Simple Minds, Devo & The Church 'day on the green'

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Simple Minds, Devo & The Church 'day on the green'

They defined a generation, are revered by critics and adored by fans.  In an epic career spanning 30 years and more than 40 million albums sold, Simple Minds travelled from the streets of Glasgow to become one of the world’s biggest bands with a musical majesty that still inspires awe.

Devo’s pioneering sound, style and philosophy had a profound effect on the new wave movement.  Influential, subversive and downright entertaining, Devo’s cult status quickly spread to the mainstream and after 30 years, they are finally returning to NZ.    

In what promises to be one of the most captivating concerts of the year, Simple Minds and Devo will perform a one-off show in New Zealand for a day on the green in the stunning surrounds of  Villa Maria Estate, Auckland on Saturday December 15.
Joining them, and adding another highlight to savour, will be one of Australia’s finest, the church.  Simple Minds, Devo and the church all in one night – now that’s what we call a concert not to be missed!

This is the first announcement for the upcoming a day on the green season and marks the fifth year of the acclaimed winery series in New Zealand.  With more than 30 concerts presented at five wineries across the country, the event is now well and truly established as a huge part of the summer concert calendar.

And what a show to kick off the season!