Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band @ Mt Smart Stadium : 1-2 March 2014

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at Mt Smart Stadium on March 1 and March 2, with special guest Jimmy Barnes. He last toured New Zealand in 2003.

Springsteen’s 17 studio albums have sold 120 million records worldwide, with 65 million records in the United States alone.

He has been the recipient of 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, New Jersey Hall of Fame, and the American Academy of Arts and Science.

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Brian McKnight @ ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre – 27 Feb 2014

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R&B icon and Grammy Award nominated artist Brian Mcknight is returning to New Zealand for one show only at the ASB Theatre in Auckland. His last visit in 2011 saw him deliver a mesmerising acoustic performance at the Civic Theatre. This time around McKnight returns with his full seven-piece band, to showcase new songs from his latest album ‘More Than Words’ as well as performing all his hits. New Zealand audiences should prepare to be amazed by an urban show like no other with the distinctive harmonious sound that is Brian McKnight.

A singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. With a talent that spans across nine instruments, he has seven certified Platinum albums over the span of his career. McKnight’s work has earned him 16 Grammy Award nominations and seen him collaborate with some of urban music’s biggest names including Mariah Carey, P.Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Nelly and Australia’s Guy Sebastian. McKnight’s career has solidified him as a true icon in R&B’s constantly evolving music scene.

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Chet Faker & Hermitude @ The Powerstation – 22 Feb 2014

hermitudeChet Faker and Hermitude announce double bill for one off show at Auckland’s Powerstation

Rhythm Group Entertainment, George FM and Under the Radar are pleased to announce the  return to New Zealand of Chet Faker and Hermitude for one show only at the Auckland Powerstation on the 22nd February.

Chet Faker (aka Nicholas Murphy) has carved out a unique style with his own take on electronica that rightly deserves all the accolades.  In 2011, he recorded a cover of No Diggity late one night for his friends. Shared by a handful of people, the song spread like wildfire until reaching #1 on the indie blog charts Hype Machine, and so the Chet Faker identity was born – an ode to Chet Baker’s singing style but incorporating influences from a youth spent producing house and disco. It did not take long for word of Chet Faker to spread to the mainstream.  In October of 2012 he won ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and his EP won ‘Best Independent Release at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards for 2012. He recently dropped a new EP Lockjaw, a collaborative project with Flume, and now he is scheduled to release an album in early 2014 off the back of sold out shows across Australia, the UK and Europe.

Australian hip-hop group Hermitude have been winning fans over with their world class hip-hop production and live shows since 2000. It has been no different in New Zealand this year at Rhythm and Vines where the group were a big draw card to the midnight slot on the main stage with thousands of festival goers going “wild for their hour-long set’, The NZ Herald reported.

This double billed show will be the first time either artist has played to New Zealand audiences outside of festival appearances.

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Stiff Little Fingers @ The Powerstation – 20 Feb 2014

Stiff Little FingersFormed in 1977, Belfast Ireland. Along with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote about their personal lives, growing up at the height of Nothern Irelands troubles giving context to songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”.

This style quickly became SLF’s signature; lyrics that meld personal and political music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.

Using the bands rich musical foundation as a building block, the time has come to bring the newest chapter of the band’s music to the world. Plans are to record and release new material in late 2013/ early 2014.

For the first time since playing sold out shows in 2008, ODR & Punk Rock Road Trips welcome Stiff Little Fingers back to New Zealand and remind us why SLF still play some of the greatest punk rock shows around!

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Westfest 2014 @ Vector Arena: 19-20 Feb 2014

Westfest 2014

ODR Productions, The Rock & Groove Guide are proud to present ‘Westfest.’ A festival dedicated to bringing New Zealand the best metal, rock, and punk bands the world has to offer all on the same epic festival: Westfest.

Korn, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Veil Brides, Eagles Of Death Metal, August Burns Red, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Whitechapel, Terror, 8 Foot Sativa, Saving Grace and Devilskin

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