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Tour Information
Aro are setting off on their debut album release tour around the country from February to May 2019, following their official album release on Feb 15th. Aro's sound is distinctly Aotearoa/NZ pop, with a range of other influences including RnB, Jazz, and Kapahaka. With 20 shows booked, the pair are taking their tunes from Whangarei to Rakiura/Stewart Island sharing their native bird inspired project titled ‘Manu’ (bird); a bilingual - te reo Māori & English 10 track album. The husband and wife duo, Charles and Emily (Rice) Looker, have toured the country finding inspiration and discovering stories to share within the album.

‘Manu’ was inspired, on Aro’s first nationwide tour in 2018, by the melodies, rhythms and stories of Aotearoa’s native birds, and plays on their characteristics and some of their significances for Māori to convey messages about life and identity. The songs were written from their home on wheels they call ‘Jamba’. They have put together a unique tour, celebrating the release of this album and sharing the stories of our native manu with the people of Aotearoa.

Manu Berry is a Dunedin Screen Print artist who Aro met on their first nationwide tour in 2018. Manu has been working with Aro creating beautiful woodcut prints of each of the birds on Aro's album. This will be a special show where the music is performed with the artwork from Manu Berry surrounding them and all the listeners at this show.

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The Refinery, Paeroa Fri, 29th Mar Buy
Jam Factory, Tauranga Sat, 30th Mar Buy
Common Room, Hastings Fri, 5th Apr Buy
Joseph Street Kitchen, Palmerston North Sat, 6th Apr Buy
Raumati Social Club (RSC), Raumati Sun, 7th Apr Buy
Fairfield House, Nelson Sun, 14th Apr Buy
Barrytown Hall, Barrytown Thu, 18th Apr Buy
Sherwood, Queenstown Mon, 22nd Apr Buy
Invercargill Brewery, Invercargill Fri, 26th Apr Buy
Bellamys Gallery, Dunedin Sat, 27th Apr Buy
Lyttelton Records, Christchurch Sun, 5th May Buy

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