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Deva Mahal Announces 'Kinship' Tour Of Aotearoa

Deva Mahal Announces 'Kinship' Tour Of Aotearoa

C.C. / Friday 2nd July, 2021 2:00PM

Hawaiʻi-raised / Te Whanganui-a-Tara-based soul and RnB star Deva Mahal will be treating local audiences to her world-class talents, announcing today her seven date 'Kinship' acoustic tour of Aotearoa. Having performed with such NZ faves as Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6 and Hollie Smith, the launch of Mahal's 2018 debut solo album Run Deep and saw the virtuosic vocalist grace high profile stages including the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, SXSW and London Jazz Festival, and led to collaborations with such significant international figures as Jaleel Bunton of TV on the Radio, Binky Griptite of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Living Color. Back down under, following a chain of events including last year's border closure "which lead her rediscover her Aotearoa roots and to reimagine her future," our live music community is fortunate that Mahal is again calling our shores home. Also performing at Waiheke Island's snug Fortress Stony Batter on 18th July, as part of the Elemental Nights Interesting Places: The Subterranean Sessions series, don't miss Mahal bringing the magic at the dates below...

Deva Mahal ‘Kinship’ Tour Dates

Saturday 7th August - Loons, Lyttelton*
Sunday 8th August - The Shelter, Selwyn District
Thursday 12th August - San Fran, Wellington*
Friday 20th August - Totara St, Mount Maunganui
Saturday 21st August - The Hollywood Avondale, Auckland*
Friday 27th August - Black Barn, Havelock North*
Sunday 29th August - Sherwood, Queenstown*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR

Deva Mahal - Interesting Places: The Subterranean Sessions
Sunday 18th July - Fortress Stony Batter, Waiheke Island (2pm and 4pm sessions)

More info HERE

Experience Deva Mahal's gorgeous latest single 'Sister', featuring her sister Zoe Moon...

Press release:

Due to popular demand, Deva Mahal is doing a series of special shows this August as she embarks on a 7-date nationwide ‘Kinship’ tour.

Join Wellington-based Soul & R n B artist, Deva Mahal, for these incredible wahine-driven acoustic shows across the country this Winter.

Deva Mahal was born with blues in her blood. Beginning from her upbringing in Kaua’i, Hawaii to discovering her voice in Aotearoa, where she solidified her vision of becoming an artist performing alongside Fat Freddy’s Drop, Rhombus, Sola Rosa, The Little Bushman, Ladi6, Lisa Tomlins, Hollie Smith, Anika Moa and Olmecha Supreme.

After returning to the US, Deva’s star continued to rise and in 2018, she released her aptly named debut album, Run Deep, followed by a series of singles released in 2019 by Motéma Music.

During this time Deva toured the world, gracing the stages of the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, and many other esteemed events and venues. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with Jaleel Bunton of TV on the Radio, Binky Griptite of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Living Color, and the New York Pops Orchestra, and has performed on stage alongside such legends as Etta James, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker, Bettye Lavette, The Roots, and Cyndi Lauper.

At the start of 2020 she returned to NZ to commune with her whanau. She was struck with devastating medical news, then the pandemic hit which lead her rediscover her Aotearoa roots and to reimagine her future.Through this hugely confronting experience that challenged her identity as a woman and the pain that was hidden inside of her body, lyrics emerged and songs developed. These new songs transformed by her desire to holistically heal those influential traumas and wounds. It’s through this time that Deva has become renewed and inspired, and she can’t wait to share it with you all in 2021.

Coming off the back of breathtaking performances at some of New Zealand's most iconic festivals this Summer such as Nostalgia Festival and Splore, as well as two sold out Auckland shows. In addition to all this, Deva Mahal released her latest single 'Sister' with Zoe Moon, Deva Mahal is taking New Zealand by storm.

Limited tickets on sale now - get in quick so you don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to hear this talented songstress live.


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Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Sat 7th Aug
The Loons, Lyttelton
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Thu 12th Aug
San Fran, Wellington
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Sat 21st Aug
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Fri 27th Aug
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Sun 29th Aug
Sherwood, Queenstown