Three of the world’s most beloved acts – ICEHOUSE (Australia), 10cc (UK), and the voice of Ultravox, Midge Ure (UK), are joined by New Zealand legends Mockers, the Narcs, and Jan Hellriegel – for the Platinum Sounds series, coming to Auckland in March 2020.
Tickets are on genreal sale via PlatinumSounds.co.nz and Ticketmaster.co.nz from 9am Thursday July 4th.
Auckland music fans will immerse themselves in the soundtrack to their lives with such songwriting gems as I’m Not In Love, Great Southern Land, Dreadlock Holiday, Forever Tuesday Morning, The Things We Do For Love, The Way I Feel, Electric Blue, Heart and Soul, Arts For Arts Sake and many many more.
Platinum Sounds is proudly presented by Plus1 and The Breeze.
Platinum Sounds Series Dates
ICEHOUSE(Australia) + The Narcs (NZ)
Thursday March 5th, 2020
Aotea Centre, ASB Theatre.
Midge Ure (UK) + Mockers (NZ)
Friday March 6th, 2020
Powerstation, Mt Eden Rd, Auckland.
10cc (UK) + Jan Hellriegel (NZ)
Tuesday March 10th and Wednesday March 11th, 2020
SkyCity Theatre, Federal St.
To celebrate 20 years of bringing our favourite acts to New Zealand, we’ve put together this killer line-up featuring some of the best bands we grew up with on Radio With Pictures and Ready To Roll. Grab your mates and get yourself sorted – this will be a week to remember!
Music fans in the South Island won’t miss out either, as Selwyn Sounds on March 7th in Lincoln Christchurch hosts four of these great acts (Icehouse, 10cc, Midge Ure, Mockers) as part of their strongest line-up yet.
Platinum Sounds Auckland - band profiles
ICEHOUSE has just celebrated touring for over 40 years, and are one of Australia’s most iconic bands, transcending age groups with their hit songs, well known and loved by audiences across countries and generations. ICEHOUSE was formed by Iva Davies, the band’s frontman and musical creative force, who lead the band to an amazing 28x Platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and over thirty Top 40 singles, including Great Southern Land, Hey Little Girl, Crazy, Electric Blue, My Obsession.
10CC: When your songbook contains Dreadlock Holiday, The Things We Do For Love, I'm Not In Love, Art For Art's Sake, Rubber Bullets, and many more – it’s no surprise that 10cc shows around the world continue to sell out in record time. Frontman Graham Gouldman promises: “This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.”
MIDGE URE: Live Aid co-founder and Ultravox frontman is in demand worldwide for his dynamic live band show covering amazing career highlights (songs from Ultravox, Visage, and solo years). Midge Ure fondly recalls Ultravox’ exhilarating show in New Zealand headlining Sweetwaters in the 80’s. With their hit album “Vienna” being in the NZ Top 40 for over 47 weeks, concert goers are in for a treat, with Midge and band bringing ‘The 1980 show’ – an awesome combination of the Vienna album in its entirety, plus Visage classics, and a surprise or two.
MOCKERS: Their anthems Forever Tuesday Morning, Swear It's True, One Black Friday, My Girl Thinks She's Cleopatra still stand up to a good thrashing on the turntable, a remarkable 30 years later. But its live on stage where they really shine, and Mockers originals Andrew Fagan, Brett Adams, Tim Wedde and Geoff Hayden will make it a night for fans to remember.
JAN HELLRIEGEL: This year Jan Hellriegel has released to critical acclaim Sportsman Of The Year - A Suburban Philosophy, her 4th studio album, with a beautifully produced book based on the stunning new collection of songs. Hellriegel’s debut solo album in 1992 included chart-topper The Way I Feel and It’s My Sin, the first steps in an inspiring career. Sought after in the live arena, she has also opened for David Byrne, The Cure, Jeff Buckley, to name a few.
THE NARCS: If you were to look at the New Zealand music charts anytime in the mid 1980s Kiwi band The Narcs were consistently riding high. In the golden age of touring bands, The Narcs filled pubs and concert halls, opened for overseas acts like Queen and Elton John, toured relentlessly up and down New Zealand and across Australia. In 1984 they were awarded four NZ music awards on the back of the release of their debut album “The Great Divide” and the single (You Took Me) Heart and Soul. Look forward to Narcs classics like Lazy Susan, Diamonds on China and No Turning Back plus their fantastic new singles.