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Unprecedented Demand for the Taupo Summer Concert

Published: Thu 10 Aug 2017 03:00 PM
Unprecedented Demand for George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Alanis Morissette And Colin Hay of Men at Work Fame.
All 15,000 tickets for next year’s Taupo Summer Concert have sold out in record time after Greenstone Entertainment announced the annual Summer Concert Tour line up last week for their three date national tour in January 2018.
Show organisers have been blown away by the popularity for next year’s artists, which will feature George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Alanis Morissette and Colin Hay of Men At Work fame, who will be rocking concert goers in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga in late January.
Tickets are also in high demand for the Queenstown and Whitianga concerts and Greenstone Entertainment CEO, Amanda Calvert comments “In its 7 year history, this is the first time we have experienced a sell out for one of our shows only 1 week after announcement. It certainly shows our fans love not just the amazing line up of acts we strive to deliver each year, but also the unique afternoon atmosphere and idyllic holiday locations around the country where we’re blessed to hold the concerts. We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support and encourage those still needing tickets for the Queenstown or Whitianga show to secure them before they too sell out.”
Tickets for the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in Queenstown and the Whitianga Summer Concert and can be purchased through www.greenstoneentertainment.co.nz or www.ticketek.co.nz for $99 plus booking fee.
If you’re in the Coromandel, there are also a limited amount of local tickets available for each concert for only $89 plus booking fee.
The local tickets outlets are:
Whitianga: i-site Whitianga, Pauanui Info Centre, Info Plus Whangamata
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
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.
Colin Hay
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
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS, ALANIS MORISSETTE & COLIN HAY of MEN AT WORK fame play
Queenstown – Gibbston Valley Winery, Saturday January 20th 2018
Taupo – Taupo Amphitheatre, Saturday January 27th 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) – SOLD OUT
Whitianga – Whitianga Waterways Arena, Sunday January 28th 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)
TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH
www.greenstoneentertainment.co.nz
or
www.ticketek.co.nz
$99 (plus booking fees)
ENDS

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