Greenstone Entertainment, promoters of the upcoming sold out Summer Concert Tour, have today confirmed two new artists as part of their January 2018 line-up.
In a statement from George Thorogood & The Destroyers management, “Due to a family illness, George Thorogood and The Destroyers will be unable to perform at the upcoming Summer Concert Tour. The Summer Concert Tour will proceed as planned.
We sincerely appreciate the support of our loyal fans during this difficult time.”
Greenstone Entertainment CEO, Amanda Calvert says “We send our best wishes to George Thorogood & The Destroyers and family at this time and completely understand that family must come first. We’d like to reassure our fans that the Summer Concert Tour will go ahead as planned featuring Colin Hay of Men At Work fame and Alanis Morissette.”
In addition, Greenstone Entertainment are pleased to announce that taking the place of George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be The Orchestra starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)”.
When asked for input from fans on who they’d like to see, these performers have been right up the list and on Greenstone’s radar for some time. This change of circumstances has enabled organisers to include them in the 2018 line up as opposed to future years.
Members of The Orchestra include Mik Kaminski “The Blue Violin” and Louis Clark “Keyboards and Arrangements” formerly from the original ELO of the 70’s and 80’s. Their show will feature all of those instantly recognisable hits including Telephone Line, which spent 20 weeks in the NZ Charts and peaked at No 1, along with other NZ Top 10 chart toppers, Don’t Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, and Livin’ Thing.
Amanda adds “We’re also pleased to confirm an additional international act for the three show tour, Santa Barbara-born and now Nashville-based band, Fairground Saints. We’re sure concert goers will find the band’s unique California country sound, layered three part harmonies, and solid musicianship nothing short of impressive.
This also means concert goers will now experience four international artists at each concert.”
With its unique afternoon atmosphere, the concerts will take place in the amazing summer holiday locations of Queenstown on Sat 20 Jan, Taupo on Sat 27 Jan and Whitianga on Sun 28 Jan.
Greenstone Entertainment also remind concert goers of a ticket exchange forum available on facebook.com/groups/833141843530638
– Original purchaser name or email address, new purchasers name & email address along with corresponding ticket number/s. or order ID number/s
We will then email you confirmation that this information has been received and updated internally.
THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (ELO)
Not all rock was created equal and The Orchestra Starring Former Members Of Electric Light Orchestra is living proof.
With a pedigree reaching into the 70’s and 80’s with former members of Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II, The Orchestra Starring Former Members Of Electric Light Orchestra has launched their 2018 tour, heralding a continuing era of unparalleled symphonic rock.
All six members of The Orchestra Starring Former Members Of Electric Light Orchestra were formerly ELO Part II, with two of the six members – Mik Kaminski (the famous “Blue Violin”) and keyboardist Louis Clark – dating
back to the Electric Light Orchestra in the 1970s and 1980s. The former members of ELO and ELO Part II, touring domestically and internationally since 2001 as The Orchestra Starring Former Members of Electric Light Orchestra, are known as the “all time masters of symphonic rock” with the use of strings, synthesizers, and exquisitely layered vocals.
For many people, the “ELO SOUND” is as close as they will ever get to classical music.
ELO hits from yesteryear are the cornerstone of The Orchestra Starring Former Members Of Electric Light Orchestra’s repertoire, including Strange Magic, Do Ya, Don’t Bring Me Down, Evil Woman, Livin’ Thing, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, Telephone Line, Ma-Ma- Ma Belle, Mr. Blue Sky and Roll Over Beethoven.
Call that sound The ELO Phenomenon … because fans all over the world say I “Can’t Get It Out of My Head!”