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De­mand sees The Wig­gles add more shows to NZ tour

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Aus­tralian chil­dren’s band The Wig­gles has an­nounced six new con­certs as part of their planned 2021 New Zealand tour – be­fore gen­eral re­lease tick­ets have even gone on sale.

The Wig­gles an­nounced the 2021 We’re All Fruit Salad Tour last week, with con­certs planned from In­ver­cargill to Auck­land.

The tour would kick off on March 19 in In­ver­cargill, be­fore fin­ish­ing on April 1 at the Michael Fowler Cen­tre in Welling­ton.

Tick­ets are yet to go on gen­eral sale, but al­ready fur­ther shows have been an­nounced due to ‘‘phe­nom­e­nal de­mand’’. Pre­sales started yes­ter­day.

Pro­moter Live Na­tion an­nounced the ad­di­tional six con­certs would be added on to In­ver­cargill, Christchur­ch, Tau­ranga, Auck­land, Napier and Palmer­ston North.

The tour would also visit Dunedin, Queen­stown and Hamil­ton.

Found­ing mem­ber, Blue Wig­gle An­thony Field, promised this tour would bring all the clas­sics with some new songs, dances, drums, bag­pipes and ban­jos.

Field would be joined by Yel­low Wig­gle Emma Watkins, Pur­ple Wig­gle Lach­lan Gille­spie, Red Wig­gle Si­mon Pryce, Cap­tain Feather­sword, Dorothy the Di­nosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Oc­to­pus and also Shirley Shawn the Uni­corn.

Tick­ets for all shows go on sale at 1pm today.

The Wig­gles last vis­ited New Zealand in 2019, when tick­ets sold out so fast par­ents were out­raged they had missed out. More shows were stacked on to the sched­ule, 14 per­for­mances over aweek, each sell­ing so fast some didn’t be­lieve the tick­ets were even re­leased.

Pre-sales tick­ets for the Spark Arena show in Auck­land are priced from $50.

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