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Bell Biv Devoe and Ginuwine Auckland Show Announced

Bell Biv Devoe and Ginuwine Auckland Show Announced

Monday 13th February, 2012 3:54PM

Whoa that's a name we've not heard for a while - 90s R&B act Bell Biv Devoe are heading our way for a one off New Zealand show with Ginuwine...

Bell Biv Devoe and Ginuwine

Monday 28th May, Auckland Town Hall - all ages show.

Ticketing details below, here's some sweet BBD videos...

Bell Biv Devoe 'Poison'

Bell Biv Devoe 'Do me!

Press Release:


Loyal fans, the long wait is finally over! Illusive and The Frontier Touring Company are happy to announce that American R&B legends BELL BIV DEVOE and GINUWINE are heading to Australia and New Zealand in May 2012 for the very first time.

After their days in New Edition came to an end with the departure of lead singer Bobby Brown in 1986, members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe carried on to form Bell Biv DeVoe. The results were funkier, the lyrics and vocals were sexier, and the overall sound was taken to a whole new level.

Their debut album, 1990’s Poison produced the title track hit as well as the equally successful ‘Do Me!’. The album itself went on to sell over three million copies and is considered a ‘90s R&B classic.

Follow-up LP, ‘Hootie Mack’, featured the enormous single ‘Gangsta’ and solidified them as one of the most important acts in the new jack swing movement.

Bell Biv DeVoe are joined by American R&B superstar Ginuwine, who is perhaps best known for his epic smash hit ‘Pony’, without a doubt one of the biggest songs to emerge from the genre, and his remarkable cover of ‘When Doves Cry’ produced by Timbaland from the 1997 debut album Ginuwine...The Bachelor.

Crowned ‘one of R&B's brightest stars’ by NME and with seven albums to his name, Ginuwine has since established himself as a mainstay in the R&B world, including notable collaborations with Missy Elliott and Timbaland, and with Diddy on his #1 single ‘I Need a Girl (Part II)’.

To the delight of his admirers, 2011 saw the return of the smooth vocalist with his new album Elgin (out now through Universal), in which the Boston Herald noted “Ginuwine’s voice retains an emotive, almost haunting, quality and frequently shines.”

The double-bill features two R&B icons on Australian and New Zealand shores for the first time, the crème de la crème of classic R&B united in a tour over 20 years in the making. These shows are sure to sellout in a heartbeat – get your tickets quickly!


Frontier Members pre-sale via 2pm AEDT Thu Feb 16 to 2pm AEDT Fri Feb 17 General public on sale from 9am local time, Tue Feb 21

Thu 24 May    Astor Theatre, PERTH, WA                                                 18+
Bocs Ticketing 08 9484 1133 or

Fri 25 May      TRAK Live Lounge Bar, MELBOURNE, VIC                     18+
Ticketmaster 136 100 or                    

Sat 26 May     The Tivoli, BRISBANE, QLD                                               18+
Ticketek 132 849 or

Mon 28 May   Auckland Town Hall, AUCKLAND, NZ                  ALL AGES
The Edge 0800 BUY TICKET

Thu 31 May    Anu Bar, CANBERRA, ACT                                                18+
Ticketek 133 849 or

Fri 1 June       Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY, NSW                                        ALL AGES
Ticketek 134 849 or

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