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Don McGlashan Announces 'Take It To The Bridge' Nationwide Tour

Don McGlashan Announces 'Take It To The Bridge' Nationwide Tour

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 7th June, 2023 9:00AM

Absolute legend of Aotearoa songcraft, Don McGlashan has announced an epic-scale Take It To The Bridge Tour, playing 18 headline dates across the motu from late August to early October. Arts Laureate, twice winner of the APRA Silver Scroll award and helmsman / key member of such pivotal groups as The Mutton Birds, Blam! Blam! Blam! and The Front Lawn, McGlashan will be joined on his springtime odyssey by Anita Clark on violin, keys and backing vocals, who will also open for each shows as Motte (whose solo long player Cold + Liquid was a local release highlight of 2022). Promising tunes from his chart-topping new album Bright November Morning and highlights from throughout his storied songbook, McGlashan explained exactly why he named his intimate new set of shows the Take It To The Bridge Tour...

"Two reasons that I wanted to call this tour the Take It To The Bridge Tour:

1. I love bridges. Making it possible to get, physically, across major obstacles: rivers, ravines, swamps - seems to me one of the most remarkable things humans can do. It's no wonder that bridges get used as metaphors for healing, co-operation, reconciliation - all those other good things that humans can do, when we put our minds to it.

2. I once saw James Brown at the Red Parrot Disco & Club in New York. It was a three blanket night - meaning that he broke down from over-emotion three times in the course of the evening, and each time, he had to have a blanket thrown over his shoulders and be lead off stage. I felt very privileged, but I was later told that he did that most nights. He also shouted at his band to "Take it to the bridge!" a lot. And every time he did that, that's exactly what they'd do."

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

Don McGlashan - Take It To The Bridge Tour
with special guest Motte

Saturday 26th August - Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island*
Thursday 31st August - OneOneSix, Whangarei*
Friday 1st September - Memorial Hall, Matakana
Saturday 2nd September - Q Theatre, Auckland*
Friday 8th September - Tairua Community Hall, Tairua
Saturday 9th September - Meteor, Hamilton
Thursday 14th September - Totara St, Mt Maunganui*
Friday 15th September - Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Saturday 16th September - Paisley Stage, Napier
Thursday 21st September - 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth*
Friday 22nd September - Globe Theatre, Palmerston North*
Saturday 23rd September - The Gonville Town Hall, Whanganui
Thursday 28th September - Loons, Lyttelton [sold out]
Friday 29th September - Karamea Pulse Energy Centre, Karamea
Saturday 30th September - Hall, Barrytown
Sunday 1st October - Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Friday 6th October - Hanover Hall, Dunedin
Saturday 7th October - The Headwaters Eco Lodge, Glenorchy

Tickets available now HERE via UTR
*Tickets available at

Take in Don McGlashan's majestic 'All The Goodbyes In The World' from his fourth solo studio album Bright November Morning...

Press release:

Don McGlashan, Mutton Birds mainman, Arts Laureate, international face of Aotearoa songcraft and more recently first time New Zealand Album Chart topper with his latest album Bright November Morning, is set to embark on an 18-date tour of his homeland across August, September & October. The Take It To The Bridge Tour will showcase McGlashan's extensive songbook in hand-picked intimate venues throughout the country.


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