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Professional Photos From Mariah's Australian Tour
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 13-Jan-2013, 9:36PM EST
Professional photos from Mariah's concert in Sydney, Australia, on January 3, 2013 are now available at the Allphones Arena's Facebook page. Shot by photographer Glenn Pokorny, the set also includes photos of Nick Cannon's DJ segment.

Photographer Naomi Rahim shot photos of the Melbourne, Australia show at Etihad Stadium on January 5, 2013. Her set also includes photos of Nick Cannon & opening act Andrew De Silva, as well as a picture of the setlist. Check out Naomi's photos at LifeMusicMedia.

Full Audio: Mariah's Australian Tour 2013
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 07-Jan-2013, 12:00PM EST
Below, download audio files of Mariah's complete 2013 Australian tour. You can download individual songs, or each show as a whole. Our thanks to the YouTube users credited for sharing their recordings of the concerts.

JANUARY 1, 2013

04. MY ALL
10. HERO

JANUARY 3, 2013

04. MY ALL
13. HERO

JANUARY 5, 2013

04. MY ALL
12. HERO
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A Diva To Love, Just Not Enough Of Her
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 06-Jan-2013, 10:18PM EST
If you've taken the time to click on this article and read about Mariah Carey's recent Sydney show there are a few things you probably want to know right away:

1. "The voice" is still in tact. It's epic, it's huge, it's everything you would think it should be and then some. From the belty climax of "Hero" to that signature Mariah squeal that pierces the finales of songs like "Emotions," it's all there and showing little sign of wear. Just: wow.

2. People still love Mariah Carey. Actually love her. In fact, the 20-ish bloke sat next to Time Out decided he would scream this several times during the show - and he too could do the Mariah squeal. Excerpt from about midway through "Hero," the pre-encore show closer: “Oh my God, this is happening. She’s singing "Hero." I love you Mariah… I actually do. She has to hear me say this…" And then poof, he was gone… presumably to tell her.

3. It may be a self-aware act or she may just be car-razy (in a great way), but Mariah Carey actually says things like: "If someone doesn’t get me a glass of champagne in one-point-five seconds everyone is fired." This after she took a bite of Vegemite on stage. (Our friend next to us did not approve: "Don’t do it Mariah -  it’s nasty.")

What did we think of the actual show?

If you’re a "Lamb" - a fan of Ms Carey - then you would have been in field-of-green-grass heaven. Carey was in full diva mode at Allphones, emerging from behind a screen in a shimmering, super-sheer dress looking ridiculously good; she stroked her hair all night like nobody’s business; and she brought a little girl on stage - a six-year-old named Mariah too - for the now requisite "huge star talks to cute kid" routine. And it was all very adorable.

And as we said earlier, there's that voice. We were digging it hugely on throwback renditions of "Always Be My Baby" and "Emotions," but even on her less vocally demanding recent gear – Emancipation of Mimi tracks like "Touch My Body" and the career-reviving "It’s Like That" - Carey sounded great.

She was also great with the audience. Sure, her stories rambled, but that’s the diva schtick - she's got all the time in the world, so pull up a stool and prepare to be regaled by a zig-zaggy tale of koala-hugging in the Gold Coast. (We think). Speaking of seating, to see Mariah Carey attempting to sit on a Roccoco-style lounge in that tiny dress while remaining "a lady" was something to behold.

When Carey was on stage, the show was gold. The problem was that she wasn’t on stage enough. There were long exits for pointless costume changes, stretches of filler with her dancers and a song from her backup singer Trey Lorenz (with whom she performed her cover of "I'll Be There"). In all, we'd guess she herself was on stage for a little over an hour - disappointing given that fans had to wait a long time for the show to start, sitting through an admittedly spirited DJ set from Mr Carey, Nick Cannon.
But we guess that's all part and parcel of being a diva. And all the little Lambs at Allphones Arena didn’t seem to mind at all.  
Source: Timeout Sydney | Guofeng

Noise11: Mariah in Melbourne
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 06-Jan-2013, 11:55AM EST
A lot has been made of Mariah Carey's last couple of shows. Her Gold Coast show was plagued with sound problems and poor reviews popped up for both her Gold Coast and Sydney shows. I am here to tell you not to believe the tall-poppy-cutting hype.

Mariah Carey's enormous stage glowed with a glittering butterfly briefly before the diva entered the stage to play her "theme" Can't Take That Away via what looked like the bedroom of an Egyptian pharaoh appearing through a gap in the screen. "Melbourne, I've waited a long time for this" she said as the screens turned to a downpour of glitter (look, there was a lot of glitter, okay?). It had been fourteen years since she last entered a stage in the city.

The first thing I noticed is that this show was definitely not "flawless" as a rushed press release issued in damage-control after poor Gold Coast reviews claimed the Sydney show was. "Flawless". I had read the press release the day before the show hit Melbourne and expected disappointment. "Great," I thought. "Another pop show more choreographed than the ballet with as much emotion as a bag full of rocks." But much to my surprise, Mariah Carey doesn't do flawless. Not to take away from her well-documented incredible vocal gymnastic abilities, but just a handful of times throughout the 90 minute show she wouldn't quite hit a note or she would have to catch her breath or even just giggle into the microphone. It was these flaws that made this show actually feel like we were watching a real musician on stage with real personality. Carey's performance hadn't fallen into the stale ditch that so many pop performers seem destined to find themselves in - especially those who seek out stardom in the inoffensive pop your grandmother would approve of like Mariah Carey.

Though she did give the occasional nod to the modern music world - during the song My All, which Carey had introduced with an apology for canceling a Melbourne show during her 1998 tour due to illness, the synth-heavy backing band played tribute to Skrillex with a bit of "wub-wub-wub" as each dancer took a dance-solo in the remixed outro - much of the show was a nostalgic trip back to early 90s R&B-tinged pop and it showed in the audience who seemed to consist entirely of people aged between 30 and 40.

It wasn't just the songs that made this such an enjoyable show though. It was the quirks that come with putting a microphone in front of Carey's mouth. "Yes I know we have to move on, I just want this thing!" she shouted at a faceless person off stage presumably talking to her in her earpiece. She refused to continue until someone had brought her"this thing" a fan had given her earlier in the day. While we waited, she sang an a capella chorus of her song Thanks For Nothing after a fan in the front row had asked for it with their homemade banner and watched her fumble around telling someone backstage to hurry up. Eventually, a small object was brought to her. "Someone gave me this," she said hiding the as-yet-unidentified object in her hand. "I'm not going to do any endorsements, but maybe I'll just take a little sip." She let the cameras get a shot of the distinct VB logo plastered on the can she was holding and the crowd cheered. Who had expected to ever witness Mariah Carey taking a sip of VB in their lifetime? With a scrunched up face she laughed and said "I'm not really much of a beer drinker," and handed it back. It was moments like these that made the show entertaining.

Carey's long-time backing singer Trey Lorenz took centre stage for a duet the pair first did in 1992 as part of her MTV Unplugged album - The Jackson 5's I'll Be There. After that, Carey left the stage for a costume change while Lorenz sang Michael Jackson's Rock With You before introducing the band while they played an instrumental version of Prince's Let's Go Crazy complete with a nod to The Isley Brothers' Shout. "Dearly beloved, we are here to celebrate this thing called 2013!" he said in a slightly dorky fashion.

The set was noticeably lacking some of her biggest hits (including Heartbreaker and Fantasy) but her biggest - Hero - was much appreciated by the crowd. During other shows, this was the end of the main set, but not here. "We have to hurry up. They are very strict about their curfew here," she told the crowd, so straight into the encore she went. We Belong Together closed the show, complete with glitter cannons.

2013 marks 23 years since Mariah Carey's first single. That's a long time in pop diva years. I have to be honest, I hadn't spent much of those 23 years paying any attention to her, but after last night, even a jaded rock-pig like myself can appreciate why this instantly lovable, quirky and supremely talented performer is still around. Ain't nobody can sing like Mariah Carey and I'm glad I got the chance just once in my life to not only hear her hit those high notes, but really know that I was hearing her hit them then and there. I am not inspired to go and listen to her entire back catalogue, but I do find myself with a newfound respect for her. Mariah Carey, you're okay with me.
Source: Noise11

Mariah's Audience Photo in Melbourne, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 05-Jan-2013, 6:44PM EST
At Mariah's concert in Melbourne, Australia, one of her team members took a picture of her posing with the audience in the background. Mariah has shared the photo. Check it out below!

Last night in Melbourne with my amazing fans! Thank you Australia, I love you!!! --MC
Source: Mariah via Facebook

Updated: Download Audio of Mariah in Sydney, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 05-Jan-2013, 4:59PM EST
Our post "Download Audio: Mariah Live in Sydney, Australia" from last night has been updated to include the previously unavailable performance of "Shake It Off."

Click here to view the post and download the songs.
Source: MariahDailyJournal

Review/Photos: Mariah "Wows" Sydney
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 05-Jan-2013, 3:58PM EST
The last time Mariah Carey put her high heels on Australian soil, she was promoting a little album called Butterfly. That was back in 1998, when Mimi ruled the charts and airwaves with an iron fist. While her star still shines as bright as ever, the future American Idol judge has spent the last few years concentrating on family rather than chasing hits. Not that Australia seems to have noticed. Despite the 15-year leave of absence, MC's show at Sydney's All Phones Arena sold out in four minutes. Other dates were subsequently added, and the pop legend suddenly found herself on a mini-tour instead of the originally-intended sunny vacation.

I've been following Mimi's Aussie adventure as part of the press junket since it began on New Year's Day with an intimate show on the Gold Coast (a resort town in Queensland, for you non-Aussies). What seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2013, and Mariah's long-anticipated return, turned out to be something of a misfire. The gorgeous 42-year-old sounded incredible - hitting notes not heard since her '90s hey-day - but the show was plagued by technical issues. There was a problem with the microphone in MC's ear and she let everyone know about it. At every available opportunity.

At first, the Lamb Whisperer's antics were hilarious and warmly embraced by the crowd. But by the time she started freestyling about not being able to hear and left the stage mid-song due to obvious frustration, it started to wear a bit thin. There were many wonderful moments - her festive medley and our unexpected introduction to Dem Babies stand out as highlights. But the quips about lighting, ill-fitting costumes and sore feet eventually took their toll. It didn't help that several songs were cut from the set list due to the sound malfunction. As one punter diplomatically put it: "At least she was better than Whitney" - a reference to Nippy's disastrous 2010 Australian tour. Not exactly a ringing endorsement.

Maybe jet lag or the tiny venue burst Mariah's bubble on the Gold Coast, because a completely different woman wowed Sydney last night. Pop's Christmas Queen exuded happiness and calm, interacting with the audience like the members were old friends, and only occasionally playing up to her diva reputation with a comedic demand. There were exciting additions to the set list. She even looked different, moving around the much-bigger stage with complete ease and confidence. It was like mid-'90s Mariah stepped out of a time machine to reclaim her live performance throne.

After Nick Cannon warmed up the crowd with a DJ set that included PSY's "Gangnam Style" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," his wife emerged in a skin-tight, silver mini-dress, singing "Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)." Mimi set the bar high with a pitch-perfect rendition. and was visibly touched by the response she received from the adoring sold-out crowd. She then dusted off a couple of big hits, shimmying to 2008 chart-topper "Touch My Body" and Emancipation Of Mimi mega-hit "Shake It Off." Her dancers did most of the moving, but all eyes were on Nicki Minaj's nemesis as she posed sexily and generally put on a mid-tempo R&B master class.

With the crowd now eating out of her be-jewelled hand, Mariah dialed it back a notch. Her iconic chaise-lounge appeared and she rested her diamante-covered heels while belting out a spine-tingling rendition of enduring fan favorite "My All." Of course, it eventually morphed into a terrible dance remix, but that beautiful ballad was an absolute highlight. If you needed proof that Mariah meant business last night, you got it when she emerged from a costume change - another plunging ensemble that displayed the timeless diva's ample assets - to sing 1991 classic "Emotions." That particular number was missing from the Gold Coast set list, which is a shame, because hearing it live is a thing of great beauty. Mimi hit all the high notes and even unleashed her trademark dog whistle. There might be some local pooches with minor hearing loss this today, but fans couldn't get enough of the superstar's vocal gymnastics.

Next stop on the nostalgic trip down memory lane was "Always Be My Baby," followed by Carey's 1992 MTV Unplugged cover of The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There." It was only appropriate that Mariah invited Trey Lorenz (her original duet partner) to join her. Last night's rendition was every bit as good as their '92 version. After bringing the crowd to their feet with an incredible note, the beaming pop goddess departed for another costume change while Trey entertained the braying Lambs with a cover of Michael Jackson's "Rock With You." He then introduced the band and dancers. While Mariah is a delightful performer, this was the only part of the evening that dragged and felt poorly managed. By the time MC came back, 15 minutes had elapsed - a substantial amount in a 90-minute concert.

At least she returned with a bang. "Obsessed" sounded brilliant live and, visually, Mariah camped it up with sexy poses and hair flicks. She was clearly in fine spirits when she tottered to the front of the stage in skyscraper heels to belt out a medley of vintage hits - "Can't Let Go" and "Love Takes Time" (both absent from the Gold Coast show) - before breaking into "Don't Forget About Us." She even thanked the crowd for making the song a #1 hit in Australia seven years ago, despite the fact that, um, it only reached #12. Another surprise addition to the set list was "It's Like That," her lead Emancipation Of Mimi lead single.

Finally it was time for The Butler actress to have a good chat with the crowd. Mariah brought out an adorable 6-year-old from Melbourne, also called Mariah. She praised the girl's "ensemble" and gave her a Santa's hat with the word LAMB written on it. Mimi then retreated to her trusty chaise-lounge to belt out Butterfly ballad "Close My Eyes," complete with a video collage of childhood photos. It was a beautiful moment that reminded fans how strong the diva's back catalog is. She can sing a 15-year-old album track and still leave the crowd spellbound.

As the show slowly reached its upbeat conclusion, Mariah minced on stage with a jar of Vegemite (Australia's favorite sandwich spread). Let's just say it's an acquired taste, and I'm not entirely sure if the regular Jermaine Dupri collaborator was joking when she quipped: "If someone doesn't bring me a glass of champagne [to wash away the taste] in 1.5 seconds, you're all fired!"

After surviving a brush with the local cuisine, Mimi soldiered on with a soaring rendition of "Hero," belting out her signature tune with confidence and making it a magical moment for the crowd. Fans were still coming to terms with it when MC dashed off-stage and returned for the encore with a glass of bubbles. She closed the set with "We Belong Together," showing off her full range and technical skill.

After the show, I ducked backstage and waited for Mariah to return to her dressing room. A couple of minutes later she trotted past with a gaggle of security guards and was greeted by the loud applause of crew, guests, family and media. She turned around, waved and beamed the million-dollar smile of someone who knows they just nailed it before continuing on her merry way. What a difference two nights can make.

Videos: Mariah's Concert in Melbourne, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 05-Jan-2013, 10:44AM EST



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Mariah Performs in Melbourne, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 05-Jan-2013, 9:50AM EST
Mariah performed at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, January 5, 2013. This was the final concert of her three-show Australian tour.

01. Can't Take That Away (Remix)
02. Touch My Body
03. Shake It Off
04. My All
05. Emotions
• •  Thanx 4 Nothin' (Snippet)
06. Always Be My Baby
07. I'll Be There
08. It's Like That
09. Fly Like a Bird
10. Close My Eyes
11. Hero
12. We Belong Together
Source: MCGeneration

Download Audio: Mariah Live in Sydney, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 04-Jan-2013, 4:54PM EST
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HD Video: Mariah Performs in Sydney, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Friday, 04-Jan-2013, 12:01AM EST
Below, check out some amazing HD videos of Mariah performing at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on January 3, 2013.

Also, please note that our earlier video post has been updated to include almost the full concert.



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Videos: Mariah's Concert in Sydney, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 03-Jan-2013, 1:09PM EST
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Live Updates: Mariah Live in Sydney
Posted by Jonny on Thursday, 03-Jan-2013, 4:00AM EST
Mariah is performing the second of three Australian concerts, at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Can't Take That Away (Triumphant Revival Radio Edit)
Touch My Body
Shake It Off
My All
Always Be My Baby
I'll Be There
Rock With You
Lets Go Crazy
Can't Let Go/Love Takes Time Medley
Don't Forget About Us
It's Like That
Close My Eyes
We Belong Together

• Opening act Andrew De Silva talked about Mariah being not just a singer but a songwriter.

• Live updates are scarce as the fans are really enjoying the show! Sold out crowd of 22,000 and it's said that Mariah's voice is in top shape!

• It is reported that young Mariah Cini (see her story here) has been brought up on stage and Mariah has dedicated "Close My Eyes" to her!


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Fan Photos: Mariah Performs on the Gold Coast
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 02-Jan-2013, 11:24PM EST
Below, see photos taken by fans of Mariah performing at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 1, 2013. Many thanks to Suraj, Pauly and Damien!

Source: Suraj | Pauly | Damien

Photos: Mariah Arrives in Sydney
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 02-Jan-2013, 10:41PM EST
Mariah, Nick and the twins arrive via private jet to Sydney, Australia on January 2, 2013.

Source: Gossip Center

Video: Mariah Talks to Fans; Dem Babies on Stage
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 02-Jan-2013, 9:21AM EST
Below, check out video footage of Mariah with twins Moroccan & Monroe on stage at the Gold Coast on January 1, 2013, as well as footage of her saying hello to fans after the show. Thanks to Moman for sharing the footage with us.


Source: Moman

Videos: Mariah's Gold Coast Concert
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 01-Jan-2013, 3:26PM EST
"Can't Take That Away (Revival Triumphant Club Mix)"

"I'll Be There"

Check out more clips below:

My All
Always Be My Baby
Don't Forget About Us
All I Want For Christmas Is You/Auld Lang Syne
Source: Kyle Robertson | Marlo Perry | YouTube user mariahsmic | YouTube user tania5125

More Photos: Mariah on the Gold Coast
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 01-Jan-2013, 2:53PM EST
Below, check out HQ photos of Mariah's concert at Jupiter's Hotel & Casino on January 1, 2013. These photos were taken by Daniel from the front row!

Source: Daniel

Photos: Mariah Performs on the Gold Coast
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 01-Jan-2013, 8:35AM EST
Check out two HQ photso of Mariah performing at the Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast on January 1, 2013. These photos were posted by Mariah's official Facebook/Twitter pages.

Source: Mariah via Facebook/Twitter

Live Updates: Mariah Live on the Gold Coast
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 01-Jan-2013, 5:00AM EST
The moment Australian fans have been waiting 15 years for is here! It is time for Mariah's concert at the Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast. Many thanks to Chris for sending us photos throughout the show!

01. Can't Take That Away - Dance Mix
02. Touch My Body
03. Shake It Off
04. My All
05. Always Be My Baby
06. I'll Be There
--. Trey Lorenz: Rock With You
07. Obsessed
08. Don't Forget About Us
09. Close My Eyes
10. Hero
11. We Belong Together
12. All I Want For Christmas Is You (Snippet)
13. Auld Lang Syne

• 08:08pm- Anthony Callea is currently on stage performing his opening act. He is talking about how amazing Mariah is.
• 08:57pm- Nick is playing a tribute to Whitney Houston.
• 09:00pm - Nick is playing a series of songs by Michael Jackson, including "Rock With You."
• 09:10pm- Nick is playing Boyz II Men.
• 09:43pm- Nick's set finished with "Loverboy." The crowd is chanting for Mariah!
• 09:48pm- Randy Jackson is warming up the crowd by walking around the centre.
• 09:51pm- Mariah is out on stage!! Opens with "Can't Take That Away" dance mix.
• 10:11pm- After "My All," there is a break in the show. It has been announced that special guests will be coming.
• 10:13pm- The special guests are Roc & Roe! Monroe says hello to the audience.
• 10:16pm- Mariah sings "Always Be My Baby" dedicated to Roc & Roe.
• 10:20pm- Trey is on stage. Next song: "I'll Be There." Mariah exits the stage while Trey sings "Rock With You."
• 10:38pm- Mariah back out for "Obsessed."
• 10:57pm- Mariah sits down to sing "Close My Eyes."
• 11:05pm- Mariah sings "Hero."
• 11:14pm- Mariah exits the stage after "We Belong Together," telling the audience "I enjoyed ya! Thank you so much!"
• 11:15pm- Mariah is back on stage to sing "All I Want For Christmas Is You." She closes the show with "Auld Lang Syne."
• 11:23pm- The house lights are up and the show is over.


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Final Rehearsals Underway For Mariah's New Year's Show
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 01-Jan-2013, 1:56AM EST
With most of the world having rung in 2013, Mariah's New Year's Day show at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast, Australia is just a matter of hours away! Just moments ago, Brian Hodge, Entertainment Services Manager at Jupiters, tweeted: At rehearsals for tonight's Mariah Carey show on the Gold Coast! Going to be phenomenal :)

The anticipation and excitement is building, and "this stuff is starting now!" For any fans who are attending tonight's show, please share your reviews, photos, and videos with the fans worldwide by sending them in to us!
Source: Brian Hodge via Twitter

Mariah & Nick Ring in 2013 in Australia
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 31-Dec-2012, 12:15PM EST
Just a short while ago, Mariah tweeted to fans "Happy new year from Australia!" She and husband Nick Cannon are ringing in 2013 on the night before her eagerly anticipated New Year's Day show at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast. It's now just a matter of hours before Mariah's first concert in Australia in 15 years!

Sunrise On 7: Mariah's Diva Demands
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 30-Dec-2012, 11:07AM EST
"Mariah Carey is due in Australia in 2013 and is notorious for her outrageous diva tour demands. The Sunday Telegragh's Jonathon Moran and Weekend Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew discuss in Radio Gaga."

Source: SunriseOn7 | topmariah

Photos from Tour Rehearsals
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 30-Dec-2012, 10:25AM EST
Check out two photos from Jupiters Hotel & Casino in the Gold Coast, where Mariah's concert will take place in less than 48 hours. The first is of background singers Maryann Tatum-Shields and Trey Lorenz getting ready to rehearse; while the second is of Randy Jackson and the band on-stage.

Source: Team Mariah

Mariah Tweets Fans From Australia
Posted by Jonny on Saturday, 29-Dec-2012, 9:34PM EST
Just moments ago, Mariah tweeted a greeting to her Australian fans. Mariah arrived yesterday to the Gold Coast, where she will perform on New Years Day:

G'day Gold Coast! So excited to be back in Australia, can't wait to see u all at the shows!! LYM
Source: Mariah via Twitter

HQ Photos: Mariah & Family Arrive in Australia
Posted by Angie on Friday, 28-Dec-2012, 4:39PM EST
Check out photos of Mariah, Nick and their twins Moroccan and Monroe arriving via a private jet at Coolangatta Airport on Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia on Friday, December 28, 2012.

Source: MariahDailyJournal | Celine

Mariah Heads to Australia
Posted by Angie on Thursday, 27-Dec-2012, 11:51PM EST
Mariah Carey: On our way..and off we go! YAY Australia!!!! LYM!!

Sneak Peek: Mariah's Australian Tourbook
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 26-Dec-2012, 7:02PM EST
John Denison of UAE Presents - promoter for Mariah's Australian tour - has shared a photo of the cover of the official tourbook. Earlier he tweeted: "Mariah Carey Australia tour book sneak pic! Everyone arriving tomorrow! 4 days to first show!"

As indicated in John's tweet, Mariah and family, as well as her crew, are scheduled to arrive in Australia tomorrow. Kristofer Buckle, Mariah's makeup artist, tweeted earlier: "Off to's a loooong road...."

Win Tickets for Australian Shows and Meet & Greets
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 26-Dec-2012, 7:50AM EST
Mariah's first Australian concert in 15 years is less than one week away, and her official website has announced two exciting competitions for the fans down under! Win a pair of tickets to one of Mariah's three shows, or win a meet & greet pass to her Gold Coast or Sydney show.

Two pairs of excellent floor seats will be given away for each of Mariah's three shows. For details of how to apply, click here.

Already have a ticket to the show? Apply for a chance to meet Mariah backstage! Note that meet & greet will be held for the Gold Coast and Sydney only. For more details and to apply, click here.

Mariah Carey Support Acts Announced
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 12-Dec-2012, 10:40AM EST
We've been so excited to hear that Mariah Carey is coming to town this New Year's, and now some ripper support acts have been announced to sweeten the deal!

2012 Australia's Got Talent winner Andrew De Silva will open for the diva on the Sydney and Melbourne shows, and Anthony Callea will open for Brisbane.

Her hubby Nick Cannon will also do a little opening act across all three gigs… although we're not really sure what that will entail!

The Aussie performances from Mariah are set to be big, bold and beautiful (just like the singer herself!) with lighting and incredible LED displays.

Steve Scanlon in charge of production has labelled the tour as "one of the biggest shows of the year."

Sydney and Gold Coast shows have sold out, but final tickets are on sale for Melbourne, added overwhelming demand.

Mariah Carey 2013 Australian Tour

Tuesday 1st January 2013 – SOLD OUT
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Supported by Nick Cannon and Anthony Callea

Thursday 3rd January 2013 – SOLD OUT
Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
Supported by Nick Cannon and Andrew De Silva

Saturday 5th January 2013
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Supported by Nick Cannon and Andrew De Silva
FINAL TICKETS on sale via
Source: Take40

Supporting Acts Announced For Australian Tour
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 11-Dec-2012, 10:12AM EST
As per the promoter, supporting acts for Mariah's Australian Tour are as follows:

DJ Nick Cannon
Andrew DaSilva (Australia's Got Talent winner)
Anthony Callea (Australian Idol)

Check out our Australian Tour page for information on Mariah's three concerts in January 2013!
Source: Mariah Carey Australia

5,400 More Mariah Seats Go On Sale For Melbourne
Posted by Angie on Thursday, 06-Dec-2012, 10:06PM EST
Tickets for Mariah Carey's Melbourne show in January were snapped up much faster than expected so the promoter has opened up a new level of seating for the Etihad Stadium show.

9,000 tickets sold-out for Mariah Carey in Melbourne on the first day. With the new level opening for Etihad 14,400 tickets will now be available for Melbourne.

Mariah Carey will perform at Etihad Stadium on January 5. The show was only announced days ago. She will also perform in Gold Coast (Jan. 1) and Sydney (Jan. 3).
Source: Noise11

Mariah Carey Announces Melbourne Show
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 04-Dec-2012, 11:05AM EST

Due to popular demand and thousands of requests from fans, Mariah Carey has added a Melbourne date to her Australian tour.

The wait for Melbourne fans has been a long one, with a cancellation due to illness preventing the diva from performing locally in 1998. 14 years later and iconic vocal sensation Mariah Carey will jet in to Melbourne for the first time.

Melbourne is in for an outdoor entertainment extravaganza of a lifetime. Etihad Stadium will showcase its reduced concert mode venue for the very first time in an intimate outdoor environment.

With a Sydney show that sold out in only four minutes and a sellout Gold Coast performance, fans will need to get in quick if they want to secure tickets to one of the best selling female artists of all time.

A festive spectacular including all her greatest hits and holiday songs not to miss out on.

Tickets for the ultimate entertainment opportunity of a lifetime start from as little as $99 and VIP packages will be available.

Mariah Carey is one of the greatest female artists of all time, having sold over 200 million albums over 20 years and recently named VH1's Greatest Artist of the 90s and with 18 Billboard #1 singles to her name.

With her distinct vocal range, prolific songwriting and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance and will appear on Australian screens in early 2013 as part of an exciting new lineup of judges on hit show American Idol.

Update: Mariah in Melbourne
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 04-Dec-2012, 9:12AM EST
Please take note that the date of Mariah's Melbourne concert has changed. Mariah will perform at Etihad Stadium in Docklands, VIC on Saturday, January 5. Doors will open at 6:00pm local time.

According to Ticketmaster, tickets will be available for "My Ticketmaster" presale on Wednesday, December 5 beginning at 09:00 local time and ending at 17:00 local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, December 6, at 9:00 local time.

Note the following packages, which will go on sale on Wednesday, December 5, at 9:00 local time, according to Ticketmaster.

Triumphant VIP Package - $699
- Front Row Seat
- Access to VIP Function, which includes live entertainment, beer wine and soft drinks for one and half hours, Canapé Menu
- Themed room

Fantasy VIP Package - $349
-Fantasy Ticket
-Tour Programme*
-Tour Lanyard*
*via voucher redemption from the Merchandise outlet inside Gate 5

Premium Dinner Package - $575
-Premium Level 2 "Diamond" reserved seating
-Pre-concert sit down three-course dinner with premium beer, wine, soft drinks
-Exclusive themed room
-Function VIP entrance at Gate 4
-One official programme per two guests
-One car park per two guests
-Company recognition (per tables of ten)

Mariah to Perform in Melbourne, Australia
Posted by Jonny on Sunday, 02-Dec-2012, 2:59PM EST
Exciting news for Australian fans! Mariah has added a third Aussie concert.

Mariah will perform at Etihad Stadium in Docklands, VIC on Friday, January 4, 2013.

Ticketmaster has announced the following on-sale information for Mariah's show: "My Ticketmaster" presale will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, beginning at 9:00 local time and ending at 17:00 local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 9:00 local time. The price range is currently listed as AU $99.00 - AU $249.00
Source: Ticketmaster | MariahDailyJournal

Australian Radio Interview Postponed
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 21-Nov-2012, 9:45AM EST
Mariah's previously announced interview with the Kyle and Jackie O Show on 2DayFM in Sydney has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict with American Idol. The announcement was made via the station's Twitter account:

2DayFM 104.1 ‏@2DayFMSydney
Due 2 scheduling issues with Idol @MariahCarey has had to postpone her chat with @kyleandjackieo she apologises & can't wait to arrive in Oz
Source: 104.1 2Day FM | David

Mariah Carey Eyes Australia Jaunt
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 20-Nov-2012, 12:12PM EST
Presented by Retfar Entertainment and UAE Presents, at this time the American Idol judge/mega-star is down for two dates Down Under - Jan. 1 in Gold Coast at the Convention Center & Expo and Jan. 3 in Sydney at Allphones Arena.

The Sydney gig will mark Carey's first appearance in that city in 14 years. As you can probably guess, folks at the Allphones are crazy with anticipation.

"Kicking off the year with such a music icon is the perfect way to start 2013," Allphones Arena general manager Guy Ngata said. "Mariah is a true pop princess and we can't wait to welcome an artist of her caliber into Sydney's must-play venue."

Tickets go on sale Nov. 22. For those of you who like to experience concerts in style, the Total Mariah Carey Concert Experience VIP package offered for the Sydney gig includes a diamond or platinum reserved ticket, a 90-minute hospitality pre-concert event, pre-show entertainment and a one hour post-show party where one lucky guest will win a door prize. The whole shebang is hosted by Australia media personality Richard Wilkins.
Source: Pollstar

Australian Tour Update
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 19-Nov-2012, 8:34AM EST
Please note the following information regarding Mariah's Australian shows, as provided by Mariah Carey Australia:

• Pre-sale tickets to both Australian shows will on sale at 9am on Tuesday, November 20 via Ticketek.

• TV commercials have begun for the tour. One aired on Monday night, November 19, during X-Factor.

• Sydney fans -- Listen for the opportunity to win free tickets from 104.1 2DayFM and the Kyle & Jackie O Show this week.

• For those on Twitter, the Australian fans will participate in a trend, using hash tag #MariahCareyAU - in anticipation of the Ticketek presale.

• Showbiz are currently selling tickets for the Sydney Show:

Seating Chart for Mariah's Sydney Concert
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 14-Nov-2012, 9:16PM EST
Below is the just-released seating chart for Mariah's concert at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on January 3, 2013.

Source: Kyle

Ticketing Information for Mariah's Sydney Show
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 13-Nov-2012, 5:29PM EST
Sydney, Australia's Allphones Arena has announced Mariah's concert on January 3, 2013. Visitors to the arena's website are treated to the following image in promotion of Mariah's show (click image to be taken to the website):

The website provides a link to purchase tickets on Ticketek.A "MyTicketek" internet pre-sale is listed for Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 9am until 5pm with tickets going on sale to the general public on Thursday November 22, 2012 at 10am. The price range is as follows:

Silver $99.00
Gold - $129.00
Platinum - $189.00
Diamond - $249.00
Platinum Non Alcohol - $189.00
Platinum Side View - $189.00
Silver Side View - $99.00
Triumphant Pkg Vip - $349.00
Triumphant Front Row - $699.00

Note the following regarding the Triumphant VIP Front Row package:

"Your Triumph VIP Front Row package is the ideal night out for the true Mariah fans. Included in your packages is a guaranteed front row seat, access to VIP pre show function that includes live entertainment, sumptuous canapé menu and premium Beverages."

Click here to be taken to the ticketing page.

See below the awesome write-up provided by Ticketek:

Australia has waited 14 long years but the wait is finally over.

The greatest female singer of our time Mariah Carey is celebrating the arrival of 2013 in Australia, bringing her amazing live show to the Gold Coast and Sydney in January where fans will be treated to a festive spectacular including all her greatest hits and holiday songs.

Mariah Carey is one of the best selling female artists of all time, having sold over 200 million albums over 20 years. Recently named VH1's Greatest Artist of the 90s and with 18 Billboard #1 singles to her name, the new year concerts are sure to be an entertainment experience like no other.

With her distinct vocal range, prolific songwriting and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop performance and will appear on Australian screens in early 2013 as part of an exciting new lineup of judges on hit show American Idol.

The tour will be an entertainment extravaganza with Mariah performing hit songs including We Belong Together, Dream Lover and Fantasy, exclusive VIP bar areas and some very special guests.

For those looking to stay in the festive spirit, Mariah will be performing songs from her two hit Christmas albums which have sold over 13million copies worldwide.

Note that tickets are currently available through these vendors:

Preferred Seating

Ticketing Information for Mariah at Jupiters Hotel & Casino
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 13-Nov-2012, 11:08AM EST
Below is pricing information for Mariah's January 1, 2013 show at the Jupiters Hotel & Casino in Australia:

$89.00 - Silver Restricted View
$99.00 - Silver Reserve
$139.00 - Gold Reserve
$189.00 - Platinum Reserve
$249.00 - Diamond Reserve
$349.00 - Fantasy VIP
$699.00 - VIP Front Row

Ticketing vendor TICKETEK offers a waitlist feature that you can use to receive updates. If you would like to sign up for the Mariah waitlist, follow this link and select "Mariah Carey" from the events list.
Source: Brian Hodge | Ticketek

Extend The New Year Cheer With Mariah Carey
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 13-Nov-2012, 10:20AM EST
In their biggest entertainment coup yet, Jupiters Hotel & Casino will start 2013 on the ultimate high note presenting one of the best-selling female artists of all time, Mariah Carey, in association with UAE at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday January 1, 2013.

The exclusive New Year's Day event will be the first of only two Australian stops for the superstar, as she brings her "MARIAH CAREY LIVE" show to the Gold Coast for her first ever concert on the Glitter Strip and her first tour Down Under in 14 years.

It has been two years since Mariah Carey has wowed audiences from the stage and she has chosen the Gold Coast's home of entertainment, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, to present her first performance back.

While it may seem like a lot of "firsts" for the singer/songwriter/producer, Mariah Carey has well and truly established her status as an icon of the music industry
with over 200 million album sales throughout her career which spans more than two decades.

Mariah Carey will deliver a dose of diva, belting out some of her biggest hits including "We Belong Together," "Dream Lover" and "Fantasy," with exciting support acts to be announced.

Jupiters Hotel & Casino Managing Director, Aaron Gomes, said the property was beyond thrilled to be able to bring Mariah Carey to the Gold Coast as the perfect
way to celebrate the end of what has been an entertainment-packed year, and the start of an even brighter year ahead.

"It has been a stellar year of entertainment at Jupiters Hotel & Casino with the opening of our new $20 million redeveloped theatre, two spectacular stage shows and an enviable line-up of the biggest international and national acts," Mr Gomes said.

"High-profile artists are an essential component of the tourism offering for the Gold Coast and we are thrilled to be supporting the destination as a must-see holiday hot spot this festive season with Human Nature coming over from Las Vegas to perform two Christmas concerts in Jupiters Theatre and now Mariah Carey on New Year's Day at our sister-property across the footbridge.

"We remain committed to elevating the Gold Coast's reputation as an entertainment mecca and Mariah Carey will certainly take our offering to the next level and carry on a tremendous year of coups for the property and the region."

Mariah Carey exploded onto the music charts in 1990 with her self-titled debut album boasting an extraordinary four #1 singles, followed by the 1993 release of her most commercially successful album, "Music Box," selling an astounding 30 million copies.

Renowned for her five-octave vocal range, Mariah Carey became the second artist in history and the first female performer to have a song debut at #1 with smash-hit single "Fantasy." Her collaboration with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day," was dubbed "90's Song Of The Decade" and remains the longest-running #1 song in US chart history with a record 16 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. She also surpassed the long-standing record for most #1 singles by a solo artist, held by Elvis Presley, with her 18th Billboard #1 hit, "Touch My Body."

Mariah's long list of accolades includes five Grammy Awards, 17 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, an Academy Award for "Best Original Song" and 31 Billboard Music Awards, including honours for Billboard's "Artist of the Decade," the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium" and BMI's "Icon Award" just to name a few.

Today, the "songbird supreme" continues to define the modern pop performance, recently releasing the lead single from her forthcoming album, "Triumphant."

New Year's Day with Mariah Carey presented by Jupiters Hotel & Casino in association with UAE will be a night like no other and is sure to be the most memorable start to a year you will ever have.

Tickets start from as little as $89 and go ON SALE 9am Wednesday November 21, 2012 via Ticketek at or by calling 132 849.

Premium tickets are also available including the VIP Front Row Package and Fantasy Package with exclusive extras including superior seats, official tour lanyard and tour program.

To ensure you do not miss out, make sure you're on the list to access pre-sale tickets available from 9am Wednesday November 14, 2012 by signing up to receive Jupiters Hotel & Casino's newsletters at or
by becoming a fan of Jupiters Gold Coast on Facebook.

So if you're seeking the solution to your New Year's entertainment resolution, there's no need to look beyond the first day of the year with international A-lister Mariah Carey, proudly presented by Jupiters Hotel & Casino in association with UAE.
Source: Brian Hodge via email

Presale for Mariah's Jupiters Casino Show
Posted by Jonny on Tuesday, 13-Nov-2012, 8:55AM EST
As announced earlier, Mariah will ring in the new year in Australia, where she will perform her first concerts since the Butterfly Tour in 1998.

Mariah's first stop will be on the Gold Coast at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on January 1, 2013. Brian Hodge, Entertainment Services Manager at Jupiters, has announced via Twitter that there will be an exclusive presale tomorrow at 9:00 am local time.

According to Hodge, tickets will range from "silver tickets to front row tickets," with prices from $99 to $699.

To take part in the presale and receive updates, join Jupiters' Facebook page at or sign up at the Jupiters website. Click on the link to subscribe to the newsletter.

This is surely an exciting time for Mariah's Australian fanbase, including Hodge himself, who tweeted earlier: "Career highlight that I have @MariahCarey coming to perform at Jupiters! ... Massive @MariahCarey fan since I was a kid, now I'm bringing her to the Gold Coast to perform at Jupiters, amazing how the world works!!!!!"


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