Rydges Auckland Hotel
Alicia Keys - Set the World on Fire Tour
Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and global superstar, ALICIA KEYS, will bring her Set the World on Fire tour to New Zealand this December, joined by special guest JOHN LEGEND.
Both Grammy Award winning artists will bring their full bands to New Zealand to perform at Auckland's Vector Arena on Thursday, December 19. New Zealand marks the final leg of Keys' Set the World on Fire world tour.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/artist/alicia-keys
Leonard Cohen Concert
Leonard Cohen and his band will return to New Zealand later this year, to play three shows across the country, with the final show in Auckland at Vector Arena on December 21.
The man who was the subject of the 2005 documentary I'm Your Man may be 78 but he's still got it, if his last concert in New Zealand was anything to go by, where he played a three-hour set with no signs of slowing down.
With a career that spans six decades; Cohen has released 12 albums, including his last album, Old Ideas. Winner of the Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year awards at the 2013 Juno Awards.http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/leonard-cohen-auckland-new-zealand-21-12-2013/event/24004AFAEB452FF1
30/12/2013 - 04/01/2014
ASB Classic Tennis
Don't miss a minute of the action as some of the world's best tennis players take over the ASB Tennis Arena, making for some electrifying tennis, right here in Auckland, this Summer!http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=ASBCLASS14
Big Day Out
This is what you’ve been waiting for – hold the phones and get those calendars ready, the Big Day Out returns to Auckland. Fans can look forward to experiencing the multi-stage, day-long event at Western Springs, Auckland, which has hosted huge concerts for generations.
New stages, new activities, nooks and crannies for you to discover. We have a lot to unveil. From the stadium where legends like Bob Marley have played to the park where we are laying out whole new Big Day Out zones and treats…http://www.bigdayout.com/
Paramore have officially confirmed that in 2014 they won’t left New Zealand behind! The band will be returning to New Zealand right after Australian shows so in early 2014 performing live in Auckland and Christchurch.
All shows will be a part of the 2014 Self-Titled Tour.http://paramore-music.com/
Auckland Laneway is back for another year down at the impressive urban playground of Silo Park in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. With the iconic silos towering above and the sweet blue sea surrounds, Silo Park is a prime location to enjoy the epic musical acts that are in store for 2014.
Lorde, Haim, CHVRCHES, James Blake, Jaime XX are among the artists that will be playing at Laneway Festival.http://auckland.lanewayfestival.com.au/
THE NATIONAL are that extraordinary example of how organic growth through unwavering quality and consistency can see a band become hailed and recognised as one of the very best we have.
The National are now operating at the peak of their almost incomparable powers and whether they like it or not have taken that leap from the leftfield world of best kept secrets to become a contemporary classic band. Few groups have sustained such absolute credibility with audience and critics alike. The slow burn effect of this has taken the National into a ‘mainstream’ world by stealth, where the band now sell a lot of records, headline festivals and play arena sized tours.http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/the-national-auckland-new-zealand-04-02-2014/event/24004B1797911F2A
07/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
Iconic singer, songwriter, musician and actress Dolly Parton announces an Auckland concert in February 2014 at Vector Arena, as part of the Australasian 'Blue Smoke World Tour'.
Dolly’s latest studio album of all new material “Blue Smoke” will be released worldwide on Dolly Records with a release date to be announced soon.
Book your accommodation at Rydges Auckland and we’ll ensure your Dolly Parton experience is VIP all the way. Click here to make a booking.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/news/2013/10/dolly-parton-announces-auckland-concert
15/02/2014 - 16/02/2014
NRL Auckland Nines
The inaugural NRL Auckland Nines will take place on February 15-16 in 2014 at Eden Park with all 16 NRL clubs to compete for a prize pool.
The NRL Nines is a pre-season nine-a-side tournament that will provide an exciting new format to showcase the skills of Rugby League’s biggest stars and provide unprecedented opportunities to grow the game in New Zealand.
Make this a weekend getaway! Enjoy the league during the day and relax in our superb rooms during the night. Don't miss out!!http://edenpark.co.nz/news/2013/sep/11/nrl-auckland-nines/
Rapture 2014: Eminem
Get ready for Rapture, a game-changing hip-hop event curated by Eminem, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap's future.
Eminem has confirmed he will perform his first New Zealand show, which will take place at Auckland's Western Springs on Saturday, 15th February. Eminem has chosen Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and David Dallas as his support acts.
Have you got your accommodation organised? Book now in one of our revitalised rooms.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/news/2013/10/eminem-first-new-zealand-concert-announced?utm_medium=rss
01/03/2014 - 02/03/2014
Bruce Springsteen Concert
Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen comes to New Zealand with his band and will perform fantastic live shows at Mount Smart Stadium.
He will perform the hits which over the years have made him recognisable across several generations. The shows in Australia and New Zealand will be a finale. Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes will support him and bring his own legendary show to New Zealand. It will have been over 10 years since his last performance in Auckland. The band comes with a horn section and a choir as well as four guitarists. Reaching mass popularity in the 1970's and 80's with American rock and pop anthems.
In early November 2012, the Wrecking Ball Tour was named Top Draw for having the top attendance out of any tour by the Billboard Touring Awards.http://www.biglittlecity.co.nz/arts-and-culture/live-music/bruce-springsteen-and-e-street-band
04/03/2014 - 23/03/2014
Mamma Mia! Show
The worldwide musical sensation - based on the songs of Swedish band ABBA - comes to Auckland. Sing along as the story of a wedding unfolds with the lead character having three potential fathers.
With hits like "Money, Money, Money", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "Dancing Queen" and the title track. And the story unravels as to who the bride's father is. Each of the three men try to walk her down the aisle. And nothing brings the best and worst out of people like a wedding. Watch as there are tears, and drama as mother and daughter make the discovery together. Audiences are encouraged to join in the dancing and singing.http://www.heartofthecity.co.nz/activities/entertainment-activities/mamma-mia
British electronic group Rudimental have announced a show for Auckland in March 2014.
Members of the quartet are scheduled to DJ at New Year's Eve event Rhythm and Vines however the show in March will be their first full live shows in New Zealand.
Rudimental's live show is described as 'carnival-esque'.http://www.3news.co.nz/Rudimental-announce-New-Zealand-shows/tabid/418/articleID/318096/Default.aspx
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Concert
They hijacked charts with the sassy, sartorial “Thrift Shop” and followed it up with an impassioned, number one ode to gay rights, “Same Love”.
We are delighted to announce that Seattle duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will bring their trailblazing world tour to New Zealand in March 2014!
Make it a sensational weekend getaway and book at one of Auckland's finest Hotels. Check out our range of rooms and suites.
Tickets will sell out fast, so get in quick!http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/macklemore-ryan-lewis-with-special-guest-tinie-tempah/auckland
15/03/2014 - 16/03/2014
Bruno Mars Concert
Hawaiian-born Bruno Mars stepped into the spotlight featuring on hit singles McCoy’s ‘Billionaire’ and B.o.B.’s ‘Nothin’ On You’ and soon launched his solo career dropping his debut full-length album in 2010. ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ – home to smash hits ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘The Lazy Song’, ‘Grenade’, ‘Marry You’ and ‘Count On Me’ – the album received massive commercial and critical success, reaching five-times platinum in New Zealand and more than 39-times platinum worldwide.
This will be one of the must-see tours of 2014. Book your accommodation at Rydges Auckland and ensure your Bruno Mars experience is VIP all the way. Click here to make a booking in one of our revitalised rooms.
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In what could arguably be described as one of the biggest double bills to ever reach our shores, QOTSA and NIN, joined by special guest Brody Dalle, will perform in Auckland on the 19th of March 2014.
With the first headline band on stage being decided on the night by the toss of a coin, fans will want to make sure they’re at the ready for a big night from the minute doors open.
It’s evident these two bands share a musical affinity and are prodigies of the live show.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/news/2013/10/queens-of-the-stone-age-nine-inch-nails-shows-announced
Lionel Richie & John Farnham Concert
Five-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie is a music icon known for his solo hits and as a member of the Commodores.
John Farnham, a master performer whose classic album “Whispering Jack” is owned by millions, has a long-held nickname that still says it all: The Voice.
Lionel Richie and John Farnham promises to be a unique, not-to-be-missed concert event. So don't miss out on your accommodation, book your accommodation at Rydges Auckland.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/lionel-richie-and-john-farnham/auckland
Rolling Stones Concert
The Rolling Stones have confirmed their return to Auckland, playing one show only at Mt Smart Stadium.
The announcement is welcome new for Kiwi fans hoping to see the British rockers in what is rumoured to be their last world tour. The Rolling Stones - made up of Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - last toured New Zealand in 2006.
This will be one of the must-see tours of 2014. Book your accommodation at Rydges Auckland and ensure your Rolling Stones experience is VIP all the way. Click here to make a booking in one of our revitalised rooms.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/the-rolling-stones/auckland/penrose
24/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
ITM 500 (V8 Supercars)
Witness no-holds-barred sprint action and over 500kms of motorsport racing at Pukekohe over Anzac weekend next year.
Experience the exhilaration of being trackside for the new look racing programme at New Zealand’s largest annual sporting event. Enjoy the intensity generated by teams driving sprint circuits, with all the thrills of pit stops for compulsory tyre changes and fuel.
Enjoy the long weekend and book your accommodation at Rydges Auckland.http://www.aucklandnz.com/events/featured/itm-500-auckland-2014-v8-supercars
John Mayer Concert
Celebrity musician John Mayer has announced he will play a one-off Auckland show during the Easter period in 2014. This appearance will be Mayer's first performance in New Zealand since his Battle Studies World Tour in April 2010.
Joining Mayer for this show will be Vermont rock outfit, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
Staying in town for the gig? Book your accommodation at Rydges Auckland. Click here to make a booking in our revitalisted rooms.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/artist/john-mayer
Arctic Monkeys Concert
The Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band formed in 2002.
The announcement proves the Monkeys have steadily climbed their way through rock's ranks, from a 2006 show at Auckland's St James, to a main stage slot at the 2009 Big Day Out - which included a sold out sideshow at The Powerstation the night before.
THe Monkeys will be bringing some serious stadium swagger with them, so be sure to book your accommodation today.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11163680
18/05/2014 - 21/05/2014
TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, will return to Auckland in 2014.
TRENZ, New Zealand tourism industry’s major international marketing event, bringing together hundreds of international tourism and travel buyers from around the globe to negotiate new business deals with around the same number of New Zealand tourism operators.
TRENZ will take place 18-21 May 2014, and will again be held on Auckland’s waterfront. Don't miss out on the largest Travel & Tourism event, secure your accommodation today in one of our revitalised rooms.http://www.trenz.co.nz/
James Blunt Concert
James Blunt shot to fame in 2006 with the smash singles 'You're Beautiful' & 'Goodbye My Lover' from his platinum selling album 'Back to Bedlam'. Bringing a full band with him for the tour, Blunt's style is a mix of pop, folk and acoustic rock.
In 2014, James Blunt is certain to make audiences swoon at The Civic in Auckland and tickets won't last. Be sure to book your accommodation today.http://events.nzherald.co.nz/artist/james-blunt
Ellie Goulding Concert
Ellie Goulding is set to deliver an electrifying live performance to audiences in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. She will be bringing her exquisite voice and unique brand of indietronica.
Anything could happen at Ellie Goulding's shows, so book one of our revitalised rooms and enjoy the weekend away from home.
Purchase your concert tickets here.http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/news/2013/11/ellie-goulding-to-play-three-nz-shows