The Summer Holiday Tour with Dave Dobbyn and Lucy Lawless Across New Zealand - December 2003-January 2004


Lucy Lawless Singing on Tour

The Summer Holiday Tour with Dave Dobbyn & Lucy Lawless - Articles

Newspaper/Magazine Articles

Metro Magazine
March 2003 Issue

Metro - March 2003 - Lucy A Go Go, Ms Lawless and The Lure of Hollywood.
New Weekly

17 February 2003
Billboard, 02-01-2003, pp 55 WARRIORS ON TOUR: She may be best-known to millions as Xena the Warrior Princess. But actress Lucy Lawless, who recently undertook a 15-- date tour of New Zealand with local music icon Dave Dobbyn, says she has long been a frustrated singer. "I don't want to be kicking myself as an old lady, saying, 'I coulda, shoulda, woulda,'" she says. "It doesn't matter if I go down in flames, as long as I had a crack at it." Lawless joined Dobbyn on his annual tour over the Christmas and new year period, performing backup and singing lead on such covers as "Brass in Pocket" and "Oliver's Army." Dobbyn's profile is currently high in New Zealand, as his 1988 hit "Loyal" has become the anthem of the New Zealand America's Cup defenders. Several shows were recorded, and Dobbyn's management say that a live album is a possibility. Global music pulse.
28 January 2003 Issue  The Globe - 28 January 2003 Issue has these gorgeous photos of Lucy in action during the singing tour with Dave.
19 January

The following is from Waiheke Marketplace Online
Yes, our Zena can sing. Of course the Americans know that already, having seen her on stage in Grease, but Waihekeans were pleasantly surprised by Lucy Lawless's performance as Dave Dobbyn's 'Special Guest Vocalist' on his Summer Holiday Tour last weekend.
Click here to read entire review of Lucy's performance from the Waiheke Marketplace Online and also see a larger version of the pic [left]

13 January

The following is from Northland Age online newspaper:

"Dave (or David Joseph, as he was referred to in the formal announcement) Dobbyn has had a big start to 2003, first being named as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (for services to music) in the New Year's honours list then a sell-out concert (with Lucy Lawless and Anika Moa) at Kaitaia's Far North Community Centre. There was standing room only, fans of all ages turning out on an uncharacteristically wet summer's night to hear one of the legends of New Zealand music and two of its rising stars.


"Dave Dobbyn, in high spirits after Sunday's concert in Kaitaia, with Anika Moa and Lucy Lawless. He will be solo when he takes the stage at Wagener Park on Saturday week."

12 January Added link to article about how Kiwis handle Superstars in their midst.
11 January The Daily News has an article on Lucy and a short interview about her singing tour with Dave. Gorgeous picture to go with it.
11 January Yoda and Xena show sparkled. 
The Regent on Broadway It was a strange combination. A funny looking guy with ginger hair who is a New Zealand rock icon and a female action hero babe who is better known for wielding a sword than a microphone. But Dave Dobbyn and Lucy Lawless looked like old touring buddies at their gig at the Regent on Thursday night.
Read more of the article online at The Evening Manawatu Standard -
28 December 2002 TV One News has a video of Lucy and Dave Dobbyn on their concert start in Taupo - the sound is a bit iffy.,1227,158335-1-7,00.html
28 December 2002 She's swapped her sword and war whoop for a tambourine and a stint on backing vocals, but Lucy Lawless is still slaying them. (includes a great photo of Lucy singing)

27 December 2002

Boxing Day has arrived and Lucy has started her singing tour with Dave Dobbyn. The Dominion Post has a gorgeous picture of Lucy strutting a tamborine and looking very very nice.
12 December 2002 NZ has an announcement about the tour
(in part says... Lucy will be with Dave on stage, performing her own songs and joining Dave on his. the tour kicks off in Taupo on Boxing Day and runs through the North Island until January 11th.
The Dave Dobbyn and Lucy Lawless Tour

8 December 2002

Lucy is going on a Summer Holiday Tour singing with Dave Dobbyn. The Sunday Star Times (NZ) has an interivew with Lucy about the upcoming singing tour.

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