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Don McGlashan Is Going on a Massive National Tour

McGlashan will play 18 shows across Aotearoa between August and October

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Diane Smithers

Don McGlashan is heading on an extensive Aotearoa tour this year.

The Mutton Birds man gone solo will play 18 shows across the country between August and October, including in lesser-visited touring spots like Tairua, Karamea and Barrytown (see full dates below).

According to McGlashan, there are two reasons it’s called The Take It to the Bridge Tour:

“I love bridges. Making it possible to get, physically, across major obstacles: rivers, ravines, swamps – seems to me one of the most remarkable things humans can do.  It’s no wonder that bridges get used as metaphors for healing, co-operation, reconciliation – all those other good things that humans can do, when we put our minds to it.”

“I once saw James Brown at the Red Parrot Disco & Club in New York. It was a three blanket night – meaning that he broke down from over-emotion three times in the course of the evening, and each time, he had to have a blanket thrown over his shoulders and be led off stage.

“I felt very privileged, but I was later told that he did that most nights. He also shouted at his band to “take it to the bridge!” a lot. And every time he did that, that’s exactly what they’d do.”

The acclaimed singer-songwriter will be joined on the upcoming tour by Anita Clark on violin, keys and backing vocals. Clark, performing as Motte, will also open for McGlashan at all shows.

McGlashan is celebrating his most recent solo album, 2022’s Bright November Morning, which gave him his first chart-topping album in New Zealand.

Don McGlashan 2023 Aotearoa Tour

With special guest Anita Clark (Motte)

Tickets available via donmcglashan.com

August 26th
Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island

August 31st
OneOneSix, Whangarei

September 1st
Memorial Hall, Matakana

September 2nd
Q Theatre, Auckland

September 8th
Tairua Community Hall, Tairua

September 9th
Meteor, Hamilton

September 14th
Totora St, Mt Maunganui

September 15th
Dome Cinema, Gisborne

September 16th
Paisley Stage, Napier

September 21st
4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth

September 22nd
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North

September 23rd
Gonville Town Hall, Whanganui

September 28th
Loons, Lyttelton

September 29th
Karamea Pulse Energy Centre, Karamea

September 30th
Barrytown Hall, Barrytown

October 1st
Mussel Inn, Golden Bay

October 6th
Hanover Hall, Dunedin

October 7th
The Headwaters, Glenorchy