Taupo Summer Concert 2015
Every year, the Taupo Summer Concert brings international artists to an outdoor concert at the Amphitheatre in Taupo.
2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees HEART, along with legendary rock band FOREIGNER, will combine with the ever-faithful hit makers THREE DOG NIGHT for the Taupo Summer Concert 2015 at the Taupo Amphitheatre on January 24th 2015. A can’t miss opportunity for lovers of classic rock to get their latest fix! Save the date!
Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says, “We are excited to announce the 2015 Summer Concert Tour line up, with it being the first time that both Heart and Foreigner have toured throughout our beautiful country. These three legendry artists together, bring a huge song list and will have everyone rocking throughout the day. Once again tickets are under $100 for an amazing day’s entertainment.”
2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone” and “What About Love”.
Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart’s “Red Velvet Car” album, and a Top 5 DVD (“Night at Sky Church”), followed by 2012’s “Fanatic” release.
Later that year, the pair were asked to perform “Stairway to Heaven” as the finale to the 2012 Kennedy Centre Honours tribute to Led Zeppelin – visibly moving Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones and bringing the entire audience to their feet.
Led by Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Mick Jones, and with ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million copies.
In May of this year, the download versions of six of Foreigner’s hits were certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. That is more than any other Classic Rock artist and illustrates Foreigner’s dominance of the genre in the digital era.
Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Double Vision,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.
Grammy-nominated Three Dog Night are not content resting on their legacy alone – a legacy that boasts over 50 million units sold and 21 straight top 40 hits, including the three #1 Billboard singles “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Black and White,” and “Joy To The World” plus chart-toppers “Shambala”, “Liar” and “One”.
Always working to expand their audience, the band have embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology as new fans discover their music online as well as at the good old fashioned record store. While their catalogue releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million copies, the band also debuted their first new studio recordings in nearly 25 years with the “double-A sided”, digital single “Heart of Blues/Prayer of the Children”.
11:00am: Concert venue opens
11:30am: Local Artists - Paul Foulds & The Blind Venetians
1:00pm: Three Dog Night
6:30pm: Concert finishes
All times approximate.
GENERAL TICKETS on sale Monday 7 July - $99 plus booking fee through Ticketek
Limited number of LOCAL TICKET SALES from Monday 7 July - $89 plus booking fee available through i-SITE Taupo
Children 14 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are not replaceable or refundable if lost, stolen or damaged, please treat them like cash.
Taupo Summer Concert History
Taupo’s music scene, central location and its abundant infrastructure (such as the Taupo Events Centre) makes it an ideal venue to host some of the worlds “classic all time bands”.
Set in the backdrop of Lake Taupo and the beginning of the Waikato River, the Amphitheatre provides a spectacular setting for up to 15000 people to experience this event in Taupo.
This concert is in keeping with Great Lake Taupo’s impressive events portfolio, including IRONMAN New Zealand and Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. Taupo Summer Concert Ltd will now offer an annual international outdoor concert featuring some of the greatest bands from the 70’s and 80’s.
Appealing to the 40 plus demographic, Taupo Summer Concert will be held during the day to accommodate those who wish to day trip only.
Taupo Summer Concert 2014 featured classic rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas (of Jefferson Starship fame) and iconic British group 10cc.
Taupo Summer Concert 2013 was headlined by Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Bachman & Turner and America.
The inaugural Taupo Summer Concert 2012 was a resounding success with international rock bands Doobie Brothers and Little River Band, New Zealand singer-songwriter Annah Mac and all of those in the Taupo music scene.
Visit the Taupo Summer Concert website for more info.
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