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Mel Parsons Announces 'Carry On' Single Release Tour

Mel Parsons Announces 'Carry On' Single Release Tour

Annabel Kean / Wednesday 21st July, 2021 11:31AM

Kept busy this year touring Mansfield - In Her Own Words and having just wrapped the three date Goodbye Yellow Brick Road stint with the Come Together crew, Mel Parsons is right to line up a tour playing songs from her own impressive catalogue. Beginning September 9th, Parsons will be celebrating August single 'Carry On' and treating audiences through Ōtautahi, Pōneke, Auckland and Hamilton to both unreleased tracks and well-loved songs from albums past. 'Carry On' will be her first new offering since sharing her Aotearoa Music Award winning fifth album Glass Heart in 2018 to glowing reviews. With that sort of track record, you'd be daft not to be one of the first to hear new songs performed this spring...

UPDATE 2/09/21: Mel Parsons' 'Carry On' Single release tour has been postponed until December, new dates below...

Mel Parsons Carry On Tour

Wednesday 8th December - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Thursday 9th December – Tuning Fork, Auckland
Friday 10th December - Meow, Wellington
Saturday 11th December – Loons, Christchurch

Tickets available via Eventfinda and Moshtix

Parsons puts her own magical spin on Greg Johnson's 'Isabelle'...

Press release:

The award-winning Mel Parsons is hitting the road this September to mark the release of her new single ‘Carry On’, out on August 20.

The tour begins in Christchurch at Loons on Thursday, September 9, before heading to Meow in Wellington on Friday, September 10; the Tuning Fork in Auckland on Saturday, September 11 and a matinee show in Hamilton at Nivara Lounge on Sunday, September 12.

The moody new single ‘Carry On’ is the first since Parsons’ critically-acclaimed fourth album GLASS HEART, which earned her the award for ‘Best Folk Artist / Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards. The album was also a finalist for the 2019 Taite Music Prize and Top 20 finalist at 2019’s APRA Silver Scroll Award.

Produced in Ōtautahi at LOHO by Josh Logan, ‘Carry On’ is a hypnotic track showcasing Parsons’ trademark smoky vocals and lyrical prowess, backed by a stellar band of musicians led by multi-instrumentalist Logan.

The single lays the groundwork for the next exciting chapter for Lyttelton-based Parsons’, who has carved out a reputation as one of Aotearoa’s most beloved artists and without question, one of the country’s most compelling live acts. And audiences at these upcoming shows will be among the first to hear Parsons’ new music; alongside favourites from her esteemed back catalogue.

Parsons’ debut album OVER MY SHOULDER and her sophomore album RED GREY BLUE were both finalists for Folk Album of the Year (in 2009 and 2011, respectively). This is all in addition to her 2015 released album DRYLANDS, which spent 51 weeks in the Independent Music NZ Album charts and won a Tui for Best Engineer in the same year. The full-time touring artist also garnered a Silver Scroll finalist nod for ‘Get Out Alive’ in 2015 and the 2016 NZCMA Best Song for ‘Alberta Sun’.

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Carry On’ this September.


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