RocKwiz Live adds more dates as their massive Australian tour sells fast

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RocKwiz Live adds more dates as their massive Australian tour sells fast

Words by Staff Writer

RocKwiz LIVE! is back, baby.

RocKwiz is an Australian music institution, with many a-music fan historically trading pre-gig drinks on a Saturday night to stay at home and watch the show instead. Well, for the past 14 years, we definitely haven’t had to.

The RocKwiz gang are back on buses, trains, planes and automobiles and coming to a theatre near you!  Julia, Brian, Dugald and the ever-expanding RocKwiz OrKestra are coming your way, revelling in the chaos and quizzery that is RocKwiz LIVE!

If you’ve seen a RocKwiz LIVE! show you’ll know what we mean. If you haven’t, buckle up for a fantastic night of musical and comedic treats from Australia’s premiere Rock and Roll Trivia show.

RocKwiz LIVE! Australian tour dates and venues

  • 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
    NEW MATINEE SHOW – on sale at 10.00am, Friday 17 May
  • 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
  • Wednesday, 20 November 2024
    Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
    NEW SHOW – on sale 10.00am, Friday 17 May
  • Thursday, 21 November 2024
    Civic Theatre, Newcastle VIC
  • Friday, 22 November 2024
    Canberra Theatre, Canberra ACT
    NEW SHOW – on sale 10.00am, Friday 17 May
  • 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

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How RocKwiz LIVE! works

Every show begins with Brian’s hilarious contestant selection process where audience members show off their rock knowledge … and additional singing and dancing skills they may have! The contestants with the highest scores get to sit at the desks alongside famous and up-and-coming musicians for a magical night of music and trivia, climaxing with the final scores and the duets and ensemble performances they’re famous for.

“I’ll be in the foyer before the show so if people think that they’ve got what it takes to be part of the show, they should come and find me and I’ll run a little test,” Nankervis explained to us back in 2022.

“This way I find about 18 potential contestants. And then once we get into the theatre, the first half of the show is me working with the whole crowd and then working with the people on stage. It’s great, we get people singing, we get people dancing and it’s all pretty funny.”

From SBS to Hamer Hall to Bluesfest

Following fifteen (15!) seasons on television, RocKwiz first kicked off LIVE! in 2010 and have since played most theatres in Australia.

An annual show in Melbourne’s Hamer Hall (RocKwiz’s Really Really Good Friday), a permanent position at Bluesfest’s Delta stage, festivals and sold-out performances at concert halls has resulted in a totally unique, wonderfully curated night of music, laughter, and joy.

Julia Zemiro said, “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!” added 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, and 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!”

RocKwiz Kwizlist pre-sales commence at 10.00am AEST on Thursday, 9 May 2024. Click here to register. General Public ticket sales commence at 10.00am AEST on Friday, 10 May 2024 from