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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jun 2024, 8:00am


Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 Jun 2024, 8:00am

Greenstone Entertainment will celebrate its incredible 15th year anniversary in 2025 with the announcement today of its much-anticipated lineup for the SUMMER CONCERT TOUR.  

The 2025 all-star, powerhouse bill will feature renowned artists: COLD CHISEL, ICEHOUSE, BIC RUNGA and EVERCLEAR in one mammoth anniversary celebration as Cold Chisel celebrate 50 years, ICEHOUSE 45 years since their first New Zealand tour and the festival 15 years. 

The 2025 Summer Concert tour will play in Queenstown on Saturday, January 18, Taupo on Saturday, January 25 as well as making a welcome return to the Coromandel performing in Whitianga on Sunday, January 26 – the Taupo and Whitianga shows conveniently falling on Auckland Anniversary weekend. 

One NZ customers can be among the first to secure tickets during a 24 hour presale for all shows, starting 10am Thursday, June 27. Head to one.nz/music 

Greenstone Concert Club members also have priority access to pre-sale tickets from 10am, Thursday, June 27 with General Public tickets on sale 12pm Monday, July 1. 

Locals in Queenstown, Taupo and Whitianga can secure limited locals tickets from 9am Thursday from the following locations: 

Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown i-Site, Wanaka i-Site 

Taupo Customer & Visitor Centre 

Whitianga i-Site, Pauanui Info Centre 

Ticket prices start from $159 +bf or until sold out. Express Entry, VIP and Greenstone Club options available. 



Greenstone Entertainment’s Summer Concert tour has been a regular fixture on the summer concert calendar, performing to around 450k people since their beginning and this year delivers their strongest line up to date. 

Greenstone’s CEO, Amanda Calvert says; “With this being our 15th anniversary, we are privileged to celebrate it with Cold Chisel, ICEHOUSE, Bic Runga and Everclear. The Summer Concert Tour has cemented itself as an annual pilgrimage where friends get together and enjoy some of the best music of our lifetime. To think that over the years we have entertained so many people at our shows, hosted over 42 musical legends, had a massive economic impact on regional towns, and have made friends with so many great people along the way. We are so looking forward to the 2025 Summer Concert Tour and delivering our best concert series yet.” 

Serving up entertainment to lovers of great music and good times the 2025 Greenstone Summer Concert Tour presents; Australian rock royalty, COLD CHISEL, will be bringing their 50th Anniversary tour, ‘The Big Five-O’ across the ditch to celebrate with a Kiwi summer. They recently announced 23 dates across Australia this October to December with 20 shows selling out within hours of going on sale.  After the legendary Jimmy Barnes underwent open heart surgery in 2023, the rocker admitting he never thought he'd see these milestone performances come together. He says, "The Big Five-0 is a landmark moment. There have been plenty of times where I never thought I'd live to see this day so I'm going to make the most of it. I can't wait to celebrate with my mates and with all the fans who have been such a big part of our story. We're gonna smash it!”  Piano player and chief songwriter Don Walker said the band was going all out. ‘We’ll be doing a set which reaches back across our whole song catalogue, which should all make The Big Five-0 a tour to remember," 

Guitarist and singer Ian Moss has reassured fans they'll hear the most popular hits in the setlist. "There are a minimum of 15 songs that our audience demands to hear. This time we'll be playing all of them plus we'll be throwing in lots of musical surprises." 

ICEHOUSE is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic bands, transcending age groups with their hit songs, well known and loved by audiences across generations, playing to sell-out, capacity audiences in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the World.  Formed by Iva Davies, the band’s lead singer and musical creative force, ICEHOUSE have gone on to have an amazing 28 Platinum albums, ten Top 40 albums and over 15 Top 40 singles on the New Zealand Charts including “Great Southern Land”, “Hey Little Girl”, “Electric Blue” and “Crazy” to name a few. Iva Davies says, “We loved touring New Zealand in 2017 with the Summer Concert Tour and can’t wait to be back again to be part of the 15th year celebrations in January.” 

Since the release of her first single “Drive” in 1996 – BIC RUNGA (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award. Bic has won the most Tui Awards (New Zealand Music Awards) by any individual, ever (twenty). She has won Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times. In January 2006, Runga was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Zealand New Year's Honours List. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Legacy award at the New Zealand Music Awards and inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. Bic adds, “I’m excited to be part of the Summer Concert Tours 15th year celebrations. I can’t wait to perform alongside an iconic line up of artists that I’ve admired for so long, at some epic summer locations right here in Aotearoa!” 

EVERCLEAR, are one of the leading alternative rock bands to emerge from the ‘90s, yet founder, vocalist and guitarist Art Alexakis has made it clear that he has no plans to slow down. Since forming in 1992, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career by any measure, spanning 11 studio releases, including four that have been certified Gold or Platinum, selling over 6 million records, and achieving 12 Top 40 Hit Singles on Mainstream Rock, Alternative, and Adult Top 40 radio, including tracks “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” “Wonderful” and “Everything To Everyone”, as well as numerous videos, thousands of shows, and various other accolades, including a 1998 Grammy nomination. “We’re stoked to be joining a lineup of such legendary acts. It’s been seven years since we’ve been to New Zealand and we couldn’t be more excited to get back and connect with our Kiwi fans and to be included in this awesome festival”, adds Art Alexakis. 





Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown - Saturday, January 18 

Taupo Amphitheatre, Taupo - Saturday, January 25 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) 

Whitianga Waterways, Whitianga - Sunday, January 26 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend) 

Greenstone Concert Club members pre-sale tickets on sale from 10am, Thursday, June 27 

General Public tickets go on sale 12pm Monday, July 1 at 12pm 

Full Summer Concert tour information and ticketing available at greenstoneentertainment.co.nz 

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