Summer Concert Tour cancelled amid MIQ concerns

The summer Concert Tour 2022 has been cancelled due to MIQ concerns. Supplied photo.

The organisers of the annual Summer Concert Tour have announced the cancellation of the 2022 event which was due to take place in Whitianga, Taupō and Queenstown in March.

Greenstone Entertainment CEO Amanda Calvert has confirmed that the decision was made after international artists were not willing to undergo a stint in MIQ.

“There has been huge anticipation and enthusiasm from fans to find out more about our 2022 tour, and we’re saddened to have to make today’s announcement,” she says.

“With the current border restrictions, and the uncertainty surrounding the new Omicron variant, our international artists are not willing to spend 10 days in a managed quarantine facility.”

In a statement, Greenstone say they hoped a form of home quarantine would have been available, something they say would be in line with other countries and acceptable to artists.

The Tour had already been pushed back from January to March as organisers tried to “develop a bespoke MIQ solution” but that proved unsuccessful

In a statement, Greenstone have announced their understanding of any disappointment from customers and the local regions who are impacted from the “millions of dollars of economic benefit” no longer available.

The 2023 Summer Concert Tour dates have now been announced with Greenstone looking ahead to next year.

“Thank you for your support and patience during these trying times, and we look forward to rocking again with you in 2023,” says Amanda.

Summer Concert Tour dates 2023

Taupo – Taupo Amphitheatre – Saturday, February 4 2023 (Waitangi Weekend)

Whitianga – Whitianga Waterways – Sunday, February 5 2023 (Waitangi Weekend)

Queenstown – Gibbston Valley Winery – Saturday, February 11 2023

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