Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Joan Baez Opens Australasian Tour to Rave Reviews

Media Alert: 7 August 2013

Joan Baez Opens to Rave Reviews in the First Concert of Her Australasian Tour

Maggie Gerrand presents
An evening with
JOAN BAEZ

NZ is in for a treat as legendary activist and musician Joan Baez performed the first date of her 8-Centre Australasian tour in Adelaide last night - receiving a standing ovation and rave reviews.

“The social justice and anti-violence strains which brought folk singer Joan Baez's music to prominence in the 1960s rang just as true and just as passionately on Adelaide Festival Theatre Stage on Tuesday night as they did at Woodstock” – The Adelaide Advertiser 7/8/2013

Joan Baez plays one show only in Auckland and Wellington at the end of August marking her first NZ performances in more than 20 years.

Baez is a musical and political force of nature whose influence is incalculable – she marched on the front lines of the civil rights movement with Dr Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, sang during the first Amnesty International tour and stood alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in London's Hyde Park.

For the New Zealand concerts Joan Baez is backed by both her son, Gabriel Harris, on percussion and multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell on banjo, guitar, keyboards and fiddle.

Thursday 29 August at 8pm Ÿ Auckland Ÿ The Civic Ÿ
Tix www.buytickets.co.nz – 0800 BUY TICKETS

Saturday 31 August at 8pmŸ Wellington Ÿ Michael Fowler Centre Ÿ
Tix www.ticketek.co.nz - 0800 TICKETEK

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news