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Don McGlashan Announces Nationwide Tour

Don McGlashan Announces Nationwide Tour

Thursday 23rd April, 2015 9:49AM

Don McGlashan has announced an extensive nationwide tour for June, hot on the heels of releasing his new record Lucky Stars. The 10-song album, which came out last week, saw McGlashan penning his most personal songs to date, before fleshing them out at Roundhead Studios with assistance from with guitarist Tom Rodwell. When it came to recording, a few more players came on board who together weaved the introspective songs into something with "a lot more joy and optimism than I expected", McGlashan says. Here are the details for the 12-date tour that will take Lucky Stars all over the country...


Don McGlashan - Lucky Stars Album Release Tour

Thursday 11th June, Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland
Friday 12th June, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton
Saturday 13th June, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga
Thursday 18th June, MTG Century Theatre, Napier
Friday 19th June, Paramount Theatre, Wellington
Saturday 20th June, The Mayfair, New Plymouth
Thursday 25th June, Theatre Royal, Nelson
Friday 26th June, The Grange Theatre, Christchurch
Saturday 27th June, NBS Theatre, Westport
Thursday 2nd July, Sherwood, Queenstown
Friday 3rd July, Opera House, Oamaru
Saturday 4th July, The Fullwood Room, Dunedin


Watch the recently released hand-animated video for eponymous single 'Lucky Stars'...


PRESS RELEASE:

DON McGLASHAN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR OF NEW ALBUM ‘LUCKY STARS’

"It's the centrepiece of one terrific record. A personal classic." - NZ Herald, Russell Baillie

On Friday April 17 pre-eminent singer/songwriter Don McGlashan unveiled Lucky Stars, his rich new collection of 10 highly personal songs exploring love, regret and mortality. The record contains many songs which are very personal reflections on his own life and thoughts: “This time, I don’t seem to be adopting characters to explore an idea. For this album I don't seem to be taking on a role to get an idea across ... the 'I' is generally me in these songs”.

Don McGlashan started the raw material for this new album at a bach on the Thames Estuary, before realising them in Neil Finn's writing room at Roundhead Studio, Auckland with guitarist Tom Rodwell. He produced them with former Mutton Birds bandmate David Long, (who also contributes some textural guitar, organ and banjo) and enlisted former Seven Sisters and current Phoenix Foundation drummer Chris O’Connor.

“I didn’t add many players, but the ones who did come on board are such distinctive musicians that they ended up adding more than I dreamed was possible”, Don says. “I went away to the bach, imagining that I would write a rather solitary, introspective record, but what came out had a lot more joy and optimism than I expected.”

The release comes with the reveal of the playful, hand-animated video for the eponymous single Lucky Stars, released just last week. The highly anticipated Lucky Stars tour will take to the road come June 2015, with an epic string of tour dates around the country, when Don will joined on stage by Tom Rodwell and Chris O'Connor for two sets of music each night. See below for details and be sure to catch Don performing songs from this very different and emotionally direct album.

Head to donmcglashan.com for all ticketing information.





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