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Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour


Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour

Music-comedy powerhouse The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are thrilled to announce their long-anticipated debut album Be Mine Tonight, due for release Friday 7th November.

And to celebrate, they’re taking their instant party on the road around New Zealand for the Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour!

Kicking off in Dunedin on November 8th the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra will pay tribute to the best of Kiwi music with audiences up and down the country, finishing up in the band’s hometown of Wellington where they will play two very special nights at the James Cabaret on 5th and 6th December.

Making great Kiwi songs even more singalongable, Be Mine Tonight is a winning collection of many of our nation’s best-loved tunes reinterpreted in the band’s unique ukulele style.

The album is sure to surprise and delight with its characteristically unpredictable mix of well-known contemporary and classic songs. It features special guests including Lisa Tomlins (fresh off a world tour with Neil Finn), Hawaiian ukulele artist Pi’ikea Clark and Canadian ukulele star James Hill.

Shortland Street actress Amanda Billing also features on the album and will be joining the band for every performance on their national tour.

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are renowned for their unique combination of charming humour, disarmingly small instruments, sublime musicality and hilarious audience participation - a joyful formula that has been in hot demand worldwide.

Last year, the band wowed crowds at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and sold out the prestigious Union Chapel in London, with UK critics raving: “These guys and girls sing as well as they play - and they play like a dream” and “The party hit of this year’s Fringe” (STV Scotland); “Great chemistry, genuine warmth; the show climaxes to rapturous applause” (Festival Journal).

In the coming months the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra will be touring China, Japan and the USA, but of course their largest and favouritest tour of all will be the ‘home game’, their Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour.

“It’s been two years since we last took our ukulele shenanigans up State Highway One,” says band member Age Pryor. “We are ridiculously excited about bringing our brand new show and album to fans new and old. It’s going to be a hoot.”

Book now to hear live on stage the songs that will become your essential summer soundtrack.

For a limited time Be Mine Tonight is available on PledgeMe as a pre-order where exclusive rewards will be available from Thursday 14th August.

THE WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL UKULELE ORCHESTRA BE MINE TONIGHT ALBUM TOUR

NOVEMBER

Saturday 8 Glenroy Auditorium, DUNEDIN. 7.30pm. Tickets

Sunday 9 Stadium Southland, INVERCARGILL. 7.30pm. Tickets

Monday 10 Alexandra Memorial Theatre, ALEXANDRA. 7.30pm. Tickets

Tuesday 11 Lake Wanaka Centre, WANAKA. 7.30pm. Tickets

Thursday 13 Ashburton Trust Event Centre, ASHBURTON. 7.30pm. Tickets

Saturday 15 Roy Stokes Hall, CHRISTCHURCH, 7.30pm. Tickets

Friday 21 Regent on Broadway, PALMERSTON NORTH. 7.30pm. Tickets

Saturday 22 TSB Showplace, NEW PLYMOUTH. 7.30pm. Tickets

Sunday 23 Great Lake Centre, TAUPO. 7.00pm. Tickets

Tuesday 25 MTG Theatre, NAPIER. 7.30pm. Tickets

Thursday 27 Baycourt Theatre, TAURANGA. 7.30pm. Tickets

Friday 28 Wintergarden, AUCKLAND. 7.00pm and 10.00pm (Two shows). Tickets

Sunday 30 Turner Centre, KERIKERI. 7.30pm. Tickets

DECEMBER

Friday 5 James Cabaret, WELLINGTON. 8.00pm. Tickets

Saturday 6 James Cabaret, WELLINGTON. 8.00pm. Tickets

Booking fees apply.

LINKS:

Official website: www.ukulele.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWIUO

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheWIUO

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TheWIUO

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