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THIS WEEK - Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night

THIS WEEK in Auckland, Hamilton & Rotorua
Neil Diamond’s HOT AUGUST NIGHT
Starring Peter Byrne & The NZ International Orchestra

24 August, 2014

The day I see a better Diamond, will be the day the man himself appears on stage - The Mercury

Celebrating the legendary live recording of Hot August Night and for the first time in New Zealand, Irish musician and singer Peter Byre and the 30 piece New Zealand International Orchestra are bringing the magic of Neil Diamond to Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton THIS week!!!

In 1972 on stage with symphony orchestra at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Neil Diamond recorded what is still known today as one of the greatest live albums of all time.

Re-created in its original format and featuring classic songs Sweet Caroline, I Am I Said, Song Sung Blue, Crunchy Granola Suite and Cherry Cherry, Byrne delivers these epic tunes with the spontaneous energy and sensuality of Neil Diamond, coupled with his own brand of superb musicianship. Endorsed by Neil Diamond himself, this show will heat up your winter with one very Hot August Night!

Thursday 28 August – Energy Events Centre, ROTORUA

www.ticketmaster.co.nz / 0800 111 999

*NOTE that tables, meal and show packages are also available for the ROTORUA concert

Friday 29 August – Founders Theatre, HAMILTON

www.ticketek.co.nz / 0800 842 538

Saturday 30 August - Bruce Mason Centre, AUCKLAND

www.ticketmaster.co.nz / 0800 111 999

http://www.peterbyrne.com

International singer and creator and star of award winning tribute acts to Neil Diamond, Peter Byrne is one of Australia's most talented and versatile entertainers. Peter’s career is studded with awards from the entertainment industry, acknowledging his outstanding ability to create and perform shows that take his audience on a memorable journey of songs and music. His professional productions, along with a warm, sparkling personality and a delightful touch of Irish wisdom and humour, has resulted in a 'cult-like' band of dedicated fans who provide the nucleus of an audience at all of his public appearances.

Peter began his career singing in pubs in his birthplace of Dublin and had his first big break as the support act for the Irish folk band The Furey's. Inspired, Peter moved to Australia and started performing all over the country. The first performance of his Hot August Night production, with a 40-piece orchestra at the Sydney Convention Centre, was as a 25th anniversary tribute to one of the greatest live albums of all time. The show received a standing ovation from the 4,000+ audience. Hot August Night has been performed every August since that first night - in South Africa, the UK, on cruise ships all over the world and in every year in Australia. Peter has won seven ACE Awards but a special moment came after receiving one of his many MO Awards (for Best Production Show). Peter's talent was acknowledged in a few simple words by Neil Diamond himself when he said…

Thanks for the great tribute show - Neil Diamond

ENDS

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