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Don McGlashan to Be Inducted Into New Zealand Music Hall of Fame

McGlashan begins his extensive New Zealand tour this week

Don McGlashan

Diane Smithers

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

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