Conchords Add More Flights

Three more dates were added to Flight of the Conchords’ June/July tour of their homeland New Zealand. Most shows are in 1,500- to 2,000-capacity theatres, while Auckland’s Vector Arena holds 11,000.

After tickets for the initial 10 shows sold out in minutes, a second was added to the comedy duo’s hometown stop at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington in June, and a third show for Auckland’s 11,500-capacity Vector Arena June 29.
A charity show was also announced for earthquake-hit Christchurch, with tickets at NZ $50 (US$41.08) – other cities charged an average $67 ($55.05).

All proceeds from the June 26 date at the 9,000-capacity CBS Canterbury Arena will go to a charity to be determined.

U.S. comedian Arj Barker was a late addition to the bill. The tour could become the biggest local tour ever, with an estimated gross of NZ$1.9 million ($1.56 million) and 37,150 tickets.