Solid Entertainment wish to advise that the highly anticipated upcoming New Zealand tour dates by Brit Award winner and Mercury Prize nominee Beth Orton have been rescheduled to April 2024. The previously announced headline shows were originally due to kick off in November.
Beth Orton will now perform with her full band, playing:
AUCKLAND POWERSTATION > SATURDAY 20 APRIL 2024
Says Orton today:
“Dear New Zealand! I have an important announcement. I am having to reschedule my upcoming dates to April 2024. It’s not something I wanted to do, but for my health I need to take a pause. Through the wonders of modern science, medication, diet and being super careful, I’ve been able to keep all of my commitments this year which has been a miracle. But the advice at this stage is not to push it in November. I’m going to stay close to home and keep everything I do local for a few months and then I will come in April when I can take on the long haul flights and put everything into touring your beautiful part of the world with an extra special configuration of musicians in my band. Tickets will be valid for the new dates which are listed above and below. I can’t wait to see you all soon.”
Tickets for the November 2023 Auckland and Wellington shows are valid for the corresponding April 2024 rescheduled dates – ticketholders don’t need to take any action.
Performing on stage with her full band next autumn, these will be Orton’s first live concerts in New Zealand in ten years, the tour following the September 2022 release of her highly acclaimed latest album, Weather Alive.
The original press release and information follows:
Solid Entertainment are delighted to welcome BETH ORTON back for her first New Zealand shows in ten years. The BRIT Award winning and Mercury Prize nominated English singer/songwriter will perform with her full band, playing a headline show in November at Auckland’s Powerstation.
Beth Orton’s latest album Weather Alive was one of the most critically acclaimed records of 2022 landing on multiple year-end ‘Best Of’ lists and hailed by many as her finest work yet.‘It is her first self-produced album and, through no coincidence, happens to be far and away her best……a work of breathtaking beauty’ Line Of Best Fit
‘This is as moving and real as Orton has ever been … the musical richness only mirrors Orton’s astounding writing’ MOJO
‘Beautifully accomplished, ‘Weather Alive’ stands as an imposing career-high by a fine, fine songwriter’ Clash
‘Orton’s best record in more than 20 years’ Classic Pop
'Orton’s eighth album is her finest to date' Louder Than War
Beth Orton is a world class performer and has long been regarded as possessing one of the most unique and expressive voices in music – a voice that has grown evermore rich and wise over time. Her 1996 debut, Trailer Park, pioneered a synthesis of electronic and acoustic sounds, while its 1999 follow-up, Central Reservation, garnered international success. Hit songs such as She Cries Your Name, Central Reservation, Stolen Car and Someone’s Daughter are classics.
Across almost thirty years Orton’s sound has shapeshifted from her output with The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall, Red Snapper and William Orbit, to a pioneer of an electronic, woozy brand of trip-hop. Orton resolutely refutes categorisation, weaving from a hushed, folk-informed storytelling to dark, brooding esoteric experimentalism.
Through all these different sonic explorations, Beth Orton remains a fantastically evocative songwriter, finding artist fans and collaborators in the most unlikely of places. Out of the studio, she’s shared the stage and mic with the likes of Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Sinead O’Connor, Flaming Lips and Beck.
Over her superb career the BRIT Award winner (Best Female Artist) and double Mercury Prize nominee has released eight albums and captivated audiences worldwide with her sublime songwriting and mesmerising onstage presence. Following the success of Weather Alive Orton’s touring diary is busier than ever.
Recent road trips include a European/UK tour with Alanis Morissette and multiple summer festivals including a triumphant Glastonbury performance. Following dates with The War On Drugs and her own US headline tour Beth Orton and her full band will arrive in New Zealand in November for two very special shows.
It’s been a while, but now’s the best time ever!
THIS SHOW IS LICENSED R18 ONLY. A valid photo ID will be required - any current passport, a current New Zealand driver's license, a HANZ 18+ card or Kiwi Access Card. - FOR MORE INFO ON AGE RESTRICTIONS CLICK HERE.