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Sam Bartells Summer Tour Announced

Sam Bartells Summer Tour Announced

Annabel Kean / Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 11:00AM

Sam Bartells said "Let's Go" last spring and celebrated his LET'S GO EP with a run of North Island hootenannies, and this summer he says "Let's Go II", announcing five more Te Ika-a-Māui shows — including an appearance at the gorgeous, bush-side Okura Forest Festival. Before its grand release in October 2020, Bartells' LET'S GO EP came to fruition at Nashville's Sound Kitchen Studios in collaboration with big wig producer Dr. Ford and Chris Condon, guitarist for ol' achy breaky Billy Ray Cyrus. The Aotearoa-based Nashvillian country songwriter is taking young folk up-and-comer Grace Kelly [not that one] along for the ride again, and invites back Tim Prier for his Gisborne Smash Palace show. Let's go — and grab a ticket ASAP, these shows will warm the cockles of your heart...

Sam Bartells - Let's Go Tour II With Grace Kelly

Wednesday 17th Feb - Auckland, Portland Public House*
Friday 19th Feb - Hamilton, Nevada Lounge*
Saturday 20th Feb - Auckland, Okura Forest Festival
Friday 26th Feb - Tauranga, Mood*
Saturday 27th Feb - Gisborne, Smash Palace w/ Tim Prier*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*


Press release:

Following on from performing sold-out Let’s Go EP release shows last October, New Zealand rock-country singer/songwriter Sam Bartells is ready to hit the road again for five dates this February, taking in Auckland on Wednesday 17th February, before heading to Hamilton on Friday 19th and Okura Festival on Saturday 20th. The show then travels to Tauranga on the following Friday 26th before finishing in Gisborne, Saturday 27th Feb.

For these shows, Bartells will once again be performing with his exemplary band of hand-picked session musicians, whose unique talents and added charm complement every song. Special guests for this run of shows include young country-pop sensation Grace Kelly.

“Time to take a moment to appreciate what a great singer Bartells is…there’s a bright future ahead…” – 13th Floor

Bartells is excited at the thought of touring and performing all the tracks off Let’s Go and more. “After such a restrictive year for us all, I’m thrilled to be able to get out there and perform to new audiences around the North Island. We had such a blast at the last shows, I can’t wait to get back in front of a live crowd and have some fun times with good people again.”

Sam Bartells debut EP LET’S GO was recorded in Nashville at Sound Kitchen Studios with renowned producer Dr Ford, after a 2019 trip set the wheels in motion for this talented rock-country artist. Fuelled by fight, passion and purpose, his unique blend of alt-rock and country music is not only filled with grit and raw emotion but with an authenticity that shines when shared with a live audience.

With Bartells’ stirring vocals, vivid story-telling and the players’ talented musicianship at the heart of each show, the evenings promise to be memorable as Bartells continues to share his story through his songs, laying each chapter of his book bare to the audience. Let the story continue!


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Sam Bartells - Let's Go Tour 2
Wed 17th Feb
Portland Public House - Kingsland, Auckland
Sam Bartells - Let's Go Tour 2
Fri 19th Feb
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Sam Bartells - Let's Go Tour 2
Fri 26th Feb
Home Of Mood, Tauranga
Sam Bartells - Let's Go Tour 2
Sat 27th Feb
Smash Palace, Gisborne