Summer Concert Tour 2018
LATEST NEWS - 11th September 2017
It’s a Complete Sell Out for next year’s Summer Concert Tour
Just five weeks after announcing its 2018 line up, Greenstone Entertainment (organisers of the annual Summer Concert Tour), have completely sold out the three date nationwide concert tour coming to New Zealand in January.
An incredible 48,000 tickets across the three shows have been snapped up in record time, with Taupo Summer Concert selling out only a week after announcement, followed days later by the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in Queenstown, and for the first time prior to concert day, the Whitianga Summer Concert.
Greenstone Entertainment CEO, Amanda Calvert comments “It’s an extraordinary result for all three shows to sell out in record time, particularly with a number of other concerts and entertainment options vying for peoples hard earned savings. We’re pleased that our selection of artists have resonated so well with both our loyal fans and those who will be experiencing one of our concerts for the first time.”
Next year’s line-up will feature the hard driving powerful rock and blues of George Thorogood & The Destroyers, the multi-talented and one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music- Alanis Morissette, along with the unmistakable voice and lead singer of one of the most successful Australian Bands - Colin Hay of Men At Work fame.
Amanda adds “The popularity for next year’s Summer Concert Tour certainly demonstrates that us kiwis have a hunger for great musical talent from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s - not only from those who remember growing up with these legends, but also the younger audience who have a new found passion of music from the era. We’re looking forward to delivering a fantastic day of entertainment in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga, along with showcasing our amazing country and people to our international guests in January.”
With its unique afternoon atmosphere, the concerts will take place in the amazing summer holiday locations of Queenstown on Sat 20 Jan, Taupo on Sat 27 Jan and Whitianga on Sun 28 Jan.
For those who due to unforeseen circumstances, may need to sell their concert tickets, Greenstone Entertainment have established a ticket exchange forum on Facebook: Click Here To View
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
New Zealanders have a passion for the amped-up blues rock legends that are George Thorogood & The Destroyers. It will be seven years since George Thorogood & The Destroyers last performed in New Zealand. This is a rare opportunity to see them perform alongside two other great iconic artists and may be the only time to catch these particular acts together. Their 20 albums, 14 of which have spent a massive 150 weeks in the New Zealand charts, include six gold and two platinum discs, and have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The band have amassed a huge catalogue of hits which were the staple of rock radio stations during the 80’s including “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Get A Haircut” and the ultimate rock anthem, “Bad To The Bone.”
Alanis Morissette last performed on New Zealand soil back in 1998. Her 1995 debut album, Jagged Little Pill, featuring hit songs You Oughta Know, Hand In My Pocket and Ironic, peaked at No. 1 on the NZ charts, and ranks at number 33 in the top 1000 bestselling albums of all time in New Zealand. Hit singles Hands Clean, Thank U and Ironic have also reached No. 1, 2 & 3 respectively on the New Zealand singles charts.
Alanis has sold over 60 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2015. She has achieved 7 Grammy Award wins, along with Rolling Stone magazine having ranked her Jagged Little Pill album on its Women in Rock – The 50 Essential Albums list.
Since 1995 Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 14 Canadian Juno Awards, 7 Grammy Awards (with an additional 14 nominations) and a Golden Globe nomination.
Who can forget dancing and singing along to Australian 80’s legends- Men at Work - when Colin Hay pumped out hit after hit tunes from their No. 1 selling Business As Usual album. As frontman, guitarist and principle songwriter for eighties hit machine Men at Work, Colin Hay is responsible for some of the most identifiable sounds in pop music, including hit songs Down Under, Be Good Johnny and Who Can It Be Now to name just a few. Business As Usual spent an incredible 75 weeks in the New Zealand charts, ranking in the top 100 bestselling albums of all time in New Zealand. In 1982 Men at Work won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Men at Work’s second album, Cargo, also peaked at No.1 on the NZ album charts in 1983.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 13 solo albums and toured solidly and successfully to a broad American, UK and Australasian fan base. Highlights in Colin’s career include touring with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band in 2003 and 2008, performing on Scrubs and Men at Work playing at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Sydney. His new album Fierce Mercy explores themes of love, loss and mortality, but always with the singular perspective and insightful wit that defines Hay’s work. Hay's everyman charm, familiar voice, and clever observations continue to resonate with audiences across the globe. Hay is at the absolute peak of his craft. As a writer and vocalist, he has never been more masterful.
"Colin Hay isn’t just an icon or figure of musicians past; he’s a seamless representation of the greats of our time, alive and well in the here and now."
Cicily Janus – The Huffington Post Entertainment, May 6 2013
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS, ALANIS MORISSETTE & COLIN HAY of MEN AT WORK fame play
|Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown
||Saturday 20th January 2018 SOLD OUT
|Taupo Amphitheatre, Taupo
Saturday 27th January 2018 SOLD OUT
|Whitianga Waterways, Whitianga
||Sunday 28th January 2018 SOLD OUT
Both the Taupo and Whitianga concerts take place over the Auckland Anniversary long weekend.