RocKwiz announce special national tour to celebrate 50 years of Mushroom music

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RocKwiz announce special national tour to celebrate 50 years of Mushroom music

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RocKwiz Salutes Mushroom 50 will be a special live series of RocKwiz shows, to honour all the massive hits that the Australian music company have launched over the last five decades.

It’s time to put your trivia hats on, freshen up your rock music knowledge, and practice your go-to karaoke jam – Julia Zemiro, Brian Nankervis, Dugald McAndrew, and the RocKwiz OrKestra are hitting the road this year with a special series of live shows to celebrate fifty years of Mushroom Group and some of the greatest Australian artists of all time.

In collaboration with the Mushroom Group – Australia’s largest independent entertainment group covering touring, record labels, publishing, merchandising, booking agencies, film and television production and creative services from Australian music legend Michael Gudinski, AM – the Australian music institution will be bringing RocKwiz Salutes Mushroom 50 to Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, honouring the massive songs of Australia’s greatest independent music company.

RocKwiz Salutes Mushroom 50

Wednesday 21 June Astor Theatre Perth
Friday, 30 June Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane
Friday, 7 July Enmore Theatre Sydney
Wednesday, 2 August Palais Theatre Melbourne

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Expect a delightful journey through the best of Australian music history, filled with backroom tales, special guest appearances and the unique combination of music, humour and quiz brilliance that RocKwiz is famous for. What’s more, it’ll depart the traditional pub setting for some of the finest theatres Australia has to offer.


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‘It is an honour to be part of Mushroom’s 50th birthday celebrations. The stories of a 21-year-old Michael Gudinski starting this company are wonderful and have always held me in their thrall. Rockwiz salutes Mushroom will take you on that journey with stories, tributes, and the power of some of the best music our country has produced,” said Julia.

Fans can expect a joyous celebration of all things Mushroom from the Sunbury years through to Skyhooks, Split Enz, Paul Kelly, Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes and Vance Joy.

“Mushroom acts have been a constant source of inspiration for RocKwiz since we began … in terms of the questions we ask, or the artists that we feature … so to celebrate this iconic organisation is a thrill and an honour,” said Brian.

“My overflowing music collection, on singles, albums or CDs, is dominated by Mushroom acts who’ve been given the encouragement and support essential to continue lighting our lives and keeping us dancing. RocKwiz and Mushroom… rock and roll nirvana,” he continued.

Tickets are on sale Monday 1 May (12pm AEST) via Ticketmaster and Ticketek. RocKwiz members pre-sale starts Thursday 27 April (1pm AEST), while the venue and ticketing pre-sale kicks off Friday 28 April (1pm AEST). For more information visit