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  • DEF LEPPARD with Special Guest HEART. 12 October 2011

    DEF LEPPARD with Special Guest HEART.   12 October 2011

    Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums (including Pyromania andHysteria) that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Their epic live show and huge arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The bands live shows clearly demonstrate why Def Leppard remain one of the most highly praised live rock bands of all time!

    Def Leppard are one of the few rock bands to join the exclusive “diamond” club, receiving two diamond accreditations (for sales in excess of ten million units) for Pyromania and Hysteria. Pyromania (1983) was recently named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “500 Greatest Albums” of all time. The UK’s Kerrang! Magazine chose Def Leppard’s show as one of their “greatest gigs of all time!”

    With hits such as Pour Some Sugar On Me, Photograph, Let’s Get Rocked, Animal, Rock of Ages, When Love & Hate Collideand Love Bites, Def Leppard have become a staple on rock radio and music television worldwide.

    Heart will be joining Def Leppard on their first ever tour of New Zealand. Their debut album Dreamboat Annie sailed into the Top 10 in 1976. Heart showed the world that women can rock! Not only did the Wilson sisters (Ann and younger sister Nancy) lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Some of Heart’s biggest hits include Magic Man, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You, These Dreams, Barracuda and they have even recorded a cover of John Farnham’s You’re The Voice. Throughout their 35 year career, Heart has sold more than 30 million records, had 22 Top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide and had a profound influence on rock music. In 2010 they returned to the Top 10 again with the critically acclaimed album Red Velvet Car.

    “We are enormously excited to be bringing our show down under,” says lead singer Ann Wilson. “This is the fulfillment of a long-time dream.”

    WED 12TH OCTOBER 2011




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    VORTEX TRIBE's hard-charging fusion of
    world groove, acid jazz, funk, and rock,
    moves you.  Deborah Yates stitches
    kinetic and bewitching flute riffs through
    Jon Mulvey’s lushly seductive guitar
    work. Compelling bass and body-rocking
    beats drive audiences to dancing while
    the rapturous agitation of improv jazz
    gyrates on the backbone of high
    classical symphonic arrangement. This
    band is global, elemental, and essential.
    It is music that moves you.

    Yates, a gifted flautist, hoped to expand beyond the traditional classical role for her instrument.  She wanted to play music that moved people and the concept of the Tribe was born.  Impossible to pigeonhole, the style is a rich fusion of jazz, rock, funk, classical, dance, and groove music.  Live performances often include belly dancers, fire dancers, and light shows.

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    Mon 21 November
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    Fri 25 November
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    Sun 27 November
    The Opera House, Hastings

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    Tues 29 November
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