We are thrilled to announce that Greg will be supporting Lloyd Cole on his forthcoming tour of New Zealand. Both Greg and Lloyd will be playing solo on the eight shows in June.
Lloyd’s solo concerts coincide with the local release of his acclaimed new album Standards - a stunning record which has generated Cole’s inevitable renaissance across Europe. He heads Downunder after a series of sold out shows, and star billing on premiere UK music show ‘Later With Jools Holland’ – see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcDUDm4nNm8
New Zealand’s appreciation for Cole reaches back 30 years to early Lloyd Cole and the Commotions albums like Rattlesnakes and Easy Pieces, continuing right up to 2011′s Broken Record (No 11 in the NZ album chart).
Cole’s songbook houses gems like Lost Weekend, Perfect Skin, Rattlesnakes, Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken, Jennifer She Said, Live Lovers Do, Period Piece and Myrtle and Rose – material which has formed an enduring connection with fans worldwide.
We will also be celebrating the Autumn release of Some Other Place, Some Other Time – The Greg Johnson Anthology on Universal Records. The double CD will take in every step of Greg’s career so far as well as some new music and a few lost gems. Release will be announced shortly.
Tour dates and ticketing details are:
Thursday June 5: Dunedin - Glenroy Auditorium (TicketDirect.co.nz)
Friday June 6: Christchurch - Cardboard Cathedral (Ticketek.co.nz)
Saturday June 7: Nelson - Old St John’s (Ticketek.co.nz & Everyman Records)
Sunday June 8: Wellington - James Cabaret (Ticketek.co.nz)
Thursday June 12: Tauranga - Baycourt Theatre (Ticketek.co.nz & Baycourt)
Friday June 13: Napier - Century Theatre MTG (Ticketek.co.nz & MTG)
Saturday June 14: Auckland - SkyCity Theatre (Ticketmaster.co.nz & Real Groovy)
Sunday June 15: Matakana - Ascension Wine Estate, indoor (Ticketmaster.co.nz and venue)