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Pokey LaFarge Returns To NZ In March

Pokey LaFarge Returns To NZ In March

Thursday 11th December, 2014 9:07AM

After completing a successful tour of New Zealand earlier this year, American roots musician Pokey LaFarge has announced his impending return to these shores next March. Pokey's return will see him bring an expanded band and new songs from a forthcoming album, which is due out next year. Here's the details...


Pokey LaFarge

Thursday 26th March, Tuning Fork, Auckland
Friday 27th March, Black Barn, Havelock North
Saturday 28th March - King Street Live - Masterton
Sunday 29th March, Bodega, Wellington
Tuesday 31st March, Mussel Inn, Nelson
Wednesday 1st April, Dux Live, Christchurch

Tickets for Wellington and Christchurch available HERE at UTR



PRESS RELEASE:

Following on from his show-stealing performances at WOMAD and a sold-out tour of the country earlier this year American country-blues artist Pokey LaFarge is all set to make a return visit in 2015 for a series of North Island concerts along with his full band.

Recently signed to legendary label Rounder Records and with a new record in the works LaFarge's last series of dates here were his first in New Zealand and it's clear he's looking forward to heading back this way.

"I'm so honored to be making my return down under with our expanded band, new album, and new songs to share. And I must say, I enjoy bringing my middle American-landlocked music to an Island in the middle of the sea... For good people are found everywhere and music is for everyone-no matter who and where they be.”

His last shows here were a huge success and a masterclass in both stagecraft and musicianship as Pokey and his band wowed audiences with a live performance honed by years on the road playing major festivals, club dates and support slots with such international stars as Jack White, The Raconteurs and the Old Crow Medicine Show.

For his next visit he'll be touring with a 6-piece band (complete with a drummer) - all on the back of a new album that is already proving to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2015.

"He's been impressing audiences far and wide with rip-roaring performances with his band" NZ Herald

"Hands-down winner and crowd-pleaser of the weekend was Pokey LaFarge with his contemporary rejigging of vintage American styles (Western swing, country, old-time jazz) into laser-sharp and melodic songs" Elsewhere.co.nz @ WOMAD

"The performer who’s ahead of the game right now" - Mojo "he's making the world a better place with some beautiful music" Nick Bollinger

26 March - Tuning Fork- Auckland (www.tuningfork.co.nz)
27 March - Black Barn- Havelock North (www.blackbarn.com )
28 March - King Street Live - Masterton (www.eventfinder.co.nz)
29 March - Bodega - Wellington (undertheradar.co.nz)
31 March – Mussel Inn – Nelson (www.musselinn.co.nz)
1 April – Dux Live, Christchurch (undertheradar.co.nz)





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