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Beth Orton

June 2017

British singer-songwriter Beth Orton returns to New Zealand for the first time since her two sold out performances in 2013. This June will see Beth play three shows across the country in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, showcasing songs from her latest release ‘Kidsticks,’ and bringing to life the classics.

Over her superb career, the BRIT award winner has released seven albums and captivated audiences worldwide with her sublime song writing and distinctive vocals. She was at the forefront of the “folktronica” scene during the 1990s, with her collaborations with The Chemical Brothers, William Orbit and her critically acclaimed albums Trailer Park and Central Reservation.

 

  • Shows

    Tuesday 20 June

    Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

    Wednesday 21 June

    Opera House, Wellington

    Thursday 22 June

    Town Hall, Auckland

  • News

    CIVIC EVENTS PRESENTS: BETH ORTON

    Civic Events is thrilled to announce the return of British singer-songwriter Beth Orton. Last on our shores for two sold out performances in 2013, this June will see Beth play three shows across the country in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

    Performing a set that promises to bring life to the classics, Beth will also showcase songs from her latest release ‘Kidsticks.  Released last year, Kidsticks sees Orton exploring and reworking the song writing process. With contributions from Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), George Lewis Jr (Twin Shadow), Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons) amongst others, Orton plays almost all of the synth and keyboards on the album with barely an acoustic guitar to be heard.

    Lean compelling electronic pop…her most invigorating songs in years’ GQ

    ‘Bubbling percussion, twisted guitar loops and a wall of vocals….she’s never sounded quite so otherworldly’ Q

    ‘Because Orton’s voice is still classically folk, she sets up a beautiful tension between the old and new in Kidsticks.’ The Listener

    Over her superb career, the BRIT award winner has released seven album and captivated audiences worldwide with her sublime song writing and distinctive vocals. She was at the forefront of the “folktronica” scene during the 1990s, with her collaborations with The Chemical Brothers, William Orbit and her critically acclaimed albums Trailer Park and Central Reservation.

    Both albums were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and Beth won “Best Female Artist” at the 2000 BRIT Awards. 2002’s Daybreaker was her most commercially successful album, reaching the UK Top 10. Hit songs such as “Stolen Car  She Cries Your Name”, “Someone’s Daughter” are folk pop classics. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Beth Orton performing live this June.

    ‘For 90 minutes we got everything and more’ – Dominion Post

    ‘One of our very best artists right at the top of her game’ – Louder Than War

    BETH ORTON
    JUNE 2017

    TICKETEK MEMBERS PRE-SALE via ticketek.co.nz

    (Christchurch and Wellington shows)

    Begins:  Wed 10 May (12pm NZST)
    Ends:  Fri 12 May (12pm NZST)
    (or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

    TICKETMASTER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via ticketmaster.co.nz

    (Auckland show)

    Begins:  Wed 10 May (12pm NZST)
    Ends:  Fri 12 May (12pm NZST)
    (or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

    GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
    Begins: Monday 15 May (12pmNZST
    )

    Tue 20 Jun Isaac Theatre Royal | Christchurch, NZ   (All Ages)

    Ticketek.co.nz | 0800 842 538

    Wed 21 Jun Opera House | Wellington, NZ (All Ages)

    Ticketek.co.nz | 0800 842 538

    Thu 22 Jun Town Hall | Auckland, NZ           (All Ages)

    ticketmaster.co.nz | 0800 111 999

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