Saturday, February 20, 2010

Diana Krall in New Zealand, Australia & Mexico

Tonight, February 20, Diana Krall does her last concert in New Zealand, at A Day On The Green in Auckland.
Doors open 6pm
Melody Gardot 6.55pm
Madeleine Peyroux 7.45pm
Diana Krall 9.00pm

Then, next Tuesday, she begins the Australian leg of her "Quiet Nights World Tour." The Frontier Touring Company and Roundhouse Entertainment are delighted to announce that DK is being joined on her tour by the talents of her Verve labelmates Madeleine Peyroux and Melody Gardot as opening acts.

Fans of Diana Krall in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney will be treated to Diana performing with her band and a 42-piece orchestra (to be conducted by the LA-based New Zealand-born maestro Alan Broadbent), performing the magnificent arrangements scored by the 2010 Grammy award-winning German genius Claus Ogerman for her CDs "The Look of Love" and "Quiet Nights."

Meanwhile, audiences at the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, Bowral and Yarra Valley A Day On The Green events will experience Diana and her band outdoors under the stars.
The complete schedule:

An Evening On The Green - Kings Park
Perth, AU
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Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne, AU
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Entertainment Centre
Sydney, Australia
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Then, on April 8, Diana will be performing a free show in Mexico @ the Zacatecas Cultural Festival 2010 at the Plaza de Armas. Start time is 8:30 PM.
Diana will tour Australia for the first time since 2005 and has toured New Zealand for the very first time ever in support of her twelfth album "Quiet Nights". Since her last visit she has given birth to twin boys, released four albums, the "Live in Rio" DVD, produced and performed on Barbra Streisand’s "Love is the Answer", and toured extensively across the United States, Europe and Asia.

Reviews for Diana’s Quiet Nights tour have been uniformly glowing with The Los Angeles Independent writing “…nothing was musically impossible with Diana Krall’s easy and sublime performance” and the Winnipeg Sun called it a “…flawlessly executed performance from all concerned”.

Since her debut in 1993, Diana has topped both the pop and jazz charts and sold millions of records worldwide. She has proven her genuine talent and credibility as a mold-breaking jazz musician time and time again.

Returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since her sold out 2007 tour is Madeleine Peyroux. Her latest album offering "Bare Bones" is the followup to previous albums "Half The Perfect World" and her million plus selling breakthrough CD "Careless Love."

Rounding out this unexpected Verve touring lineup is Melody Gardot, who recently took Australia by storm during a short promotional visit, including two sold out showcases, in support of her new album "My One and Only Thrill."

To see these three Verve artists all on the same bill is a rare opportunity and one that will be embraced by music lovers.

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