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15,000 Rock It Up At Final Concert
31 January 2015
The South Island rocked, when the Summer Concert Tour came to Queenstown Saturday 31st of January with international rock groups HEART, FOREIGNER & THREE DOG NIGHT performing to a crowd of over 15,000.
Saving the best till last, the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert, the third in this year’s Summer Concert Tour, was held in the idyllic and beautiful Queenstown with the Gibbston Ranges as a backdrop. Crowds flocked from all over the South Island to experience these power house, hit making international masters of rock.
Opening the final Summer Concert were locals Ragged and Love Lost Demons who greeted the crowds as they found their favourite spot to set up their picnic and settle in for the afternoon.
Three Dog Night came on stage at 1pm and entertained with their many hit songs including “Mama Told Me (Not To Come”). Next up were Foreigner with Kelly Hansen on vocals, who got the crowd on their feet and rocking. Founding member Mick Jones came on stage to massive applause, and Foreigner played all of their hits to a huge appreciative audience including “Urgent”, “Cold As Ice” and “Say You Will”. As a special treat for the final concert goers, Ann Wilson of Heart, sang with Foreigner as they performed their huge power ballad “I Want To Know What Love Is”.
The final act, Heart, rocked the stage with Nancy Wilson on guitar and Ann Wilson on vocals, wowing the crowds with “These Dreams”, “Magic Man” and “Barracuda”. Again the crowd were lucky to experience another unexpected surprise, as Mick Jones, of Foreigner, joined Nancy on guitar to play Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop”. Ann Wilson finished the show with another amazing version of a Led Zeppelin song, “Stairway To Heaven” a perfect match to the awesome surrounds.
Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says, “The Summer Concert Tour has been a huge success! Taupo was a total sell-out, Whitianga established itself as a must do for the future and with the success of the final show in Queenstown, we are looking forward to coming back strong next year with a whole new line-up.”
Three stunning locations, with three rock legends, the Summer Concert Tour was a huge success with nearly 40,000 attending one of the three concerts and yet again experiencing rock music at its best.