Posted on June 26, 2024

Greenstone Entertainment will celebrate their incredible 15th year anniversary in 2025 with the announcement today of their much-anticipated lineup for the SUMMER CONCERT TOUR.

The 2025 all-star, powerhouse bill will feature renowned artists: COLD CHISEL, ICEHOUSE, BIC RUNGA and EVERCLEAR in one mammoth anniversary celebration as Cold Chisel celebrate 50 years, ICEHOUSE 45 years since their first New Zealand tour and the festival 15 years.

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The 2025 Summer Concert tour will play in Queenstown on Saturday, January 18, Taupo on Saturday, January 25 as well as making a welcome return to the Coromandel performing in Whitianga on Sunday, January 26 – the Taupo and Whitianga shows conveniently falling on Auckland Anniversary weekend.

One NZ customers can be among the first to secure tickets during a 24 hour presale for all shows, starting 10am Thursday, June 27. Head to

Greenstone Concert Club members have priority access to pre-sale tickets from 10am, Thursday, June 27 with General Public tickets on sale 12pm Monday, July 1.

Locals in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga can secure limited locals tickets from 9am Thursday, June 27 from the following locations:

  • Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown i-Site, Wanaka i-Site
  • Taupo Customer & Visitor Centre
  • Whitianga i-Site, Pauanui Info Centre

Ticket prices start from $159 + booking fee or until sold out. Express Entry, VIP and Greenstone Club options available.

Greenstone Entertainment’s Summer Concert tour has been a regular fixture on the summer concert calendar, performing to around 450k people since their beginning and this year delivers their strongest line up to date.

Greenstone’s CEO, Amanda Calvert says; “With this being our 15th anniversary, we are privileged to celebrate it with Cold Chisel, ICEHOUSE, Bic Runga and Everclear. The Summer Concert Tour has cemented itself as an annual pilgrimage where friends get together and enjoy some of the best music of our lifetime. To think that over the years we have entertained so many people at our shows, hosted over 42 musical legends, had a massive economic impact on regional towns, and have made friends with so many great people along the way. We are so looking forward to the 2025 Summer Concert Tour and delivering our best concert series yet.”

Serving up entertainment to lovers of great music and good times the 2025 Greenstone Summer Concert Tour presents;

Australian rock royalty, COLD CHISEL, will be bringing their 50th Anniversary tour, ‘The Big Five-O’ across the ditch to celebrate with a Kiwi summer. They recently announced 23 dates across Australia this October to December with 20 shows selling out within hours of going on sale. After the legendary Jimmy Barnes underwent open heart surgery in 2023, the rocker admitting he never thought he’d see these milestone performances come together. He says, “The Big Five-0 is a landmark moment. There have been plenty of times where I never thought I’d live to see this day so I’m going to make the most of it. I can’t wait to celebrate with my mates and with all the fans who have been such a big part of our story. We’re gonna smash it!” Piano player and chief songwriter Don Walker said the band was going all out. ‘We’ll be doing a set which reaches back across our whole song catalogue, which should all make The Big Five-0 a tour to remember,”
Guitarist and singer Ian Moss has reassured fans they’ll hear the most popular hits in the setlist. “There are a minimum of 15 songs that our audience demands to hear. This time we’ll be playing all of them plus we’ll be throwing in lots of musical surprises.”

ICEHOUSE is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic bands, transcending age groups with their hit songs, well known and loved by audiences across generations, playing to sell-out, capacity audiences in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the World. Formed by Iva Davies, the band’s lead singer and musical creative force, ICEHOUSE have gone on to have an amazing 28 Platinum albums, ten Top 40 albums and over 15 Top 40 singles on the New Zealand Charts including “Great Southern Land”, “Hey Little Girl”, “Electric Blue” and “Crazy” to name a few. Iva Davies says, “We loved touring New Zealand in 2017 with the Summer Concert Tour and can’t wait to be back again to be part of the 15th year celebrations in January.”

Since the release of her first single “Drive” in 1996 – BIC RUNGA (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award. Bic has won the most Tui Awards (New Zealand Music Awards) by any individual, ever (twenty). She has won Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times. In January 2006, Runga was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Zealand New Year’s Honours List. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Legacy award at the New Zealand Music Awards and inducted into the New Zealand Music hall of fame. Bic adds, “I’m excited to be part of the Summer Concert Tours 15th year celebrations. I can’t wait to perform alongside an iconic line up of artists that I’ve admired for so long, at some epic summer locations right here in Aotearoa!”

EVERCLEAR, are one of the leading alternative rock bands to emerge from the ‘90s, yet founder, vocalist and guitarist Art Alexakis has made it clear that he has no plans to slow down. Since forming in 1992, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career by any measure, spanning 11 studio releases, including four that have been certified Gold or Platinum, selling over 6 million records, and achieving 12 Top 40 Hit Singles on Mainstream Rock, Alternative, and Adult Top 40 radio, including tracks “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” “Wonderful” and “Everything To Everyone”, as well as numerous videos, thousands of shows, and various other accolades, including a 1998 Grammy nomination. “We’re stoked to be joining a lineup of such legendary acts. It’s been seven years since we’ve been to New Zealand and we couldn’t be more excited to get back and connect with our Kiwi fans and to be included in this awesome festival”, adds Art Alexakis.


Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown
Saturday, January 18

Taupo Amphitheatre, Taupo
Saturday, January 25 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)

Whitianga Waterways, Whitianga
Sunday, January 26 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)

One NZ pre-sale tickets on sale from 10am, Thursday, June 27

Greenstone Concert Club members pre-sale tickets on sale from 10am, Thursday, June 27
Locals only tickets available from 9am, Thursday, June 27 (see locations above)

General Public tickets go on sale 12pm Monday, July 1 at 12pm

Full Summer Concert tour information and ticketing available at

Media Contact:
Bridget de Launay / de Launay Enterprises
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Posted on February 7, 2024

After two huge days of live music in the North Island last weekend, the 2024 Summer Concert Tour has wrapped up at the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in Queenstown with a crowd of over 12,000.

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Following its tradition of giving local artists the opportunity to perform in front of a large crowd, Central Otago’s ESTROGEN, played cover hits of their favourite female artists and provided an awesome start to what was to follow, PSEUDO ECHO, COLLECTIVE SOUL, TEXAS and SIMPLE MINDS.
With the crowd now warming up, PSEUDO ECHO took to the stage right on lunchtime, and as was the case in Taupo and Hamilton last week, set the benchmark for the afternoon and had concert goers on their feet with their hits from the 80’s including Funky Town, A Beat For You, Listening as well as Send Me An Angel.

Next up were COLLECTIVE SOUL, fronted by flamboyant frontman, Ed Roland, and as with any good rock band, had fans fist pumping and doing a few head bangs to their 90’s rock classics The World I Know, Shine, December and Where The River Flows.
Mid afternoon set in, and performing at their first ever New Zealand gigs, TEXAS, led by the charismatic Sharleen Spiteri, and featuring Cat Myers, just one of the three female drummers across todays show, (Pseudo Echo and Simple Minds also have female drummers), gave fans an outstanding performance with hits such as I Don’t Want A Lover, Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy and Summer Son.

Having chosen Taupo as the perfect place to bring the band together for rehearsals nearly two weeks before the first show in Taupo, (and before embarking on their huge worldwide tour post their New Zealand shows), SIMPLE MINDS showed just why they have reached the amazing heights that they have in their nearly five decades of history. Don’t You (Forget About Me), Waterfront, Promised You A Miracle and Alive & Kicking were just a few of the hit songs that filled their set, a perfect way to finish this year’s Summer Concert Tour with another afternoon of amazing live music entertainment in the gorgeous Gibbston Valley.

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says of the tour, “While we had to take a break from one of our favourite concert locations this year, we’ve had an amazing time delivering our shows in Taupo, Hamilton and Queenstown, and can’t wait to have the Whitianga Summer Concert in Coromandel back on the calendar for next year. A huge thanks goes out to all our fans, supporters, suppliers, and of course the incredible line up of artists who have journeyed to New Zealand to make our summer just that little bit more special. We’re already working on our 2025 Summer Concert Tour and look forward to bringing everyone more news and updates over the coming months”.


Posted on January 31, 2024

For the second day in a row this year’s Summer Concert Tour brought together thousands of music lovers for yesterday’s Summer Concert – Claudelands Oval in Hamilton, following on from Saturdays crowd pleasing Taupō Summer Concert.

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With Greenstone Entertainment’s philosophy of supporting local New Zealand artists, the day kicked off with WHITE CHAPEL JAK, who have also opened previously at the Whitianga Summer Concert. Their high energy was the prefect precursor to the four international artists who followed – PSEUDO ECHO, COLLECTIVE SOUL, TEXAS and SIMPLE MINDS.

PSEUDO ECHO, an icon of 80’s Australian music, got the line-up of international artists underway and had the crowd up and dancing to their array of hits including Funky Town, A Beat For You, Listening as well as Send Me An Angel.

COLLECTIVE SOUL are proving to be a true rock influence at this year’s Summer Concert Tour shows, and once again proved to be a popular choice for the bill as they performed their classics The World I Know, Shine, December and Where The River Flows as well as songs from their most recent album, Vibrating.

In the words of Sharleen Spiteri, founding member of Scottish band, TEXAS, “as a band I don’t think we’ve ever been happier, and I don’t think we’ve ever been tighter”. This was clear to see and it’s no surprise they’ve sold more than 40 million albums worldwide across their career with hits songs such as I Don’t Want A Lover, Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy and Summer Son.

The weather, challenging at times, didn’t dampen spirits, and the day was rounded off by yet another band originally from Scotland, SIMPLE MINDS. Their set of well over an hour and a quarter, headed by founding member and lead singer, Jim Kerr, and fellow founding member Charlie Burchill, brought to life why they are one of the world’s most popular bands with unmistakable hits including Don’t You (Forget About Me), Waterfront, Promised You A Miracle and Glittering Prize. It’s no surprise we love these Scottish icons with no less than 15 of their singles reaching the NZ Top 50 singles charts across the 80’s.

Due to an isolated thunder and lightning storm beyond the control of event organisers, and for the safety of all people involved, including concert goers, staff and artists, todays Summer Concert – Claudelands Oval was brought to a close 5-10 minutes earlier than scheduled, finishing with Simple Minds most recognised song, Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment comments, “We’re stoked to have been able to accommodate our upper North Island fans and to bring the Summer Concert Tour to Hamilton as an interim measure before returning to our traditional Whitianga Summer Concert in the Coromandel in future years. While yesterday’s show wraps up our North Island leg of the tour, we’re excited to now head to the South Island and another gorgeous New Zealand location for this coming Saturdays Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in Queenstown. If you haven’t yet been to one of our North Island shows, it’d be amazing for you to join us in the picturesque Central Otago for the final show in this year’s tour.”

Tickets for Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert, Queenstown (Saturday 3 February) are still available and can be purchased at or at the gate on the day.


Posted on January 30, 2024

The Summer Concert Tour has kicked off with a crowd of over 13,000 making the most of an awesome day in the Central North Island and an incredible line up of international artists at the Taupō Summer Concert, cementing once again the Summer Concert Tour as a favourite on peoples live music calendars.

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Getting the day underway was local Taupō band, SONOROUS, who with the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of people which they don’t normally get the chance to do, got the crowd warmed up for and awesome line up of four international artists, all headliners in their own right – PSEUDO ECHO, COLLECTIVE SOUL, TEXAS and SIMPLE MINDS.

PSEUDO ECHO were originally scheduled to play at the 2021 Summer Concert Tour, and took to the stage to get the afternoon of live international music underway. Having pioneered the eighties with their avant-garde look and electro sound, their set list didn’t disappoint, and included hits like their No.1 single Funky Town, as well as A Beat For You, Listening and the unmistakable Send Me An Angel.

Next up, COLLECTIVE SOUL a formidable five-piece rock band out of the states, brought their awesome chemistry of live rock to the Taupō Amphitheatre, with their indelible set of classics including The World I Know, Shine, December and Where The River Flows.

Scottish band, TEXAS were next on the bill. Having formed back in 1986, they’re still fronted by founding member Sharleen Spiteri, and after having received rave reviews at Glastonbury 2023, it was clear to see they’ve bought that same energy with them to New Zealand, punching out their 80’s and 90’s sounds including I Don’t Want A Lover, Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy and Summer Son.

The electric atmosphere of the Summer Concert Tour afternoon show came to a climax with one of the world’s most recognisable and formidable bands, SIMPLE MINDS. Having not visited New Zealand since 2017, the Summer Concert Tour is the first leg of a huge worldwide tour for Simple Minds, who after New Zealand, head for shows in Australia and Dubai, before a stadium tour of shows in the UK and Europe. Concert goers were treated to hit after hit from their huge repertoire of songs dating back to the 80’s, with the unmistakable Don’t You (Forget About Me), Waterfront, Promised You A Miracle and Alive & Kicking just a few that they performed across their one and a half hour set.

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment comments, “Today’s Taupō Summer Concert has been right up there with one of the best. The artists and their music are amazing. It’s made extra special this year with three of the four international performances all having female drummers, a first for the Summer Concert Tour. We love the fond memories that we’re able to create for concert goers, and receiving all the wonderful stories that our fans share with us as to why they come back year after year to celebrate these incredible days of live music entertainment. Taupo was a great kick off to the tour and with shows still to come in both Hamilton and Queenstown, we hope that people who couldn’t make it today will join us at one of the two remaining concerts”.

Tickets for the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert, Queenstown (Saturday 3 February) are still available and can be purchased at or at the gate on the day.