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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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A huge name in America’s entertainment business is coming to Tauranga to warm up One Love Festival-goers the night before the Waitangi weekend gig starts.

T-Pain’s New Zealand Tour 2017 is stopping at ASB Arena on February 3 for a 7pm show featuring American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer T-Pain himself – Faheem Rashad Najm – plus Kiwi rapper Scribe and Auckland duo beatmakers Times x Two.

The gig – brought to town by Pato Entertainment and Talk Later – is the day before the One Love Festival at Tauranga Domain on February 4-5.

Event director Pato Alvarez says the T-Pain concert is a “kind of a warm up party for One Love and also because Tauranga is lucky to have us here promoting and bringing some of the best acts in the world to this area”.

“We only had access for three shows in NZ –and we decided to give our people here another show – and so far the hype is huge!”

As a result, Pato expects T-Pain’s gig on February 3 to be a sell-out.

“This will sell-out not doubt it, capacity is limited, so get in quick!”

Pato also wants to get T-Pain up the Mount while he’s here, if not to try some nice restaurants locally.

And T-Pain being in town is much more than a gig. “It means that Tauranga is getting more and more on the map – we are working hard to make this place even more of a destination for events and activities, and council and Police have been really supportive also.”

“And we are so happy to bring this legend to Tauranga Moana.”

Presented by Pato Entertainment and Talk Later, the T-Pain NZ Tour 2017 is at ASB Baypark, Mount Maunganui, on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 7pm. Early bird tickets start from $59.90 and will go up to $79.90 from Limited hard copy tickets are available from the Player shop at Bayfair.

The Weekend Sun is giving away two double passes to the T-Pain concert at ASB Baypark on February 3 to two lucky readers.

To enter the giveaway, tell us who the two support acts are?

Enter online at under the competition section. Entries must be received by Wednesday, January 18.

Competition Results

Congratulations to Jess Bidois and Emily Martin.


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