Florence +The Machine sell out Spark Arena
Florence +The Machine perform at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Wednesday, January 30 — a sell out — and Laneway on Monday, January 28. What a great way to kick off your 2019 concert going.
Florence + The Machine are making a muchanticipated return for one powerhouse performance at Spark Arena and the good news is we have a double pass up for grabs for you to catch their arena show for free.
With their arena show having sold out in double quick time this has become the hottest ticket in town.
We suggest you register with Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.co.nz) or Chugg Entertainment (www.chuggentertainment.com.au) for any last minute releases of tickets once the production has been loaded in.
Nothing can compare to Florence’s voice, and nothing at all can compare to Florence’s voice live — Coup De Main
High praise indeed for the lady we first saw grace our shores with an acclaimed performance at Laneway in 2010. But wait there’s more.
In a very special nod to Laneway’s 10th Anniversary celebrations, the incredible Florence + The Machine have agreed to make a very special guest appearance at Laneway 2019, a decade after performing on the first ever Auckland Laneway in 2010.
A very happy birthday to Laneway indeed.
New album High As Hope is as intimate as it is epic, venturing into new sonic territory whilst reaching back to Florence’s roots, and, as Florence describes it, “is a pure expression of who I am now, as an artist, and an honest one.”
It contains the singles Sky Full Of Song, Hunger and Big God.
The UK artist has dazzled fans and critics and the curious alike across three celebrated studio albums; which produced a slew of worldwide hits including You’ve Got The Love, Dog Days Are Over, Shake it Out and Spectrum (Say My Name), among many others.
Despite what the photograph may indicate, all are unanimous in one thing — you can’t hold a candle to Florence.
Tickets for Laneway from auckland.lanewayfestival.com/tickets/ and from Ticketmaster for Spark Arena .
■ You can enter by text (write TAC FATM tix, plus your name and address, and text it to 021 241 4568) or mail (address to FATM Ticket Competition and include your name, address and daytime phone number). Deadline is 5pm Friday.
This competition is provided by ‘Fill The House Tickets Project’, proudly supporting families of children with cancer.
The Te Awamutu Music Federation is hosting Cellophonics on Saturday, November 3.
After 15 years entertaining and touring New Zealand, the group of up to eight musicians comes to Te Awamutu to perform a range of music from Baroque to Piazzolla.
Cellophonics leader James Tennant graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan and played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Bernstein and Antal Dorati, and recorded for Motown with some of the biggest names in American pop and rock.
He later lived in South America and came to New Zealand in 1982.
Since then he has performed for 30 years and has been training New Zealand’s leading cellists.
He has instigated several cello groups including the Auckland Cello Ensemble and Belli Celli and for the past 15 years, the Cellophonics.
Members of past Cellophonics have gone on to become international stars of the concert stage, such as Santiago Canon Valencia and Edward King.
There are potential stars of the future within this current group of talented students.
Cellophonics continues to inspire composers to create works for the group that enlarges a growing popularity with audiences around the world.
Up to eight cellos conjure up sounds and magic of composers like Bartok, de Falla, Bizet, Pachelbel and Boccherini and others. The concert is at the Methodist Church on Saturday, November 3 at 2.30pm.
$20 tickets at the door, students free.
For more info contact Judith, 870 5512.