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Jeremy Redmore Announces 'The Brightest Flame' Aotearoa Tour

Jeremy Redmore Announces 'The Brightest Flame' Aotearoa Tour

C.C. / Wednesday 24th March, 2021 10:55AM

Former frontman of Tāmaki Makaurau chart-toppers Midnight Youth, Jeremy Redmore launched his second solo studio album The Brightest Flame in March 2020 just as Covid was ensnaring the globe in its sinister grasp, his first long player since 2014's Clouds Are Alive. Divided into five chapters initially rolled out over four months, The Brightest Flame was conceived while Redmore was living in Toronto, presenting eleven cinematic ballads unpacking themes of heartbreak and healing. The outlook for 2021 is certainly looking brighter than last year — Redmore will be making the most of NZ's uniquely unrestricted live gig circuit with a long awaited launch tour for The Brightest Flame, journeying from Auckland to Dunedin in June and showcasing songs from throughout his back catalogue including Midnight Youth, with local supports to be revealed soon...

"...I am privileged enough to live on this island nation of Aotearoa, whose leaders largely value life over loot, where its people are lucky enough to be amongst the first to witness the new dawn of every day.

As such, I am ready to roll the dice on bringing you a rare set of shows featuring songs not just from The Brightest Flame, but my whole catalogue. I would love your help - it has been a long time since I have played many of these cities, some nearing ten years - so please spread the word, bring friends, make a night of it." - Jeremy Redmore

Jeremy Redmore - The Brightest Flame Tour

Friday 11th June - The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Friday 18th June - Moon, Wellington
Saturday 19th June - Decanta Tapas Bar, New Plymouth
Friday 25th June - Sherwood, Queenstown
Saturday 26th June - Bark, Dunedin
Sunday 27th June - Blue Smoke, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Press release:

It's been a year since Jeremy Redmore released his acclaimed comeback album The Brightest Flame. It was a release cut short by Covid's varying symptoms, but the season is now right to take these cinematic songs and their embedded stories to audiences across Aotearoa.

Winter 2021 presents itself as the perfect scene for a set of songs that were conceived while Redmore was living in Toronto in the midst of snow-piled pavements, breathless cold and a collapse of the world as he knew it.

What emerged from that time was an album universally praised by critics for its emotive strength and sonic complexity and a surprising departure from his previous solo album and work as the writer and frontman for Midnight Youth.

"Redmore’s writing here is as lucid as ever, and he hasn’t lost his ear for melody, but this is much more introspective slow-burn than stadium stomp," Matt McAuley wrote for The Spinoff.

"The multi-tracked vocals and oscillating synths of early album standout ‘So Easy (II)’ recall the work of Canadian indie legends Wolf Parade, while the red-eyed balladry of songs like ‘Goodbye’ and ‘Southern Lights’ split the difference between early Bon Iver and late Walkmen to powerful effect."

Redmore says fans can expect not only songs from The Brightest Flame, but also from his complete catalogue, including unheard interpretations of Midnight Youth hits.

With the tour kicking off in June, Redmore will be joined by a full backing band and will announce some incredibly talented support acts very soon. Tickets available via Under The Radar.


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Jeremy Redmore - The Brightest Flame Tour
Fri 11th Jun
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Jeremy Redmore - The Brightest Flame Tour
Fri 18th Jun
MOON, Wellington
Jeremy Redmore - The Brightest Flame Tour - Cancelled
Sat 19th Jun
Decanta, New Plymouth
Jeremy Redmore - The Brightest Flame Tour
Fri 25th Jun
Sherwood, Queenstown
Jeremy Redmore - The Brightest Flame Tour
Sat 26th Jun
Bark @ Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin
Jeremy Redmore - The Brightest Flame Tour
Sun 27th Jun
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch