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Summer Concert Anniversary Tour Rocks Taupo

Published: Sun 26 Jan 2020 11:46 AM
Summer Concert Anniversary Tour Rocks Taupo
After an 18,000 strong sellout crowd in Queenstown last weekend, the annual Summer Concert Tour today moved onto its North Island leg with 15,000 fans descending on Taupo Amphitheatre for the sold out Taupo Summer Concert.
Celebrating Greenstone Entertainment’s 10th anniversary and the 9th Taupo Summer Concert, hot and sunny summer conditions greeted international acts, Smash Mouth, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Anastacia, George Thorogood & The Destroyers and BILLY IDOL.
Providing the opportunity for local New Zealand artists to perform to audiences of this scale, organisers this year offered the opening set of the day to Jam Dr., as concert goers set themselves up for the day with their picnic baskets, chilly bins and sunscreen.
With the picturesque back drop of the Waikato River in the background, Smash Mouth took to the stage at midday, who got the crowd warmed up with their 90’s ‘ska pop’ hits including All Star, Walkin’ On The Sun and Then The Morning Comes.
Next up was an incredible set from Creedence Clearwater Revisited, who on their farewell tour, had concert goers cheering for more after a set of songs from across the 60’s and 70’s, with just some of them including Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary.
Anastacia, who along with her dancers and band, was next on the bill and they wowed the audience with a great stage performance as well as her smash hits from the early 2000’s I’m Outta Love, Sick and Tired and Left Outside Alone.
As the show again rolled into the late afternoon and early evening, fans were gearing up for the final two acts of the day.
If last weekend is anything to go by, George Thorogood & The Destroyers are sure to be a hit when George hits the stage and punches out his mega hits of the last 45 years including Bad To The Bone, Who Do You Love, and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.
Ending the day in style, BILLY IDOL and his band, including his wicked lead guitarist Steve Stevens, will be a fitting finish when they’re expected to play a collection of their 80’s smash hits the likes of Rebel Yell, Eyes Without A Face and Dancing With Myself to name but a few.
Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment comments, “Already 33,000 fans have experienced these amazing artists in either Queenstown or Taupo. We can’t thank all the fans enough for coming along to support these fantastic artists who make the long journey to New Zealand to share their first class talent with us all. We now move onto the final sold out show of the tour tomorrow in the amazing Whitianga .”
ENDS

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