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Miles Calder Announces Nationwide Tour + Shares 'Workman Song'

Miles Calder Announces Nationwide Tour + Shares 'Workman Song'

Chris Cudby / Thursday 21st April, 2022 10:00AM

Nominated for Best Folk Artist at this year's Aotearoa Music Awards, Te Whanganui-a-Tara's Miles Calder has announced an extensive nationwide tour, performing as a duo for nearly every show with fellow bandmate and guitarist Chris Armour. Making the most of our new unrestricted Orange status for gigs, the pair will be playing intimate sets across the nation in a stripped back, acoustic fashion (capped off with a full band show in the capital), re-imagining songs from Calder's lush 2021 debut solo album Autopilot Life along with never before heard material.

Currently hard at work refining fresh songs in the studio with Sam Flynn Scott in the producer's seat, Calder's tour celebrates the launch of forthcoming single 'Pushing & Pulling', releasing to the world on 12th May. In the meantime, he's revealed today two bonus tracks from Autopilot Life, new number 'Workman Song' (which came to Calder in a dream) and a shimmering psychedelic reprise of 'Isn’t that Better?', highlighting Armour's skilful guitar work — tuck in below...

“It’s been a long time since I’ve done a run of acoustic shows, and we decided some upcoming singles are a great opportunity for sitting down with crowds and doing something more intimate. After being rather locked in over the summer, I’m excited to bring songs to audiences again, especially in this stripped-back way. We still really wanted to have a full band hometown show to cut loose and make some noise too!" - Miles Calder


UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Miles Calder Pushing & Pulling Single Release Tour

Thursday 19th May - The Boathouse, Nelson
Friday 20th May - Le Cafe, Picton
Saturday 21th May - Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Thursday 26th May - Ahuahu Villas, New Plymouth
Friday 27th May - The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North*
Saturday 28th May - Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington
Friday 3rd June - Paisley Stage, Napier
Saturday 4th June - St. Peters Hall, Paekakariki
Sunday 5th June - Secret Show, Lincoln, Selwyn*
Saturday 11th June - San Fran, Wellington (full band)
Saturday 2nd July - The Wine Cellar, Auckland (Miles solo)

Tickets available HERE via UTR
*Tickets available at Milescalder.com
 


Press release:

Wellington songwriter Miles Calder has announced a nationwide duo tour of Aotearoa for May through to July 2022. Nominated for Best Folk Artist at this year's Aotearoa Music Awards, Miles returns off the back of his celebrated 2021 solo debut album Autopilot Life. Today, he shares a bonus track recorded in the Autopilot Life sessions ‘Workman Song,' a rollicking folk-rock number about a vivid dream recalling figures from Miles' time in New York.

With an abundance of new material to test out, Miles is itching to get out and play shows again. The upcoming tour features Miles alongside bandmate and guitar maestro Chris Armour, playing re-imagined, acoustic versions of previously released songs as well as upcoming singles. Audiences can expect an intimate and musically lush performance, with Miles' spellbinding vocals and pristine arrangements taken to striking new territory. Kicking off in NZ Music Month on May 19 at The Boathouse in Nelson, the duo will journey to regional destinations around the country such as Ahuahu Villas in New Plymouth, and Paisley Stage in Napier. The tour is rounded out by a full-band show in hometown Wellington on June 11 with Nick George on drums, Steve Moodie on bass, and Dayle Jellyman on keys joining the fun on-stage.

Miles is now moving into an exciting new period of creativity, working with Sam Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) as a producer. The new work continues to build on the indie-folk and psychedelia that defined Autopilot Life, finding deeper atmospheres and rich arrangements that elevate Miles’ superb songwriting. Stay tuned for a new single 'Pushing and Pulling' before the tour gets underway.

Links
milescalder.com/

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Miles Calder - Pushing And Pulling Single Release Tour
Thu 19th May 8:00pm
The Boathouse, Nelson
Miles Calder - Pushing And Pulling Single Release Tour
Fri 20th May 7:00pm
Le Cafe, Picton
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Sat 21st May 7:30pm
Mussel Inn, Onekaka
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Thu 26th May 7:00pm
Ahuahu Villas, New Plymouth
Miles Calder - Pushing And Pulling Single Release Tour
Fri 27th May 7:30pm
The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Miles Calder - Pushing And Pulling Single Release Tour
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Sat 28th May 7:30pm
Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington
Miles Calder - Pushing And Pulling Single Release Tour
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Fri 3rd Jun 8:00pm
Paisley Stage, Napier
Miles Calder - Pushing And Pulling Single Release Tour
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Sat 4th Jun 8:00pm
St Peters Hall Paekakariki, Paekakariki
Miles Calder - Pushing And Pulling Single Release Tour
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Sat 11th Jun 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
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Sat 2nd Jul 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland