An OnTourPresents.com presentation
Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band
Present ‘40 Years of Bijelo Dugme Live’
4 ½ stars. “A wild, magic night...among the best concerts I've heard.” - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“The audience went off like Firecrackers” - THE AUSTRALIAN
Balkan rock star Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Band are making a very welcome return to Australia, bringing back their Gypsy-fuelled brilliance to our shores this November, this time with 2 legendary vocalists from Goran’s original band, Bijelo Dugme.
Bijelo Dugme (trans. White Button) was a Yugoslav rock band, based in Sarajevo. Bijelo Dugme is widely considered to have been the most popular band ever to exist in the former Yugoslavia and one of the most important acts of the Yugoslav rock scene.
Officially formed in 1974, the band's debut album “Kad bi bio bijelo dugme", released the same year, brought them nationwide popularity with its Balkan folk-influenced rock sound. The band's future releases featuring a similar sound maintained their huge popularity, described by the media as "Dugmemania", and the band's work, especially their symphonic ballads with poetic lyrics, was also widely praised by the critics.
In 1989, the band broke up and Bregović continued his career as a film music composer - cooperating mostly with Emir Kusturica who during the 1990s became one of the most internationally known modern composers from the Balkans. On numerous occasions, Bregović stated that he would not reunite Bijelo Dugme.
However, in 2005, Bijelo Dugme indeed reunited, with Goran Bregović on guitar, Željko Bebek, Mladen Vojičić Tifa and Alen Islamović on vocals. The reunion saw huge media attention in all the former Yugoslav republics and the band performed three concerts only: in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zagreb, Croatia and in Belgrade, Serbia.
Now Bregovič is marking 40 years since the formation of Bijelo Dugme and the release of their debut album with a series of international concerts with his popular Weddings and Funerals Orchestra, featuring Alen Islamović and Mladen Vojičić Tifa sharing vocals.
To date they have performed across Europe and North America, and are now bringing the show for the first time to Australia with 3 huge dates announced!
BIJELO DUGME LIVE FEAT. GORAN BREGOVIC
Monday 06 November 2017
Presented by: OnTour Presents
Show Start: 8.00pm
On sale now!
Balcony Seating $117.90
A Reserve GA Floor $104.90
A Reserve Seating $104.90
B Reserve Seating $87.85
*please note that Transaction Fees and an Infrastructure Charge may apply.
Licensed 18+ only:
General Admission Main Floor, Reserved Seating in the Balcony, Sections 9 & 11
Each ticket holder must be able to present one of the five Government approved photo I.D.'s to gain entry into a Licensed Area (Australian Drivers License, Victorian Learners Permit, Keypass, Proof of Age Card, or Passport).
No person under the age of 18yrs is permitted into these areas under any circumstances.
Unlicensed All Ages:
Reserved Seating in Sections 10 & 12
There is no access to bars serving alcohol in this area.
Please note there is an event at Etihad Stadium at 7.30pm. Please take this into account when arranging transportation into the venue.
Patrons will be required to cloak all items greater than an A4 size or at the management’s request. A cloak room is available for every event for $3 per item.