- Start: 12 March 2024 8:00 pm
- Categories: Music
Legendary rock band Dragon is thrilled to announce a very special tour of New Zealand to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The tour, spanning eight incredible dates across the country, promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans and music enthusiasts alike.
After playing two sold out shows at Auckland’s Powerstation this August, the band decided that two shows to mark their 50 year career were not nearly enough. Dragon’s 50th Anniversary New Zealand Tour will kick off in style at the Invercargill Civic Theatre on April 12th, 2024 as well as playing at Christchurch Town Hall on April 18 and Hamilton’s Globox Arena will be the next stop on April 24th.
Very special guests Hello Sailor will join Dragon on all shows. Cut from the same cloth as Dragon, Hello Sailor were and still are a phenomenal live band. ‘Blue Lady’, ‘Gutter Black’, ‘Lyin’ In The Sand’, and more, Hello Sailor rocked the country one pub at a time. With Jimmy Taylor, Paul Woolright and original members Harry Lyon and Rick Ball at the helm, Hello Sailor are the perfect pairing for what will be a tour for the ages full of nostalgia next April.
Dragon 50 is not only a celebration of the band’s existence, but also a celebration of your relationship with Dragon songs. Each song is a trip down memory lane for young and old. Whether you were right there during the early days singing away while watching the band live at the local pub, or you became familiar with the songs by listening to your parents’ record collection, these songs have stood the test of time. Witnessing a Dragon show with the band in their current form triggers a powerful emotional response, punters shoulder to shoulder belting out the classics as one.