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Kendall Elise 'Red Earth' Nationwide Tour Announced

Kendall Elise 'Red Earth' Nationwide Tour Announced

Thursday 16th May, 2019 11:56AM

Papakura country / folk songwriter Kendall Elise is embarking on an extensive tour of Aotearoa to celebrate the release of her new solo album Red Earth, kicking off this month. The eleven date tour will see Elise take her emotive and brooding opus to venues as far-reaching as Queenstown and Wanaka, as well as a headline event in her hometown of Papakura. Elise has honed her live show alongside her band The Belgraves, opening for Gin Wigmore’s national tour earlier this year, as well supporting US-based roots rock duo Larkin Poe in April. 

Featuring instrumentation by John Segovia, Chris KempLouis Jarlov and Robert Scott (not the artist of the same name of The Bats), each song on Red Earth is based Elise's memories of growing up in Papakura. The songwriter opened up about the socially conscious themes of her record, stating "The whole album writing process involved a lot of introspection and processing of traumatic experiences, so it comes from a place of healing and catharsis. The songs also hold a lot of relevance to issues that not only I faced growing up, but that continue to be common societal issues today such as poverty, housing insecurity, sexism, sexuality, mental health, and how colonialism has negatively impacted our country."

Kendall Elise

Saturday 18th May - Ministry of Folk, Auckland Guide Centre, Auckland
Saturday 25th May - Hallertau Brewery, Auckland
Saturday 8th June - Old School Arts Centre, Raglan*
Sunday 9th June - Hawkins Theatre, Papakura, Auckland
Friday 12th July - A Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin*
Saturday 13th July - Gin and Raspberry, Wanaka
Sunday 14th July - Cargo Brewery, Queenstown*
Saturday 20th July - Portland Public House, Auckland
Friday 26th July - The Incubator, Tauranga*
Saturday 17th August - Sitting Room Sessions, Napier (house concert)
Friday 6th September - Wine Cellar, Auckland*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Experience Elise’s dreamy, reverb-laden single ‘Kirk’s Bush’ from Red Earth, with a visually masterful clip created by director Amber Beaton...

Press release:

A deeply introspective album of intricate storytelling brought to life with evocative instrumentation; meaningful lyricism and a golden voice, RED EARTH officially hails the emergence of one of New Zealand’s most intriguing songwriters and performers.

Moving effortlessly and seamlessly through a number of styles and genres, from dark country to true country; folk and chilled pop to bluesy rock, Kendall delivers an album packed with mood and personality.

Kendall chose the songs that feature on the album - including first singles already released ‘The Clock Tower’ and ‘Valentine Street’ - because they’re representations of her childhood growing up in Papakura.

Kendall is a consummate performer, who (alongside her band, The Belgraves) has earned a reputation as mesmerising live act, not-to-be-missed! This year alone she has played a string of gigs and opened for Gin Wigmore on her recent New Zealand Tour. In April she supported American roots, rock band Larkin Poe in Auckland.

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Kendall Elise Presents: Red Earth
Sat 8th Jun
Raglan Old School Arts Centre, Raglan
Kendall Elise Presents: Red Earth
Fri 12th Jul
Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin
Kendall Elise Presents: Red Earth
Sat 13th Jul
Gin and Raspberry, Wanaka
Kendall Elise Presents: Red Earth
Sun 14th Jul
Cargo Brewery, Queenstown
Kendall Elise Presents: Red Earth
Fri 26th Jul
The Incubator, Tauranga
Kendall Elise Presents: Red Earth
Fri 6th Sep
The Wine Cellar, Auckland