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Jimmy Cliff Returns To New Zealand For Two Shows

Jimmy Cliff Returns To New Zealand For Two Shows

Tuesday 14th October, 2014 9:14AM

Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff is has announced he will be returning to New Zealand for two shows in March. Cliff, who has been cooking up vital rocksteady tunes since the early 1960s, has been in the country to perform at the WOMAD and Ragamuffin shows in the past, but this upcoming visit will see the award winning musician holding down the stage for his own headline shows in Auckland and Tauranga. Here's the details...


Jimmy Cliff

Saturday 28th March 2015, ASB Arena Baypark, Tauranga
Saturday 28th March 2015, Powerstation, Auckland


Here's Cliff laying down his breakthrough track 'Harder They Come' in the studio...


PRESS RELEASE:

Legendary reggae artist Jimmy Cliff to play two New Zealand shows

JIMMY CLIFF, the international icon best known for taking reggae to the world, has confirmed two exclusive New Zealand shows in March 2015.

With a career spanning over 50 years, JIMMY CLIFF continues to be a major influence on modern music with a slew of awards and accolades to his name; the Jamaican Order of Merit, Grammy Award winner 1986 and 2013, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee 2010. His live shows never falter in their ability to energise and uplift an audience, his golden tenor voice has lost none of its power.

Cliff popularised the genre with the soundtrack to the 1972 Jamaican movie The Harder They Come, in which he also starred. He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Sitting in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", and "Many Rivers to Cross” as well as covers of Cat Stevens “Wild World” and Jonny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” from the movie Cool Runnings, which was a number 1 hit in New Zealand, as was the party classic “Reggae Night”.

Rebirth, Cliff's first studio album in eight years was released in July 2012 and went on to win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album and a place at number 12 in Rolling Stone’s ‘50 Best Albums of 2012’.

A regular on festivals around the world, Jimmy Cliff has headlined both the WOMAD and RAGGAMUFFIN festivals in New Zealand and will be appearing at the legendary BYRON BAY BLUESFEST in Australia over Easter Weekend 2015.

These New Zealand concerts represent a truly unique opportunity to experience the legend in his own headline shows. More great artists will be added to the line-ups and will be announced in the coming weeks. Don’t miss what will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.

“….he whips up a joyful jamboree that feels like it might skank all night. Keep fighting, rebel king.” The Guardian, August 2014

PURCHASE TICKETS

BAY VENUES & JACMAN ENTERTAINMENT present
JIMMY CLIFF
ASB ARENA BAYPARK / TAURANGA
Friday 27 March 2015
General Admission & Limited Reserved Seating $69+BF
VIP Packages available
Book at Eventfinda
www.eventfinda.co.nz

A very limited allocation of General Admission Earlybird tickets will be available for the show at ASB Arena, Baypark for only $59 + BF from 9am Weds 15 October

JACMAN ENTERTAINMENT presents
JIMMY CLIFF
POWERSTATION / AUCKLAND
Saturday 28 March 2015
General Admission tickets $69+BF
Book at Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.co.nz 0800 111 999

Powerstation and Ticketmaster pre-sales start at 12noon, Weds 15 October and remaining tickets will go on general sale at 9am, Thursday 16 October.





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