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SUMMER CONCERT TOUR WRAPS UP IN WHITIANGA

Posted on January 27, 2020

Whitianga Summer Concert wrapped up this year’s Summer Concert Tour when 16,000 concert goers added to Taupo and Queenstown’s sold out shows, taking in the warm and sunny conditions in the beautiful Coromandel.

An incredible 49,000 fans have experienced one of the 3 shows over the past two weekends, making the 10th anniversary celebrations of promoters Greenstone Entertainment a huge success.

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As concert goers settled themselves in for an awesome summer’s afternoon of music, local Coromandel act, Crimson Coast got the day underway and in preparation for the five international artists that were to follow.

With a warm Coromandel breeze, 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, and for the final time in New Zealand, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, had concert goers singing and dancing along to their hits of the 60’s and 70’s, including Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary.

Finishing up her first New Zealand tour, Anastacia, along with her amazing band and stage performers, has wowed audience across the country with her smash hits from the early 2000’s I’m Outta Love, Sick and Tired and Left Outside Alone, as well as a great rendition of Guns n Roses Sweet Child Of Mine from her It’s A Man’s World.

True to form, George Thorogood & The Destroyers are sure to be a hit when he hits the stage with his band to rock out his hits of the last 45 years the likes of Bad To The Bone, Who Do You Love, and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.

Ending the day and no doubt creating memories for the tens of thousands of concert goers who have seen him on this tour, BILLY IDOL will be a fitting finish to the Summer Concert Tour when they’re again expected to play a collection of their smash hits including Rebel Yell, Eyes Without A Face and Dancing With Myself to name but a few.

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says, “The Greenstone Entertainment team and the artists have had an amazing time throughout this year’s Summer Concert Tour. We’re proud to have been able to showcase this beautiful country to our international guests. We want to say a huge thank you to the 49,000 fans that came along to one of the shows. It’s a pleasure to see all the families, couples and groups of all ages having such a great time, and we look to bringing everyone more news on the 2021 tour in coming months”.

SUMMER CONCERT ANNIVERSARY TOUR ROCKS TAUPO

Posted on January 25, 2020

After an 18,000 strong sellout crowd in Queenstown, the annual Summer Concert Tour moved onto its North Island leg with 15,000 fans descending on Taupo Amphitheatre for the sold out Taupo Summer Concert.

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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.”

ANNIVERSARY SUMMER CONCERT TOUR KICKS OFF

Posted on January 20, 2020

The annual nationwide Summer Concert Tour kicked off its anniversary celebrations in Queenstown with the first of three shows starring international music artists, Smash Mouth, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Anastacia, George Thorogood & The Destroyers and BILLY IDOL.

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These legendary acts are performing to a sold out crowd of 18,000 at the 10th anniversary of the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in warm summer conditions.

Getting the day underway was local band, Station Agents, who also played at the very first Queenstown show in 2011, giving them the opportunity to perform in front of a crowd, the scale of which they wouldn’t normally have the chance to do.

To celebrate Greenstone Entertainments’ 10th anniversary, a massive line up of five international headline acts were then on the bill to rock the record crowd, who were enjoying the chilled out atmosphere and experience of what the beautiful Central Otago region has to offer.

First up at midday was Smash Mouth, who with their unique ‘ska pop’ style of music, had memories of the late 90’s flowing back with their energetic and uplifting songs including All Star, Walkin’ On The Sun and Then The Morning Comes.

Next up, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, who on their farewell tour, returned to the same venue after headlining with Dr. Hook at the very first Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert. Former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Rock and Rock Hall of Famers, Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford and Stu Cook along with the rest of the band treated audiences with their hits from the late 60’s and 70’s with some crowd favourites like Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary.

For the first time in New Zealand, Anastacia, who is known for her captivating, soulful big voice, wowed concert goers with her smash hits from the early 2000’s I’m Outta Love, Sick and Tired and Left Outside Alone.

As the show rolled into the late afternoon and early evening, fans geared up for the final two acts of the day, and true rockers of their era.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers, celebrating 45 years of rock, put on a stellar performance of mega hits including Bad To The Bone, Who Do You Love, and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.

Topping off the day was 80’s rock legend BILLY IDOL, who along with lead guitarist Steve Stevens wicked guitar solo mid set, had the crowd on their feet to the likes of Rebel Yell, Eyes Without A Face and Dancing With Myself.

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment comments: “The 10th anniversary of the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert has been one we’ll remember for many years to come. Not only have the acts and music been amazing but we’ve been blown away by all the stories and fond memories that our fans have had over the past decade. We’ve had concert goers celebrating their birthdays, special anniversaries and even a couple who got engaged at one of the previous year’s shows and decided what better place to get married and celebrate with friends and family than right here at the concert. As we take the tour to our sold out shows in Taupo and Whitianga next weekend, we’re looking forward to showcasing our beautiful country to our international guests and to creating many more memorable experiences for our loyal fans”.

SUMMER CONCERT TOUR 2020 - ALL THREE SHOWS SOLD OUT IN RECORD TIME

Posted on June 17, 2019

We’re excited to announce that the 2020 Summer Concert Tour has completely sold out. A total of 49,000 tickets have been snapped up for next year’s three date tour with each location having sold out in record time.

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Five massive international artists – each a headlining act in their own right – and starring BILLY IDOL, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS, ANASTACIA, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED and SMASH MOUTH – will perform in front of 18,000 concert goers at the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in Queenstown on Saturday 18 January, followed by 15,000 at the Taupo Summer Concert a week later on Saturday 25 January, and culminating with 16,000 fans at the Whitianga Summer Concert on Sunday the 26th of January.

Greenstone Entertainment CEO, Amanda Calvert says of today’s announcement “It’s an extraordinary result for the three shows to each sell out in record time. We’re excited that our selection of artists have resonated so well with both our loyal fans or those who might be experiencing one of our concerts for the first time and what better way to celebrate our 10th anniversary by bringing to New Zealand 5 huge international acts to perform in front of sellout crowds at some of New Zealand’s favourite summer holiday locations.”

BILLY IDOL, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS, ANASTACIA,
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED and SMASH MOUTH
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Queenstown – Gibbston Valley Winery, Saturday Jan 18th 2020 – Sold Out
Taupo – Taupo Amphitheatre, Saturday Jan 25th 2020 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) – Sold Out
Whitianga – Whitianga Waterways Arena, Sunday Jan 26th 2020 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) – Sold Out

SUMMER CONCERT TOUR ANNOUNCES HUGE LINEUP FOR 2020

Posted on May 27, 2019

Greenstone Entertainment has hit a milestone, we are 10 years old! To celebrate our anniversary in style we’re bringing you 5 massive acts. We’re promising concert goers a huge day, with five international artists to headline the 2020 Summer Concert Tour at each of our three January shows taking place in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga.

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SUMMER CONCERT TOUR ANNOUNCES HUGE LINEUP FOR 2020

GREENSTONE CONCERT CLUB MEMBER SALE from 7am Wed 29 May


LOCAL TICKETS ON SALE from 7am Wed 29 May


GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE from 4pm Mon 3 June

Greenstone Entertainment has hit a milestone, we are 10 years old! To celebrate our anniversary in style we’re bringing you 5 massive acts. We’re promising concert goers a huge day, with five international artists to headline the 2020 Summer Concert Tour at each of our three January shows taking place in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga.

With music spanning the decades, from the late 60s through to early 2000’s, the 2020 line up at the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert, Taupo Summer Concert and Whitianga Summer Concert will star BILLY IDOL, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS, ANASTACIA, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED and SMASH MOUTH.

BILLY IDOL is a rock icon known for his punk rock roots and 80s hits, with 40 million albums sold worldwide and 15 Top 40 singles in NZ. He’s sure to have concert goers rocking to his unmistakable anthems including Rebel Yell, Dancing With Myself, White Wedding and Eyes Without A Face to name but a few.

GEORGE THOROGOOD and THE DESTROYERS celebrate 45 years of rock, and New Zealand fans will now get the opportunity to see them perform the likes of mega hits Bad To The Bone, Who Do You Love, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, and Get A Haircut. 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. Thorogood was recently awarded the 2018 B.B. King Award from The Montreal International Jazz Festival, and his current Party Of One album continues to be his fastest-selling disc in over 20 years.  Rolling Stone once raved, George Thorogood & The Destroyers play rock & roll hot enough to melt the polar icecaps and flood the world’s major population centers.

ANASTACIA will be performing in New Zealand for the very first time. Known for her captivating, soulful big voice, 7 singles have featured in NZ Top 40 plus 4 albums with the single I’m Outta Love spending an incredible 34 weeks in the charts and peaking at No. 1. Expect to hear her smash hits from the early 2000’s including I’m Outta Love, Paid My Dues, Sick and Tired and Left Outside Alone.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED are returning to New Zealand on their farewell tour. They headlined the first Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert back in 2011. Former members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Rock and Rock Hall of Famers, Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford and Stu Cook formed the band 25 years ago and will be treating audiences to hits from the late 60’s and 70’s such as Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary and Down On The Corner.
SMASH MOUTH will be pumping out their upbeat and unique ‘ska pop’ style of music from the late 90’s, with energetic and uplifting songs such All Star, Walkin’ On The Sun, I’m A Believer and Then The Morning Comes sure to be crowd pleasers.

Greenstone Entertainment CEO, Amanda Calvert says of today’s announcement “Our 10 year anniversary is a milestone in our history and what more fitting way to celebrate than to give both our loyal fans from years past – as well as those who may not have experienced one of our Summer Concert Tour shows before – a day to remember for years to come. All five acts are huge in their own right, but to have the opportunity to bring them all together to perform in some of our favourite summer holiday locations is both special and unique. We envisage a high demand for all three shows, and with our continued philosophy of offering great value for money, we’d encourage everyone to join up to our Greenstone Club, which is free of charge to join and will give access to our Greenstone Club Members Sale from 7am on Wed 29 May. If tickets are still available, general sale will start on Mon 3 June”.

Billy Idol

Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out shows everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums worldwide, 15 Top 40 singles in NZ including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love”, with his albums having spent 189 weeks in the New Zealand Top 40 album charts.

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 nine years since George Thorogood & The Destroyers last performed in New Zealand. 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.”

Anastacia

There are singers all-round the globe that unleash a worthy listen, an enjoyable song and a memorable sound. There are very few singers in the universe who embed that utterly unique tone you instantly, undoubtedly recognize. Anastacia is just this. Her 9 studio albums have given her superstar status selling over 30 million records to date, with her album Not That Kind reaching No 1 in NZ and sitting on our charts for 30 weeks. 15 years after her breakout hit, “I’m Outta Love” Anastacia released The Ultimate Collection in 2015. This album saw the superstar return to her native label home of Sony Music, where she debuted and released her breakout smash hits including “I’m Outta Love”, “Left Outside Alone” and “Paid My Dues”

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cosmo and Stu launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project in 1995 to once again perform live in concert their hit songs — touchstones of a generation.  Since then, the legendary rhythm section has been thrilled by the outpouring of affection for their new band.   World tours and a platinum selling album Recollection has followed.  The astounding response to the band and songs like “Fortunate Son”, “Proud Mary”, “Born On The Bayou” and “Suzy Q” has been driven in part by new generations of fans that, as Cosmo says, “weren’t even born when the music came out.”

Smash Mouth

A look back at Smash Mouth’s formative years shows a band determined to make an impact from the get-go. Formed in late 1994, the band immediately began recording demos and showcasing themselves in America. In 1997 the then unknown band is added to the highly influential L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist with “Walking On The Sun”. Smash Mouth’s first album Fush Yu Mang goes double platinum and sets the table for the band’s 1999 quadruple platinum masterpiece Astrolounge, which includes the hits “All Star”, “Then The Morning Comes” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”, all of which have featured in the NZ Top 40 singles charts. The band has also crossed over into the world of film, providing the heart of the Shrek soundtrack…and even making a cameo appearance in the 2001 comedy Rat Race.

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