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Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:49 pm
by Venus
:yay: :rock: Wow, that's excellent news, 4ever! I know how long you've been waiting to see WIUO live and I'm so glad that your chance may be coming real soon! Hopefully they'll confirm it and I'll keep an eye out for more info too.

I hope there'll be quite a few WTFers who will be able to see them live while they're touring the US. :pray: :D

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:43 pm
by 4everconchordsfan
Venus wrote::yay: :rock: Wow, that's excellent news, 4ever! I know how long you've been waiting to see WIUO live and I'm so glad that your chance may be coming real soon! Hopefully they'll confirm it and I'll keep an eye out for more info too.

I hope there'll be quite a few WTFers who will be able to see them live while they're touring the US. :pray: :D


Thanks Venus! Fingers crossed they will be visiting a city near me and in a perfect world the tour will be a stopover on the way to all of you in Europe.

:pray: :clap: :D :wink:

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:09 pm
by Venus
I would love to see them live again so a stopover in Europe would be fabulous but the US really does deserve to see them live so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. :pray:

So I decided to have a look around for more info. These are the dates I've come across so far:

10 Jan 2015 Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA & more info
13 Jan 2015 American Theatre, Hampton, VA & more info
15 Jan 2015 University of Georgia Performing Arts Center--Hodgson Concert Hall Athens, GA & more info
20 Jan 2015 Panama City, FL (according to FB)
23 Jan 2015 Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK & more info

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:26 am
by Deirdre
Anyone want to meet me at the OKC show in January? I'm planning on going. :supz:

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:20 am
by Nancy
WTF meetups!!! :yay:
I doubt I'd make that one, but I'm not counting anything out. :pray:

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:22 am
by Nancy
Personally, Panama City in January sounds VERY tempting! :hrm:

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:23 pm
by Venus
Yay for WTF! meet-ups! Glad you want to attend their gigs too, Deirdre & Nancy! There will probably be more dates so I'll keep on looking out for them. Some tickets go on sale in July so a formal announcement can't be too far away. :D

We did get some other exciting news though. Megan & Francis now have an 8 week year old daughter! So happy for them! :babyblanket: :baby: :babycrawl:

And WIUO are currently working on an ALBUM! :rock: :rock: :rock:

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:04 am
by LauraK
Just saw this on FB thanks to 4ever. :)

I wonder if that US tour will expand at all..... Very cool news~!

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:20 pm
by Venus
I think it's pretty likely that there'll be more dates since it's still early days and all of the ticket pages may not be up yet. Hopefully they'll play a gig near you, Laura!

Some tickets start to go on sale next week. :D

Found another date:

8 Jan 2015 Community Arts Centre, Williamsport, PA & more info

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:07 pm
by Venus
So WIUO have started to announce their US dates! :D

Still keeping my fingers crossed that they play at a place convenient for you guys :)

18 Jan 2015 The Mahaffey, St. Petersburg, FL & more info
More about the Panama City date:
20 Jan 2015 Marina Civic Center, Panama City, FL & more info

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:11 am
by LauraK
Oh no, they're coming here in the winter? Lol...they won't want to come here- last year was our worst winter on record!

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:16 am
by Nancy
:nod: :nails:

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:52 pm
by Venus
Let's hope there's a milder winter this time round!

Some dates were announced in WIUO's most recent newsletter :D

Looks like they'll be performing in Texas too :)

24 Jan 2015 McKinney Performing Arts Center, McKinney, Texas & more info

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:24 pm
by Venus
So their album is going to be called "Be Mine Tonight" and it will be released 7th Nov. :D

NZ dates from their newsletter

NOVEMBER
Saturday 8 - Glenroy Auditorium, DUNEDIN. 7.30pm.
Sunday 9 - Stadium Southland, INVERCARGILL. 7.30pm.
Monday 10 - Alexandra Memorial Theatre, ALEXANDRA. 7.30pm.
Tuesday 11 - Lake Wanaka Centre, WANAKA. 7.30pm.
Thursday 13 - Ashburton Trust Event Centre, ASHBURTON. 7.30pm.
Saturday 15 - Roy Stokes Hall, CHRISTCHURCH. 7.30pm.
Friday 21 - Regent Theatre, PALMERSTON NORTH. 7.30pm.
Saturday 22 - TSB Theatre, NEW PLYMOUTH. 7.30pm.
Sunday 23 - Great Lake Centre, TAUPO. 7.00pm.
Tuesday 25 - MTG Theatre, NAPIER. 7.30pm.
Thursday 27 - Baycourt Theatre, TAURANGA. 7.30pm.
Friday 28 - Wintergarden, AUCKLAND. Two shows! 7pm & 10pm.
Sunday 30 - Turner Centre, KERIKERI. 7.30pm.

DECEMBER
Friday 5 - James Cabaret, WELLINGTON, 8.00pm.
Saturday 6 - James Cabaret, WELLINGTON, 8.00pm.


Asia dates:

CHINA
Thursday 2 October - Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre
Sunday 5 October - New Zealand Music Festival Shanghai, Daning Theatre.
Tuesday 7 October - Guangzhou Opera House.

JAPAN
Thursday 9 October - duo MUSIC EXCHANG

Additional US date
9 Jan 2015, Kean Stage, Union, NJ & more info

Voxy Press Release- Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra on tour

The set up a PledgeMe site and they met their target within a short space of time but people can still donate and rewards are still available including album pre-orders here.

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra - Behind The Scenes Album Preview

Re: Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:57 pm
by Venus
Interview about WIUO's tour & album on Firstline

Ukeleles the sound of the summer
Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 9:40 a.m.

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is releasing its debut album in November, before touring New Zealand for the first time in two years.

After starting in the capital, the 11-person band is now spread around the country. But they got together in Wellington last week for a quick jam.

The record, Be Mine Tonight, aims to capture the sound of summer.

"Road trips, barbecues, Saturday nights – all of that," says Carmel Russell.

In their nine years together, the Orchestra has released a number of EPs, but never an album.

Watch the video for Laura Macdonald's full report.


Can't wait to listen to the album :D