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2 August 2017
Greenstone Entertainment Ltd. is excited to announce its artist line-up for the annual Summer Concert Tour held in January 2018. The concerts will feature George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Alanis Morissette and Colin Hay of Men At Work fame, who will be bringing to New Zealand all their unmistakable hits in a three date national tour!
The concerts will be returning to the idyllic holiday locations of Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga - hot on the tails of the 2017 tour which was a complete sell-out and saw audiences reaching 45,000 across the three shows.
With its unique afternoon atmosphere and unchanged ticket pricing over the past 7 years, concert goers won't be disappointed with next year's line-up featuring the hard driving powerful rock and blues of George Thorogood & The Destroyers, the multi-talented and one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music- Alanis Morissette, along with the unmistakable voice and lead singer of one of the most successful Australian Bands - Colin Hay of Men At Work fame.
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 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.
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
Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says, "After lengthy negotiations we’re excited to announce the 2018 Summer Concert Tour line up, bringing the unmistakable voice of Colin Hay - Men At Work fame, 20 years since Alanis Morissette last toured our beautiful country, and almost a decade since George Thorogood & the Destroyers set foot in New Zealand. Our ongoing philosophy is to provide great value for money to our fans with ticket prices remaining at $99, free entry to kids 14 and under with an accompanying adult and the ability for concert goers to bring along their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. These three legendary acts have a huge list of hit songs which will be sure to have everyone on their feet in January for another spectacular Summer Concert Tour."
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)
Whitianga – Whitianga Waterways Arena, Sunday January 28th 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)
GREENSTONE CONCERT CLUB PRE-SALE TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 3 AUGUST THROUGH
$99 (plus booking fees)
GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST THROUGH
$99 (plus booking fees)