Thursday, March 15, 2012

Camp out for Conchords

For New Zealand fans, the wait is over. This June is Business Time. Bret and Jemaine are going to Rock the Party. So leave your epilepticdogs at home cause there’ll be Too Many Dicks on a Dance Floor near you.
Co-promoter Stuart Clumpas said that, in an effort to avoid scalping, 300 tickets for each show would be available for people queuing at the box office and organisers were expecting a lot of people to line up.

"I think it's going to be an extremely popular tour. I'm hoping people will camp out.

"Queuing up makes it something special, something exciting."

With prices set at between $55 and $79 it is worth camping out, they will go fast!

Get your tickets here
Hastings: Hawke's Bay Opera House, Wed June 13
Hamilton: Founders Theatre, Thurs June 14
Auckland: Town Hall, Sat June 16
New Plymouth: TSB Showplace, Sun June 17
Wellington: Michael Fowler Centre, Tues June 19, Wed June 20
Dunedin: Regent Theatre, Sat June 23
Queenstown: Events Centre, Sun June 24
Nelson: Trafalgar Centre, Wed June 27
Christchurch: to be announced

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away age 66

(CNN) -- Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series "The Monkees," died Wednesday, according to the Martin County, Florida, sheriff's office. He was 66.
A witness told authorities he was with Jones in Indiantown, Florida, when Jones "began to complain of not feeling well and having trouble breathing," the sheriff's office said in a statement.
Jones was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
A Martin County law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said Jones apparently suffered a heart attack.
The diminutive vocalist and actor sang lead on the musical group's hits such as "Daydream Believer" and "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You."
Besides Jones, The Monkees included band members Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith. The pop group was created to star in an NBC sitcom and capitalize on the Beatles' teenybopper popularity. "The Monkees" TV series premiered in the fall of 1966

When Jones first visited home after becoming a Monkee, his father refused to let him inside until he got his hair cut - twice. Jones' reaction to this was to buy the family a new house, "so now he has to let me in!"

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.