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David Rovics upcoming tour

David Rovics upcoming tour

This month Portland, Oregon based singer-songwriter David Rovics is touring the country. He has been described as the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US.

In the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger, David is a scholar of the history of social struggle and a sharp social critic of current affairs. His hard hitting lyrics accompanied by his mastery of his acoustic guitar encompass themes including the ravages of war and conflict, state crimes against democracy, the environmental crisis, social justice, and corporate corruption.

With lyrics containing sharp analysis and satire, Rovics brings a sense of fun and hope to his shows. His hope is inspired by a strong identification with the movements for social change of which he is very much a part.

These days David tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafés, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. His music has featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks, and the 300+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded millions of times.

He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn), activists (Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader), politicians (Dennis Kucinich, George Galloway), musicians (Billy Bragg, Attila the Stockbroker, Tom Morello and the Indigo Girls), and celebrities (Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon)

Cutting edge analysis, beautiful poetry, skilled guitar playing, standing with those who struggle for peace and justice, David Rovics' passion is inspiring and his humour infectious. His concerts should not be missed.

Wednesday, August 14th, 7:30 pm
Wunderbar
19 London Street
Lyttelton

Thursday, August 15th
Queens
1 Queens Gardens
Dunedin

Friday, August 16th, 7 pm
Safran House & Two Rivers Tattoo
1009 Main South Road
Camerons
Greymouth

Saturday, August 17th
The Free House
95 Collingwood Street
Nelson

Monday, August 19th
Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 8 pm!
Puppies
Wellington

Friday, August 23rd
Old Stone Butter Factory
8 Butter Factory Lane
Whangarei

Saturday, August 24th
Thirsty Dog
Auckland

ENDS

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