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Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour 2006

27th February 2006

It’s back to school for the
Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour 2006

This year alt rock band Falter take the stage at secondary schools around the country for the Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour 2006. Hailing from Christchurch, Falter is one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Aotearoa.

Since taking out first place at the Smokefree Rockquest in 2003, Falter has released two singles and music videos with their second single “Fear of Heights” being included on the NZ Indie hit disc.

The Boost Mobile NZ Schools tour debuted in 2002, taking Steriogram on the road. They were followed by Nu-rock band, Wash in 2003, pop-punk band Goodnight Nurse in 2004 and My Life Story in 2005.

The NZ Schools Tour encourages the development of emerging talent within the music scene by offering school students practical music workshops and lunchtime performances by the touring band, in this case Falter.

“The tour is a travelling incubator,” says tour manager Matt Ealand. “It gives young New Zealanders the opportunity to experience New Zealand music at its highest level, while at the same time helping the touring band with its professional development.”

As a testament to the success of the tour, two former bands have recently experienced top ten chart success. My Life Story’s “Fairytale Life” debuted at number 6 on the NZ singles chart and Goodnight Nurse’s album “Always and Never” was number 5 on the NZ album chart.

The Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour is a real endurance test for the band; travelling around the country for 17 weeks, visiting 85 schools and performing to over 40,000 students.

“We are really excited about supporting the Boost Mobile NZ Schools Tour for the third year running. The tour provides a great platform for emerging talent to develop their music. The current international success of Steriogram is a great tribute to this programme and shows how support at grass roots level can result in amazing things,” says Telecom Mobile Consumer Marketing Manager, Raelene Castle.

The NZ Schools Tour kicks off in Invercargill on May 1st, 2006. See over for tour schedule. For further information visit www.boostmobile.co.nz

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Tour Details

- 24 centres
- 17 weeks (Terms two and three)
- 85 schools


Weekly program

- Monday - Friday lunchtime shows at High Schools
- The lunchtime show is followed by a free music clinic and workshop run by members of the band and the tour party.
- Clinic – The Tools (2 hours) - This year the clinic will be focusing on song writing and recording. It is largely a practical based clinic giving students the tools they need to go to the next level.
- Topics include: Recording, Song writing, Individual instruments

-Tour Schedule

- Invercargill 1st May – 6th May
- Dunedin 8th May – 13th May
- Timaru 15th May – 20th May
- Christchurch 22nd May – 27th May
- Nelson 29th May – 3rd June
- Rotorua 5th June – 10th June
- Wellington 12th June – 17th June
- Palmerston North 19th June – 24th June
- New Plymouth 26th June – 1st July
- Napier 17th July – 22nd July
- Tauranga 24th July – 29th July
- Hamilton 31st July – 5th August
- Whangarei 7th August – 12th August
- Auckland 14th August – 17th September

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