16 March 2020
On behalf of Showcase Entertainment Group Ltd, please note that we are currently working behind the scenes to make decisions with venues, agents, managers and artistes on how to proceed with tours that you may have booked tickets for. Things are changing so quickly that decisions made 3 days ago no longer apply in some cases with updates to advice from the government’s of New Zealand and Australia. We as Promoters hold none of your funds, but rest assured your hard earned money is safe with the venues ticketing companies. When we are able to provide clarity on a decision on a show or tour you will automatically be issued either a refund if it is cancelled, an option if it is postponed or if an event proceeds you will be bound by the terms and conditions of the ticketing company you purchased your tickets through. We are working to have official statements as quickly as we possibly can and we thank you for your patience.
Showcase Entertainment Group Ltd
LEVEL 42 Australia-New Zealand tour postponed till 2021
Showcase Entertainment Group and Level 42 regret to announce the postponement of the following shows till March / April 2021.
May 14 Astor Theatre Perth
May 16 Palais Theatre Melbourne
May 18 Enmore Theatre Sydney
May 20 Civic Theatre, Auckland
This is due to postponement of their scheduled Asian tour which preceded the Australian and New Zealand dates due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19.
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.