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Lawrence Arabia's New Zealand

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Lawrence Arabia's New Zealand (Tour)

(Press release by Frank Sargeson)
One of New Zealand's foremost songsters, Lawrence Arabia, with his modern pops quartet, is delighted to announce a fairly extensive tour of the former British Dominion of New Zealand, these fertile South Pacific isles whose agricultural products grace the dinner tables of subjects all around the Empire.

Starting in the nation's burgeoning viticultural heartland of Napier, where local winemakers have been making medium white wines for a number of years now, vintages which may not approach the wines of France in quality, but provide a passable alternative to beer for our country's housewives, the tour continues on via our harbourside capital, Wellington, to the beautiful river city of Petre (or as it is more authentically known these days, Wanganui, in the native Maori language).

Onwards, this festive musical variety show will travel across the turbulent Cook Strait to the Mainland, plunging southwards to the historical goldrush hinterlands of Otago, through that most English of cities, Christchurch, to Oamaru and Port Chalmers, and onto the tiny, humble, mountain village of Wanaka.

Bisecting the Gates of Haast and skirting Westland's cathedrals of ice, the chipper gang with their fine and true harmonies will proceed to Barrytown, located near the iconic pancake rocks of Punakaiki, where the fierce Tasman Sea is propelled at pressure through holes eroded in sedimentary coastal rock, creating a dramatic natural phenomenon known as a blowhole, these fine examples of which have attracted visitors from as far afield as Australia and the United States of America.

Via Takaka in the majestic and remote Golden Bay, Lawrence Arabia and his chums return to the sub-tropical north, with evening concerts in Raglan, Leigh, and the sophisticated and sprawling Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, which boasts a number of New York-style skyscrapers topping fifteen storeys.

Come celebrate the existence of this most varied of lands, and this most varied catalogue of songs, at a concert engagement near you.

Lawrence Arabia, APRA Silver Scroll Winner and International Recording Artiste, live in your town, this November, with a four piece band and support from the infamous Thomas Brodie Watson.

Tickets for most shows available from

Thursday 31 October – Napier – Cabana
Friday 1 November – Wellington – San Francisco Bath House
Saturday 2 November – Whanganui – Savage Club Hall
Monday 4 November – Lyttelton – Wunderbar
Tuesday 5 November – Oamaru – Penguin Club
Wednesday 6 November – Port Chalmers – Chicks Hotel
Thursday 7 November – Wanaka – Gin And Raspberry
Friday 8 November – Barrytown – Barrytown Hall
Saturday 9 November – Takaka – Mussel Inn
Thursday 21 November – Auckland – Kings Arms
Friday 22 November – Raglan – Yot Club
Saturday 23 November – Leigh – Sawmill Café

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