St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is happy to announce the first two acts on our line-up as well as the date and venue for Laneway 2018. Continue reading
Category Archives: Press Release
Monday, 21 August 2017 – The fans have asked (repeatedly) for it, and Anika Moa has listened. The beautiful, witty and talented singer/songwriter today announces four concerts for her grown up fans, and South Island dates for her Songs For Bubbas: Chop Chop Hiyaaa! show. Continue reading
Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that one of Australia’s most loved and respected artists Paul Kelly will embark on a three-date national tour this November and December. Touring in celebration of his album Life Is Fine (out now through Universal), which just debuted at the top of the ARIA Album Chart and rocketed to #1 on the NZ Heatseeker Chart, Kelly will play theatres in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Continue reading
Recently adding shows to his Australian Paper Aeroplane Request Tour to satisfy overwhelming demand, piano-pop virtuoso BEN FOLDS announces that up-and-coming English singer-songwriter LUCY ROSE will join the Australian and New Zealand tour run as support on her first ever Australasian visit. Continue reading
Die! Die! Die! have today announced a 5-date New Zealand tour to coincide with the emersion of their explosive new album, Charm. Offensive. due for worldwide release on October 6th on LP, CD and digitally. Continue reading
It’s a long anticipated and hugely welcome return for The xx who last played in New Zealand in 2010. The xx are coming back as a band who have now taken their place alongside the all-time greats, performing in the area where the alternative meets the electronic to produce what, for many people, is simply perfect atmospheric pop for today. Continue reading
Marlon Williams November tour SOLD OUT | Final shows added in Auckland and Christchurch to meet demand.
Heartstop Music and Eccles Entertainment are over the moon to announce that, due to unprecedented demand, Marlon Williams will now be playing two shows in both Auckland and Christchurch after the first dates sold out in minutes last week. Tickets for these new shows will be on sale from midday TODAY (Mon 14 Aug). Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets quickly as these are intimate venues and demand is high. These will be Marlon Williams’ first headline shows in New Zealand since March 2016’s sold out Powerstation show! Continue reading
David Roy Williams in collaboration with Principal Entertainment present Dweezil Zappa, son of the legendary Frank Zappa, celebrating 50 years of Zappa with a series of concerts and exclusive guitar masterclasses in Australia and New Zealand in early 2018. Continue reading
Sol3 Mio are delighted to announce that they are extending their traditional end of year concert season, with an eight-date tour in December 2017 and January 2018, celebrating Christmas and the beloved kiwi summer. Continue reading
Following last year’s sold out event, Soundsplash once again brings the heat, announcing an epic first lineup of international and local talent for the three-day January festival. Continue reading
David Duchovny is an award-winning actor, filmmaker, director, New York Times best selling author and a singer songwriter. Duchovny today announced he will perform his first-ever New Zealand concert dates, heading to Auckland and Wellington in February 2018. Continue reading
Superstar singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks today announced her return to New Zealand for an exclusive run of her 24 Karat Gold shows this November. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 18 at 1pm. Joining Stevie for these special concerts are the legendary Pretenders, fronted by Chrissie Hynde.
The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork, 95bFM and Under The Radar with support from Jim Beam, are proud to announce the lineup for the Southern Fork Americana Fest 2017 as it returns full steam for its fourth year. Taking place at The Tuning Fork from the 7th-15th of October, this year’s festival is jam packed with some of the very best names in alt-country and Americana music. Continue reading
Donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavoured garage punk, the legendary Supersuckers return to New Zealand this November. Led by original member Eddie Spaghetti, they have consistently maintained their over-the-top celebration of all things rock’n’roll, namely the raucous essentials of booze, the devil and other assorted vices. The band’s renowned live show glorifies all of the above in a reckless blast of rock’n’roll power. Continue reading
Marlon Williams returns with “Vampire Again,” his first new material since releasing his acclaimed debut album in 2015 and touring relentlessly around the world, including performances on CONAN, Later…with Jools Holland, opening for Bruce Springsteen and picking up both an ARIA Award nomination and two New Zealand Music Awards.
“Channeling Roy Orbison at moments with a good sense of humor great songs and one of the best voices at Newport, New Zealand’s Marlon Williams.” – Bob Boilen NPR All Songs Considered
Following Williams’ recent performances at the Newport Folk Festival and Portland’s Pickathon, he’ll hit the road throughout the rest of the month supporting City & Colour throughout before returning home to New Zealand to play three intimate full band shows this November. These will be Marlon William’s first headline shows in New Zealand since March 2016’s sold out Powerstation show!
In creating “Vampire Again,” Williams returned home to Lyttelton to re-engage in the writing process and work again with producer Ben Edwards. Below he discusses the story behind the song. Watch the accompanying video, directed by Williams in collaboration with UK cinematographer Steve Gullick. It’s a tragicomic vignette of a societal outcast – misshapen, uncomfortable, humorous and a little touching.
Marlon says of new single Vampire Again – The germination of this song began in LA last year. It was indeed Halloween again, and I was bored, having spent a week locked away in an Airbnb by the airport trying in vain to write a song. Any song. Nothing came. So Halloween comes around and I figure, “Hey, I’m gonna go out tonight. Alone. Comfortably alone. Comfortably alone to see the LA Opera performing a new score to accompany my fave scary flick Nosferatu at the Ace Hotel. I’m gonna dress as the spindly creep himself. What’s more, I’m gonna get super blazed before I go. And be comfortably alone.”
So, off I go, having spent far too much on a last minute outfit, and step out of the Uber and onto the red carpet with a nauseating air of self-confidence. “This is my night. I am strong. I am human and it is my right to express myself how I see fit.” Turns out I was running late, and when I finally enter the theatre everyone was already seated and the overture had begun. What’s more, no one else was dressed up. Well they were, but in tuxedos and lovely dresses. And there was nowhere for stoned ole spindleboots to sit. So, I hunched and crawled my way down the aisle and sat on the floor like it was the most reasonable thing to do at an opera.
I made it through the whole film and then calmly turned tail, satisfied that I’d had a good time and sure that I’d heard whispers of “bad-ass” as I left the building. I’d like to believe that this was, at least in part, the catalyst for a whole new period in my life and my art. But that’s bullshit.
Anyway, here it is, my own demented tale of New Age self-affirmation; “Vampire Again.”
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Marlon Williams New Zealand Tour Dates:
Presented by Heartstop Music + Eccles Entertainment
Ticketmaster members pre-sale commences TODAY (Wed 9 Aug) at 12.00PM NZST for 24 hours.
General public tickets on sale from Ticketmaster at 12.00PM NZST Fri 11 Aug.
Wed. Nov. 15 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
Thu. Nov. 16 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler
Fri. Nov. 17 – Mullumbimby, Australia @ Mullumbimby Music Festival
Fri. Aug. 11 – Boulder, CO @ Triple A Festival
Sat. Aug 12 – Sun. Aug. 13 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival
Tue. Aug. 15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Wed. Aug. 16 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Fri. Aug. 18 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Sat. Aug. 19 – Bellevue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Mon. Aug. 21 – Kansas City @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Tue. Aug. 22 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
Thu. Aug. 24 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Fri. Aug. 25 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Sat. Aug. 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Mon. Aug. 28 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Tue. Aug. 29 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
Sat. Sep. 2 – Rutbeek, NE @ Tuckerville Festival
Tue. Oct. 24 – London, UK @ Omeara
Wed. Oct. 25 – Paris, France @ Espace B
Thu. Oct. 26 – Berlin, Germany @ FluxBau
Sat. Oct. 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling Festival
Mon. Oct. 30 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade
Wed. Nov. 1 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
Thu. Nov. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge