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

 


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.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news