$3o FOR TICKET TO ROCK SHOWS! 8 O clock, Saturday, February 9, 1985

I F YOU think rock concert ticket prices have gone over the Top for Neil Young’s New Zealand shows this month. . .well that’s Just the beginning.

Promoter Hugh Lynn has set prices at S22 for advance sales and S26 at the gate for the February 22,24 and 26 shows in.Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. And by the end of the year he’s tipping that Kiwi rock fans could be paying as much as $30 to see and hear superstars.

The reason: “Our dollar is just so bad – and most of these acts want to be paid in US dollars.”So, either New Zealanders are going to have to get used to paying around $25 and $26 or we’re going to miss out.” Already, Lynn says, we’ve missed out on Genesis,the sultry Eartha Kitt,British pop duo Wham – now in Australia -“and a couple of others.” 0013_centre_8-oclocksatfebruary9-1985-rev-10001

In addition, Van Morrison and Spandau Ballet are doubtful to extend Australian tours into New Zealand.

At least the Young show is promising virtually three acts for the price of one: Neil with the country band the International Harvesters,Neil doing a solo, acoustic spot and Neil with his electric outfit,Crazy Horse.

Crazy Horse features the same lineup that appeared in the Rust Never Sleeps movie,namely Frank Sampedro on guitar and keyboards,bass player Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina.

While the International Harvesters comprises fiddle player Rufus Thibodeaux, guitarist/vocalist Anthony Crawford and Ben Keith on steel guitar. The show is a variation on what Young’s been dealing out in the States recently:Shows there featured only him and the International Harvesters.

SPRINGSTEEN lament – The Boss is definitely not coming to New Zealand as part of his Down Under tour next month.

That’s the word form local promotor Benny Levin,Who says the low value of the New Zealand dollar and the tight schedule Springsteen is on counted out a New Zealand show. Event in Australia,the show Springsteen and the E Street Band are playing are limited – meaning many Aussie fans will miss out. In Sydney,for instance,he’s doing seven show at the 12.000-seat Sydney Entertainment Centre. He’ll only do one show, a 10.000-sear venue, in Queensland and two in Melbourne.

Fans have already been calling CBS Records here in search of details of the Springsteen show in Australia.

~ by viradoang on 9-February-2009.

One Response to “$30 FOR TICKET TO ROCK SHOWS ! -Neil Young-”

  1. What can you do with $US25?? We have just set up the No Tall Poppies group from Australia on kiva.org.

    Lesley Dewar invites you to visit the No Tall Poppies group on Kiva.org here http://is.gd/iTHN

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