Top concerts in Auckland 2020
If you had Elton John tickets for his Auckland shows this week, you’ll have to pack away your glittery glasses for next year. Just when we thought the iconic performer was still standing, he’s announced illness has forced him to postpone the concerts to January 2021. If you need a good sing along to get you through the next 300 or so days, here’s our list of the top concerts in Auckland for 2020.
March 6 – Spark Arena
For a band of 50-somethings that have been around since the 80s, the Pixies certainly still know how to put on a killer performance.
April 4 and 5 – Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre
What some would describe as depressing, National fans would describe as profound and emotive. Despite their big following, this understated indie rock band will this time be playing in the intimate Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre (previously known as ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre).
April 16 – Spark Arena
With a genre known as ‘psyche-rock’, Tame Impala shows are described as euphoric and hypnotic. Which basically means it’ll be down right fun. They’re sort of a big deal these days – after headlining Glastonbury and Coachella in 2019, the Aussie band are visiting Auckland this April.
April 21 – Spark Arena
Iconic 90’s sensation Alanis Morissette is embarking on a world tour celebrating 25 years of ‘Jagged Little Pill’. Does that make you feel old? If you need a refresher, hits from the album included ‘Hand in my pocket’ ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Oughta Know’.
April 27 and 28 – Auckland Town Hall
Patti Smith, dubbed ‘The Godmother of Punk’ will be hitting the stage at the charming Town Hall this April.
May 16 and 17 – Spark Arena
They’ve had 20 years between number one hits, but Backstreet’s back with their DNA album tour. Enjoy a blast from the past and some ultimate sing along anthems this May.
June 7 – Trusts Arena
Indie rock band Bon Iver are returning to our shores for the first time in 8 years. Their complex instrumentals, drama and creativity make Bon Iver one to watch live.
Nov 14, Mission Estate, Napier
If you’re looking to fill the Elton void with an iconic, 70-something, equally eccentric performance Rod Stewart might be your man. Stewart will be skipping an Auckland show, but we won’t complain about travelling to rock out at the picturesque Mission Estate.
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