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Bee Gees' Robin Gibb to play three NZ concerts

The two remaining Bee Gees might have reunited briefly for a couple of reality television show appearances last year but when it comes to the live stage, Robin Gibb is going it alone.

He's heading this way for a November New Zealand tour of arena shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

The concerts come with the title An Evening Of Bee Gees' Greatest Hits with the famous fraternal harmonies of all those chart-toppers presumably covered by backing singers.

The Bee Gees - Robin, his twin Maurice and Barry Gibb - last played in New Zealand in 1999 at a Western Springs show, attracting a 60,000-strong audience.

Maurice died in 2003 and the relationship between the surviving brothers has reportedly been a rocky one, with Barry based in Miami and Robin living on the Isle of Man where the brothers were born before the Gibb family emigrated to Australia in the 1950s.

But Robin and Barry sang together on Britain's Strictly Come Dancing and the American Dancing With The Stars late last year.

Robin Gibb will play Auckland's Vector Area on Monday, November 8, Wellington's TSB Bank Arena on Wednesday, November 10 and Christchurch's CBS Canterbury Area on Friday, November 12 with tickets on sale on Monday through the venues' usual agencies.

Gibb will be supported at the shows by the Pointer Sisters.

- NZ Herald

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