Jefferson Starship completes ‘must-see’ lineup

Jefferson Starship joins Toto and Dragon at ‘A Summer’s Day Live’ series, which opens at Mount Maunganui in January.

Californian rock legends Jefferson Starship will join Toto and Dragon on next year’s ‘A Summer’s Day Live’ series, which will take in some of the most picturesque locations and popular concert venues across New Zealand.

The three big hitters are playing shows at ASB Bay Park in Mount Maunganui on January 9; Church Road in Napier on January 10; TSB Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth on January 11 and Hagley Park in Christchurch on January 13.

Presented by Neptune Entertainment and The Breeze, the Toto-headlining series is close to sold out in most cities, but with Jefferson Starship just announced, remaining tickets are expected to be snapped up quickly.

Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Jefferson Airplane.

Between 1974 and 1984, the band released eight gold and platinum albums and 20 hit singles, including ‘We Built This City’, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’, ‘Sara’, ‘Volunteers’, ‘White Rabbit’, ‘Wooden Ships’, ‘Somebody to Love’, ‘Today’, ‘Miracles’, ‘Count on Me’, ‘Fast Buck Freddie’, ‘Jane’ and ‘Find Your Way Back’.

They also sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades.

Today's Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music.

The band has been described as a ‘perfect fit’ to join the bill alongside other renowned US hitmakers, Toto, who are behind some of the most iconic songs in history.

Loved for hits such as ‘Rosanna’, ‘Africa’ and ‘Hold the Line’, Toto band has released 17 studio albums, and sold more than 40 million records worldwide, since forming in the 1970s.

Meanwhile, representing homegrown talent is Dragon. The Kiwi rockers boast hits such as ‘April Sun in Cuba’, ‘Are You Old Enough’, ‘Rain’, and ‘Still in Love with You’, and remain one of New Zealand’s most popular live acts.

They were inducted into the New Zealand Hall of Fame in 2011 and with Todd Hunter and Mark Williams at the helm and have continued to delight Kiwi crowds wherever they play.

Held at the height of summer, promoters are going the extra mile to ensure each of the venues offer a comfortable and enjoyable concert experience.

ASB Bay Park will host the Mount Maunganui show which will be held on the grass field, with punters allowed to bring their own small picnic chairs.

VIP tickets will be on sale for all cities, except New Plymouth which will offer reserved seating at the Bowl of Brooklands instead.

Festival details:

A summer’s day live –
Featuring Toto, Jefferson Starship, and Dragon

Wednesday January 9, 2019 – ASB Bay Park, Mount Maunganui

Thursday January 10, 2019 – Church Road, Napier

Friday January 11, 2019 – TSB Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth

Sunday January 13 – Hagley Park, Christchurch

Tickets are on sale from

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