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2016 Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert Announcement

The headliners and dates for the 2016 Summer Concert Tour, presented by Greenstone Entertainment have been announced. We hope you're ready for another epic Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert in Queenstown.

Headliners for the 2016 event are American rock icon Huey Lewis and the News, classic rock legends REO Speedwagon and Grammy Award-winning Melissa Etheridge performing in Queenstown at Gibbston Valley Winery on the 23rd of January. 

2016 Summer Concert Tour Dates and Locations

  • Queenstown – Gibbston Valley Winery, January 23 
  • Taupo – Taupo Amphitheatre, January 30 
  • Whitianga – Whitianga Waterways Arena, January 31


Tickets go on sale Monday 6 July through TICKETEK.CO.NZ (0800 TICKETEK) for $99 (plus booking fees).

Strictly limited local tickets $89 (plus booking fee) through i-site Queenstown, i-site Wanaka, A Taste of Gibbston Valley (Arrowtown) or Gibbston Valley Winery.

Want a VIP Summer Concert Experience?

Once again, VIP Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert Packages will be available to Wine Club members that include things like premium seating, accommodation specials, arrival by helicopter and other rockin' benefits. Packages will be announced at the beginning of August.

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This announcement comes hot off the success of last year’s incredible line-up that featured Heart, Foreigner and Three Dog Night. Rock lovers will have to get in quick for the 2016 event 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.”

Huey Lewis and The News

Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 36th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever.

Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map. 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.

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REO Speedwagon

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.” Thirty–plus years later, the nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity still remains a high-water mark for rock bands; the album spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot, a feat simply unattainable in music today.

Alongside frontman Kevin Cronin bandmates are rock legends; Bruce Hall on bass, keyboardist Neal Doughty, Dave Amato on lead guitar and drummer Bryan Hitt. REO has remained busy since the band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007.

Melissa Etheridge 

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 Etheridgein 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’ inAn Inconvenient Truth.

Her latest album This is ME is her 12th collection of new material. For this vibrant collection she teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), JerryWonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront.

Audiences can expect to hear both the Melissa they know and love and her latest and greatest. 

Is this your first Summer Concert?

Check out our gallery from the 2015 Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert to see what's in store for 2016.

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