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French For Rabbits Announce Three Date Tour with String Quartet

French For Rabbits Announce Three Date Tour with String Quartet

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Samuel Austin / Thursday 8th February, 2024 10:00AM

Te Whanganui-a-Tara's dream-folk collective French For Rabbits are making the most of these gorgeous summer days, announcing today a three date tour of Te Ika-a-Māui with string quartet. Playing an encore tour celebrating their new In the End I Won’t Be Coming Home EP — recorded with the Black Quartet and bundled on vinyl with FFR's debut collection Claimed by the SeaBrooke Singer and the gang opted for headline dates in "locations beginning with W". Lucky audiences in Whanganui, Wellington and Waiheke Island with have the opportunity to experience FRR's lush live splendour as an expanded nine piece band, with award-winning composer / arranger Elliot Vaughan leading the string section, "reinterpret(ing) material from previous releases alongside those from the EP". Quietly successful in the streaming realm (their 2014 single 'Goat' has achieved more than 10 million streams), don't miss these special FFR performances, including their first ever Waiheke Island headline event at the following dates...

"We don’t have many shows planned for 2024, so we’d love to see you at these three — including our first on the beautiful Waiheke Island. We can’t wait to take our string playing friends on tour with us!"

French for Rabbits with the Elliot Vaughan Strings
In the End I Won’t Be Coming Home - Release Tour

Friday 1st March - St Peter's Church, Gonville, Whanganui, presented by Sarjeant Gallery
Saturday 2nd March - Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island
Sunday 5th May - Meow, Wellington

Tickets on sale via

Hit play on the title track to French for Rabbits' new In the End I Won't Be Coming Home EP...

' In The End I Won’t Be Coming Home' is out now digitally, on compact disc and vinyl LP (with '
Claimed By The Sea') via AAA records — order your copy HERE.

Press release:

Te Whanganui-a-Tara luminaries of ethereal dream-pop/folk French for Rabbits will be bringing their new EP In the End I Won’t Be Coming Home to life accompanied by string quartet at three shows in March and May.

In 2023, they recorded a new collection of songs with the Black Quartet and following a pre-release tour with Chamber Music New Zealand, they have decided to do an encore run of shows to locations beginning with W - Whanganui, Wellington and Waiheke Island - to celebrate the EP’s vinyl release for 2024.

The vinyl release also includes their much loved 2012 EP Claimed by the Sea on the B-Side, and records will be available at the show. They are also available now in record stores.

Their music, which has been nominated for the Taite Music Prize, NZ Music Awards and APRA Silver Scrolls has seen the understated group perform internationally through the USA and Europe, open for the likes of Lorde, Marlon Williams, Agnes Obel and The Tallest Man on Earth.

For the tour, they are traveling as an extended 9-piece including a string quartet led by award winning composer, arranger and performer Elliot Vaughan (Canada/New Zealand). The group will join the band to reinterpret material from previous releases alongside those from the EP - adding detail and colour to the already cinematic soundscapes and intimate folk songs of songwriter/vocalist Brooke Singer.

Elliot has contributed arrangements for over 30 records with Canadian and New Zealand artists, and countless performances around the world, and holds a Master’s of Musical Arts from the New Zealand School of Music and a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.


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French for Rabbits
Fri 1st Mar 7:00pm
St Peter's, Whanganui
French for Rabbits
Sat 2nd Mar 7:30pm
Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island
French for Rabbits
Sun 5th May 7:00pm
Meow, Wellington