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Leon Bridges Announces New Zealand Show

Leon Bridges Announces New Zealand Show

Thursday 19th November, 2015 9:14AM

Soul singer Leon Bridges is heading to New Zealand in January for a special show at the St James Theatre. The Georgia native has been enjoying a breakthrough year with the release of his debut studio album Coming Home, which came out back in January via Columbia Records. Here are the details for Bridges' upcoming jaunt on these shores...


Leon Bridges
Saturday 9th January 2016, St James Theatre, Auckland


Here is Leon performing 'Coming Home' live for Mahogany Sessions...


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LEON BRIDGES ANNOUNCES NZ SHOW

International breakout sensation Leon Bridges today announces his first-ever New Zealand visit. Leon will bring his unique brand of vintage soul to Auckland’s St James Theatre on Saturday 9th January.

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER VIA TICKETEK.

Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, the 26 year-old is without doubt one of the year’s most talked-about artists with a stunning, critically acclaimed debut album Coming Home and fast-growing reputation for mind-blowing live performances.

Celebrated for his captivating on-stage presence, the singer-songwriter has proved himself a rare talent. He sold out his debut US tour in a matter of minutes earlier this year and just last month played to a full house in the hallowed Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY.

A standout at festivals including Glastonbury, Austin City Limits and last month’s Apple Music event in London, he performs smouldering ballads, elemental rock’n’roll and sassy big-band numbers with equal aplomb, testament to his broad appeal to critics and fans alike.

Leon’s acclaimed debut album Comin Home hit top 10's around the world and has delivered three celebrated singles, with the buttery, seductive ‘Coming Home’ and the piston-driven doo-wop flavoured 'Better Man' demonstrating Bridges’ versatility. Current single ‘Smooth Sailin’ is a brass-laden two-chord wonder with a hint of blues guitar to accompany Bridges’ trademark southern vocals.

The New York Times says that Leon “… has both an edgeless, soothing voice and a knack for swinging, idea-filled songwriting”. While NME writes that, “Coming Home exists in a satin-swathed time warp that takes you back 55 years.”

Music lovers take note: You definitely don’t want to miss Leon Bridges’ New Zealand debut. With his distinctive soul-blues-gospel stylings and full band in tow, Leon is set to blow the roof off the St James when he touches down in the country in January.

CRS PRESENTS LEON BRIDGES

Date: Saturday 9th January 2016
Venue: St James Theatre, Auckland
Tickets: Pre-sell 9.00am Monday Nov 23rd 2015
General on sale 9.00am Tuesday Nov 24th 2015
From Ticketek bit.ly/LeonAKtix





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