Three international acts will be rocking the stage in the Summer Concert Series.
The announcement has revealed Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Bachman and Turner and classic rock favourites America, are coming to town to perform in the Summer Concert Series in February next year.
It will be the first time Benatar and Giraldo and Bachman and Turner have performed in New Zealand.
Concert chief executive Amanda Calvert said having three international acts perform at the concert series was very special.
"Collectively these three bands have had 18 chart and 21 album hits in New Zealand alone and as this will be the first New Zealand show for both Benatar and Giraldo and Bachman and Turner, so fans will be excited to finally have the opportunity to see these acts, along with America, live in concert, and performing in such beautiful and scenic outdoor locations.''
Bay fans will need to travel to Taupo, Matakana or Queenstown to enjoy the concerts, which will be held on February 16, 17 and 23 respectively.
Musicians Benatar and Giraldo are behind the 10 platinum selling albums, 19 Top 40 singles and some of the most memorable hits of the 80's era, such as Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love Is A Battlefield and We Belong.
Benatar and Giraldo were married in 1982 and have been making music together for 34 years.
Despite their long career, the pair have never visited New Zealand.
"We've been to Australia several times and have looked across the Tasman Sea longingly at New Zealand. We are so excited to finally visit your beautiful island country,'' they said.
At the Summer Concert Series, Bachman-Turner Overdrive's Randy Bachman and Fred Turner and their band _ musicians Brent Howard, Marc LaFrance and Mick Dalla-Vee _ will be Taking Care of Business while in New Zealand, by performing their vast catalogue hits along with a sprinkling of new tracks.
Bachman earned his first success with Winnipeg rock band The Guess Who, with their hit American Woman. With Fred Turner, the duo became part of Bachman- Turner Overdrive and gained global success selling more than 30 million records, which earned them 120 platinum, gold and silver discs.
The duo went separate ways but joined forces again in June 2010.
Rock n Roll band America formed 42 years ago when band-mates Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, and the late Dan Peek, met at a London high school.
They surged to the top of the charts with their hit signature song A Horse with No Name. The band's hits also include You Can Do Magic, I Need You and Ventura Highway.
Tickets to the concerts will go on sale from Monday, September 24. They will be available from www.ticketek.co.nz or 0800 Ticketek