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Okilly Dokilly Announce Debut New Zealand Shows Next February

Okilly Dokilly is the world’s only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band’s lyrics are direct Flanders quotes.

Playing It Strange, Geldof v Fleetwood, will see two of rock music’s most iconic international stars

Two of rock music’s most iconic international stars, Sir Bob Geldof and Mick Fleetwood, will appear together in Auckland for a one-off event where they will reveal a side of themselves never seen before.

Playing It Strange, Geldof v Fleetwood, will see The Boomtown Rats and Live Aid founder, Sir Bob Geldof and Fleetwood Mac legend Mick Fleetwood in a candid interactive discussion moderated by former Split Enz member Mike Chunn about the most intimate details of their careers, with the captivating live Q&A followed by a full concert set.


Featuring some of the all-time favourite songs of Geldof and Fleetwood, the set will be performed by a hand-picked list of New Zealand’s top artists, such as Don McGlashanJames Reid and Jason Kerrison, in combination with high school-aged performers and singers from the Play It Strange charity stable.

Join us for an evening like no other with two of the world’s most celebrated music icons up close and personal. Treat your clients, colleagues and friends to a four-course banquet dinner, Q&A and live concert and charity auction on 23 September at the Vodafone Events Centre.

 

Billy Idol Heads Back To Australia For Two Headline Shows Next Year

English rock icon and Grammy nominee Billy Idol is heading back to Australia next year January and February for a pair of special headline shows. On what will be his first visit since 2015, he will be landing at the Brisbane Riverstage then will make his way to Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.

He will be bringing his full band back down under, including his long-time collaborator and legendary lead-guitarist, Steve Stevens. In further exciting news, the singer is the first artist to be announced on the Australian Open’s 2020 AO Live Stage. Full line-up and ticketing information for the 2020 AO Live Stage will be revealed in October.

Idol’s place in rock & roll history is one of legend. Born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, his tale is an extraordinary one. From a childhood spent between Long Island, NY and the UK of the ’60s/’70s, his brash, bold and searingly honest voice has endeared him to fans worldwide. Idol first took his moniker back in 1976 as part of seminal London band, Generation X. Years of in-your-face attitude and fire are all across hits including ‘To Be A Lover’, ‘Mony Mony’, ‘Sweet Sixteen’, ‘Cradle Of Love’, ‘L.A. Woman’, ‘Don’t Need A Gun’, ‘Hot In The City’, ‘Save Me Now’—songs that instantly catapulted him on a meteoric rise to stardom.

His best-selling 2014 autobiography, Dancing With Myself, offers the sort of eye-opening anecdotes full of drugs, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll that only he can tell. 2014 also saw him release his eighth studio album—his first album of new material in 10 years—’Kings & Queens of the Underground’.

This year, fans can relive Idol’s early years via the recently released special edition of ‘Generation X’, remastered from that album’s original ¼” production tapes. The special package features additional tracks and non-album singles, B-sides, 11 unreleased outtakes and more.

The icon is currently on the road in the USA alongside Bryan Adams, while October will see him perform a 10-date Las Vegas residency. As well as his trip down under, 2020 will also see Idol receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Joining Billy Idol on all dates are Melbourne rockers, The Delta Riggs. The stomping four-piece are no strangers to Aussie rock fans, with their latest single ‘Reality’ released just recently. In September, The Delta Riggs will head to the UK for a series of shows in support of their upcoming fourth album ‘Modern Pressure’, due out September 6, before joining Idol on stage next year.

Also performing in Brisbane and Sydney are The Kids. Channelling their teenage angst into their music, The Kids’ rage-fuelled rock embraces the punk and grunge greats of the past, with their inspirations ranging from Nirvana, Dead Kennedys and Bad Brains, to Generation X, Black Flag and the Sex Pistols. Check out singles ‘I Just Wanna Be Happy’ and ‘I Thought My Family Was Rich’.

Grab your tickets and catch the inimitable Billy Idol, live next year!

Ghost Who Walks Announces Wellington Show

Ghost Who Walks are bringing their barnstorming live show to San Fran on Saturday the 14th of September.

Adam Hattaway and the Haunters announce album and tour

You may not yet know about Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, but the band from Christchurch are here to change that.

The Darkness Announce ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ New Zealand Tour 2020

The Darkness will be spreading their Easter Is Cancelled message across the land with a New Zealand headline tour in March 2020.

Girls Rock! Aotearoa Stage Lineup & Schedule Announced as The Others Way Countdown Begins

With just 15 days to go until Tamaki Makaurau’s beloved independent music festival kicks off, The Others Way is proud to share the schedule for the Girls Rock! Stage.

Bay Dreams – close to selling out + new acts added

Less than 24 hours after going on sale, tickets for New Zealand’s biggest summer festival, Bay Dreams, are already close to selling out.

Hans Pucket Celebrate Spring With A New Zealand Tour

To celebrate the first flowers of Spring, Hans Pucket have decided to get out of the house and go on their most extensive tour of New Zealand to date.

Plus1 & 95bFM Present: Joan As Policewoman NZ Tour

Extraordinary New York musician Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) will perform three solo concerts in New Zealand this October, coinciding with this year’s release of her career-retrospective ‘Joanthology’.