The Pipes & Drums Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Show Cancelled
Unexpected organisational changes within their UK administration have greatly affected the NZ dates of the Pipes and Drums of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards tour announced 3 weeks ago. Despite extensive efforts to overcome these unforeseen issues, the promoters have been forced to cancel their NZ tour.
“We deeply regret this development as the Band, who have successfully toured NZ twice in the past, have a huge and respected following in this country. We are hopeful of renegotiating dates when the Guards are again able to tour in the future.”
Ticket holders who have purchased via credit card will have their tickets automatically refunded by Ticketmaster. For further information please contact Ticketmaster on 0800 111 999 (outside of Auckland) or 970 9700 (within Auckland).
Remarkably all the members of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are fighting soldiers first and musicians second. Their world famous band is based at Edinburgh Castle, and is one of the oldest and most respected regiments in the British Army. In 1972 they hit No.1 in the charts for 5 weeks with “Amazing Grace. Other great timeless hits followed with Highland Cathedral, Mull Of Kintyre, and the movie theme recorded with Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits, Going Home. Noted for their thrilling moves (and sometimes antics) on stage, RSDG are not often available for National Tours, so to have them in NZ for 7 shows in November is something of a “coup”. The band will be joined by the accomplished NZ singer Toni Gibson and musicians Chet O’Connell and Stuart Pearce, Apart from starring at the Edinburgh Tattoo in Wellington earlier this year, the Band have not been to NZ since their sell-out tour of 2004.