Wagons New Zealand Shows Announced

Wagons New Zealand Shows Announced

Monday 19th August, 2013 9:00AM

Charismatic Australian country musician Henry Wagons returns to New Zealand with band, aka Wagons, in November for two dates. First here late last year for a sneaky solo show, his return with full band is part of the ever popular Gunslingers Ball events where he'll be joined by 'Ball stalwarts Bernie Griffen and The Grifters, D Burmester And The Blind and Tami Neilson. Here are the tour details...

The Gunslingers Ball Presents: Wagons

Friday 15th November, Kings Arms, Auckland
w/ Bernie Griffen and The Grifters, The Broadsides and Tami Neilson

Saturday 16th November, Bodega, Wellington
w/ D Burmester And The Blind, Tami Neilson and more

Tickets on sale 9am Monday 19th August from HERE at UTR and instore at Real Groovy in Auckland and RPM or Slow Boat in Wellington.

Here is a Henry Wagons excellent solo single 'Unwanted Company' ffeaturing Alison Mosshart...

And here's a live clip of the band performing 'Blew It' from their latest album Rumble, Shake and Tumble released in 2011.

Press Release:



WAGONS are unanimously lauded as one of Australia’s great acts. Led by the rare charisma of frontman Henry Wagons - a celebrated solo artist in his own right, “sounding like the lovechild of Nick Cave and Johnny Cash" as described by Rolling Stone - WAGONS, the band offer heavy doses of stomping outlaw country, irresistible crooning and classic pop.

Having spent the last few years touring with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham, Okkervil River, John Hiatt, Jolie Holland and just recently completing a 16 date USA tour including SXSW showcases, it is safe to say that Wagons are a roadhardened, formidable live band.

Make sure you see them live in New Zealand this November accompanied by the best of the best of The Gunslingers Ball bands;

Auckland - Friday 15th November, Kings Arms
w/ Bernie Griffen and The Grifters, The Broadsides and Tami Neilson

Wellington - Saturday 16th November, Bodega
w/ D Burmester And The Blind, Tami Neilson + more TBC

Tickets onsale 9am Monday 19th August from and Real Groovy (Auckland)

In both the live forum and on record, the band draw upon an uncommon range of influences given the current musical climate, including jump suit era Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, the grit between the floorboards at the Ole’ Opry, the spit in 70’s trumpet sections and Cormac MacCarthy’s psychedelic Westerns. Their live show is a performance like no other, treading a line between a Vegas 70s showroom extravaganza and a bunch of fresh-faced undertakers letting loose at a rained sodden rock festival. As vibrant as Wagons’ recorded work is, it’s their dynamic, unpredictable live shows that solidified their reputation as a band to remember.

“Wagons crafts a just-right mixture of the self-deprecating, the self destructive and the self-referential throughout the album, and the result is suitable for blaring out of every bar from St. Louis to Sydney.” - NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO / USA

“Wagons ‘ poppy, soulful cow-punk is as clever as it is swagerrific” -  ALBUM OF WEEK’ TORONTO

“Wagons are kinda Rock a Billy kinda Alt-Country, kinda Indie, that’s what makes this CD so interesting. It’s a cross of all three and yet it has its own distinct genre. It got my attention quickly!” - AMERICAN GAZZETTE

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related gigs
The Gunslingers Ball Presents: Wagons
Fri 15th Nov, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
The Gunslingers Ball Presents: Wagons
Sat 16th Nov, Bodega, Wellington