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The Amity Affliction Go On a Three-Date Aussie Tour This September

Australian heavy metal rockers The Amity Affliction are hitting the roads this September. They will be playing earth-shaking performances at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Melbourne Arena on top of their killer set at Bisbane Festival’s Heaven and Hell. Joining them on all dates are Underøath, Crossfaith and Pagan, plus additional artists to be announced for the Brisbane show.

The Amity Affliction‘s impressive resume of accolades include ‘Chasing Ghosts’ (2012) and ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ (2014) with Gold and Platinum certifications respectively, ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’ (2016) with Gold certification, and ‘Seems Like Forever’—the #1 ARIA Gold certified documentary that chronicles the band’s history up through their epic ‘Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour’.

Last year, they claimed their fourth consecutive #1 ARIA chart debut with their sixth studio album ‘Misery’. They now join the roster of Australian artists to accomplish four consecutive #1 ARIA album debuts like Silverchair and Powderfinger. Just last March, they gave off stunning performances at Download Festival.

Snatch up your tickets and witness The Amity Affliction smashing stages this September!

‘All You Need Is Love – 30 Beatles Masterpieces’ debuts in New Zealand this July

‘All You Need Is Love’ was the ecstatic pop symphony The Beatles wrote to throw their arms around the world on the first global satellite TV link at the height of 1967’s summer of love. It was the inspiration for this dazzling and daring new large-scale concert production which plays for one night only at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre on Sunday the 28th of July.

‘All You Need Is Love’ is an epic concert production featuring 35 musicians and singers including Ciaran Gribbin, Jack Jones, Jackson Thomas, Rai Thistlethwayte and the excellence that is synonymous with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

‘All You Need Is Love’ celebrates the songs that captivated a generation and continue to inspire music fans across the world. Included in this stellar performance, will be live renditions of 30 Beatles masterpieces, including ‘I am The Walrus’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘A Day in the Life’, ‘Across the Universe’, ‘Let It Be’, ‘Hey Jude’ and many more incredible tracks which have been selected from The Beatles back catalogue for their ability to benefit from a world class orchestral arrangement.

“A mammoth production layered with orchestral grandeur and old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll that spans all the colours of the psychedelic rainbow.” – The Review (Beatles Back2Back, Jan 2014)

To celebrate the distinctive contributions made by The Beatles collaborator, arranger, orchestrator and producer, Sir George Martin, there is a super charged rock band playing alongside Auckland’s premier orchestra, the APO.

Producers Phil Bathols and Tim Woods have received praise and recognition for their Beatles’ shows including ‘Let it Be’, ‘The White Album Concert’, ‘Beatles Back2Back’ and most recently ‘Beatles First 5’. All have been enthusiastically received by fans, bringing together exceptional musical talent and delivering a faithful, quality and extravagant live music and sound concert experience.

Together for a mere ten years, The Beatles led a global musical revolution that radically transformed the sound and significance of rock & roll. ‘All You Need Is Love’ is your opportunity to celebrate The Beatles in a rock and symphony concert event.

Larkin Poe Announce Kendall Elise as Auckland Support

Tuning Fork is proud to present Larkin Poe, the American Blues-Rock band who will be performing their gritty, soulful, southern heritage in Auckland this April.

Carb on Carb announce headline Auckland show, forthcoming video + Japan Tour

Emo-punk duo Carb on Carb released their sophomore album for ages last May to great international review.

Proud Scum Take On Wellington

Hot off their “nearly a decade in the making” reformation for last year’s Punk It Up (that was the last real punk show at The Kings Arms), Proud Scum are heading to Wellington.

Monsta X To Tour Australia For The First Time This June

South Korean boy band Monsta X are packing their bags this June for their debut Australian shows as part of their mammoth ‘We Are Here’ 2019 World Tour. They will first be stunning audiences at the International Convention Centre in Sydney before shaking the grounds of Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena.

The ‘We Are Here’ tour is the band’s biggest tour to date, celebrating the release of their two most recent albums ‘Take. 1 Are You There?’ and ‘Take. 2 We Are Here’ which features hit singles ‘Alligator’ and Steve Aoki collaboration ‘Play It Cool’. Apart from Australia, they will be touching down in cities across Asia, North America, Europe and South America.

“Breathtaking doesn’t do justice to the experience of seeing the K-pop princes in the flesh.” – The Guardian, UK

Monsta X is its own glorious beast.” – Metro, UK

After forming in 2015 through the reality show No.Mercy, members Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and I.M debuted with their ‘Trespass’ EP (2015) which peaked at #5 on the Korean charts, followed by ‘Rush’ EP which peaked at #3. Since then, the band have consistently released albums, songs, collaborations, mixtapes, soundtracks and cover songs, with their first studio album ‘The Clan Pt. 2.5’ hitting #1 on Billboard’s World Albums chart.

2018 was a huge year for the band, with their ‘Take.1 Are You There?’ album featuring ‘Shoot Out’ landing on multiple Billboard Charts. They were also chosen to perform at iHeartRadio’s annual Jingle Ball event, and played six concerts across the United States, making them the first ever K-pop group to do so.

Grab your tickets and don’t miss Monsta X taking over Aussie stages for the first time ever this June!

You Are Us / Aroha Nui Christchurch Fundraiser – Auckland Sold Out!

On Saturday April 13 in Auckland and Wednesday April 17 in Christchurch the New Zealand music industry will come together to present two concert events.

Matt Corby Announces Mane as Support for April New Zealand Tour

Matt Corby today announces the special guest Mane joining him for his Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch shows in April as part of his Rainbow Valley nationwide tour.

Artists band together for Christchurch’s ‘Stand-Up for Peace’ this April

In response to the devastating events in Christchurch last Friday, 15 March, we put a call out to our arts community to let us know about any initiatives to support the community directly impacted by the Christchurch terror attack. Artists have mobilised, and are redirecting funds, organising charity drives, and gifting their time in support.

A top-notch lineup of Kiwi comics are lending their talent to ‘Stand Up For Peace‘—a special “Stand-Up” fundraiser for those who were affected by the attacks on March 15, 2019. Join Ben Hurley, Dai Henwood, Paul Ego, Josh Thomson, Justine Smith, Jeremy Elwood, Jamaine Ross and more, alongside a brilliant lineup of locals at one of Christchurch’s most loved institutions—The Court Theatre—for a night of funny fundraising on Wednesday, 10 April.

Tickets are priced from $30 – $100, in a “choose your own donation” with all proceeds donated to the families and victims via Victim Support.

In the coming weeks, we will be sending regular updates of the events and initiatives led by the arts community to proactively support all those affected.

Herbie Hancock Jazzes His Way To Australia This May Through To June

Jazz supremo Herbie Hancock is jazzing his way to Australia this May through to June. He will launch the tour at Perth’s Riverside Theatre. Performances at QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane, Canberra Theatre Centre and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall will follow before the culminating show at Sydney Opera House. Joining him on stage are his long-time band member and guitarist Lionel Loueke, Brooklyn-based bassist James Genus and virtuoso drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. For nearly six decades now, he has been tearing up limitations and genres with his unmistakable voice. An award magnet, he has claimed a staggering 14 Grammy® Awards including “Album of the Year” and a Lifetime Achievement, an Academy Award for his ‘Round Midnight’ score, a Kennedy Centre Honours Award, five MTV Video Awards and six honorary doctorates. It is without a doubt that throughout Herbie Hancock’s career, he has been a driving force of influence, an innovator at the forefront of culture, technology, business and music.

Grab your tickets and catch the legendary Herbie Hancock live this 2019!