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

 


Lionel Richie and John Farnham NZ Tour in March 2014

LIONEL RICHIE AND JOHN FARNHAM

ONE STAGE, TWO MUSIC LEGENDS, THREE SPECIAL SHOWS

CHRISTCHURCH.  TSB Bowl of Brooklands, NEW PLYMOUTH.  AUCKLAND.

ALL THE HITS - ALL NIGHT LONG

NEW ZEALAND TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 2014

Dainty Group is proud to announce superstars Lionel Richie and John Farnham will perform in a co- headlining tour across New Zealand in March 2014
with tickets going on sale on Friday 29
th November. 

Lionel Richie and John Farnham will perform their sets with their own band and singers.

Promoter Paul Dainty said: “I am always thrilled when a superstar wants to tour. But when two legends agree to take their magic on the road together – that’s an honour.”

Five-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie is a music icon known for his solo hits and as a member of the Commodores.  Collectively he has sold more than 100 million albums,
and written and recorded chart-topping  hits including “Hello” “Easy” and “All Night Long.”

John Farnham, a master performer whose classic album “Whispering Jack” is owned by millions, has a long-held nickname that still says it all: The Voice.  This year, Farnham was
voted best Australian singer of all time in a poll of 100 singers and musicians.

Lionel Richie and John Farnham promises to be a unique, not-to-be-missed concert event.

Farnham, a wide-eyed soul fanatic who has performed on the same stage as his heroes Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, reveals a co-headlining tour with the
legendary Lionel Richie was also on his wish list.

“You never think these dreams will actually come true,” John said, laughing.

Speaking about John, Lionel said, smiling “He pours his heart into a ballad and gives everything to an anthem.”

Richie’s New Zealand shows come off the back of a US tour where the music legend received five-star reviews.

The Hollywood Reporter said: “Looking and sounding as good as he did a quarter century ago, he delivered a high energy set that mixed his trademark balladry with
funkier songs from his Commodore days.”

The Houston Press added: “Lionel Richie has been helping us dance, cry, and love better than the sum of all of our current pop stars combined.”

And the Atlanta Constitution Journal summed it up simply: “Good times never felt so good.”

Music website Consequence of Sound said: "There are singers and there are performers and sometimes there are both. Few fit into that rare third category — especially today’s crop
of artists — yet Lionel Richie has long been a general at the frontline. Having been active since 1968 with the Commodores, Richie’s catalog isn’t just rich, but incredibly lush.
He’s got hits, he’s got ballads, he’s got rockers, he’s got lovemakers, he’s got funk anthems, he’s got reggae, he’s got it all."

Lionel Richie rose from humble beginnings in Tuskegee, Alabama, to become one of the most influential figures in music.

Richie was singer, songwriter and frontman of the legendary band The Commodores, with hits including “Brick House”   “Too Hot To Trot” and “Machine Gun.”  He also wrote
classic ballads while in The Commodores, including “Easy” “Sail On” and “Three Times A Lady.”

An Oscar and Golden Globe winner, Richie went solo in 1982 and dominated the decade with hits like “Truly” “You Are” “Say You Say Me” “Ballerina Girl”
“Running With The Night” and “Dancing On The Ceiling.” 

His latest album, Tuskegee, featuring duets with country superstars including Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain, went to No.1 on the
Billboard chart, and sold more than one million copies.

John Farnham is a former child star who released his first hit, “Sadie The Cleaning Lady” in 1967.

A five times King of Pop winner, Farnham parlayed his teen idol fame into stage musicals, cabaret, and a stint with the Little River Band,
fronting hits like “The Other Guy” and “Playing To Win.”

“Whispering Jack,” released in 1987, rebooted Farnham’s career as a headline act. Hits including “A Touch Of Paradise” “Pressure Down” and “Chain Reaction” followed,
including the hugely popular chart-topping single  “You’re The Voice”.

A 15-time ARIA Award winner, Farnham was named Australian of the Year in 1988, made an Officer of the Order of Australia, in 1996, awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001,
and inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2003.

Farnham holds the box office record for most number of arena shows by an Australian performer. His 2002 juggernaut tour, which ran the length and breadth of the
continent for six months, was one of the highest grossing tours in Australian history.

Lionel Richie and John Farnham promise two incredible performances of hits --- old, new and reimagined.

NEW ZEALAND Tour dates:

Thursday March 20 – Christchurch, CBS Arena
www.ticketek.co.nz  or 0800 842 538

Saturday March 22 – New Plymouth, TSB Bowl of Brooklands
www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800 111 999

Sunday March 23 – Auckland, Vector Arena
www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800 111 999

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 29th November
For further information go to: www.daintygroup.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Prue Hyman On ‘Hopes Dashed?’

For Scoop Review of Books, Alison McCulloch interviewed Prue Hyman about her new book, part of the BWB Texts series, Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Chuck Berry (And James Comey, And Bill English)

Back when many people were still treating rock’n’roll as a passing fad – was calypso going to be the new thing? – Chuck Berry knew that it had changed popular music forever. What is even more astonishing is that this 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis could manage to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented. More>>

Howard Davis Review:
The Baroque Fusion Of L'arpeggiata

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. More>>

African Masks And Sculpture: Attic Discovery On Display At Expressions Whirinaki

Ranging from masks studded with nails and shards of glass to statues laden with magical metal, the works are from ethnic groups in nine countries ranging from Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More>>

Obituary: Andrew Little Remembers Murray Ball

“Murray mined a rich vein of New Zealand popular culture and exported it to the world. Wal and Dog and all the other Kiwi characters he crafted through Footrot Flats were hugely popular here and in Australia, Europe and North America." More>>

ALSO:

Organised Choas: NZ Fringe Festival 2017 Awards

Three more weeks of organised chaos have come to an end with the Wellington NZ Fringe Arts Festival Awards Ceremony as a chance to celebrate all our Fringe artists for their talent, ingenuity, and chutzpah! More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Wellington Writer Wins $US165,000 Literature Prize

Victoria University of Wellington staff member and alumna Ashleigh Young has won a prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize worth USD$165,000 for her book of essays Can You Tolerate This? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: We’re All Lab Rats

A couple of years ago, there were reports that Silicon Valley executives were sending their children to tech-free schools. It was a story that dripped of irony: geeks in the heart of techno-utopia rejecting their ideology when it came to their own kids. But the story didn’t catch on, and an awkward question lingered. Why were the engineers of the future desperate to part their gadgets from their children? More>>

  • CensusAtSchool - Most kids have no screen-time limits
  • Netsafe - Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news