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Burt Bacharach: CANCELLED

When:

Fri 5 Nov 2010, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $133.50
  • A reserve: $112.50
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: sandra roberts

The Greatest Living Composer, Burt Bacharach, announces new dates for his tour of New Zealand.

The ultra cool, cult hero and his sublime band will now perform at Auckland's Vector Arena On Friday, November 5 and At Christchurch's Westpac Arena On Sunday, November 7. The new dates follow last month's postponement due to Burt having to undergo emergency back surgery.

Existing ticketholders will be contacted as soon as possible to transfer their tickets to the new show dates.

Burt has written more than seventy Classic Top 40 hits with nine Number Ones and forty-eight Top Tens. Mike Myers' "Lucky Charm" has also contributed to the careers of Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Neil Diamond, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, REM, Sheryl Crow, Gene Pitney and The Beatles.

The phenomenal Bacharach catalogue includes -

Alfie, What’s New Pussycat?, Any Day Now, Blue on Blue, Close To You, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, There's Always Something There to Remind Me, I Say A Little Prayer, Arthur's Theme, Do You Know The Way to San Jose?, A House is Not A Home, The Look of Love, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Message to Michael, That's What Friends Are For, Trains And Boats And Planes, This Guy's in Love With You, Only Love Can Break A Heart, Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa, Wives and Lovers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Walk on By, What The World Needs Now Is Love, One Less Bell to Answer and Anyone Who Had a Heart.

"Last time he was here, he wrapped the hearts of everyone in a lovely warm sponge of the lost loves of our pasts, lost loved ones and all those cross roads where our great, emotional train wrecks occurred through the years. A truly profound evening, and like Leonard Cohen - old people can still pack a mighty punch" -- Greg Peacock, Oceania.

Whilst on his last visit Downunder, the recipient of three Academy Awards was honoured at the 50th Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award (his eighth Grammy) and proclaimed the "Greatest Living Composer" by the Recording Academy.

Burt’s global audiences span several generations, and he is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and the ultra-cool cult hero of the contemporary music set who often has several songs on various music charts in many countries simultaneously.

"One of the best and most inspiring concerts I've ever seen. That man is a genius," Simon Gomez, The Radio Network.

Along with Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, Burt is a legend of popular music and is regularly bracketed with names ranging from Cole Porter to Sir George Martin, as one of a handful of visionaries who pioneered new forms of music from the second half of the 20th Century and continued into the 21st Century.

You'll be entranced with every magical and sophisticated moment that is Burt Bacharach as he shares with us the special moments of his long career and the stories behind the songs performed with his magnificent band of musicians and singers.

The elegance, the melodies, the bliss. Don’t Walk on By! Book your seats now.

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