The Auckland concert scene is buzzing this year with a whole lot of amazing acts coming to the city and if you are really smart, transport hire will be the way to have a way better concert experience.
Spanning all genres, there’s something for everybody. Pop, jazz, rock, RnB, Rap and Hip-Hop will all be taking the stage at some point in 2017 as some of the world’s biggest stars fly to our little corner of the world to perform.
Nothing beats a good concert and no two experiences are the same. They create memories for concert-goers that last a lifetime, something you can’t put a price on.
So what performances can we expect to see in Auckland this year?
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman Tour
The world’s biggest pop sensation, Ariana Grande, will be gracing the stage at Auckland’s Spark Arena (previously Vector) on 2nd September.
Known for her endearing stage presence and powerful set of pipes, Grande is the epitome of pop star royalty. For the first time ever, she will be in New Zealand to showcase her chart-topping album, Dangerous Woman.
Get ready NZ fans, Ariana Grande’s concert is just over a month away and tickets are selling fast. It’s always hard to predict when big stars like this will return and you don’t want to miss your chance. So if you’ve always wanted to be in the same room as this pop princess, or you just want to see what all the fuss is about, get cracking and book your tickets today.
Where: Spark Arena, Auckland
When: Saturday 2 September 7:30pm
Yusuf/Cat Stevens – 50th Anniversary Tour
The man behind some of music’s most catchy and well-known tunes is heading to New Zealand. Yusuf, or more commonly known as Cat Stevens, is coming to our country on his 50th Anniversary Tour.
How can anyone not love the sound of Cat Stevens? Whether you’re an avid fan and have collected his albums since his debut in the 60s, or you’ve only heard his music on the radio, it’s safe to say most of us can recite songs like “Wild World” or “Father and Son” almost word-for-word.
A legend and an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yusuf has created some of the most timeless music of his generation. But what makes him so unique is that his megastardom has never overshadowed his humble nature. In fact, Yusuf is known as much for his music as he is for his humanitarianism.
This is only Yusuf’s second visit to New Zealand and it could well be his last. You really don’t want to miss this. Book now.
Where: Spark Arena, Auckland
When: Wednesday 13 December 8pm, Thursday 14 December 8pm
Cole – The legacy of Cole Porter
This September the Auckland Town Hall will transform into a vintage cabaret as it celebrates the legacy of Cole Porter.
Cole Porter is the mastermind behind some of the world’s most timeless songs. His music has been performed by superstars such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett. His musical Kiss me, Kate received a Tony Award in 1949 for best musical.
The “Anything Goes” composer is one of Hollywood’s most admired songwriters. His music is still performed by the crooners of today and his musicals are still gracing the Broadway stage time and time again.
His story of fame, fortune and failure is retold in the biographical musical Cole. Cabaret star Michael Griffiths plays Porter in one of the most bittersweet stories in the age of Hollywood glitz and glamour.
Discover the legacy of Cole Porter, book today.
Where: Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
When: Friday 22 September 2pm, Saturday 23 September 4pm, Sunday 24 September 5pm
Lionel Richie – All the Hits tour
He’s been a household name for decades and he’s returning to New Zealand for another sell-out tour. Lionel Richie has shaped the evolution of pop music and achieved legendary status in the process.
Four Grammy awards, a Golden Globe and an Oscar, Lionel Richie’s influence is undeniable. He is a long-standing international superstar and he doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.
His All the Hits tour will be exactly that, all the hits! What better way to enjoy a night out than with a good ol’ fashioned singalong to a pop icon.
Book today and get ready to be entertained “All night long”.
Where: Spark Arena
When: Saturday 21 October, 7:30pm
Transport hire is the best option to drive you home?
Busy concerts make parking a nightmare. Taking your own car often means parking miles away only to be exhausted by the time you finally reach the venue.
The easiest solution is transport hire.
That way you can be dropped at the venue and picked up again once the concert is finished. Battling concert crowds is no easy feat, so rely on one of our friendly Party Bus drivers to do that for you.
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Not only will you never have to think about parking, you will be able to enjoy a few drinks without the worry of getting home.
Party Bus also gives you a pre-concert venue, as well as a place to go after the concert if you’re not quite ready to call it a night.
Book a Party Bus today and get the most out of your concert experience.
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