Rod Stewart: Mission Estate Winery Concert

Sir Rod Stewart has today announced he will be performing at the Mission Estate Winery Concert on Saturday 8, April 2023.

Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their U.S. tours in 2017 and 2018, Stewart has invited the incomparable Cyndi Lauper to join him as the concert’s special guest. 

Continuing his iconic reign, Sir Rod Stewart will charm Mission Concert Club fans with his spectacular show on Saturday, April 8.

“It’s my last major rock tour of New Zealand, - it's going to be quite a bash!”

“I'm so excited to return to your heart-stoppingly beautiful country. It's been far too long since I performed there and I'm eager to celebrate being back with my Kiwi fans on my last major rock tour of New Zealand. And, with Cyndi Lauper on board, it's going to be quite a bash!”

Exclusive Mission Concert Club Members Pre-sale - Commencing 11am Tuesday, November 2022

Sir Rod’s 2023 tour promises a show-stopping production and setlist of his biggest hits including: ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, ‘Mandolin Wind’, ‘You Wear it Well’, ‘Tonight’s the Night’, ‘You’re in my Heart (The Final Acclaim)’, ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’, ‘Young Turks’, ‘Forever Young’, ‘Hot Legs’, ‘Infatuation’, ‘Rhythm of my Heart’, ‘Sailing’, ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’, the incredible ‘Maggie May’ and many more.

Rod Stewart will perform his biggest hits over a mammoth two hour set.

Cyndi Lauper will take to the stage for one hour playing all her most loved songs.

Stewart is one of the best-selling artists in the history of recorded music, with an estimated 250 million records and singles sold worldwide.

His signature voice, narrative songwriting, trendsetting style and passionate live performances transcend all genres of popular music, from rock, folk, soul, R&B, new wave, and even the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy chart-topping albums throughout every decade of his five decade-long career.

Stewart has performed for millions of fans on all seven continents, even holding the record for the largest-ever free concert, for an estimated 4.2million in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve in 1996. He’s earned countless of the industry’s highest awards, among them; two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, New York Times bestselling author, Grammy™ Living Legend, and in 2016 he officially became ‘Sir Rod Stewart’ after being knighted at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.

Sir Rod Stewart will reunite on this 2023 THE HITS Tour with Cyndi Lauper. Lauper is a groundbreaking Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter and performing artist with global record sales in excess of 50 million. Her iconic voice, influential punk glamour, and infectious live shows have catapulted her to stardom. Lauper won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist with her first album, She's So Unusual, and became the first woman in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, Lauper has released ten additional studio albums, yielding timeless classics like “Time After Time” and “True Colours,” and the anthemic “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” She has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards, and 18 MTV Awards. In 2013, Cyndi Lauper became the first solo woman to win Best Original Score (music and lyrics) for Kinky Boots

Also returning home to open the Mission Concert is acclaimed New Zealand rock singer Jon Stevens.

Stevens, as frontman for Noiseworks, was part of four Top 10 albums and 12 Top 50 singles, including the classics No LiesTake Me BackTouch and Hot Chilli Woman. He then fronted INXS for more than three years, which included a gig at the Sydney Olympics’ closing ceremony. Stevens grew up listening to Sir Rod Stewart, and his 2011 album Testify! included a cover of Open To Ideas, co-written by Rod Stewart and one of the last songs the Faces recorded.

Rod Stewart: Mission Estate Winery Concert

Sir Rod Stewart has today announced he will be performing at the Mission Estate Winery Concert on Saturday 8, April 2023.

Saturday 8 April 2023, 2:50 PM - 10:00 PM

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Saturday 8 April 2:50pm - 10:00pm

The Venue

Mission Estate Winery


198 Church Road, Taradale
HawkesBay New Zealand

Nestled against the quiet and picturesque foothills of Greenmeadows on the outskirts of Napier is New Zealand’s only nineteenth century winery – The Mission Vineyards.

Nestled against the quiet and picturesque foothills of Greenmeadows on the outskirts of Napier is New Zealand’s only nineteenth century winery – The Mission Vineyards. 

It is New Zealand’s oldest producer of wines still under the same management and its sizeable winery and vineyards, under the control of The Greenmeadows Mission Trust Board, help fund the work of The Society of Mary throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Established in 1851 by French missionaries Father Lampila and two lay brothers Florentin and Basil on seven acres given to them by a friendly Maori chief, Puhara, they planted crops and wines.  This was the beginning of Mission Vineyards.

Disputes, however, broke out between rival tribes and the Mission moved to Meeanee and re-established its vineyards in 1858.

Overshadowing successes at Meeanee was the constant threat of flooding and so, in 1909, the seminary and vineyard moved to its present site.  Overlooked by the grand old seminary on Mount St Mary, the Mission Vineyards Estate is a familiar landmark to all who visit Hawkes Bay and the ideal venue for a Concert under the Stars.

First staged in 1993 the Mission Concert has featured Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, Julio Iglesias and the Beach Boys.

A new era of concert presentation commenced in 2003 with SEL taking up the producer’s role for future Mission Concerts. The first artist to appear under this new agreement was Sir Cliff Richard. The Mission Concert site was identified by Sir Cliff as a spectacular venue, not only an ideal location for the final performance of the Wanted World Tour but the perfect venue to record the performance for the Wanted World Tour DVD release. Since 2003 the Mission has hosted John Farnham, Belinda Carlisle, The B52’s, Rod Stewart, Chris de Burgh, Olivia Newton John, Eric Clapton, Motown, Sting, Carole King and Barry Gibb.