Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bee Gee (just the one) Tour

One of the infamously falsetto-voiced trio the Bee Gees, Robin Gibb, has announced a three date New Zealand tour.

As part of his Bee Gees Greatest Hits tour, Gibb will perform with the Pointer Sisters, comprising sisters Anita and Ruth with Ruth's granddaughter, Sadako, at the TSB Bank Arena, Wellington and the CBS Canterbury Arena between November 10-12.

Gibb, who has maintained a successful solo career, last performed in New Zealand in 1999 when he played to more than 60,000 people in Auckland's Western Springs, one of the largest concert attendances in New Zealand history.

"It's been a long time, but I'm really, really pleased to be coming back one more time to play for the New Zealand fans," Gibb says.

The Bee Gees are the only group to have recorded number one songs in four different decades and there are more than 6500 cover version of the songs.

Gibb will perform the group's biggest songs including Massachusetts, How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, You Win Again, Nights on Broadway, Jive Talking, I Started A Joke, Words, To Love Somebody, New York Mining Disaster and many more.

The Gibb brothers, Barry, and twins Robin and Maurice, were born in Britain to British parents but moved to Australia in the mid '50s where their music career began, gaining their first chart success there with Spicks and Specks. Inducted into the Rock'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, it is estimated The Bee Gees have sold more than 200 million records. Maurice died in 2003. In 2009 Barry and Robin announced plans to record and perform together as the Bee Gees.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, July 5 through ticketek.co.nz.

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
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