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Boy & Bear Announce 'Harlequin Dream' 10th Anniversary New Zealand Tour

Boy & Bear Announce 'Harlequin Dream' 10th Anniversary New Zealand Tour

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Maclay Heriot / Wednesday 14th February, 2024 8:00AM

In Aotearoa last year playing their first local shows in seven years, Sydney's indie folk superstars Boy & Bear must have had an excellent time indeed, as they'll be back like a boomerang for a triple date tour this coming May. They've announced headline dates in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch celebrating the 10th anniversary of their second album Harlequin Dream, which topped Australian charts when it launched in 2013 (their first homeland number one) — sporting their biggest hit to date 'Southern Sun' and galvanising the breakout success of the group's multi award-winning debut Moonfire.

Aotearoa fans can look forward to "to the full Harlequin Dream experience" this autumn and are advised Boy & Bear previous live events have been hot ticket occasions (necessitating a second Wellington show), so best secure your spot promptly. Boy & Bear will be supported at all three local dates by fellow multi award-winning Sydney songwriter Sarah Blasko, whose 2016 album Eternal Return (her fifth long player) took away the ARIA Music Award for Best Adult Alternative Album. Don't miss these very special celebrations of Harlequin Dream at the following dates...

Boy & Bear - Harlequin Dream 10 Year Celebration
with special guest Sarah Blasko (solo)

Thursday 9th May - The Opera House, Wellington
Friday 10th May - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Saturday 11th May - James Hay Theatre, Christchurch

Wellington and Auckland tickets via
Christchurch tickets via

Watch the official video for 'Southern Sun' from Boy & Bear's 2013 album Harlequin Dream...

Boy & Bear will be treating Aotearoa fans to "full Harlequin Dream experience" this coming May...

Experience Sarah Blasko's 2009 hit 'We Won't Run'...

Press release:

Australian indie-folk powerhouse, Boy & Bear, is set to embark on an unforgettable tour through New Zealand, marking the 10th anniversary of their critically acclaimed album Harlequin Dream. For the first time in their illustrious career, Boy & Bear will treat fans to the full Harlequin Dream experience in a series of celebratory performances.

Beginning in Wellington and the beautiful Opera House on Thursday 9 May, Boy & Bear will then play Auckland’s Town Hall on Friday 10 May followed by James Hay in Christchurch on Saturday 11 May. Supporting all dates is Australian singer songwriter Sarah Blasko. Tickets for these shows go on sale Tuesday 20 February at midday.

Released a decade ago, Harlequin Dream not only topped the ARIA charts in Australia, but also achieved platinum status, solidifying Boy & Bear's status as one of Australia's most beloved and enduring musical acts. The album, hailed for its soulful melodies and lyrical depth, remains a pivotal moment in the band's discography, and these special shows promise to be a nostalgic journey for fans who have been on this musical adventure since its inception.

Boy & Bear's journey to musical stardom began with the release of their double-platinum debut album, Moonfire, in 2011, which garnered five prestigious ARIA awards. The subsequent albums, Harlequin Dream (2013) and Limit of Love (2015), further cemented their place in the music scene, both reaching the #1 spot on the charts.

From 2019's Suck on Light to the self-titled full-length release in 2023, Boy & Bear's evolution and dedication to their craft have garnered them a devoted global fan base. With over 200 million streams and five consecutive top 10 albums, the band's success is a testament to their authentic vision and unwavering love for their art.

Last on New Zealand’s shores in 2023, including sold out shows in Wellington and Auckland, Boy & Bear’s loyal following were treated to an hour and a half of stellar tunes from the bands catalogue alongside tracks from their 2023 self-titled album. This was their first visit since 2016 and fans were not disappointed.

Supporting all dates is Australian Sarah Blasko. Blasko has reached rarefied status in Australia and around the world, from the now-classic debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to the stunning Depth Of Field (2018); her six-album run of genre-defining indie-rock and art-pop is unparalleled. Over the course of her albums she has received countless award nominations and has secured 3 ARIA awards and triple j’s Album Of The Year for As Day Follows Night. Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. This will be Blasko’s first visit to New Zealand since 2012 and fans are encouraged to get to the shows early to witness her captivating set.

Boy & Bear's live performances have become legendary, earning them a reputation as one of Australia's most outstanding live acts. Their unique blend of indie-folk, coupled with soul-stirring vocals, creates an unparalleled experience for concertgoers.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness Boy & Bear's 'Harlequin Dream' 10 Year Celebration Shows in New Zealand. Secure your tickets now for a musical journey that promises to captivate hearts and leave a lasting imprint on the memories of fans.


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