Be in to see top acts at summer series
Their names are synonymous with rock’n’roll royalty whose hits have made them Grammy Award winners.
Earlier this year the Summer Concert Series announced that for the first time in New Zealand Pat Benatar and guitarist Neil Giraldo, Bachman and Turner along with America would perform in Taupo, Matakana and Queenstown in February.
The South Waikato News has one double pass to give away to the Taupo show, which will be at the Taupo Amphitheatre on February 16.
Promoters Greenstone Entertainment and Taupo Summer Concert Ltd are proud to be following the success of their 2012 Summer Concert Series headlined previously by the Doobie Brothers and Little River Band.
Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and hardcharging guitarist Neil Giraldo are behind 10 platinum albums, 19 Top 40 singles and some of the most memorable hits of the 1980s era such as Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love Is A Battlefield and Heartbreaker.
However, Randy Bachman earned his first col- ossal success with Winnipeg rock band The Guess Who when their hit American Woman shot to No 1 on the Billboard charts, a first for any Canadian act.
With Fred Turner, the duo became part of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and gained global success selling more than 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries.
America formed 42 years ago when Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band-mate Dan Peek who died in 2011) met at a London high school and harmonised their way to the top of the charts with Horse With No Name.
ATo enter, name one of Pat Benatar’s hits, and send with your name and contact details to swaikato.editor @wrcn.co.nz or PO Box 89, Tokoroa 3444.
HALL OF FAME: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Bachman and Turner, and America will play a triple-header 80s favourites next year and you could be there.