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BILL HALEY JR has Kiwi audiences rockin' and rollin'

Audiences amazed at authenticity

“ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RIDE
THROUGH HISTORY”

BILL HALEY JR. – son of the “founding father of rock ‘n’ roll – has had revellers shaking, rattling and rolling in Invercargill and Dunedin over the weekend, amazed how true the recreation of one of the greatest musical acts in history is to the original.

Concert-goers proclaim BILL HALEY JR. & THE COMETS’ show “amazing”, “brilliant” and “well worth it”.

Emphasizing authenticity in sound and presentation in a 2-hour show, BILL HALEY JR. shared inside stories behind the songs he sang, backed up by his talented five-piece band of Comets: multi-instrumentalist Bobby Michaels on saxophone, percussion and keyboard; nimble-fingered Mike Denaroon electric guitar; Christopher Davis Shannon slapping the upright bass; and not forgetting Rich Flamini’s energetic Gene Krupa-style drumming.

The tour moves to Timaru tonight and then on to Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Hastings, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and Hamilton.

Audiences should be prepared to jump, jive, dance, clap, stomp their feet and sing along to classic 50s favorites such as Rock Around The Clock, See Ya Later Alligator, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Rock This Joint, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B Good and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On when BILL HALEY JR. & THE COMETS rock the joint!

Bill Jr says don’t expect so much a tribute band, but rather a Rock and Roll history show. Along with the behind-the-scenes stories, Bill Jnr emphasises that he and his band mates perform the hits just as they sounded in the 1950s.

“We play as authentically as possible,” Bill says.

www.rockaroundnz.co.nz

March 2014
Saturday 15 INVERCARGILL Stadium SouthlandTicketdirect.co.nz03 211 1692
Sunday 16 DUNEDINTown HallTicketdirect.co.nz03 477 8597
Monday 17 TIMARUTheatre RoyalTicketek.co.nz03 688 4160
Tuesday 18CHRISTCHURCHAurora CentreTicketek.co.nz03 377 8899
Wednesday 19NELSONTrafalgar CentreTicketdirect.co.nz03 548 3840
Thursday 20WELLINGTONOpera HouseTicketek.co.nz04 3843840
Saturday 22HASTINGSHawkes Bay Opera HouseTicketek.co.nz0800 842 538
Sunday 23PALMERSTON NORTHRegent on BroadwayTicketdirect.co.nz06 357 9740
Tuesday 25 NEW PLYMOUTHTSB TheatreTicketmaster.co.nz06 759 0021
Wednesday 26AUCKLANDASB TheatreTicketmaster.co.nz09 970 9700
Friday 28TAURANGAHoly TrinityTicketdirect.co.nz07 577 7188
Saturday 29ROTORUAEnergy Events CentreTicketmaster.co.nz0800 111 999
Sunday 30HAMILTONFounders TheatreTicketek.co.nz0800 842 538

Clubs and rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts in the Hawke’s Bay and Rotorua, can make a full night of this event with special “all American” menus available at the venues prior to the show.

www.stetsongroup.com

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