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Chelsea Jade Announces Aotearoa Tour

Chelsea Jade Announces Aotearoa Tour

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: George Le Sage Clarke / Thursday 14th January, 2021 9:01AM

Chelsea Jade is escaping the US and making the arduous and isolated journey home, all so she can perform live for us once again. It's possible she has other reasons to come to Aotearoa, but most importantly she's sharing her incredible songwriting talents with the country for seven shows this February / March, with special guest rising Tāmaki artist deryk (who launched her debut EP Womb in 2020), including appearances at the Big Gay Out, the Auckland Arts Festival, and the Hamilton Gardens Festival. Since her debut album Personal Best melted all our faces off in 2018, Chelsea Jade's kept busy touring, writing and recording new songs between here and LA. Then, just as my last skin graft finally healed, she dropped new track 'Superfan' amid lockdown chaos and my face melted right off again. Here's hoping the holy trinity (flights, a hotel, a negative Covid test) aline for the pop gem and she makes it home. Chelsea Jade kindly penned fans a letter to about the forthcoming trip back home, in which she revealed there's a new record on the way (!)...

"Dear All,

These announcement broadcasts usually take a familiar shape on my end - in an nth hour harried state, I comb through my last and oft-neglected bio screed and recalibrate it as if I’m a deeply impressed (!) third party narrator. While I understand the utility, I have to be honest, it never feels quite right!

So, little theatrics aside, I spent the lion’s share of 2020 in my Los Angeles apartment hunkering down ad infinitum. All tours canceled, everything in flux. I’m sure you’ve seen the news. Still, golden moments showed up in little ways. Getting lovely notes from Bandcamp Friday patrons, cleaning my apartment to that incredible Jessie Ware record and frankly, being invited to play in my hometown this year. I'm grateful to have made it through. It's an immense privilege to be in a space where music can exist as viscerally as it was intended to be and I would be deeply honored if you would join me for these shows.

Your emotional wreck forever,

Chelsea Jade

P.s - I guess I almost finished a new record too."

Undertheradar proudly presents...

Chelsea Jade NZ Tour
with special guest deryk

Sunday 14th February - Big Gay Out, Auckland (free, register here - without deryk)
Wednesday 24th February - Hamilton Gardens Festival*
Wednesday 17th March - Auckland Arts Festival**
Friday 19th March - Wellington, Meow
Saturday 20th March - Napier, Paisley Stage
Friday 26th March - Christchurch, Cassels Blue Smoke
Saturday 27th March - Dunedin, Dive 
Saturday 3rd April - Peachy Keen, Basin Reserve, Wellington (without deryk)

Tickets on sale from Banished Music from 9am, Monday 18th January
Tickets on sale now from HGAF*
Tickets on sale now from AAF**

Here's Chelsea Jade's vid for 'Superfan' - and yes, she really is that tall!


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Chelsea Jade - NZ Tour 2021
Fri 19th Mar
Meow, Wellington
Chelsea Jade - NZ Tour 2021
Sat 20th Mar
Paisley Stage, Napier
Chelsea Jade - NZ Tour 2021
Fri 26th Mar
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Chelsea Jade - NZ Tour 2021
Sat 27th Mar
Dive, Dunedin