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Mavis Staples – ASB Theatre April 19, 2017

 

Mavis Staples, aged 77, proved why she is one of the most important voices of the past century, keeping the work of her father Pops Staples, alive and making it relevant to today’s audience during her show at Auckland’s ASB Theatre. Continue reading

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UK Pop Legend Alison Moyet Announces Three New Zealand Tour Dates For October 2017

TEG LIVE in arrangement with Solo is proud to announce UK pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet will be touring Australia and New Zealand in October 2017, as part of her recently announced world tour. This will be her first visit to this region in over 30 years. The BRIT Award Winner and Grammy Nominee will be showcasing her eclectic catalogue including hits and new material from her soon to be released album, Other. Continue reading

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Rice – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (Auckland Arts Festival)

Rice from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan is one of those rare offerings. Created by the revered Lin Hwai-min, founder of Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and winner of the 2013 American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement,  Rice celebrates the life cycle of a rice paddy in the home of ‘Emperor’s Rice’ in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan. This valley has eschewed the despoiling by chemical fertiliser and has returned to organic farming – with growing demand from EU countries for the ‘happy’ rice now produced there. Continue reading

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Mavis Staples: Live In Concert at ASB Theatre

Mavis Staple will perform at Auckland’s ASB Theatre on Wednesday, April 19th. Pre-sale has started. GP on sale tomorrow. Continue reading

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The Monkees – ASB Theatre November 30, 2016

 

Celebrating their 50th…yes 50th…anniversary, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees showed up at Auckland’s ASB Theatre to take their fans back into time, turning 60-somethings into pre-teens. Continue reading

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Change Of Venue For Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Show

We have just learned that tonight’s Last Waltz 40th Anniversary show featuring Garth Hudson and John Simon has been moved from Auckland’s Civic Theatre to the ASB Theatre. Here’s a note from the promoter: Continue reading

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Auckland Arts Festival announces Rufus Wainwright for 2017

AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

Performing selections from his opera Prima Donna: A Symphonic Visual Concert and Rufus Does Judy

 Vocalist, composer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright is a consummate and audacious showman who has wooed thousands across the world. In a night of musical alchemy, the magnificent maestro celebrates his ‘main squeezes’ – opera and orchestra – and his passion for dramatics, divas and show songs. Continue reading

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Bill Bailey – ASB Theatre October 26, 2016

 

Much loved comedian Bill Bailey first performed in New Zealand 20 years ago, and he’s been back several times since. Tonight’s show sold out weeks ago and there’s not many seats left for tomorrow’s show either. With his reputation for great laughs and hilarious musical stylings I’m not surprised. Continue reading

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Tower of Power: Masters of Soul and Funk Perform One Night Only in Auckland

Tower Of PowerSensational 10-piece American soul funk band Tower of Power come to New Zealand in October for one show only.

Tower of Power, best known for its powerhouse five-piece horn section, plays at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre in Auckland on Wednesday 5 October. Continue reading

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Hendrix Revolution Tour – ASB Theatre (Concert Review)

Jimi Hendrix Revolution Tour (26 of 49)Seattle-born Hendrix-style guitarist Randy Hansen brought his Hendrix Revolution Tour to Auckland’s ASB Theatre where, by the end of his two-hour set, he and his band had the crowd standing up screaming for more.

Click here to read the entire review along with the complete set list and a photo gallery by Chris Zwaagdyk.

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Bowie: Waiting In The Sky – ASB Theatre (Concert Review)

BowieEddie Rayner and a team of all-star Kiwi musicians paid tribute to the music of David Bowie last night at Auckland’s ASB Theatre. Liz Gunn was there…here is her review along with photos by Ivan Karczewski:

Last night, Auckland’s Aotea Centre celebrated a memorable life, a musical giant. A huge crowd of all ages- from the early 20’s couple laughing and dancing next to me, to the almost 70 year old rocker with a shock of dyed red hair and wearing a Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence T shirt- came out in force to celebrate, with some of Kiwi music’s most talented, the musical heritage of the inimitable David Bowie.

Click here to read the entire review and view a photo gallery by Ivan Karczewski.

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Billy Crystal Coming To Auckland

Billy CrystalTony® and Emmy Award®-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal will appear live for the very first time in New Zealand at the ASB Theatre in Auckland.

Tickets go on sale on Monday April 18 for what promises to be a hilarious and personal evening as Crystal provides his unique observations on the world around and reflects on his life and career so far. Celebrated Australian interviewer Andrew Denton will share the stage and host An Evening Of Sit Down with BILLY CRYSTAL. 

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Joe Bonamassa Returns To Auckland

Joe Bonamassa 2016Hot off the heels of his blistering performance at Blues Fest in Byron Bay over Easter, blues-rock guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa is happy to announce he will be returning to New Zealand this October.

This will be the first chance for New Zealand fans to experience tracks from Joe’s new album, Blues of Desperation, live.

7 Oct 8pm, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

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The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band – ASB Theatre (Concert Review)

DSC_3533There was a time when the Mick Fleetwood blues band was indeed Fleetwood Mac. When the venerable outfit got its start in 1967 they were at the front of the British blues scene, with guitarist Peter Green at the helm. Peter Green wasn’t around last night at the ASB Theatre, but his songs certainly were, with Mick Fleetwood and company dipping into the Peter Green songbook early and often.

Click here to read the entire review along with the complete set list and a photo gallery by Michael Flynn.

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Prince – ASB Theatre (Concert Review)

photo courtesy Justine Walpol

photo courtesy Justine Walpol

It was arguably the most highly anticipated concert of the decade, hey, maybe the century…Prince finally performed in New Zealand, bringing his Piano and a Microphone Tour to Auckland’s ASB Theatre. So, with expectations so high (as were the ticket prices), did The Purple One deliver the goods or disappoint?

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