The Manfreds embark on their New Zealand farewell tour this March and April

Music

Manfred Mann, aka The Manfreds were one of the hugely successful British Invasion groups of the 1960’s. Their combination of R&B based pop style with an undercurrent of jazz proved to be a winning one, competing strongly up against bands like the Beatles and the Stones despite the changing musical trends of the time. 

The band had four No. 1 and a string of top 10 singles across the decade, with lead singers Paul Jones until 1966 and then Mike D’Abo. The rest of the line-up included Tom McGuinness (guitar), Mike Hugg (drums), and Mann (keyboards).

They broke up at the end of the 60s with each member pursuing solo careers. The Manfreds then reformed over 20 years later with Jones (lead and harmonica) and D’Abo (lead and keyboards) along with other originals, McGuinness and Hugg, plus enlisting the talents of Marcus Cliff (bass), Simon Currie (saxophone) and Rob Townsend (drums), but no longer with keyboardist Manfred.  

The Manfreds have been touring the world ever since, performing all the bands hits and those from their respective solo careers. They have always been very popular in New Zealand, and called in some 15years ago to provide us with a timely reminder, but are finally returning in March and April 2019 to say farewell on an extensive 11-date unmissable tour delivering all their much loved hits performed live for one last time by the original singers.

Here's the full tour date list, and where you can buy tickets:

Thu, 28 March 2019       Invercargill, Civic Theatre (Ticket Direct)
Fri, 29 March 2019        Dunedin, Regent Theatre (Ticket Direct)
Sat, 30 March 2019       Christchurch, Aurora Centre (Ticketek)
Sun, 31 March 2019       Blenheim, ASB Marlborough Theatre (Ticketek)
Tue, 2 April 2019          Wellington, Opera House (Ticketmaster)
Wed, 3 April 2019        Auckland, Bruce Mason Centre (Ticketmaster)
Thu, 4 April 2019         Tauranga, Baycourt Theatre (Ticketek)
Sat, 6 April 2019         Napier, Municipal Theatre (Ticketek)
Sun, 7 April 2019        Palmerston North, Regent on Broadway Theatre (Ticket Direct)
Mon, 8 April 2019        New Plymouth, TSB Theatre (Ticketek)
Tue, 9 April 2019         Hamilton, Clarence Street Theatre (Ticketek)

Tickets are on sale now from ticketek.co.nz, ticketdirect.co.nz and ticketmaster.co.nz 

Presented by Showcase Entertainment Group Limited & Pacific Entertainment Limited.