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Arthur Ahbez Announces The Reckless Tour of Aotearoa

Arthur Ahbez Announces The Reckless Tour of Aotearoa

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 7th September, 2022 9:50AM

Widely beloved as one of Aotearoa's most compelling songwriting talents, Arthur Ahbez has announced an exceedingly rare nationwide tour with his band "of quasi notorious band members," happening in November and early December. They'll be debuting fresh material and revisiting time-honoured faves in the lead up to new album Arthur Ahbez & The Flaming Ahbez, the first full length collection of songs from Ahbez since his standout 2017 folk-psych opus Volume II. An entrancing live performer bestowed with almost mystical vocal powers, Ahbez will reveal the first single 'Reckless' from the record in November, with the full long player due out in 2023 — don't miss him with band at the following dates...

Arthur Ahbez The Reckless Tour

Friday 11th November - Voodoo Lounge, Mt Maunganui
Saturday 12th November - Eggsentric, Cooks Beach
Friday 18th November - Dive, Dunedin
Saturday 19th November - Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Thursday 24th November - Moon, Wellington
Saturday 26th November - Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Friday 2nd December - Whammy, Auckland


Tickets from Banished Music

Listen to Arthur Ahbez's 'Free As The Wind' from Volume III...

Press release:

Genre-bending Auckland artist Arthur Ahbez is taking his folk-laden rock and roll on tour across Aotearoa with The Reckless Tour.

Spreading out his musical tendrils like the new plague, Arthur Ahbez along with his rag tag group of quasi notorious band members head out in November to assail your ears with more aural pleasure than possibly known. Join them as they smash out a mix of new electric material and solo favourites in anticipation of Arthur’s forthcoming album Arthur Ahbez & The Flaming Ahbez, due 2023.

Arthur Ahbez & The Flaming Ahbez sees a departure from DIY recording, delivering a more polished sound in this studio album recorded with his band The Flaming Ahbez. This highly anticipated album is near completion, with the first feature single “Reckless” slated for release November 2022.

In 2013, Arthur released his debut self-recorded and self-produced album Gold. A cosy mix of soft firelight folk and psychedelia, Gold quickly gained a tight-knit following of fans from all over the world. Singles "Walk On" and "The Fundamentals" rocketed their way up local radio charts and were soon after licensed for American television. 2017 saw the release of his second self-recorded effort, Volume II. Part concept album and part follow-up to Gold, Volume II's songs exhibited Arthur's growth as a songwriter and his increasing mastery of a unique lo-fi sonic vision. Side A's "Painters Portrait" explored his British folk influences, while Side B reveled in his love of 60s rock and roll.

Vacillating between playful tongue-in-cheek remarks and universal truths, Arthur's songs are grown from the soil of his personal philosophy. Love, existential angst, joy and trepidation interact behind a canvas of reverb and piercing electric guitar.


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