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Mel Parsons 'Drylands' Release Tour with Christof (NL)


Fri 17 Apr 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Sumner School, Colenso St, Sumner, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00 ($32.50 + $2.50 fees)
  • GA - avail at Urban Surf, Sumner (cash only): $35.00
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After dashing through the snow on a six-week North American winter tour, Fly My Pretties star and well loved kiwi singer/songwriter Mel Parsons is back in NZ and heads out on the road to celebrate the release of her new album ‘Drylands’ this April & May. Parsons will take in 22 dates tip to tail of NZ starting in Auckland at the Tuning Fork on April 15th, finishing up on the Kapiti Coast on May 16th.

With appearances at Woodford Folk Festival (AU), Folk Alliance International (USA), WOMAD (NZ) already this year, and an upcoming Byron Bay Bluesfest (AU) show with Fly My Pretties, Two-time Tui Award finalist Parsons and her stellar band have a dynamite live show presenting the new album (plus a few old favourites), and is not to be missed.

Equal parts lush and dark, ‘Drylands’ is Parsons’ stunning 3rd full length album and is out April 10th. Recorded at Lee Prebble’s Surgery studio (The Phoenix Foundation, The Black Seeds), in Wellington and co-produced by Parsons and guitarist Gerry Paul (Tim O’Brien), the album features a strong local line-up including Anika Moa, along with international guests Ron Sexsmith, Vyvienne Long (Damien Rice) and Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys).

The support act for all shows is ‘Christof’ - Dutch folk musician and a rising star of the UK folk scene having recently supported The Staves, The Boxer Rebellion and Bear’s Den, winning fans across North America and Europe.

A cash bar will be open from 7pm throughout the evening, and please feel free to bring your own hamper of nibbles/food to enjoy throughout the evening (PLEASE NO BYO ALCOHOL due to liquor licence requirements). The show will be GA, cabaret style seating.

Show run Times:
7pm - Doors & cash bar open
8pm - Christof
8:45pm - intermission
9pm - Mel Parsons

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