Dunedin Back In Favor With Promoters

Three years ago, Frontier Touring’s Michael Gudinski declared he would never book a date in Dunedin’s , after the venue shelved Meat Loaf and Rod Stewart at the last minute citing schedule conflicts.

Photo: facebook.com/ForsythBarrStadium
in Dunedin, New Zealand. 

Andrew McManus of McManus Entertainment also cold-shouldered the venue after it tried to charge a NZ$50,000 ($37,210) cancellation fee when Fleetwood Mac opted to tour with Live Nation instead. But all that changed, according to a report in the Otago Daily Times, when Terry Davies took over as CEO 12 months ago.  

Davies flew to Australia to mend bridges. As a result, major tours are returning to the venue.

Over the April 10-11 weekend, Gudinski, Dainty Group MD Tim McGregor and Live Nation Australasia president and CEO Michael Coppel were all in Dunedin talking future tours and praising the stadium’s new team.

Gudinski was at the Forsyth Barr Stadium for Rod Stewart’s set before 25,000. Dainty Group has  in Dunedin in October while Live Nation’s Fleetwood Mac appearance at the venue in November sold 28,000 tickets in less than an hour.