The Feelers 'Hope Nature Forgives Rock' Tour

Wednesday 15 June 2011

The Feelers 'Hope Nature Forgives Rock' Tour

After a six year break from the studio, The Feelers are back!  Armed with a new album and boasting a new line-up, the boys are ready to hit the road again, playing live favourite Right Here Right Now, the classic Venus and new hit single Didn’t Want To Fall In Love. See the entire tour by clicking here.

For nearly twenty years James Reid and Hamish Gee’s musical partnership has resulted in The Feelers amassing some remarkable statistics – a quarter of a million album sales; five multi platinum albums; three number one albums and seven number one singles.

And more recently a lot has happened in the lives of James and Hamish since their last multi platinum offering ‘One World’.  Hamish got married, James welcomed his first child and two new arrivals have been added to complete the band line-up - guitarist Andy Lynch (formerly of Zed) and bass player Matt Short.  

Their latest album Hope Nature Forgives, to be released on 1st August, is testament to the rejuvenated new look of The Feelers.  With Andy and Matt on board, James and Hamish decided it was time to stop playing all instruments themselves and go back to playing as a ‘real band’ according to James - and the resulting album is clearly proof of that.

Naturally the next step is the nationwide album tour, kicking off in Auckland on 14th July at the Howick Club, with special guest Annah Mac and her band.  Two weeks later the tour continues on in earnest from 29th July through to the 20th August.  That’s eighteen shows around the country taking in everywhere from Invercargill to Queenstown to Reporoa, from vineyards to woolsheds and everything in between.

The Feelers are promising one of their best live shows yet.  As Hamish says “our set lists just keep getting longer and longer, we will probably play for well over two hours this time around.”  And fans can rest assured that not only will they play some new tracks off the album, they will be revisiting all their biggest hits with a new found enthusiasm.  

Catch The Feelers touring their new album and coming to a town near you soon!