The upcoming Six60 Saturdays concert tour, which was due to start at the Rotorua International Stadium on March 5, has been postponed.
The tour will now begin in October 2022, with all six stadium shows across the country pushed back.
“We are disgusted to have to postpone the tour. We’ve spent the last year building, practicing and designing a new show to take home,” the band said in a statement Wednesday.
“We were even hoping to release our new album for our fans live in New Zealand, but that’s really out of our control, and we also want all of our fans to experience Six60 in a safe, unrestricted environment. “
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In line with the current red light status in New Zealand, concerts cannot take place on the dates originally scheduled. Under the red frame, indoor and outdoor events are limited to 100 people and the use of vaccine passports is mandatory.
All tickets will remain valid for the new show dates and ticket holders will be contacted with new show details.
“We are very sorry for our fans who are disappointed, but we will do everything we can to use this delay to bring New Zealand our biggest show and our biggest album ever,” concludes Six60.
Their tour will kick off with a historic concert in Rotorua at Rotorua International Stadium, followed by performances at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin and Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch.
They will head north to Wellington’s Sky Stadium for a second year, before the band made history as the first to perform at Napier’s Maclean Park. The tour will end with another show at Auckland’s Eden Park.
They said before Things they are excited to perform in Rotorua, with frontman Matiu Walters hinting they have special plans for the show, while they are also excited to take the stage at Maclean Park.
“It’s going to be epic. There will be a lot of Maori support in Rotorua being such a cultural center so I think we could do something more,” he said.
“We’ve been to Napier, but we’re playing Maclean Park, which is going to be cool because that’s the hometown of some of the boys.”
New tour dates
Rotorua, formerly March 5, 2022 will now take place on Saturday November 12, 2022.
Christchurch, formerly March 19, 2022, will now take place on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Wellington, formerly March 26, 2022, will now take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Napier, formerly April 2, 2022, will now take place on Saturday November 5, 2022.
Auckland, formerly April 9, 2022, will now take place on Saturday November 19, 2022.
Due to scheduling conflicts over the Covid postponement date, the Dunedin show will now take place on March 4, 2023.