Hit NZ trio Sol3 Mio will perform in Northland again this year as part of their Christmas summer tour.

The trio - Pene and Amitai Pati, and Moses Mackay - wowed the crowds at two soldout shows in Whangarei in March last year, and demand for their upcoming eight-date national tour is expected to be strong.

They will play at Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri, on December 30 in the Summer In The Vines concert, with tickets going on sale at midday on August 21.

The eight-date outdoor tour in December and January is all about celebrating Christmas and the beloved Kiwi summer.


In the first section of the tour, Sol3 Mio take their annual pre-Christmas festivities to Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland, as well as a stop in Havelock North.

The boys will perform their signature mix of opera arias, traditional songs, a selection of hits from their albums, and everyone's favourite Christmas carols in stunning outdoor venues.

After a short break celebrating Christmas with their families, Sol3 Mio will join the rest of the country; throw on their shorts and jandals, and head to the beaches and holiday hot spots.

The Summer Series will showcase the hits along with a hot summer's worth of material and will stop in four more outdoor venues: the Queenstown Events Centre, Kainui Road Vineyard in Kerikeri; Williamson Park in Whangamata; and Wharepai Domain in Tauranga.

"Playing these annual summer shows is the highlight of our year, and each year it gets better and better. This will be our biggest summer run yet and to commemorate that we're going to have a very special new surprise for everyone. Stay tuned for an announcement very soon," Moses Mackay said.

This tour will mark the first performances in 2017-18 for the trio, who have spent most of the last two years furthering their individual opera careers with stunning success.

Tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati have been in the United States performing as Adler Fellows at the world-renowned San Francisco Opera, while their baritone cousin, Moses Mackay, worked on a variety of projects at home, including taking a lead role in Carmen as part of Napier's Festival of Opera. The shows are for all ages.