Following the release of her mighty, critically acclaimed third album Designer, NZ singer-songwriter Aldous Harding sojourns home for a nationwide tour this August. Backed by full band, Harding will open festivities at Christchurch’s James Hay Theatre on August 28th, wrapping up at Auckland’s Powerstation on August 31st.
Harding’s 2017 record Party saw the New Zealand artist reach global heights, attracting love from critics worldwide and at home, winning the 2018 Taite Music Prize, two NZ music awards, and a Silver Scroll Award nomination. The accompanying album tour sold out months in advance.
Secure your tickets to Harding’s only New Zealand shows for 2019, and don’t miss the chance to experience her enchanting songbook, live and in person.
ALDOUS HARDING, DESIGNER NEW ZEALAND TOUR
Wednesday 28 August - James Hay Theatre, Christchurch
Thursday 29 August - Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Friday 30 August - Hunter Lounge, Wellington
Saturday 31 August - Powerstation, Auckland
Live Nation ticket pre-sales go live at 12pm, Monday 27 May - 12pm, Wednesday 29 May.
General ticket sales go on sale from 1pm, Wednesday 29 May.
Purchase all tickets from livenation.co.nz
An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, baring her teeth like a Bunraku puppet's gnashing grin.
Renowned for the captivating state of possession she occupies in live performance, Aldous Harding has won crowds the world over playing alongside Deerhunter, Frankie Cosmos and Perfume Genius, as well as to hoards of eager crowds at SXSW, Festival Les Indisciplinées, Rolling Stone Weekender, Visions Festival, The Great Escape, Golden Plains and more.
Designer is out now on Flying Nun Records in New Zealand, 4AD worldwide.
“A stunning, strangely uplifting record from New Zealand’s most beguiling songwriter.”
New Zealand Herald, Time Out ★★★★★
“There’s a primeval magic at play… and it’s worth being spellbound.”
The New Zealand Listener ★★★★★
“Both fascinating and frightening, highly eccentric and blisteringly beautiful – a record destined to worm its way deep under the skin.” Q ★★★★★