Elaine Paige will touch down in New Zealand this month for THE FAREWELL TOUR.
Britain’s first lady of musical theatre is performing at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Saturday, January 19; Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch on Monday, January 21 and Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland on Tuesday, January 22– giving Kiwi fans one final chance to see the famed singer live in concert.
Elaine will perform songs from her illustrious career alongside an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters.
This follows on from the huge success of Elaine’s last series of concerts in the UK in 2016 and 2017, which had audiences and critics alike rising to their feet in praise.
Elaine said: “I’m so excited about taking this concert to more venues across the globe, we’ve had such a great time performing it over the past couple of years. It allows me to do something completely different, a brand new show celebrating songwriters I love such as Harry Nilsson, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Lennon & McCartney, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber … the list goes on… as well as many of my hits such as ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ and of course my signature ‘Memory’. This music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine. And it’s the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way.”
Elaine has performed live in concert all over the world and as a recording artist has worked with legendary producers such as Tony Visconti, Dennis Lambert, Peter Matz, and Phil Ramone amongst others and has released 22 solo albums (4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold,) been featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as ‘Memory’ (Cats) and ‘I Know Him So Well’ (Chess.)
As a musical theatre performer, Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday, now approaching its 15th year on air, which is devoted to musical theatre and film music, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5 million listeners each week with its mix of music, news and interviews.
This series of concerts marks Elaine’s final tour and gives New Zealanders the chance to bid their own special farewell to the international sensation.
Elaine Paige – The Farewell Tour
Saturday January 19 – Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Monday, January 21 – Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Tuesday, January 22 – Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Tickets on sale now from www.mjrpresents.com