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26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:15 am
by Nancy

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:20 pm
by nonchalant obsession
And this one is a benefit for Christchurch, which as we know was devastated by an earthquake a little over a year ago.

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...This June is business time. The Flight of the Conchords will perform at the CBS Canterbury Arena on Tuesday, June 26.

The "almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand", comprising Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, will donate all proceeds from ticket sales from their Christchurch show, after costs, to a Christchurch charity that will be announced soon.

All tickets are $50 and no pre-sale tickets are available.

Full Article here.

Kudos, Bret and Jemaine. :supz:

Yowza, I love that photo of them together. :heart:

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:05 pm
by LauraK
Yay! I wondered if they'd make it a benefit and I'm not at all surprised to see that they did. :thumb: They're so great... :love:

Most other bands, like those other three-most-popular Folk Bands, would probably be charging much higher ticket prices, but the guys want their fans to be able to afford to come see them. 8)

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:50 pm
by Nancy
Good for you, guys! This is why we adore you. :love:

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:44 pm
by SheWolf
nonchalant obsession wrote:Yowza, I love that photo of them together. :heart:
I could have sworn that in the original the background was different. I thought they photoshopped them into a Christchurch steet or something but nah, I was wrong. I wish Bret would just put his arm on J's shoulder already, you know he wants to.

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:37 am
by Great H
You know, I totally didn't realise it wasn't actually on his shoulder until you said that SW! :lol:

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:29 pm
by SheWolf
It would be cool if the little devil with pitchfork was a few inches lower and standing on J's other shoulder. :devil:

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:26 pm
by Amanda
I too thought that picture was photoshopped..but I was thinking about this one, taken the same day:

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Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:33 pm
by Amanda
...which according to my research :geek: was taken in Willis St, Wellington. ..not ChCh.

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:50 pm
by Great H
Actually they're both Wellington. The top one is the corner of Willis & Bond, the second one Willis & Boulcott. I thought I recognized them but just went to street-view and confirmed.
And I totally didn't notice that little red devil either. :doh: Perfect! A devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other! :lol:

And I love that this gig is a benefit for ChCh. :heart:

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:19 am
by nonchalant obsession
I never knew those two photos were taken on the same day. :)

Google says the CBS Canterbury Arena in ChCh can seat up to 9000! If the Conchords can fill that thing, it will be one hell of a fundraiser and a whole lot of fun as well. :supz:

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:49 am
by Great H
Well Vector seats 10,000+ and they're expecting to fill that twice over! (Plus the town hall). Mind you Aucks is considerably bigger than Christchurch, but then Chch is the biggest city on the South Island (at least it was before tons of people that were evacuated decided not to go back and many others started to leave because they couldn't handle the constant shaking).

And the queueing for ChCh begins!

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:34 pm
by nonchalant obsession
Thems my kind of people. :supz: 20+ hours of waiting, impressive. :clap: I hope they get front row - center.

I hope the response is good and the Conchords easily fill the CBS Arena.

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:53 pm
by Great H
Um I think the response was good. Check out the box office queue 20mins before it opened... And that's just for the presale!

Re: 26 June CBS Arena, Christchurch

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:45 am
by Nancy
Oh...My...God!!! :shock:

Unbelievable. :eh: