Summer Concert Tour 2017 Line-up announced

30 June 2016

It is set to be another rocking day of music in Great Lake Taupo this January! Greenstone Entertainment Ltd have announced ICEHOUSE, Alan Parsons Live Project & Bonnie Tyler will feature in next year's Summer Concert Tour.

The concerts will return to the idyllic holiday locations of Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga - hot on the tails of the 2016 Summer Concert Tour which saw audiences nearing 40,000 across the three shows.

Last year’s Summer Concert Tour featured Huey Lewis and the News, REO Speedwagon and Melissa Etheridge with other year’s line ups having included the likes of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Foreigner, Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 10cc and The Doobie Brothers.

With its unique afternoon atmosphere and unchanged ticket pricing over the past 5 years, concert goers won’t be disappointed with next year’s line-up featuring Australian rock legends ICEHOUSE for their first NZ headlining shows in 20 years, the multi-talented Alan Parsons Live Project, along with the unmistakable voice of Bonnie Tyler.

ICEHOUSE was formed by Iva Davies, the front man and musical creative force, which has led the band to an amazing 28 platinum albums. Albums such as Primitive Man, Icehouse and Flowers have spent 233 weeks in the NZ album charts, with hit songs including Can’t Help Myself, We Can Get Together, Hey Little Girl, Electric Blue, & Great Southern Land having had 140 weeks in the NZ Singles charts. ICEHOUSE and Iva Davies have won many awards including the Countdown Award for the Most Popular Male Performer and ARIA Awards for the Best Album and Highest Selling Album for Man of Colours. The band was inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. In June 2013 Iva was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to the music and entertainment industry as a songwriter and performer, and to the community.

Legendary eleven-time Grammy Award nominee, revered classic progressive rock producer, music engineer, songwriter, performer and icon on the music scene - Alan Parsons, joined forces with Eric Woolfson in 1975 as a songwriting and performing partner for what became known as The Alan Parsons Project. Alan’s current live band consists of Alan on acoustic guitar, keyboards and vocals, P.J. Olsson on vocals, Manny Foccarazzo on keyboards, Guy Erez on bass, Alastair Greene on guitar, Danny Thompson on Drums, and Todd Cooper on sax, percussion and vocals. Albums such as I Robot, Eye In The Sky and Pyramid have spent 196 weeks in the NZ Album Charts, which have included hot songs the likes of Eye In The Sky, Games People Play, Damned If I Do, I Robot, Don’t Answer Me, I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You and Sirius. Alan has received a large number of awards including eleven Grammy nominations, The Les Paul Award in 1995 and The Diva Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in Munich, Germany in June 2012.

Bonnie Tyler’s career spans four decades, with a voice instantly identifiable the world over, she is the international first lady of rock. Bonnie hit songs include the unmistakable Total Eclipse Of The Heart, It’s A Heartache and Holing Out For A Hero. Born in Skewen, Neath, South Wales, Tyler grew up listening to, and being influenced by, the legendary female artists of the day, especially Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. Bonnie’s work has earned her two Grammy Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations, among other accolades.

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says, “We’re excited to announce the 2017 Summer Concert Tour line up, being the first time that Alan Parsons Live Project has been to our beautiful country and with Icehouse having not rocked out the South Island for over 20 years. 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. These three legendry acts have a huge list of hit songs which will be sure to have everyone on their feet in January.”

For more information visit www.greenstoneentertainment.co.nz.

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