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James Blunt steps on NZ shores next year for The Afterlove Tour

Monday 4 September 2017

James Blunt steps on NZ shores next year for The Afterlove Tour

Feel the heartfelt performance of British singer-songwriter James Blunt as he serenades Auckland and Christchurch audiences with 'The Afterlove Tour' in March next year.

Currently on tour throughout North America with good friend Ed Sheeran, Blunt is looking forward to embarking on his own world tour to play for his loyal fans.

Blunt first captured the world's attention in 2005 with his multi-platinum debut 'Back To Bedla' featuring its history-making number one classic single 'You’re Beautiful'. The British tunesmith has since become one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the modern era, with more than 20 million albums and 12 million singles sold worldwide. He has also been the recipient of a remarkable range of top honours, including: five Grammy Award nominations, two BRIT Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards (honouring British music and songwriters), and a host of MTV Awards.

"It's clear that Blunt is a born entertainer." - The Independent, UK

"A brilliant entertainer." – The Telegraph, UK

Since his first visit in 2005, James Blunt has kept audiences spellbound with his heartfelt poignancy fused with touches of his classic, self-deprecating sense of humour. See him performing songs from his latest album plus his incredible catalogue of hits including 'Bartender', 'You're Beautiful', 'Goodbye My Lover', 'Carry You Home', 'No Bravery', '1973', 'Wisemen', 'Stay The Night' and 'Bonfire Heart'.

James Blunt won over a whole new legion of Australian fans during his stint as a judge on The X Factor in 2015, and earlier this year shot the video for single 'Don’t Give Me Those Eyes' at Sydney’s Warriewood Beach, while in the country for the TV Week Logie Awards.

He's also earned plaudits for his hugely popular Twitter account, now boasting more than 1.5 million followers. In his signature self-effacing style, Blunt heralded the arrival of his fifth studio album The Afterlove, tweeting: “If you thought 2016 was bad … I’m releasing an album in 2017.”

"Australia and New Zealand have always been the most fun part of every world tour I've ever done, and the gans at the shows have always given me the warmest of welcomes. I can't wait to get back." - James Blunt

Blunt worked with a wide range of talents when writing and recording the ARIA Top 10 album, including Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd). The album cemented his relationship with long-term fans as well as attracting a new, younger audience with his 'Bartender' track. He also collaborated with DJ Robin Schulz, scoring him a smash hit with banger 'OK'.

"Playing live is what being a musician is about," Blunt revealed to Billboard. "The charts or units sold are nothing to do with being a musician. Getting up onstage and taking people on an emotional journey is the purpose of being here in the first place."

Don't miss on what is sure to be a highlight of 2018's concert calendar!