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Anika Moa – Now Bringing Aroha to Auckland

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The days are getting longer and Anika Moa is celebrating with the Aroha Tour 2009 that will take her from as far south as Rakiura/Stewart Island to as far north as Kaitaia, including one very special just-announced show at Auckland's Monte Cristo Room on December 2.

This one-off cabaret style show will include fine dining from Toto Restaurant. Tickets will be $60 + booking fee and will include canapés on arrival, antipasto and a choice of pasta dishes. Tickets for the Auckland show are on sale now exclusively from

Throughout the tour Anika will be accompanied by a small band that includes two of New Zealand’s finest musicians: bass player Chip Matthews (New Loungehead, Opensouls) and drummer Nick Gaffaney (Solaa, Jan Hellriegal). Playing support is Julia Deans, the charismatic lead singer of Wellington band Fur Patrol, who will be showcasing songs from a debut solo album that she has recently begun recording.

Anika’s third album, In Swings the Tide was released in October 2007, and a year later Anika won Best Female Vocalist at the 2008 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Since its release the album has gone close to double platinum in sales. That In Swings the Tide was written during an intense time of change and growth is evident in songs such as ‘My Old Man’, ‘Blind Woman’and ‘Dreams in My Head’, a song which earned Anika a nomination as a finalist in the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2008.

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Anika says that writing In Swings the Tide was cathartic, but that the “dust has settled and it is time to move on.” She has been working on some “fresh” new songs over winter, which she will be road-testing on the tour. “I’m a writing factory right now,” she says. “So it’s all fun and roses.”

Celebrate the start of summer with a night to remember – Anika Moa, Julia Deans and friends are bringing the Aroha Tour 2009 to a town near you, beginning this Thursday at Akaroa Peninsula's Gaiety Hall. Tickets for all shows selling fast.

The Aroha Tour 2009 with Anika Moa and Julia Deans

Auckland show just announced:
Wed Dec 2 - Auckland - Monte Cristo Room
Tickets $60 + BF available now via
This is a limited capacity show and will sell out.

Full Aroha Tour 2009 dates at:


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