The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra kicked off its U.S. tour last night in New York City and will bring its outrageous, ukulele-fueled performances to 12 more cities through January 25. Check out all the dates here and below.
One of New Zealand’s most popular live acts, the orchestra was founded in 2005 by friends Bret McKenzie (“Bret” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords) and Age Pryor to present playful renditions of modern and traditional tunes. This tour includes covers of popular songs by Justin Timberlake, Dolly Parton, Elvis, the Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, and Kings of Leon.
Dressed in wild costumes, everyone in the orchestra sings and ukes, backed by a double bass and percussion. Watch the below video to get a taste of the orchestra’s signature sound.
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Tour Dates
January 8, Williamsport, PA – Community Arts Centre
January 9, Union, NJ – Kean Stage
January 10, Springfield, MA – Symphony Hall
January 11, New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Centre
January 13, Hampton, VA – The American Theater
January 14, Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater At Spirit Square
January 15, Athens, GA – Hodgson Concert Hall At University Of Georgia
January 18, St Petersburg, FL – The Palladium Theater
January 20, Panama City, FL – The Marina Civic Center
January 23, Oklahoma City, OK – OCCC Performing Arts Theater
January 24, McKinney, TX – McKinney Performing Arts Center
January 25, Austin, TX – The Belmont