Monday, January 24, 2011

Deal lines up big acts for Taranaki

Taylor Swift rumored to play at the bowl
Taranaki is set to have several international A-list artists perform at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands over the next three years. The New Plymouth District Council has an agreement with promoter Andrew McManus, who brought Fleetwood Mac in December 2009, to have six events featuring A-list artists between now and the end of 2013.

While Ms Thurston would not be drawn on which artists could perform in New Plymouth, there are several options for summer 2011.

One potential artist is American country singer Taylor Swift who announced she would perform in New Zealand at the end of the year as part of her world wide tour.

R.E.M. Might play at the Bowl
Other possible performers are R.E.M, Coldplay and Radiohead, who are all set to release albums this year.

Mr McManus has signed on with the council following the success of the two Fleetwood Mac shows.

Each concert will be exclusive to Taranaki, with the solo artist or band playing no other North Island shows while in New Zealand.
Andrew McManus Presents promotes artists such as ZZ Top, Chris Isaak, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Jethro Tull, Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dog, Korn and Guns N Roses.

FELICITY ROSS - Taranaki Daily News

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The 0800 Jukebox crew.

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