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The Wiggles 2013 Australian Tour

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Wiggles for the next generation

I was reading through the How to Buy Tickets section for the Wiggles concert and I had to laugh.

It said you "must be over 18 to buy tickets."

Obviously this has nothing to do with the G rating. But it probably has a whole lot to do with problems organisers have had with four year olds clambering up onto kitchen benches and ringing up for tickets, probably after hijacking Mum's credit card.

Because those Wiggles sure are damn popular with every generation.

The Wiggles, despite various various permutations, have been around for more than 21 years.

Which means that there will be some young parents who grew up on the Wiggles who are now taking their kids along.

They have sold 7 million albums, 23 million DVDs and 8 million books and also done 6000 shows so they are obviously big business,

Songs such "Hot Potato" and "Let's Go! We're Riding in the Big Red Car" are legendary and they still sing them.

They now also have a vibrant female, Emma Watkins to sing along with the all male team.

This big news event of a female Wiggle has even made news USA's TIME and PEOPLE magazines. She even has her own following little girls going along to concerts dressed like her trademark pigtails, yellow shirt and huge hair bows.

Image from Emma Watkins Facebook

They have just been touring North America and Canada and are about to return for a season Australia with their new live show, The Wiggles' Ready, Steady, Wiggle Tour.

The tour will wiggle through Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra, plus a host of regional centres including Newcastle, Wollongong and Launceston.

In Melbourne they will be accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra which is a 60-piece orchestra.

There will be the usual toe tapping stuff, with lots of singing, dancing and laughing.

Whatever the formula they certainly have it right and appeal to both kids and their parents.

Which is great because sometimes taking kids to events can seem more like a duty than a great outing for adults.

There will be all the colour and movement you have learnt to expect from the Wiggles. There is Yellow with Emma, the Red Wiggle Simon, Purple Wiggle Lachy and the and Blue Wiggle Anthony.

And of course all their friends who haven't changed over the years, unless they died in their costumes, including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword.

And diehard who still stuck on the original cast, former Red Wiggle Murray Cook is now The Wiggles' Head of Touring for Australia and NZ, while Jeff Fat and Greg Page still write songs for the group as well as making cameo appearances in the live shows and videos.

And while there will be old hits like Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Your Bear there will also be new hits like Do the Propeller.

Tickets will be on sale from Friday September 6. You can book them here.

Plus the new Wiggles Ready Steady Wiggle TV show begins on ABC TV on September 11.

So come on: "Let's wiggle."

You can organise your tickets through the Wiggles site

All tickets are on sale from September 6th

City: Hobart
Venue: Derwent Entertainment Centre
Date: 04 December 2013
Times: 10:00am
On Sale Date: 06 September 2013
Phone: 136100

City: Launceston
Venue: Princess Theatre
Date: 05 December 2013
Times: 10:00am
On Sale Date: 06 September 2013
Princess Theatre Box Office
Phone: 03 6323 3666

City: Adelaide
Venue: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Date: 08 December 2013
Times: 10:00am
Phone: 132849

City: Canberra
Venue: Australian Institute of Sport
Date: 11 December 2013
Times: 10:00am
On Sale Date: 06 September 2013
Phone: 132849

City: Melbourne
Venue: Hamer Hall (with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)
Date: 14 December 2013
Times: 10:00am , 12:00pm , 2:00pm
On Sale Date: 06 September 2013
MSO Box Office 9929 9600

City: Wollongong
Venue: WIN Entertainment Centre
Date: 17 December 2013
Times: 10:00am
Phone: 132849

City: Newcastle
Venue: Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Date: 19 December 2013
Times: 10:00am
Phone: 132849

City: Sydney
Venue: Allphones Arena
Date: 21 December 2013
Times: 10:00am , 1:00pm
Phone: 132849

City: Brisbane
Venue: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Date: 23 December 2013
Times: 10:00am
Phone: 132849

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Why? To wiggle of course
When: From 4th of December until 23rd of December
Phone: See information in article
Where: Various venues
Cost: Adults are around $38.50 to $50, children around $33.50 to $40. Children under 18mths are usually free.
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