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Kane Strang 'Happy To Perform' Nationwide Tour Announced

Kane Strang 'Happy To Perform' Nationwide Tour Announced

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Loulou Callister-Baker / Friday 23rd April, 2021 9:00AM

Reemerging just last month with the surprise launch of his third studio album Happy To Perform, Kane Strang proves he's as good as his word with today's announcement of a full blown nationwide release tour, his first in two years. Packing out Tāmaki Makaurau's Whammy Bar to max capacity for Mermgrown Festival 2021, Strang will be joined on the forthcoming seven-date tour by his all-star band, featuring Peter Ruddell (Wax Chattels, Sulfate), Leith Towers (Marlin's Dreaming), Mitchell Innes and Gussie Larkin (Mermaidens, Earth Tongue). Nominated for the Taite Music Prize for his globally acclaimed 2017 album Two Hearts and No Brain, Strang states he's “really looking forward to bringing the new songs into a live setting, reworking some of the older stuff and also visiting some places I've never played before like Leigh, Hamilton and Napier.” There'll be oodles of merch available, with even the tantalising possibility of physical editions of Strang's new record, we recommend you move fast to catch one of Aotearoa's preeminent songwriting talents at the height of his powers at the dates below...

UPDATE 17/06/21: Special guests have been revealed for Kane Strang's 'Happy To Perform' nationwide tour...

Undertheradar proudly presents...

Kane Strang

Friday 2nd July - Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ Juno Is, Zane 2000
Saturday 3rd July - Dive, Dunedin w/ Juno Is, Porpoise, Peter McCall
Friday 9th July - Never Project Space, Hamilton (all ages) w/ K M T P
Saturday 10th July - Sawmill Cafe, Leigh w/ Dan Raymond
Friday 16th July - Meow, Wellington w/ Fouler, Violet Hirst
Saturday 17th July - Paisley Stage, Napier w/ Spooky Skeletons, Lizard Prom
Friday 6th August - Whammy, Auckland w/ Emily Edrosa, Jazmine Mary

Tickets available via Banished Music

Experience the gorgeous Maxi Quy directed video for 'MOAT' from Happy To Perform...

Press release:

Kane Strang has today announced a seven-date tour of Aotearoa, in support of his new album Happy to Perform.

The announcement comes just one month after the Auckland-based musician surprised fans with the eight-track record.

After playing to a packed out room of eager fans at Auckland’s Mermgrown festival on March 20, the countrywide tour will now see Kane and his band bring the album to life for fans in Aoteatora’s other main centres, with shows happening throughout July in Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Leigh, Wellington and Napier, before wrapping up back in Auckland on August 6.

The epic tour will see Kane performing with a stellar band comprised of Peter Ruddell (Wax Chattels, Sulfate), Leith Towers (Marlin's Dreaming), Mitchell Innes and Gussie Larkin (Mermaidens, Earth Tongue).

The phenomenal album was produced and engineered by Steven John Marr and recorded at Auckland’s legendary Roundhead Studios. The record also features esteemed local musicians Peter Ruddell, Jonty O'Connor (Zane 2000) and saxophonist Tim Copland.

Happy to Perform comes in the wake of Kane’s first two records – both of which earned him international acclaim. In just five short years the Dunedin-born artist has released three albums – Blue Cheese (Flying Nun/Ba Da Bing!, Two Hearts and No Brain (Dead Oceans) and now Happy to Perform.

His meticulous work ethic when it comes to writing and record has been noted by fans, promoters and culture writers the world over, something that led to him being nominated for the Critics Choice Prize in 2016 and earning a place as a finalist for the prestigious Taite Music Prize in 2018. Somewhere in between nationwide tours, writing and recording, Kane has also found time to tour Europe, the United States and Australia, and make appearances at major international festivals such as The Great Escape, Treefort Festival and the world’s premier industry festival, SXSW.

The Happy to Perform tour marks Kane’s first nationwide run of shows in more than two years, so demand will be high (you don’t want to sleep on this one!).

Tickets for all seven shows are available now via Banished Music.


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