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David Guetta to play Stage88 for the Foreshore team

By 25 January 2012 39

4 May 2012

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The Kicks Entertainment team (Foreshore, Warehouse etc) have announced they’re bringing the big, big name of David Guetta to Canberra to play Stage88 in Commonwealth Park.

4th of May see’s Canberra play host to the world’s biggest music star David Guetta, brought to you by Canberra’s hit music station, 104.7 and Kicks Entertainment.

With in excess of 25 million fans on Facebook and over half a billion views on YouTube, multiple Grammy Award Winner David Guetta is one of the most watched people on the planet. His latest album ‘Nothing But The Beat’ has surpassed 1.4 million sales in just over 18 weeks, including a staggering 6 million single sales. This comes as little surprise when it includes hits such as ‘Turn Me On’ (feat Nicky Minaj) ‘Little Bad Girl’ (feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris),’Titanium’ (feat. Sia), Sweat (feat Snoop Dogg) and ‘Without You’ (Feat.Usher).

In addition to selling more than 5 million albums worldwide since his 2001 debut, Guetta produced Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”, the highest-selling digital release in music history.

Joining David Guetta at Stage 88 in May, are Bombs Away, Timomatic and local hero’s Jared de Veer and Rawson.

If David Guetta is a mystery to you, he’s number 143 on Things Bogans Like.

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39 Responses to David Guetta to play Stage88 for the Foreshore team
#1
watto2311:49 am, 25 Jan 12

Actually I find it hard to believe he would be as high as #143 on things bogans like. Way to euro dance scene which is not a bogan thing.

#2
buzz81912:25 pm, 25 Jan 12

I’m a bit confused about that bogan list;

They like cheap petrol, low interest rates, going to the gym, australian made, australian television and news, self help books and diets, post-christmas sales, so the like to save money, residential property investment, freedom of speech, australian starts, wine tours, australian football, they like being tradies and mineworkers, tax refunds and bashing hippies…

Isn’t that just a list of what people like? Specifically Australians, if you change all the above “Australia’s” in the American, then we have americans, etc.

Anyways…

I hope this show is better then Heatwave….

#3
Jim Jones12:29 pm, 25 Jan 12

buzz819 said :

I’m a bit confused about that bogan list;

They like cheap petrol, low interest rates, going to the gym, australian made, australian television and news, self help books and diets, post-christmas sales, so the like to save money, residential property investment, freedom of speech, australian starts, wine tours, australian football, they like being tradies and mineworkers, tax refunds and bashing hippies…

Isn’t that just a list of what people like? Specifically Australians, if you change all the above “Australia’s” in the American, then we have americans, etc.

Anyways…

I hope this show is better then Heatwave….

Lol.

Way to out yourself as a bogan.

I thought I was pretty bogan … but I have no feckin idea who this David Guetta dude is.

#4
Keijidosha12:34 pm, 25 Jan 12

TBL’s numbering system is chronological, not a rating scale. Although if there were a rated list, Guetta’s global dance/pop music dominance would put him towards the pointy end. He’s remixed or produced a staggering number of hit songs in the past couple of years.

I’m not a big fan, but I’m amazed that the promoter has managed to snag him for a gig in Canberra.

#5
Primal12:57 pm, 25 Jan 12

Kicks Entertainment really should learn how apostrophes work if they’re going to put out media releases.

#6
NoImRight1:19 pm, 25 Jan 12

Hadnt heard of him before, hopefully wont again.

#7
Deref1:35 pm, 25 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Hadnt heard of him before, hopefully wont again.

10 seconds was enough to convince me of the same.

Maybe they’ll try putting on some talent one year.

#8
Joker2:52 pm, 25 Jan 12

Deref said :

NoImRight said :

Hadnt heard of him before, hopefully wont again.

10 seconds was enough to convince me of the same.

Maybe they’ll try putting on some talent one year.

I watched a bit more than 10 seconds… I feel physically ill…..

#9
Bluey3:38 pm, 25 Jan 12

Mind. Blown.

David Guetta is HUGE. EVERYONE under 25 knows who David Guetta is. Itd be like saying in 1980: Freddy Mercury? Who’s that?

Incredible to get him to Canberra considering every other big name skips us.

#10
Peekz3:59 pm, 25 Jan 12

Bluey said :

Mind. Blown.

David Guetta is HUGE. EVERYONE under 25 knows who David Guetta is. Itd be like saying in 1980: Freddy Mercury? Who’s that?

Incredible to get him to Canberra considering every other big name skips us.

Not really that incredible when you think that at the last 2 Foreshores the 2 other biggest DJs in the dance music world have also played here :)

#11
SmirnOff3:59 pm, 25 Jan 12

If David Guetta IS a mystery to you, then you’re too old!!!
He is amazing and very talented!

#12
Mysteryman4:09 pm, 25 Jan 12

Bluey said :

Mind. Blown.

David Guetta is HUGE. EVERYONE under 25 knows who David Guetta is. Itd be like saying in 1980: Freddy Mercury? Who’s that?

Incredible to get him to Canberra considering every other big name skips us.

I’m over 25 and I know who he is. I just don’t think his music is that good, or memorable.

#13
Fender4:10 pm, 25 Jan 12

David Who-etta?
Whom is the promoter that seems to have all of these venues stitched up and supplies clowns from the tv singing competition shows? They have some x factor has-been headlining the beer and meat on a stick fest, some other clowns at the Sthn X club, both from those silly no-talent shows.
I feel qualified to comment as I am a mullet wearing bogan and proud of it. I also regularly venture out of the house to see live music and even play it myself on occasion.
A couple of years ago Dragon were on at Stage 88 and they were as good as a band can get. Cassie Davies or whatever her name was, an ex Aust Idol or similar followed and she was awful. Reading lyric from a laptop sitting on a stool. I wonder what ever happened to her.. no I don’t. Good riddance.
Anyway, should be cool to catch Katie Noonan tonight. She can sing and the Captains can play a bit too.

#14
NoImRight4:45 pm, 25 Jan 12

Bluey said :

Mind. Blown.

David Guetta is HUGE. EVERYONE under 25 knows who David Guetta is. Itd be like saying in 1980: Freddy Mercury? Who’s that?

Incredible to get him to Canberra considering every other big name skips us.

Didnt like Freddie Mercury either. Its become compulsory to like certain DJs (why are they called artists?) if you are a certain age? Or is this some sort of passive aggressive peer pressure at work?

#15
Evil_Kitten4:45 pm, 25 Jan 12

Surely you all know the song ‘Memories’ that he did with Kid Cudi? You know, with the naked (female) film crew in the back ground?

As for him being on the bogan list, WTF?! Chisel or a bit of Meatloaf maybe but how the hell did David Guetta get on there!

I’m pretty impressed he’s coming to Canberra too.

#16
qbngeek4:55 pm, 25 Jan 12

Seriously, they are going to claim he is ‘the worlds biggest music star’? In whose books? To use their metric of ‘multiple Grammy Awards (two to be exact) lets see how he stacks up to current artists.

U2 – 22
Beyonce -16
Alicia Keys – 14
Eminem – 13
Jay-Z – 13
Foo Fighters, Outcast, Black Eyed Peas – 6

So he is far from the most successful on that scale. Now on the most watched front. I can say that I get quite a lot of music press and check more than a fair share of music sites. I can’t recall when I last saw featured prominently on any of them until today. I have seen little stories, but nowhere near the likes of Gaga and Katy Perry.

Since the rest of the press release is just made up rubbish I am not going to even bother checking if the record sales are correct.

I have nothing against the guy. It is not my type of music, but he is awesome at what he does. I am just sick of Kicks Entertainment making shi!t up to suit themselves whenever they need to make an announcement. All theu had to say was ‘David Guetta is coming to play Stage 88 on 4th May’ and the tickets would have flown out the door, no need to make up a bunch of rubbish.

#17
Waiting For Godot4:58 pm, 25 Jan 12

Fender said :

David Who-etta?
.

That’s what I thought this time last year. But after signing with Anytime Fitness and listening to his clips being played over and over on V Hits I now know everything about Mr Guetta, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Hilltop Hoods, Foster the People and all the other performers on the current hit parade.

#18
Frustrated5:54 pm, 25 Jan 12

Bluey said :

Mind. Blown.

David Guetta is HUGE. EVERYONE under 25 knows who David Guetta is. Itd be like saying in 1980: Freddy Mercury? Who’s that?

Incredible to get him to Canberra considering every other big name skips us.

People most certainly did know who Freddie Mercury was in 1980. This Guetta bloke isn’t a musician for starters. He is a DJ, end of story.

#19
OpenYourMind7:37 pm, 25 Jan 12

I always get the impression that the old farts that post on here about how they’ve never heard of so and so, are also about the last that you’d get going to a music festival anyway. They might consider a seated ticket at Credence Clearwater, or Elton John, but nothing new or not hackneyed.

#20
shadow boxer8:06 pm, 25 Jan 12

My goodness, that press release is perfectly fine and accurate and David Guetta is as far from bogan as you can get.

Congratulations to the organisers (I will be getting my two oldest tickets).

Some people would whinge if they won lotto……

#21
vg8:37 pm, 25 Jan 12

OpenYourMind said :

I always get the impression that the old farts that post on here about how they’ve never heard of so and so, are also about the last that you’d get going to a music festival anyway. They might consider a seated ticket at Credence Clearwater, or Elton John, but nothing new or not hackneyed.

Been to last 3 BDOs, last 4 Homebake’s

David Guetta is shit. Actually he’s not shit, he spins other people’s shit.

DJs are not musicians. No more than the people who are contracted to spin other people’s music at Blue Light Discos.

Get in a RATM moshpit, there’s some music right there

#22
26048:40 pm, 25 Jan 12

Frustrated said :

This Guetta bloke isn’t a musician for starters. He is a DJ, end of story.

He’s a producer mate. In case you’re wondering, that means he writes music that other people sing over.

buzz819 said :

I’m a bit confused about that bogan list;

They like cheap petrol, low interest rates, going to the gym, australian made, australian television and news, self help books and diets, post-christmas sales, so the like to save money, residential property investment, freedom of speech, australian starts, wine tours, australian football, they like being tradies and mineworkers, tax refunds and bashing hippies…

TBL should be renamed “Mainstream things that lefties and their superiority complexes don’t agree with”.

Come to it, someone needs to start a “Things liberals like and want to force you to like” website. Priuses or small Euro diesels. Public education. Acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land at every and any opportunity. Union involvement in labour markets. Higher taxes on the rich and lower taxes on themselves. Seriously, there’s enough material there for years of weekly updates.

#23
farnarkler9:50 pm, 25 Jan 12

The irony of it is that David Guetta is loved by all the kids yet he’s 44 years old, a most uncool age to someone who’s just out of their teens. The equivalent is Michael Buble being loved by oldies.

#24
GreenLantern11:27 pm, 25 Jan 12

There already is such a site. It’s the American blog that the Things Bogans Like site is modelled off.

http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/

#25
Thumper11:49 pm, 25 Jan 12

He’s a producer mate. In case you’re wondering, that means he writes music that other people sing over.

No. Writers write music. Producers produce it.

Huge distinction.

ie, George Martin did not write Beatles songs, he produced them. It’s a part of the recording process.

#26
shadow boxer10:30 am, 26 Jan 12

You probably need to check the dictionary Thumper, I think you nwill find a musician is one who makes music, be that playing or writing. I have certainly seen people that can play a turntable.

Right at the moment this guy could sell out madison square garden 5 nights running or pull 50,000 to hyde park in london, it may not be your cup of tea but kudos to the orgasnisers for getting him, just dont go if you dont like it.

#27
Deref11:26 am, 26 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Its become compulsory to like certain DJs (why are they called artists?

Calling DJs “artists”? You’re not serious? That’d be like calling rappers “musicians”.

#28
Thumper12:35 pm, 26 Jan 12

shadow boxer said :

You probably need to check the dictionary Thumper, I think you nwill find a musician is one who makes music, be that playing or writing. I have certainly seen people that can play a turntable.

Right at the moment this guy could sell out madison square garden 5 nights running or pull 50,000 to hyde park in london, it may not be your cup of tea but kudos to the orgasnisers for getting him, just dont go if you dont like it.

No, no. You said, and I quote He’s a producer mate. In case you’re wondering, that means he writes music that other people sing over.

You said he was a producer. Producers are not writers. Writers are writers. Simple as that. By your reckoning George Martin wrote all the Beatles tracks, after all, he produced them. Of course, Phil Spectre produced some later stuff, so he should also get a writing credit.

By the way, Alan Parsons engineered some of the tracks as well.

Musicians play music, not regurgitate the recordings of others. DJs regurgitate the music of others. A turntable is not a musical instrument, well, not the last time I looked.

I don’t give a stuff about this guy. At no point did I criticise him or what he does. Good on him, not my scene, but so what.

I think you may need to get into the music business or a studio a bit more to understand some terms before you go mouthing off.

#29
TheDancingDjinn12:55 pm, 26 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Bluey said :

Mind. Blown.

David Guetta is HUGE. EVERYONE under 25 knows who David Guetta is. Itd be like saying in 1980: Freddy Mercury? Who’s that?

Incredible to get him to Canberra considering every other big name skips us.

Didnt like Freddie Mercury either.

This comment hurt me – really did.

#30
johnboy1:01 pm, 26 Jan 12

Imagine if we could sacrifice David Guetta to raise the ghost of Freddie Mercury to play this gig?

Now that I’d pay good money to see!

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