Paul Potts: 8-city NZ tour announced
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Eight-city NZ tour announced Tickets on sale in January
Stewart & Tricia Macpherson of The Stetson Group today announce that Britain’s Got Talent phenomenonPAUL POTTS will embark on an eight-city concert tour of New Zealand in April.
The announcement of the tour -- titled One Chance -- coincides with the cinematic release of the biopic of same name that is based on Paul’s rise to fame from phone salesman to opera superstar. Paul’s brand new, deeply personal memoir, One Chance: A Memoir has also recently been released, endorsed by Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan – two of the Britain’s Got Talent judges responsible for his discovery in 2007.
The tour will take in concerts in Auckland, Rotorua, the Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington, Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch. Tickets will go on sale on in January. Paul will be accompanied by an orchestra, and a special New Zealander who will open each performance.
Potts is proof that nice guys sometimes
do finish first” – Piers Morgan.
Paul' first audition for Britain's Got Talent is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. More than 15 million people watched this unassuming, shy and awkward tenor surprise the world with his spine-tingling rendition of Puccini's Nessun Dorma.
Since winning the competition, Paul has found worldwide success with his albums, live shows, tours and charity work and has been constantly travelling the globe; five years later, his feet are yet to touch the ground.
2013 saw the release of a Hollywood biopic celebrating Paul’s rise to fame. The film was Directed by David Frankel (Marley & Me, The Devil Wears Prada) and Produced by The Weinstein Company. A song written by Taylor Swift for Paul after seeing a screening of the film (‘Sweeter Than Fiction’) has just been nominated for a Golden Globe.
He has also returned to the studio to record his as-yet untitled fourth studio album which will be released in 2014.
Due to Paul’s commitment and hard work, he has become one of the most travelled international stars and has performed more live shows than any other contestant of this type of programme.
Since winning BGT, Paul has successfully released three studio albums; ‘One Chance’, ‘Passione’ and ‘Cinema Paradiso’ (ex-NZ).
New Zealand One Chance Tour 2014
19 AUCKLAND Civic Theatre
20 ROTORUA Civic Theatre
22 HASTINGS Hawkes Bay Opera House
23 PALMERSTON NORTH Regent on Broadway
24 WELLINGTON Opera House
26 INVERCARGILL Civic Theatre
27 DUNEDIN Town Hall
29 CHRISTCHURCH Aurora Centre