The Stetson Group

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The Stetson Group

Stetson has been managing and producing

shows and concerts since 1973.

Below is a list of tours Stetson has presented, produced or managed since 1973. Lots of highlights, fond memories and special moments. All have entertained concert, show and theatre lovers in New Zealand, and beyond, for over 4 decades!

April/May 2024 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Live on Stage. The Civic, Auckland, St James Theatre, Wellington and the James Hay Theatre, Christchurch.

January 2024 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Ben Forster & Paul Potts (both UK) & 31 NZ Artists, Musicians & Crew. Tokyo, Japan.

April 2023 – 50 GOLDEN YEARS OF MUSICALS. A celebration of Stetson’s 50 Years – 12 concerts in 10 theatres

Jan/Feb 2023 – RENAISSANCE – The Age of Genius, exhibition, Aotea Centre, Auckland. 21 Days

January 2023 – BAT OUT OF HELL – Arena Spectacular. (UK Cast) Spark Arena, Auckland

Jan/Feb 2022 – MICHELANGELO – A Different View, exhibition, Aotea Centre, Auckland. 41 Days

August 2021 – OLGA SHANINA – 1 concert.

April 2021 – YESTERDAY – NZ Artists. – 12 Cities.

October 2019 – AMERICAN IDIOT (USA Company).  On stage Auckland Civic Theatre.

November 2019 – THE FRONTMEN.  5 Cities.

April 2019 – Nashville Live. (UK). 5 Cities in North Island.

October 2018 – Oh What A Night:  (USA) A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  (USA).  13 Cities.

Aug/Sept 2018 – Tokyo,Japan. Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with John Owen Jones & Helen Power (both UK) & 33 NZ Artists, Musicians & Crew.

May 2018 – Boyzlife.  Keith Duffy & Brian McFadden (UK).  4 Cities.

January 2018 – Presented THE ART OF BANKSY exhibition  in Auckland’s Aotea Centre Complex. 33 Days. In conjunction with Live Nation Middle East.

Nov 2017 – Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies (UK)  Tour

June 2017 – Justin Hayward (3 Cities) Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

June 2017 – Million Dollar Quartet production. (UK) Auckland Season

April 2017 – Jethro Tull  (UK) Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington Auckland

Oct 2016 – Tower Of Power  (USA) Auckland

Sept 2016 – Oh What A Night. A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  (USA).

April/May 2016 – Flashdance The Musical  (USA)  Auckland season.

Nov 2015 – The Beachboys  (Tauranga Baypark TSB Arena)

Nov 2015 – 10cc – Graham Gouldman, Mick Wilson and band.  (7 Cities)

May 2015 – Spandau Ballet (Original members)  (Auckland Vector Arena)

April 2015 – Let It Be. Tour  (General Managed for Annerin, Canada)

Feb 2015 – Slash  (Auckland & Wellington)

December 2014 – Jethro Tull – Best of Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson)

September 2014 – The Irish Rovers  (General Managed – NZ tour – 30 Cities)

April 2014 – Paul Potts ONE CHANCE Tour. Guest Anna Hawkins. (8 Cities)

March 2014 – Bill Haley Jr & The Comets.  13 City Tour

December 2013 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Peter Straker and 33 NZ Artists, Musicians and technicians. Tokyo

June 2013 – Richard Clayderman (France) Auckland & Wellington

June 2013 – Molly Ringwald (USA) – a cabaret jazz season

May 2013 – The Seven Irish Tenors (UK) 12-city tour

March 2013 – Oh What A Night:  A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  (USA).

February 2013 – The Manhattan Transfer (USA).

October 2012 – Rick Wakeman (UK):  3 Solo concerts.

August 2012 – Oh What A Night:  A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  (USA)

May 2012 – Smash Hits 70’s:  Paperlace  (UK) with Eve Graham (Scotland)

April 1 2012:  YES (USA/UK)

Feb 2012 – That’s Country Tour – (NZ Artists from the TV series of the same name)

Nov 2011 – Vortex Tribe –  (USA)  (General Managed)

Oct 2011 – Def Leppard –  (UK) & Heart (USA)

Feb 10-24 2011– Will Martin – Southern Concert Tour 2011.

Dec 6-14  2010– Young@Heart  (USA)

Nov 8-12 2010 – Robin Gibb (Music of the Bee Gees) (UK) with The Pointer Sisters (USA)

Aug-2010 – Todd Rundgren (USA)

June 2010 – Nina Simone (Aus/NZ)

May-June 2010  – Burn The Floor  (UK)

Apr-10 – 2010 – Spandau Ballet & Tears For Fears (UK)

Jan/Feb 2010 – The Seven Irish Tenors (IRELAND/UK/USA)

July-August 09 – STARLIGHT EXPRESS A.Lloyd Webber – NZ Arena Tour.  International Company.

April-May 08 – MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE with Sunny Thompson (USA)

Dec-07 – America (USA)

Aug-07 – Tony Orlando (USA)

Mar-07 – Glen Campbell (USA)

Mar-07 – MXPX USA)

Feb-07 – Video Games Live (USA) with Vector Wellington Orchestra

Nov-06 – Bowzer’s Rock N Roll Party (USA)

Aug-06 – Donny Osmond (USA). Auckland & Wellington

Apr-06 – Judy Collins (USA). Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

Mar-06 – Michael Crawford (UK). Bowl Of Brooklands.  New Plymouth

Feb-06 – Russell Watson (UK) / AMICI Forever (UK)

Aug-05 – Pink Floyd Experience (NZ) – performing in Johannesburg, South Africa

Jun-05 – Lucky Dube (JAMAICA)

Nov-Dec 05 – Johnny Clegg (SA) NZ & AUS Tour

Oct-05 – Dennis Locorriere (USA). Tour

Feb-05 – David Byrne – Auckland

Nov-04 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Peter Straker and 33 NZ Artists, Musicians and technicians. Tokyo

Aug-Oct 04 – EVITA: Rice/Lloyd Webber with Josie Walker (UK)/Rick Miller (CANADA)/ George Henare (NZ) & NZ Artists, musicians and crew.


May-04 – AMICI FOREVER (Showcase – Sky City)

May-04 -Michael Bublé (CANADA)

April-May 04 – ROCK LEGENDS(UK) – NZ and Honolulu

Nov-03 – MACHOMER – Rick Miller (CANADA)

Jun-03 – Dennis Locorriere (UK/USA)

March-May 03 – BOOGIE NIGHTS – South Africa & NZ Tour

April-May 02 – SPIRIT OF THE DANCE (UK) – NZ Tour

Sept-Dec 01 – CHICAGO The Musical with Tina Cross, Suzanne Lee, Ann Pacey, Ben Lokey (USA), Grant Bridger, Gary Lyons (UK) NZ Tour

May-July 01 – BLOOD BROTHERS by Willy Russell with Delia Hannah (NZ)




Mar-December-99 – SHEAR MADNESS – No.5 Cable St. Wellington – holds Guiness World Record as “longest theatrical run in NZ”

May-July 98 – Ken Hill’s’PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Peter Straker (UK)/Natalie Jones (AUS)/Michael Galvin/Ray Henwood/Helen Moulder/Grant Bridger(NZ) and 28 NZ Artists, Musicians and technicians.    Japan

May-98 – IPI N TOMBI – NZ Tour

Jun-09 – JEKYLL & HYDE – Melbourne (Cancelled)

Feb/March 97 – CHESS Tim Rice/Abba with Barbara Dickson (UK)/D.Metzger/D.Brathwaite (AUS). Melbourne

Nov-Dec 96 – BREAD with David Gates (USA) NZ and Australia concerts

Oct-96 – DUDLEY MOORE (UK/US) Honolulu


Jan-March 96 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Peter Straker (UK)/Maria Batchelor (NZ)/M.Mclean(UK)/G.Henare (NZ) and 29 NZ Artists, Musicians and technicians. Japan 13 City Tour

Aug-Dec 95 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Robert Grubb/Penny Brister/Noel Ferrier/G.Henare and 29 NZ Artists, Musicians and technicians. AUS Tour

Jan-May 95 – THE NEW ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Stewart Devenie/Tina Cross/Jennifer Ward-Lealand/Mark Hadlow. NZ

July-Dec 94 – BLOOD BROTHERS.by Willy Russell. Delia Hannah (NZ)/Stefan Dennis (AUS) (UK)/David Soul (US/UK)/Ross Girven (NZ) AUS Tour

March-Aug 94 – BLOOD BROTHERS by Willy Russell. Delia Hannah (AUS)/Stefan Dennis(AUS)/David Soul (US/UK)/Ross Girven (NZ) NZ Tour

April-Aug 93 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Bogdan Kominowski (UK/NZ)/Mike McLean (UK) and 31 NZ Artists, Musicians and technicians. NZ Tour

Jun-93 – The Chieftains (IRELAND)

Jun-92 – THE INVISIBLE MAN by Ken Hill. West End, London.

Jun-92 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  Peter Straker/Christina Collier (UK) and 31 NZ Artists, Musicians and technicians. Japan & Philiipines

1991/92 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – with Peter Straker. UK Tour and West End, London.  Cast, Band and Muscians from UK.

Jan-April 92 – CHESS: Delia Hannah (NZ)/Tommy Korberg (SWEDEN)/Murray Head (UK)/Derek Metzger (NZ)

Jan-91 – Peter Skellern (UK)

Jan-91 – BB King (USA)

Jul-90 – Ken Hill’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (US Production & Company.) Honolulu.

Jun-90 – Ziggy Marley (USA)

April/May-90 – Judy Mowatt & her World Band (USA)(Plus 12 Tribes of Israel)

Mar-90 – Barbara Dickson (UK)

July-Sept 89 – EVITA: Rice/Lloyd Webber: Stephanie Lawrence (UK)/Glenn Shorrock (Aus)/D Weatherley/D Hannah(NZ) Sydney

Jan-89 – BB King and Band (USA)

Nov-88 – Midnight Oil (AUS) Honolulu

May-88 – CATS (US Production) – Arena NBC. Honolulu

Feb-88 – Midnight Oil (AUS)/Joe Walsh (USA)/Herbs (NZ)

Aug-87 – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-Yehudi Menuhin (UK)/Julian Lloyd Webber (UK)/Glen Campbell (USA)

Aug-87 – Alison Moyet (UK)

Apr-87 – THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK by Mike Batt.-Royal Charity Concert,Albert Hall London/Duchess of York

Mar-87 – The Mockers (Andrew Fagan) (NZ)

Nov-86 – PIRATES OF PENZANCE- Peter Noone (USA)/Jane Gregory (UK)/Andy Anderson/Andrew Fagan/George Henare/Dorothy McKegg. (NZ)

Feb-86 – Stevie Ray Vaughan / Fabulous Thunderbirds (USA)

Dec-85 – Tim Rice & Friends/Elaine Paige/Tommy Korberg & Andrew Powell Orchestra (UK)

Jul-85 – Iron Maiden

May-85 – Nik Kershaw (UK)

Apr-85 – EXTREMITIES with Jaimie Lyn Bauer (USA)/George Henare. (NZ). Theatre Production.

Mar-85 – Twisted Sister (USA). Auckland

Feb-85 – Best of British-Dave Dee,Dozy,Beaky,Mick & Tich/Tremeloes/Marmalade (UK)

Nov-84 – Stevie Ray Vaughan (USA)

Aug-84 – EVITA: Rice/Lloyd Webber. (post Hawaii) with D.Takle/J.Moriarty/D.Weatherley. NZ Tour

Jul-84 – Motorhead (UK)


May-84 – Elvis Costello (UK)

Apr-84 – Uriah Heep (UK)

Apr-84 – EVITA: Rice/Lloyd Webber with Darien Takle/Jim Moriarty/David Weatherley (NZ) Honolulu

Dec-83 – Manhattan Transfer (USA)

Nov-83 – BEECHAM: Timothy West(UK) and Terry Wale(UK). NZ Theatre Tour

Oct-83 – EVITA: Rice/Lloyd Webber with Karyn O’Neill (AUS) Jim Moriarty/David Weatherley. (NZ) Brisbane

Aug-83 – Rowan Atkinson in Revue (UK). NZ Tour

May-83 – Beatlemania (USA)

Apr-83 – Joni Mitchell (USA)

Feb-83 – George Thorogood (USA)

Dec-82 – Hot Chocolate (UK)

Nov-82 – IPI TOMBI (SA)

Sep-82 – Chinese Acrobats- from People’s Republic of (CHINA)

Aug-82 – THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG with Ellie Smith (NZ) & John Hamill (USA). Theatre Production

Mar-82 – EVITA: Rice/Lloyd Webber with Michele Breeze (UK),Jim Moriarty,David Weatherley (NZ) NZ Tour

Feb-82 – The Clash (UK)

Jan-82 – Devo (USA)

Nov-81 – ROSE-Ray Lonnen (UK)/Judy Cornwell (UK)/Davina Whitehouse/Jean Heywood.( NZ)

Oct-81 – Gheorghe Zamfir (RUMANIA)

Sep-81 – Tom Waits (USA)

Aug-81 – George Thorogood & The Destroyers (USA)

Jun-81 – IPI TOMBI with Sandy Mokwena (SA)

May 81 – Rocky Burnette (USA)

Mar-81 – Margie Gillis (CANADA)

Mar-81 – STEPS, NOTES & SQUEEKS with Maina Gielgud/Svetlana Beriosova (UK)

Nov-80 – Roy Orbison (USA)

Oct-80 – MONKEY WALK with Patrick Mower & Suzanne Danielle (UK). NZ. Theatre Tour

Jul-80 – B 52’s (USA)

Jul-80 – The Ramones (USA)

Jul-80 – Rory Gallagher (UK)

Jun-80 – Gary Numan (UK)

May-80 – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (USA)

Oct-79 – NIGHT & DAY – Lynette Davies (UK)/Donald Burton (UK)/Ray Henwood/Michael Haigh. (NZ). Theatre Tour

Jul-79 – Dolly Parton USA)

Jun-79 – Talking Heads (USA)

Jun-79 – John McLaughlin (USA)

Jan-79 – Uriah Heep (UK)/Dragon (NZ)

Dec-78 – The Hues Corporation (USA)/Bill & Boyd (AUS)

Aug-78 – THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW by Richard O’Brien. with Gary Glitter (NZ)

Jul-78 – The Byrds – (Roger McGuinn,Gene Clark,Chris Hillman) (USA)

Jun-78 – Seals & Crofts (USA)

Apr-78 – Leo Sayer (UK)

Dec-77 – Bill & Boyd (AUS)

Nov-77 – Osibisa (UK)

Oct-77 – Jose Feliciano (USA)

Sep-77 – Tina Turner (cancelled)

Aug-77 – Alice Cooper – Film

Jul-77 – Reg Varney (UK)

Jun-77 – The Hues Corporation (USA)

Jan-77 – Sherbet (AUS)

Jan-77 – The Glitter Band (UK)/Mark Williams (NZ)

Nov-76 – Roger Whittaker with Saffron (UK)

Aug-76 – The Seekers (With Louisa Wisseling) (AUS)/Dave Loggins (USA)

Aug-76 – Jean Luc Ponty (FRANCE)

Aug-76 – America (USA)

Apr-76 – Henry Mancini and Orchestra (USA)

Jun-76 – Roger Whittaker (UK)

Apr-76 – The Seekers (AUS)

Mar-76 – Gene Pitney (UK)

Mar-76 – Hues Corporation (USA) /Paul Terry (NZ)

Jan-76 – The Hollies /Pete Wingfield (UK)

Nov-75 – Michael Nesmith (USA)

Nov-75 – Glen Campbell (USA) with Bill & Boyd (AUS)

Oct-75 – Helen Reddy (USA/AUS)

Sep-75 – Hues Corporation (USA)

Sep-75 – Electric Light Orchestra (UK/USA)

Jun-75 – Gary Glitter & The Glitter Band (UK)

Mar-75 – Paper Lace/Steve Allen (UK)

May-75 – Rory Gallagher #1 (UK)

Mar-75 – WHO SAW HIM DIE? with Stratford Johns (UK)/Lee Montague (UK)

Dec-74 – Glen Campbell (USA)/Bill & Boyd (NZ)

Nov-74 – Kenny Rogers & The 1st Edition #3/John Stewart (USA)

Oct-74 – Lou Reed (USA)

Aug-74– THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW by Richard O’Brien. with Sal Sharah (NZ)

Jul-74 – Lobo (USA), with Shona Laing & The Rumour (NZ)

Jul-74 – Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge (USA)

Jun-74 – Albert Hammond/George Baker (USA)

May-74 – Blue Mink (UK)/Jessica Jones (SA)

Mar-74 – Kenny Rogers & 1st Edition #2 (USA)

Apr-73 – Kenny Rogers & 1st Edition #1/Mike Settle (USA)

Mar-73 – Carmen Macrae (USA)

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