Greg Johnson: 7-date Spring Lounge tour and TV special
Greg Johnson returns for 7-date Spring Lounge tour and TV special
Greg Johnson and band will perform seven concerts across New Zealand for his Spring Lounge tour, including a very special Juice Bar Legends televised concert in Auckland.
The November tour for California-based Johnson includes South Island shows in Christchurch, Nelson and Picton, while North Island fans can savour shows in Wellington, Auckland, Huapai and Waiuku.
In support, Auckland’s Lisa Crawley will perform songs from her acclaimed new album All In My Head, before joining Greg and band to play singles, album tracks and take a few requests from right across his 10-album career.
• CHRISTCHURCH Dux Live, Thurs Nov 14 (Ticketek.co.nz)
• NELSON The Boathouse, Fri Nov 15 (Ticketek.co.nz & Everyman Records)
• PICTON Le Café Picton, Sat Nov 16 (Ticketek.co.nz & venue)
• WELLINGTON Meow, Sun Nov 17, doors 4pm (Ticketek.co.nz)
• AUCKLAND Televised Juice Bar Legends concert, Parnell, Fri Nov 22 (Ticketmaster.co.nz & Real Groovy)
• WAIUKU Kentish Hotel, Sat Nov 23 (Ticketmaster.co.nz & venue)
• KUMEU Coopers Creek Vineyard, Sunday afternoon Nov 24, (Ticketmaster.co.nz & venue)
Tickets are on general sale from Tuesday October 6 via Ticketmaster.co.nz (all North Island dates except Wellington) and Ticketek.co.nz (South Island dates plus Wellington).
Says Greg: "There's nothing better than hitting the long roads of Aotearoa for a rejuvenating Spring tour, catching up with everyone plus meeting new friends.
"We're taking the Spring Lounge tour to eclectic venues in main centres and in the outskirts - performing at a winery, boathouse, jazz club, historic hotel, a TV show, even uncle Pat’s back shed!"
“Lisa’s new album is really great and I’m looking forward to hearing her open the shows. She’s a much better piano player than me and looks better in a dress. We recently recorded a duet together for a very special cause to be released next month and I’m pleased she’s on board for the tour too.”
The catalyst for this tour has been Juice’s invitation to Greg to play a televised concert – one of three TV specials announced today for their Juice Bar Legends series celebrating some of New Zealand’s favourite artists.
“I feel honoured to be called a legend, or as the dictionary says “popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated” - seems fair to me.”
Juice TV's Dan Wrightson says Greg was an obvious choice for the Juice Legends show, after 20 years of delivering songs with great stories and melodies.
“Greg's voice, music and songs are part of the DNA of New Zealand music and of course, Juice TV & J2. A chance to capture the great man in action is one not to be missed - first live in an intimate setting at Juice Bar then later reliving the magic on TV."
For all information about the tour see plus1.co.nz and gregjohnsonmusic.com
More about Greg Johnson:
He’s sung and written a string of unforgettable songs - Isabelle, Liberty (APRA Silver Scroll winner), Don’t Wait Another Day, Save Yourself, It's Been So Long, Now The Sun is Out, Kiss Me, I Got Opinions and many more, helping him net two NZ Music Awards and eight top 20 albums.
2012’s Exits was his 10th studio album and he celebrated in style with a 10-date 20th anniversary tour across NZ, followed by the all-star Greg Johnson Table for Six tour in Easter 2013.