Mar 11, 2021

An event billed as ROCK THE DOCK will see Rod performing his worldwide hit SAILING from London so that it can be put on the Te Wero big screen in the Americas Cup Village in New Zealand.

Hosting the 36th Americas Cup should have been a huge opportunity for New Zealand Tourism but because of the pandemic they are unable to welcome overseas sailing fans as hoped. Nevertheless this iconic race is one of the few global events taking place at the moment and will be eagerly watched worldwide.

100% Pure New Zealand say they saw an opportunity to send a message of unity and togetherness to America’s Cup competitors and their fans around the world by getting Rod to perform a special rendition of this extremely appropriate song.

Tourism New Zealand’s Interim Chief Executive, Rene de Monchy said, ” We think Rod performing Sailing really captures this notion with its poignant and fitting lyrics, as well as Rod’s connection to New Zealand.”

Rod also had a message for Kiwis wherever they are in the world, encouraging them to join in and sing along as a show of support and unity for the teams and fans, “I’m excited to be performing for the America’s Cup in New Zealand and Sailing is the perfect fit. With fans being unable to travel, I’m hoping that this special performance will remind us that we’re all in this together.”

Rod is one of the best selling music artists of all time having sold over 250 million records worldwide and of course we have created his own radio station.



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