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No Cigar Announce 'The Great Escape' Summer Tour

No Cigar Announce 'The Great Escape' Summer Tour

Chris Cudby / Thursday 30th November, 2023 11:16AM

Tāmaki Makaurau's rapidly rising No Cigar have revealed their summer masterplan, playing a whopping sixteen dates in both Aotearoa and over the ditch in Australia from New Years Eve onwards. Launching their sophomore studio album The Great Escape this Friday, the groove-heavy collective's upcoming tour includes appearances at such summer hotspots as Rhythm & Alps in Wānaka, Hawkes Bay's Nest Fest and The Coco Classic in Matarangi, plus they're treating hometown crowds to a headline soirée at Avondale's majestic Hollywood Cinema. Their stagecraft honed by recent sold out shows in Europe, go catch No Cigar getting crowds frothing all around the moto, plus the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney at the dates following...

No Cigar - The Great Escape Tour

Sunday 31st December - Rhythm & Alps, Wānaka
Wednesday 3rd January - Tōtara St, Mount Maunganui
Thursday 4th January - Smash Palace, Gisborne
Friday 5th January - Nest Fest, Hawkes Bay
Saturday 6th January - The Coro Classic, Matarangi
Thursday 11th January - The Yard, Raglan
Friday 12th January - The Butter Factory, Whangarei
Saturday 13th January - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Friday 2nd February - San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 10th February - Hollywood Avondale, Auckland*
Thursday 15th February - Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Friday 16th February - The Corner Larder, Melbourne
Saturday 17th February - The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
Wednesday 21st February - Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Thursday 22nd February - Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
Saturday 24th February - UTS Underground, Sydney

*Auckland tickets available HERE via UTR
Tour tickets available at 

Watch the video for No Cigar's soulful and smooth-grooving 'Cool' from The Great Escape...

Check out No Cigar's The Great Escape trailer...

Press release:

Fresh off the back of their SOLD OUT European tour NO CIGAR are announcing their debut foray across New Zealand shores & across the ditch for Australia. Off the tail wind of their debut album Bienvenido the band are looking forward to sharing their live sound & new album The Great Escape with their fans across New Zealand & Australia. An album that was designed for the live-experience these shows wont be ones to miss.

Featuring Willy Ferriers signature laid back vocals, expert songwriting and the bands effortlessly cool tones, the album comes after five single releases in four months, including hits, Make it Better, The Vibrance, Concubine, Cool & These are the days.

Made with support from NZ On Air, The Great Escape was recorded at Roundhead Studios after the band spent a month away in Mangawhai, Produced and mixed by Connor Jaine (Mako Road, Flaxxies, Casper, Summer Thieves, Dolphin Friendly), and mastered in the UK by Andy Miles, the single delves into new sonic territory, showcasing the breadth of NO CIGARs sound. The Great Escape is a product of a process where ideas flow freely and connections & left up to the 1% required for a beautifully executed body of work.

Since the bands inception in 2019 , the boys have grown a fiercely loyal fanbase while dodging lockdowns, playing sold out shows at They have already surpassed over 5 million streams on Spotify alone with 150,000+ monthly listeners.

The Great Escape - NO CIGAR has officially left the building.


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No Cigar - The Great Escape Tour
Sat 10th Feb 8:00pm
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland