Pokey LaFarge New Zealand Tour AnnouncedThursday 24th October, 2013 9:21AM
American blue-grass musician Pokey LaFarge has been announced to tour New Zealand in March. Signed to Jack White's Third Man Records, he released new self-titled album earlier this year which sees him head our way for the first time with full five-piece band. Here are the tour details...
Saturday 15th March, WOMAD, New Plymouth
Sunday 16th March, WOMAD, New Plymouth
Tuesday 18th March, Tuning Fork, Auckland
Thursday 20th March, Bodega, Wellington
Friday 21st March, King Street Live, Masterton
Saturday 22nd March, Black Barn, Havelock North
Tickets for Pokey's Wellington show are on sale now from HERE at UTR and instore from Slow Boat Records or Rough Peel Music. See below for further ticketing details.
Here is the video 'Central Time' from his latest album...
And here's an older clip from his 2010 release Riverboat Soul...
Pokey LaFarge announces New Zealand tour for March 2014
"This band is on fire right now - in the flesh they are simply excellent" Americana UK
Signed to Third Man Records by label boss Jack White, Pokey LaFarge heads for the very first time to New Zealand from his home in St. Louis, Missouri in March 2014 for a series of dates that'll see him and his band play concerts across the north island including two shows at WOMAD.
While Pokey’s self-titled new album has united critics in their praise it's onstage where he and the band truly shine. After live dates with Jack White, The Raconteurs, Wanda Jackson and Old Crow Medicine Show and performing at every level from back street bars to the biggest venues and festivals their live act is honed to near perfection. In smaller spaces their energy is infectious - a rip roaring force of superb musicians fronted by a true showman.
Described by MOJO as "the performer who’s ahead of the game right now" Pokey tours with a five-piece backing band, his larger than life stage presence propelling his cohorts onwards making each night a great night! If this band can’t get you to swing the dance floor nothing will.
Last year Pokey was honoured with a second consecutive Best Americana Album win at the Independent Music Awards. Pokey LaFarge is a man on a mission, encouraging audiences worldwide to think differently about what it means to celebrate musical traditions. Simply put, Pokey explains, “It’s not retro music. It’s American music that never died.”
LaFarge's blend of old time country, swing and pre-WWII blues has won him admirers across the globe. And it just isn't his critically acclaimed new album that's bringing him to the attention of a huge international audience. His songs have been featured on TV shows such as Boardwalk Empire and movies such as the score of "The Lone Ranger.", while he's guest appeared on Grammy nominated albums like Jack White's Blunderbuss, and top-rated shows like David Letterman and Later With Jools Holland.
This will be Pokey LaFarge’s first tour of New Zealand, prepare yourself for a good time.
Pokey LaFarge Live in New Zealand March 2014
15th - WOMAD - New Plymouth - (www.taft.co.nz/womad)
16th - WOMAD - New Plymouth - (www.taft.co.nz/womad)
18th - Tuning Fork - Auckland - (www.ticketmaster.co.nz)
20th - Bodega - Wellington - (http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/)
21st - King Street Live - Masterton - (www.dashtickets.co.nz)
22nd - Black Barn - Havelock North - (www.blackbarn.com)