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Event: Don McGlashan NZ tour – Mar/Apr 2022

Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand’s best known and highly regarded songwriters. This November, he tours selected cities and towns in New Zealand.

He was drummer and singer with Auckland band Blam Blam Blam – with Tim Mahonand Mark Bell – which had a string of top 20 singles and an album “Luxury Length”, which went to No. 4 nationally. His song “Don’t Fight it, Marsha, It’s Bigger Than Both Of Us” won Song of the Year in the 1982 NZ Recording Industry Awards.

With Ross BurgeAlan Gregg and David Long, Don formed The Mutton Birds in 1991, and was singer and main songwriter for the ten years the group existed. They released 4 NZ top ten albums, including two platinum, and two top five singles, one of them (The Heater) a No. 1. The group won Best Album, Best Single and Best Group in the 1993 NZ Music Awards.  His song “Anchor Me” won the A.P.R.A Silver Scroll, New Zealand’s top songwriting award,  in 1994. The group signed to Virgin records UK in 1995, and lived in London for four years, touring all over the world. The Mutton Birds’ album, “Envy Of Angels” (1997), made the U.K. Sunday Times ten best records of the year list.

In 2006 song, “Bathe In The River”, sung by Hollie Smith, won Don a second Silver Scroll in 2006, and has became one of the country’s biggest singles of all time.

Also in 2006, he released his first solo album, “Warm Hand”, which reached Gold status in NZ and received wide critical acclaim.

In 2008 he toured the USA and Europe with Crowded House as the opening act and guest musician within the band.

In 2009 he was part of Seven Worlds Collide, a collaboration with musicians including Neil FinnJohnny Marr and members of Wilco and  Radiohead, and he also released his second solo album “Marvellous Year” with his band THE SEVEN SISTERS.

In 2012 he lead the re-formed Mutton Birds on a NZ tour and a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

In 2013  he toured Australia, The United Arab Emirates, and the UK in a duo show with fellow NZ singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn.

In 2015 McGlashan released his third solo album: “Lucky Stars”, which has been his most successful record since his hits with The Mutton Birds, going top five on the NZ charts, receiving 5 stars in The NZ Herald, and 4 1/2 stars in The Sydney Morning Herald.

He’s currently working on songs for his next album.

Bright November Morning Tour Dates2022
 

Thur Mar 31 – Hastings, Opera House

Fri Apr 1 – Palmerston North, The Globe Theatre

Sat Apr 2 – Wellington, Opera House

Thur Apr 7 – Nelson, Theatre Royal

Fri Apr 8 – Christchurch, James

Sat Apr 9 – Dunedin, Glenroy Auditorium

Wed Apr 13 – Hamilton, The Meteor Theatre

Thur Apr 14 – Auckland, Powerstation

Sat Apr 16 – Leigh, Sawmill Café

Tickets On Sale Now From www.donmcglashan.com

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