Lawrence Arabia Announces The Sparrow Album Release Tour

Lawrence Arabia Announces The Sparrow Album Release Tour

Tuesday 1st May, 2012 9:00AM

James Milne A.K.A Lawrence Arabia will return in July with a new full length album, The Sparrow, and will celebrate its release with a four date nationwide tour. Following the success and critical acclaim of his Taite Music Prize-winning Chant Darling, Milne will be playing the Town Hall in Auckland and the Opera House in Wellington, as well as a show each in both Christchurch and Dunedin.

UnderTheRadar Presents Lawrence Arabia The Sparrow Album Release Tour tour:

Friday 13th July – Christchurch, St Michaels and All Angels
Saturday 14th July - Dunedin, Sammy's
Friday 20th July - Auckland, Auckland Town Hall
Sunday 22nd July- Wellington, The Opera House

South Island dates on sale now from HERE at UTR - North Island ticketing details below.

Here is a B-Side from Lawrence Arabia's new album called 'Perfect Specimens',  it was released on 7" vinyl for Record Store Day. 

We'll have the first official single from The Sparrow to post in a week or two.

Press release:

Lawrence Arabia’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Sparrow will be released in New Zealand on 6 July, followed by four special shows across New Zealand’s main centres, including the Auckland Town Hall on 20th July and the Wellington Opera House on 22nd July.
The Sparrow is Lawrence Arabia's evocative follow up to the Taite Music Prize/Silver Scroll winning Chant Darling.

Venturing away from the harmony-laden, classic pop production of Chant Darling, The Sparrow is a more measured and minimalist work, drawing particularly on the influence of symphonic late-sixties production.

‘I became totally enamoured with the mystique and aesthetic limitations of these late-sixties and early-seventies records where there was so much space in the arrangements and you can really luxuriate in the sounds of individual instruments.’ says Arabia.
The tour will see Lawrence Arabia perform with very special guests for each date – including a string ensemble who are prominent throughout the album. The first single from this highly anticipated album will be released shortly and available as a free download.

Lawrence Arabia Presents: The Sparrow

13th July 2012 – Christchurch
Under The Radar and RDU present: ‘Lawrence Arabia: The Sparrow’
St Michaels and All Angels - 8pm
(Tickets from UTR, Cosmic Stores and Penny Lane Records)

14th July 2012 - Dunedin
Under The Radar and Radio 1 present: ‘Lawrence Arabia: The Sparrow’
Sammy's - 8pm
(Tickets from UTR and Cosmic Stores)

20th July 2012 Auckland
Under The Radar and 95bFM In association with STAMP at THE EDGE present: ‘Lawrence Arabia: The Sparrow’
Auckland Town Hall - 8pm (Tickets from

22nd July 2012 - Wellington
Under The Radar presents: ‘Lawrence Arabia: The Sparrow’
The Opera House - 8pm
(Tickets from Ticketek)

Perfect Specimens
Perfect Specimens, by Lawrence Arabia
From: The Sparrow B-Side, (2012)

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