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Shayne P. Carter Announces Four-Date August Tour

Shayne P. Carter Announces Four-Date August Tour

Wednesday 5th July, 2017 4:53PM

Shayne P. Carter has announced a four-date August tour with band. Currently holed up in Aramoana working on a memoir, the upcoming tour will see Carter head out for the last time this year with bandmates Gary Sullivan and James Duncan to mark the vinyl release of his debut solo album Offsider via Flying Nun. Carter will then head off to Korea with the Atamira Dance Company before heading back to take the helm as musical director for the Silver Scrolls in September, which are being held in Dunedin for the first time. Here are the tour details....

Shayne P. Carter and Band

Friday 11th August, Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Saturday 12th August, The Cook, Dunedin
Friday 18th August, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Saturday 19th August, Meow, Wellington

Tickets on sale now from HERE at UTR and in-store from Relics Music in Dunedin and Slow Boat + RPM in Wellington.

Here's a live video of Carter performing 'Waiting Game' from Offsider at the James Cook Hotel via RNZ:


Shayne P Carter and his band (Gary Sullivan drums, James Duncan bass) make their only New Zealand appearances of the year with a series of shows through the main centres in August.

James will be disappearing for most of the rest of the year to the Northern Hemisphere and this will be the trio’s last chance to get out there and show one person at least how it’s done.

The tour will coincide with the vinyl release of Shayne’s Taite Prize finalist “Offsider” album on Flying Nun, a record given five out of five by Metro and described as a “a giant “fuck you” to shallow music currents, and a triumph of pure expression”, Metro said the record was “like a painting so intriguing, you find yourself moving back through the gallery to that same room each time” .

Shayne and band will be performing songs from not only Offsider but also tunes across his entire back catalogue, the hits and also several that never bothered the charts.

Shayne has been battened down this year down in Aramoana at the powerful and elemental top of the Otago Harbour working on a memoir that will either be called “Degrees Of Existence” or “Dead People I Have Known”.

He has ventured out occasionally to reprise his acclaimed two man show with Don McGlashan that toured the Arts Festival circuit and New Zealand’s more far flung centres, and occasionally making a horrible/beautiful noise with his improv band Carter Morley Yeats with two members of the Dead C.

Shayne is also this years musical director of APRA Silver Scrolls , which will be held for the first time in Dunedin in September at the Town Hall, and he has been making like a less repulsive and less conceited Simon Cowell juggling the merits of bands.

He also be touring Korea in August with the Atamira Dance Company where he joins Taonga Puoro master James Webster and plays live guitar on the piece “Pango” that he also toured through Taiwan and China with the company last year.


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Fri 11th Aug
Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Sat 12th Aug
The Cook, Dunedin
Fri 18th Aug
Leigh Sawmill, Auckland
Sat 19th Aug
Meow, Wellington

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