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Khalid locks in an exclusive NZ show this November as part of his ‘Free Spirit Tour’

Following his sold-out 2017 ‘American Teen’ show in Auckland, American R&B superstar Khalid will head his way back to New Zealand, hitting Auckland’s Spark Arena yet again this November to celebrate his latest album ‘Free Spirit’. After the NZ date, he will head straight to Australia, winding up a series of shows at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.

The 21-year old artist is gearing up to break new records with his sophomore album, ‘Free Spirit’. In February, Khalid gave fans a taste of what was to come by dropping lead single ‘Talk’, co-written with Disclosure, including their own remix of the song ‘Talk’ Disclosure VIP. The song added to a stable of hits that’s truly staggering for an artist so young. The album also includes new tracks ‘Self’ and ‘My Bad’, and features special guest John Mayer on the track ‘Outta My Head’.

From 7x Platinum ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ and 3x Platinum ‘Better’, to the stack of collabs with some of the world’s biggest artists: Normani on ‘Love Lies’ (5x Platinum), 6Lack and Ty Dolla $ign on ‘OTW’ (2x Platinum), Martin Garrix on ‘Ocean’ (2x Platinum), benny blanco and Halsey on ‘Eastside’, Shawn Mendes on ‘Youth’, Calvin Harris and Future on ‘Rollin’, Logic and Alessia Cara on ‘1-800-273-8255’, and close friend Billie Eilish on ‘lovely’, Khalid has truly become one of the most notable names in pop today.

“I’m just one of many in that room praying his promise to return was not just talk—Khalid’s one New Zealand show was absolute perfection.” – Newshub NZ

“Khalid’s [performance] confirmed that he was now no longer an R&B star, or an alt-pop star, or anything else but a full-bore pop star, making young New Yorkers’ dreams come true for one Saturday night.” – Billboard

For the last two years, Khalid has taken the industry by storm—quickly becoming a household name with his multiple chart-topping tracks, internationally-acclaimed award nominations and wins, TV appearances, and brand campaigns. In 2017, Khalid won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, previously awarded to the likes of Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Fetty Wap and more. He has also been featured as the face of Forever 21’s Summer Digital Campaign, #F21xMusic, and Men’s Line. He went on to perform on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’, and ‘Good Morning America’ to name a few, as well as at SXSW 2017, where he won MTV’s Woodie to Watch Award.

After breaking onto the music scene in 2016, Khalid‘s success has continued to skyrocket, with major co-signs from the likes of Elton John and Kendrick Lamar. He has made his mark through a plethora of international chart-topping singles, so it’s no surprise that in 2018, Khalid was nominated for a whopping five Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, and also took out 4th place in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll.

Grab your tickets now and witness this remarkable “full-bore pop star” on his epic comeback concert this November!

Dara O Briain Flies Down Under This September With New Stand-Up Show ‘Voice of Reason’

Irish comedian and TV personality Dara O Briain is heading down under this September with his new stand-up show ‘Voice of Reason’. He will be doing a trio of Aussie shows kicking off at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, then going to Sydney’s State Theatre before wrapping up at The Arts Centre Melbourne.

Dara is best known for BBC’sÔÇ» ‘Mock the Week’, Ireland’s ‘The Panel’, ‘Stargazing Live’, ‘Robot Wars’ and Dara O Briain’s ‘Go 8 Bit’. It has recently been announced that he will be hosting the re-booted classic quiz show ‘Blockbusters’, with two series due to be broadcast on Comedy Central this year. With a reputation for his stand-up across the globe, Dara sells out his shows all over the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Not only a comic, Dara is also an author. His first book ‘Tickling the English’ was released in 2009 and proved to be an instant hit, remaining in the charts for nearly two years. He has since published two very successful children’s books. He has also released 4 best-selling DVDs with Universal Pictures.

“One of the most dependably entertaining stand-up comics in the land.” – The Times

“Worked the stalls like a puppet master.” – Evening Standard

“O Briain has a laser eye for the absurd and the spurious.” – The Guardian

Book your tickets now and let Dara O Briain split your sides in laughter this September!

Top Acts To Bring Good Vibes Across New Zealand This Winter

After debuting to great success this year as the warm-up party to the famed reggae festival One Love in Tauranga, Good Vibes is hitting the road this winter.

Khalid To Shake Aussie Arenas With ‘Free Spirit Tour’ This November To December

American R&B superstar Khalid is on his way back to Aussie shores this November through to December in support of his latest album ‘Free Spirit’. He will launch the ‘Free Spirit Tour’ at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, then will play Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and Adelaide Entertainment Centre next. Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena will host the final show. Before sweeping Aussie audiences off their feet though, the 21-year old artist will first be turning up in New Zealand for a one-off show at Auckland’s Spark Arena.

Following the monumental success of his debut album ‘American Teen’ (certified Gold in Australia), Khalid dropped ‘Free Spirit’ last 5 April via Sony Music as his sophomore album. In February, he gave fans a taste of what was to come by dropping lead single ‘Talk’, co-written with Disclosure, along with their own remix of the song called ‘Talk – Disclosure VIP’. The song has added to a stable of hits that’s truly staggering for an artist so young. ‘Free Spirit’ also includes new tracks ‘Self’ and ‘My Bad’. The album features special guest John Mayer on the track ‘Outta My Head’.

Khalid has definitely made his mark through a plethora of international chart-topping singles. From 7x Platinum ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ and 3x Platinum ‘Better’, to the stack of collabs with some of the world’s biggest artists such as Normani on ‘Love Lies’ (5x Platinum), 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign on ‘OTW’ (2x Platinum), Martin Garrix on ‘Ocean’ (2x Platinum), Benny Blanco and Halsey on ‘Eastside’, Shawn Mendes on ‘Youth’, Calvin Harris and Future on ‘Rollin’, Logic and Alessia Cara on ‘1-800-273-8255’, and close friend Billie Eilish on ‘Lovely’, he has become one of the most remarkable names in pop today.

“Khalid’s [performance] confirmed that he was now no longer an R&B star, or an alt-pop star, or anything else but a full-bore pop star, making young New Yorkers’ dreams come true for one Saturday night.” – Billboard

The last two years have seen him take the industry by storm, quickly becoming a household name with his multiple chart-topping singles, internationally-acclaimed award nominations and wins, TV appearances, and brand campaigns. In 2017, he won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist and featured as the face of Forever 21’s Summer Digital Campaign, #F21xMusic, and Men’s Line. He went on to perform on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’, and ‘Good Morning America’ to name a few, as well as at SXSW 2017, where he won MTV’s Woodie to Watch Award. In 2018, he was nominated for a whopping five Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, and also took out 4th place in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll.

Make sure you get your hands on tickets and prepare to groove with Khalid‘s easygoing vocals and music this November through to December!

Russ – The Atlanta Hip-Hop Sensation Announces NZ Splendour Sideshow

American rapper Russ returns to New Zealand this July for the first time since 2017 for his only New Zealand Splendour In The Grass sideshow.

Lauv plays one-off New Zealand concert this November

Award-winning singer-songwriter Lauv has finally locked in his much-awaited NZ comeback this November. He is gearing up to perform at Auckland’s Shed 10 as part of his critically-acclaimed tour ‘~how i’m feeling~’. After bringing Kiwi audiences to their feet though, Lauv will then head to Australia, winding up four intimate shows at Brisbane’s The Tivoli Theatre, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, Melbourne’s The Forum and Perth’s Astor Theatre.

Lauv is the 24-year old singer behind 2017’s pop anthem ‘I Like Me Better’, which has garnered close to 170 million YouTube views today. His chart-topping tracks ‘The Other’, ‘A Different Way’ and ‘Paris In The Rain’ saw him become a platinum-certified muso of indie-pop music. Lauv has recently taken the stage as a special guest of Marshmello at the 2019 ‘iHeartRadio Music Awards’, where he was nominated for ‘Best New Pop Artist’.

“Pop’s up-and-coming heartbreak king.” Rolling Stone

“Everything the alt-pop talent touches turns to gold.” – Clash Magazine

The ‘~how i’m feeling~’ tour announcement follows on the heels of Lauv’s latest smash hit single, “i’m so tired…” with Troye Sivan. In a matter of weeks, the track has accumulated over 175 million streams and is currently #27 at Top 40 Radio in the US and rising. The pair have recently performed the song on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’!

“So excited for all the new music and the new show for the ‘~how i’m feeling~’ tour… it’s gonna be the biggest piece of me there ever was.” – Lauv

Performing as Lauv’s special guest is US up-and-comer Carlie Hanson. Best known for her chart-topping hit single ‘Only One’, Carlie has recently entered the music scene in 2016. During her spanning career, she has toured with three of music’s promising artists Troye Sivan, Kim Petras and Yungblud.

Snatch up your tickets fast and witness what’ll be Lauv‘s spellbinding show this November.

A.U.R.A commence tour in support of new album, ‘Secret Intelligent Light’

A.U.R.A├»┬╗┬┐├é┬á(Albert Mikolaj) brings his beautiful new album ‘Secret Intelligent Light’ to life with a national tour, which commences today.

James Blake Announces One New Zealand Show

A voice as recognisable for sonorous quality as it is for frequent reinvention, James Blake returns to the Southern Hemisphere on the back of the strongest record of his career in Assume Form.

Beastwars announce new album ‘IV’, release new single ‘Omens’

New Zealand’s legendary Stoner Metal band Beastwars are returning to the world with a new lease on life, literally.

Queen and Adam Lambert To Rock Aussie Stages In February 2020 With ‘The Rhapsody Tour’

Following the tremendous success of the film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are again teaming up with longtime acting frontman Adam Lambert for ‘The Rhapsody Tour’. The Australian leg in February 2020 will see them shaking the grounds of Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and Melbourne’s AAMI Park (two shows) before rocking the stage at Perth’s Optus Stadium, Adelaide Oval and the Gold Coast’s Metricon Stadium. The Aussie dates follow Queen and Adam Lamberts’s New Zealand shows which will see them performing at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium, Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium and Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Announcing their Rhapsody Tour of Australia, Roger Taylor said: “We are ready for Australia and raring to get back with our new show.”

Adam Lambert said: “We have a brand-new visual spectacle that will reframe these iconic songs and we are excited to reveal the show to Australian fans!”

With Brian May adding: “This is a great opportunity. Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever and got us our best notices ever. So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious! Watch out, Australia!”

Completing the tour lineup are long-term collaborator Spike Edney on keyboards, Neil Fairclough on bass, and Tyler Warren on percussion. They will help put on shows on par with Queen’s extravagant live performances in the past.

Since Adam Lambert first shared the stage with Queen for the 2009 American Idol final, his dynamic performances have reinvigorated the band and delighted fans across the globe. Their first full show stunned a half-a-million-strong crowd in the Ukraine capital city of Kiev in June 2012. Since then, May and Taylor’s musical fireworks have been matched by Lambert’s vocal prowess and stage presence, making for an explosive combination. Over 180 gigs later, the partnership has proven a commercial and critical triumph, playing to beguiled audiences in every corner of the world.

Then along came 20th Century Fox’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The movie has topped the cinema box office in over 35 countries around the world since its release last year, drawing worldwide box office receipts approaching $900 million. The excitement inspired by the film also saw Queen propelled back on to the music charts, reoccupying No. 1 on Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is officially the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th Century. Indicative of Australia’s enduring passion for Queen, the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ soundtrack spent four weeks at #1 on the ARIA chart and now enjoys Platinum status. Queen additionally achieved the rare feat of boasting three separate albums in the ARIA Top 5 for five weeks this year.

Watch out for tickets and let Queen and Adam Lambert give you a redefined live music experience in February next year!