Rod Stewart announces 2023 New Zealand tour reuniting with special guest Cyndi Lauper – here’s how to get tickets

Can’t stop him now!

Continuing his iconic reign, Sir Rod Stewart has today announced he will hit the road in 2023, performing two massive New Zealand shows. Stewart has invited the incomparable Cyndi Lauper to join him as the tour’s special guest following the incredible success and rave reviews of their U.S. tours. 

Sir Rod will charm South Island fans with his spectacular shows at Forsyth Barr Stadium and the renowned Mission Estate Winery in Hawke’s Bay. The 2023 tour promises show-stopping classics and new hits delivered in his unmissable and captivating style. 

As one of the best-selling artists of all time, Sir Road has sold an estimated 250 million records and singles worldwide. All his fans can look forward to experiencing his performance of fan favourites from across his career and the first live performance of tracks from his current album, THE TEARS OF HERCULES.

Rod Stewart New Zealand Tour 2023 Dates

General Public Tickets go on sale Friday 25 November @ 11am (local time)

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Fans attending shows will not only be spoilt with the presence of the living legend, Sir Rod himself, but also his very special guests. Sir Rod Stewart will be joined on his 2023 tour by revered artist Cyndi Lauper. Lauper is a ground-breaking talent but a Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning songwriter and performer. Her iconic voice, influential punk glamour and infectious live shows catapulted her to stardom.

Returning home to open for both shows on the tour is also acclaimed rock singer Jon Stevens. As the frontman for Noiseworks, he was part of four Top 10 albums and 12 Top 50 singles. 

Sir Rod Stewart’s rekindled love for songwriting is clear on his 31st studio album, THE TEARS OF HERCULES. It is Stewart’s fourth new album of original songs since 2-13 when he reconnected with his songwriting muse to record Time, the chart-topping album which entered the Top 10 in the US and ten countries worldwide, including #1 in the U.K. You won’t want to miss out this show-stopping tour!

Rod Stewart – Maggie May with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Official Video)

When do tickets for Rod Stewart’s 2023 Australian tour go on sale?

Live Nation Members Presale: Thursday 24 November @ 11am (local time) until Friday 25 November @ 10am (local time)

General Public Onsale: Friday 25 November @ 11am (local time)

How do I purchase tickets in the presale?

Our number one tip when purchasing tickets during any presale is to take your time and make sure you double check your ticket selection on every screen. 

If you have already followed our guide and logged into your Ticketmaster account to make sure all your account details are up to date, you won’t need to rush through the purchase process to secure your tickets.

Live Nation Presale

To access the Live Nation presale, please ensure you are a Live Nation Member. When you are logged in, the top right-hand corner will say ‘My Live Nation’. 

On presale day, you will need to log into your Live Nation account to access the presale links. When you are logged in, the top right-hand corner will say ‘My Live Nation’. 

Once logged in, head to the home page, click the banner for Rod Stewart’s tour, and follow the links on their website to get back to the Ticketmaster site.

Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (Official Video) [HD Remaster]

Rod Stewart 2023 New Zealand Tour Ticket Tips

When is Rod Stewart touring New Zealand?

Rod Stewart, with special guest Cyndi Lauper, will be bringing his New Zealand tour to the South Island in April 2023. Tickets are on sale via

When do tickets to Rod Stewart’s New Zealand tour go on sale?

Tickets to Rod Stewart’s New Zealand tour in April 2023 will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25 November 2022. Tickets are on sale via

For presale information and timings for specific tour dates, see above.

Log into your Ticketmaster account and update your password if needed!

Get in early and ensure all your MyTicketmaster account details are up to date – from your password to your card details and your phone number.

Ticketmaster will regularly ask you to update your password to ensure the security of your account – you don’t want to get stuck having to change your password while the ticket timer is counting down during onsale as you can risk losing the incredible tickets you have secured.

Instead, now that you know you want to purchase tickets, log into your account and update your password today to ensure you are ready to nab those tickets.

Get to know Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue

If you aren’t familiar with Smart Queue, it is Ticketmaster’s way of creating a clear and fair process for thousands of fans to buy tickets in a short space of time. Fans enter the virtual Waiting Room prior to onsale time before joining the Smart Queue – which acts as a ‘virtual line’, helping us protect you and your tickets in a more effective way.

The time you join the Waiting Room does not determine your place in the Smart Queue, so we recommend joining at least 10 minutes prior to the event going on sale.

When the sale begins, the Smart Queue will open and everyone in the Waiting Room is given a place in line. Those who did not join the Waiting Room will be placed at the end of the line.

  • Sign in to your Ticketmaster account at least 10 minutes before joining the Waiting Room. This will speed up your purchase later.
  • Confirm you have a valid form of payment in your account with current email and billing information. This will make checkout a breeze.
  • Resist the urge to refresh. Your page will automatically refresh when you enter the Smart Queue.
  • Keep an eye on the time! When it’s your turn, your spot will be held for 10 minutes to begin shopping.
  • Just like before, tickets are always based on availability, demand, and are not guaranteed.

Find out more about Ticketmaster’s Waiting Room and Smart Queue here

What are In Demand Tickets?

In Demand Tickets are tickets in some of the most sought after areas in the venue. Please Note – Ticket prices may fluctuate based on demand.

In Demand tickets are made available by artists and event organisers through Ticketmaster. They give fans fair and safe access to the most sought-after areas in the venue at market-driven prices (adjusting prices according to supply and demand). In Demand tickets are ticket-only purchases, and prices are subject to change at any time.

Want a memento? Grab a collector ticket!

Want a memento to remember your night? When selecting your tickets, make sure you choose the Collector Ticket option to receive your Rod Stewart unique souvenir.

A collector ticket is a souvenir ticket that not only gets you into the event but also serves as a treasured keepsake to be kept well after the festival is over.

Collector tickets are only made available for selected events and can be purchased through the normal purchase processes – be sure to select a “Collector Ticket” when choosing your ticket type.

Collector tickets can only be delivered to fans via mail and can’t be sent as Print-at-Home or eTickets or collected from outlets or the venue. Collector Tickets are not available to those without a valid New Zealand address. You must provide a New Zealand postal address to receive Collector Tickets.

Collector tickets will be dispatched approximately one month prior to the event.

Get to know Mobile Tickets!

All tickets purchased** to Rod Stewart’s 2023 New Zealand tour via Ticketmaster are digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app or the web browser on your mobile phone, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family.

No PDFs, no printing, and no paper mean that you’ve always got your ticket with you.

Download the Ticketmaster App, and find more information about Mobile Tickets, here.

Top tip: To make entry on event day as quick as possible, we recommend adding your tickets to your phone’s wallet before arriving at the venue!

**All tickets can only be accessed via mobile web browser or the Ticketmaster app, except Collector Tickets, which will be sent via mail prior to the event.

How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

Fans who require accessible tickets can purchase these through the General Public page. Please select the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase to view the ‘Best Available’ seating currently available.

Accessible seats (including Companion Cards) can be purchased during the presales via Customer Service if you can quote a relevant password.

If you need to talk to a Customer Service Representative, please call 09 970 9711. Please note, this phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders and can not process any other ticketing requests.

Why can’t I access my Rod Stewart tickets right away?

All tickets purchased*** for Rod Stewart’s 2023 New Zealand tour are digital and will be accessible on a digital mobile/smartphone via Ticketmaster’s mobile app or web browser closer to the event date. Therefore, no physical tickets will be posted or emailed in advance.

Once the tickets have been purchased, you will receive a confirmation email as proof of purchase. This is NOT your ticket or ticket(s). You will receive instructions on how to access their ticket(s) much nearer to the shows if relevant.

***All tickets are digital except Collector Tickets. Collector Tickets will be sent via mail approximately one month before the show.

Rod Stewart – One More Time (Official Music Video)

Hints and tips for improving your chances of getting tickets to Rod Stewart’s 2023 Australian Tour

Make sure you have a My Ticketmaster account

Get the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. If you don’t have a Ticketmaster Account then make sure you sign up in advance – 

Sign into your My Ticketmaster account ahead of time

Remember to triple check your passwords, account information, and billing information are all filled in correctly in advance, that way you’re not facing any last-minute account updates when trying to process your order.

Keep your options open with ‘Best Available’

Save time by searching “Best Available,” which scans all sections fast – it’s quicker than searching sections one at a time.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as you are progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window while you’re in the Waiting Room and when you’re being pushed through the Smart Queue and always resist the urge to refresh.

Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Remember: there are a lot of fans

We’re expecting this to be a very popular event. When a popular event goes on sale there are hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of customers all attempting to purchase tickets at the same time. Tickets are sold as long as seats are available, and when an act is this popular, sometimes they go very quickly.

Be sure to follow the above tips to ensure you have the best chance of snapping up some tickets.

Rod Stewart, with very special guest Cyndi Lauper, will be bringing their tour to New Zealand in April 2023. Tickets are on sale via

Rod Stewart – Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) (Official Video)