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Kristin Hersh

November 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT


Plus1 proudly presents US indie icon Kristin Hersh performing four New Zealand shows in November.

Hersh will tour Aotearoa for the first time since 2014, performing from her solo and Throwing Muses-spanning career, as well as material from new album Clear Pond Road, out 8 September.

The solo tour – presented with UnderTheRadar and 95bFM – includes Wellington, Christchurch and two Auckland dates, as follows:
Wednesday 15 November – Meow, Wellington.
Thursday 16 November – Meow, Wellington.
Friday 17 November – The Piano, Christchurch
Saturday 18 November – Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sunday 19 November  – Artworks, Waiheke Island, Auckland (early show)

Tickets are on sale at 10am  Wednesday 2 August from Plus1.co.nz

Says Kristin: “New Zealand audiences are some of the most musically literate I have ever had the honor of playing for…they seem to grasp the comedy and tragedy inherent in visceral music like this.”

The inimitable Kristin Hersh is a musicians musician, a songwriters songwriter, and an innovators innovator.

The Queen of Grunges first band, Throwing Muses, began recording and playing out when they were just 14 years old and theyre still going – 2020s critically acclaimed Sun Racket was hailed as a perfect record”.

Hershs refusal to participate in a corporate industry saw her leave a Warner Brothers recording contract at the top of her success in order to become listener-supported.

Music is humanist and so are we. as she puts it.

Wildly prolific, she has released more than 20 albums solo, with Throwing Muses and with her noise rock band, 50 Foot Wave.

Shes also a celebrated author: Rolling Stone named her first book Rat Girl (Penquin) one of the ten best rock memoirs of all time. NPR said of her second book, Dont Suck, Dont Die, ““Not only one of the best books of the year, but one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written”

While her third book, the game-changing Seeing Sideways, pushes the envelope of creative non-fiction while telling the story of raising her four sons on a tour bus.

Kristin Hersh’s new album Clear Pond Road set for release on 8th September via Fire Records (Southbound Distribution NZ), is a cinematic road trip; a series of personal vignettes from a fiercely independent auteur, sitting plush with layers of all-consuming strings and mellotron.


November 17, 2023
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Piano
56 Armagh St, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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