National treasure Don McGlashan has announced he'll be touring NZ in October with his band The Others, featuring Shayne P Carter (Dimmer, Straightjacket Fits), bassist/guitarist extraordinaire James Duncan (Dimmer, SJD, Punches) and legendary drummer/percussionist Chris O’Connor (Phoenix Foundation).
Performing brand new songs from his next, soon-to-be-recorded album, along with plenty of gems from his sprawling back catalogue, Don will play a string of shows around Aotearoa.
Don McGlashan & The Others
- Wed Oct 28 - Wellington, San Fran
- Thur Oct 29 - Christchurch, Cassels Blue Smoke
- Fri Oct 30 - Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival*
- Sat Oct 31 - Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival*
- Sat Nov 7 - Auckland, Hollywood Avondale
Tickets from UnderTheRadar.co.nz
* Tickets from Ticketmaster
"We'll definitely be road-testing an album's worth of new songs, plus stomping purposefully through those parts of my back catalogue that everyone can agree on,” Don says.
”There’ll also be a lot of loud guitar, although Shayne is an award-winning author now, so he may just want to sit in a plush leather chair on stage, looking thoughtful and taking questions from the audience.”
Don McGlashan has had a long and illustrious career in New Zealand music, from his beginnings in From Scratch, Blam Blam Blam, and The Front Lawn, through to his international success with The Mutton Birds, and lately with his solo albums Warm Hand (2006), Marvellous Year (2009), and Lucky Stars (2015).
Along the way his 2006 gospel anthem Bathe In The River, sung by Hollie Smith, has become one of the biggest NZ singles of all time, picking up the coveted Silver Scroll songwriting award along the way.