Together Again: Live Nation announce weekly socially-distanced concert series

In the words of The Beatles, "Come together, yeah."

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Live Nation New Zealand have just announced some very exciting news for live entertainment fans, with an incoming series of small weekly series of socially-distanced concerts called, Together Again.

The series will take place at Auckland’s The Tuning Fork and will feature a rotating lineup of local favourites across music, comedy, and more.

Launching Together Again on Friday 29 May is none other than South African-New Zealander and multi-award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson. She’ll be joined by Ray O’Leary, Nick Rado (MC) and Ruby Esther.

The next day, on Saturday 30 May, the soulful Hollie Smith will grace the stage.


Urzila Carlson - 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

In a statement Live Nation New Zealand ChairmanStuart Clumpas says, “Live Nation NZ is excited to be welcoming back live events in New Zealand. The Together Again series is an opportunity for us to unite and celebrate the power of live with some of the country’s first socially-distanced shows.

“The safety of our artists, audience, and staff is always a major focus at Live Nation events and venues, and especially so at this time. Our staff have been working extremely hard to get the doors open again and we aim to deliver not only a great live experience but also one that adheres to all the extra health and safety precautions and measures that line up with the government advice for events at level two.”

Health and safety measures, in accordance with public health and safety advice, include:

  • Entry procedures including temperature screening, contact tracing, changes to conditions of entry, and processing times entering the venue.
  • Venue procedures including operating at a reduced 100-person capacity, staff wearing essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves, physical distancing of patrons, cleaning procedures, and contactless technologies.
  • Food and beverage including drinks and snacks available via table service exclusively with ordering from your seat via a mobile phone or other handheld device. No more queues at the bar.
TEEKS & Hollie Smith 'Whakaaria Mai (How Great thou Art)' live at VNZMA 19.

Urzila Carlson will launch Together Again at Tuning Fork, Auckland on Friday 29 May before Hollie Smith graces the stage on Saturday 30 May. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 20 May @ 12pm NZST, get them here.