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Reb Fountain Announces New Dates For 'IRIS' NZ Tour + Shares Video For 'Fisherman'

Reb Fountain Announces New Dates For 'IRIS' NZ Tour + Shares Video For 'Fisherman'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Lola Fountain-Best / Thursday 19th May, 2022 10:00AM

Taite Music Prize winner Reb Fountain has unveiled brand new dates for the long-awaited nationwide launch tour for her latest album IRIS, which is in fact shortlisted for the 2022 Taite Prize. Locked in for this coming July and August, following pandemic-related delays, the coast is finally clear for Fountain to celebrate her acclaimed Flying Nun record's release throughout Aotearoa, joined on stage by live band and special guest Jazmine Mary (for all dates except Auckland) . Originally announced for October of last year, Fountain shared her excitement about touring IRIS at last, including a headline Auckland Town Hall performance as part of Elemental Nights 2022...

“After releasing IRIS in October 2021 we were all set to tour the album and like so many of our musical peers, plans got curtailed then cancelled. I’m so excited to share with you that we’re bringing IRIS on the road — for real, it’s happening, let’s go. Dave, Karin, Earl and I can’t wait to play for you, to do the work we love and to share our record, finally! These shows have been a long time coming and we’re all grateful for your patience and perseverance, we promise to bring you’ve everything we’ve got — see you real soon xxx reb”

The icing on the cake of today's tour announcement is a new video for Reb Fountain's 'Fisherman' from IRIS, directed by Lola Fountain-Best and made with support from NZ On Air. Shot on super 8 film at Fountain’s home, the disarmingly intimate monochrome visuals draw inspiration from Andy Warhol’s famously minimal 'screen test' experimental films...

“The audition tape offers an odd glimpse of ‘self’; an eery disquiet where it’s unclear whether seeing really is believing. We love working with super 8 and conceptually the ‘screen test’ gave us a chance to explore the many voices in Fisherman.”

Reb Fountain
with special guest Jazmine Mary (all shows except Auckland's Elemental Nights

Friday 22th July - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Saturday 23rd July - Totara Street, Tauranga△
Friday 29th July - Town Hall, Auckland (as part of Elemental Nights)*
Wednesday 17th August - Glenroy Theatre, Dunedin*
Thursday 18th August - Isaac Theatre, Christchurch*
Saturday 20th August - The Opera House, Wellington*
Friday 26th August - The Dome, Gisborne
Saturday 27th August - ToiToi Opera House, Hastings○

Tickets for Hamilton and Gisborne available HERE via UTR

*Tickets for Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington shows via Live Nation
Live Nation & Ticket Master Presale: 12pm, Friday 20th May to 11am, Monday 23rd May
General Public On Sale: 12pm, Monday 23rd May

△Tauranga tickets on sale from
General Public On sale: 12pm, Friday 20th May

○Tickets for Hastings
General public on sale: 12pm, Monday 23rd May


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Reb Fountain IRIS Tour
Fri 22nd Jul 7:30pm
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Reb Fountain IRIS Tour
Sat 23rd Jul 7:30pm
Totara St., Tauranga
Elemental Nights Present Reb Fountain
Fri 29th Jul 8:00pm
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Reb Fountain | Iris Tour
Wed 17th Aug 8:00pm
Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin
Reb Fountain | Iris Tour
Thu 18th Aug 8:00pm
Isaac Theatre, Christchurch
Reb Fountain | Iris Tour
Sat 20th Aug 8:00pm
The Opera House, Wellington
Reb Fountain IRIS Tour
Fri 26th Aug 7:30pm
Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Reb Fountain IRIS Tour
Sat 27th Aug 7:30pm
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events centre, Hastings