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Cosentino To Thrill Hearts and Boggle Minds With His ‘Anything Is Possible’ Tour This June To July

Australia’s world-renowned illusionist, Cosentino, will be touring his spectacular new live show ‘Anything Is Possible’ across the country this June through to July. Audiences at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre will be the first to witness death-defying escapes, mind boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic. The tour then moves to International Convention Centre in Sydney, the The Star Gold Coast, Canberra Theatre Centre and Adelaide Entertainment Centre before concluding at the Crown Theatre in Perth.

Cosentino’s trademark blend of dance and magic with a touch of hilarious audience participation will captivate your hearts until the very last mind-bending moment. Now acknowledged as the country’s most successful illusionist and escapologist, Cosentino has spent the last 18 months touring his live show to packed houses and rave reviews across the globe.

Grab your tickets and get ready for some heart-pumping, stomach-churning and mind-blowing series of shows from the one and only Cosentino!

Girls Rock! Aotearoa is coming to Wellington!

After the success of its second programme in Auckland this January, Girls Rock! Aotearoa is excited to announce the launch of Girls Rock! P┼Źneke in 2019. Girls Rock! is a week-long holiday programme where female, trans, and gender-non-conforming young people can build confidence and make great music. Girls Rock! P┼Źneke will take place 8-13 July 2019 at Massey University’s Wellington campus. Applications to participate in Girls Rock! P┼Źneke will open in March.

Over the course of one week, up to 40 participants aged 12-17 will join bands, learn an instrument of their choice, write an original song, guided by female, trans and gender-non-conforming professional musicians, and perform to family and friends at an end of week showcase.

Alongside collaborative learning, participants will take part in workshops and hear from musicians such as previous Girls Rock! performers Tiny Ruins, Jess B, Julia Deans, & Street Chant.
The first Girls Rock! Camp was founded in Portland in 2001 as a summer day camp. Since then it has grown into an international community of youth-focused arts and social justice organisations. The kaupapa of Girls Rock! Aotearoa is to empower young women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth by giving them practical skills and role models in a safe, supportive space.

With women making up only 23.8% of songwriters who belong to APRA AMCOS in New Zealand* and only 10% of the total royalty pool paid to writers**, it’s still vital to support young women into music.

Coordinator of Girls Rock! P┼Źneke, Ali Burns says she had wanted to play music when she was younger but felt like it wasn’t her place. “If I had been to a Girls Rock camp my experience would have been very different! I want kids who may not see themselves represented to know that their voice is valid and that we want to hear it, and I am so excited to launch the programme in P┼Źneke.”

Feedback from past participants is overwhelmingly positive. A 2018 graduate says “Everyone was so friendly. We all felt part of something fantastic! It got me into singing and helped heaps with my confidence, and I made so many new friends.”

Girls Rock! P┼Źneke will be run by a group of forward-thinking individuals with a wide range of music industry experience, dedicated to providing a space for creativity and equality in music to flourish.

Girls Rock! Aotearoa is supported by MAINZ, The New Zealand Music Commission, Recorded Music New Zealand, Auckland Council, Creative Communities, Massey University, Toi P┼Źneke Arts Centre, and Spark.

Rapture 2019 – Eminem Special Guests Announced

The wait is almost over! Rap God, Eminem, will soon grace Australian and New Zealand shores for five massive stadium shows, including Wellington on Saturday March 2.

Marlon Williams | Tonight’s Nelson Concert Postponed Until Tuesday 12th February Due To Fire

Due to the ongoing fire risk and smoke coverage in the Tasman region promoters Eccles Entertainment have had to make the hard decision to postpone tonight’s Marlon Williams concert at Neudorf Vineyard in Upper Moutere.

Kiss Kicks Off ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour

Rock n roll legends KISS kicked off their final and biggest global tour to date with three back-to-back sold out concerts of the End Of The Road World Tour, starting in Vancouver, Canada on January 31.

Boy George Plays His First Ever National Australian DJ Tour This March

English singer-songwriter and DJ Boy George is hitting Aussie roads this March for his first ever national DJ tour. He will start the party at Chasers Nightclub in Melbourne, then will go to the Fat Controller in Adelaide and Ivy Bar/Lounge in Sydney before finally wrapping up at The Court Hotel Restaurant in Perth.

Boy George is one of the most renowned and in demand house music DJs of all time. DJing in more than 70 countries around the world, he has headlined super-brands such as Godskitchen, Cream and Manumission. Alongside Radio 1 veteran Pete Tong, he launched Ministry of Sound’s flagship compilation brand ‘The Annual’, which has gone on to sell over one million copies worldwide.

The man definitely knows how to entertain a crowd. With his androgynous appearance, bold fashion sense and soulful vocals, it’s no wonder why he gets to turn every performance into a shindig.

Grab your tickets and party it up with Boy George this March!

Dan Sharp Releases Slack Tide EP

After the release of two beautifully crafted standalone singles, ├ó┬Ç┬śSatellites├ó┬Ç┬Ö and ├ó┬Ç┬śHave To Change├ó┬Ç┬Ö, Taupo-based songwriter Dan Sharp is proud to release his 5-track EP, Slack Tide, which will be followed by a nationwide tour.

US Pop Sensation Billie Eilish Announces New Zealand Headline Date for April 2019

As already announced, global pop-phenom Billie Eilish has revealed a much anticipated New Zealand headline date this April. The 17 year-old singer-songwriter-producer will perform one all-ages show at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Wednesday 24 April before heading to Australia for shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.

This will be her second visit to New Zealand, having performed at ‘Laneway 2018‘ and two sold out Tuning Fork shows but this will be her biggest to date! Since the release of debut viral single ‘Ocean Eyes’, Billie’s unique mixture of sinister lyrics, soaring melodies, and emotional deliveries has gained her legions of fans the world-over.

“Genius, bewitching and powerful, not only because of Eilish’s talent, but the devotion, love and passion of the all the fans in that room.” – Line of Best Fit

“Passionate and vulnerable but also vindictive and treacherous. Onstage, she gets thousands of voices singing along.” – New York Times, Artists to Watch

“Welcome, our new pop overlord… 2019 is hers.” – NME

‘When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ is the debut record from Billie Eilish, coming March 29, 2019. Highly anticipated, the release of album taster and video ‘Bury A Friend’ last week garnered 4 million YouTube views in just 24 hours.

In New Zealand, Billie’s debut EP ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ has been certified Platinum+ in the NZ Album Chart for 56 consecutive weeks and counting. Billie continues to be at the forefront of pop with an outstanding catalogue featuring tracks such as her heart-wrenching single ‘When The Party’s Over’ (platinum), ‘Watch’ (gold), ‘idontwanttobeyouanymore’ (gold), ‘Bellyache’ (gold), and ‘Lovely (with Khalid)’ (double platinum), Billie can also boast 25 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and a cult following of 12 million on Instagram.

Her incredible list of achievements does not stop there, the prodigy collaborating with Khalid, Vince Staples, and Denzel Curry, creating stunning landmark TV performances on Ellen, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and debuting sets at huge music events including ‘Reading’, ‘Lollapalooza’, and ‘Laneway Festival’.

With a sea of accomplishments, and more to come, Billie Eilish‘s live shows will pull audiences between emotional spells and energetic moshes. And they’ll go quickly, don’t miss out on your chance to catch one of the hottest acts in the world, live!

US Pop Sensation Billie Eilish Announces One NZ Show For April 2019

As already announced, global pop-phenom Billie Eilish has revealed a much anticipated New Zealand headline date for this April.

Elton John reveals ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ NZ tour dates in 2020

Grammy Award-winning artist and legendary music icon Sir Elton John is about to traverse the NZ roads for the last time with his epic ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour in 2020. He will be winding up three intimate concerts at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, Hawkes Bay’s Mission Estate Winery and Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium.

Before taking his final bow in New Zealand, Elton John will first wrap up his most extensive tour in Australia. He will be performing a series of shows happening at Perth’s HBF Park, Adelaide’s Botanic Park, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, International Convention Centre Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena, Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate Winery, Bathurst’s Carrington Park and Mt Macedon’s Hanging Rock Reserve. He will also appear at the ‘Day On The Green’ festival, playing three outdoor venues at Mt Cotton’s Sirromet Winery, Wahgunyah’s All Saints Estate and Yarra Valley’s Rochford Wines.

Elton John’s three-year ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ global tour has kicked off in Pennsylvania, USA last September 2018, and has already been hailed as one of his most energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations. His legendary catalogue of chart-topping hits: ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and more, are showcased in a musical masterpiece that is a “reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career,” (NME). Elton is also celebrating his 50-plus year collaboration with acclaimed English lyricist Bernie Taupin—one of the great songwriting partnerships of all time.

“The most elaborate, high-tech arena show Elton has ever attempted… A parade of mega-hits and one hell of a way to say goodbye.” – Rolling Stone USA

“Each song felt so important. Each moment seemed so significant. And the crowd hung on every word, spoken or sung. It wasn’t just a concert, but rather a chance for these fans to express their thanks to a performer whose music has played such a huge part in the soundtracks of their lives.” – Mercury News, California

The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents—with stops in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand—and marks the last tour of its kind by the celebrated songwriter and iconic showman. Elton John will be joined by longstanding band members Nigel Olsson on drums (part of Elton’s original three-piece band in 1970), esteemed musical director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, virtuoso Ray Cooper on percussion, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

Audiences will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life, and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, via mesmerising, never-before-seen images and videos displayed throughout the shows. He bids farewell to the road almost 50 years on from his debut Australian show, having played 196 concerts and performing to more than 1.5 million people across the country in that time. During his extensively spanning career, Elton John has performed a staggering 4000-plus shows in more than 80 countries.

“I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play for audiences across the globe. I plan to bring to my final tour the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades… It’s the most produced and fantastic show I’ve ever done. I want to go out with a bang…” – Elton John

Tickets will sell fast so don’t dare miss Elton John’s spellbinding shows in this unforgettable tour of 2020!