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Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats Announce Nationwide Tour For October

Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats Announce Nationwide Tour For October

Friday 12th August, 2016 10:45AM

Auckland native Skyscraper Stan is heading home with his band The Commission Flats for a 10-date nationwide tour in October. The Melbourne-based troubadour will be making appearances at the Southern Fork Americana Fest as well as Dunedin Arts Festive and has lined up a whole raft of shows around the country while on these shores. Here are the details...

Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats

Wednesday 5th October, Harrington Hall, Pukekohe
Thursday 6th October, Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Friday 7th October, Tuning Fork, Auckland Tuning Fork
Saturday 8th October with Bowie Waiting in the Sky at Dunedin Arts Festival
Sunday 9th October, Paekakariki Hall, Paekakariki
Tuesday 11th October, Bodega, Wellington
Wednesday 12th October, Nelson Playhouse Theatre, Mapua
Thursday 13th October, Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
Friday 14th October, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Saturday 15th October, Plato Café, Dunedin

Tickets to most shows available HERE at UTR

Here's the video for 'Chief' lifted from Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats' debut album Last Years Tune...


Skyscraper Stan Returns to NZ For Nationwide Tour

After touring the country in the spectacular show “Bowie, Waiting in The Sky” (with Eddie Rayner, Jordan Luck, Alastair Riddell and Zane Griff ), Skyscraper Stan returns to New Zealand in October for a nationwide tour.

The first born child of a novelist and a documentary editor, "Skyscraper" Stan Woodhouse was raised with an innate appreciation for language. Although he had been writing poetry and fiction from a young age, it wasn't until his mid teens that he first turned his attention to songwriting.

Working nights at a basement venue in his hometown, Stan found himself thrust into the limelight after the proprietor heard him singing over a mop bucket. The next year and a half was spent bouncing between the bar and the stage by night and sleeping in University lecture halls by day. Just shy of his 21st Birthday Stan relocated to Melbourne under the pretense of completing his zoology degree. Which he did, halfheartedly, and all the while moonlighting as a troubadour. The expansive emptiness of Australia has served as a great inspiration to Stan's songwriting. His autobiographical and observational lyricism seems to belie his relative youth. Most at home on the Hume Highway or any of the other tarmac ribbons criss crossing the country, Stan tours extensively both solo and with is band.

Touring his latest album “Last Year’s Tune”, Stan returns to New Zealand this October for a nationwide raft of shows with his band: Oskar Herbig - Lead guitar, Martin Schilov - Bass, and Corbin Kuhtze - Drums.

Also singing with him on this tour are New Zealand’s own The Ravens : Reb Fountain and Alice Ryan Williams.

SKYSCRAPER STAN and the Commission Flats New ZEALAND TOUR 2016

October 5th Pukekoe Harrington Hall
October 6th Hamilton Nivara Lounge
October 7th Auckland Tuning Fork *ticketmaster
October 8th “Bowie Waiting in the Sky” (Dunedin Arts Festival)
October 9th Paekakariki Hall Paekakariki
October 11th Bodega Wellington
October 12th Nelson Playhouse Theatre Mapua
October 13th Barrytown Barrytown Hall
October 14th Christchurch Blue Smoke
October 15th Dunedin Plato Café
*tickets on (except Tuning Fork Show)


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Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Wed 5th Oct 7:00pm
Harrington Hall , Auckland
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Thu 6th Oct 7:00pm
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Skyscraper Stan - Southern Fork Americana Fest 2016
Fri 7th Oct 7:30pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Sun 9th Oct 7:00pm
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Tue 11th Oct 7:00pm
Bodega, Wellington
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Wed 12th Oct 7:00pm
Playhouse Theatre, Nelson
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Thu 13th Oct 7:00pm
Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Fri 14th Oct 7:30pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Sat 15th Oct 7:00pm
PLATO, Dunedin