Media Alert: 7 August 2013
Joan Baez Opens to Rave Reviews in the First Concert of Her Australasian Tour
Maggie Gerrand presents
An evening with
NZ is in for a treat as legendary activist and musician Joan Baez performed the first date of her 8-Centre Australasian
tour in Adelaide last night - receiving a standing ovation and rave reviews.
“The social justice and anti-violence strains which brought folk singer Joan Baez's music to prominence in the 1960s
rang just as true and just as passionately on Adelaide Festival Theatre Stage on Tuesday night as they did at Woodstock” – The Adelaide Advertiser 7/8/2013
Joan Baez plays one show only in Auckland and Wellington at the end of August marking her first NZ performances in more
than 20 years.
Baez is a musical and political force of nature whose influence is incalculable – she marched on the front lines of the
civil rights movement with Dr Martin Luther King, inspired Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, sang during
the first Amnesty International tour and stood alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in
London's Hyde Park.
For the New Zealand concerts Joan Baez is backed by both her son, Gabriel Harris, on percussion and
multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell on banjo, guitar, keyboards and fiddle.
Thursday 29 August at 8pm Auckland The Civic
– 0800 BUY TICKETS
Saturday 31 August at 8pm Wellington Michael Fowler Centre
- 0800 TICKETEK