6 May 2020
On behalf of Showcase Entertainment Group Ltd, we thank you for your patience as the entertainment industry works through the postponement and cancellation of shows and tours due to COVID-19.
We can confirm the Level 42 and Herman’s Hermits tours of Australia and New Zealand have been postponed due to travel restrictions and moved to 2021. The ticketing companies or venues will be in touch with you re your tickets for the new shows. In some cases you’ll keep your old ticket, while some ticketing systems will require new tickets to be issued. Floyd Live’s Tauranga, Gisborne and Wellington shows have been cancelled, however the Hamilton show has been postponed till November 20th and the Hastings show whilst postponed is yet to have a confirmed date.
We thank you for your understanding and hope to be back to promoting shows in your city very soon.
LEVEL 42 Australia-New Zealand tour postponed until 2021
Showcase Entertainment Group and Level 42 regret to announce the postponement of all Australasian shows to the following dates in April 2021:
April 22 Astor Theatre Perth
April 24 Palais Theatre Melbourne
April 26 Enmore Theatre Sydney
April 28 Town Hall, Auckland
Mark King and the band apologise for any inconvenience this has caused their fans and look forward to meeting everyone….FINALLY…. in 2021.
An announcement of new dates will be made within 48 hours but all seats are valid for the new dates. Any refund requests should be directed to the official ticket seller.
Showcase Entertainment Group Limited’s Layton Lillas has promoted and worked with entertainment that has ranged from small New Zealand country pubs to London’s Royal Albert Hall. With a University degree in Business in hand in 1996, Layton went against the grain of many of his peers who entered the corporate world and hit the road playing Bass Guitar in a working ‘cover band’ learning the business from the bottom up. Whilst working as an agent and later a Promoter with his newly formed company Showcase 2000, he promoted a variety of tribute shows from 1997-2001 including The Australian Bee Gees now resident in Las Vegas and one of his favourite entertainers Morgan Kent with his Rod Stewart show. Following a spell in the U.A.E. Layton relocated to the UK and in 2005 got the opportunity to work as a Promoter in the UK for The Flying Music Company where he took a step up from club-land into theatres and concert halls. During his time there he promoted the likes of Country Legend Glen Campbell R.I.P., Blues Master John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers, 60’s stars Gerry and The Pacemakers and The Searchers, and three production shows which have enjoyed runs in London’s West End, ‘The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas’, ‘Dancing in the Streets’ and ‘Thriller Live’. In his final week working for the company Layton fulfilled a personal dream of promoting a sold out event at London’s Royal Albert Hall which he did with ‘Abba The Show’.
The business has grown to promote shows in over 100 Theatre and Concert Hall venues in both Australia and New Zealand. Artiste tours Showcase Entertainment Group has promoted include US group TOTO in 2008, Gerry & The Pacemakers for three sold out Concert Hall tours of New Zealand in 2009, 2011 and 2013 and one tour of Australia in 2013. Sold out theatres and arenas with Air Supply in 2013 and The Seekers in 2014, Dr Hook for Australian tours in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and New Zealand tours in 2015 and 2017, five sell out tours of Wineries, Concert Halls and Arena’s with the UK’s 60’s Supergroup The Hollies in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019, extensive touring of New Zealand entertainment legend John Rowles for five New Zealand tours, and two Australian concert tours, tours by Village People, The Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, The Manfreds, Bonnie Tyler and many more.
Showcase Entertainment Group opened a new arm of the company in 2018 with close business associate Brad Thomson when the rights to Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat were secured for Australia and New Zealand. Following a 40 show tour of New Zealand in 2018, the production performing two tours of Australia in 2019. Tours of Australia and Asia are scheduled for 2020
The best is yet to come.