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Gig & Concert News - Dragon 50 | First Show Sold Out - Second Show Added

Dragon 50 | First Show Sold Out - Second Show Added

25 May 2023 - 0 Comments

Due to exceptionally high demand, Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the first Dragon 50 show at Auckland’s Powerstation has sold out with a second show added on Saturday 26 August. The shows will celebrate 50 years of one of New Zealand’s most influential and iconic bands.

Tickets for the new date go on sale midday Thursday June 1 from Ticketmaster. Fans are encouraged to get in quick for what will now be two nights back-to-back celebrating the legacy of Dragon with very special guests Hello Sailor.

Formed in Auckland in 1973, Dragon quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting and dynamic live acts in the country. Playing their first ever gig at The Great Ngāruawāhia Music Festival in January 1973, alongside Black Sabbath, Fairpoint Convention and Split Enz, they endured numerous line-up changes over the following years each time refining their sound to become the Dragon we know today.

With hits such as April Sun in CubaRain, and Are You Old Enough, the band became a household name in New Zealand and beyond relentlessly touring both sides of the Tasman to become one of the hardest working bands out.

Supporting Dragon are Hello Sailor. 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 night of nostalgia at The Powerstation this August.

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 and come August, Auckland’s Powerstation will be in full flight, punters shoulder to shoulder belting out the classics as one across two unmissable shows.

Songs from the Young Years like Rock n Roll Ponsonby and Education. Songs from the Glory Years like Sunshine, This Time, Get That Jive, Still In Love, April Sun and Are You Old Enough.

Songs from the mid-period 80's come back like Rain, Speak No Evil, and Dreams of Ordinary Men.
Songs from the Phoenix Years like Don’t I look like Jim, Roses, Babylon, and many more.

Dragon 50. Live and loud, second show Saturday 26 August. Tickets on sale Thursday 1 June at noon from ticketmaster.

Presented by Eccles Entertainment + The Sound
With special guests Hello Sailor

Tickets for Saturday 26 August on sale Midday Thursday 1 June

Fri 25 Aug
The Powerstation | Auckland, NZ

Sat 26 Aug
The Powerstation | Auckland, NZ


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