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Summer Concert Tour Rocks The Central North Island
27 January 2018
After an 18,000 strong sell-out crowd in Queenstown last weekend, the annual Summer Concert Tour today moved onto its next sold out show when 15,000 fans descended on Taupo Amphitheatre for the 7th year of the Taupo Summer Concert.
Hot and sunny summer conditions greeted international acts Colin Hay of Men At Work fame, Alanis Morissette and The Orchestra starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra as they played the second of three shows in the tour.
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 Paul Foulds as concert goers set themselves up for the day with their rugs, chilly bins and sunscreen.
For the first time, a fourth international act were added to this year’s Summer Concert Tour line up. Nashville based Fairground Saints brought to the Taupo concert goers their unique California country sound.
With the picturesque back drop of the Waikato River in the background, Colin Hay of Men At Work fame was next to take to stage early afternoon and wowed concert goers with his unmistakable hits , entertaining them with songs including Who Can It Be Now , Down Under and Be Good Johnny.
Next up was Alanis Morissette. Touring New Zealand for the first time in 20 years, she captured the audience mid-afternoon with hits from her No. 1 selling album, Jagged Little Pill, getting the crowd singing along to the likes of You Oughta Know, Hand In My Pocket and Ironic.
The Orchestra starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra, performing their incredible stable of ELO hits such as Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman, Livin’ Thing, Telephone Line and Sweet Talkin’ Woman, promised to be an amazing end to the day when everyone will be on their feet for Don’t Bring Me Down.
Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment comments, “Two Saturday’s and two sell-out shows, 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 in the amazing Whitianga.”
This year’s line-up has proved to be hugely popular with all three concerts in the tour selling out only a month after going on sale last year, and while tomorrows Whitianga Summer Concerts is sold out, Greenstone Entertainment remind concert goers of a ticket exchange forum available on Facebook:
THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members Of ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, ALANIS MORISSETTE & COLIN HAY of MEN AT WORK fame
Queenstown – Gibbston Valley Winery, Saturday January 20th 2018 – SOLD OUT
Taupo – Taupo Amphitheatre, Saturday January 27th 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) – SOLD OUT
Whitianga – Whitianga Waterways Arena, Sunday January 28th 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) – SOLD OUT
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