Katy Perry – Vector Arena (Concert Review)

20Everybody’s favourite California Gurl brought her Prismatic Tour to Auckland’s Vector Arena last night. It was truly spectacular…a sensory overload in the best possible way.

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

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The War On Drugs – The Powerstation (Concert Review)

4Philadelphia’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.

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

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The Datsuns – The Kings Arms (Concert Review)

IMG_8477[1]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.

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Jordie Lane Announces Tuning Fork Show

Jordie LaneVector 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.

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Joan Armatrading -Auckland Town Hall (Concert Review)

2nd-DSC_8145The 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.

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

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Freddie Gibbs To Play 2 NZ Shows

Freddie GibbsAstral 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.

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The Lemonheads – The Tuning Fork (Concert Review)

DSC_188290s nostalgia was in full bloom at Auckland’s Tuning Fork last night as Evan Dando led his current version of The Lemonheads, and a sold out audience,  through a trip down memory lane.

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Marlon Williams Announces Tour

Marlon Yarra Photo 2 (2)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”.

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Greg Johnson Goes North

Greg Johnson 2015Greg 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.

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Midge Ure Announces NZ Dates

Midge Ure PosterThe 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:

Tickets for all four concerts are on sale from 9am Thursday December 18. See promoter website Plus1.co.nz for complete details.

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