Never Mind The Buzzers: RocKwiz Live! is back with Brian, Julia and the RocKwiz OrKestra heading on the road

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Never Mind The Buzzers: RocKwiz Live! is back with Brian, Julia and the RocKwiz OrKestra heading on the road

Image Credit: Andrius Lipsys
Words by Staff Writer

The RocKwiz gang are back on buses, trains, planes and automobiles and coming to a theatre near you - quite literally as they cover 34 Australian towns.

For 15 seasons, Julia Zemiro, Brain Nankervis, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra entertained us with the televised rock quiz to rule them all. In 2010, the TV show took to the stage, inviting audiences in to the chaotic set for RocKWiz Live! which they have now toured relentlessly to most stages in the country.

RocKwiz Live! Tour Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 October 2024 – Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW
  • Wednesday, 9 October 2024 – Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo NSW
  • Friday, 11 October 2024 – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth NSW
  • Saturday, 12 October 2024 – Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie NSW
  • Sunday, 13 October 2024 – Saraton Theatre, Grafton NSW
  • Tuesday, 15 October and Wednesday, 16 October 2024 – The Art House, Wyong NSW
  • Saturday, 19 October 2024 – Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS
  • Wednesday, 23 October 2024 – Riverside Theatre, Parramatta NSW
  • Thursday, 24 October 2024 – The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre, Sutherland NSW
  • Friday, 25 October 2024 – Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra NSW
  • Saturday, 26 October 2024 – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
  • Tuesday, 29 October 2024 – Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville QLD
  • Thursday, 31 October 2024 – Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns QLD
  • Tuesday, 5 November 2024 – Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton QLD
  • Wednesday, 6 November 2024 – Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg QLD
  • Thursday, 7 November 2024 – The Events Centre, Caloundra QLD
  • Friday, 8 November 2024 – HOTA Theatre, Gold Coast QLD
  • Saturday, 9 November 2024 – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
  • Sunday, 10 November 2024 – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD
  • Thursday, 14 November 2024 – Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston VIC
  • Friday, 15 November 2024 – Costa Hall, Geelong VIC
  • Saturday, 16 November 2024 – West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul VIC
  • Sunday, 17 November 2024 – Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC
  • Thursday, 21 November 2024 – Civic Theatre, Newcastle VIC
  • Saturday, 23 November 2024 – Canberra Theatre, Canberra ACT
  • Sunday, 24 November 2024 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
  • Tuesday, 26 November 2024 – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury VIC
  • Wednesday, 27 November 2024 – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo VIC
  • Thursday, 28 November 2024 – Ballarat Civic Hall, Ballarat VIC
  • Friday, 29 November 2024 – Palais Theatre, St Kilda VIC
  • Saturday, 30 November 2024 – Swan Hill Soundshell, Swan Hill VIC
  • Tuesday, 3 December 2024 – Chaffey Theatre, Renmark SA
  • Wednesday, 4 December 2024 – Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie SA
  • Thursday, 5 December 2024 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide SA

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Australia’s premiere Rock n Roll Trivia show takes the pub trivia night and adds leather, leopard print and a whole lot of attitude in the most outrageous night of musical and comedic treats. At this point RocKwiz Live! is an institution, with sold-out concerts across the country and added extras of the annual RocKWiz’s Really Really Good Friday at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, a fixture of the years event calendar, and their permanent position on the Delta Stage at Bluesfest being a major draw card for the annual Byron Bay blues and roots festival.

Why wouldn’t it be when the makeup includes Brain’s hilarious contestant selection process kicking of the hilarity as he scopes out audience members rock knowledge (and any additional singing and dancing skills they may have), before the show even starts! The top scoring members go on to be the contestants, seated alongside famous and up and coming musicians for a magical night of music and trivia. It all climaxes in a final score with duets and ensemble performances.

Of the return Julia Zemiro says, “Getting back on the road and touring around the country is what RocKwiz does best! If life is all getting a bit much, and you need to have a laugh and hear some fabulous music, come join us! We guarantee we’ll make you feel better.”

“So excited to be doing this big run of RocKwiz shows! ‘On The Road Again’, ‘Roadhouse Blues’, ‘Hit The Road Jack’, ‘Freeway Of Love’ … you know the tour bus will be rocking!” adds Brian Nankervis.

“There’s something very special about being on the road, playing beautiful theatres with a travelling company of artists, inviting audience members to be part of the action. On a RocKwiz tour, performing night after night, the shows develop and consolidate, but also twist and turn. We’re constantly refining, evaluating the shows in hotel rooms and airport lounges. Late night singalongs might be rehearsed the next afternoon and performed that night. There’s nothing quite like a RocKwiz show.

“It’s a thrill to travel around Australia with this show we love. See you in the foyer!”

The Victorian list includes Frankston Arts Centre, Costa Hall in Geelong, West Gippsland Arts Centre, Gippland Performing Arts Centre, Civic Theatre, Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, Ballarat Civic Hall, Palais Theatre in St Kilda and Swan Hill Soundshell. The tour kicks off 8 October and concluded in Adelaide on Thursday 5 December.

Tickets to the outrageously fun concert quiz commence at 10am AEST, Friday 10 May via Presale tickets are available via the RocKwiz Kwizlist from Thursday 9 May at 10am AEST. Click here to register.