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U2 Tribute Show to visit North Island towns

U2 Tribute Show to visit North Island towns


Experience U2 is taking their “Best of” U2 tribute show to local theatres around the North Island. The Auckland-based band has been developing their live tribute over the last two years. “We’ve been honing the live performance and developing a show that really takes the audience back to their favourite U2 moments” says frontman Jamie Rowe (aka Bono). “There’s a lot in it, both for those who just know the songs from the radio, and for real diehard fans who know all the live versions and the theatrics that U2 are known for.”

The show brings together live versions of U2’s greatest hits with the odd surprise for hard-core followers. “The local theatres are great as they give us a chance to let loose on the big stage but still stay intimate with the audience,” says Rowe. “The real U2 fans will pick up on some of the subtleties like the Bono-isms and choreography, but everyone will enjoy the U2-style backing video on the big screen, and the full effect of the lighting that we haven’t been able to use in other venues.”

The band are kicking off their theatre tour with two shows in Auckland at the Glen Eden Playhouse in February, and Hawkins Theatre in Papakura in March, sponsored by Auckland advertising business CarAds. “The sponsorship has given us an opportunity to promote the show and refine it for the theatre” says Rowe. “Following that, we will be looking to take it to towns around the North Island”. Tickets can be purchased through Eventfinda.

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