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M. Ward Announces Two New Zealand Shows Next Month

M. Ward Announces Two New Zealand Shows Next Month

Tuesday 15th October, 2013 8:59AM

Acclaimed singer-songwriter M. Ward has announced two solo acoustic New Zealand shows next month. The Portland native, full name Matthew Ward, has been releasing music under his own name for over thirteen years and has also seen success with his is collaborative projects She and Him with Zooey Deschanel and Monsters of Folk with Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Connor Oberst and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes).  Last here in 2007, Ward returns on the back of his seventh solo album, A Wasteland Companion, releases last year. Here are the tour details followed by some clips...

M. Ward

Friday 8th November, The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 9th November, Bodega, Wellington

Tickets for Wellington on available 9am from HERE at Undertheradar, Slow Boat Records and RPM. Tickets for Auckland availble from Tickemaster and their usual outlets.

Here is the video for 'Me and My Shadow' from Ward's latest album...

And here's 'Chinese Translation' from Hold Time (2009)

Press Release:

Portland, Oregon troubadour M. WARD has announced two solo acoustic shows in New Zealand this November.

Friday November 8th 2013
@ The Tuning Fork, Auckland (R18)
w/ special guests TBA
tickets on sale now from

Saturday November 9th 2013
@ Bodega, Wellington (R18)
w/ special guests TBA
tickets on sale now from

One can forgive M. Ward for taking so long to return to us, he’s a rather busy man you see. His most recent album, (his 7th) “A Wasteland Companion” was released in April last year, receiving critical acclaim worldwide. “A Wasteland Companion” forms a diary of sorts, of the singer and guitarist’s journeys home and abroad since the universally lauded “Hold Time” was released in 2009. That action-packed period included tours and full-length discs, as the “he” to Zooey Deschanel’s “she” in the Grammy nominated She & Him. With the ongoing collaboration Monsters Of Folk where Matt features beside Conor Oberst, Jim James and Mike Mogis, And as a friend and collaborator to the likes of Neko Case, Cat Power, Gillian Welch, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket).

“A Wasteland Companion”, consisting of 12 stunning tracks, was made with 18 musicians and recorded in eight different studios. Ward’s honey-soaked vocals, deft finger-picking, innate sense of melody and beguiling lyrics have already cemented his reputation as one of America’s true musical treasures and “A Wasteland Companion” features some of the finest song writing and most striking deliveries of his career.

We can’t wait to welcome him back to New Zealand in November.


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