Nik Kershaw Accoustic Tour Announced

Nik Kershaw Accoustic Tour Announced

Thursday 5th September, 2013 11:03AM

UK pop singer and songwriter Nik Kershaw has announced an acoustic tour of New Zealand in October. Responsible for a couple of big 80s synth pop hits,  he is returning for the first time in nearly three decades to play shows across the country in October....

Nik Kershaw Acoustic New Zealand Tour

Tues 22nd October, Dux Live, Christchurch
Wed 23rd October, The Playhouse, Nelson
Fri 25th October, Bodega, Wellington
Sat 26th October, Paddington Live, Auckland
Sunday 27th October, Leigh Sawmill, Auckland

Ticket details below - here are a couple of those big eighties tunes...

'Wouldn't It Be Good'

'The Riddle'

Press Release:

He’s back! UK legend Nik Kershaw is jetting to New Zealand in late October for five intimate acoustic shows in Auckland, Leigh, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch.

Fans can enjoy getting up close to Nik Kershaw classics like Wouldn't It Be Good, The Riddle, Human Racing, Wide Boy and I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

This is Kershaw’s first NZ tour since sold out shows in 1985. That same year he played Live Aid at Wembley to a worldwide audience of millions, and his chart-topping album The Riddle spent 33 weeks in NZ Top 40.

Tour dates and ticketing details are:

Tues Oct 22, DuxLive Christchurch –
Wed Oct 23, The Playhouse, Nelson – Ticketek and Everyman Records
Fri Oct 25, Bodega, Wellington – Ticketek
Sat Oct 26, Paddington, Parnell, Auckland –
Sunday Oct 27, Leigh Sawmill – Ticketmaster

Tickets to all shows are available to the general public from 9am Tuesday September 10. To get your opportunity to purchase tickets 24 hours earlier, register now at

"It's been 28 years since I last set foot in New Zealand and I'm thrilled to have been given the opportunity to play some intimate acoustic shows there this October" - Nik Kershaw Sep 2013.

But it’s not all a nostalgia-fest of sweet RTR, Shazam, and Shake magazine memories. Kershaw will also bring to the party some great songs from his acclaimed recent releases, including 2012’s Ei8ht.

Nik Kershaw returned to the studio and the stage after several years out of the limelight, producing, songwriting and performing alongside artists as diverse as Imogen Heap, Elton John, and Steve Hackett (Genesis). He also wrote the UK number 1 “The One And Only” for Chesney Hawkes.

Elton John has called him “one of the best songwriters of a generation”, and with a hit-packed set list night after night, few can argue.

See for more tour details.

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