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Best Western Ellerslie International Auckland Accommodation
Modern, comfortable Auckland Accommodation featuring: fully air-conditioned rooms, 50+ SKY TV, WiFi Internet, outdoor heated pool, on site in-house car rental, restaurant and bar, and conference facilities. We offer a range of different room types and affordable rates, as well as special deals to suit any traveller. Our central location makes us the ideal place to stay when you’re travelling to Auckland.
Sleeps up to 2
Take a break in our spacious superior Studio Suites. Our well appointed rooms will serve as a perfect place to unwind while you are away from home.
Clean and contemporary, our twin rooms, boasting generous space and modern amenities are ideally suited to accommodate a range of sleeping configuration requirements, with one queen and one single bed.
Luxurious, spacious studio suite for the ultimate relaxation whether business or pleasure. A good night sleep is assured in our King-Sized bed. Forget the rest of the world as you soak in our double spa-bath complete with bathrobes.
These state of the art suites were designed with quality and comfort in mind. Furnished with high end room amenities; these units offer all the modern conveniences that the modern traveller cannot live without. Including: Quiet heat pumps/air conditioning, Double glazed windows, Lazy Boy, Media Hub, LCD SmartTV, Modern Spa or Shower, please indicate which you require.
One Bedroom Modern comfort is abundant in our one-bedroom, family suites, complete with newly refurnished kitchenettes. Queen-Sized bed in separate bedroom with TV. Single bed and pull-out sofa located in lounge.
Superior accommodation for you and your family. Well equipped kitchen, complete with dish drawer, no dishes while on holiday! While the kids use our heated swimming pool, adults can enjoy a beverage and snack from our bar and restaurant. Kids menu also available This room has 1 Queen and 3 single beds.
Our crown jewel; this 2 bedroom apartment is perfect for families, or corporates travelling together but still wanting their own space.Equipped with a full kitchen, spacious lounge and 2 bedrooms, you will be forgiven for not wanting to leave at the end of your stay. With the option of adding another bedroom with its own ensuite, you really are spoilt for choice with this little gem.As she is the only one of her kind, this unit must be secured the old fashioned way - but it's easy, pick up the phone and call us toll free on 0800 355 377 - we would love to hear from you.
These stylish suites feature a distinctly seperate living area with comfortable furnishings and TV. Bedroom is equipped with a Queen-Sized bed and TV; no more arguments over the remote in these suites.
Our Auckland restaurant is open daily for cooked and continental breakfasts, a la carte dinners, and room service during restaurant hours.
Here at the fully licensed Ellerslie International Restaurant and Bar, we take pride in offering our guests fine food in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our restaurant seats up to 36 guests, and our menu includes affordable, seasonal dishes with an extensive selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
All guests are invited to make use of our swimming pool. Being heated, it’s the ideal way to relax and unwind during your stay.
Guest fitness centre with gym workout room.
Our Auckland Conference Centre is ideal for Corporate Travellers
We have three different conference rooms available for guests staying with us on business.
Our location just off the Southern Motorway, with over 15,000 companies within 20km of our premises makes our Auckland motel and conference centre the ideal location for your next business meeting, seminar, product launch, training course or conference.
Our onsite car rental service provides guests with an easy transport solution during their stay.
At Best Western Ellerslie International, we’re proud to offer a premier car rental service to our guests thanks to Greenstone Rentals. All in house guests of Best Western Ellerslie International receive a 10% discount on your daily rate on any car hired through Greenstone Rentals.
Round 17 matches the Vodafone Warriors with the Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday 2nd July 2016.
15 Jul 2016 (Fri)
BROODS ANNOUNCE NEW ZEALAND TOUR
Broods will release their second album, Conscious, on 24 June. Fans have a chance to pre-order the album early via the band�s website. Those who pre-order the album digitally will instantly receive the anthemic first single, �Free.�
The New Zealand duo � composed of Georgia and brother Caleb Nott � just wrapped up a series of West Coast arena dates with Ellie Goulding.
Broods recently performed in front of an ecstatic home crowd in March, when they took to the stage at Auckland City Limits Festival. Before that, their last NZ tour was in early 2015, and included a sold-out Auckland show.
To celebrate the release of Conscious, Broods will play Vector Arena on Friday 15 July 2016.
�Free�, the first single from Conscious, has been streamed more than two million times on Spotify since its release two weeks ago and quickly ranked in the Top 15 of Spotify�s U.S. and Global Viral charts, directed by Jessie Hill (Chris Cornell, Angus & Julia Stone).
Conscious is the follow-up to Broods� 2014 debut album, Evergreen, which contained the singles �Bridges� and �Mother & Father� and climbed into the Top 10 of Billboard�s Alternative Albums chart. Evergreen debuted at #1 on the NZ Album chart.
Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding), who produced Evergreen, serves as Executive Producer on Conscious, producing many of the tracks. Additional production is by Broods, Alex Hope (Troye Sivan) and Captain Cuts. The new album features a duet with Tove Lo and a song the band co-wrote with fellow New Zealander Lorde.
The album title succinctly sums up Broods� approach to creating music. Explains Georgia Nott, �We're very conscious on what we want to achieve with this album. We're very conscious of what we want to do and what kind of impact we want to make. At the end of the day, it�s important to have a say over every aspect of your art.�
Thrust into the international spotlight when both members were just barely out of school, the experience of playing big stages around the world had a powerful effect on their song writing.
�After touring for so long, you start realising which songs you enjoy playing the most and which songs the audience reacts to the most,� says Caleb Nott. �We know more about what we're up to and that's definitely influenced the way that we wrote. This album is a punch in the face compared to the last one. Evergreen was very subtle and airy, Conscious really goes for the throat.�
Broods will also be playing Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Thursday 14 July and Wellington's Shed 6 on Sunday 17 July.
21 Jul 2016 (Thu)
THE CURE ANNOUNCE 2016 NEW ZEALAND SHOW
Nine years since their last New Zealand appearance, THE CURE will make a very welcome return to Auckland this July for one special show.
Renowned for their sublime two-hour-plus performances, The Cure will play one night only at Vector Arena on Thursday 21 July, marking the band�s first NZ date since August 2007.
The Cure are set to embark on an extensive run of US dates and their first major European tour since 2008.
During the past eight years the band has performed a number of high profile London shows and headlined most of the major European festivals including: Roskilde, Werchter, Reading & Leeds, Pinkpop, Hurricane & Southside, Paleo, Vieilles Charrues, BBK, Belfort, Optimus Alive!, Primavera, Frequency, Electric Picnic and Bestival.
THE CURE TOUR 2016 will present Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be one of the 'must see' shows of the year!
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
28 Jul 2016 (Thu)
THIS UNRULY MESS I�VE MADE WORLD TOUR
Grammy-Award winning superstars MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS will bring their show-stopping THIS UNRULY MESS I�VE MADE WORLD TOUR presented by 'Spark Thanks' to New Zealand this July for their biggest tour yet!
The duo behind 2015�s smash hit �Downtown� will play Auckland�s Vector Arena on Thursday 28 July.
More than three years after releasing their Grammy-winning debut album The Heist - featuring worldwide smash hits �Thrift Shop� and �Same Love� - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back with their official sophomore LP, titled This Unruly Mess I've Made, released globally on 26 February.
The album arrives after the success of the group's comeback single, �Downtown�, that also featured pioneering MCs Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Melle Mel, which they performed at the MTV Video Music Awards last August. This Unruly Mess I've Made also features collaborations with Ed Sheeran (�Growing Up�) and Leon Bridges (�Kevin�).
In an open letter on his website, Macklemore describes disappearing into the wilderness of America�s Pacific North-West to embrace the recording process.
�I had to figure out how to use my voice again. So, we went ghost. The Irish Goodbye, into the woods, in the dead of winter. We bought a 1985 Suburban, loaded up some equipment and left town.�
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also play Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Saturday 30 July.
Disney on Ice
4 Aug 2016 (Thu) - 7 Aug 2016 (Sun)
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS - MAGICAL ICE FESTIVAL
Get ready to enter a world of enchantment featuring the most magical moments from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival.
You�ll be whisked away into the wintery world of the Academy Award� winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney�s Frozen, to join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven as they help the sisters along the way in a story full of action, adventure and magic.
Experience Disney�s The Little Mermaid with a show-stopping performance by Sebastian as he breaks out of his shell to make waves with Ariel �Under The Sea�!
Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn from Disney�s Tangled.
And get swept away by Disney�s Beauty and the Beast as the Beast and his castle�s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle.
It will be a magical mix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this winsome wonderland to you!
10 Aug 2016 (Wed)
JUST ANNOUNCED - It's OFFICIAL - John Cena is coming BACK to New Zealand this August with WWE LIVE, and you won't believe what he has planned! Tickets are on sale now!
WWE returns to New Zealand in August 2016 to present the WWE LIVE� tour.
Fans attending WWE LIVE� will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars & Divas* in action including Roman Reigns�, Sheamus�, WWE Tag Team Champions New Day�, WWE Divas Champion Charlotte�, Kevin Owens�, Sasha Banks� and Ryback�.
More than 750,000 WWE fans have been to a WWE live show in Australia and New Zealand since the first WWE Global Warning stadium live event in Melbourne 2002.
13 Aug 2016 (Sat)
Superstar SELENA GOMEZ will grace our shores for her first ever New Zealand headline show here on Saturday 13 August, as part of her worldwide Revival Tour.
Candid and sophisticated, Revival finds the 23-year-old co-writing with the likes of A$AP Rocky to channel raw emotion into her lushly arranged brand of pop music, redefining her role as a pop artist and offering her most complex and compelling album to date.
Gomez’s newfound creative control and strengthened command of her soulful vocals are more than evident in singles "Hands to Myself", "Good for You" - which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s digital songs chart, reached #1 on iTunes in more than 30 countries and achieved platinum status in New Zealand – and her latest "Kill Em With Kindness".
Revival marks the latest chapter in a career that’s brought Gomez from starring in her own Disney Channel show at age 15, to taking a central role in Harmony Korine’s 2012 cult classic Spring Breakers - all while selling more than 21 million singles worldwide. “Making this album was the first time in my life that everyone looked at me and asked, ‘What do you want to do?’” recalls the Texas-raised Gomez. “It was a whole different kind of challenge for me.”
Netball Quads Series
27 Aug 2016 (Sat)
Four nations battle in out on the Netball Court!
Vector Arena will come alive as fans are treated to a blockbuster double header to launch the Netball Quad Series.
All four teams will be in action, with the Australian Diamonds playing South Africa�s SPAR Proteas, before your Silver Ferns face the England Roses; double the entertainment and excitement for fans!
This will be international Netball at its best.
1 Oct 2016 (Sat)
DELIRIUM WORLD TOUR
Frontier Touring is thrilled to confirm that global phenomenon Ellie Goulding will bring the Delirium World Tour to New Zealand this October! Joined by very special guests Years & Years, Ellie is set to electrify Vector Arena!
Celebrated as a force to be reckoned with for her first two albums Lights and Halcyon, Ellie Goulding firmly cemented herself as a superstar with the release of third studio album Delirium (Universal Music) in November last year. An expansive and dazzling collection of genre-defying bangers, Delirium scored immediate acclaim and climbed the top ten in no less than 14 different countries.
Delirium�s first offering was the Grammy-nominated chartbuster �Love Me Like You Do� that swiftly broke the world record for most streamed song in one week, skyrocketing to #1 in 80 countries including New Zealand where it was certified triple platinum. The next cut from Delirium was �On My Mind�, a swagger-charged anthem that reasserts Ellie as one of music�s most surprising and confident performers. Last month Ellie served the one-two punch of �Army� and �Something In The Way You Move�, the former a sweeping ode to authentic friendship and the latter an irresistible thumper - both tracks have critics applauding Delirium as her finest album to date.
�Delirium goes straight for the pop jugular, unleashing a relentless barrage of bangers that almost always hit the spot� - The Guardian
�Delirium grounds Ellie Goulding�s penchant for spectacle in tightly-written pop songs. Her evocative storytelling and ability to craft great dance music is all here� making a mature pop record that feels like a natural progression� - Pitchfork
Alongside solo chart scorchers �Anything Could Happen� and �Burn�, Ellie recently teamed with Major Lazer on the reggae-tinged smash �Powerful� and collaborated with Calvin Harris on the multi-platinum selling singles �I Need Your Love� and �Outside�.
In addition to an outstanding Grammys performance this week, the Brit Award winning singer-songwriter collected high praise for appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Glastonbury and an intimate, one-off show she performed at Sydney�s Enmore Theatre in October of last year.
�Last night�s show proved that Ellie Goulding is a sheer pop powerhouse and it will be a show that I�m sure will be talked about by fans for quite some time.� � Renowned For Sound
�Goulding gave everything she had in the last 20 minutes of her show, bringing the house down with her hits 'You My Everything', 'Love Me Like You Do' and 'Burn' and finally calling it an end with her new banger 'On My Mind'... She ended things in style and did not disappoint.� � Project U
Ellie�s special guests will include UK electronic virtuosos Years & Years who have quickly impressed with darkly romantic debut album Communion (out now through Universal Music). An intricate balance of mediative lyrics and undeniable hooks, Communion references house, r&b and electropop and has seen the trio win the BBC Sound of 2015 poll and a Critics Choice nomination in the 2015 Brit Awards.
Certified Gold in NZ, �King� has gone platinum in seven countries with Billboard calling it �destined to be played at arenas for years to come.� Synth-soaked follow-up single �Shine� achieved Gold certification in Australia and their UK homeland where it also soared to #2 on the Singles Chart. As well as appearances at Radio 1's Big Weekend, Wireless Festival, T in the Park and Latitude Festival, the guys set Melbourne and Sydney stages ablaze when they performed Splendour In The Grass sideshows in July of last year.
�His voice is actually insane � hearing that breathy falsetto live is something else� It was such a fun set; these guys are honestly the most captivating performers � and boy do they know how to bring the party.� � Music Feeds
Having thrilled New Zealand audiences time and time again, Ellie Goulding�s arena Delirium World Tour promises her most exhilarating performances to date. Bursting with hits and joined by special guests Years & Years these shows will be a blockbuster display of showmanship and raw talent.
19 Oct 2016 (Wed)
HAPPY & GLORIOUS NEW ZEALAND TOUR
The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious� - 5 STARS, The Telegraph
�Joyously performed� - The Times
Michael McIntyre is bringing his latest sell out stand-up show Happy & Glorious to New Zealand.
The UK & Ireland leg of the Happy & Glorious tour saw Michael sell over four-hundred thousand tickets and beat his rivals to the Christmas Number One slot in the DVD chart. His 2015 tour saw him awarded the prestigious keys to The London O2 Arena for an astonishing 27 performances at The O2, which sees him performing more times than One Direction and Take That.
Michael�s previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, which included a record-breaking ten-night residency at The O2 matching the pop-superstar Rihanna�s 2011 record.
Michael has released three best-selling DVDs: 2008�s Live and Laughing, was the biggest selling UK debut stand-up DVD of its time, Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest-selling UK stand-up DVD of all time a record it still holds, and 2012�s Showtime, which beat its competitors to the Christmas Number One spot.
The past few years have been exceptional for Michael. In 2013 he performed internationally; playing to sold out arenas in South Africa, Dubai, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. His show in Johannesburg was the largest ever comedy show in Africa and his Dubai shows won the Time Out Best Night Out Award.
Michael McIntyre will be joined by special guest Paul Tonkinson.
21 Oct 2016 (Fri) - 24 Oct 2016 (Mon)
Held in Auckland since 1995, Wellington since 2001 and Christchurch/Melbourne since 2007, Armageddon has a long history of events...
All Blacks vs Australia
22 Oct 2016 (Sat)
3rd Bledisloe Test at Eden Park
Trans-Tasman rivalry continues as the All Blacks take on the Wallabies in the battle for the Bledisloe Cup.
26 Oct 2016 (Wed)
Coming to Auckland in October!
As they prepare to embark on their biggest U.S. tour to date, SLIPKNOT have announced a New Zealand show igniting Vector Arena on Wednesday 26 October.
SLIPKNOT is decimating stages around the world in support of its Grammy nominated album, .5: The Gray Chapter. So far, it has produced five songs that have reached Billboard�s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart: �Killpop�, �The Devil In I�, �Custer�, �The Negative One� and latest single �Goodbye�.
.5: The Gray Chapter was released in October 2014. The album sold 132,000 copies in the US in its first week of release, debuting at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Slipknot stand out as one of history's most impactful and culturally significant hard rock entities. Since first landing in 1999, the group has garnered eleven platinum and 38 gold record certifications worldwide with 2008�s platinum-selling All Hope Is Gone debuting at #1 in seven countries. They've earned a Grammy for �Best Metal Performance� as well as numerous accolades from Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Revolver, NME, Metal Hammer and more.
1 Nov 2016 (Tue)
Arena Tour 2016
ANDR� RIEU ANNOUNCES NEW ZEALAND ARENA TOUR FOR 2016!
International superstar Andr� Rieu is thrilled to be returning to New Zealand with a brand new Arena Tour 2016.
Andr� Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like no other. The Dutch King of Waltz is the world�s most successful violinist ever having sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs. Along with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Andr� has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none. Having received over 400 Platinum Awards, he is one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world. Each year he performs in front of around 600,000 fans and outsells mega artists such as Coldplay, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen.
New Zealanders first became enthralled with Andr� back in 2009 when Andr� performed for the first time in Auckland. Andr� returned to New Zealand in 2011 and 2013 and has immense love for his massive legion of loyal fans Down Under. He is always amazed at the wonderful reception he receives from captivated New Zealand audiences.
Andr� Rieu: �I am so much looking forward to finally coming back to Christchurch for the first time in five years and to Auckland after three years. I remember well the first time I performed in New Zealand. It felt like people were waiting for us to come for a long time and they gave us such a warm welcome,� he says. �I have never experienced that anywhere else and I can�t wait to see you all again 2016.�
On 13 November Andr� released his brand new album Roman Holiday (Universal Music) which features well-loved favourites such as Gabriel�s Oboe, Mascagni�s famous intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana, Mattinata, Felicit�, Arrivederci Roma and excerpts from Verdi�s La Traviata and Puccini�s Madama Butterfly as well as his 2015 Maastricht DVD Wonderful World (Universal Music).
On stage Andr�s incredible musical prowess, passion, charisma and humour make for a magical spectacle. His romantic and fun concerts are the only ones where people regularly jump to their feet and dance in the aisles. It�s not uncommon to see devoted New Zealand fans laughing, weeping, clapping, dancing and embracing as Andr� and his orchestra belt out the most beautiful waltzes, classics from the world of opera, film and folk music, as well as iconic songs like Waltzing Matilda.
Andr� Rieu is also performing at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on 29 October 2016.
Don�t miss your chance to see one of the most popular live acts in the world!
18 Nov 2016 (Fri)
DISTURBED ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND ARENA TOUR FOR NOVEMBER
Frontier Touring are thrilled to be touring Disturbed for a string of arena dates this November in Australia and to once again announce a one-off show at Auckland's Vector Arena.
Disturbed unfortunately had to postpone their show last January due to the collapse of Australia's Soundwave Festival. Tickets retained by fans for the postponed concert are valid for entry to the upcoming concert on Friday 18 November. Fans who had their January concert tickets refunded will need to re-purchase in order to gain entry.
After announcing a hiatus in 2011, multiplatinum, hard rock legends Disturbed unleashed their sixth LP and first release in five years, Immortalized (out now through Warner). Amassing over 12 million record sales and counting, a Grammy nomination, and a multitude of accolades since their humble beginnings in 1994, Disturbed�s return is saturated in the fiery determination fans love them for. Immortalized demonstrates a contemporary shift in their sound since the hiatus, while staying true to their signature metal roots a true Disturbed album.
Disturbed's latest single �The Sound Of Silence� is currently sitting at #1 BIllboard's Mainstream Rock Chart. The momentum behind Disturbed builds and builds, as fans and media keep true to the band.
�Alt-metallers Disturbed are back and pushing the boundaries on album number six� � Australian Guitar
�Disturbed are back, and they�re on top form� � Classic Rock Magazine
�[Immortalized] hit the spot with the band�s legions of worshipers� � Loud Wire
Live, Disturbed strengths lie in the incredible vocals of lead singer David Draiman, and skilful musicianship of Dan Donegan (guitar), Mike Wengren (drums) and John Moyer (bass). Fans are sure to be treated to new Disturbed tracks like �The Vengeful One�, �The Light� and of course, �The Sound Of Silence�. Fans of their earlier material should also look forward to hearing old favourites lifted from The Sickness like �Down With The Sickness� and Ten Thousand Fists smash hit �Stricken�.
Currently touring Canada and North America, reviews of their live performances have been extremely positive.
�An incredible show� � Rock Revolt Magazine
�An energetic and powerful performance by the entire band provided the fans with exactly what they had been waiting for� � National Rock Review
A not-to-be missed show from a reinvigorated band of four ready to take to the stage and show Australia and New Zealand what they�ve been missing. Not since 2011 have they graced our shores, and if their 2016 performances are anything to go by, these shows will take fans on the ride of their lives. Secure your tickets now!
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
2 Dec 2016 (Fri)
CALL IT WHAT IT IS TOUR
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Live Nation announce that the Call It What It Is Tour dates for New Zealand have been rescheduled for later this year.
The band have released the following statement:
"To our great fans in Australia and New Zealand: Unfortunately we need to postpone our upcoming tour so that we can put the finishing touches on our new album. We can�t wait to see you in November/December. Until then, Much love, BHIC."
The rescheduled New Zealand tour dates are as follows:
VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER (previously Friday 26 February)
MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER (previously at TSB Bank Arena on Wednesday 24 February)
Regrettably the Christchurch show at Horncastle Arena (originally scheduled for Monday 29 February) will not be rescheduled.
Tickets for the Auckland and Napier shows will be valid for the rescheduled date without the need to exchange.
Patrons who are unable to attend the rescheduled dates may obtain a refund from the point of purchase.
New tickets for all shows are on sale now!
For further information please visit: www.livenation.co.nz.
3 Dec 2016 (Sat)
Mt Smart Stadium
A Head Full of Dreams Tour
COLDPLAY have announced a New Zealand date on their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, with a stadium show confirmed for Mt Smart Stadium.
This is the band�s first world tour since the Mylo Xyloto Tour, which included Australian and NZ shows in November 2012. More than two million tickets have already been sold for the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, which kicked off with a record-breaking stadium run in Latin America in March / April and which will see the band perform four sold out nights at London�s Wembley Stadium in June.
Twenty One Pilots
25 Mar 2017 (Sat)
EM�TI�NAL R�ADSH�W W�RLD T�UR
Fresh off their massively successfully, sold-out Australian and New Zealand headline tour, TWENTY ONE PILOTS have announced their biggest New Zealand shows to date when they return in March 2017.
American alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots completed their third trek to New Zealand last month selling out their only Auckland show at Vector Arena.
�Literally exuding passion, the amount of hard work these two have put into building their live show between their mind-blowing performance at the Powerstation last year, to the arena-worthy spectacle it is now, did not go a-miss, amazing everyone from the most die-hard of fans, to the bands newest fans� - Libel.nz
The band also released their new single last week, �Ride�, a follow up to the worldwide smash �Stressed Out� which has reached #6 on the Heatseekers chart, while �Stressed Out� retains a top 10 spot, coming in at #9 on the NZ Top 40.
The tracks are lifted from the 2015, NZ #6, ARIA #11 and US Billboard Top 200 #1 album, Blurryface (out now through Warner Music New Zealand).
Twenty One Pilots � who only just returned home from show stopping performances at Lolla South America in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina � have received a number of major awards nominations in recent weeks, including four nods for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards: �Top Duo/Group,� �Top Rock Artist,� �Top Rock Album (for Blurryface),� and �Top Rock Song� (for �Stressed Out�). The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be presented on May 22 in Las Vegas.
Blurryface � which also includes the RIAA gold certified single, Tear In My Heart � made a stunning chart debut upon its 2015 release, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1 with total sales exceeding 147,000. The album further served as the duo�s international breakthrough, reaching top 20 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Twenty One Pilots� Tyler Joseph stands as the #1 songwriter in the first quarter of 2016 on the strength �Stressed Out,� besting veteran writers with multiple hits to their name, while �Stressed Out� became the first song penned by a single writer to top the Pop charts in nearly two years. Blurryface follows Twenty One Pilots� 2013 Fueled By Ramen debut album, Vessel, certified gold by the RIAA and boasting a trio of gold certified hit singles in �Holding On To You,� �Car Radio� and �House of Gold.�
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Reviewed 15 November 2015 (FergieT20, Brit in Clover)
What a fabulous hideaway - the staff were amazing, as was the room [ well it was sort of a flat really! ] Gym and pool too........ Nothing was too much trouble from front dest to the girls in the laundry room. Just what you want when youre travelling around and need to catch up. They lent us towels for the beach even - difficult to pack in suitcases when you're travelling with a family. Best place I've stayed in ever tbh
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 (Mike P, Melbourne)
I have now stayed at this motel 4 times this year as part of my travel to Auckland for work. Although this place is quite large and has a conference centre I keep going back as the rooms are quiet and well maintained plus the restaurant serves great food! I would especially recommend the Scotch fillet as it just melts in your mouth. The front desk staff (Brenna and Soraya) are great with nothing being too much of a problem. And Kim in the restaurant provides great service. All in all I would recommend this establishment if you don't need to be in the heart of Auckland as its also close to the Motorway so touring is easy.
“Best accomodation in the area”
Reviewed 12 February 2015 (Kirstin C, Wellington)
I travel to Auckland to visit family and friends and have finally found somewhere decent to stay. I have stayed there the last 3 visits and it never disappoints. Great value for money compared to other accommodation in the area and definitely much cleaner. My last trip was with my family and we stayed in a 2 bedroom unit which has plenty of room. And yes the pool is small but my teenage children still enjoyed it and had no complaints. Staff as always were friendly and helpful.
“Probably the best place in the Ellerslie area south of Auckland”
Reviewed 14 November 2014 (Andrew N)
I've stayed in about 4 Motels in the last month around Ellerslie, Great South Road and Newmarket. This motel has the best rooms with good clean rooms, comfortable beds and good service including simple things like real milk, good wifi and a bar and lounge area. Also easy walking distance into Ellerslie and a couple of reasonably good bar/restaurants