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Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour

Media Release
9th June 2004

Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour

Boost Mobile is proud to announce their support of this year’s NZ Schools Tour. The tour features premier pop-punk group Goodnight Nurse who are already making their mark on the NZ music landscape.

In its third year, the nationwide tour visits 95 secondary schools from Whangarei to Invercargill over a period of 19 weeks. The band performs a lunchtime concert at each school followed by a two hour music clinic. The clinics give students an opportunity to meet the band, learn about the NZ music industry and live performance.

“Boost Mobile is fully committed to supporting NZ music and fostering new emerging talent,” says Tania Bui, Marketing Manager Boost Mobile. “We want to support up and coming bands like Goodnight Nurse as well as encourage NZ Secondary Students to actively pursue their dreams and aspirations. Boost Mobile’s support of this tour is part of our ongoing strategy of hooking up as many young people as possible and bringing the community closer together,” says Bui.

Since their inception in 2002, Goodnight Nurse have gone from strength to strength with award-winning Welsh producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Lost Prophets) selecting their single ‘Loner’ to record while he was in NZ last year.

Previous tours have included bands such as Steriogram who are now in the USA recording and touring having signed the largest contract of any NZ band to date with record giant Capitol Records.

The Boost Mobile NZ Schools tour provides opportunities for young New Zealanders to follow in the footsteps of success stories like Steriogram offering them guidance and encouragement to strive for their hopes and dreams.

Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour

Weekly program

- Monday - Friday lunchtime free shows at Secondary Schools
- The lunchtime show is followed by a free music clinic and workshop run by members of the band
- Friday night brings a huge all ages’ schools show. In the centres that have Rockquest finals Goodnight Nurse will play as the feature band.
- Saturday night features a show at a local venue (R18).
- Sunday is a drive to the next town and start over

Tour Schedule

Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour 2004
1. 23 Centres
2. 19 Weeks (Terms Two and Three)
3. 95 Schools

Proposed Schedule:
- Invercargill/Gore 26th April to 2nd May
- Dunedin 3rd May to 9th May
- Christchurch 10th May to 16th May
- Timaru 17th May to 23rd May
- Nelson/Blenheim 24th May to 30th May
- Wanganui 31st May to 6th June
- Wellington 13th June to 20th June
- Palmerston North 21st June to 27th June
- New Plymouth 28th June to 4th July
- Napier 19th July to 25th July
- Gisborne 26th July to 1st August
- Rotorua 2nd August to 8th August
- Tauranga 9th August to 15th August
- Hamilton 16th August to 22nd August
- Whangarei 23rd August to 29th August
- Auckland 30th August to 19th Sept

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