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Showpro Touring

About Showpro

We commenced the world tour of UMOJA the African dance spectacular. This included the UK, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Korea, HongKong and Singapore.

We have been responsible for venue management during such events as The Adelaide Festival where we ran the Circus Oz Big Top at Memorial Drive during three festivals.

We Production Managed all venues during the 98 and 99 Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Queensland.

We are proud to have tour and production managed all the Guinness Celebration of Irish Music series which commenced in 1984 and continued through till 2004.

Some of the well known artistes toured by Showpro P/L include, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, John Williams, Paco Pena, BB King, Inti Illimani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Linda Ronstadtne Faithfull, Clanad, Capercaillie, The Fureys, Christy Moore, The Chieftains, Mary Black, The Dubliners, Oscar Petersen, Stephan Grapelli, Michelle Shocked, Stomp, Barry Humphries, Rowan Atkinson, Lenny Henry and many more. Following is a list of completed tours.


Arlo Guthrie1984
Abbamania2007, 2009, 2010
Canadian Brass1982
Cambridge Buskers1987
Clannad1988, 1989
Deborah Conway2001
Dusty Springfield1982
Elaine Paige2005
Elvis Costello1985 1992
Finbar Furey2001, 2004, 2007, 2011
Frida Boccara (French singer)1977
Flying Pickets1985, 1986, 1987
Foster and Allen1992,1994,1996
Gladys Knight and The Pips1977
Harlem Gospel Choir2000
Illapu (Andean Music from Chile)1986
Inti-Illimani, John Williams, Paco Peña 1988, 1990,1993, 2004,2011
Inti Illimani and Paco Peña1999, 2005
Jeannie Lewis (Piaff)1982
Jeff Healey1989
Jimmy Cliff1993
Kate Ceberano1983, 1984, 1988, 1994
Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle Orchestra1984
Lucinda Williams1993
Loudon Wainwright III1983, 1986
Marion Montgomery & Richard Rodney Bennett1978
Marianne Faithfull1992, 1994, 1996
Marian Martin1982
Maddy Prior2002
Michelle Shocked1992, 1994
Miriam Makeeba1995
Maxi Priest1993
Mouth Music1995
Patti Smith1997
Paul Kelly1990, 1996
Pentangle1983, 1992
Renee Geyer1985
Sara Gonzalez (Singer, Cuba)1982
Steeleye Span1982, 1994
The Bushwackers1983
The Edgar Winter Band1992
The Fabulous Thunderbirds1986
The King's Singers1982
The Nylons1987,1989, 1991
Wilson Pickett1992
Albert Collins1987
BB King1994
Earl Klugh1986
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band1998
Joe Pass1982
John McLaughlin Trio (with Trilok Gurtu)1991
John Williams, solo guitar2000
John Williams, Paco Pena, Inti-Illimani1987,1988, 1990, 1993
John Williams & Timothy Kain1996
Leo Kottke1990, 1994, 1995, 1998
Lee Ritenour1977
Long John Baldry1997
Los Indios Tabajaras1975,1977
Paco Peña1978, 1987,1990,1995, 1998, 2003, 2011
Slava Grigoryan 1995
Stefan Grossman & Duck Baker1977
Stevie Ray Vaughan1984, 1986
MUSIC / IRISH/ CELTIC ATTRACTIONS: National Australian & New Zealand Tours:
James Galway & The Chieftains1990
Mary O'Hara1979, 1981, 1983
Mary Black1996
Frank Patterson1983
Brendan Grace & Paddy Reilly1989, 2011
Finbar Furey2001, 2007, 2011
The Chieftains1980, 1983, 1987
James Galway1987
Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy1981
The Fureys and Davey Arthur1983,1984,1986,1988,1990
The Fureys1992, 1999
The Saw Doctors1993
Foster & Allen 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990
Christy Moore1987, 1992, 1998
  • The Guinness Celebration of Irish Music 1986 to 2004

    • The Dubliners, Christy Moore, Paddy Reilly, Stockton's Wing, Brendan Grace, Liam O'Flynn with Arte & Casey McGlynn, Maura O'Connell, Raglan Road, Raymond & Monica Ayres
  • The Guinness Celebration of Irish Music* 1990

    • Mary Black, Dolores Keane,Jim McCann,Stockton's Wing, Liam O'Flynn, Arty McGlynn, Noillag Casey, Donal Lunny, Danny Doyle, Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Chris Newman,with Niall Tobin
  • The Guinness Celebration of Irish Music* 1993

    • Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Davy Spillane,Stockton's Wing, Barleycorn, Noillaig Casey,Frances Black, Kieron Goss, Brendon Grace.
  • The Guinness Celebration of Irish Music* 1994

    • Mary Black, Maura O'Connell. Donal Lunney, Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flynn, Declan Sinnott, Arty McGlynn, Nollag Casey,
Alexander Ivashkin1999
Australian Youth Orchestra1999
Finbar Wright1994
Goldner String Quartet1999
Isador Goodman1982
Irina Schnitke1999
Julian Lloyd Webber1985
Karine Georgian 1999
Kronos Quartet1991
Mark Lubotsky1999
Misa Flamenca, Paco Pena Company1992
Philippe Muller 1999
Paco Pena & John Williams1987
Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble1982
Stephen Prutsman1999
Teresa Berganza1994
The Song Company1999
Victoria de los Angeles1993
Blossom Dearie1979, 1990, 1993, 1995
Cleo Laine & John Dankworth1978, 79, 82, 83, 88, 90
Dave Brubeck1982
Don Burrows & George Golla1982,1983, 1994
Don Burrows -"A Tribute to Benny Goodman"1984
Don Burrows -"A Tribute to Duke Ellington"1987
Ernestine Anderson1988
George Melly & John Chiltern Feetwarmers1983
George Shearing1988
Herbie Mann1980, 1988
James Morrison1988,1992, 1996
Keith Jarrett1982
Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Nils Pedersen1982
Ronnie Scott Trio1974
Stan Getz1980
Stephane Grappelli - 5 tours1975, 77, 78, 90, 91
Tania Maria Trio1980
Tex Beneke & his Orchestra1981
Wynton Marsalis1994
Vince Jones1982,1984, 1998
Woody Herman1980
Circus OZ1996
Archaos* (France)1990
Fruit Fly Circus (Australia)1996
Acrobats Of China1986