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Lloyd Cole Returns for Nationwide New Zealand Tour

Lloyd Cole Returns for Nationwide New Zealand Tour

Friday 7th March, 2014 8:21AM

English singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole is headed back to New Zealand in June for an extensive run of dates across the country. He is touring new album Standards, released last June, and will be joined along the way by Greg Johnson on all dates. The tour will commence in the South, including a night at Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral, before commencing northward ending up around Auckland for a couple of nights - here are the details...

Lloyd Cole with Greg Johnson

Thursday 5th June, Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin
Friday 6th June, Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch
Saturday 7th June, Old St John's, Nelson
Sunday 8th June, James Cabaret, Wellington
Thursday 12th June, Baycourt Theatre, Tauranga
Friday 13th June, Century Theatre MTG, Napier
Saturday 14th June, SkyCity Theatre, Auckland
Sunday 15th June, Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana

Ticketing info below, here's a clip from Coles new album...


Press Release:

UK legend Lloyd Cole will perform eight concerts across New Zealand from early June, with our own master-songwriter Greg Johnson returning from Los Angeles to join the bill.

June 5 to 15 sees the pair perform in Auckland, Matakana, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Tour dates and ticketing details are:

Thursday June 5: Dunedin - Glenroy Auditorium (
Friday June 6: Christchurch - Cardboard Cathedral (
Saturday June 7: Nelson - Old St John's ( & Everyman Records)
Sunday June 8: Wellington - James Cabaret (
Thursday June 12: Tauranga - Baycourt Theatre ( & Baycourt)
Friday June 13: Napier - Century Theatre MTG ( & MTG)
Saturday June 14: Auckland - SkyCity Theatre ( & Real Groovy)
Sunday June 15: Matakana - Ascension Wine Estate, indoor ( and venue)

Tickets for all shows are on general sale from 9am Thursday March 13. See for complete details.

Cole's solo concerts coincide with the local release of his acclaimed new album Standards - a stunning record which has generated Cole's inevitable renaissance across Europe. He heads Downunder after a series of sold out shows, and star billing on premiere UK music show ‘Later With Jools Holland’ – see

New Zealand's appreciation for Cole reaches back 30 years to early Lloyd Cole and the Commotions albums like Rattlesnakes and Easy Pieces, continuing right up to 2011's Broken Record (No 11 in the NZ album chart).

Cole's songbook houses gems like Lost Weekend, Perfect Skin, Rattlesnakes, Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken, Jennifer She Said, Live Lovers Do, Period Piece and Myrtle and Rose - material which has formed an enduring connection with fans worldwide.

Los Angeles-based Kiwi Greg Johnson will play a rare solo set, celebrating the Autumn release of Some Other Place, Some Other Time - The Greg Johnson Anthology on Universal Records.

Johnson's songs have become part of our own cultural landscape, thanks to likes of Isabelle, Liberty (APRA Silver Scroll winner), Don’t Wait Another Day, Save Yourself, It's Been So Long, Now The Sun is Out, and Hold Tight – helping him to two NZ Music Awards and eight top 20 albums.


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