THE LUNCHBOX – 18/04/2017

Let’s open today’s LUNCHBOX with that classic Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi trailer that’s woosh-wooshing all over the internet!

But of course there’s more snacks to come so let’s just get right into it!

A brand new interactive light and sound experience, Lightbells, will tower above Aotea Square these school holidays, lighting up the landscape with a joyful cacophony of bell tones and visual delight. It’ll be at Aotea Square until Saturday, the 29th of April!

For more information, visit

The legendary sounds of The Eagles are faithfully and brilliantly recreated by six world class musicians with ULTIMATE EAGLES, which is touring New Zealand in June.

‘Stirring and truly goose-bump inducing’ (Rocktopia UK), the ULTIMATE EAGLES will perform in Christchurch on the 13th of June at the Isaac Theatre Royal; In Wellington on the 16th of June at the St James Theatre and round it up with a performance at the Auckland Town Hall on the 17th of June.

Tickets are on sale now from

Total War: WARHAMMER II unveils the mystery-shrouded continents far to the west of The Old World!

Featuring four iconic new races from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world – the High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, and a fourth yet to be revealed – players will battle across enchanted isles, bleak hinterlands, treacherous swamps and perilous jungles.

Check out the announcement trailer below!

GDE has announced a distribution partnership with one of the biggest names in E-Sports; Fnatic. Founded in 2004, Fnatic has dominated the world of E-Sports and is rapidly expanding with their own brand of lifestyle and accessory gear under their Fnatic Gear Label.

With support from Te Taurawhiri I Te Reo Maori (The Maori Language Commission), Ruia Taitea Creative are proud to present an all new full te reo Maori translation of Gary Henderson’s classic thriller Mo and Jess Kill Susie, E Kore A Muri E Hokia, live on stage.

Beginning the season at Te Pou Theatre in Auckland with five shows from 26-29 April, the show will then travel north, firstly to Whangarei’s ONEONESIX, 3-5 May, before closing the season at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia, 9-11 May.

Tickets can be booked at:




Pacific-born, California-raised roots superstars COMMON KINGS announce their return to New Zealand for five concert dates this May, in support of their long-awaited debut LP Lost in Paradise.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit:

Due to overwhelming demand, R&B pop songstress, KEHLANI has upgraded her Auckland show to a larger capacity venue – now to be held at the Logan Campbell Centre on August 23, as part of her SweetSexySavage World Tour.

For tour and ticketing information, visit:

Agents of Mayhem will be releasing on 18th August in Australia and New Zealand! When they weren’t busy taking down Dr Babylon and generally causing havoc around Seoul, they took a time out to show you a little more about themselves and what they can do. 

Activision is excited to announce the second DLC Map Pack for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Continuum.

Featuring four diverse, new multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Shaolin Shuffle which is set in a ‘70s era New York disco-zombie fright fest; Continuum is scheduled for release April 18, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow.

Get your dancing shoes on and head to Aotea Square these school holidays to dance up a storm at Dance-O-Mat, the coolest interactive outdoor dance floor that’s FREE for everyone.

Movers and shakers will delight in the professional-standard sprung dance floor that comes alive when a personal music device is plugged in and loudspeakers, lights and a glitter ball switch on.

It will be in Aotea from Friday the 21st April to Monday the 8th of May.

More info here –

Gen X favourites Push Push are getting ready to go Trippin’ around the country with OTT English rockers The Darkness later this month; but they’re also celebrating their reunion by releasing a four-track EP titled Talk2Me!

Get set for the return of one of the biggest and best Kiwi bands of the 90s with Talk2Me available for download and via streaming services from 13th of April, and concert dates with The Darkness from 20 April.

Relive the glory days and prepare to take on new challengers anytime, anywhere, when Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – distributed by Nintendo throughout European territories, Australia and New Zealand, and published by Capcom – launches at retail for the Nintendo Switch on the 26th of May!

New Zealand’s only contemporary indigenous theatre and dance festival Kia Mau Festival returns to Wellington from Friday the 2nd of June to Saturday the 24th, in venues across the Wellington region from Porirua to Central to Upper Hutt.

For more details, check out

Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the official Open Beta weekend for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. The Open Beta will take place from 5:00AM NZST this Saturday, April 22nd until 5:00AM NZST Tuesday, April 25th.

Players can register now at

Deck13’s upcoming hardcore Action-RPG The Surge is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 16th! The latest Target, Loot and Equip Trailer highlights the game’s limb-slicing loot system in all its bloody, brutal glory.

Well-known for brightening the stage with their comedic and satirical works, Prayas Theatre Company have developed a poignant and emotive piece in the all new Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth. The beloved Auckland company will present a full season of this moving show, coming to TAPAC from May the 25th to June 4th.

Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth plays at  TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Pt Chevalier, with tickets available fomr $25 – $30 at

Let’s keep watching the excellent Thor Ragnarok trailer!

British deep house DJ, producer and songwriter DUKE DUMONT announces his first headline show at Auckland Town Hall for Friday September the 22d.

Tickets go on sale at midday on Monday, April 24th; but Spark Thanks is bringing an exciting pre-sale just for Spark customers from midday tomorrow, April 19th until midday Friday, April 21st!

My Live Nation members may also be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning at 2pm this Friday, April 21.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit:

The latest Nintendo Direct brought a load of news for ARMS, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and more! (PLUS MORE AMIIBOS…)

Hitting Auckland on Wednesday 19 July 2017, as part of an Australian/New Zealand run of dates, RL Grime returns with his first headline tour of the region since April 2015!

His live show has been celebrated as “an unparalleled force” and has graced the biggest festival stages across the world, tickets will go on sale 10am local time WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL 2017 at

The Dragon Rises Again with Yakuza Kiwami Will Be Arriving In New Zealand On August 29th, so let’s check out the latest trailer for it!

And to close the lunchbox, the next Uncharted title, The Lost Legacy, gets a new trailer!

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