As if you didn’t know, singer/songwriter/producer/actor/world’s sexiest/best dressed man is due in Auckland in just a few weeks to promote his current opus, 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. Auckland is the only New Zealand stop on the current tour, so the occasion is likely to draw a large number of fans from around the nation. Shows on October 12 & 13 at the Vector Arena have sold out, but at this writing a third date of Wednesday 15 is showing availability – a very temporary status, I would guess. Tickets for that final show, while they last, are available here.
Vector Arena unfortunately has no on-site parking, however their website does offer a comprehensive guide to all the possibilities. It rather hearteningly assures us that “…for those who choose to drive, there are approximately 7,000 carparks within a 1.2km radius.” Of course these are public parking buildings, at least partially taken by workers or people visiting the many other attractions in the CBD, and the Vector seats 12,000.
I have had good fortune in the past parking for free on Gladstone Rd in lower Parnell, a few minutes walk but not much further than the other parking options. Of course it’s a gamble, and the later you arrive the further you may have to hike. Still, the money you save can go towards the T-shirt, the CD, the dinner, the drinks…
Vector do offer a bus service to out-of-towners dubbed Live Show Express, which provides return transport to the venue from specially selected North Island cities. Umm…Tauranga and Hamilton, that’s you. See their website for more information.