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Dionne Warwick has a Christchurch show

Published: Mon 6 Aug 2018 10:34 AM
Dionne Warwick
ANNOUNCES CHRISTCHURCH SHOW THIS NOVEMBER
Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are thrilled to confirm five-time GRAMMY® award winner and soul icon Dionne Warwick is returning to New Zealand for an intimate headline show in Christchurch’s beautiful Isaac Theatre Royal this November.
Over the course of her years in entertainment, Warwick has established herself as an internationally renowned performer with her incredible blend of pop, R, gospel and soul. A regular fixture on the charts with 75 hit singles and having sold over 100 million records, Warwick’s remarkable vocals and catchy melodies resonate with audiences across the globe.
Warwick began her professional singing career in 1961 when she was discovered by songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David where together over the course of a decade they released almost 20 best-selling albums and over 30 hit singles including ‘Walk on By’, ‘A House Is Not A Home’, and ‘Say A Little Prayer For You’.
Receiving her first GRAMMY Award in 1968 for hit song ‘Do You Know the Way to San Jose?’ and her second GRAMMY Award in 1970 for best-selling album I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Warwick was also the first African-American solo female artist to win the award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. Known as the artist who ‘bridged the gap’, Warwick’s music transcended racial boundaries and she was the first of her peers to have a dozen consecutive Top 100 singles as well as to perform for the Queen of England.
Warwick’s second decade of hit songs began in 1970 when she signed to Warner Bros. Records. She recorded half a dozen records with a number of iconic producers including Thom Bell, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Jerry Ragavoy, Steve Barri and Michael Omartianbefore going on to sign with Arista Records in 1976. Together with producer Barry Manilow, she released her first platinum-selling album Dionne which included GRAMMY award-winning singles ‘I’ll Never Love This Way Again’ and ‘Déjà vu’.
Her extensively successful career continued in 1982 with the release of chart-topping album Heartbreaker co-produced by Barry Gibb and The Bee Gees and in 1985 she reunited with composer Burt Bacharach and longtime friends Gladys Knight, Elton Johnand Stevie Wonder to record the landmark song ‘That’s What Friends Are For’.
Warwick celebrated her 50th anniversary in entertainment in 2013 where she marked the occasion with the release of her album Now. Produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, the album featured unreleased material written by longtime friends and songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David. She went on to release Feels So Good in 2014, a duets album featuring a number of today’s greatest musical artists including Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Cee Lo Green, Cyndi Lauper and many more.
As one of the most successful performers of our time, Dionne Warwick is a true star. This show is not to be missed - secure tickets now to avoid disappointment!
VIDEO: 'That's What Friends Are For' by Dionne Warwick
DIONNE WARWICK
NEW ZEALAND
NOVEMBER 2018
Presented by Frontier Touring, Arena Touring & Coast
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
via frontiertouring.com/dionnewarwick
Begins: Thursday 9 August (2PM NZST)
Ends: Friday 10 August (2PM NZST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 13 August (12pm NZST)
Saturday 10 November
Isaac Theatre Royal | Christchurch, NZ
All Ages
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999
Sunday 11 November*
ASB Baypark Arena | Tauranga, NZ
*Not a Frontier Touring & Arena Touring show

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