UB40, featuring the original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue,
will be returning to New Zealand in early 2016 for their first ever vineyard tour.
One of New Zealand’s much loved festival acts, the Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour sees the
band headline a series of concerts in some of the country’s most stunning locations and the band are
pleased to announce they will be heading to both the North and South Islands next January.
The Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour will kick off in Northland at KAINUI ROAD VINEYARD in
Kerikeri, before moving to BLACK BARN OFFSITE in Hawkes Bay, ROTORUA LAKEFRONT
and ending the first weekend at TSB BOWL OF BROOKLANDS in Taranaki.
The following weekend sees the band head south to WAITIRI CREEK, QUEENSTOWN and WAIPARA HILLS
in North Canterbury, before heading back up to conclude the tour at MATUA WINES,
north of Auckland.
Iconic kiwi artists JASON KERRISON and HERBS will be the support acts at all
concerts, with extra special guests, ARDIJAH, THREE HOUSES DOWN, BEAU MONGA and MANALION,
added to the Rotorua concert only.
Many of the concerts have limited tickets remaining so don’t delay and lock it in your summer calendar
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Artist Info

UB40 (ft Ali, Astro & Mickey)

The original line-up of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1979 to 2008, with #1 albums, multiple gold and platinum selling albums, Grammy nominations, 4 worldwide #1 hits and over 70 million in sales. Now reunited again, they continue to take their smooth yet rootsy blend around the world and their live performances never fail to uplift the audience.
UB40’s chart hits include Red Red Wine, Cherry Oh Baby, Kingston Town, (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You, I Got You Babe, One in Ten, Rat in Mi Kitchen, If It Happens Again, Homely Girl…and the list goes on!


New Zealand Hall of Fame inductees, HERBS go back an incredibly long way with UB40, right to the beginning in fact, having supported them on their first visit to New Zealand thirty-five years ago. In 1983, at the famous Sweetwaters Festival, they reconnected once again and UB40 christened the HERBS sound as Pacific reggae.
Our legendary home-grown reggae band formed in 1979 and were acclaimed as “New Zealand’s most soulful, heartfelt and consistent contemporary musical voice”. In the 1980s and the first half of the ’90s, Herbs had 12 top 40 hit singles including French Letter, Sensitive To A Smile and Long Ago. They also worked alongside Taj Mahal, Tina Turner, Neil Young, George Benson and Stevie Wonder.
In 1986, Slice of Heaven with Dave Dobbyn reached #1 on both the New Zealand and Australian charts. In 1989, Tim Finn joined them for Parihaka and, in 1992, Annie Crummer fronted the hit single See What Love Can Do. Today, HERBS feature members Dilworth Karaka, Tama Lundon and Tama Renata with a 1 hour acoustic set jam-packed with the hits you know and love to sing along to.


JASON KERRISON is best known as the frontman for one of our most successful pop/rock acts, OPSHOP. Their platinum selling albums produced hits such as Love Will Always Win, One Day and Maybe. Jason has spent many years at the top of the NZ music scene, enjoying not only commercial success, but also picking up numerous NZ Music Awards, the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll and in 2011 received the NZ Order of Merit for services to music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
After Opshop decided to take a break, Jason formed the electronica / bass and funk outfit, The Babysitters Circus. In 2011 their unbelievably catchy hit single Everything’s Gonna Be Alright wormed its way into the nations head, remaining in the charts for an incredible 35 weeks in NZ and repeating the same success in Holland where it peaked at #7 in the charts.
2012 saw Jason join the judging panel of New Zealand’s Got Talent alongside Rachel Hunter and UB40’s Ali Campbell. Both Jason and Ali are hugely excited to be reuniting this January for the vineyard tour.

Venue Info

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