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Luke Buda Announces 'Buda' Album Release Tour

Luke Buda Announces 'Buda' Album Release Tour

Chris Cudby / Monday 2nd August, 2021 11:17AM

Co-founder of The Phoenix Foundation, Te Whanganui-a-Tara's Luke Buda is a man with a plan for the second half of 2021. Teasing the forthcoming launch of his first solo album in twelve years Buda with the cinematic gloriousness of lead single 'Here Comes The Wind', he'll be embarking on a full-scale release tour hitting venues throughout Te Ika a Māui and Te Waipounamu in October and November. Recipient of the 2009 APRA Silver Scroll Award for his work co-writing Lawrence Arabia's evergreen 'Apple Pie Bed', Buda won't be all on his lonesome for the tour, as he'll be joined for all dates by live bandmates Olivia Campion (Yumi Zouma, Mystery Waitress), Jacqui Nyman (Bret McKenzie Band) and Anita Clark (Motte).

Repping a sonically diverse, multi-decade career, including soundtrack work for Taika Waititi (with Moniker) as well as the fabulously noisy Teeth, Buda promises to perform tunes not only from the new album but from throughout his solo back catalogue — also hinting at the inclusion of some Phoenix Foundation songs and even music from the Hunt For The Wilderpeople original soundtrack.

Update 1/11/21: New dates for February 2022 have been announced for Luke Buda's nationwide tour — unfortunately due to Covid 19 postponements and corresponding scheduling clashes some dates have been cancelled...

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Luke Buda
Buda Album Release Tour

Sunday 17th October - Grainstore, Oamaru [cancelled]
Thursday 21st October - The Boathouse, Nelson [cancelled]
Friday 22nd October - The Mussel Inn, Golden Bay [cancelled]
Saturday 30th October - The Common Room, Hastings [cancelled]
Friday 5th November - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton [cancelled]
Sunday 7th November - Jam Factory, Tauranga [cancelled]
Thursday 10th February - Meow, Wellington
Friday 11th February - Whammy Bar, Auckland
Saturday 12th February - Arrow Sounds/ The Fork & Tap, Arrowtown
Sunday 13th February - Framingham Wines, Blenheim
Friday 18th February - Space Academy, Christchurch
Saturday 19th February - Dive, Dunedin

Tickets available via Banished Music

Launching on 15th October, take in the psychedelic visuals for Buda's lead single 'Here Comes The Wind' — vinyl preorders are available via Luke Buda's Bandcamp page here.

Press release:

Luke Buda (he/him) is a songwriter based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington). Buda’s music finds influence in the warm strums that emanated from Laurel Canyon in the 1960s, the dreamy vocals of supreme 1970s soft rock and disco, and the digital delays and drum machines wafting out from the UK in the early 1980s.

Throughout October and November, Luke Buda will travel the length and breadth of both Te Ika a Māui and Te Waipounamu, to celebrate the release of his new album Buda (his first solo excursion in twelve years).

Attendees will be treated to a blend of Buda's sincere but sardonic musings about feeling old and tired and anxious about everything. To make things extra spesh, Buda has enlisted the help of cream of Aotearoa's indie crop. His live band features Olivia Campion (Yumi Zouma, Mystery Waitress), Jacqui Nyman (Bret McKenzie Band), and Anita Clark, (Motte, as well as appearances alongside Lawrence Arabia, and The Phoenix Foundation).

Luke promises to perform every song from Buda, as well as favourites from 2005's Special Surprise & 2008's Vesuvius. Just to tease he's implied there may even be a couple of sneaky Phoenix Foundation tracks in the mix, as well as a few tunes from the Hunt For The Wilderpeople OST.


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