A Saturday night special is on its way to Gibbston, with the
fourth Summer Concert Tour to feature three classic rock
bands - two of which are performing for the first time in New
Promoters Greenstone Entertainment said Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and 10cc would perform at
the Gibbston Valley Winery on February 15, following concerts
in Taupo and Matakana.
Greenstone chief executive Amanda Calvert said it would be
the first New Zealand performances for Lynyrd Skynyrd and
American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd shot to fame in the 1970s
with songs such as Sweet Home Alabama and Saturday
In 1977, three members of the band were killed in a plane
crash, but the surviving members reformed 10 years later.
Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in
Mickey Thomas - the lead vocalist with the Elvin Bishop Band
in its hit Fooled Around and Fell In Love -
joined Jefferson Starship in 1979 and immediately scored a
No1 song with Jane.
In 1984, the band became Starship and went on to record a
string of hits including We Built This City, and
Completing the line-up at the concert will be 10cc, a band
that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with
hits including Dreadlock Holiday, The Things We Do
For Love and I'm Not In Love.
Ms Calvert said the $99 tickets would go on sale from
September 11 and options would include discounted $89 tickets