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Rolling Stones Are Coming To NZ

In Just 7 Weeks THE ROLLING STONES Will Rock Auckland and Wellington

BIGGER BANG WORLD TOUR One Night Only in Each City!

The most exciting and powerful rock 'n' roll show in the world is coming to Auckland and Wellington this April. The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang Tour - will play two shows only in New Zealand at Western Springs in Auckland on Sunday 16 April and Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Tuesday 18 April.

The stage used for these New Zealand shows will be the same spectacular outdoor stadium stage created for the current concert tour in South America. Both shows will feature dozens of their all-time classic songs, the Stones' ever-changing set list also boasts show-stopping tributes to such legends as Ray Charles & Bob Marley.

The Rolling Stones Bigger Bang world tour played to a total of 1.2 million at 42 dates in North America in 2005. Last weekend saw the band perform to 2 million people at their free concert in Rio De Janeiro, which marked the half way point in their world tour. The Rolling Stones set the bar for the live modern rock spectacular and have continued to raise it tour after amazing tour. They hold the record for the top 2 most attended North American tours of all time - 'Licks' and 'Bridges To Babylon'.

Demand for New Zealand¹s hottest ticket of 2006 is certain to be as feverish as that in North America where capacity has run at 100% throughout the entire run of stadium and arena shows. "Superstars remain superstars," wrote Billboard magazine's Ray Waddell. "The Rolling Stones remain monster attractions."

With Visa Entertainment, Visa Cardholders can be one of the first to get tickets.

The Visa ticket pre-sale starts 9am on Friday 3 March - Tuesday 7 March and can be purchased at www.visaentertainment.com.au . General public sales start on Wednesday 8 March and tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.co.nz or phone (0800) 111 999 for the Auckland Western Springs concert or www.ticketek.co.nz or phone 04 384 3840 for those wanting to secure their tickets to the Wellington Westpac Stadium show.

Fans are able to enjoy special access to tickets, exclusive merchandise and can also follow the tour online at www.rollingstones.com. Every ticket sold for the tour will include a free Virtual Ticket membership in the Rolling Stones fan club. Updated daily, users will be given an exclusive insider's look at every aspect of the tour.

From rehearsals and preparations to on-going coverage via audio and videos streams, downloads, set lists and news and much more.

AUCKLAND WESTERN SPRINGS SUNDAY 16 APRIL Tickets through www.ticketmaster.co.nz (0800) 111 999 WELLINGTON WESTPAC STADIUM TUESDAY 18 APRIL Tickets through www.ticketek.co.nz 04 384 3840 VISA CARDHOLDER PRE-SALE 9AM FRIDAY 3 MARCH TO 5PM TUESDAY 7 MARCH www.visaentertainment.com.au GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE 9AM WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH

Devoted fans and critics have hailed Mick Jagger's aura as the world's greatest rock front man, Keith Richards' awesome effervescence as the ultimate guitar maestro, Ronnie Wood's brilliant guitar intricacy and the redoubtable energy of the engine room that is Charlie Watts.

"They're still the slickest live rock'n'roll act on the planet...by evening's end, it was impossible to find a dissatisfied customer."...... Billboard

"It's as simple as this - you will not be able to do in your 60s what you did so effortlessly in your 20s. The Rolling Stones can."...... Boston Globe

"Appearing before a near-capacity audience of 43,000 under a moonlit sky, they delivered a thundering, two-hour performance...the result was a triumph for the group, whose 'World's Greatest Rock Band' moniker still seems well-earned...classics that the band first recorded as many as 40 years ago were delivered with so much energy and excitement that they took on new life."...... San Diego Tribune

"They keep inspiring enough awe and astonishment to fill stadiums, so let's marvel first: The most amazing thing about the Rolling Stones right now is that four decades on they still seem to be improving."...... LA Times "In the end, it's a simple thing that keeps them going - the prickly kick of their riffs carries an energy that just won't quit."...... New York Daily News

For complete Tour information, Fan Club Memberships and Exclusive Merchandise, visit: www.rollingstones.com

The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang Tour - is produced by Piecemeal Inc presented by Concert Productions International, the Next Adventure and Dainty Consolidated Entertainment

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