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Wagons Return To New Zealand For Two Shows

Wagons Return To New Zealand For Two Shows

Thursday 3rd July, 2014 8:00AM

Australian alt-country outfit Wagons are returning to New Zealand next month for two shows. The six-piece group, which is fronted by the charismatic Henry Wagons, visited the country last year performing at shows in Wellington and Auckland. The recent release of their sixth studio album, titled Acid Rain & Sugar Cane, sees the Melbourne-based band swinging back this way in August when they will be supported by local acts Swampland and Will Wood. Here's the details...

Wagons New Zealand Tour

Friday 29th August, Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 30th August, Leigh Sawmill, Auckland

Here's the recent video for 'Why Do You Always Cry'...



Back in town for two shows only WAGONS with support from SWAMPLAND and WILL WOOD

AUCKLAND - Friday 29th August, Tuning Fork

Tickets onsale 9am Thursday 3rd July

LEIGH - Saturday 30th August, Leigh Sawmill

Tickets onsale 9am Thursday 3rd July from and Real Groovy (Auckland)

Once seen, Wagons are one of those bands that are impossible to forget, leaving a deep and smile-inducing imprint on the brain. Led by the unique swagger of renaissance man Henry Wagons, they are a bunch of facial hair wielding tall timber, reminiscent of decades past; when bands gave their audience back bucket loads of charm and were always shrouded in a little enigmatic mystery. Unanimously lauded as one of one of Australia's great live bands, they relentlessly provide a stomping floor fracturing show no matter which stage they take over.

Drawing on a broad-ranging swag of influences, the Wagons show is a high sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit era Elvis, post karate kicks, to the somber, drunken malaise of Lee Hazelwood. They can touch on the tenderness of a recently heart-broken Roy Orbison while simultaneously embracing the menace of Nick Cave, bloody and embryonic after a Halloween séance performance.

The past few years have seen Wagons share stages around the world with Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham, Okkervil River, John Hiatt plus more along with SXSW, Canadian Music Week and Americana showcases, plus festival appearances at Big Day Out, Bumbershoot (USA), Laneway Festival, Bluesfest, Boogie, Pyramid Rock, Falls Festival and loads more.

The band have just released their sixth studio album ‘Acid Rain & Sugar Cane’ produced by Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey) and mixed by Matt Linesch, famous for his work with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros records.


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Fri 29th Aug 8:00pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sat 30th Aug 8:00pm
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh