/ Monday 19th December, 2022 12:28PM
Last here touring Aotearoa in 2019 before the global pandemic slammed gates shut for overseas artists, Melbourne songwriter Shaun Kirk is bringing his Holding Onto Hope tour our way for an epic twelve date run of shows in February 2023. Kirk’s latest single ‘Holding Onto Hope‘ reflects on those turbulent and uncertain days of 2020, launched last year to mark the 12 month anniversary of his home town’s endurance-testing 112 day lockdown, described by the artist as “one of the most confronting and challenging times of my life”. Hailed by multi Grammy-winning WOMAD NZ performer Fantastic Negrito as “One of the best one man shows I’ve ever seen!”, don’t miss the multi-instrumentalist’s famed one man band live show playing nationwide this summer…
Wednesday 1st February – The Wine Cellar, Auckland*
Saturday 3rd February – Nivara Lounge, Hamilton*
Friday 3rd February- The Jam Factory, Tauranga
Sunday 5th February- 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth
Wednesday 8th February – Smash Palace, Gisborne*
Thursday 9th February – Paisley Stage, Napier*
Friday 10th February – Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Sunday 12th February – Firebird Café, Levin*
Wednesday 15th February – Le Cafe, Picton*
Thursday 16th February – East Street Cafe, Nelson*
Friday 17th February – Roots Bar, Takaka*
Sunday 19th February – Wunderbar, Christchurch
Listen to Shaun Kirk’s latest single ‘Holding Onto Hope’…
Take in 2019 footage of Shaun Kirk performing ‘Slow & Steady’ live at The Cabaret Club…
Following his recent sell out ‘Worth the Weight’ tour and mammoth 8 month ‘Holding onto Hope’ tour across his homeland of Australia, alt blues/soul singer-songwriter and troubadour Shaun Kirk is happy to announce he’s bringing the ‘Holding Onto Hope’ tour across the ditch to New Zealand this February.
Inspired by the tumultuous events of 2020, his latest single ‘Holding Onto Hope’ dropped on Thursday 8th July last year, marking the 12 month anniversary of the commencement of Shaun’s home city’s (Melbourne, Australia) infamous 112 day lockdown; a time he describes as “one of the most confronting and challenging times of my life.” The tune has since been capturing hearts all across the globe with it’s message of aspiration and optimism in a world that has felt absent of it in recent times.
Kirk’s highly entertaining world class live show, which features the talented multi-instrumentalist on vocals, guitar, drums and harmonica, was recently described by 3 time Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito as “One of the best one man shows I’ve ever seen!” and is not to be missed by any keen music enthusiast.