|Sat 30 Jan 2016, 12:00pm|
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Three of rock’s supreme heavy weight artists confirm dates for New Zealand as part of the Summer Concert Tour January 2016. Huey Lewis and the News, REO Speedwagon & Melissa Etheridge all bring their original line ups in an unmissable day at the Taupo Amphitheatre!
After selling out the Taupo Amphitheatre last year, Greenstone Entertainment are excited to return for their 5th year of the Taupo Summer Concert. Audiences will not be disappointed with next year’s line-up featuring; American rock icon Huey Lewis and the News, classic rock legends REO Speedwagon and Grammy Award winning Melissa Etheridge. Come Saturday January 30th, (Auckland Anniversary long weekend), thousands will flock to hear the sounds of the original band members of these rock legends. Hot off the success of last year’s incredible line-up Heart, Foreigner and Three Dog Night, rock lovers will have to get in quick to avoid missing tickets to the hottest concert of the summer.
Amanda Calvert, CEO of Greenstone Entertainment says, “We are excited to announce the 2016 Summer Concert Tour line up, with it being the first time that both REO Speedwagon and Huey Lewis and the News have been to our beautiful country. These three legendry artists together, bring a huge song list and will have everyone rocking throughout the day. Showing the commitment to our customers, we’ve again kept the price the same as it’s been for a number of years now, only $89 for local tickets or $99 through Ticketek. We believe this offers fantastic value for money, you’d be happy to pay $100 to see just one of these amazing artists.”
Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. These are the Grammy Award winners that have brought you ‘If This is It’, ’Heart and Soul’,‘I Want A New Drug’ and ‘Power of Love’ As great a recording career as the band has had, there is something extra special about a Huey Lewis & The News live show. They incorporate a variety of musical influences including R&B and soul to create their own unique sound. Frontman Huey Lewis' unmistakable voice has a rich, textured quality that lends itself well to not just their hits, but also to the variety of other songs featured in the show.
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. The band’s younger fans might not realize the sheer impact REO has had on music and the culture of rock ‘n’ roll. Released in 1980 Hi Infidelity’s millions in sales were fuelled by massive hit singles such as “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.”
American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist Melissa Etheridge has been charming hearts with her raspy, smoky vocals since she first released her self-titled album Melissa Etheridge in 1988. Going from strength to strength she has been nominated seventeen times for Grammy Awards, winning twice for her well known hits ‘Aint it Heavy’ and ‘Come to My Window’ as well as receiving an Academy Award for Best Original Song ‘I Need to Wake Up’ in An Inconvenient Truth. Her latest album This is ME is her 12th collection of new material.
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