Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs…perhaps the hottest band on the planet (in some circles)…wrapped up their current world tour with the first of a two-night stand at Auckland’s Powerstation. Needless to say, it was sold out. It also lived up to all expectations.
It’s a dark and stormy week in Auckland, marked by heavy rain and gloomy faces. But at The Kings Arms Kiwi rockers The Datsuns take our storm and raise it, bursting in with music louder than thunder, a stage show more spectacular than lightning and a set heavier than a torrential downpour.
Vector Arena is proud to present Australian singer/songwriter Jordie Lane on his return to New Zealand. Lane will play Auckland’s Great South Pacific Tuning Fork on Thursday 19 March 2015 as part of his first national tour in two years, playing songs from his latest EP Not Built To Last, and acclaimed records Blood Thinner and Sleeping Patterns.
The clue, really, was on the ticket — Joan Armatrading. Not Joan Armatrading and band; no, just Joan Armatrading. And so that was the show — 90 minutes of one woman, three guitars and an electric piano.
Astral People in association with Robin Fernando presents the uncompromising and fearless Freddie Gibbs. As an uncut distillation of his surrounds, Gibbs will set foot in New Zealand for two shows next year in February.
Friday 20th February 2015, The Studio, Auckland
Saturday 21st February 2015, James Cabaret, Wellington
Tickets on sale from Tuesday, 23 December at 9am through Dash Tickets.
Vector Arena is proud to present Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders at Auckland’s Great South Pacific Tuning Fork on Friday 20 February 2015. Following a sold-out solo tour in July, two-time New Zealand Music Award winner Marlon Williams has announced a full band national tour in February to celebrate the release of his new single “Dark Child”.
Greg Johnson returns in March 2015 for eight North Island late-summer concerts – showcasing favourite songs from his 10 albums, radio hits, and a preview of new material. The tour is simply titled NORTH – and with seven out of the eight North Island venues brand new experiences for California-based Greg, he’s looking forward to some late-summer sun and a few scenic road trips. Fans in Masterton, Rotorua, Hamilton, Waiheke, North Shore, central Auckland, as well as Wellington can look forward to shows on the tour.
The voice of Ultravox, Midge Ure will perform four New Zealand shows in April 2015 – remarkably his first concerts here since electro-pop legends Ultravox visited our shores for the Sweetwaters festival in 1982.
Fans in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch can look forward to intimate solo acoustic performances from Midge Ure (UK), with details as follows:
- Bodega, Wellington (April 17) – Tickets from Ticketmaster.co.nz
- Aurora Centre, Christchurch (April 18) – Ticketek.co.nz
- SkyCity Theatre, Auckland (April 19) – Ticketmaster.co.nz
- Theatre Royal, Nelson (April 20) – TicketDirect.co.nz
Tickets for all four concerts are on sale from 9am Thursday December 18. See promoter website Plus1.co.nz for complete details.