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Kate Tempest Announces Two New Zealand Shows

Kate Tempest Announces Two New Zealand Shows

Thursday 8th October, 2015 9:11AM

Acclaimed British wordsmith Kate Tempest will be bringing her lyrical storm to New Zealand in the new year for two shows. The 29-year-old award winning poet, playwright and novelist will be visiting these shores for the first time off-the-back of her striking debut album Everybody Down, which plucked up the ears of critics around the globe with its narrative tales of three characters battling loneliness in the big city. Tempest will be coming to New Zealand with her four-piece band for the January shows, here are the details...


Kate Tempest

Thursday 14th January 2016, Bodega, Wellington
Friday 15th January 2016, The Kings Arms, Auckland

Tickets available HERE at UTR


Here's The video for 'The Beigeness'...

And here's the clip for 'Circles'...


PRESS RELEASE:

Solid Entertainment Are Very Excited To Present for the First Time in NZ
KATE TEMPEST

An extraordinary artist. An exceptional talent. A musical and literary maestro. A wordsmith par excellence.

“She is beyond modern, she’s practically science fiction” - The Guardian

Solid Entertainment is thrilled to announce that KATE TEMPEST will be coming to play in New Zealand for the very first time in January 2016. She’s an artist we rate as highly as any in the history of our touring company - one the world’s most exciting young performers and writers operating across several mediums, each to stunning effect.

KATE TEMPEST is a Mercury Music Prize nominated recording artist and an award winning poet, playwright and novelist. She was born in 1985, grew up in South-East London and put simply is mind-bogglingly talented. Kate Tempest and her four piece band will play Wellington Bodega and Auckland Kings Arms on Thursday 14th January and Friday 15th January.

In 2014 Kate Tempest’s remarkable debut album Everybody Down came out to huge critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. It is an astonishing album of social commentary and visceral narrative story telling wrapped around tunes so addictive the listener can inhabit and breathe the world Tempest describes.

In the same year Kate Tempest was selected as one of this decade’s Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society, and in 2013 she was the youngest person ever to win the Ted Hughes Award - for her epic narrative poem Brand New Ancients. Ask Kate Tempest what she is and she’s more than likely to say a rapper. That’s her true and first love.

Ten years later Tempest has completed sell-out runs in the UK and New York with Brand New Ancients (performed to a live score) and won a Herald Angel at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her poetry collection Hold Your Own has been published by Picador and her first novel The Bricks That Built The Houses is due to be published by Bloomsbury in early 2016. It features the characters and the world built in Everybody Down, with a chapter correlating to each track.

What sets Kate Tempest apart is her ability to describe real life, to reflect raw truths and to articulate strands of how it all fits together – family and friends, living, love, loneliness, survival, despair, hope and dignity. Her language illuminates the subject matter to dazzling effect and her characters and songs speak directly to us. She is an artist who can say more in one song than many do across a whole album, a career even.

As with all of her words Tempest passionately believes they are meant to be heard, to be spoken out loud, to be played live and shared with people. The phenomenal response Everybody Down received by directly connecting with so many people has made taking the album on the road the most natural and instinctive of things to do.

Kate Tempest and her four piece band have spent the last eighteen months playing the major festivals and touring the world and now we’re delighted to be able to welcome them to New Zealand for the first time.

Two must-see shows for music fans – she’s already achieved more than most do in a lifetime but we’ve got a feeling Kate Tempest is only just getting started! A truly extraordinary talent and one of the most interesting of a whole generation. Grab this chance to see this very special artist in what are sure to be two very special shows. Happy New Year. We said it first, just for you!

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER AT 9AM
TICKETMASTER.CO.NZ and UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ
& Real Groovy Records, Queen Street, Auckland.



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its been years that i have been waiting for this day, i cant even put into words how much this wordsmith means to me, she damn near saved my life a number of times, and the ONE time in my life i leave the country, she comes to it! what the hell man. but, im damn stoked she'll be here, her work is important and people should hear the stories she tells, f**kn have a blast NZ, lap it up and dance it up. i hope she has an amazing frikken night and that the kiwi crew treat her good.
guess it aint meant to be yet Tempest. i gotta laugh, you know where i'll be? India. theres a nice little laugh. circles man, you dont even know it but your circles follow me, the patterns play by me. one day man, one day.
have a f**kn blast all. have a drink and dance for me yea? :)
Posted by commett - anonymous 11 months ago


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