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Marlon Williams Announces Album Release Tour

Marlon Williams Announces Album Release Tour

Friday 24th April, 2015 9:09AM

Country musician Marlon Williams has announced a four-date New Zealand tour in June to support the release of his stunning debut solo album. Williams, who is currently based in Melbourne, recorded the self-titled album in his hometown of Lyttelton last year with Ben Edwards at The Sitting Room studios. Despite just being released in New Zealand today, the record has already clocked up well-deserved accolades from international media including the likes of Rolling Stone. The upcoming tour will see Williams joined by Ben Woolley, Dave Khan and Gus Agars, who together will play some of the country's historical venues including Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and Auckland's Crystal Palace. Here are the details...

Marlon Williams

Thursday 25th June, Bodega, Wellington
Friday 26th June, Crystal Palace, Auckland
Saturday 27th June, Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Sunday 28th June, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin

Tickets to all shows except Christchurch are available HERE AT UTR

Here is the brand new video for 'Strange Things' starring Marlon alongside Aldous Harding...



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Man of the moment, Marlon Williams, releases his critically acclaimed debut album today alongside a 9-date tour of New Zealand and Australia with his band The Yarra Benders and special guest Laura Jean.

The self-titled release has already received a swathe of 4 and 5 star reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Age, The Australian and Stack Magazine, the New Zealand Herald glowing "Williams' combination of youthful enthusiasm, old-soul wisdom, and solid songwriting makes this debut a wonderfully accomplished record which justifies the hype he is getting" and Metro Magazine saying "It's a revelation: an album that will still be listened to and enjoyed a decade hence."

Williams has also this week been nominated for his fourth New Zealand Music Award in as many years, this time for Best Country Album for Volume 3 of the Sad But True series with Delaney Davidson.

The 24-year old Kiwi crooner kicked off his solo career with a move to Melbourne in mid-2013, and has enjoyed a rapid rise courtesy of knock out performances at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Port Fairy, Queenscliff and Meredith Music Festival, performances on Rockwiz and TEDx Sydney, tours with First Aid Kit and Justin Townes Earle, a run of sold out tour shows around Australia and NZ, and the albums incredible lead single Dark Child.

He is being widely tipped as New Zealand's next international success story, and will be touring the UK and North America in coming months ahead of this album's international release later in the year.

For now though, local fans can catch Williams in June at some of the countries most beautiful spaces, including the 1300 capacity Theatre Royal in Christchurch and the rarely used gem that is Crystal Palace in Auckland. Williams will be joined on the tour by his long time touring buddies Ben Woolley and Dave Khan in The Yarra Benders, plus Melbourne drummer Gus Agars.

The album is available now in all record stores, iTunes and Williams' catalogue is available on Spotify.


Thursday June 25 - Bodega, Wellington

Friday June 26 - Crystal Palace, Auckland

Saturday June 27 - Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Sunday June 28 - Chicks Hotel, Dunedin


Thursday July 2 - Jive, Adelaide SAM

Friday July 3 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Saturday July 4 - The Basement, Sydney NSW

Sunday July 5 - Bello Winter Festival, Bellingen NSW

Tuesday July 7 - The Foundry, Brisbane QLD

Tickets are on sale Tuesday 28th April at 9am


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