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Mario Biondi in Concert with Special Guest Mahalia Barnes

Friday 24 May 2024

Italy's number one soul singer, Mario Biondi, is set to make his inaugural Australian tour in May 2024.

His trademark warm and sensual voice will undoubtedly captivate audiences, boasting a catalogue of nine studio albums, 2 live albums, and a busy touring schedule.

For his upcoming tour, Mario's special guest artist will be none other than Australian soul Royalty, Mahalia Barnes, accompanied by her band Soul Mates.

This promises to be an evening of unprecedented Soul and Funk. Mario is thrilled and eagerly looking forward to his Australian Tour.

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Running times

Friday 24 May 2024

Running times

Doors / Preshow bar opens:
Main Act:
Approx. Finish:

Ticket pricing

Section A, Row A seats 7-34, Row B seats 11-30
Adult - $212.25*

A Reserve
Section A, Row A seats 3-6 and 35-38
Section A, Row B seats 1-10 and 31-40
Section A, Rows C-K, Section A Booths, Sections B, C and D Balcony
Adult - $110.45*

B Reserve
Section D Booths and Section E
Adult - $99.35*

Dinner Upgrade (Emporio and Merrywell Bar & Dining) - $39.90* in addition to the above ticket prices.

*Prices applicable for purchases via the Ticketmaster box office at Crown


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