Breakers 2016-2017 Season
21 Aug 2016 (Sun) - 28 Feb 2017 (Tue)
The SKYCITY Breakers are not just a basketball club, they are a family, and in 2016/17 they want their fans to be there with them as they welcome in an exciting new era.
29 Jan 2017 (Sun)
The genre-defying PUSCIFER will unleash their legendary Money $hot – Round Under Tour on Auckland, straight off the back of a mammoth world tour that marries the concept of concert and theatre, and has been chalking up epic reviews from around the globe:
“Welcome to one of the most intoxicating, semi-befuddling and downright incredible live shows, well, ever… Puscifer’s whole philosophy is about making their live show a unique experience… Nothing is more impressive than the performance, though… one of the best live bands on the planet.” – Kerrang!
“Mindbending, brain-frying, totally unique and definitely worth the wait. Gig of the year. Done.” – Metal Hammer
“Maynard James Keenan’s vocals were in beautiful harmony with Carina Round’s… (this together with) the stunning visuals that accompanied Puscifer’s show throughout the night, made for an incredible gig that won’t be easily forgotten.” – Loudwire
The brainchild of one of music’s most enigmatic personalities, Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer is an accomplished collective of musicians. Puscifer’s touring line-up is Keenan, guitar player Mat Mitchell, singer Carina Round, drummer Jeff Friedl, keyboard player/vocalist Mahsa Zargaran and the newest addition, bass player Paul Barker (Ministry, Lead Into Gold).
Money Shot, Puscifer’s third studio album released in October 2015, is the most confident release to date and easily the most openly "Maynard James Keenan" of the bunch.
"I don't really know how else to talk about it other than it's more," says Keenan. "It really is kind of a culmination of all the things I've been exposed to and inspired by over the years. That combination of the digital programming combined with that acoustic element of the harmonies... Trying to find that actual pulse, that breath of life within the digital landscape — and then just going ahead and bringing it in for real."
“Money Shot takes a more refined approach to all the things that make Puscifer Puscifer”, wrote Rolling Stone. “The raunchy sense of humor is still there, but the overall mood of melodically pulsing songs like "Grand Canyon," "Galileo" and "The Remedy" is darker, more sombre and more reflective… Money Shot feels like the most focused work the band has created to date, and maybe also the most personal.”
Do yourself a favour and don’t miss this one-off live experience when it rolls into town on Sunday 29 January 2017.
Presented by Destroy All Lines & Chugg Entertainment
Panic! at the Disco
2 Feb 2017 (Thu)
Award winning, internationally acclaimed colossal rockers PANIC! AT THE DISCO are set to return to Auckland on Thursday 2 February 2017 to support their fifth studio album, Death Of A Bachelor.
Bringing their action-packed live shows and armed with a mountain of hits, fans can prepare for spell-binding energy, roof-raising beats and a live show that will leave you breathless. Having sold out their biggest shows the world over - including over 20,000 tickets in London - you won’t want to miss PANIC! AT THE DISCO in February 2017.
It has been over a decade since these suburban teens released A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, a debut that immediately transformed PANIC! AT THE DISCO into worldwide superstars. Each subsequent release has seen PANIC! AT THE DISCO push the boundaries and create unique genre bending albums. Death Of A Bachelor is no different. A grandiose and triumphant masterpiece, it is packed with songs that both allude to the past and create a uniquely contemporary sensibility with a Sinatra-esque, dance-around-your-room-when-no-one’s-looking feel.
“A mix between Sinatra and Queen.” - Rolling Stone
Frontman Brendon Urie credits fans with the inspiration and sound of Death Of A Bachelor, enthusing, “I’m at where I’m at because people are still into what I’m doing. That is the most validating feeling – having people willingly take this journey with me. And I’m writing this music because I want to share it with people who care about it as much as I do.”
Death Of A Bachelor is another hit record with fans and critics alike, having reached #1 on Billboard’s 220 chart upon its debut and attaining gold certification in the USA. Current singles “Halleujah,” “Victorious” and “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” have amassed tens of millions of streams and YouTube views.
4 Feb 2017 (Sat)
Iconic singer-songwriter JAMES TAYLOR has announced he will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years.
With a career spanning nearly 50 years since first signing to The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968, James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms, resonating with people all over the world, while his warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music.
His songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations and from all walks of life; "Fire and Rain", "Country Road", "Something in the Way She Moves", "Sweet Baby James", "Carolina In My Mind" and many more. In 1971 James scored his first #1 single with "You’ve Got a Friend", written by long time friend Carole King and earning him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal.
In the summer of 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Recorded at his home studio The Barn, in Washington, MA, Before This World explores many of the themes that have absorbed Taylor throughout his career.
As a recording and touring artist James Taylor has set a precedent to which countless young musicians and solo singer/songwriters have aspired, and has been a compass for fans, articulating moments of both pain and joy.
James has sold more than 100 million albums, earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards, with his Greatest Hits album earning him the prestigious Diamond Award given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the USA.
In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement. In 2011, Taylor was honoured with a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which consisted of four concert evenings presented by Carnegie Hall and featuring Taylor and personally selected musical guests. In 2012, he was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. Both medals are their Nation’s highest honours for artistic excellence recognizing “outstanding achievements and support of the arts.” In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honour.
Most recently it was announced that Taylor will be the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in December of this year. The Honors are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.
Don’t miss the wonderful James Taylor and his All-Star band!
James Taylor & His All-Star Band will also play at Napier's Church Road Winery on Sunday 5 February 2017.
Guns and Roses
4 Feb 2017 (Sat)
Western Springs Stadium
GUNS N’ ROSES BRING THEIR FULL ARSENAL OF HITS TO NEW ZEALAND THIS SUMMER!
AUCKLAND - BRAND NEW SILVER TICKET RELEASE $129.90*
Guns N' Roses are back! The Not In This Lifetime tour, which has been exciting fans across the globe with electrifying performances of all your favourite hits, takes over New Zealand this summer!
Due to unprecedented demand, a brand new Silver ticket allocation has been made available for $129.90* at Western Springs, Auckland. These previously unavailable tickets are for the rear half of the field in front of the stage.
Simple Minds and the B-52s
14 Feb 2017 (Tue)
In one of the upcoming summer’s most captivating tours, Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that the majestic Simple Minds will team with the party vibes of The B-52s for a huge New Zealand tour in February 2017.
Scotland’s Simple Minds and Athens, Georgia natives The B-52s may be from opposite sides of the globe, but what they have in common is that elusive combination of critical acclaim, cult status and mainstream success throughout the world.
Simple Minds have had an impressive career spanning from their first ever single "Love Song" and continued through countless chart-toppers like "Don’t You (Forget About Me)", "Alive and Kicking", "Promised You A Miracle", "Glittering Prize" and "Waterfront" as well as eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.
Their 16th album Big Music, released 18 months ago, rekindled the band’s energy and attitude and won rave reviews:
"Their best album in 30 years." - Mojo
"Simple Minds at their ideal fighting weight." - Q Magazine
"Big Music is the genuine article: a remarkable record that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any of Simple Minds' first five albums." - Record Collector
"One of the world’s great live bands." - BBC
After touring Big Music extensively, and buoyed by the record’s success, Simple Minds are currently working on a new album. They will be back on the road in 2017 with New Zealand being one of their first ports of call, having not toured down under in four years. Throughout their lengthy career, the band has retained its enviable reputation as one of THE great live concert bands.
When The B-52s – Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson and Keith Strickland - toured Australia and New Zealand for a day on the green and indoor shows in 2009, the response was over-the-top! Irreverent and hugely entertaining, the band’s cosmic appeal was irresistible.
“From the moment The B52s came out everybody was up out of their seats and off their picnic blankets dancing…This was the band’s final date in their A Day on the Green tour and the band members played it for all they were worth.” - Stuff.co.nz
"Who else offers helium-voiced go-go girls, a camp, barking (in every sense) frontman and sprawling sci-fi new wave? Yes, they look and often sound fantastic, with steely surf guitar riding waves of propulsive rhythms to the Love Shack and back.’ - Sydney Morning Herald
"With their big wigs, wacky tunes and goofball dance moves -- all of which sit comfortably within the band's friendly brand of psychedelia -- their credentials as dance-floor favourites are impressive." - The Australian
The B-52s put Athens, Georgia on the musical map with their quirky and unconventional take on the new wave sound of the era with their irrepressible live shows and massive hits like "Rock Lobster", "Private Idaho", "Roam" and the chart topping "Love Shack" from arguably the bands most well-known album Cosmic Thing.
In January 2013 Keith Strickland announced that he had made a decision to stop touring with the band saying: “I will continue to be in The B-52s - I will just not tour. My barnstorming days have come to an end, but I wholeheartedly support Cindy, Fred and Kate's decision to continue.”
The B-52s said:
“It has been seven years since we have toured Australia and New Zealand and we are just thrilled to be returning! Yes - we’ll be coming back to ‘wonder down under’ on an amazing tour with Simple Minds. Come party with us!”
25 Feb 2017 (Sat)
Mt Smart Stadium
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND RETURN TO AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WITH THE SUMMER ’17 TOUR
Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to Australia and New Zealand.
For one month Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be calling Australia and New Zealand home, with nine shows sure to delight fans who have rabidly been monitoring the international movements of The River Tour. Indeed, those overseas dates have had critics and fans alike in raptures.
11 Mar 2017 (Sat)
PIXIES RETURNING TO NEW ZEALAND IN MARCH 2017
Almost seven years since their debut New Zealand concerts, seminal rockers PIXIES announce their return to New Zealand in March 2017 as part of their Head Carrier World Tour.
One of the most influential and important bands over the last 30 years, Pixies performed to sell-out crowds for two Auckland shows in March 2010 and a Christchurch date in August 2010.
Touring New Zealand in celebration of their latest album, Head Carrier (out now through Pixiesmusic / Play It Again Sam), the tour sees vocalist/guitarist Black Francis, drummer David Lovering and guitarist Joey Santiago welcome bassist Paz Lenchatin to the Pixies’ permanent line-up.
Lenchantin has been the band’s touring bassist since January 2014 and played an integral part in the recording of Head Carrier. Her cool and dreamy soprano can be heard singing lead on the track ‘All I Think About Now’.
“Paz is a joy to be around,” said Lovering. “She’s very funny, and we’re having more fun than we’ve ever had as a band, we all have a blast together, on and off stage.”
Set lists from recent UK shows have soared between the old and new, from their 1987 debut to tracks from the forthcoming album. The Telegraph exclaiming “Pixies pummel the Brixton Academy with songs of visceral brilliance,” and The Independent stating “Their job here was done, and done wonderfully.”
Pixies will also be playing Christchurch's Horncastle Arena at Thursday 9 March and Wellington's TSB Bank Arena on Friday 10 March.
18 Mar 2017 (Sat)
Mt Smart Stadium
BRINGING PURPOSE WORLD TOUR TO AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND STADIUMS IN MARCH 2017
WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARTIN GARRIX
The wait is over! Frontier Touring and AEG Live are thrilled to confirm that global superstar Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour will land in stadiums across Australia and New Zealand in March 2017.
Fans have been waiting with anticipation for this news since the Purpose World Tour kicked off in the United States earlier this year. These will be Bieber’s first Australian and New Zealand shows since 2013’s acclaimed Believe Tour and his first ever stadium performances in our country.
The Australian and New Zealand leg of the Purpose World Tour will kick off at Perth’s nib Stadium on Monday 6 March before making its way through Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland. Bieber will be joined at all shows by EDM’s youngest superstar Martin Garrix.
The Purpose World Tour has already wowed fans and critics alike across the United States, Canada and Japan and will tour throughout Europe before landing in Australia and New Zealand next March. With more than 100 huge shows on the tour and close to a million ticket sales globally, there is no doubt that Bieber is at the top of his game with this tour.
‘…a concert that shows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Bieber is back’ – Entertainment Weekly
‘The concert was sublime vocally, visually and musically’ – Rolling Stone
Touring in support of his fourth studio album Purpose – which debuted at #1 in over 100 countries and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide - lucky ticketholders can look forward to hearing worldwide smash hits including ‘Love Yourself’ (6x Platinum), ‘What Do You Mean?’ (5x Platinum) and ‘Sorry’ (4x Platinum) live for the very first time.
On pre-orders alone, Purpose skyrocketed to #1 on the iTunes Top Album chart in over 90 countries worldwide. Continuing a year of record making and breaking, Bieber has racked up an impressive set of eight record titles in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book dominating everything from audio streaming to YouTube subscribers to chart domination.
Adding to the hype, Bieber will be joined at all shows by Dutch DJ, record producer and musician Martin Garrix. Since bursting onto the scene at just 17-years-old with mammoth track ‘Animals’, Garrix’s unmistakable super-charged riffs and powerhouse production have seen him become a fixture at the top of the charts and in DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100 DJs’ poll.
In high-demand across the globe, Garrix’s status as a DJ couldn’t get much bigger with packed-out performances at Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Amsterdam Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival under his belt. Alongside all the favourites, audiences at these shows will be among the first to hear Garrix’s latest track ‘In The Name Of Love’ (ft. Bebe Rexha) live, a sublime slice of dance/pop.
There’s no doubt about it, tickets to the Australian and New Zealand leg of Bieber’s Purpose World Tour will be hot property. With no further dates to be added, fans best act quick for the chance to witness this international superstar at the top of his game – don’t miss out!
23 Mar 2017 (Thu)
Thursday 23 March 2017
Frontier Touring are honoured to announce the return of Eagles co-founder, vocalist and drummer Don Henley to New Zealand in March 2017.
Last in New Zealand in early 2015 with the Eagles, Don Henley’s 2017 tour will see him perform songs spanning his entire career from the Eagles and his vast solo catalogue, including songs from his latest album Cass County (out now through Capitol Records) which was named after the East Texas county in which he was raised.
Don Henley will be joined on stage by his fifteen-piece band for a show that has had critics raving in the USA and UK:
‘A revelatory and rewarding journey.’ - LA Times
‘He sounds terrific and hit every high note flawlessly’ - Michigan Live
‘The entire evening is literally hit after hit that has defined his career from the Eagles and as a solo artist.’ - Seattle Music News
Joining Don Henley will be American singer-songwriter Jewel. The multi GRAMMY Award winner launched to stardom in 1995 with the release of her debut album Pieces Of You, which went on to become one of the best-selling debut albums of all time. With more than 25 million record sales to date, her impressive back catalogue includes hits such as ‘Who Will Save Your Soul’, ‘You Were Meant For Me’, ‘Foolish Games’, ‘Intuition’ and ‘Hands’. Jewel has graced the cover of TIME Magazine and has been recognized as one of the most “sparkling songwriters since Joni Mitchell" by the London Times. Touring in support of her new album Picking Up The Pieces (out now through Sugar Hill Records), her latest work marks a return to the sound of her breakthrough first album, with strong emotional narrative and stripped down accompaniment.
Don Henley, as both a solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, has received many accolades, including eight GRAMMY Awards, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide. A respected, popular and critically celebrated musical artist, Henley is a founding member, vocalist and songwriter of the Eagles, one of the most influential bands in America. Henley’s solo career is acclaimed with such hits as ‘Dirty Laundry’, ‘Heart Of The Matter’, ‘Boys Of Summer’, ‘The End Of The Innocence’, and ‘All She Wants To Do Is Dance’. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Henley’s career as a musician and activist continues to evolve. In 1990, he founded the Walden Woods Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the historic woods in Massachusetts where author/philosopher Henry David Thoreau first championed the concept of land conservation.
The Project, celebrating its 25th anniversary, has protected vast tracts of Walden Woods from the threat of commercial development, has created a highly acclaimed environmental educational initiative for students, and maintains the most important library of Thoreau-related research material in the world. In addition, Henley founded the Caddo Lake Institute in his native East Texas, a privately operating foundation to act as an "ecosystem-specific" sponsoring entity, underwriting local wetland science and conservation education including cultural and ecological research and monitoring. Henley also co-founded the Recording Artists' Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group formed to represent the interests of recording artists.
Don’t miss your chance to see Don Henley in concert with special guest Jewel.
23 Mar 2017 (Thu) - 26 Mar 2017 (Sun)
Global superstar ADELE will visit New Zealand for the very first time in 2017 bringing her unique 360º in-the-round production to Mt Smart Stadium for THREE NIGHTS - Thursday 23 March 2017, Saturday 25 March 2017 and Sunday 26 March 2017. Designed to create intimacy, the venue will feature reserved seating on both the playing arenas and the grandstands.
Having broken album sales records worldwide and with in excess of two million albums sold in Australasia, the multiple Grammy, Brit, Oscar and Golden Globe winner is on the cusp of completing her 107 date sold out Live 2016 tour which has taken her all over the UK, Europe and North America. The tour has been hailed by critics and fans alike.
"It was a pure Adele moment: a pop triumph immediately brought to earth by shared human frailty. Adele’s gifts could separate her from more ordinary humans. Instead, she forges bonds.” - New York Times, USA
"A one-on-one conversation amid 18,000 or so other folks: Combined with her remarkable voice, it’s that flair for intimacy on a grand scale that’s driven Adele to the top. She’s a conveyor of relatable emotion at a moment when pop seems defined by concept and style.” - Los Angeles Times, USA
“That’s Adele, putting on a big night out but making it seem like a deeply personal moment… Truly, a diva for the people” – The Times, UK
Twenty One Pilots
25 Mar 2017 (Sat)
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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.�
11 Apr 2017 (Tue)
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR BARRY GIBB TO BRING HIS IN THE NOW WORLD TOUR TO NZ
The legendary BARRY GIBB is set to make a very welcome return to our shores in April 2017, kicking off his world tour.
The In The Now Tour will showcase a generous selection of Bee Gees songs, global hits that resonate so strongly with local audiences to this day. Blending perfectly alongside solo material from Barry’s brand new studio album, In The Now, it is a live set to satisfy even the most ardent fan. "In The Now" (out now through Sony Music) is only the second solo release of Gibb’s career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees’ final studio album in 2001.
The show will feature the same outstanding band that impressed audiences on the Mythology Tour in 2013, including Barry’s son Stephen on guitar - this is a concert event not to be missed!
Barry Gibb stands as one of the most prolific singer/song-writer/producers of the modern era, boasting a career that has spanned more than five decades.
As the eldest brother and creative leader of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Robin (growing up in Redcliffe, Queensland), represent one of the most successful vocal groups in rock and roll history.
With their signature vocal style and blending of musical influences, the music of the Bee Gees has crossed all musical genres from Pop and R&B to Country and Rock-n-Roll.
As a songwriter, Barry Gibb is hailed with contemporaries such as Lennon and McCartney, enjoying the most consecutive Billboard Hot 100 Number Ones of any songwriter, with six; and he is the only songwriter to have written or co-written five songs that were simultaneously in the Top Ten. Throughout his illustrious career he has written, produced and performed with the best of the best, taking production credits on Barbra Streisand’s two "Guilty" albums, Dionne Warwick’s "Heartbreaker", Kenny Rogers’ 1983 long player, "Eyes That See In The Dark" and Diana Ross’s "Eaten Alive", as well as three number one hits for his younger brother Andy Gibb; and has had his songs recorded and/or performed by artists such as Roy Orbison, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Elton John, Tom Jones, Janis Joplin, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Ricky Skaggs.
The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997, and have accumulated sixteen Grammy nominations, with nine wins. They are the biggest record sellers in Australian music history, with more than 220 million worldwide sales.
18 Apr 2017 (Tue)
Legendary guitar virtuoso, CARLOS SANTANA, is a multi Grammy Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and he is returning to New Zealand shores this April.
The music legend returns following the release of the wildly anticipated Santana IV record, featuring the original late-1960’s lineup reunited for the first time in 45 years.
Joining Santana as special guests for this show are the DOOBIE BROTHERS.
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades - from Santana's earliest days as a ground-breaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco - Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.
From Woodstock to the Hollywood Bowl and everywhere in between, Carlos Santana is one of the most prolific and influential guitarists of all time. In a career spanning more than forty years, Santana has sold in excess of 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts across the globe, with no less than 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards to his name. 1999’s Supernatural album saw Santana chalk up a record-tying nine Grammy’s for a single project, including awards for "Album of the Year" and "Record of the Year" for ‘Smooth’. Among many other honours, Rolling Stone has cited Carlos Santana as #15 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.
April 2016 heralded the release of Santana’s 24th studio album, Santana IV, featuring sixteen all-new tracks and claiming a No.5 Billboard Top 200 debut. Fans were thrilled to have the original late-1960’s lineup featured on the record, the same band that performed at Woodstock; Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michaeol Shrieve (drums).
Santana will touch down in New Zealand off the back of a multi-year residency at the famous House of Blues in Las Vegas. He will be set to ignite the stage once again, with a style that fuses Latin rock, blues, soul and jazz, transcending time and the limits of genre typecasting.
A global enduring favourite of the 1970’s, The Doobie Brothers combine a touch of blues, and plenty of soul and rock ‘n roll to create their nostalgic Californian rock sound. Their celebrated back catalogue of music includes hits like ‘Listen To The Music’, ‘Long Train Runnin’, ‘What A Fool Believes’ and so many more.
The Doobie Brothers’ legacy has been built not just on hit records, but also on an unrivalled commitment to musical integrity and a steadfast allegiance to their enthusiastic fan base. The band’s ability to evolve in a constantly changing industry and connections to generations of listening audiences is a testament to their craft.
21 Apr 2017 (Fri)
RS PROMOTIONS BRINGS YOU DA-BANG THE TOUR!
The biggest Bollywood stars promise to entertain you like never before! Get ready to shake a leg and catch the tour with Bollywood Superstars. Get ready for the Peoples’ Bajrangi, Bhaijaan and the Gentlemens Sultan, Salman Khan!
Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, television personality and a performer. The unbeatable king of the box-office today with back-to-back blockbusters in Bollywood. Salman has a unique dancing style, which is widely imitated by his fans.
Sonakshi Sinha is an Indian actress. She is daughter of actors Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha.
After working as a costume designer in her early career, she made her debut in action-drama
film Dabang (2010) with Salman Khan, led her to win the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Prabhu Deva (Choreographer, film director and actor), is an Indian dance choreographer, film director and actor, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Bollywood, Malayalam and Kannada films. In a career spanning 25 years, he has performed and designed a wide range of dancing styles.
Bipasha Basu, the Indian Model and actress will dazzle the stage with her dance moves! Indian model and is particularly known for her work in the thriller and horror film genres.
Badshah (Rapper & Singer), Badshah will be bringing “DJ Wale Babu” which was ranked number 3 within 24 hours of release that crossed a million views on Youtube within 30 hours.
Manish Paul is an Indian television host, anchor & Bollywood actor who will be the host of the event keeping the spectators entertained and captivated with his wide choice of words and style.
Daisy Shah is an Indian model, dancer and film actress who has accompanied Salman Khan in films and will be performed at various other major events around the world.
Get Ready Auckland!
29 Apr 2017 (Sat)
HANS ZIMMER TO PERFORM FIRST CONCERT IN NZ WITH ‘HANS ZIMMER REVEALED’
Zimmer’s concert experience will feature music spanning his multi-decade career along with some classic movie scores.
"A wonderful night that feels like being in a whirlwind of interlocking dreams." - The Guardian
“A constantly soaring wall of sound. Sublime." - The Telegraph
“A beautiful intricate symphony of visual delights.” - The Times
Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer has announced a New Zealand arena show for his new concert experience ‘Hans Zimmer Revealed', hot on the heels of his recently announced European tour dates.
‘Hans Zimmer Revealed’ is a multi-layered experience for concertgoers and a must-see concert event, featuring career-spanning music from Zimmer's multi-decade career. The tour kicked off earlier this year with a sold-out two night run at London’s Wembley Arena before embarking on a 33-city run that featured shows in major European cities including London, Paris, Munich, Prague, Geneva, Dublin and Vienna. The tour received rave reviews in every city.
The concert will be in two parts: the first being some of Zimmer’s classic movie scores including GLADIATOR, THE LION KING and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and the second featuring re-imagined versions of some classic scores such as THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY and INCEPTION with special guests from the rock and pop world.
“Performing a concert series like this is something that I have always wanted to do, and I am thrilled to visit New Zealand and return to Europe where we had so much fun playing in the summer”, said Zimmer. “I am very excited to get some of my very talented friends together and give our audiences an experience unlike any concert they have ever been to before.”
ABOUT HANS ZIMMER
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 120 films, which have, combined, grossed over 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. His upcoming film projects include Sean Penn’s The Last Face and 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures, with Pharrell Williams and Ben Wallfisch out January 2017. Zimmer has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. His most recent Academy Award-nomination for Interstellar marks his 10th career Oscar nomination with the Academy. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, and in 2014 was honored with the Zurich Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. Zimmer recently completed his first concerts in the UK, “Hans Zimmer Revealed,” at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, and concluded his first ever European tour, “Hans Zimmer Live,” on June 5, 2016.
Other recent releases include: Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince, Peter Sollet’s Freeheld, Simon Curtis’ Woman in Gold, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Ron Howard’s Rush, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Some of Zimmer’s most notable works include his scores for Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Thelma & Louise, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, Mission: Impossible II, Hannibal, Pearl Harbor, Tears of the Sun, Spanglish, The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar films, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award.
The Next Step
30 Apr 2017 (Sun)
HE NEXT STEP – LIVE ON STAGE
Following the September 2016 sell out tour, the cast of The Next Step is returning to New Zealand in 2017 for what will be one of the most anticipated tours of the year. The Next Step is produced by Radical Sheep, a division of Boat Rocker Media.
Featuring ten of the cast of the hit television series, Disney Channel Presents The Next Step – Live on Stage will be a brand new show that offers fans a chance to get up close and personal with cast members from the global hit TV show.
The 90-minute stage show features solos, duets, trios and group numbers with choreography by The Next Step’s own Jordan Clark and Trevor Tordjman. Jordan and Trevor have created a whole new show and an immersive live experience for the fans in New Zealand.
Cast members starring in this expanded lives stage show in April 2017 include: Brittany Raymond (“Riley”), Trevor Tordjman (“James”), Jordan Clark (“Giselle”), Victoria Baldesarra (“Michelle”), Lamar Johnson (“West”), Isaac Lupien (“Eldon”), Myles Erlick (“Noah”), Briar Nolet (“Richelle”), Isaiah Peck (“Henry”) and Shelby Bain (“Amy”).
Joining The Next Step cast will be local Australian hosts of Disney Channel’s Hanging With Adam and Ash, Adam Roberts and Ash Wells. The duo is stepping away from the sofa and onto the stage to host this exciting new tour around New Zealand.
Tune in to Hanging With weekdays from 4:30pm on Disney Channel from the start of February 2017 for daily competitions and exclusive behind-the-scenes tour content.
The Next Step will also perform at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Wednesday 26 April and at Wellington's St James Theatre on Friday 28 April.
13 May 2017 (Sat)
GREEN DAY BRING REVOLUTION RADIO TOUR TO NEW ZEALAND IN 2017
It is with great pleasure that Frontier Touring announce the return of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award winners Green Day to New Zealand for their Revolution Radio tour.
Their return in 2017 will see the acclaimed rockers undertake their first headline tour since the sell out 21st Century Breakdown Tour in 2009.
Firm favourites downunder, the tour will see the band showcasing their new album Revolution Radio (out Friday 7 October through Warner Music). Described by Rolling Stone as an album that’s “full of fiery politics and big emotions”, the first single "Bang Bang" clocked over 1.5 million views in just a week.
With the recent commencement of their US tour, the inevitable rave reviews have already started. Billboard called the show “blistering”, CBS Philly wrote “Green Day is back and stronger than ever” and the Philadelphia Inquirer said “the show was a high-energy greatest-hits barrage.”
Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day's fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless — solidifying the band's reign as one of the leading voices in rock music.
Kerrang! UK has labelled Revolution Radio as a ‘classic’ album noting “The 12 songs that comprise the svelte but satiating Revolution Radio are among the finest to which Green Day have put their name…Tell your friends, tell your enemies: America’s finest band are back, and back to their best.”
7 Jun 2017 (Wed)
Watch as the British Lions take on the Auckland Blues.
24 Jun 2017 (Sat)
The mighty All Blacks take on the British Lions tonight at Eden Park in Auckland
8 Jul 2017 (Sat)
The mighty All Blacks take on the British Lions tonight at Eden Park in Auckland
30 Jul 2017 (Sun)
LITTLE MIX ANNOUNCE NEW ZEALAND DATE FOR THE GLORY DAYS TOUR JULY 2017
The world’s biggest girl group, LITTLE MIX, are thrilled to announce that they’re bringing their brand new arena tour to New Zealand in July of next year - The Glory Days Tour 2017.
“We can’t believe we are bringing our Glory Days Tour to New Zealand! Can’t wait to see all of our Kiwi fans!” – Little Mix
Fans can expect songs from their brand new, top ten album Glory Days (through Sony Music Entertainment), including the cheeky lead single ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, as well as their mega hits ‘Hair’, ‘Wings’, ‘Move’, ‘Change Your Life’, ‘Secret Love Song’ and ‘Black Magic’.
Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall formed as Little Mix in 2011. Since then they have without doubt become one of the biggest pop acts on the planet, racking up 12 million global sales and three UK #1 smash hits. UK #1 album Glory Days is the quickest selling album in the UK charts by a girl group since Destiny’s Child’s Survivor in 2001.
Their third album Get Weird, released last year, is their most successful to date selling an amazing 1.5 million copies worldwide. The accompanying tour saw them play an incredible 60 shows across the UK and Europe, Asia and Australia, selling in excess of 500,000 tickets.
The group recently won 'Best Music Act' at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards and has amassed a staggering one billion YouTube and Vevo views worldwide.
12 Aug 2017 (Sat)
FOR THE FIRST TIME! COMEDY MASTER JERRY SEINFELD BRINGS STAND-UP SHOW TO NZ
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld will tour New Zealand for the first time in August 2017 performing a live stand-up show filled with his trademark humour, wit and sharp observations about day-to-day life.
"New Zealand may be far in miles but I feel very close to the people because of our mutual comedy connection. I couldn't be more excited about seeing everyone there."
Globally known and loved for his eponymous sitcom about nothing, Jerry Seinfeld’s career took off in 1981 after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. Starring a semi-fictional version of its star, Seinfeld ran for nine seasons, screened around the world and won numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards. In 2009 it was named the greatest television show of all time by TV Guide; it was judged the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll three years later.
Seinfeld also has starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a best-selling book (Seinlanguage) and a children’s book (Halloween). He directed the off-Broadway production of Colin Quinn: The New York Story at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village.
Seinfeld’s latest project is critically acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com), which has garnered close to 100 million views, and which the New York Times describes as “impressively complex and artful” and Variety calls “a game changer”.
President and CEO of TEG Dainty, Paul Dainty said he was delighted to welcome Seinfeld back to Australia and on to New Zealand:
“After 40 years in the industry, Jerry Seinfeld is arguably the best known and most successful stand-up comedian in the world. As well as his long-term fans, this tour gives a new generation of Australasians a rare opportunity to see the master at work.”
International Tour Promoter/Producer JS Touring LLC Kevin Dochtermann said:
“We are excited to return to Australia and visit New Zealand for the first time. Mr. Seinfeld’s show continues to thrill audiences all over the world.”
A New York native, Seinfeld remains active as a standup comedy performer, continuously touring nationally and internationally. This year he has performed a year-long monthly residency at the Beacon Theatre entitled, “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand”.
As Rolling Stone said of his Beacon Theatre performance:
“The show happily reminded the audience the ridiculous things its members share: lazy diction, contradictory behaviours, vapid rituals, and, of course, the inescapable minutiae that overwhelm our lives. Yada yada yada.”
Rugby League World Cup
28 Oct 2017 (Sat)
Mt Smart Stadium
In 2017, the best Rugby League players from around the world will be in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, all hoping to be crowned World Cup winners and hold aloft the Paul Barrière Trophy.
14 teams, 28 games, five weeks. The pinnacle event in international Rugby League.
Rugby League World Cup Semi Final
25 Nov 2017 (Sat)
Mt Smart Stadium
In 2017, the best Rugby League players from around the world will be in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, all hoping to be crowned World Cup winners and hold aloft the Paul Barrière Trophy.
14 teams, 28 games, five weeks. The pinnacle event in international Rugby League.
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