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MICHAEL WONG
TUESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2024 7.30PM

Victoria Convention Centre, Auckland, NZ

MICHAEL WONG, AUCKLAND

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OH WHAT A NIGHT!
MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS

2024 NEW ZEALAND TOUR

OVER 100 SOLD OUT SHOWS ACROSS AUSTRALIA!

OH WHAT A NIGHT! is a blockbuster musical revue conceived and directed by award-winning Broadway producer/director Michael Chapman, written by Motown producer George Solomon, with choreography  by Paul Holmquist. ‘Sherry,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Walk Like A Man,’ ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,’ ‘My Eyes Adored You,’ ‘Working My Way Back To You,’ ‘Let’s Hang On’ and ‘Who Loves You’ are just some of the many hits you’ll enjoy from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey, FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS.

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While the smash hit JERSEY BOYS is a scripted musical biography of the group, OH WHAT A NIGHT! is a loving concert and tribute, which features all the original hits as well as many Top 10 releases not in the Tony award-winning hit. This includes Frankie Valli’s biggest solo hit from the movie GREASE!
Between the score of recognisable tunes, OH WHAT A NIGHT! delivers informative and often  hilarious banter between the stellar, high-spirited cast.

In 1990 FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS were inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME. To this day their unique and irresistible music continues to thrill all ages. The personable cast of OH WHAT A NIGHT! stay true to the original recordings without trying to mimic or impersonate the original group…

So true, vocally to the original recordings that it’s almost hard to believe the cast is singing LIVE and not lip-syncing! The end result is a show as fresh and relevant today as it is nostalgic for the purists.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! has played to sold-out theatres, showrooms and arenas since its sold-out premiere in Las Vegas in 2008. The show also performs with prestigious symphony orchestras and at major theatres and concert halls worldwide, include more than 100 sold out shows across Australia.

This exhilarating, family-friendly musical revue has been thrilling audiences with great choreography, boundless energy, humour and instantly recognisable classic pop songs that have become timeless.

THURSDAY, 29 AUGUST 2024 7.30PM

SkyCity Theatre, Auckland

FRIDAY, 30 AUGUST 2024 7.30PM

The Opera House, Wellington

SATURDAY, 31 AUGUST 2024 7.30PM

James Hay Theatre, Christchurch

MICHAEL WONG “LONELY PLANET” 2024 WORLD TOUR – NEW ZEALAND

Michael Wong, a Malaysian-Chinese pop singer-songwriter, is renowned for his romantic ballads. His notable works include “Fairy Tale,” “First Time,” “Fireworks,” “Promise,” “Miss You,” “Sad Subway,” “In Your Palm,” and “Have You Changed?” Many regard him as the “king of love songs.” Wong has also composed for other popular artists, including Fish Leong’s “Courage” and Rene Liu’s “I’m Waiting for You” and “Later,” which have been well received.

For his latest tour, titled “Lonely Planet,” Wong has meticulously prepared a visually stunning concert experience. Each segment of the concert is accompanied by a narrative-driven animated film featuring the characters Lonee and Luv, allowing audience members to immerse themselves in Wong’s music world and contemplate the theme of loneliness. The concert utilizes immersive stage effects such as lasers, LED lights, and starry lighting to create a sense of space, emphasizing the theme of loneliness in every detail.

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The theme of Wong’s 2024 tour, “Tonight, I Am Not Alone 2.0,” explores the concept of loneliness in modern society. Despite outward appearances of success and fulfillment, many people still experience moments of profound loneliness in their daily lives. Wong aims to sing about his own experiences with loneliness and provide comfort to his audience, acknowledging that loneliness is a universal feeling that everyone encounters at some point in their lives.

Wong’s music has accompanied people through different stages of their lives, becoming a collective memory for many. His concerts serve as opportunities for fans to reminisce about their youth and rediscover the courage to face their own loneliness. The tour’s slogan, “This is our first ‘Promise’ in 2024,” symbolizes a commitment to rediscovering the magic of youth and overcoming loneliness together.

TUESDAY, 03 SEPTEMBER 2024 7.30PM

Victoria Convention CentreAuckland, NZ

GUITARRA 2024 NZ TOUR

Guitar Player magazine as the “…world’s greatest living guitarist”
New York Times as a “virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience with technical abilities beyond the frets of mortal man…”,
A&J Entertainment proudly presents the highly anticipated collaboration of the world-renowned flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, and Australia’s own virtuosos, the Grigoryan Brothers. Joining them on their 2025 National Tour is none other than flamenco master Rafael Montilla. Prepare to be mesmerized by an unforgettable evening of solo performances, building up to a grand finale where all four maestros will grace the stage together. This is a must-see experience for music aficionados, promising an extraordinary fusion of talent and passion.

THURSDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2024 8PM

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

TSAI CHIN 2025 NEW ZEALAND CONCERT

 

Honored as the most outstanding and contributive artist in Asia in year 2005, Tsai Chin was awarded the Best Artist of the Year in Asia by CCTV&MTV Music Awards, one of the most prestigious musical events in Asia with over 2 Billion audience around the world. This is to highly affirm every of her step in her musical journey in the past 25 years, as well as to appreciate and recognize Chin’s innovative contribution in her album of Chinese folk songs during 2004 and 2005. The album has successfully absorbed the international musical elements in traditional Chinese folk songs theme and has won the fondness of hundreds of thousands of young people. As one of the most successful artists for concert tour of the year, Chin has held 12 concert tours under the same name as her album, with an audience over 120 thousand.

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Tsai Chin has always been the prestigious female vocalist of high caliber with worldwide recognition and appreciation since her engagement in singing in 1979, whilst her overwhelmingly superior talents, sophistication and attractive personalities have also made her a host covering broadcasting and television fields in addition to her participation in the movie performance, where she has been accredited with such highest awards in various field as Taiwan Broadcasting Golden Bell Award, Golden Harvest Award and Golden Horse Award, etc. Tsai Chin has successfully released forty-two albums in last 25 years, all of which are very popular among Chinese people; her loyal fans are characterized as a wide age spectrum ranging from ten years old up to one hundred years old and Chinese people as well as foreigners, either male or female, old or young, all falling in love with her special sound.  One French music critic described that her sound was so elegant and mellow as that of the feeling of the velours, whereas prestigious tenorist Mr. Placido Domingo appreciated her sound a lot and invited her as the only honorable guest for his concert in Taipei.

Continuously committed to innovative breakthroughs, Chin went to New York to study Broadway musical at the prime of her performance career, after which she performed 147 Chinese musicals in 8 years in Asia. In 2005, Chinese musical ”Running Angel”, in which Tsai Chin acts as the leading role and producer, has been performed in 40 tour-shows around Taiwan and China mainland, setting up a new record of Chinese musical tour show. During 2002-2003, the one of hottest HongKong movie Internal Affairs trilogy later remade by Hollywood elaborately adopted her song “The Time Forgotten” as the movie theme song, which brought a éclat and attracted attentions of a large amount of young audiences. 

In 2004, Shanghai New-Style, the artist management company of Tsai Chin, released the album of Chinese folk songs ”Under the Silver Moonlight” combining western music with traditional Chinese folk songs in an innovative technique. The album was so successful that more and more young fans started to listen to and adore the nearly forgotten Chinese folk songs; meanwhile, it has also led the trend of folk songs edition in Chinese music circle. On top of that, this innovative music style has become the international business card for Chinese folk songs, and has opened a brand new page for traditional Chinese music.

Invited as the honored guest for Lanvin Fashion Show for the closure ceremony of 2005 Sino-France Cultural Year, Chin performed the well-know Chinese folk song Kangding Love Song in the French Connait La Chanson style, which has won overwhelming applause and again demonstrated her unique personal charms to the international media all over the world.

SATURDAY, 22 MARCH 2025 8PM

Victoria Convention CentreAuckland, NZ