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Marlon Williams Releases New Single + Announces Tour

Marlon Williams Releases New Single + Announces Tour

Wednesday 17th December, 2014 9:06AM

Marlon Williams has announced a four-date New Zealand tour to celebrate the release of his moody new single 'Dark Child'. The musician, who has been based in Melbourne for the last 18 months, is returning to these shores with his four-piece band The Yarra Benders following a sold-out solo tour through the country in July, when he unveiled the single 'Strange Things'. The new offering was written by close friend Tim Moore and sees a shift in sound for Williams, take a listen below...

Marlon Williams and The Yarra Benders

Friday 13th February, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin
Saturday 14th February, St Michaels Church, Christchurch
Friday 20th February, Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 21st February, San Fran, Wellington

Tickets to all shows except Auckland available HERE at UTR


Marlon Williams

Following a sold-out solo tour in July, 2-time New Zealand Music Award winner Marlon Williams has announced a full band national tour in February to celebrate the release of his new single Dark Child.

Written by Williams’ close friend Tim Moore, Dark Child was recorded in Lyttelton with long time producer Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding, Tami Neilson) and is the lead single from Williams’ debut album due for release in April.

Dark Child presents a different sound for Williams, but perfectly captures the juxtaposition between heavy and light, dark and beautiful that is ever present in his work.

The song builds with chugging acoustic guitar and atmospheric choral and guitar overlays, as Williams croons “one day all this could be yours if you only had the will to outlive your mother and I”. 

After a restrained, slow, build up, the track then catapults into the stratosphere, with Williams' angelic voice soaring over distorted, wailing guitars.

Williams has spent the past 18 months based in Melbourne, playing some of the biggest festivals in Australia including Meredith, Queenscliff, Mullumbimby, Big Sound, Darwin and Brisbane Music Festivals, supporting Australian tours for Justin Townes Earle and First Aid Kit, featuring on nationwide television show Rockwiz, and being invited to perform at a sold out Sydney Opera House for TEDx Sydney.

Australian media have also been lavishing praise on Williams for his incredible live show, Billboard Magazine saying “expect to see and hear a lot more from this man with the voice of an angel” and The Music proclaiming “Marlon Williams is currently the finest in his field”.

Williams will tour with his 4-piece band The Yarra Benders, playing shows in Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Marlon Williams


FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY - DUNEDIN - Chicks Hotel - tickets from Under The Radar
SATURDAY 14th FEBRUARY - CHRISTCHURCH - St Michaels Church - tickets from Under The Radar
FRIDAY 20th FEBRUARY - AUCKLAND - Tuning Fork - tickets from Ticketmaster
SATURDAY 21st FEBRUARY - WELLINGTON - San Fran - tickets from Under The Radar

Tickets on sale now!


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Fri 13th Feb
Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers
Sat 14th Feb
St Michael and All Angels Church, Christchurch
Fri 20th Feb
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sat 21st Feb
San Fran, Wellington