Wagons Auckland Shows

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Wagons Auckland Shows
Australian alt-country band Wagons are returning to New Zealand to perform at the Leigh Sawmill and Vector Arena's Tuning Fork.

Led by the charasmatic Harry Wagons, Wagons the band will be showcasing songs from their latest album Acid Rain and Sugar Canes, which was produced by Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey). Known for a blistering, floor-stomping live show, they have toured widely, sharing the stage with the likes of Lucinda WilliamsJustin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Calexico.

The band was previously in New Zealand for the Gunslingers Ball in 2013, performing in Auckland and Wellington.

Auckland - The Tuning Fork, Friday 29th August
Leigh - Leigh Sawmill, Saturday 30th August 

Tickets are available from Under the Radar and the venues.


Back in town for two shows only Wagons with support from Swampland and Will Wood

Once seen, Wagons are one of those bands that are impossible to forget, leaving a deep and smile-inducing imprint on the brain. Led by the unique swagger of renaissance man Henry Wagons, they are a bunch of facial hair wielding tall timber, reminiscent of decades past; when bands gave their audience back bucket loads of charm and were always shrouded in a little enigmatic mystery. Unanimously lauded as one of one of Australia's great live bands, they relentlessly provide a stomping floor fracturing show no matter which stage they take over.

Drawing on a broad-ranging swag of influences, the Wagons show is a high sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit era Elvis, post karate kicks, to the somber, drunken malaise of Lee Hazelwood. They can touch on the tenderness of a recently heart-broken Roy Orbison while simultaneously embracing the menace of Nick Cave, bloody and embryonic after a Halloween séance performance.

The past few years have seen Wagons share stages around the world with Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero’s, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham, Okkervil River, John Hiatt plus more along with SXSW, Canadian Music Week and Americana showcases, plus festival appearances at Big Day Out, Bumbershoot (USA), Laneway Festival, Bluesfest, Boogie, Pyramid Rock, Falls Festival and loads more.

The band have just released their sixth studio album ‘Acid Rain & Sugar Cane’ produced by Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey) and mixed by Matt Linesch, famous for his work with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros records.