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Adam Mcgrath In Concert Solo


Fri 23 Oct 2015, 9:30pm

Where: Sherwood, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


Listed by: theeasternfamily

After an extended European stay this winter, Adam McGrath lead singer and songwriter from Christchurch folk stalwarts/bulwarks The Eastern, intends to embark on what seems like his one millionth tour of New Zealand.

Refusing to bullshit you into believing that he is anything special he simply offers that it will be one man, a guitar, a beer belly full of yarns, folk songs, road songs and heart songs, doing the best he can for whomever shows up. And if anyone does he will be humbled and proud in equal measure.

However he still attempts to throw this dispatch into the sullied shameless waters of self promotion in the hope that if you or anyone you know has a twisted penchant for ‘one man, a guitar, a beer belly full of yarns, folk songs, road songs and heart songs, doing the best he can for whomever shows up’,and are yet to get sick of him after the past 999,000 tours, then surely any one of the twenty plus shows around NZ this spring will be worth putting your money down for.

See a full list of dates below!

He has been described as ‘NZ toughest songwriter’ as well as ‘a national treasure’ and after pulling in over 1000 shows over the past decade with The Eastern and solo (a million plus makes better copy but was also a lie), he is experienced enough to (mostly) avoid kicking the drinks over during the show, continue talking for up to11-12 minutes between the songs and too also manage fielding requests for ‘something we can dance to’ with diplomacy and hostility in equal measure.

One thing is for sure after all this time out in the great territory of these long lonesome isles you’d be hard pressed to find someone who cares as much about the audience as he does about his own ‘internal and external struggles’ that somehow he makes a living from making songs up about. He will play his ass off and promises not to quit until at least someone in the audience has yawned 14 times or put their fingers in the ears twice.

Friday 2 October 8pm Mapua
The Playhouse Theatre
$20 Book: The Playhouse Theatre

Saturday 3 October 8.30pm Onekaka
The Mussel Inn

Sunday 4 October 8pm Wellington
Resonator House Concert

Wednesday 7 October 7pm Opotiki
De Luxe Theatre
Adults $22, Child and over 65s $10

Thursday 8 October 7pm Tauranga
Tauranga Art Gallery
General Public $25, Friends of the Gallery and Students $20
Book: Tauranga Art Gallery

Saturday 10 October 8pm Rotorua
Te Runanga Tea House
Government t Gardens

Sunday 11 October 5pm Raumati
Social Club
34 Poplar Ave, Raumati South
$15 Book: Raumati Social Club

Tuesday 13 October 7:30pm Christchurch
Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal
Adults $26 Concessions $24 (Booking fees apply)
Book: 0800 TICKETEK

Friday 16 October 8pm Balcairn
Mike Greer Concert Series
Balcairn Public Hall
$25 (inc supper)
Book: Sally Mac’s Amberley, Sefton garage, Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy Rangiora

Sunday 18 October Akaroa
Madeira Hotel

Tuesday 20 October 8pm Reefton
Working Men’s’ Club
Adults $20, Students $10, Family $50
Door sales 03 phone 03 732 8542 or 03 732 8111

Wednesday 21 October 7.30pm Hokitika
Old Lodge Theatre, 11 Revell St
$20, Students $13
Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre

Thurs 22 October 7.30pm Alexandra
The Cellar Door
Adults $20, Seniors $15, Child $10
Book: i-Site Alexandra

Friday 23 October 9:30pm Queenstown
The Sherwood
554/558 Frankton Rd
$12 pre sales / $15 on the door

Monday 26 October 8pm Stewart Island
details TBC