News 2019-12-12T19:38:35 (Eventfinda) en 'Introducing Nashville' hits New Zealand this March 2020 <p>Following its remarkable <a href="" target="_blank">2019 show</a>, international concert series 'Introducing Nashville' is back this March 2020, bringing a four-artist bill of amazing up-and comers to Auckland's <a href="">The Tuning Fork</a>.</p><p>This much-acclaimed event is designed to bring Nashville's world-class songwriting to music fans around the world. With a wide variety of genres, experiences, and influences, it promises to deliver incredible performances from some of North America's most exciting artists on the rise.</p><p><a href="">Cassadee Pope</a><br />From winning Season 3 of 'The Voice' 2012, to releasing her no.1 debut album 'Frame By Frame' (2013), Cassadee Pope has effortlessly re-arranged the lines of country and pop. Her incredible catalogue includes breakout hit 'Wasting All These Tears' (which has amassed over 30 million streams), and musical collaboration 'Think of You' with Chris Young&mdash;a song that earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Duo/Group. Across her spanning career, Cassadee has played support to legendary artists like Tim McGraw, Mareen Morris and Dierks Bentley.</p><p><a href="">Mitchell Tenpenny</a><br />High-octane country singer Mitchell Tenpenny has become one to watch in 2019. His vulnerable, heartfelt lyricism have successfully struck a chord&mdash;earning him a nomination for ACM New Male Artist Award, and spots on Pandora's Artists to Watch, MusicRow's Next Big Thing honorees, and The Tennessean's Next Nashville Stars. His rousing anthem 'Drunk Me' skyrocketed to no.1 on the US Country charts, and his success continues with singles such as 'Alcohol You Later' and 'Anything She Says' featuring Seaforth.</p><p><a href="">Abby Anderson</a><br />Texan up-and-comer Abby Anderson paints her vibrant country with soul, possessing a passionate voice capable of captivating any audience. Her debut EP 'I'm Good' has gained over 30 million streams, whilst her recent hit 'Flowers' has brought her to the top of Pandora's Trendsetters chart. Penning bold, empowering hits, Abby has collaborated with music icons like Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins, and Jesse Frasure.</p><p><a href="">Niko Moon</a><br />Niko Moon is an adventurous artist, writer and musician, influenced by Atlanta-bred hip-hop and rural-fed traditional country. Ever since he entered the music scene, he's been challenging the boundaries of country music&mdash;as showcased across his tracks 'Way Back' and 'Drunk Over You', lifted from his forthcoming debut EP.</p><p>Watch out for tickets and don't miss your chance to catch Introducing Nashville's genre-defining music extravaganza next year!</p><br /><br /> 5458 2019-12-12T19:38:35 Allen Stone announces two New Zealand shows next April <p>"This is ebullient R&amp;B with a hippie soul that evokes the best of the new jack swing sound." - All Music</p><p>"A great R&amp;B singer with a Stevie Wonder vibe to him." - NPR</p><p>After an incredible tour in 2019 which still has his fans talking, soul and R&amp;B singer <a href="">Allen Stone</a> is making a highly-anticipated return to New Zealand next April. Allen is set to lure audiences at Wellington's <a href="">TSB Auditorium (Shed 6)</a> and <a href="">Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall</a> with his enchanting croons. The NZ shows are part of his Australasian visit which will also see him grace <a href="" target="_blank">Byron Bay Bluesfest</a> and play headline concerts in <a href="" target="_blank">Sydney</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Melbourne</a>.</p><p>Allen is heading back to the NZ stage off the back of his new album 'Building Balance' which is a textured amalgam of R&amp;B and soul&mdash;putting front and centre a fully-evolved artist who has grown into his own and learned to balance and appreciate all parts of his life: the vices of the past and the gifts of the present, career and family, the brilliant highs and discouraging lows.</p><p>Commenting on the tour announcement, Allen said, "touring Australia and New Zealand is starting to feel like a home away from home for me&mdash;the audiences have been so welcoming and singing along with me, the whole show is a feeling that is hard to describe. I look forward to coming back to play new songs for friends both old and new!"</p><p>The evolution of an artist is a powerful process to observe. Allen Stone's journey and evolution has been part pain and beauty. From the basements and small clubs of Seattle to sold out shows across the world, including Australia and New Zealand, Allen has taken the long tireless road to building an audience and dedicated fanbase that is there for every word.</p><p>Known for his witty, kitsch online videos, phenomenal stage presence and incredible vocals, <a href="">Allen Stone</a> loves playing Australasia and we are excited to welcome him back with open arms.</p><br /><br /> 5452 2019-12-10T14:55:14 Nick Lowe returns to New Zealand for one Auckland show <p>Producer, songwriter, author and pop culture icon <a href="">Nick Lowe</a> will return to New Zealand in 2020 for his first show in eight years. He will be playing Auckland's <a href="">Powerstation</a> with <a href="">Los Straitjackets</a>&mdash;a band known for channelling the peak years of the guitar instrumental, and for performing in the famous 'Lucha Libre' fighting masks.</p><p>In the first half of his career now approaching its seventh decade, silver-haired gentleman and scholar of music, Nick Lowe had at least three lives: pub rock pioneer, pop star and producer to the stars. And he had a grand time, each time.</p><p>Nicholas Drain Lowe, aka Basher, was not just the producer for the cream of the British New Wave&mdash;Elvis Costello, Pretenders, Graham Parker, The Damned, Wreckless Eric. He also had a burst of fame on the pop charts himself with songs such as 'Cruel To Be Kind', 'I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock And Roll' and that song about the dog who ate the film star, 'Marie Provost'. In addition, Lowe's also written '(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love And Understanding'&mdash;a modern classic covered by Elvis Costello &amp; The Attractions.</p><p>In the second half of his career, Lowe has become a songwriter of elegant, witty and sometimes quietly devastating songs that draw from the same well as pre-Beatles pop, early rock 'n' roll and the classic songbooks of Britain and the USA, and are sung in a superbly relaxed croon.</p><p>Now, on his first New Zealand show in eight years, Lowe offers an old-fashioned revue show, with the roistering fun of Los Straitjackets. You can hear them on their new four-track EP 'Love Starvation' or see them together on stage.</p><p>Special guest on all shows will be two-time Grammy Award-winning Nashville legend, <a href="">Jim Lauderdale</a>.</p><br /><br /> 5447 2019-12-04T18:03:10 So Pop returns to New Zealand with a kickin' lineup for 2020 <p>Your ultimate throwback party 'So Pop' will return to New Zealand in May 2020! This epic concert will be bringing another lineup of record-breaking pop royalties to Auckland's <a href="">Spark Arena</a> and Christchurch's <a href="">Horncastle Arena</a> this summer. Before its NZ dates, So Pop will first be wrapping up events happening in Australia&mdash;hitting Perth's RAC Arena, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Melbourne Arena.</p><p>Armed with its nostalgia-heavy lineup, So Pop 2020 promises to transform each venue into an extravagant school disco New Zealand has ever seen!</p><p><a href="">The Pussycat Dolls</a><br />With 54 million worldwide record sales and over one billion streams, the multi-platinum-selling The Pussycat Dolls are considered to be an all-female powerhouse. Blowing up the music scene in the early 2000s, they've taken the world by storm with their 2005 debut album 'PCD' (3x ARIA Platinum), along with a string of chart-toppers 'Don't Cha (ft. Busta Rhymes)' (#1, 2x ARIA Platinum), 'Buttons (ft. Snoop Dogg)' (#2, ARIA Platinum) and 'Stickwitu' (#2, ARIA Platinum). They were last on our shores more than a decade ago, supported by then up-and-comer, Lady Gaga. Their precision-engineered performance captivated Kiwi audiences with anthems 'When I Grow Up', 'Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) (with A.R Rahman)' and 'Beep (ft.'.</p><p><a href="">Steps</a><br />British dance-pop quintet Steps will make their NZ debut at So Pop 2020. Having sold more than 20 million records worldwide, received three BRIT Award nominations and a BRIT Award win for Best Selling Live Act, they're undoubtedly one of the UK's most successful pop groups of all time. Armed with their singalong jams 'Chain Reaction', 'Tragedy', 'Love&rsquo;s Got A Hold On My Heart', 'One For Sorrow', 'Scared Of The Dark' (#1 UK iTunes) and 'Last Thing On My Mind' (#5, ARIA Platinum), Steps will be bringing their boot-scootin' best to NZ next year!</p><p><a href="">Jesse McCartney</a><br />American singer Jesse McCartney is set to captivate So Pop 2020 audiences with his enchanting stage demeanour. After making his start on TV screens in American classic 'All My Children', McCartney flexed his musical talent when he made his debut in the boy band Dream Street ('It Happens Everytime'). He then went on to venturing solo, releasing off the hook hits 'She's No You', 'Get Your Shine On' and 'Leavin''.</p><p><a href="">Smash Mouth</a><br />Californian surf-garage five-piece Smash Mouth are ready to send the stage into utter meltdown. Frontman Steve Harwell's hypnotising vocals meshed with crunchy guitar pop&mdash;as showcased in 'Walkin On The Sun' (ARIA Platinum), 'Can't Get Enough Of You Baby' and the 'Shrek' soundtrack anthem 'I'm A Believer' (ARIA Platinum)&mdash;will surely send crowds into a frenzy.</p><p><a href="">Sophie Ellis-Bextor</a><br />British songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor took over the 00s' airwaves with the deliciously epic 'Murder On The Dancefloor' (#3, ARIA Platinum), 'Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)' and 'Get Over You'. Next year, Ellis-Bextor will awaken dancing queens across the nation&mdash;you'd better not kill the groove.</p><p><a href="">Alice DJ</a><br />Dutch trance-pop project Alice DJ will bring contagious dance beats to the stage&mdash;mixing their biggest hits 'Back In My Life', 'Will I Ever' and 'Better Off Alone' (#4 ARIA Gold) to celebrate the best dance anthems of the '90s and '00s.</p><p><a href="">Whigfield</a><br />Danish artist and producer Whigfield will transport crowds to the Eurodance generation with her global smash singles 'Sexy Eyes' (#6, ARIA Platinum), 'Think Of You' and 'Saturday Night'.</p><p>Reel 2 Real featuring The Mad Stuntman<br />American electro-reggae duo Reel 2 Real will be joined by The Mad Stuntman at So Pop 2020. Their boisterous energy will command crowds and make bodies bounce to their classics 'I Like To Move It' and 'Go On Move'!</p><p><a href="">Samantha Mumba</a><br />Irish diva Samantha Mumba rounds up the all-star class of So Pop 2020. With heartfelt jams 'Gotta Tell You' (#3, ARIA Platinum), 'Baby Come On Over' and 'Always Come Back To Your Love', Mumba's tight tunes will kick the stage into gear, so you better strap yourself in.</p><p>The So Pop 2020 resident DJ, global pop sensation <a href="">Rojdar</a> ('First Sight') will be spinning the biggest party jams in-between these huge acts at all shows. He's set to keep the crowd dancing from the moment the doors open until the last mic drops!</p><p>Secure your tickets quick and don't sleep on your chance to catch So Pop's body-grooving throwback fete next year!</p><br /><br /> 5442 2019-12-02T21:10:46 Tracy Morgan announces return to New Zealand with 'No Disrespect' tour <p>Legendary funnyman <a href="">Tracy Morgan</a> is set to return to New Zealand as part of his stand-up 'No Disrespect' tour in May 2020. He will perform at the <a href="">Bruce Mason Centre</a> in Auckland on Thursday, May 14.</p><p>Tracy Morgan is one of the most well-respected comedians in his field. He's known for his roles across seven seasons of '30 Rock'&mdash;where he received a Supporting Actor Emmy Nomination&mdash;and 'Saturday Night Live', which earned him an Emmy nod for Outstanding Guest Actor. Meanwhile, TBS' sitcom 'The Last O.G.', which Morgan executive produces and stars in, was recently picked up for a third season. He also recently appeared in Paramount's rom-com film 'What Men Want', opposite Taraji P. Henson.</p><p>Across his spanning career, <a href="">Morgan</a> has had stand-up specials for Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central. In 2009, he released his first book 'I Am The New Black'&mdash;a compilation of anecdotes and serious moments that shaped him and his career. Apart from his TV appearances, he also had memorable voiceovers in 'G-Force', 'Rio' and 'Rio 2' and the Oscar-Nominated 'Boxtrolls'.</p><p>He currently voices the role of Fox in Netflix's November 2019 series 'Green Eggs &amp; Ham' and can next be heard voicing Caption Caveman in the upcoming 2020 feature 'Scoob'. His additional film credits include 'The Longest Yard' alongside Adam Sandler, 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back', 'Head of State', 'Son of No One', 'Why Stop Now' and 'Fist Fight'.</p><br /><br /> 5441 2019-12-02T15:18:36 Venue change - Bad Religion, Frenzal Rhomb and Bodyjar set to play The Powerstation in Auckland <p><strong>Bad Religion</strong>, <strong>Frenzal Rhomb</strong> and <strong>Bodyjar</strong> will perform back-to-back at Auckland&rsquo;s <strong>The Powerstation</strong>, next Wednesday,&nbsp;<strong>December 4</strong>. Please note this is a venue change from Eventfinda Stadium.<br /><br />The event is now R18+, any previous under-age ticket holders will get a full refund, contact for details.<br /><br />Presented by<strong> Storm The Gates </strong>and <strong>The Rock</strong>&rsquo;s night speciality show,<strong> RPM</strong>, tickets to the night of 80s/90s punk &lsquo;n&rsquo; rock royalty are available from <strong><br /><br /></strong>Headlining is preeminent Los Angeles punk band <strong>Bad Religion</strong> whose numerous hits include &lsquo;<strong>21st Century (Digital Boy)</strong>&rsquo;. The band is on tour in support of their recently released their 17th studio album <strong>AGE OF UNREASON</strong>. The critically-acclaimed record offers a fiery and intensely relevant musical response to the times and &ldquo;Given the political madness that seems to have gripped the world these days,<a href=""> <strong>Bad Religion</strong></a> is as relevant as ever.&rdquo; says<a href=""> Kerrang!</a>.<br /><br /><strong>Bad Religion</strong> continues to deliver a unique narrative consistent with the band&rsquo;s long-standing humanist worldview.<br /><br />Joining them is irreverent Australian punk unit <strong>Frenzal Rhomb. </strong>They formed in Sydney in the early 1990s before going on to take the ARIA Album charts by storm with 1999&rsquo;s <strong>A MAN&rsquo;S NOT A CAMEL</strong>; 2011&rsquo;s <strong>SMOKO AT THE PET FOOD FACTORY</strong> and 2017&rsquo;s <strong>HI-VIS HIGH TEA</strong>.<br /><br /><strong>Frenzal Rhomb</strong> has gone through a number of line-up changes over the years, but lead vocalist <strong>Jason Whalley</strong> still serves as the band's sole constant member.<br /><br />Completing the line-up is one of the most revered punk bands Australia has ever produced! <strong>Bodyjar</strong> have come a long way since forming in the Melbourne suburbs over 20 years ago. <br /><br />Graduating from pub stages during the worldwide 90s punk boom, <strong>Bodyjar</strong> went on to tour the globe&nbsp;several times over with many&nbsp;of the era's most respected acts, and appeared on festivals like the <strong>Vans Warped Tour</strong> and <strong>Big Day Out</strong>,&nbsp;collecting fans at all stops on their rise. The band took a break from touring and recording in 2005 until 2013 before returning with their eighth album <strong>ROLE MODEL.<br /><br /></strong><strong>Storm the Gates and RPM presents:<br /></strong><strong>BAD RELIGION, WITH SUPPORT FROM FRENZAL RHOMB AND BODYJAR<br /></strong><strong>WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 &ndash; THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND &ndash; R18+<br /></strong>Tickets at <strong><br /></strong><br />Eventfinda Stadium tickets remain valid for the new venue and do not need to be replaced.<br /><br />Carparking and Transport options for the previous venue will be refunded back to the credit card originally used.<br /><br />The event is now R18+, any previous under-age ticket holders will get a full refund. If you are under-age please email Eventfinda on to get your ticket refund.</p><br /><br /> 5438 2019-11-29T19:07:09 James Blunt croons his way back to New Zealand this November 2020 <p>In celebration of his latest '<a href="">Once Upon A Mind</a>' tour, award-winning UK sensation <a href="">James Blunt</a> is returning to New Zealand for shows at Auckland's <a href="">Spark Arena</a> and <a href="">Christchurch Town Hall</a> this November 2020. Before the NZ dates, he will first be wrapping up <a href="" target="_blank">events happening in Australia</a>. He is set to play two headline concerts at Melbourne's <a href="" target="_blank">Margaret Court Arena</a> and Sydney's <a href="" target="_blank">International Convention Centre</a>, preceding his <a href="" target="_blank">A Day On The Green</a> gigs at Perth's <a href="" target="_blank">Kings Park &amp; Botanic Garden</a>, Tanunda's <a href="" target="_blank">Peter Lehmann Wines</a>, Yarra Valley's <a href="" target="_blank">Rochford Wines</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Bimbadgen Estate</a> and Brisbane's <a href="" target="_blank">Sirromet Winery</a>. Joining him at all his Australian shows is fellow pop-rock singer, <a href="">Jason Mraz</a>.</p><p>Announced as Blunt's sixth studio album, 'Once Upon A Mind' was released last October 25 via Atlantic Records. It boasts a string of critically-acclaimed singles like 'The Truth', 'Champions', 'Monsters', 'Youngster' and many others. Moreover, the record was previewed with a soaring new track 'Cold' which is a circular nod to his global smash hit 'You're Beautiful'. It reflects where Blunt has come from&mdash;and where he's now going. "I'm back where I started," says he of his new material. "Writing songs for me and the people around me. And I'm free again."</p><p>"'Once Upon A Mind' is by far James' most personal and raw (album) since his debut." &ndash; Sun</p><p>"If 'Back To Bedlam' was his songs of innocence, then 'Once Upon A Mind' is his songs of experience." &ndash; Mail On Sunday</p><p>It's been 15 years since Blunt released 'Back To Bedlam'&mdash;an album that earned him five Grammy Award nominations and two Brit Awards. Across his extensively spanning career, he's sold over 23 million albums worldwide, has won two Ivor Novello Awards and has gained a global cult-following.</p><p>Book your tickets and don't miss <a href="">James Blunt</a> playing his enchanting comeback shows next year!</p><br /><br /> 5457 2019-12-11T20:31:23 Starley announced to support Carly Rae Jepsen on her New Zealand Tour <p>With less than two weeks until <a href="">Carly Rae Jepsen</a> graces New Zealand for the first time, TEG Dainty has announced Australian singer <a href="">Starley</a> will be the support artist for Carly's one-off show at the iconic <a href="">Auckland Town Hall</a> this December.</p><p>Emerging in 2016, Starley shot up to fame with her hit single 'Call On Me' (Ryan Riback Remix)&mdash;a track that resonated with millions of fans around the globe. Reaching one billion streams across music platforms, she has gone on to support some of the industry's powerhouses including Katy Perry, Cher, and Clean Bandit, and has performed at 2018's 'Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras'. With a powerful message behind each song, she has continued to write from the heart and has released a string of rich melodic singles including 'Love Is Love' (a track championing acceptance and equality), 'Touch Me', 'Signs', 'Been Meaning To Tell You', and a collaboration with Showtek, MOTi and Wyclef Jean on the reggaeton inspired 'Down Easy'.</p><p>Starley's latest single 'Love + Strangers' (a record produced by Swedish duo NOTD and mixed by Tom Norris, famous for his work on Zedd 'The Middle' &amp; Katy Perry's 'Never Really Over'), is an upbeat electro-pop summer vibe groove&mdash;a sound for which she's become known and adored. With 2020 quickly on the horizon, this track is the first taste of what's more to come from the talented singer. <a href="">Starley</a> is all set to join <a href="">Carly Rae Jepsen</a>'s iconic NZ debut next month!</p><br /><br /> 5433 2019-11-20T15:57:26 Tool return to New Zealand in February 2020 <p>In celebration of their freshly-released fifth studio album 'Fear Inoculum', Grammy Award-winning Californian rockers <a href="">Tool</a> will be performing a pair of shows happening at Auckland's <a href="">Spark Arena</a> in February next year.</p><p>Tool (whose members are Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones and Maynard James Keenan) are currently on a mammoth 26-date tour in the US. Their groundbreaking, epic live show sees them at the top of their powers&mdash;with their immersive live visual experience as brilliant as their genre-defining music.</p><p>"Maynard is a joy to watch. The light, laser and video show is something else&hellip; At times spectacular, the visuals are the perfect accompaniment. Could other bands be this adventurous in 2019 and succeed to this extent?" &ndash; LA Weekly</p><p>"The visuals were provocative, with laser lights and an LED screen featuring a variety of videos&mdash;fetuses, aliens, skeletons, emaciated figures, insects, water, and fire&mdash;in line with the band&rsquo;s romanticising of doom and destruction." - Entertainment Voice</p><p>After breaking onto the rock music scene in 1990, the band have released four multi-platinum studio albums 'Undertow' (1993), '&AElig;nima' (1996), 'Lateralus' (2001) and '10,000 Days' (2006), two EPs '72826' (1991) and 'Opiate' (1992), and one limited-edition boxset 'Salival' (2000). Released in August 2019, 'Fear Inoculum' debuted at #1 in Australia and New Zealand (the band's third consecutive #1 album in both countries). Critics were united in praise, with Rolling Stone describing it as: "a formal masterpiece that should stand the test of time."</p><p>"Absolutely gobsmacking." &ndash; Kerrang</p><p>"The draw of the performance&hellip; was the chance to hear the group's intricate, multi-movement songs at a pulverising volume that still had shape and detail thanks to an impeccable live mix." &ndash; Los Angeles Times</p><p>Don't miss the multi-sensory, groundbreaking experience that is <a href="">Tool</a>, live in concert next year!</p><br /><br /> 5427 2019-11-19T21:16:16 Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles to play debut NZ show in April 2020 <p>R&amp;B music virtuoso <a href="">Cory Henry</a> and his band <a href="">The Funk Apostles</a> are coming to NZ for the first time, bringing their unique jazz-funk music to Auckland's <a href="">Powerstation</a> this April 2020.</p><p>Cory Henry is among modern music's most inventive minds. While mastering multiple instruments at a young age, he dominated the stage as a former member of Snarky Puppy. His name as a solo artist has risen to the top, performing in cities and festivals around the world including 'Okeechobee', 'Electric Forest', 'North Sea Jazz' and 'Love Supreme Festival'.</p><p>In 2018, Cory independently released his first collection of songs entitled 'Art of Love' and has worked with Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, Vulfpeck and many more. He was also selected by Quincy Jones to headline his curated 'Soundtrack of America' series during the opening of The Shed in New York City. The upcoming self-titled 'Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles' album exhibits his vocal talents, and emphasises the new sound and vibes he wants to innovate for the world to sing along with. Comprised of five of the world's best musicians&mdash;hand-picked to bring his musical concepts to life&mdash;The Funk Apostles are undoubtedly a worthy band to the charismatic stage presence of Cory Henry.</p><p>Grab your tickets fast and let <a href="">Cory Henry</a> and <a href="">The Funk Apostles</a> shake you with their groove-laden live show next year!</p><br /><br /> 5426 2019-11-19T19:06:10