THE WATERBOYS are coming to play one show only – at Auckland’s Civic Theatre, in January 2013.
It will be the band’s first ever visit to NZ, and they promise to perform the classics from throughout their 30 year career – including the hits, The Whole of the Moon, Fisherman’s Blues together with highlights from their new album ‘An Appointment with Mr Yeats’, celebrating the works of poet WB Yeats.
The press release reads:
“Formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1983, for three decades The Waterboys have provided a thrilling conduit for the questing spirit of Mike Scott and a fluid cast of fantastic musicians. From ‘The Whole Of The Moon’, a UK hit single not once but twice (in 1985 and again in 1991).
‘An Appointment With Mr Yeats’, The Waterboys’ long-awaited tenth studio album, was produced by Mike Scott and bassist Marc Arciero, and contains 14 new songs created from the lyrics of Ireland’s greatest poet, WB Yeats.
The enigmatic frontman Mike Scott recently published his musical memoir, ‘Adventures Of A Waterboy’.
Written between 2008 and 2010 the book is described as an “eye-opening account of Scott’s life in music; serious, funny, profound, whimsical and enigmatic, with blow-by-blow descriptions of his days in teenage garage bands, the rise of The Waterboys, his exploits with Steve Wickham and the rest of the gang in the west of Ireland, and much, much more”. “
AUCKLAND’S CIVIC THEATRE
MONDAY JAN 21st JAN 2013
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00AM FRIDAY DECEMBER 7
My Live Nation pre-sale: 12noon Tuesday Dec 4 until 5pm Wednesday Dec 5, or until allocation exhausted
Ticket Agent pre-sale: 9.00am-9.00pm Thursday Dec 6, or until allocation exhausted