The iconic Bic Runga is about to tour Aotearoa to belatedly celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of her best albums.
Runga will play her acclaimed 2002 album, Beautiful Collision, in full at shows in Hastings, Tauranga, Auckland and Wellington throughout July (see full dates below). She’ll be supported by Rolling Stone AU/NZ favourite Georgia Lines at all shows.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 5th at 11am local time. The Live Nation members pre-sale begins on Thursday, May 4th at 12pm local time.
21 years ago, Runga’s second studio album topped the NZ Albums Chart and earned the singer-songwriter several nominations at the 2003 New Zealand Music Awards. Featuring beloved hits like “Get Some Sleep” and “Something Good”, Beautiful Collision became certified 11x platinum.
Over two decades later, Runga can’t wait to play it for fans across the country. “Beautiful Collision was my favourite album to make, and still means a lot to me after 20 years,” she says. “I hope that if these songs hold a special place for anyone, that they will enjoy celebrating the anniversary of this album with me as a complete concert performance.”
More success soon followed Runga’s second album. She’s been awarded almost every major honour in New Zealand, and still has the most Tui Awards wins by any individual (20). In 2006, she was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and in 2016 was the recipient of the Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards.
Bic Runga 2023 Aotearoa Tour
With special guest Georgia Lines
Live Nation members pre-sale begins Thursday, May 4th (12pm local time)
General sale begins Friday, May 5th (11am local time)
Tickets available via livenation.co.nz
Saturday, July 15th
Toitoi Opera House, Hastings
Saturday, July 22nd
Holy Trinity Auditorium, Tauranga
Friday, July 28th
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Sunday, July 30th
St James Theatre, Wellington