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Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra sells out its first Auckland show

Press Release – Noise PR
Making great Kiwi songs even more singalongable, the wildly popular Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra today announce that their first Auckland show at Civic Theatre’s Wintergarden has sold out.

They have also just added a second Christchurch Show on the 14th November at the Roy Stokes Hall in New Brighton, a venue chosen by the band to celebrate the irrepressible community of Christchurch’s Eastern suburbs.

The tour is to celebrate their first ever full-length album – BE MINE TONIGHT – due for release on iTunes and via all good record stores on November 7th. As a special sneak peek into the fabulousness to be found on the album, three songs – Be Mine Tonight, Today Is Gonna Be Mine and Wake Up – are now available to stream on the Orchestra’s website.

When fans pre-order the album from iTunes they will instantly receive the band’s versions of popular Kiwi hits Wake Up and Be Mine Tonight as a thank you for their fantastic taste in music, followed with David Kilgour’s anthemic Today Is Gonna Be Mine, which will be delivered on October 31st.

The band’s stage show is famous for madcap hilarity and spontaneous audience participation. Behind the hijinks is a finely-tuned musical group who have truly cemented their place on New Zealand’s entertainment scene. Their unique sound – a choir of gorgeous voices set to magnificent ukulele riffs and licks – is now in hot demand worldwide.

The Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour:

8 Nov – Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin

9 Nov – Stadium Southland, Invercargill

10 Nov – Alexandra Memorial Theatre

11 Nov – Lake Wanaka Centre

13 Nov – Ashburton Trust Event Centre

14 Nov – Roy Stokes Hall, Christchurch – JUST ADDED!

15 Nov – Roy Stokes Hall, Christchurch

21 Nov – Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North

22 Nov – TSB Showplace, New Plymouth

23 Nov – Great Lake Centre, Taupo

25 Nov – MTG Theatre, Napier

27 Nov – Baycourt Theatre, Tauranga

28 Nov – Wintergarden, Auckland 7pm SHOW SOLD OUT! 10pm show still available.

29 Nov – NZ Ukulele Festival

30 Nov – Turner Centre, Kerikeri

5 & 6 Dec – James Cabaret, Wellington

All ticket info can be found at www.ukulele.co.nz/tour.html.

Be Mine Tonight Tracklist:

1. Be Mine Tonight (Th’Dudes)

2. Wake Up (Aaradhna) – featuring James Hill on lead ukulele

3. Counting The Beat (The Swingers)

4. Team (Lorde)

5. Long Ago (Herbs) – featuring Lisa Tomlins on vocals and Pi’ikea Clark on rhythm ukulele

6. Today Is Gonna Be Mine (David Kilgour) – featuring James Hill on lead ukulele

7. Howzat (Sherbert)

8. Jezebel (Jon Stevens)

9. E Ipo (Prince Tui Teka) – featuring Amanda Billing on vocals

10. Slippin’ Away (Max Merritt & The Meteors)

11. Something in the Water (Brooke Fraser)

12. Second Chance (Liam Finn)

13. Till We Kissed (Ray Columbus and the Invaders)

14. Hine e Hine (Princess Te Rangi Pai)

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