Hamilton Set to Shake, Rattle and Roll to 50s Hits
20th February, 2014

Bill Haley Jr, son of the founding father of rock ‘n’ roll, is set to shake, rattle and roll New Zealand next month with a show so authentic revellers will feel they’ve been transported back to the 50s.

Bill Haley Jr and the Comets will perform at Hamilton’s Founders Theatre as part of a national tour including Invercargill, Dunedin, Timaru, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Hastings, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua.

Audiences should be prepared to jump, jive, dance, clap, stomp their feet and sing along to classic 50s favorites such as Rock Around The Clock, See Ya Later Alligator, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Rock This Joint, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B Good and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On when Bill Haley Jr and the Comets rock the joint.

Emphasising authenticity in sound and presentation in a two-hour show, Bill Haley Jr shares inside stories behind the songs he sings backed up by his talented five-piece band of Comets: multi-instrumentalist Bobby Michaels on saxophone, percussion and keyboard; nimble-fingered Mike Denaro on electric guitar; Christopher Davis Shannon slapping the upright bass; and not forgetting Rich Flamini’s energetic Gene Krupa-style drumming.

Bill Jr says don’t expect so much a tribute band but rather a rock and roll history show. Along with the behind-the-scenes stories, Bill Jr emphasises that he and his band mates perform the hits just as they sounded in the 1950s.

“We play as authentically as possible,” Bill says. 

March 2014




Saturday 15


 Stadium Southland

03 211 1692

Sunday 16


Town Hall

03 477 8597

Monday 17


Theatre Royal

03 688 4160

Tuesday 18


Aurora Centre

03 377 8899

Wednesday 19


Trafalgar Centre

03 548 3840

Thursday 20


Opera House

04 3843840

Saturday 22


Hawkes Bay Opera House

0800 842 538

Sunday 23


Regent on Broadway

06 357 9740

Tuesday 25


TSB Theatre

06 759 0021

Wednesday 26


ASB Theatre

09 970 9700

Friday 28


Holy Trinity

07 577 7188

Saturday 29


Energy Events Centre

0800 111 999

Sunday 30


Founders Theatre

0800 842 538

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