophomore album Repeat Offender, featuring the singles ‘Right Here Waiting’, ‘Angelia’ and ‘Satisfied’, peaked at #1 in Australia, surpassing Double Platinum album sales and #3 in New Zealand with Gold status.
Today, Marx releases his thirteenth studio album, the multi-genre-spanning Songwriter (available now via BMG Australia – here), detailing several decades of his discography and songwriting accolades across pop music, rock, country music and ballads.
The new album’s first single ‘Same Heartbreak Different Day’ was co-written with Lucas Marx (Katy Perry, Tyron Hapi) and Michael Jade (Little Big Town, Andy Grammer) – listen here. Songwriter also features the released singles ‘One Day Longer’, co-written with Keith Urban and ‘Shame On You’, co-written with his son Jesse Marx.