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Elvis’ Original TCB Band and John Rowles in NZ Tour

Elvis’ Original TCB Band and John Rowles Together For Historic NZ Tour

For the first time ever the legendary Original Elvis TCB Band joins New Zealand music icon John Rowles on an historic, nine-centre, New Zealand tour.

This once in a lifetime concert tour brings together these living legends, playing their greatest songs and more, featuring some of the most famous Elvis Presley and John Rowles hits, including Love Me Tender, Heartbreak Hotel, Suspicious Minds, If I Only HadTime and Cheryl Moana Maree, as well as other all-time classics from the era.

This historic tour begins in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Concert Hall – located at the same site as the Arena, from where Elvis’ famous ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert was broadcast, in 1973 – before heading to New Zealand for shows from October 31 to November 14. The tour begins in Blenheim and heading to Christchurch, Invercargill, Greymouth, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland.

The concert will feature original TCB band members James Burton (guitar), Ronnie Tutt (drums), Glen D. Hardin (piano), together with Norbert ‘Put’ Putnam (bass).

The TCB Band came together to form the core rhythm section of Elvis Presley’s band from 1969 until his last show in 1977. TCB stands for ‘Taking Care of Business’, a personal motto adopted by Presley in the early 1970s.

The TCB Band was credited with bringing a new lease of life to Elvis’ rock’n’roll sound and creating mesmerising shows including the legendary 1973 ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ concert that was broadcast around the world to an estimated audience of one billion people.

Promoter Simon Kemp-Roberts met TCB band drummer Ronnie Tutt when he toured New Zealand as drummer for Neil Diamond and since then he’s been searching for an opportunity to bring the whole band to New Zealand.

“I met John Rowles who was planning three shows to promote his new album and I realised that here was my chance to bring together a legendary band and legendary singer to play music that shaped a generation and has stood the test of time”

The Original Elvis TCB Band in concert with John Rowles begins its nine-centre New Zealand tour in Blenheim on Friday 31 October before heading to Christchurch, Invercargill, Greymouth, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland.

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