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Anika Moa Wraps Up An Extraordinary Year

September 8, 2006

Anika Moa Wraps Up An Extraordinary Year With Her First Ever Solo Tour.

She’s spent much of the year touring with the likes of Neil Finn, Bic Runga and Dimmer’s Shayne Carter. And in April she joined Bic Runga for a two-month stint in the UK, but now Anika Moa is back and set to charm the country with her first ever solo tour.

The nationwide tour showcases the enchanting singer/songwriter’s personal and unflinchingly honest insight to her world and the inspiration she draws from the New Zealand landscape both political and physical.

While headlining shows and industry showcases for audiences off shore is important, Moa is eager to share her talents with the people and places that inspire her.

“I’m Maori, I’m from New Zealand, and this is my sound, this is my New Zealand sound, this is how I depict New Zealand as being.”

Her tour takes her from Queenstown to Keri Keri - a route well traveled while she spent two years seeking homegrown experience in preparation for her latest album “Stolen Hill”. Moa describes the songs from her album as real and imbued with a sense of self and country.

And New Zealand clearly likes what her songs have to say. Not only has she been named finalist for Best Female Solo Artist and Best Aotearoa Roots Album in the New Zealand Music Awards 2006, but she is also a first time finalist for New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting prize, the 2006 APRA Silver Scroll Award.

Moa has been nominated for her single “Stolen Hill” from the album of the same name. A single described as captivating and emotive – and from an album that reflects a natural process of maturity, which has extended to her songwriting.

This tour is an opportunity to experience Anika Moa’s very personal performance and appreciate a songwriter as she shares her Aotearoa with New Zealand.

Anika Moa 2006 Solo Show Tour Dates Tickets are on sale now and available from outlets as listed below

October 7th Friday Christchurch Zinc Bar in the Civic (Ticketek, Venue, Real Groovy)

10th Tuesday Timaru Coast (Ticketek, Venue) 11th Wednesday Invercargill The Cabbage Tree (Tickets from Venue only) 12th Thursday Queenstown Revolver (Ticketek, Venue & Play It Again) 13th Friday Dunedin Arc Café (Ticketek, Venue & Arc Cafe) 14th Saturday Oamaru Penguin Club (Ticketek, & Beggs Music)

19th Thursday Nelson Phat Club (Ticketek & Everyman Records)) 20th Friday Wellington Sandwiches (Ticketek, Venue & Real Groovy) 21st Saturday Napier Te Awa Winery (Ticketek, Venue & Movement) 22nd Sunday Eastbourne Village Lifeboat Tavern (Ticketek, Venue & Real Groovy)

November 1st Wednesday Kerikeri The Centre (Ticketek, Venue) 2nd Thursday Whangarei Deluge Bar (Ticketek & Musicor) 3rd Friday Helensville The Grand Hotel (Ticketek, Venue) 4th Saturday Leigh Sawmill Café (Ticketek, Venue)

9th Thursday Auckland Tabac (Ticketek, Real Groovy) 10th Friday Auckland Masonic (Devonport) (Ticketek, Venue & Real Groovy) 11th Saturday Whitianga Eggcentric Café (Ticketek, Venue)

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