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Taupo Summer Concert
Every year, Greenstone Entertainment brings some of the world's best international rock artists to the iconic Taupo Summer Concert.
Taupo Summer Concert 2019
With its unique afternoon atmosphere and idealic location, concert goers won't be disappointed with the Taupo Summer Concert!
Visit the Taupo Summer Concert website for more info.
About the Taupo Summer Concert Artists
Hodgson co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969. As the legendary voice, writer and arranger of most of Supertramp’s greatest hits, that led to more than 60 million record sales, he’s given us amazingly enduring songs such as “The Logical Song,” “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Take the Long Way Home,” “Dreamer,” "It's Raining Again,” “School,” and so many others that have become the sound track of our lives.
Supertramp’s albums have spent an amazing 402 weeks in the New Zealand Top 40 album charts with Breakfast In America, Paris and The Very Best of Supertramp all peaking at No. 1, with Crime Of Century featuring in the Top 30 albums of all time. Find out more about Roger Hodgson here.
James Reyne & Mark Seymour
James Reyne, formerly of Australian Crawl, released four studio albums in five frenetic years in the ’80s before becoming a solo artist for the past 28 years, releasing eight studio albums, plus two acoustic collections, a covers album and two live albums. James’ songs have provided the soundtrack to endless kiwi summers, including “The Boys Light Up”, “Reckless”, “Downhearted” and “Motor’s Too Fast”.
James’ songs have been covered by Paul Kelly and John Farnham, and he’s had 19 Top 40 hits (seven with Australian Crawl, 12 solo) along with 10 Top 10 albums in Australia and was awarded the Order Of Australia in 2014 recognising his charitable work. Find out more about James Reyne here.
In 1981, Mark Seymour formed Hunters & Collectors and was front man and songwriter until their split in 1998. He wrote the anthem “Holy Grail”, which along with other hit songs including “Do You See What I See” and “Throw Your Arms Around Me”, were just three of fifteen songs that featured in the New Zealand Top 40 singles charts.
In 1997, whilst still officially part of Hunters & Collectors he released his debut solo album King Without A Clue, which earned him a nomination in the ARIA Music Awards of 1998 for Best Male Artist, as well as Best Debut Single with Last Ditch Cabaret. At the ARIA Music Awards in 2001 he won Best Adult Contemporary Album for One Eyed Man. Find out more about Mark Seymour here.
When Toni Childs first burst onto the music scene in 1988, her unique, powerful voice set her far apart from other singers. Though what established her as more than just an iconic voice was her powerful song writing. It was honest and revealing and it resonated with both men and women around the world. Her NZ Top 40 singles hits include the unmistakeable “Don’t Walk Away”, Stop Your Fussin” and “Many Rivers To Cross”.
Toni’s album ‘Union’ received two Grammy nominations and platinum sales around the world. Toni’s second LP, ‘House Of Hope’ had a song featured in the classic film Thelma and Louise and the track “I’ve Got To Go Now” became an anthem for victims of domestic abuse around the world. Her 1996 LP, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, ‘The Woman’s Boat’ earned Toni her third Grammy nomination.
The coming years will see the wider release of two more albums; ‘It’s All a Beautiful Noise’ and ‘Citizens Of The Planet', both releases will offer experiences that are aimed to entertain, educate and enlighten. Find out more about Toni Childs here.
Taupo Summer Concert Location
Taupo Amphitheatre, Riverside Park, Taupo.
Previous Taupo Summer Concerts
Taupo Summer Concert is an annual international outdoor concert featuring some of the greatest bands from the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990's.
With a backdrop of Lake Taupo and the Waikato River, the Taupo Amphitheatre provides a spectacular setting for up to 15,000 people to experience to let their hair down and rock out at this family-friendly event.
Taupo Summer Concert 2018 featured The Orchestra, Alanis Morrisette and Colin Hays from Men at Work perform to a sold-out crowd.
Taupo Summer Concert 2017 featured Australian rock legends ICEHOUSE, the multi-talented Alan Parsons Live Project, along with the unmistakable voice of Bonnie Tyler.
Taupo Summer Concert 2016 saw three of rock’s supreme heavy weight artists, Huey Lewis and the News, REO Speedwagon and Melissa Etheridge, deliver an unmissable day at the Taupo Amphitheatre.
Taupo Summer Concert 2015 was a resounding hit with 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart, classic rock legends Foreigner and Grammy-nominated Three Dog Night.
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.
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