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Joanna Newsom NZ Tour 2010

Joanna Newsom NZ Tour 2010

Tuesday 1st December, 2009 12:00PM

Mystery Girl really has gone a bit nuts bringing yet another amazing international act to our shores in the new year - just announced is the return of Joanna Newsom! She sold out all of her NZ shows in 2007 and will have her full band with her this time to play three dates:

Saturday 30th of January – The Harbourlight – Christchurch – with Jens Lekman
Sunday 31st of January – The Paramount – Wellington
Tuesday 2nd of February – The Dorothy Winstone Centre (Auckland Girls Grammar School) – Auckland

Tickets on sale from Friday 4th of December here from UnderTheRadar or Real Groovy (Auckland & Christchurch) and Slow Boat (Wellington).

Press Release:

Mystery Girl and 95bFM present Joanna Newsom New Zealand Shows

Joanna Newsom returns! For the first time in New Zealand she will perform her music accompanied by her American band. When Joanna last visited here in 2007 all the shows quickly sold out - so don't miss out this time.

Mixing gothic tales with her ethereal, melodic harp over expansive orchestrations (arranged by Van Dyke Parks), Newsom’s second album, Ys was recently voted by Mojo Magazine and Pitchfork as one of the album’s of the past decade. Epic in every sense of the meaning, Ys was even more musically rich and lyrically complex than her debut The Milk-Eyed Mender. Newsom has proved with Ys that she is a conceptual musical talent, happiest in uncharted territory.

After the release of her debut album, The Milk Eyed Mender, Newsom developed a huge underground following that led to her touring with Will Oldham, Cat Power and Devendra Banhart. She then toured Japan, Australia, New Zealand (with Smog) and Iceland, along the road playing at festivals in Bonaroo, Sasquatch, Green Man, Rothskilde and the Patti Smith-curated Meltdown Festival as well as a benefit concert with her hero, Neil Young. In Christchurch Joanna will be joined by Sweden’s Jens Lekman, and in Auckland and Wellington by Bachelorette. Joanna Newsom & Band

Saturday 30th of January – The Harbourlight – Christchurch – with Jens Lekman
Sunday 31st of January – The Paramount – Wellington
Tuesday 2nd of February – The Dorothy Winstone Centre (Auckland Girls Grammar School) – Auckland

Tickets on sale from Friday 4th of December from UnderTheRadar, Real Groovy (Auckland & Christchurch) Slow Boat (Wellington)





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