JUST ANNOUNCED: Extra Tickets On Sale for Kendrick Lamar

The good people at Live Nation have come through with more tickets for Kendrick Lamar’s two Auckland shows.

Show 1
Thursday 19 July – Spark Arena

Show 2
Friday 20 July – Spark Arena

Tickets go on sale from HERE Thursday 28 June at 8am. Tickets still available for Kendrick’s Dunedin show.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: BROCKHAMPTON Live In NZ

The hardest working boyband of 2018, BROCKHAMPTON, today announce
their highly anticipated live New Zealand debut this September. The creative collective will play an All Ages show at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre on September 21.
$79 + Booking Fee Tickets go on sale at 12pm Monday, June 25 from HERE.

Founded by Kevin Abstract, BROCKHAMPTON consists of thirteen kids, all filling different roles to create a self- sufficient creative enterprise. Made of rappers, directors, photographers, engineers, producers, graphic designers, and DJs, the group is able to execute a fully unified and realised artistic vision.

Brockhampton spent 2017 writing, recording, producing, mixing, mastering, and independently releasing the ‘Saturation’ trilogy (three albums which saw more than 13 self-directed music videos released such as “Gold,” “Star” and “Sweet”), playing sold-out shows across North America and establishing themselves as the “best
boyband since One Direction” (as group founder Kevin Abstract raps in latest single “Boogie”).

In March 2018, BROCKHAMPTON announced their signing to RCA Records through which their first major label debut album is expected for release later this year.

Presented by Live Nation & Fuzzy

 

 

A Look Into Donald Glover’s “Pharos Festival”

Earlier this year it was announced that Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino was bringing his Pharos Festival to Auckland. With only a few details released, the mystery of Pharos hasn’t stopped fans from purchasing tickets. The festival had nearly sold out even before a venue was announced.

So, what actually is Pharos Festival?

“Pharos is meant to be a communal space—a place that evolves and reacts to the culture,” Glover said via e-mail to Vanity Fair. “We aren’t tied to a format and that lets us adapt in a way that others can’t. We’re selling real intimacy. We protect the experience and it becomes something you genuinely share with the people around you and you take away something special. We’re looking at expanding the world in 2018—there will be more artists involved.”

The first edition took place in Joshua Tree, California, in September 2016, consisting of a series of sold out shows by Glover and his collaborations, all inside an enormous V.R. dome constructed in the middle of the desert. A Burning Man type of festival for creative millennials more interested in the experience than documenting it on social media. (Attendees had to seal their phones in lock bags for the duration of the concert.)

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With Gambino’s second Pharos festival, according to the app, fans will get the chance to “experience new music” and witness “live dome performances each night” with “special guests.”

Pharos is heading to Auckland – November 23 to 25, and will take place at Tapapakanga Regional Park. A shuttle service will also reportedly be available from Auckland Airport and the city, as well as camping equipment rentals.

Limited $149USD tickets can be purchased from the official Pharos Earth app.

 

Miguel’s 10 Best Songs

 

In honour of Miguel performing in Auckland in a few weeks, here are the 10 best songs that define Miguel’s mark in the R&B and pop industries:

10. “Coffee”

The sultry single has three versions, with one featuring a verse from Wale. Miguel sings about his favourite topic: love—about a good night turning into a great morning with his significant other. “I wish I could paint our love / These moments and vibrant hues / Wordplay turns into gunplay / And gun play turns into pillow talk / Pillow talk turns into sweet dreams / Sweet dreams turn into coffee in the morning.”

9. “Good Lovin”

Miguel always brings a smooth vibe on collaborations, it’s no wonder why rappers and other singers snag him for vocals. This time around, it’s Ludacris who teams up with the singer on the single about past loves that he lost.

8. “#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey feat. Miguel

Mariah Carey joins forces with the crooner for a retro love ballad. The song quickly became a radio favourite that was perfect for the summertime.

7. “…All”

This track wasn’t a radio single since it was released on his Art Dealer Chic EP, but it’s one of those songs that scream inspiration and motivation. “I just want the whole world to know it’s real / Don’t you hear my passion / Don’t you see I’m ill.”

6. “Power Trip” – J. Cole feat. Miguel

Another popular radio hit that earned J. Cole and Miguel a Grammy nomination in 2014. The infectious beat with Miguel’s sweet tone and Cole’s lyricism is the perfect combination.

5. “Sure Thing”

He talks about the undeniable love with his girl being a match made in Heaven. “Even when we’re down to the wire babe / Even when it’s do or die / We can do it baby simple and plain / Cause this love is a sure thing.”

4. “Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale feat. Miguel

Miguel is a master at rap/sung collaborations and this single earned another Grammy nomination. Wale adds Miguel’s vocals as they cater to women on this sensual rap song. “We’re living in a fantasy / I feel it when you dance with me / It’s feeling like you need to be / My lady, my baby.”

3. “All I Want Is You”

This single put Miguel on the map as a rising star and adding J. Cole gave him an edge that he can put out more than R&B records.

2. “How Many Drinks”

From his Kaleidoscope Dream album, Miguel started showing more of his personal style. This track was a party favourite simply from the title alone and he added fellow Los Angeles native Kendrick Lamar to join him on a remix.

1. “Adorn”

The singer’s most successful single to date that earned him a Grammy for Best R&B Song and sold over one million copies. Fans can’t get enough of Miguel expressing his emotions freely about his significant other. “Let my love adorn you baby / Don’t you ever / Don’t you let nobody tell you different baby / I’ll always adore you.”

Miguel will be performing at Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland, Saturday 14 July. Tickets are now on sale from HERE.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Miguel Live In NZ

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Miguel has today announced the extension of his War & Leisure tour to include a one-off show in Auckland on Saturday, July 14. The ‘Sky Walker’ singer returns to New Zealand for the first time since his appearance in 2014 alongside Bruno Mars.

LOGAN CAMPBELL CENTRE – SATURDAY JULY 14

$99.90 + Booking Fee Tickets go on sale at 3pm, Tuesday June 5 from HERE.
ALL AGES

Skywalkin’ Meet & Greet Experience:

• One (1) Standing General Admission ticket to see Miguel
• Meet Miguel for a photo opportunity by professional photographer
• Signed tour gift
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders (where possible)
• Early access to merchandise stands*
• Designated VIP check-in

*Venue dependent

From $294.90 

BUY TICKETS (NZ)
Come Through & Chill Early Entry Experience:

• One (1) Standing General Admission ticket to see Miguel
• Early Entry onto the floor before standard ticket holders
• Commemorative VIP laminate
• Early access to merchandise stands*
• Designated VIP check-in

*Venue dependent

From $189.90

BUY TICKETS (NZ)
How can I get a VIP experience to Miguel?

Tickets go on general sale Monday 4th June, 3pm (AU) and Tuesday 5th June, 3pm (NZ).
AU ONLY – My Live Nation members can also be among the first to access tickets during the pre-sale commencing Thursday 31st May at 2pm to Monday 4th June at 4pm.
NZ ONLY – My Live Nation members can also be among the first to access tickets during the pre-sale commencing Friday 1st June at 2pm to Tuesday 5th June at 2pm.
VIP Nation Package Terms and Conditions:

• Please ensure the contact details you provided at the point of purchase are up to date. These will be the details used to communicate all VIP experience information.
• Check-in location and times will be emailed out by VIP Nation within approximately 7 days prior to show day. If you have not received this 5 days before the show please contact us immediately at info@vipnation.com.au.
• Proof of purchase (confirmation email) will be required in order to check-in and receive your package benefits.
• NO REFUNDS will be given under any circumstances except in the case of concert/entire program cancellation.
• Experience details subject to change without notice.
• If applicable, Early Entry refers to first access onto the floor, there is no sectioned off area (unless otherwise stated).
• If applicable, merchandise item/s will be available for pick-up the night of the show.
• Please note that the merchandise item listed is subject to availability and that VIP Nation have the right to exchange the item with another item of equal value.
• Collectible laminate is commemorative only and does not gain or authorise access into the venue or backstage areas.
• Any enquiries about your Experience can be directed to: info@vipnation.com.au