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Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are delighted to announce Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and best-selling author Richard Marx as he brings his 12-date The Songwriter Tour to New Zealand for the very first time and returning to Australia in February and March 2023.
“I couldn’t be more excited to return to my home away from home, Australia, to perform for the fans once again. That I’ll also finally be able to play my first ever concerts in New Zealand is icing on the cake. Can’t wait to get there.” – Richard Marx

Having last toured Australia in 2018 and playing New Zealand for the first time, The Songwriter Tour will play Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland before Brisbane, Tweed Heads, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Penrith and Perth.

Frontier Members pre-sale kicks off Tuesday 4 October at 1pm local time before the General public on sale on Thursday 6 October at 12noon local time. Tickets via:

Richard Marx is a cultural touchstone, whose influence remains steadfast in pop culture today having written and performed some of the most indelible hits of the late ’80s and early ’90s, ‘Endless Summer Nights’, ‘Hold on to the Nights’, ‘Should’ve Known Better’, ‘Don’t Mean Nothing’ and ‘Right Here Waiting’.

Marx’s unwavering talent has led him to a string of triumphs through classics ‘Right Here Waiting’ which reached #1 status in both Australia and New Zealand and ‘Hazard’, also peaking at #1 in Australia and #7 in New Zealand. With a loyal following Down Under, Marx has enjoyed eight Top 40 Hits in Australia along with other smash singles such as the hauntingly beautiful ‘Now and Forever’, ‘Angelia’, ‘Take This Heart’ and ‘Satisfied’.

Marx’s sophomore album Repeat Offender, featuring the singles ‘Right Here Waiting’, ‘Angelia’ and ‘Satisfied’, peaked at #1 in Australia, surpassing Double Platinum album sales and #3 in New Zealand with Gold status.

Today, Marx releases his thirteenth studio album, the multi-genre-spanning Songwriter (available now via BMG Australia – here), with four sets of all new songs, each influenced by his success across pop, rock, country music and ballad genres.

The new album’s first single ‘Same Heartbreak Different Day’ was co-written with Lucas Marx (Katy Perry, Tyron Hapi) and Michael Jade (Little Big Town, Andy Grammer) – listen here. Songwriter also features the released singles ‘One Day Longer’, co-written with Keith Urban and ‘Shame On You’, co-written with his son Jesse Marx.

Marx has written a No. 1 single in each of the last four decades, an accolade previously only reached by Michael Jackson. He has written with numerous artists, including ‘To Where You Are’, the first hit single from Josh Groban’s debut album, the NSYNC smash, ‘This I Promise You’ and ‘Crazy’, the song he co-wrote with country music megastar Kenny Rogers in 1984. He went on to earn a 2004 Song of the Year Grammy for co-authoring Luther Vandross’ ‘Dance with My Father’. Overall, he has scored 14 No. 1 singles (including Keith Urban’s No. 1 smash ‘Long Hot Summer’), both as a performer and as a songwriter/producer, revealing him as a true multi-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and his fans.

Songwriter begins another busy year for Richard Marx who last summer released his best-selling memoir Stories To Tell (available now via Simon & Schuster) in paperback and hardcover editions. The literary debut recounts the singer/songwriter’s life and career — where all throughout he offers a ruminative and refreshingly candid account of his successes and failures in the music industry as he’s experienced it over the last four decades. Also released last year was The Vault – Vol. 1, the first in a multi-run series of colored vinyl EPs featuring unreleased demos and early material.

A father to three grown sons (all are musicians), he lives between LA and Miami with his wife Daisy Fuentes. Marx is active in many charitable organisations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Mercy for Animals.

Don’t miss the captivating voice of Richard Marx with his live band performing his biggest hits and songs from the new album in Australia and New Zealand next February – March. Tickets via:


Presented by Frontier Touring, Arena Touring, WSFM 101.7 (Sydney), Gold 104.3 (Melbourne), Triple M (Newcastle) and The Breeze (NZ)

Begins: Tuesday 4 October (1pm local)
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Begins: Thursday 6 October (12noon local time)


Sunday 19 February
Isaac Theatre Royal | Christchurch, NZ All Ages | Ph: 0800 842 538

Tuesday 21 February
Opera House | Wellington, NZ All Ages | Ph: 0800 111 999

Wednesday 22 February
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre | Auckland, NZ All Ages | Ph: 0800 111 999

Friday 24 February
QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD All Ages | Ph: 136 246

Sunday 26 February
Twin Towns | Tweed Heads, QLD
All Ages | Ph: 07 5536 2277

Wednesday 1 March
NEX | Newcastle, NSW All Ages | Ph: 132 849

Friday 3 March
Llewellyn Hall | Canberra, ACT All Ages | Ph: 132 849

Saturday 4 March
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages | Ph: 13 61 00

Sunday 5 March
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW
All Ages | Ph: 13 61 00

Tuesday 7 March
Anita’s Theatre | Wollongong, NSW All Ages | Ph: 13 61 00

Wednesday 8 March
Panthers | Penrith, NSW All Ages | Ph: 132 849

Friday 10 March
Astor Theatre | Perth, WA Licensed All Ages* | Ph: 132 849


1 Same Heartbreak Different Day (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx, Michael Jade)

2 Believe In Me (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx)

3 Anything (Richard Marx/Bruce Weigner)

4 Moscow Calling (Richard Marx)

5 Only A Memory (Richard Marx/Adam Messinger)

1 Shame On You (Richard Marx/Jesse Marx)

2 Just Go (Richard Marx)

3 My Love, My Enemy (Richard Marx/Matt Scannell)

4 One More Yesterday (Richard Marx/Chris Daughtry/Jason Wade)

5 We Are Not Alone (Ricard Marx/Jesse Marx)

1 Everything I’ve Got (Richard Marx)

2 One Day Longer (Richard Marx/Keith Urban)

3 Breaking My Heart (Richard Marx/Darius Rucker/David Hodges)

4 Misery Loves Company (Richard Marx/Lucas Marx/Bruce Weigner)

5  We Had It All (Richard Marx/Randy Hauser/Brice Long)

1 Always (Richard Marx/Burt Bacharach)

2 Still In My Heart (Richard Marx/Richard Page)

3 As If We’ll Never Love Again (Richard Marx/Gary Burr)

4 Never After (Richard Marx/Topher Brown)

5 Maybe (Richard Marx)

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