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Global superstar to bring his World Tour to NZ in 2017

Published: Fri 14 Oct 2016 11:37 AM
BARRY GIBB
Global superstar to bring his In The Now World Tour to New Zealand in 2017
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2016 – Ladies and gentlemen, the legendary BARRY GIBB is set to make a very welcome return to our shores in April 2017, kicking off his world tour.
Four years after his lauded 2013 Mythology Tour and headline show at the Mission Estate, Barry Gibb will begin his In The Now 2017 Tour in his home state of Queensland, Australia, before heading to New Zealand for a performance at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Tuesday, April 11.
The Vector Arena date will be Barry Gibb’s first performance in Auckland since the Bee Gee’s concert at Western Springs on March 20, 1999 from the One Night Only Tour, when they performed to over 65,000 fans.
The In The Now Tour will showcase a generous selection of Bee Gees songs, global hits that resonate so strongly with local audiences to this day. Blending perfectly alongside solo material from Barry’s brand new studio album, In The Now, it is a live set to satisfy even the most ardent fan. ‘In The Now’ (out now through Sony Music) is only the second solo release of Gibb’s career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees’ final studio album in 2001.
The shows will feature the same outstanding band that impressed audiences on the Mythology Tour in 2013, including Barry’s son Stephen on guitar - this is a concert event not to be missed!
Tickets to the Auckland show will go on sale at 2pm Thursday, October 20.
Spark customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing midday Monday, October 17 until midday Wednesday, October 19.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.co.nz.
Barry Gibb stands as one of the most prolific singer/song-writer/producers of the modern era, boasting a career that has spanned more than five decades.
As the eldest brother and creative leader of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Robin (growing up in Redcliffe, Queensland), represent one of the most successful vocal groups in rock and roll history.
With their signature vocal style and blending of musical influences, the music of the Bee Gees has crossed all musical genres from Pop and R to Country and Rock-n-Roll.
As a songwriter, Barry Gibb is hailed with contemporaries such as Lennon and McCartney, enjoying the most consecutive Billboard Hot 100 Number Ones of any songwriter, with six; and he is the only songwriter to have written or co-written five songs that were simultaneously in the Top Ten. Throughout his illustrious career he has written, produced and performed with the best of the best, taking production credits on Barbra Streisand’s two ‘Guilty’ albums, Dionne Warwick’s ‘Heartbreaker’, Kenny Rogers’ 1983 long player, ‘Eyes That See In The Dark’ and Diana Ross’s ‘Eaten Alive’, as well as three number one hits for his younger brother Andy Gibb; and has had his songs recorded and/or performed by artists such as Roy Orbison, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Elton John, Tom Jones, Janis Joplin, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Ricky Skaggs.
The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997, and have accumulated sixteen Grammy nominations, with nine wins. They are the biggest record sellers in Australian music history, with more than 220 million worldwide sales.
BARRY GIBB’S ‘IN THE NOW’ AUSTRALASIAN TOUR DATES:
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WEDNESDAY APRIL 5
HOPE ESTATE, HUNTER VALLEY SATURDAY APRIL 8
VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND TUESDAY APRIL 11
ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THURSDAY APRIL 20
PERTH ARENA SUNDAY APRIL 23
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY APRIL 26
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY SATURDAY APRIL 29
AUCKLAND TICKETS ON SALE 2PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
Spark pre-sale: 12pm October 17 until 12pm October 19
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.barrygibb.com & www.livenation.co.nz
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
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