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raecarter
09-05-2010, 10:08 AM
Are any of the band members on this site as I'm seeing them this week?

Pete Beardsley
09-05-2010, 10:54 AM
No idea if any are mebers here, I susect perhaps not, but I saw them at Chepstow Castle last night. If you haven't seen them before then you are in for a treat.

Where are they playing this week? I know they were at the Mosely Folk Festival today.

raecarter
09-05-2010, 11:02 AM
They are playing in Fareham In Hampshire. My mrs got me and her tickets for my birthday

byjimini
09-05-2010, 11:52 AM
Hopefully they'll come back to Darlington soon, it's been 2 years since they were here last and we absolutely loved them.

monty
09-05-2010, 11:59 AM
They need come do an Australian tour. Cmon... share the uke love with us Aus-tastic ukers!

mds725
09-05-2010, 06:03 PM
Does anyone know if the UOGB ever tours in the USA? I'd go to see them live in a heartbeat.

shrink9
09-05-2010, 07:30 PM
I would go see them if they ever come touring USA. I enjoy them each time I happen upon one of their videos on Youtube. I just downloaded two of them about an hour ago.

spookefoote
09-05-2010, 08:24 PM
Tour dates are on the web site

http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

mds725
09-05-2010, 10:15 PM
Tour dates are on the web site

http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

These appear to be the UOGB's only three upcoming North America concerts.

Tuesday 2nd SOLD OUT
Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019-3210, USA
Performance time: 7.30pm
Box Office: +1 212-247-7800
Online booking:
http://www.carnegiehall.org/
Thursday 4th
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Centre
Mercyhurst College
501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546, USA
Performance time: TBC
Box Office: +1 814-824-3000
Online booking:
http://marydangeloperformingartscenter.createbot.com/
Saturday 6th
Convocation Hall
University Of Toronto
31 King's College Circle, Toronto ON M5S 1A1, Canada
Performance time: 8.00pm
Box Office: +1 416-870-8000
Online booking:
http:http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100044A7B4DAB4B2

The UOGB has a New Zealand tour that's scheduled to begin on November 19, 2010. I wonder if the recent earthquake will affect the orchestra's December 1, 2010, appearance in Christchurch.

Pete Beardsley
09-06-2010, 04:28 AM
Hopefully they'll come back to Darlington soon, it's been 2 years since they were here last and we absolutely loved them.

They are visiting Gateshead on the 20th September, not too far from you.

raecarter
09-06-2010, 09:47 AM
Im really excited only a few days till I see them now

Pete Beardsley
09-06-2010, 12:57 PM
I enjoyed it so much that i am thinking about booking tickets again for the Birmingham or Warwick gigs early next year. Closer to home too!

whetu
09-07-2010, 05:19 PM
The UOGB has a New Zealand tour that's scheduled to begin on November 19, 2010. I wonder if the recent earthquake will affect the orchestra's December 1, 2010, appearance in Christchurch.

I doubt it. Metallica is due to play Chch in two weeks and they've confirmed (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/canterbury-earthquake/4103692/Metallica-will-play-in-quake-hit-Christchurch) that their concerts are still going ahead. Christchurch has come off extremely well after such a big quake and the ensuing 270+ aftershocks (of mag. 3+). In fact, they came off so well that NZ was able to say "no thanks, we're ok" to all offers of help from other nations/the UN etc. Well, that and NZ is a country expecting earthquakes, so we've got NZ$15Bn set aside for moments like this :)

So at most, the venue might change...

(Also, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is putting on a concert (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/canterbury-earthquake/4107871/Free-concert-for-Christchurch) for free)

mds725
09-07-2010, 08:42 PM
I doubt it. Metallica is due to play Chch in two weeks and they've confirmed (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/canterbury-earthquake/4103692/Metallica-will-play-in-quake-hit-Christchurch) that their concerts are still going ahead. Christchurch has come off extremely well after such a big quake and the ensuing 270+ aftershocks (of mag. 3+). In fact, they came off so well that NZ was able to say "no thanks, we're ok" to all offers of help from other nations/the UN etc. Well, that and NZ is a country expecting earthquakes, so we've got NZ$15Bn set aside for moments like this :)

Glad to hear that NZ in general, and Christchurch in particular, are doing well after that big quake.

whetu
09-08-2010, 02:02 AM
Glad to hear that NZ in general, and Christchurch in particular, are doing well after that big quake.

Yeah, I have a few friends down there who have been through quakes every night since the big one, and they are really frazzled... like: go to sleep and expect more, post-traumatic frazzled... the aftershocks have been in the 5.4 range so not exactly unsubstantial in and of themselves. But on the whole, they're all holding up quite well :)

(where I am in Wellington is where everyone expected this kind of event to happen, except in the 8.x or more scale... no-one ever expected anything to happen down in that region of NZ, so it's quite a surprise)

There are articles out there comparing NZ to Haiti, similar size earthquake, different result...