Summer concert tour kicks off In Queenstown

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Central Otago was on song today, when the annual nationwide Summer Concert Tour kicked off in Queenstown with international music artists Colin Hay of Men At Work fame, Alanis Morissette and The Orchestra starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra performing to a 18,000 strong sell-out crowd at the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert.

This year’s line-up has proved to be hugely popular with all three concerts in the tour selling out only a month after going on sale last year.

Setting the scene for the Queenstown crowd in great concert weather, (warm and sunny), local artists The Cellar Doors took stage mid-morning delivering what would be a total of five incredible acts over the course of the afternoon with a chilled out atmosphere of picnic rugs and hampers, along with the incredible background of the Crown Range beyond.

For the first time, a fourth international act were added to this year’s Summer Concert Tour line up. Nashville based Fairground Saints brought to concert goers their unique California country sound.

Colin Hay of Men At Work fame was next to take to stage early afternoon and wowed concert goers with his unmistakable hits , entertaining them with songs including Who Can It Be Now , Down Under and Be Good Johnny.

Next up was a massive crowd favourite, Alanis Morissette. Touring New Zealand for the first time in 20 years, she captured the audience with hits from her No. 1 selling album, Jagged Little Pill, punching out the likes of You Oughta Know, Hand In My Pocket and Ironic.

At the time of this release, The Orchestra starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra, were gearing up to perform their formidable repertoire of ELO hits such as Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman, Livin’ Thing, Telephone Line and Sweet Talkin’ Woman, promising to be an amazing end to the day.

Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment comments, “The Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert has been another amazing success! It always gives us immense pleasure to bring the Summer Concert Tour to Queenstown and have the opportunity to showcase our beautiful country and people to our international guests. We now look forward to taking the tour to the North Island next weekend for what will be two more fantastic shows in the idyllic locations of Taupo and Whitianga.”

While both of next weekend’s Taupo and Whitianga Summer Concerts are sold out, Greenstone Entertainment remind concert goers of a ticket exchange forum available on Facebook: