If you’re a member of Generation Y, chances are you have a vague memory of a Rick Astley song you may have heard on the radio in between your BMX rides when you were about five or six years old. If you’re a bit older – or indeed a GenY with a knack for remembering hits of the late 80s – you’d know the name well, as one of the success stories coming from production trio Stock Aitken Waterman, alongside Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Bananarama and many more.

Now, some 25 years since his breakthrough single Never Gonna Give You Up burst onto high rotation radio and gained No.1 status in 25 countries worldwide, Rick Astley is coming to our shores to show Australian audiences what he’s been up to since, as well as belt out his late 80s/early 90s hits.

Rick Astley’s musical career began in the pubs and clubs of northern England, before teaming up with Mike Stock and Matt Aitken to record Astley’s first solo offering Never Gonna Give You Up. The release was an immediate success, sending the song to the top of the British charts for five weeks and making it the year’s highest selling single. In addition to the UK success, the song topped charts in the US, Australia and Germany – the first of 13 worldwide Top 30 hit singles – making Astley a household name within months.

Peninsula fans will get the chance to see one of the most well known pop stars on the planet in a rare Australian performance of hit songs and memories at the Chelsea Heights Hotel on Friday November 28. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the venue, with doors opening at 8pm. For more info, head to www.chelseaheightshotel.com.au


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