Influential New York musician Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) returns to New Zealand in June 2022 - this time with her band, following her sold-out solo tour around Aotearoa in 2019.
Plus1 proudly presents Joan As Police Woman live in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Tickets and tour details on Plus1's website.
Said 13th Floor reviewer Caitlin Smith of Joan’s 2019 Auckland show: “She is the torchbearer… and we all want to be close to that warmth and illumination. As for ‘that voice’: it is exquisitely sensitive, mesmerizing, controlled, magnetizing, delicate, nuanced and dynamic.”
Despite lockdowns and live music grinding to a halt worldwide over the past two years, Joan has been prolific, releasing three albums since her 2019 Joanthology New Zealand tour; namely The Solution Is Restless (November 2021), Live (2021) and Cover Two (2020).
Alongside consistent touring and album making, she has worked with a staggering array of co-collaborators, including Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Lou Reed, Beck, Lloyd Cole, Afel Bocoum, Meshell Ndegeocello, Toshi Reagon, David Sylvian, Benjamin Lazar Davis, Sparklehorse, Laurie Anderson, Sufjan Stevens, John Cale, Aldous Harding, Woodkid, Justin Vivian Bond, RZA, Norah Jones, Lau, Doveman, Rufus Wainwright and Daniel Johnston.
The Times - ‘The coolest woman in pop’
Uncut – ‘This is breathtakingly good music'
Mojo – ‘full of meditative beauty…ravishing and lovelorn’
Sunday Times - ‘Sensational’
The Guardian -‘a voice so wondrous and moving that it makes everyone else’s seem ordinary and mundane’
Q - ‘Beautiful’