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Justin Townes Earle Returns In April

Justin Townes Earle Returns In April

Thursday 26th January, 2012 9:09AM

Justin Townes Earle returns to New Zealand in April for what is becoming an annual visit. The announcement comes a week after his father, Steve Earle,  was announced to be touring and they miss each by a week.

Thurs 19th April - Dux live, Christchurch
Fri 20th April - Bar Bodega, Wellington
Sat 21st April- Kings Arms, Auckland
Sun 22nd April - Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh

Ticketing details below.

Earle returns with a new album - Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now - which is being released in late March - here's the trailer for the it...

Press Release:

AMERICAN TROUBADOUR JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE RETURNS TO NEW ZEALAND

American troubadour Justin Townes Earle returns to New Zealand this April, bringing with him his timeless songs, tasty picking and charismatic, high-energy performing style. The son of maverick Texas songster Steve Earle - and carrying the middle name of his father’s mentor, the late Townes Van Zandt – Justin Townes Earle may have inherited some of his father’s rebel spirit, yet in many ways the lanky, tattooed 28-year-old has forged his own path and style.

Raised mostly by his mother, the young Earle played as a teenager in both bluegrass and punk rock bands. By the time he reached his twenties he had developed his own playing and writing style, mixing influences as diverse as Texas bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bakersfield honky-tonker Buck Owens and singer-songwriter Randy Newman. He displayed all these influences and more on a series of acclaimed albums, starting with 2007’s The Good Life.

His 2010 release, Harlem River Blues has been his most successful yet, debuting at #47 on the Billboard Top 200 and earning him a Song of The Year Award for the title track at the 2011 Americana Music Awards in Nashville. In addition, he has made recent appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman and A Prairie Home Companion, and appeared alongside his father on HBO’s acclaimed Treme series. In 2010 he was named by GQ magazine as one of “The 25 Most Stylish Men In The World”.

Justin Townes Earle has toured New Zealand before, and last performed here in 2010 and also with Wilco previous. He immortalised some of his feelings for the place and its people in a song on his Harlem River Blues album entitled ‘Christchurch Woman’. He returns fresh from the release of his fourth album, Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now, which sees the restless troubadour moving in a Memphis soul direction.

TOUR DATES:

Thurs 19th April CHRISTCHRUCH Dux live 8pm Doors, Show Starts 9pm
Fri 20th April WELLINGTON Bar Bodega 8pm Doors, Show Starts 9pm
Sat 21st April AUCKLAND Kings Arms 8pm Doors, Show Starts 9pm
Sun 22nd April LEIGH Sawmill Café 8pm Show

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