This is the only show of its kind in the world and it is officially endorsed and presented by Roy Orbison’s eldest son Wesley Orbison.

In memory of his father, Roy’s eldest son, Wesley Orbison, presents this live concert experience reliving the hits of music legend Roy Orbison. The international production stars award-winning artist John Stephan – “The Voice from Downunder”.

With over ten million albums sold worldwide, John has worked alongside the best in the industry including producers and writers; such as Walter Afanasieff, Babyface, Dann Huff, Vince Gill and Jorgen Elofsson. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s finest artists including Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Jewel, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and many more.

Join the celebration as John Stephan pays the ultimate homage to The Big O, showcasing all his classic songs together with Roy Orbison’s 15 massive number one hits.

With a voice filled with warmth, emotion and a four-octave range, "The Voice from Down Under" will take audience members on an incredible trip through the storied career of Orbison, covering a multitude of his chart-topping hits.

Come and relive the glory days with iconic hits such as “Pretty Woman”, “Crying”, “I Drove All Night”, “Leah”, “Working For The Man”, “Blue Bayou”, “Only The Lonely”, “In Dreams”, “Blue Angel”, “You Got It”, “Running Scared”, and many more.

Don’t miss Wesley Orbison as he gives a very personal narrative of Roy’s intriguing yet tragic life. This one-night only event will see audiences mesmerised.

“John Stephan has the powerful voice and compelling stage presence of a superstar! In his songs he truly captures the emotions and power of music at its very best.” Vince Gill (19 Grammy Awards, 10 CMA Awards Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee)
“By experiencing this show you could not get any closer to the late great music legend Roy Orbison.” Tony Conway (Roy Orbison’s former booking agent)
  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    Depending on current Queensland Health guidelines QPAC’s theatre capacities may vary and there may be patrons occupying the seats directly beside, behind or in front of you during a performance. Masks are mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.

  • The Safest Way to Buy!

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Pricing Guide

Admission Premium $109.90 A-Reserve $99.90 B-Reserve $89.90

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.


"John Stephan is passionate as a lyricist and an extremely moving performer. I took one listen to this guy and decided I wanted to do everything in my power to help catapult John Stephan to the top!" By Dann Huff (producer & guitarist – Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Keith Urban, Faith Hill)