10 Dec 2018

Connan Mockasin announces two New Zealand shows

From RNZ Music, 8:55 am on 10 December 2018

Cult-favourite Connan Mockasin has announced shows in Auckland and Wellington that will include an exclusive screening of an episode of his absurdist five-part film Bostyn ‘N Dobsyn as well as music from his latest concept album Jassbusters.

Connan Mockasin

Connan Mockasin Photo: supplied

Connan Mockasin's exclusive screening of  Bostyn N' Dobsyn and Jassbusters live in concert:

  • Saturday, March 23rd at The Opera House, Wellington
  • Friday, March 29th at The Civic Theatre, Auckland 

Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster, with pre-sales starting on Wednesday at midday and general sales starting Thursday at midday.

The promoter is offering those who purchase tickets before Christmas the chance to win an upgrade, which includes having their seats upgraded to the Queens Box seats for both Wellington’s Opera House & Auckland's Civic Theatre shows.

As well as an exclusive screening of an episode of Connan’s absurdist five-part film Bostyn and Dobsyn, the shows will see him unveil his Jassbusters band to the world.

According to the press release, the Jassbusters are “an idiosyncratic band of high school music teachers fronted by Mr. Bostyn”, a fictional ageing guitarist who plays the starring role in the accompanying film. Connan and his band will round off the night with a live performance.

READ: Connan Mockasin on his morally dubious film debut and new album Jassbusters

Connan Mockasin released his first album ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ in 2010, and has gone on to build a devoted worldwide fan base. He has toured with Radiohead, and has collaborated with the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg, James Blake and MGMT.

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