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Ring Of Fire

Leaving Jackson Brings Johnny Cash's Iconic Hits To The MECC

Get ready to experience the iconic music of Johnny Cash and June Carter like never before!

Leaving Jackson, one of Australia's fastest-growing tribute shows, is bringing its electric energy to the MECC stage next month. With performances at some of the country’s largest theatres, including the Opera House in Wellington and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne, this show is an unforgettable experience.

Leaving Jackson has spent the past four years crafting the show, which has become a beloved tribute to Cash and Carter, two of the most legendary figures in the world of country music. With all the hits, including "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," and "Hurt," this two-hour live concert will transport you back in time.

"We're not just playing Johnny Cash and June Carter," says Jeff Carter, who stars as Cash. "We're trying to capture the essence of their relationship, their music, and their love for each other. We want to bring their story to life on stage."

Melanie Lewin, who plays June Carter, agrees, saying, "We're not just performing their songs, we're trying to honour their legacy. It's an honour and a privilege to be part of this show."

Accompanied by a full backing band, the show is a moving and unforgettable tribute to Cash and Carter's musical legacy.

Johnny Cash and June Carter's love story, which began as a professional collaboration on stage, blossomed into a lifelong romance that lasted until Cash's death in 2003. The duo was famous for their on-stage chemistry and musical talent, and they supported each other through personal struggles and health issues. Their music continues to inspire new generations of artists and fans.

Don't miss your chance to see this incredible tribute show. Leaving Jackson hits the MECC stage next month, and tickets are available to purchase from the box office or online through the MECC website. As Jeff Carter says, "We're excited to bring our show to Mackay, and we hope to see everyone there!"

What: Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

When: Saturday 25 March 2023, 7.30pm

Where: MECC Auditorium


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