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Bic Runga Announces 'Beautiful Collision' 20th Anniversary Tour

Bic Runga Announces 'Beautiful Collision' 20th Anniversary Tour

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 2nd May, 2023 12:00PM

One of Aotearoa's most cherished musical icons, Bic Runga (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) has announced a very special tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of her second album Beautiful Collision. Emerging from the not strictly halcyon era that was the early '00s (9/11 and Bush anyone?), Beautiful Collision went on to achieve a staggering eleven-time platinum status (so far), ruling the airwaves with such life affirming classics as 'Something Good', 'Get Some Sleep' and 'Listening for the Weather'. The multi-award winning songwriter and producer — whose many accolades include the Silver Scroll award, the New Zealand Order of Merit, the Legacy Award and "the most Tūī awards by any individual (twenty)" — will perform her 2002 album in full in Hastings, Tauranga, Wellington and at Auckland Town Hall (as part of Elemental Nights 2023), joined for each date by rising star Georgia Lines. Don't miss your chance to experience Beautiful Collision anew with Runga and friends at the following dates...

"Beautiful Collision was my favourite album to make, and still means a lot to me after twenty years. I hope that if these songs hold a special place for anyone, that they will enjoy celebrating the anniversary of this album with me as a complete concert performance.”
— Big Runga

Bic Runga
The ‘Beautiful Collision’ Tour – Celebrating 20 Years
with special guest Georgia Lines

Saturday 15th July - Toitoi Opera House, Hastings
Saturday 22nd July - Holy Trinity Auditorium, Tauranga
Friday 28th July - Town Hall (as part of Elemental Nights), Auckland
Sunday 30th July - St James Theatre, Wellington

Tickets available now via

Watch the classic video for 'Get Some Sleep' from Beautiful Collison...

Press release:

New Zealand music icon Bic Runga will travel across the country this July celebrating the 20 year anniversary since the release of her eleven-time platinum, best-selling album Beautiful Collison.

Bic will play the record in full at each concert, kicking off in Hastings’ Toitoi Opera House on Saturday July 15, before heading to Tauranga’s Holy Trinity Auditorium on Saturday July 22, Auckland’s Town Hall (as part of Elemental Nights) on Friday July 28 and Wellington’s St James Theatre on Sunday July 30.

Bic will be joined by special guest Georgia Lines at all performances.

Beautiful Collision was released in 2002 and features the hits Get Some Sleep, Something Good and Listening For The Weather. As a result of this release as well as former and subsequent others, Bic has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including winning the most Tui Awards by any individual (twenty) as well as the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll song writing award. In January 2006, Bic was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards as well as inducted in to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.


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