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Eagles add second Auckland show to meet demand

Published: Tue 16 Oct 2018 08:53 AM
Frontier Touring are pleased to confirm that a second and final Auckland concert for the Eagles World Tour has been added to meet overwhelming demand. The new concert will take place on Wednesday 27 February at Spark Arena, with tickets on sale Tuesday 23 October at 2pm NZDT.
The addition of this new concert will take the total number of shows to three nationally, with no additional concerts to be added in New Zealand. Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr concert is selling fast.
The best-selling American band of the 70s and one of the top-selling acts of all time, Eagles’ appeal continues to transcend both generation and genre. Since forming in Los Angeles in 1971, the band have sold more than 150 million albums, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times.
Their prolific career is celebrated in this tour’s extensive setlist that pulls from all seven of the Eagles’ studio albums — Eagles (1972), Desperado (1973), On The Border (1974), One Of These Nights (1975), Hotel California (1976), The Long Run (1979) and Long Road Out of Eden (2007).
On this tour, the Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey - will be accompanied on stage by an incredible live band that includes a full horn section and full string section. Since the tour began in March, the rock icons have performed to more than half a million fans, gathering shining reviews from critics and fans alike:
‘With Gill and Deacon Frey on board, and the band’s veteran members clearly reinvigorated, the Eagles are back in orbit. Long may they fly.’
- The San Diego Union Tribune
‘It took all of about 20 seconds [...] to realize this newfangled Eagles lineup would deliver the goods sonically in concert...The melange of voices melded into the familiar smooth harmonies that helped the Eagles distinguish themselves from so many other groups over their career.’ - Herald Extra
‘It’s amazing that the musicians can make it seem so effortless when you can see with your own eyes how demanding it is. Gill’s crack guitar work is another tool in the arsenal, superbly complementing Steuart Smith’s fretwork.’ - Best Classic Hits
The Antipodean leg of this tour marks their first visit to our countries in four years, last visiting in 2015 for a 14-date run on their famed History of the Eagles World Tour. Demand for tickets was so high that multiple arena shows were added in each capital city, alongside two very special outdoor shows at Hanging Rock and Hope Estate.
Undeniably one of the most pivotal bands in modern music, Eagles have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.
To further celebrate their prolific career, Eagles will release their Legacy collection in two comprehensive editions on Friday 2 November (via Warner Music New Zealand) — available in both a 12-CD/DVD/Blu-ray set, and a 15-LP set.
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Eagles’ unmistakable West Coast harmonies and unparalleled songwriting talent come alive as they return to Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Their shows on our shores have a reputation for selling out, fans are encouraged to act quickly to secure their tickets to this special concert event!
VIDEO: Eagles World Tour is heading to Australia & New Zealand in 2019!
EAGLES WORLD TOUR
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
FEBRUARY & MARCH 2019
Presented by
Frontier Touring, The Breeze (NZ) + The Sound (NZ)
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE FOR NEW AUCKLAND SHOW
via frontiertouring.com/eagles
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 18 October (noon NZDT)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE FOR NEW AUCKLAND SHOW
Begins: Tuesday 23 October (2pm NZDT)
Tuesday 26 February
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ | SOLD OUT
Wednesday 27 February | NEW SHOW
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ
All Ages
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999
Saturday 2 March
Forsyth Barr Stadium | Dunedin, NZ
With very special guest John Farnham
All Ages
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999
Tuesday 5 March
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Saturday 9 March
Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Wednesday 13 March
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

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