Iconic music star Tami Neilson today announces she’s joining forces with one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists of all time, Dinah Lee, for a four-city tour this October.
Tami Neilson’s Rock’n’Roll Revue featuring the NZ Music Hall of Famer together with the Hot Rockin Band of Rhythm and a star-studded girl group The Up Doos, will perform as part of the Taranaki Reimagine Arts Festival before moving to Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.
The tour represents a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to see the original and the latest Mod Girls together on one stage in New Plymouth, the St James Theatre in Wellington, the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch and The Civic in Auckland from 5-13 October.
From her tour bus somewhere in the US, Tami can barely contain her excitement of linking up with the legendary artist who bought the world hits including Do The Blue Beat, Don’t You Know Yockomo and Reet Petite.
“I’ve been dreaming of singing with with Dinah FOREVER, I’m such a fan,” says Tami.
For multi-award winning artist Tami, the October tour brings her home to New Zealand after months on the road in the States, performing at illustrious outdoor festivals and legendary venues including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with Crowded House.
This follows the extraordinary 2022 release of Kingmaker which included the single Beyond the Stars, a duet with country music legend Willie Nelson.
The album went on to debut at #1 on the New Zealand charts in July, which was followed by a sold-out concert with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Aotea Centre, and a national tour with Chamber Music New Zealand, during which she performed Beyond The Stars with Bret McKenzie in Wellington.
Her songs have also been used in the TV series Wanted, Nashville, and The Sounds and she, herself, has appeared on The Brokenwood Mysteries performing Ten Tonne Truck on the episode Good as Gold.
Dinah Lee became a household name in the 60s with her hit songs Do The Blue Beat, Don’t You Know Yockomo and Reet Petite, achieving No.1 status in New Zealand and Australia and earning her the title of Entertainer of The Year.