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Ed Kuepper Announces Two Headline Shows For April

Ed Kuepper Announces Two Headline Shows For April

Thursday 18th February, 2016 9:38AM

Legendary guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Ed Kuepper has lined-up two headline shows for New Zealand in April. The performances come as Ed heads to these shores to support The Stranglers on their three-date jaunt around the country, and will see Australian musician play songs from impressive back catalogue which includes work from his punk band The Saints, experimental post-punk outfit Laughing Clowns and the more grunge-tinged music of The Aints - not to mention his solo work. Last year saw Kuepper release the impressive Lost Cities, latest in a long line of solo albums. Here are the details for his upcoming shows...


UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Ed Kuepper

Saturday 16th April, The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sunday 17th April, Meow, Wellington

Tickets to the Wellington show available HERE at UTR


Here's 'Some Said' from Ed's latest album Lost Cities...


And here is the video for excellent 1992 song 'The Way I Made You Feel'...


PRESS RELEASE:

Two headline shows announced for Ed Kuepper

Plus1 and undertheradar proudly presents two NZ headline dates for Ed Kuepper in April.

The Brisbane-based songsmith performs at the Tuning Fork in Auckland on Saturday 16 April, and Meow in Wellington on Sunday 17 April, following the completion of three dates around New Zealand with The Stranglers.

Christchurch fans won’t miss out – Kuepper opens for The Stranglers at Horncastle Arena on Friday 15 April.

Ticket details for Ed Kuepper’s shows are as follows:

Auckland from Ticketmaster.co.nz (on sale tomorrow 19 Feb)
Wellington from UnderTheRadar.co.nz (on sale today, 18 Feb) – and instore from Slow Boat Records and RPM.

Ed Kuepper is undisputed Australian music royalty. The chief architect of both The Saints and Laughing Clowns, he’s one of the most distinctive guitarists and songwriters that country has produced. Kuepper’s New Zealand shows come 40 years after the release of his first record, the iconic Australian classic ”[I’m] Stranded” by The Saints.

In solo electric format, Kuepper will perform songs from across his wonderfully prolific career – including material from The Saints, Laughing Clowns, Aints, and various solo incarnations.

The tour coincides with the NZ release of his acclaimed new album Lost Cities, which is remarkably Kuepper’s 50th release (excluding compilations). Lost Cities takes a new approach:

“When I was a kid I always processed recordings as a kind of singular whole, so when I started to play the guitar I wanted my playing to be the entire orchestra/band rather than just the guy strumming in the corner.

A good example would be the way I played Nights in Venice on the first Saints lp… or the acoustic with hyper harmonic overtones on Today Wonder.  Lost Cities continues that approach but also moves into the tonal opposite of what I did when I started”.

Kuepper has twice in consecutive years won Australia’s ARIA Music Awards for ‘Best Independent Release’ for his solo albums Black Ticket Day and Serene Machine. He has also toured as a member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.





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