New Zealand Takes The Honours On Hard Rock Cafes’
Hard Rock Cafe is officially opening its first New Zealand restaurant in Queenstown on 22 June, marking the 30th
anniversary of the international chain.
The opening festivities will be one of the highlights of Hard Rock Cafes’ worldwide celebrations.
“It’s fitting that Hard Rock Cafe’s newest restaurant should be opened amidst worldwide celebrations,” says Hard Rock
Cafe spokesperson Caroline Davidson.
Hard Rock Cafe has a reputation for hosting star-studded parties with exceptional entertainment and catering. The
official opening in Queenstown is set to follow this tradition, which will feature an internationally acclaimed rock
A limited number of tickets to the exclusive official opening party are being made available to the public.
Funds raised from the evening will go to international children’s charity, the Variety Club, in keeping with Hard Rock
Cafe’s strong commitment to giving back to the community.
The Variety Club has a proven track record of hosting high-calibre events that raise funds for needy children. In the
past 10 years they have successfully raised over $7million for sick and disadvantaged children in New Zealand.
“Keen music fans should get their tickets quickly to avoid missing out on a great party and the performance by this
exciting international artist, ” says Caroline.
Tickets are $85 (+GST) and are available by calling (03) 441 3113.
HARD ROCK CAFE MILESTONES
Peter Morton and Isaac Tigrett open the first Hard Rock Cafe in London, England in Hyde Park across from Buckingham
The first Hard Rock Cafe in the United States opens in Los Angeles.
First Hard Rock Cafe logo t-shirt made available for sale to the public in the Hard Rock Cafe New York.
Hard Rock Cafe New York sells the first logo guitar pins, which turns into a collecting frenzy that is still going on
Hard Rock Cafe provides the backstage catering for the Live Aid concerts in both Wembley Stadium in London and in
Hard Rock Cafe Int'l goes public on the American Stock Exchange. Hard Rock Cafe caters breakfast on the floor of the New
York Stock exchange and Blues Brothers play on the balcony before the opening bell.
Hard Rock Cafe Launches the Signature Series t-shirt line to benefit charity organisations.
World’s first rock’n’roll hotel opens: Hard Rock America opens Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas!
Happy 25th Anniversary, Hard Rock Cafe!
Hard Rock Cafe and Rhino Records form a joint venture label called Hard Rock Records which goes on to sell more than
250,000 compilation CD's in the first year.
Hard Rock Cafe hits television with "Hard Rock Live" a weekly live music series on VH1.
Hard Rock Hotel, Bali opens.
Hard Rock Cafe and Universal Studios, Inc. announce a multi-million dollar alliance to create the ultimate rock music
vacation destination –The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando in Florida. The 650-room hotel will be created with Loews
Hard Rock Cafe launches www.hardrock.com. The site offers information and imagery of Hard Rock Cafe locations, photos,
music news and descriptions of select items from its memorabilia collection and online shopping.
Hard Rock Cafe celebrates the grand opening of its first U.S. -based Hard Rock Live concert venue and new Hard Rock Cafe
in Orlando, Florida-the world's largest- with a benefit concert featuring a special performance by Sir Elton John. The
event raised funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Give Kids the World.
More than 127,000 people attend Hard Rock Cafe Rockfest at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, with Third Eye Blind, The
Offspring, Collective Soul, Sugar Ray, and many more performing.
HRC hosts the second annual Hard Rock Cafe Rockfest at the Chicago Motor Speedway, with Metallica, Kid Rock, Stone
Temple Pilots, Barenaked Ladies, Third Eye Blind, Tonic, Nine Days, and many more performing.
Hard Rock Cafe signs a deal with eBay to establish a premiere trading community for Hard Rock music memorabilia and
The Hard Rock Cafe Chicago is redesigned to represent an evolution of what HRC will become over the next five years. The
new look embodies the company's strategy to offer customers the ultimate music experience, appeal to a younger
generation and bring HRC into the 21st century.
The Hard Rock Hotel opens in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios
Hard Rock Cafes’ 30th Anniversary.
First New Zealand Hard Rock Cafe opens in Queenstown.