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Suzanne Vega Returning To New Zealand In August

Suzanne Vega Returning To New Zealand In August

Tuesday 12th June, 2018 9:01AM

US singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is heading back our way to perform in Auckland and Wellington this August - her first New Zealand shows in twenty five years. Revered for her landmark hits 'Tom's Diner', 'Luka' and 'Blood Makes Noise', Vega's career encompasses erudite folk and industrial pop, with nine solo albums under her belt including 2016's Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers. Vega will play songs from throughout her discography, here are the details...

Suzanne Vega

Tuesday 7th August - Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland
Wednesday 8th August - Opera House, Wellington

Presales available from 9:00am, Wednesday 13th June

Watch the video for Vega's moving chart-topper 'Luka'...

Here's the clip for RNA's classic remix of Vega's Tom's Diner'...

Here's live footage of Vega playing a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert in 2014...

Check out the "Factory Pomo" video for Vega's industrial pop hit 'Blood Makes Noise'...

Press release:

US singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega makes a long-awaited return to New Zealand this August, with concerts in Auckland and Wellington.

In New Zealand, Suzanne Vega and her acclaimed guitarist Gerry Leonard will perform songs from throughout her career. Her songs have connected strongly with New Zealanders over the years, earning her major chart success here with the likes of Luka, Solitude Standing, Tom’s Diner (with DNA), and Blood Make Noise.

New York’s Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival in the early 1980s. From her self-titled 1985 to today, she has sold over seven million albums and has been nominated for seven Grammy awards.

Her Solitude Standing album was No. 1 in New Zealand and features the hits - Tom's Diner (a beautiful acapella track, subsequently re-released with DNA), and Luka - a haunting folk-pop classic written from the perspective of an abused child.

Vega has continued to musically evolve and explore. She has now released nine studio albums, her most recent being 2016’s Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers – the music from her play about the enigmatic author McCullers. These songs were co-written with Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik. In the play Vega performed the leading role - seamlessly moving between spoken word and song.


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Suzanne Vega
Tue 7th Aug 8:00pm
Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Suzanne Vega
Wed 8th Aug 8:00pm
The Opera House, Wellington