Joe Cocker to headline 'A Day On The Green'

Saturday 17 November 2007

For the past six years and 108 shows, more than half a million Australians have enjoyed the ‘a day on the green’ experience – good food, good wine and great music in the country’s most picturesque wineries and outdoor locations during the summer months.

And this year will be no different except that singer Joe Cocker is set to rock the outdoor venues of New Zealand in style as the main act.

The dates and venues are as follows - Saturday January 26 at Mudhouse Winery in Waipara, Sunday January 27 at Alana Estate in Martinborough and Monday January 28 (Public Holiday) at Villa Maria Estate Winery in Auckland.

The Sheffield-born singer has enjoyed hit records through the 1960's, 70s, 80, 90s and now into the first decade of the current century with “Heart & Soul” and the anticipated release of his new album “Hymn To My Soul” due out late January (EMI). Cocker will be returning to Australia and New Zealand on the back of a hugely successful two month sold out European tour which finishes with two special shows in his hometown Sheffield mid-December.

In June Cocker was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to music, and he will finish 2007 with a visit to Buckingham Palace to receive it. It is on stage that this incredible performer really shines and anyone who has seen a JOE COCKER concert knows it is a night to be remembered, and certainly not to be missed.

So, get ready to be wowed with a cutting edge performance from Joe plus a whole host of tunes from the likes of Bryan Adams, Chris Isaak, The Beach Boys, Elvis Costello and Norah Jones. Here's a tip from the top... Don't miss it!