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Whitianga Summer Concert line-up announced

| Thu August 03, 2017

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Greenstone Entertainment has announced the artist line-up for the annual Summer Concert Tour held in January 2018. The three concerts - in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga - will feature George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Alanis Morissette and Colin Hay of Men At Work fame.

Last year’s Summer Concert Tour saw audiences reaching 45,000 across the three concerts.

With its unique afternoon atmosphere and unchanged ticket pricing over the past seven years, concert goers won't be disappointed with next year's line-up.

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 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 number one on the New Zealand charts and ranks at number 33 in the top 1,000 bestselling albums of all time in New Zealand. Hit singles “Hands Clean,” “Thank U” and “Ironic” have also reached numbers one. Two and three 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 won seven Grammy Award, along with Rolling Stone magazine having ranked her “Jagged Little Pill” album in 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. 

Who can forget dancing and singing along to Australian 80’s legends - Men at Work - when frontman Colin Hay pumped out hit after hit tunes from their number one selling “Business As Usual” album? Colin 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 number one on the album charts in 1983.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, Colin has made 13 solo albums and toured solidly and successfully to a broad American, United Kingdom 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.

“ 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,” says Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment. “George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Alanis Morissette and Colin Hay are three legendary acts and 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."

The Whitianga Summer Concert (the Whitianga concert of the Summer Concert Tour) will take place at the Whitianga Waterways Arena on Sunday 28 January 2018 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend).

A limited number of tickets are available from today at $89 per ticket plus booking fees from the Whitianga i-SITE, Info Plus Whangamata and the Pauanui Information Centre. General tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 9 August through www.ticketek.co.nz.

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