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)
Presented by Showcase Entertainment Group Limited & Pacific Entertainment Limited.