Celebrating 20 years of songs from The Mockers, People and Solo!
Summer tour celebrating 30 years of the Mockers / the People / solo - plus new EP Ancestor.
Andrew Fagan & The People will perform up and down the country this summer in celebration of something old and something new.
The nine-date tour covers Auckland, Northland, Napier, Masterton, Wellington, Christchurch, Timaru, Lake Hawea and Dunedin.
Fagan and band kick off the tour at Auckland's BackBeat Bar (100 K Rd) on Friday December 12, with Shona Laing as special guest for the Auckland show.
That will mark 30 years to the day since The Mockers reached No 2 in the NZ charts with Forever Tuesday Morning; the same year (1984) their debut album Swear It's True went Top 5 and sparked a wave of Mockermania!
But ever-intrepid Andrew Fagan has never been one to dwell on the past, and while his tour shows will embrace some of those Mockers favourites, Andrew and the band are equally excited to perform new material and coincide the tour with the release of new EP, Ancestor.
From Friday December 5, the Ancestor EP will be available from AndrewFagan.co.nz with the title track as a free download.
Also performing three of the South Island dates - Christchurch, Dunedin and Lake Hawea - is Delete Delete, who have just released new single Broken Heart Kid.
In the South Island in January, Andrew Fagan & The People will also feature in live music sequences for the upcoming NZ art film 'The Hoover Diaries'.
Music bible Stranded In Paradise labeled Andrew Fagan - "Kiwi Rock's most flamboyant frontman" - and for those who have seen his live shows with Andrew Fagan & The People - it's a label that is still relevant. These days you can add RadioLive broadcaster, writer, and long-distance solo sailor to the mix, but this tour is all about the music.
The new Ancestor EP is a follow-up to the Fagan & The People album 'Admiral of the Narrow Seas', and builds on the energy and chemistry of the new band, featuring Darryn Harkness (Loud Ghost), Kurt Shanks (Delete Delete), Ronny Growler (Show Me Where It Hurts) and guitarist Josh Rockfield.
Fans of The Mockers can look forward to hearing the likes of Swear It's True, One Black Friday, Alvison Park, Seven Years Not Wasted and Forever Tuesday Morning, while others familiar with his later work will enjoy Jerusalem, Now You Know, Exciting and more recent gems like Get Light, Religion, Messiah, and new songs like Ancestor and Stalling.
And being Andrew Fagan, expect a few surprises.
Tickets from eventfinder.co.nz