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Modern Maori Quartet announce "That's Us" tour


Announce nationwide 'That's Us!' album tour & new album single 'Don't Fall In Love'

(L–R) Maaka Pohatu, Francis Kora, Matariki Whatarau & James Tito.
Photo credits: Matthew Eller & Jin Koo Kim

With the showband's long-awaited debut original album, 'That's Us!' being released Friday 15th September Modern Māori Quartet will head off on an extensive 20 date nationwide tour, travelling the highways and byways of New Zealand taking their music to the people of Aotearoa. Joining them for te haerenga (the journey) will be the beloved Annie Crummer.

Matu Ngaropo (Performer & Music Dramaturg) says: “The tour will be about taking our music to the people and returning it to our roots. We want to inspire a new generation of garage parties and fuel those special gatherings with new, honest, hearty waiata to add to the classic playlist. These will be songs that the heartland of Aotearoa can sing along to. As a team committed to carrying the mantle of this kaupapa we aim to share a new and current sound of Māori showbands and show people that real music, our music, is alive and thriving.”

Francis Kora (Performer) adds: “Past, present and future, with Aroha and truth as the main ingredients.”



PUTĀRURU - Saturday 16th September - The Plaza
HAMILTON - Sunday 17th September - Playhouse
NELSON - Wednesday 20th September - Playhouse Theatre
BLENHEIM - Thursday 21st September - ASB Theatre Marlborough
CHRISTCHURCH - Friday 22nd September - Aurora Centre
DUNEDIN - Saturday 23rd September - Mayfair Theatre
PŌRANGAHAU - Wednesday 27th September - Memorial Hall
FEATHERSTON -Thursday 28th September - Anzac Hall
ŌTAKI - Friday 29th September - Memorial Hall
NAPIER - Saturday 30th September - Municipal Theatre
WHANGANUI - Sunday 1st October - Royal Opera House
ROTORUA - Thursday 5th October - Civic Theatre
NEW PLYMOUTH - Friday 6th October -Theatre Royal
WELLLINGTON - Saturday 7th October - Wellington High School, Riley Centre
TAUPŌ - Sunday 8th October - Great Lakes Centre
KAIKOHE - Thursday 12th October - War Memorial Hall
WHANGAREI - Friday 13th October - Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North
AUCKLAND - Saturday 14th October - Crystal Palace
WHAKATĀNE - Sunday 15th October -Little Theatre

Tickets on sale Mon 7th Aug at 9am
For show and ticketing info go to

'Don't Fall In Love'

'Don't Fall In Love' is the forth single to be taken from 'That's Us!'
'Don't Fall In Love' will be released digitally Friday 4th August.

"It’s our Motown-inspired, soulful, Sam Cooke styled song that will cut straight to
your heart and make you laugh at the same time.

As artists, there is a magic fusion where the performer and the work become
one and the same. As well as being something special to share, our music is
also an expression through which we learn, develop and become better people.
Based loosely on real experiences, Don’t Fall In Love is tragically honest. The
pursuit of happiness, love and truth are integral to the music we make and this
song is all about having the courage to be honest, even if it’s painful.

A seriously catchy melody, big, broad harmonies and punchy, brave lyrics will
make Don’t Fall In Love a party favourite and one you will want to sing along to.
So go on, dust off your guitar, get some mates together and get your garage



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