Stevie Wonder: New Plymouth & 2nd Auckld Concerts
Stevie Wonder Announces New Plymouth Concert Plus 2nd Auckland Concert
NEW PLYMOUTH -- TSB Bowl of Brooklands, Saturday November 1
AUCKLAND -- Vector Arena,
1st show SOLD OUT –
Now a 2nd & FINAL concert, Friday October 31
One of the world's best-loved music idols, STEVIE WONDER, has announced that he will play at the famed TSB Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth on Saturday November 1 in a SPECIAL ENCORE CONCERT that will showcase his 30 amazing years of hits. This will be a spectacular, one-night only concert, at a venue favoured by international performers for its beauty as a natural, open-air amphitheatre overlooking a stunning lake. Tickets to this concert experience will go on sale on Thursday, September 25 through Ticketek.
ALSO - due to overwhelming demand, a second and FINAL concert is announced for Auckland's Vector Arena. The WONDER SPRING NIGHT concert will be held on Friday, October 31, with tickets to this performance also going on sale on Thursday, September 25 through Ticketmaster.
Good seats are still available to Stevie's Christchurch concert on Tuesday, October 28, at the Westpac Arena in Christchurch. Bookings are through Ticketek.
Stevie Wonder last performed in New Zealand in 1987. The four very special concerts will feature an evening of music from Stevie, a performing and song-writing tour de force who has received an astounding 25 Grammy Awards as well as the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Stevie Wonder released the first live performance track to reach the top of the U.S. charts with Fingertips Part II. His amazing career has earned him 49 Top-40 singles, 32 No. 1 singles, an Academy Award for I Just Called to Say I love You, plus Billboard's 2004 Century Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, alongside the Rolling Stones.
In 1983, Wonder spearheaded the realisation of Martin Luther King Day as a national U.S. holiday. His participation in the massive 1985 We Are The Word fundraiser for hunger in Africa was a music industry milestone, while his involvement to put an end to apartheid in South Africa is legendary.
Stevie Wonder was the youngest honoree of the prestigious Kennedy Centre Honors. At the 22nd Kennedy Centre Honors in 1999, President Clinton remarked: "In so many ways (Wonder) has helped to compose the remaining passages of Dr. King's legacy." But it is Wonder's song writing legacy that has inexorably connected him to the world. From Motown prodigy to groundbreaking innovator, he has always believed in music as a transformational force.
Stevie Wonder's New Zealand tour is being produced by Paul Dainty of Dainty Consolidated Entertainment in conjunction with Live Nation.
The "A Wonder Spring Night" New Zealand tour dates:
Christchurch - Westpac Arena - Tuesday 28 October
Book NOW at ticketek.co.nz or phone 03 377 8899
Auckland – Vector Arena – Thursday 30 October – SOLD OUT
Auckland – Vector Arena – Friday 31 October
On sale 25 September at ticketmaster.co.nz or phone 09 970 9700
New Plymouth – TSB Bowl Of Brooklands – Saturday 1 November
On sale 25 September at ticketek.co.nz or phone 0800 TICKETEK