Same price, same venue - Topp that

MIKE MATHER
Last updated 09:47 15/08/2014
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THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: The Topp Twins will perform at Hamilton’s Founders Theatre on October 23.

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Topp Twins fans disappointed by the sudden cancellation of the duo's Hamilton show last year can use their tickets to see them at the same venue just over a year later.

Jools and Lynda Topp will present their show The Grand Ole Topp'ry at Hamilton's Founders Theatre on Thursday, October 23. A similar show had been scheduled for October 17 last year, but had to be postponed after Lynda Topp underwent urgent knee surgery.

A spokeswoman for the duo said ticketholders might have to get their tickets for last year's concert revalidated by Ticketek beforehand, but they would be honoured.

The concert is based on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry shows, combining comedy and country music. The Topps' characters will host the show and channel stars from the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Also on the billing are multi-award-winning country artist Tami Neilson, supported by Dave Khan and Ben Woolley; the all-girl Johnny Cash covers band The Johnnys; X-Factor contestant Cam Luxton and top guitarist Phil Doublet.

Lynda Topp said just as the Grand Ole Opry had changed over the years, like the Topp Twins it had remained a cultural institution. "Our take on the Grand Ole Opry will celebrate country music's diversity and will be a night of rollicking good fun, foot-stomping music to laugh and live by, as well as paying respect to something larger than ourselves."

The pair often perform as characters, the most notable being the roles Ken & Ken, and Camp Mother and Camp Leader.

Tickets are available from Ticketek on 0800 842 538 or ticketek.co.nz. For details go to topptwins.com.

mike.mather@fairfaxmedia.co.nz

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