THE RYDGES POST
Next month sees the Andrea Bocelli Down Under Tour. He heads to New Zealand first to play Vector Arena in Auckland on Thursday, September 11 then heads across the ditch to play the Australian capital cities… the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Sunday, September 14, Allphones Arena Sydney on Tuesday, September 16, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Thursday, September 18, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Sunday, September 21 and Perth Arena on Wednesday, September 24.
The legendary Italian tenor is one of the best-selling singers in music history with a total of 14 studio albums, three greatest list recordings, nine complete operas and sales of over 80 million albums worldwide. His 1999 album Sacred Arias, sold 5 million copies alone, making it the best-selling classical recording of all time.
The concert will be divided into two parts. The first part will consist of classical opera arias and songs and the second part will feature some of the most popular hits from his latest album Passione - a collection of the world’s most beautiful love songs.
With one of the most recognisable voices in modern music, Andrea Bocelli is a global icon who has forged a career spanning almost 20 years. His pop career, which includes the much loved Time to Say Goodbye, a duet with Sarah Brightman that reached Number 1 in 1998 in charts around the world may have drawn millions in, but Bocelli has always enthusiastically shared his classical calling.
Andrea Bocelli last toured Australia and New Zealand in 2008 performing sell-out arena concerts to an audience of over 65,000 and this return visit Down Under will see more sell-out shows.
If you are visiting any of the above cities to see Andrea Bocelli in concert, Rydges can look after all your accommodation needs… in Auckland at Rydges Auckland, in Brisbane at Rydges South Bank, in Sydney Rydges Parramatta is minutes from Allphones or Rydges Sydney Airport is handy if flying in, in Adelaide at Rydges South Park, in Melbourne at Rydges Melbourne or Rydges on Swanston and in Perth at Rydges Perth.