TOUR NEWS: Greg Johnson announces Australia and NZ shows
TOUR NEWS: Greg Johnson announces Australia and NZ shows for March 2019
LA-based New Zealand singer songwriter Greg Johnson continues his acclaimed 'Every Song Has A Story' tour in March 2019 – with his first Australian dates in 15 years, plus extra shows in New Zealand cities.
Greg and guitarist Ben King (Goldenhorse) will perform in Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown, Palmerston North and New Plymouth from March 7 to 13; andMelbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from March 29-31.
Dates, venues and ticket links are at GregJohnsonMusic.com - or specifically as follows:
Thursday 7 March: DUNEDIN – FIFTY GORILLAS
Friday 8 March: INVERCARGILL – SOUTHLAND MUSICIANS
Saturday 9 March: QUEENSTOWN – SHERWOOD,
Tuesday 12 March: PALMERSTON NORTH – GLOBE THEATRE,
Wednesday 13 March: NEW PLYMOUTH – 4TH WALL,
Friday 29 March: MELBOURNE – THE TOFF IN TOWN, Level 2, 252 Swanston St; 7.30pm. Tickets: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/greg-johnson-with-ben-king/109115
Saturday 30 March: SYDNEY – THE NEWSAGENCY, 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Annandale; 7.30pm. Tickets: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/80194/greg_johnson_nz__every_song_has_a_story.aspx
Sunday 31 March: BRISBANE – THE JUNK BAR, 215 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove; 3pm show. Tickets: https://thejunkbar.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/83299706-2f5b-497c-9418-482501c606de
“Since our initial New Zealand tour in October we’ve had huge interest to bring it across to Australia and to more New Zealand venues. I’m really pleased to play again in Australia after so long away, and looking forward to reaching some of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand too,” says Greg.
Fans on both sides of the Tasman can look forward to Greg delving into his songbook from across his entire career, 1990-2019 – picking from gems like ‘Isabelle’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Now The Sun is Out’ and ‘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.
Greg will strip back each song in intimate duo mode, with guitarist Ben King. With a back catalogue of over 300 songs and three decades of touring, Greg has some fascinating and amusing 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.
What the critics say:
"Greg Johnson says every song has a story and he proved exactly that with some surprises and revelations that enchanted and intrigued the audience at Auckland's Galatos" David Boyle, Radio13.co.nz, October 2018.
"There's an urbane unpretentiousness about it that makes his songs beautiful and affecting. It all seems so effortless and direct, the songs, the musicianship, the conversation. Toward the end of the gig, you just really get the feeling no one wants him to stop. Greg and Ben take their bows to long applause from the packed house. No one moves. Thankfully they come back for an encore." Michael Hawksworth, The Hook, review of Hawkes Bay Arts Festival appearance, October 2018.