Check out the best concerts coming to NZ!

The spring/summer event schedule in New Zealand is jam-packed with a huge number of fantastic concerts from some of the biggest names in the entertainment business!

Many of the major players are heading our way for massive shows throughout the coming weeks and months. To help you narrow down the list, we have put together a run-down of 10 of the best concerts that are set to hit New Zealand. Check out our list below. And don’t forget, this is just the tip of the iceberg; there are many more fantastic music and entertainment events headed our way in the near future.

Spring and summer in New Zealand is going to be epic with the sheer number of brilliant events on offer. Enjoy!

Adam Lambert

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
January 22, 2016
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Adam Lambert burst onto the music scene in 2009 when he was the runner-up in the hugely popular American Idol television show. The theatrical style of Lambert has garnered him a huge following within the pop and electronic music scenes. He has released many top 10 singles in Australia, including his latest track, Ghost Town, and Lambert is fresh from touring with legendary band, Queen. Lambert will perform at Auckland Town Hall in January 2016 – get in line; because this show is sure to rock!

Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me (VEVO Presents)


Chris Cornell

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
November 26 & 27
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Chris Cornell is one performer with seriously decent rock credentials. As the lead singer of Seattle rock band Soundgarden, and later as the key vocalist in the super group Audioslave, Cornell is a key figure in the industry. The talented singer-songwriter has also established himself as an accomplished solo artist, who has released three studio albums and 14 singles. Cornell will hit the stage of ASB Theatre on November 26 and 27. Don’t miss out on your chance to see true rock royalty up close and personal.

Chris Cornell - Arms Around Your Love



Vector Arena
March 5 & 6, 2016
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The queen of pop is finally coming to New Zealand! Madonna makes her long-awaited debut on our shores when her Rebel Heart tour comes to town in 2016. The material girl will be performing at Vector Arena on March 5 and 6 and there are still decent tickets available for this once in a lifetime experience. Madonna is an absolute icon of the entertainment industry; her music has provided the soundtrack to our lives for decades (think Vogue, Like A Virgin, Papa Don’t Preach, Holiday, Lucky Star and Express Yourself). If you don’t have tickets to see Madonna yet, hurry up! This show is one you don’t want to miss.

Madonna - Bitch I'm Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj



Western Springs Stadium
December 15
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AC/DC is one of the most incredible live rock acts you will ever have the pleasure of seeing. The Australian exports are well known for their high energy, spectacular live shows which leave the crowd wanting more. The band’s Rock or Bust tour will bring them to Western Springs Stadium on December 15. With massive worldwide smash hits such as Thunderstruck, Back in Black, Hells Bells, Jailbreak and T.N.T., AC/DC has serious rock credentials. Angus Young and Brian Johnson lead the group admirably and both stun with their energy and longevity. Get along to this event – it will be epic!

AC/DC - Thunderstruck (Official Video)


Fat Freddy’s Drop

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
October 24
Cable Bay Vineyards
January 31 & February 1, 2016
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If local performers are more your flavour, get set for a fantastic night out at Fat Freddy’s Drop at the Auckland Town Hall on October 24 and Cable Bay Vineyards on January 31 and February 1, 2016. The seven-piece band from Wellington effortlessly mixes various genres of music into a fun and unique sound. Fat Freddy’s Drop uses influences from electronic, techno, dub, reggae, soul and jazz to create a sound that will have you dancing all night. If you are a fan of Fat Freddy’s Drop, get in quick to secure your spot in the crowd.

Fat Freddy's Drop Wandering Eye (Official Video)


Josh Groban

Vector Arena
April 30, 2016
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Josh Groban is one of those performers with a once-in-a-generation voice. The talented singer uses his talent beautifully to mesmerise the audience with stunning performances of popular songs. Groban is well known for his renditions of You Raise Me Up, Ave Maria and The Prayer. Groban’s latest album, Stages, features a collection of the most popular musical theatre tunes such as What I Did for Love, Pure Imagination, You’ll Never Walk Alone and Over the Rainbow. You are invited to share a very special evening with Josh Groban at Vector Arena on April 30, 2016.

Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up (Official Music Video) [HD Remaster]


Robbie Williams

Vector Arena
November 3
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Robbie Williams is the ultimate entertainer. The cheeky, sassy and sexy singer is well-known for his outrageous on-stage antics and full on, high energy live shows. As well as his larger than life personality, Robbie brings killer pop songs to his performances; Rock DJ, Kids, Let Me Entertain You, Love Supreme, Better Man and Angels are just the tip of the ice berg for the British performer. Seeing Robbie Williams live is a treat that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives. He will rock Vector Arena on November 3 so get ready to sing, shout and dance!

Robbie Williams - Sexed Up


Boyz II Men

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
October 17
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Boyz II Men are one of the most successful groups in music history. Their impressive history of record breaking and setting can only be matched by their even more impressive back catalogue, which includes massive hits such as End of The Road, One Sweet Day, I’ll Make Love to You and On Bended Knee. The 90s RnB group is set to hit the stage at ASB Theatre on October 17 – get your tickets now.

Boyz II Men - End Of The Road


Imagine Dragons

Vector Arena
September 8
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Imagine Dragons burst onto the scene just a few years ago and were named Billboard’s Breakthrough Band in 2013. The Vegas band has generated a huge following with smash hits such as Demons, Radioactive and In Time. The group will hit the stage at Vector Arena on September 8.

Imagine Dragons - Demons (Official Music Video)


Burt Bacharach

Vector Arena
November 7
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Burt Bacharach is one of the most prolific songwriters in the history of music. His partnership with Hal David, which dates back to the 1950s, has produced a countless number of smash hits, many of which have been performed by some of the biggest names in the music industry including Dionne Warwick and Perry Como. Burt Bacharach has written more than 70 US and in excess of 50 UK Top 40 hits. He is a six-time Grammy Award winner and has won three Academy Awards. Bacharach is a true idol of the entertainment industry; you simply have to see his performance at Vector Arena on November 7.

Gabrielle - Walk On By