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Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Return To New Zealand In January

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Return To New Zealand In January

Monday 14th December, 2015 6:50PM

More than 10 years after their last New Zealand appearance, folk musicians Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings have announced their return. The legendary pair are set to play within the rococo surrounds of Auckland's Civic Theatre for a special one-off show in January ahead of their Australian tour. The evening will see Gillian and Dave cover a selection from the songbooks of Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams and Woody Guthrie as well as their own finely crafted tunes for fans. Here are the details...


Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
Thursday 28th January, Civic Theatre, Auckland


Here's Gillian and Dave performing a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR...


PRESS RELEASE:

AN EVENING WITH GILLIAN WELCH
THE CIVIC THEATRE, AUCKLAND
THURSDAY 28TH JAN 2016

It's been over a decade now and people are still talking about it.

The last time Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings toured New Zealand was November 2004 and they mesmerised audiences with performances that sent chills up the backs of those in attendance. As one reviewer put it, they made “music with history, soul and a human heart”, with Rawlings’ exceptional guitar work weaving in and around the duo’s gorgeous harmonies.

After taking a few years off Welch and Rawlings released the Grammy-nominated "The Harrow And The Harvest" in 2011 under Gillian Welch’s name while earlier this year saw the release of The Dave Rawlings Machine’s "Nashville Obsolete" their seventh studio album together. Don’t let the title fool you, there’s nothing obsolete about the timeless music these two make. In fact, the music on Nashville Obsolete has been described as “a bold step forward” & “an album of surprises”.

Now, just months after accepting a Lifetime Songwriting Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in Nashville, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings bring their show back to New Zealand featuring a set that’s likely to include well-chosen covers by Bob Dylan, Bill Monroe, Ryan Adams and Woody Guthrie that fit perfectly alongside their own beautifully crafted songs.

After years of anticipation, New Zealand and can look forward to seeing Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings perform again, this time in Auckland’s historic Civic Theatre.

Now, that’s something to talk about!
AN EVENING WITH GILLIAN WELCH
JANUARY 28th 2016
THE CIVIC, AUCKLAND

GO TO MUCHMOREMUSIC.CO.NZ/GILLIANWELCH FOR SHOW & TICKETING INFO

PRESALES FROM WED 16 December – sign up now at muchmoremusic.co.nz/gillianwelch
GENERAL ONSALE THURS 17TH DEC 9AM



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Why not shows in Christchurch?
Posted by Gerry Deacon - anonymous 9 months ago
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Shows in Wellington???

Posted by Anje - anonymous 9 months ago


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