Norah Jones to grace NZ stages this April 2019

Friday 7 December 2018

Norah Jones to grace NZ stages this April 2019

Award-winning artist and multi-talented jazz princess Norah Jones is set to grace NZ stages once again, playing her much-awaited New Zealand Tour at Auckland's ASB Theatre, Wellington's TSB Arena, Dunedin's Regent Theatre, Queenstown Event Centre and Christchurch Town Hall this April 2019.

Before performing for her eagerly-awaiting Kiwi fans, Norah Jones will first be wrapping up her Australian shows, playing three three intimate concerts at Melbourne's Palais Theatre, Sydney's State Theatre and Hobart's Federation Concert Hall and a special set at Byron Bay's Bluesfest 2019.

Throughout her spanning career, the New York-based singer-songwriter has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Her groundbreaking 2002 debut album 'Come Away With Me' was a massive global phenomenon, selling over one million copies in Australia alone and 27 million globally. From jazz to country, folk, rock and soul, Jones is a singular talent whose work crosses all the boundaries of American music—as evidenced on her chart-topping solo releases: 'Feels Like Home' (2004), 'Not Too Late' (2007), 'The Fall' (2009), the genre-bending 'Little Broken Hearts' (2012, produced by Danger Mouse), and her most recent longplayer, 'Day Breaks' (2016).

"Norah Jones has always mixed jazz, country, folk and rock, but her concert demonstrated that she has become master of them all... Jones ranged with relaxed abandon through a career-spanning set." – Seattle Times

"Jones has become a more relaxed and mature performer... she is masterful at never overplaying, she also has an eclectic bent and knows how to rock out. Norah Jones keeps getting better with age." – Los Angeles Daily News

"She put on a self-assured show that drew from all aspects of her career while finding focus seated at the piano in her sultry, smoky-voiced comfort zone." – Philadelphia Inquirer

Jones' list of collaborators and musical admirers across the years reads like a "who's who" of the biggest names in music. Icons such as Outkast, Q-Tip, Herbie Hancock, Belle & Sebastian, Dolly Parton and Foo Fighters, for example, all appeared on her 2010 compilation, '…Featuring Norah Jones'. Her work with collective bands The Little Willies and Puss N Boots are also worth mentioning.

Last month saw the release of 'Wintertime', the fourth in a series of eclectic singles that Jones has been releasing over recent months, and the second offering from her collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. This track features Jones on vocals and piano, Tweedy on guitar and bass, and Spencer Tweedy on drums. It follows the release of Jones and Tweedy's 'A Song With No Name', the organ-and-horn drenched soul song 'It Was You' featuring drummer Brian Blade, bassist Christopher Thomas, organist Pete Remm, trumpeter Dave Guy, and tenor saxophonist Leon Michels, and the riveting 'My Heart Is Full', a collaboration with Thomas Bartlett.

Snatch up your tickets now and don't miss one of America's quintessential artists of this era, Norah Jones.