Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Greg Johnson - On tour: 22 Oct – 4 Nov 2018

Greg Johnson - Every Song Has A Story
On tour: 22 Oct – 4 Nov 2018

Every Song Has A Story sees Greg Johnson in concert for eight shows across New Zealand, presenting songs, tall stories and rediscovered photos and visuals.

Greg will strip back each song in intimate duo mode, with his special guest guitarist Ben King (Goldenhorse).

The tour includes Auckland and North Shore, Hamilton, the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival, Wellington, Christchurch, Blenheim and Golden Bay.

Ticket details for all shows are available at and from 8am today (Thursday August 2).

With a back catalogue of over 300 songs and three decades of touring, California-based Kiwi Greg Johnson has yarns to spin - from his touring adventures around New Zealand, onto the charts as a young singer-songwriter, and his relocation to Los Angeles to chase the big time.

Fans can look forward to Greg delving into his songbook from across his entire career, 1990-2018 – picking from gems like Isabelle, Liberty, Save Yourself, Now The Sun is Out, Don’t Wait Another Day and so many more. In essence, an unstoppable stream of songwriting classics, which have netted him New Zealand music, awards, eight Top-20 albums and the coveted Silver Scroll.

Tour dates & details:

Takapuna - The Pumphouse: Monday 22 October, Labour Day.
Hamilton - Nivara Lounge: Wednesday 24 October
Hawkes Bay Arts Festival Spiegeltent - Havelock North: Thursday 25 October
Wellington - Meow: Friday 26 October
Auckland - Galatos Ballroom: Saturday 27 October
Christchurch Lyttelton Arts Factory Thursday 1 November
Golden Bay - Mussel Inn: Friday 2 November
Blenheim - The Vines Village - Sunday 4 November

Full details and ticket links are at

Says Greg: "Part of my show has always been a fair dose of tale telling, so I thought I’d pull a few songs from the back catalogue - including some I’ve never played live, plus a few better known ones - and give a little background on the writing, recording and the events surrounding them.

“I’ve also unearthed a few old snaps which for me nicely represent the songs. In October we’ll set out on the road and have a wee party".

Plus1 proudly presents Greg Johnson – Every Song Has A Story.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: NZSQ Conclude National Tour With ‘Release’ Programme

The NZSQ concluded their national tour in Wellington with a three-part programme, the triumphant final installment of which was entitled ‘Release.’ It included three pieces representing radical musical innovation... More>>

Howard Davis: The Show Must Go On - ‘La Traviata’ Opening Night Wobbles
Casting problems have beset ‘La Traviata’ since its first performance in March 1853 at Venice’s La Fenice opera house. Sadly, Saturday night’s premiere at Wellington’s newly-restored St James Theatre proved no different... More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland