Press Release – Kurt Shanks
Lloyd Cole brings classic songbook tour to New Zealand
The release of a Lloyd Cole career retrospective box set was the catalyst for an acclaimed series of live concerts around Europe showcasing Cole’s songs between 1983 and 1996.
Plus1 is proud to present for New Zealand fans Lloyd Cole’s ‘classic songbook’ tour, with the US-based English singer-songwriter performing seven shows here from January 28 to February 5, 2017.
Lloyd Cole will perform in Auckland, Devonport, Wellington, Nelson, Queenstown, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Complete dates and ticketing details are:
• Sat 28 Jan: Theatre Royal, Nelson (Ticket Direct)
• Sun 29 Jan: Paramount, Wellington (Ticketek)
• Tues 31 Jan: The Sherwood, Queenstown (Ticketek)
• Thurs 2 Feb: Coronation Hall, Dunedin (Ticket Direct)
• Fri 3 Feb: The Piano, Christchurch (Ticketek)
• Sat 4 Feb: ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland (Ticketmaster and venue)
• Sun 5 Feb: Victoria Theatre, Devonport (Ticketmaster)
Tickets are on sale from Tuesday 4 October.
Cole will perform material from Lloyd Cole and the Commotions albums Rattlesnakes, Easy Pieces and Mainstream, along with tracks from his first four solo albums.
Songs like Lost Weekend, Perfect Skin, Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken, Forest Fire, Jennifer She Said, No Blue Skies and Like Lovers Do – have helped Cole gain five Top 20 UK albums, appearances on the likes of ‘Later With Jools Holland’ and a strong connection with loyal fans worldwide.
Says Lloyd Cole: “These box sets are a lot of work, much of which can only be done by me. I must revisit and rediscover material. I am necessarily in retrospective mode. I have decided to embrace it.
“For this tour all of my set lists comprise material from 1983 – 1996 only. In New Zealand I’ll be joined on guitar by my son Will, and I look forward to introducing him to some of my favourite parts of the country.
“Once the world has seen this retrospective show I will resume my work as a contemporary artist.”