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The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Tour

Tue Nov 22nd, 2016

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Christchurch, Canterbury

Doors open: 7:00 pm
Gig starts: 8:00pm
Entry: All Ages

The Last Waltz
40th Anniversary Concert Tour
November 2016


FEATURING THE BANDíS MUSICAL GENIUS GARTH HUDSON AND THE ORIGINAL MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE í76 CONCERT, JOHN SIMON

WITH SPECIAL GUEST SISTER MAUD HUDSON

Joined by an ensemble of our own great artists and musicians;
BARRY SAUNDERS, THE WARRATAHS
KEVIN BORICH, LA DE DAS
TAMI NEILSON
DELANEY DAVIDSON
ADAM MCGRATH, THE EASTERN
WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

THE BAND Ė THE BADS
Brett Adams, Dianne Swann, Dave Khan, Mike Hall, Wayne Bell
&
PADDY MILNER, WORLD RENOWNED BLUES PIANIST

It may be the most legendary rock concert of all time. Never have so many icons of a generation assembled on one stage, with one peerless band, to such indelible ends as the Band's final hurrah at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976.

The epic all-star event featured Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Eric Clapton and many more. It became an essential album and a classic film by young director Martin Scorsese.

Now, live on stage across New Zealand, it's about to make history once more.

The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Concert Tour reunites two of the creative lynchpins of the landmark event for the first time: the Band's keyboard genius Garth Hudson and their music director John Simon, the sixth member of the US-Canadian outfit that lit the torch of Americana for generations to come.

Both will perform live on stage, carrying the spirit of those unforgettable performances of 40 years ago, and sharing stories about the monumental task and seemingly effortless delivery of a gig that has passed into rock'n'roll folklore.

40 years ago I was the Musical Director for The Last Waltz and I had a ball! And now that New Zealand is celebrating The Last Waltz with itís terrific musicians playing the iconic songs from that historic concert, Iím stoked to be a part of it. Those performers will add so much to the original material of The Last Waltz. I can already feel the excitement pouring from those stages in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Itís gonna be great.
John Simon, Original Musical Director of the Last Waltz Concert and The Bandís Music Producer.

The handpicked rock ensemble of which he speaks naturally features some of our most seasoned and revered players, led by the Warratahs' Barry Saunders, blues guitar giant Kevin Borich, incredible country and soul powerhouse Tami Neilson, country journeyman Delaney Davidson, the Eastern's Adam McGrath, very special guest from the US Sister Maud Hudson, and more artists to be announced soon...

They'll be backed by one of the mightiest bands ever to straddle the rock-country divide: The Bads features Brett Adams, Dianne Swann, Dave Khan, Mike Hall, Wayne Bell and very special guest Paddy Milnerówhose reputation as one of the world's great blues pianists stems from work with Tom Jones, Jack Bruce, David Gilmour, Eric Burdon and Van Morrison.

From The Weight to Forever Young, Caravan to I Shall Be Released, Mystery Train to The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, donít miss this magical intersection of timeless music and unique performers revisiting one of the great moments in rock history.

November 22, Isaac Theatre Royal CHCH
November 23, Opera House, WGTON
November 24, The Civic, AKLD

More info at: www.thelastwaltztour.com


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