Mid Winter Tour July 2013
After five albums and nearly three decades playing their uniquely New Zealand blend of country rock & roll, The Warratahs announce a six date tour around New Zealand in July.
This outfit need little excuse to play live, and with their new single, ‘Silver Day’ garnering solid airplay around the country, the band is hitting the road to welcome in the winter and to celebrate.
To preview ‘Silver Day’ head over to iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/silver-day-single/id646128729
The Warratahs’ live shows have the fire and heart of earlier days, always bringing something new to the table even when playing old favourites. This is a big part of what has made the band such an engaging live act.
South Island Tour
With the success of the latest ‘25 Year Collection’ album under their belt, and energised by their recent 25th Anniversary Tour, The Warratahs are hitting the South Island this September, setting their sights on the smaller towns for some memorable, intimate shows.
“It’s the music that has always kept the band alive” states front man Barry Saunders. “We are always looking forward and creating new material or reworking old material. If we weren’t doing that, there would be no band.”
25th Anniversary Tour & Collection Release
The year 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic New Zealand outfit we know as The Warratahs.
In honour of this momentous occasion, The Warratahs are releasing a newly remastered 19-track album of their best, plus a 5 track E.P. of new songs together entitled The Warratahs 25 Year Collection. This E.P. includes their new single ‘Kupe’s Tears’ and accompanying the single is a new rustic, southern-style, black & white video directed by Wellington filmmaker, Brian Culy.
‘Kupe’s Tears’ plus ‘Mindreaders Blues’ were produced by Wellington musician Craig Terris of Cassette fame. ‘Good Combinations” and a remake of ‘Hands of My Heart’ (a duet with Caroline Easther) were produced by David Long (Fur Patrol, Dave Dobbyn). There is even a delightful live performance from Lyttelton’s The Harbour Light, of a new track entitled ‘Love Song’.
The landscape of the Warratahs’ sound remains centered on Barry Saunders' voice and songs, and Nik Brown's ability to set the music alight with his violin. “It’s the music that has always kept the band alive” states front man Barry Saunders. “We are always looking forward and creating new material or reworking old material. If we weren’t doing that, there would be no band.”
To celebrate the album’s release and the band’s enduring legacy, The Warratahs are hitting the road again, embarking on a six-date tour of the country throughout the month of May. The Warratahs 25 Year Collection and new 5 track E.P. are due for release April 20th.
Some new photos have been added to the photos page HERE