Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tonite on the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid
We talk with Michael Chugg from Chugg Entertainment (AU) who's bringing over Steve Miler Band and Santana to Auckland.
And look out on this page were giving away tickets to the Auckland show!
Santana & Steve Miller Band
Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ
Tue 19 Mar 2013, 07:00 PM
He is a well known public figure in his own right, running the PR machine for many of his tours and often being the media's "go to man" for an opinion on the music industry or the state of the nation.
Not shy to take hold of the microphone at a stadium event, many concert-goers will have experienced Michael Chugg, better known as "Chuggi", and one of his legendary on-stage rants, which all began with the now famous "You in the black t-shirt, stop running". At a sold out Guns N' Roses concert in 1993, thousands of punters stopped in their tracks.
As Stuart Coupe succinctly said, "Most people love Chugg. A few hate him. Many are jealous of him. Everyone respects him."
One of the greatest musicians and legendary guitarists of our generation, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana is set to ignite our stages once more. His style defies definition, immediately recognizable yet unlike any other, Santana's fusion of Latin rock, blues, soul and jazz comes in full swing on stage in a way that transcends time and the limits of genre typecasting. Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-¬-known musical signatures.
For more than four decades, Carlos Santana has sold more than 90 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won 10 Grammy® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project for 1999's Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Smooth"). The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame proclaim, "Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock's true virtuosos and guiding lights." Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
STEVE MILLER BAND
Few musicians can boast the introduction that Miller had to music - his father who worked as a pathologist was friends with stars like Charles Mingus and Les Paul, whom he brought home as guests; Paul taught the young Miller some guitar chords and let him sit on recording sessions. With a career encompassing distinct stages from one of the top San Francisco blues-rockers during the late 60s and early 70s and then going on to become one of the top selling pop/rock acts of the mid to late 70s and early 80s.
Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the cornerstone legends of his genre. Award-winning albums like The Joker, Brave New World, Abracadabra and Fly Like An Eagle; and songs like: Gangster Of Love, Rock ‘n Me, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love, The Joker, Abracadabra, Livin’ In The USA, Take the Money and Run, and Swingtown have cemented Steve Miller as one of rock music’s all-time greats. His touring schedule to packed out arenas continues without let up.
The audience in Christchurch will have a extra treat, when Taj Mahal takes the stage at AMI Stadium to open the show. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist TAJ MAHAL wasinducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2009, the two-time Grammy Award winner’s musical legacy counts him as one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music.