NZ All-Stars add more shows and stars
· KORA Brothers reunite for Marley show
· L.A.B announced as support act
· Australian dates added in Gold Coast and Perth
· Marley NZ All-Stars confirmed as headline act for Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
The biggest super-group of NZ musicians to ever hit the stage will be playing at THE TRUSTS ARENA in Auckland this November. The show, MARLEY: CELEBRATE THE LEGEND, is endorsed directly by the Marley family and now features 21 of your favourite kiwi stars playing the hits of Bob Marley. It will be staged for one night only in Auckland on Thursday 30 November.
We are excited to announce the All-Star juggernaut will then head to Australia for two shows, playing NIGHTQUARTER on the Gold Coast, Friday 1 December and METROPOLIS, Perth on Saturday 2 December. Tickets are now on sale via Oztix.
Support at all shows will be from powerhouse NZ band, L.A.B. The Bay of Plenty four-piece, which includes past members of Kora and Katchafire, have been taking the NZ music scene by storm with their infectious funk reggae vibe and gaining legions of fans at festivals nationwide. This band are incredible live, and their new album is set for release on 24 November with the first single Jimmy Boyout now.
If anyone could bring the KORA brothers together again on stage, it had to be Bob Marley. We are stoked to have all 4 brothers, Laughton, Fran, Brad and Stu Kora reunite for the coming shows in Auckland and Australia. This is the first time the brothers have performed together in over 5 years and will make for a memorable night.
The Marley NZ All-Stars are also thrilled to be confirmed as the headline act for the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival, Saturday 10 February 2018 at Brancott Vineyard, Blenheim. Lock in your tickets in early, this annual feast for your taste buds and ears sells out!
Earlybird tickets for the Auckland show have sold out, General Admission are on sale now for $65+BF and VIP / Christmas Packages, including a meet and greet, dinner, drinks and merchandise, are available for $189pp. Book at Ticketek.
ABOUT THE NZ ALL-STARS
Some of New Zealand’s biggest artists are part of this homage to one of the greatest influences on NZ music. Tiki Taane, Che Fu, Annie Crummer, Laughton Kora, Fran Kora, Logan Bell, Boh Runga, Ria Hall, Anna Coddington and Joel Shadbolt each take the lead vocals in one or more songs including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Stir It Up, Redemption Song, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Buffalo Soldier, Punky Reggae Party, Exodus, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many many more.
They are backed by the amazing NZ All-Stars band, featuring Grenville Bell, guitar, Hani Totorewa, keys and Leon Davy, percussion (past and present members of Katchafire); Fran Kora, bass and vocals (Kora), Brad Kora, drums and percussion (Kora), Stu Kora, guitar and keys (Kora); Ara Adams-Tamatea, bass (L.A.B), Lucien Johnson, sax and Barrett Hocking, trumpet (both from The Black Seeds); Paul Russell, drums (Stomp and Supergroove); Joel Shadbolt, guitar (L.A.B); Shelton Woolright, guest drums (I Am Giant, Blindspott) and Godfrey de Grut, keys (Elemeno P, Che Fu & The Krates), with our very own I-Threes on backing vocals, Boh, Ria and Anna.
WHAT THE FANS SAY…..
This was an amazing show. You people and your talent blew me away. What incredible music, what beautiful people, what fun we had. Thank you so much. Issac Watts, Northland
What a fantastic line up, was an awesome concert – so much talent Sian Williams, NapierMarley,
That was such an epic night!! Highlights were Redemption Song and Tiki Taane’s “Get Up, Stand Up” for Standing Rock!! Sarah Doyle, Hastings
WOW! That was an awesome evening and a beautiful start to summer. Massive respect to all of the talent entertaining us Nicky Newman, Rotorua
EVENT & TICKET INFORMATION
THE TRUSTS ARENA // AUCKLAND
THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017
Book at www.ticketek.co.nz
NIGHTQUARTER // GOLD COAST**
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017
METROPOLIS / PERTH**
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2017
Book at www.oztix.com.au
ONE LOVE FESTIVAL // TAURANGA
SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2018
Book at www.onelovefestival.co.nz
MARLBOROUGH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL // BLENHEIM
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2018
Book at www.ticketek.co.nz