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Bluesfest Drop Sideshow Tours: Eagles of Death Metal, John Mayall, Morcheeba & The Marcus King Band

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Bluesfest Drop Sideshow Tours: Eagles of Death Metal, John Mayall, Morcheeba & The Marcus King Band

Bluesfest Touring is pleased to announce the New Zealand tour dates for American desert rockers Eagles of Death Metal (Auckland and Wellington); British Blues legend John Mayall (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch); UK trip-hop soul duo Morcheeba (Auckland) and American blues rockers The Marcus King Band (Auckland)—all performances are scheduled for April 2020.

Please see below for the key details on each tour:

Eagles of Death Metal
American rock band from Palm Desert, California, Eagles of Death Metal will return to New Zealand for two shows in Auckland and Wellington. Always controversial, always on the edge—Eagles of Death Metal fans are in for a treat with these full-frontal live shows this April.

- Wednesday 8th April - Powerstation, Auckland - Ticketmaster NZ
- Thursday 9th April - Shed 6, Wellington - Ticketmaster NZ

John Mayall
Godfather of British Blues, singer, guitarist, keyboard player, blues harmonicist, songwriter, producer and front man John Mayall is returning to perform three NZ shows, gracing stages in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this April. Joining him as support act is genre-defying blues, soul, songstress, Catherine Tunks.

At 86 years of age and with a staggering 62 albums down, this self-professed "road dog" hates a day off, carries his own gear at gigs and is working harder than ever to deliver his very own Blues Masterclass in 2020. Don't miss your chance to see this truly inspirational legend of the Blues live this April.

- Wednesday 8th April - Skycity Theatre, Auckland - Ticketek NZ
- Thursday 9th April - Opera House, Wellington - Ticketmaster NZ
- Friday 10th April - James Hay Theatre, Christchurch - Ticketek NZ

Morcheeba
With a music career spanning millions of albums sold worldwide, pioneers of British trip-hop and soul, Morcheeba are making a welcome return to Auckland this April. Having defined the "chill out" genre with tracks like 'The Sea', 'Rome Wasn't Built In A Day' and 'Otherwise', there are few people worldwide who cannot sing along to their beloved anthems of a genre defying era. Get ready to bliss out on the sweet, sensual vocals of Skye Edwards as the true phenomenon unfolds on stage in Auckland this April.

Monday 13th April - Powerstation, Auckland - Ticketmaster NZ

The Marcus King Band
Marcus King and his incredible band of rockers are coming to New Zealand to play one Auckland show this April. Joining them as special guests are alt-blues quartet, The Solomon Cole Band.

Ready to deliver a southern fried brand of blues and psychedelia inspired by rock 'n' roll, all five members create a blistering, yet soulful unit that has honed their synergy through touring. Still only in his early 20s, he is fast becoming one of the most soulful voices of his generation. Mark the date in your diary!

Thursday 16th April - Powerstation, Auckland - Ticketmaster NZ