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The Gunsglingers' Ball April/May Tour Dates Announced

The Gunsglingers' Ball April/May Tour Dates Announced

Wednesday 20th March, 2013 10:52AM

The Gunslingers' Ball  has announced it's return in 2013 with tour dates in April and May.  Always a good night out, the shows this time include ol' favourites like Bernie Griffen and The Grifters and The Broadsides along with new additions John The Baptist. Here is the full lineup and tour info...

The Gunslingers' Ball May/April Tour

Featuring: Bernie Griffen and The Grifters, The Broadsides with Tami Neilson, D Burmester and the Blind and John The Baptist.

Friday 26th April, Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Saturday 27th April, The Paddington, Auckland
Friday 3rd May, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 4th May, Carterton Events Centre,  Carterton

Tickets for all dates except Carterton on sale now from HERE at Undertheradar and usual retailers.

Press Release:


Last year was a huge one for the slingers - sell-out shows and a high-profile national tour that took THE GUNSLINGERS’ BALL experience to the provinces. This year is no less ambitious, kicking off with a mini-tour that takes in Wairarapa, Wellington and Auckland.

This version of TGB features Auckland stalwarts Bernie Griffen & the Grifters and The Broadsides, alongside Tami Neilson and fellow travellers from the capital D Burmester & the Blind and John the Baptist.

Following their triumphant and moving support of Emmy Lou Harris at Vector Arena in November, The Grifters continue doing what they do best - heartfelt songs of love, loss and redemption. Their most recent album, last years Everything So Far found the band at the peak of their powers, inspiring reviews that acclaimed its honest, poetic and uncompromising stance.

THE BROADSIDES w/ Tami Neilson
Described variously as a four-ring circus of shifting genres and so infectious that that the World Health Organisation has been putting venues into quarantine, The Broadsides have been tearing it up with their banjos and fiddles set to punky bluegrass for four years now. Joined by guest vocalist the one woman power-house that is Tami Neilson, just try not to dance. Go on, I dare ya!

D Burmester and the Blind mine a rich seam of the kind of raucous foot stompin country chaos that is seldom seen outside the Appalachian foothills.

With a capital city take on what can only be described as the sound of two gold miners having a pash, JTB have been bringing their firebrand version of folk to the folk since 2009. With a vital, punked-up sensibility and the same old relentless dedication to having a good time, this 2013 version of THE GUNSLINGERS’ BALL will be stopping at a town near you REAL SOON.

Friday 26 April – The Sawmill, Leigh
Saturday 27 April – The Paddington, Auckland
Friday 3 May – Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 4 May – Carterton Events Centre, Wairarapa


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