Created: Monday, 18 May 2015 10:08
UB40, featuring the original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will be returning to New Zealand in early 2016 for their first ever vineyard tour.
One of New Zealand’s much loved festival acts, the Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour sees the band headline a series of concerts in some of the country’s most stunning locations and the band are pleased to announce they will be heading to both the North and South Islands next January.
The Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour will kick off in Hawkes Bay at Black Barn Vineyards, before moving to Rotorua Lakefront and ending the first weekend at Sentry Hill Winery in Taranaki. The following weekend sees the band head south to Waipara Hills in North Canterbury. The original line-up of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1979 to 2008, with #1 albums, multiple gold and platinum selling albums, Grammy nominations, 4 worldwide #1 hits and over 70 million in sales. Now reunited again, they continue to take their smooth yet rootsy blend around the world and their live performances never fail to uplift the audience.
UB40’s chart hits include Red Red Wine, Cherry Oh Baby, Kingston Town, (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You, I Got You Babe, One in Ten, Rat in Mi Kitchen, If It Happens Again, Homely Girl…and the list goes on!
UB40’s Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour takes place between the 8th and 16th January 2016 and will visit some of New Zealand’s most beautiful wine regions.
"We are very excited to be taking one of the world’s greatest bands to our best summer hotspots" explains promoter Jackie Sanders of Jacman Entertainment, "we know Rotorua Lakefront is not a vineyard, but it fits the bill in terms of being a stunning location and more importantly, the fans have been demanding we bring the reggae back to Rotorua."
Limited earlybird tickets ($79+BF) will be available to Jacman Entertainment and venue subscribers at 9am Tuesday 19 May and to the general public from 12 noon via www.eventfinda.co.nz until sold out, after which remaining tickets will be $99+BF. Support artists will be announced in the coming weeks. For complete tour details and to register for earlybird tickets head to www.jacman.co.nz Ticket Details:
Earlybird Adult $79+BF until sold out
Children 12 and under free (One free child per paying adult)
Book at or www.eventfinda.co.nz or call 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)
VIP tickets and dinner packages are available, see Eventfinda for details
Bus services will operate for each vineyard concert. Details will be available shortly at www.jacman.co.nz
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