HOLLIE, ALI & OTHER SUPERSTARS
Ten years ago, hot on the heels of the hit single “Bathe in the River”, jazz and soul songstress Hollie Smith released her debut album, Longplayer. It reached multi-platinum status and was followed with sold-out tours and NZ Music Award gongs (Best Female Solo Artist, Breakthrough Artist). She celebrates its success with an anniversary tour (nationwide, September 14-October 6) and then opens for British 80s pop sensation Alison Moyet (nationwide, October 13-16). Also in the main centres this month: Alice Cooper with special guest Ace Frehley (October 27-28); Lionel Richie and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers (October 19-21); An Intimate Evening with Justin Haywood of The Moody Blues fame (October 13-16); and for the first time in 40 years, Glen Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live (September 26-October 3).