Past Event27 Apr 2024

Dragon 50th Anniversary Tour

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Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall


Legendary rock band Dragon is thrilled to announce a very special tour of New Zealand to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The tour, spanning seven incredible dates across the country, promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans and music enthusiasts alike. 

Founded in 1973, Dragon has left an indelible mark on the music industry with their timeless hits like "Rain," "April Sun in Cuba," and "Are You Old Enough?" Over the last five decades, the band's iconic music has continued to resonate with fans old and new. 

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. 

Todd Hunter, Dragon's bassist and one of the original members, expressed his enthusiasm for the tour, stating, "New Zealand holds a special place in our hearts, and celebrating our 50th anniversary with our fans in this beautiful country is an incredible honour. We can't wait to perform for you all once again." 

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. 


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