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Reb Fountain Announces 'IRIS' Album Release Tour + Shares Single / Video 'Lacuna'

Reb Fountain Announces 'IRIS' Album Release Tour + Shares Single / Video 'Lacuna'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Marissa Findlay / Wednesday 4th August, 2021 9:25AM

Fresh from packing out Auckland Town Hall as part of Flying Nun's 40th Anniversary celebrations and touring with Crowded House, Reb Fountain has announced a whirlwind four date release tour for her forthcoming new studio album IRIS. Winner of the Taite Music Prize for her 2020 self-titled album, Fountain has also unfurled third single from the record 'Lacuna' (meaning "a blank space or a missing part") — a synth-inflected, dark-toned chugging groover reflecting upon "what’s it like to grow into oneself, to wrestle with the intangible nature of our human condition, to see who we are. Unifying our many selves - the sum of our parts." Created with support from NZ On Air, director Lola Fountain-Best's video for the song adopts a slyly playful tone, showing Fountain interacting with and activating Queenstown's beautiful natural environment via some particularly slick moves and questing spirit.

Launching on 1st October, Fountain will be joined on her IRIS record release tour by live band including Dave Khan, Earl Robertson and Karin Canzek, all of whom contributed to the recording of 'Lacuna' with co-producer Simon Gooding. Fountain shed light on the album's title...

“Iris is in many ways an unsung hero, known as the goddess of the rainbow, sea and sky, she acts as bridge between the gods to humanity with little of her own story known. So many stories go unheard, so many aspects of our humanity are unsung; visibility is a contested and inequitable space where what is essential, and of beauty, is often ‘invisible’. I wanted and needed to give voice to this essential human spirit; to conjure and hold and commune with the very real, valid and invaluable voices within and around me.”

Reb Fountain
IRIS Album Release Tour NZ

Thursday 25th November - Isaac Theatre, Christchurch
Saturday 27th November - Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin
Friday 3rd December - Opera House, Wellington
Saturday 11th December - The Civic, Auckland

Early bird tickets available for My Live Nation members from 11am, Thursday 5th August to 10am Friday 6th August

General public tickets available from 11am, Friday 6th August via Live Nation

Press release:

Reb Fountain has also announced her IRIS Album Release Tour of New Zealand.

The songs from IRIS will come to life in iconic New Zealand venues this November/December. Reb and band - including Dave Khan, Earl Robertson, and Karin Canzek - have been astounding audiences around the country since the release of her criticality acclaimed, award winning 2020 eponymous album. From touring with Crowded House, to winning the 2021 Taite Music Prize and knocking it out of the park at the Flying Nun 40th Anniversary gala Reb Fountain is a star of our Aotearoa music scene.

Renowned for her spell-binding live performances, Reb’s IRIS tour is a show you don’t want to miss.

Book your passage, and join Reb Fountain and band for these exclusive performances, premiering her highly anticipated new album IRIS along with other favourite material.


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