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Neil Finn Announces Nationwide Tour with Bic Runga

Neil Finn Announces Nationwide Tour with Bic Runga

Monday 21st July, 2014 10:00AM

Neil Finn has announced a five-date jaunt around the country in September to tour his latest album Dizzy Heights, which came out in February. Finn has recently returned from a four month tour around the world in support of the album. His New Zealand dates will see Finn take the stage with a new five piece ensemble, including his wife Sharon, Alistair Deverick (Ruby Suns), Jesse Sheehan, Andrew Everding, Lisa Tomlins (Rhombus). As well as songs from Dizzy Heights, Finn will perform a raft of songs from his extensive back catalogue and he will be joined by special guest Bic Runga, who is opening the shows in her first New Zealand performances since 2011. Here are the details...


Dizzy Heights New Zealand Tour with Bic Runga

Thursday 18th September, The Municipal Theatre, Napier
Friday 19th
September, The Opera House, Wellington
Saturday 20th
September, The Powerstation, Auckland
Friday 26th
September, The Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Saturday 27th
September, CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch



PRESS RELEASE:

Neil Finn
Dizzy Heights New Zealand Tour
With special guest: Bic Runga

Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters, the highly successful and much lauded: Neil Finn.

Neil will be accompanied by his latest six piece ensemble . The new band (including wife Sharon, Alistair Deverick of the Ruby Suns, Jesse Sheehan, Andrew Everding, Lisa Tomlins of Rhombus and Finn) will perform new material from Finn’s critically acclaimed album ‘Dizzy Heights’ as well as a swag of songs from his vast retrospective catalogue. Including Crowded House, Split Enz, Finn Brothers and his own solo works.

The recent four month ‘Dizzy Heights’ world tour has seen Neil performing for over two hours a night. The shows have received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The 2014 world tour has played shows in Australia, The United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Dubai and Amsterdam so far and these limited local dates are a continuation of that full production.

‘Dizzy Heights formed the backbone of a hybrid show that melded new material with a greatest hits package which clearly delighted fans old and new.’ – Nottingham Post, UK.

‘Finn certainly cut a wide swathe, chronologically and stylistically. That emotionally resonant voice remains in top shape, and the (still rather youthful-looking) 55-year-old reaffirmed he's a fluent guitarist, too.’ Exclaim Magazine - Canada.

‘On tour to celebrate the release of his latest solo studio recording ‘Dizzy Heights’, Melbourne’s Hamer Hall was treated to a captivating two hour set of gems from the past and his latest critically acclaimed work.’ Take40Australia.com

Joining Neil, as his special guest, opeining these special shows will be Bic Runga. New Zealand born singer/songwriter Bic has been awarded many music accolades since her first top ten hit ‘Drive’ released back in 1996. Bic is currently working on her as yet unnamed fifth album. These will be her first New Zealand shows since 2011’s The Acoustic Church tour.

SEPTEMBER 2014

Thursday 18th, The Municipal Theatre, Napier
Tickets through www.ticketek.co.nz

Friday 19th, The Opera House, Wellington
Tickets through www.ticketek.co.nz

Saturday 20th, The Powerstation, Auckland
Tickets through www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Friday 26th, The Regent Theatre, Dunedin
For further information: http://www.radionetwork.co.nz/brands/iheartradio/

 

Saturday 27th CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
For further information: http://www.radionetwork.co.nz/brands/iheartradio/

Presale for all shows commences 12 noon on Thursday July 24th, 2014. General on sale for all shows commences 12 noon on Monday July 28th, 2014. For further artist, tour and ticketing information please visit www.neilfinn.com

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