Don McGlashan is set to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
The singer-songwriter is being honoured for his stellar 40-year career in music, from his solo work to his composing career to his time in The Mutton Birds, and much more.
“I never really thought that I would have a career in music,” McGlashan said. “I always imagined I’d do this for a while and then do something else that would feed the kids and not be so hand-to-mouth. It’s been 40 odd years now. People still want to listen, and I feel really blessed about that.
“I want to thank all the musicians in New Zealand for carrying on, digging deep to bring their work to people to make people’s lives better. Because I feel really deeply that music makes people’s lives better.”
McGlashan will be officially inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday, October 4th at the 2023 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.
Before that happens, he’ll embark on an extensive New Zealand tour this week. McGlashan will play 18 times across the country between August and October (see full dates below).
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 New Zealand Tour
With special guest Anita Clark (Motte)
Tickets available via donmcglashan.com
Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island
Memorial Hall, Matakana
Q Theatre, Auckland
Tairua Community Hall, Tairua
Totora St, Mt Maunganui
Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Paisley Stage, Napier
4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Gonville Town Hall, Whanganui
Karamea Pulse Energy Centre, Karamea
Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Hanover Hall, Dunedin
The Headwaters, Glenorchy