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Ainslie Allen Announces 'BETTY' Album Launch Tour

Ainslie Allen Announces 'BETTY' Album Launch Tour

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 12th January, 2022 12:07PM

Recipient of the 2018 award for NZ Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Ainslie Allen (Rongowhakaata) is hitting the dusty trail this summer in celebration of her new debut album BETTY, which soared to the number eight spot on the Official Top 40 NZ Album Charts when it launched in late November. Showcasing Allen's rich vocal talents and hard-bitten lyrical chops, BETTY marks an auspicious fresh chapter for the new mum and NZ Gold Guitar Awards multiple finalist, including singles 'Done and Gone’, ‘You Think You’re (Better Than Me)’, ‘Mama Says (Breaking Rules)’ and heart-melting tribute to Bird Of The Year 2018 'Kererū'.

“Life is sometimes a hard wake-up call, having so much to juggle and to come out the other end with an album full of stories to be told, I’m very proud. I’m standing by all of this, as this is what has made BETTY.” - Ainslie Allen

Ainslie Allen - BETTY Tour 2022

Thursday 17th February - The Cabana, Napier (8pm)*
Friday 25th February - The Carterton Events Centre, Carterton (8pm)
Saturday 26th February - The Levin Cossie Club, Levin (2pm)*
Sunday 27th February - The Upper Hutt Cossie Club, Upper Hutt (2pm)*
Thursday 3rd March - Gladstone Hotel, Fairlie (8pm)*
Saturday 5th March - The Sherwood, Queenstown (8pm)*
+more dates to be announced

*Presale tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the video for Mama Says (Breaking Rules) from BETTY...

Press release:

The BETTY tour finally hits the road this February after being rescheduled due to Covid restrictions. BETTY was released at the end of last year and debuted at #8 on the Official Top 40 NZ Album Charts.

Featuring on the Top 10 album BETTY, Ainslie’s singles ‘Done and Gone’, ‘You Think You’re (Better Than Me)’ and ‘Mama Says (Breaking Rules)’, plus the independent single, ‘Te Ua Ka Moa’, were all selected for NZ On Air - New Tracks. ‘Mama Says (Breaking Rules)’ and ‘Done and Gone’ were both added Across The Board to high rotation at ABC Country radio in Australia. Ainslie’s first Te Reo Māori release ‘Taku Māmā’ debuted at #4 on Apple Music’s New Music Daily, and was immediately picked up by Spotify's Waiata Reo Māori playlist (38k) where it sat for over a year and was 8 weeks on Apple Music’s Southern Craft playlist. The single 'You Think You're (Better Than Me)' was picked up to be part of Air New Zealand’s landing playlist in December 2021.

Ainslie is NZ Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a double graduate of the 2018/2019 CMAA Academy of Country Music. She is 7 x finalist for the NZ Gold Guitar Awards 2019.

After a lifetime in the public eye, Ainslie has grown into a performer with passion and style, a singer with hauntingly beautiful vocals, and now a songwriter with depth and vulnerability. As an artist she is not afraid to tackle difficult issues and she takes you on her journey in the brilliant debut album, BETTY. It's an honest story, and she tells it beautifully.

Ainslie wrote her first song when she was just 8 years old. However, she has spent most of her career singing other artist's music, but she's ready to stand in her own spotlight now, her music, her story. Having so much stacked up against the final release of BETTY - moving dates numerous times because of COVID19 lockdowns and restrictions; also the sad passing of her producers' mum, and Ainslie having a wee baby to throw in the mix!


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The Betty Tour 2022 - NAPIER
Thu 17th Feb 7:30pm
The Cabana, Napier
The Betty Tour 2022 - CARTERTON
Fri 25th Feb 5:30pm
Carterton Events Centre, Carterton
The Betty Tour 2022 - LEVIN
Sat 26th Feb 1:30pm
The Levin Cossie Club, Levin
The Betty Tour 2022 - UPPER HUTT
Sun 27th Feb 2:00pm
Cossie Club, Upper Hutt
The Betty Tour 2022 - FAIRLIE
Thu 3rd Mar 7:30pm
The Gladstone Hotel, Fairlie
The Betty Tour 2022 - QUEENSTOWN
Sat 5th Mar 7:30pm
Sherwood, Queenstown