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Aldous Harding Sells Out Two Auckland Shows in Minutes

Published: Tue 9 May 2017 12:04 PM
Aldous Harding Sells Out Two Auckland Shows in Minutes
***a Third Date is Announced ***
Tickets to both of Aldous Harding's intimate shows at Auckland's historic art gallery, Pah Homestead, sold out in minutes this morning. Fans eager for a taste of Harding's charismatic, gothic-folk, snapped up tickets in record time after they were released at 9am. Due to unprecedented demand, an extra show has now been added, giving New Zealanders another chance to see Aldous Harding live at Pah Homestead on Thursday 29 June. Tickets for this third, limited-capacity show will go on sale this Wednesday 10 May at 9am, from undertheradar.co.nz.
With only a few days between European and North American tours, these unique Auckland shows will offer fans the chance to see Harding with a full band. Known for enigmatic and engaging acoustic sets, the band - including Jonathan Pearce, Tristan Deck, and Callum Passels - will help bring yet-to-be-released album Party to fruition at Auckland’s resplendent Pah Homestead.
An artist of rare calibre, those who have seen her live know she does more than simply sing. Harding conjures a singular intensity, employing true theatre through her face and body. She dances with steeled fervour - even being compared to a Bunraku puppet - and her performances live in the memory long after the spectacle ends.
Harding's upcoming second album Party will be unveiled worldwide on 19 May, released by Flying Nun in New Zealand and elsewhere on global indie super-label, 4AD (Grimes, Deerhunter). Produced by the award-winning John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse), The Guardian heralded her as “a folk artist whose performances strike that rare balance between fragility and full-blown possession”.
Situated on a picturesque farm landscape, the venue for Harding's three shows, The Pah Homestead is owned by Auckland Council. The Council extensively restored and adapted the Homestead prior to its opening as the home of the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in August 2010. Featuring work shown by The Wallace Arts Trust; at the time of Aldous Harding’s shows the the Homestead will feature (among others) a diverse and wide-ranging photographic exhibition Here, Now, Then, Always. Important works are shown alongside possible ‘curiosities’ and recent acquisitions.
Aldous Harding (with full band)
Live in "The Drawing Room" at the Pah Homestead
Light food & drinks from Homestead
Thursday 29 June - NEW DATE ANNOUNCED
Friday 30 June - SOLD OUT
Saturday 1 July - SOLD OUT
Tickets to the third and final show are on sale via undertheradar.co.nz from 9am on Wednesday 10 May
Pre-orders for 'Party' via Flying Nun Records are available here: http://bit.ly/2oMxFRh
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