Thursday, 22 October 2020

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Tickets on sale this week for Whitianga Summer Concert

The Whitianga Summer Concert, part of the three-show Summer Concert Tour, returns in 2021 with a trans-Tasman line-up headlined by Gin Wigmore.

On Monday this week, concert promoter, Greenstone Entertainment, has announced the dynamic list of names that will take to the stage at the Whitianga Waterways Arena on Sunday, 31 January (Auckland Anniversary Weekend).

The Angels, Dragon, Pseudo Echo and Mi-Sex will all feature in the highly anticipated event coming off the back of a year like no other for the entertainment and events industry. “It has been a waiting game to see big events back on the calendar and we’re excited to be amongst the first in the world to deliver back to our fans the vibrancy that live events can bring,” says Greenstone Entertainment CEO, Amanda Calvert. Approval for the international acts to enter New Zealand has been given by Immigration New Zealand.

“Staying true to everything we know and love about the Summer Concert Tour, we’ll be bringing some of the best of classic rock to our stunning New Zealand summer holiday locations,” says Amanda. “It’s also our way of supporting our hometowns and local communities. We’re very appreciative of everything they give to the events and are proud that the Summer Concert Tour generates millions of dollars of economic benefit to the regions each year.

“We know it has been tough for many out there this year, so we’ll continue to offer great value for money for a full day of live music entertainment with locals’ tickets only $115 and other tickets starting from $125 through our website (www.greenstoneentertainment.co.nz). This is a great way to get family and friends together again and we can’t wait to see thousands of happy, smiling faces enjoying themselves.”

Ticket sales kicked off with the Vodafone 48 hour pre-sale from 9:00am on Tuesday this week (13 October). This Thursday (15 October), the Greenstone Concert Club members sale starts and 1,000 local tickets will also go on sale at the Whitianga i-SITE, Pauanui Information Centre and Info Plus Whangamata. General sales commence at 7:00am on Monday, 19 October.

“Gin Wigmore is well known for her raspy and unique voice and will have her Kiwi fans on their feet to some of her unmistakable tunes such as ‘Black Sheep,’ ‘Oh My,’ ‘Hey Ho’ and ‘I Do,’” says Amanda. “These are just a few of the songs from albums like ‘Holy Smoke,’ ‘Blood to Bone’ and ‘Gravel & Wine,’ all of which have peaked at number one on the New Zealand Album charts and helped place Holy Smoke in the Top 50 Best Of All Time Albums in New Zealand.

“The Angels lay claim to being one of Australia’s longest lasting bands, dating as far back as 1976 when they first released ‘Am I Ever Gonna See You Face Again.’ Their relationship with the audience is everything to them and their standard of live music is sure to have every show rocking when they perform the likes of ‘Take A Long Line,’ ‘We Gotta Get Out of this Place’ and ‘No Secrets.’

“Dragon are the epitome of New Zealand rock as we know it. The tens of thousands of fans who come to one of the [Summer Concert Tour] shows will get to sing their lungs out to the songs we all know and love like ‘April Sun In Cuba,’ ‘Are You Old Enough’ and ‘Young Years’ to name but a few. “Pseudo Echo are one of Australia’s leading recording and touring acts, and will be sure to please with their stylised look and electro sound, including hit singles ‘Funky Town,’ which reached number one on the New Zealand singles charts in 1987, as well as ‘Beat For You’ and ‘Don’t Go.’

“Mi-Sex have been loved by Kiwis since the late 70s with their new wave, pub band style. Known for their dynamic live shows, hits such as ‘Computer Games,’ ‘People,’ ‘Blue Day’ and ‘But You Don’t Care’ are sure to make for a memorable day.”

Queenstown and Taupo are the other two Summer Concert Tour locations. 

Pictured: Gin Wigmore will headline the Whitianga Summer Concert on Sunday, 31 January.

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