Grammy Award-winning jazz-folk songstress Norah Jones announces her long-awaited return to New Zealand. She will be bringing her sweet and soulful sound to Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Queenstown and Christchurch this April 2019.
Before playing what'll be a series of spellbinding Kiwi shows, Norah Jones will first be winding up a trio of Australian dates. She'll be performing in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart as well as at Byron Bay's Bluesfest 2019.
Her groundbreaking 2002 debut album 'Come Away With Me' was a massive global phenomenon, selling over one million copies in Australia alone and 27 million globally. During her spanning career, Jones has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, showcasing an enviable versatility and true mastery of her craft. From jazz to country, folk, rock and soul, Jones is a singular talent whose work crosses all the boundaries of American music—as evidenced on her chart-topping solo releases: 'Feels Like Home' (2004), 'Not Too Late' (2007), 'The Fall' (2009), the genre-bending 'Little Broken Hearts' (2012, produced by Danger Mouse), and her most recent longplayer, 'Day Breaks' (2016). Jones sees her latest album 'Day Breaks' as a kind of kindred spirit to her smash hit debut, taking her unmistakably unique sound back to the spotlight.
"She put on a self-assured show that drew from all aspects of her career while finding focus seated at the piano in her sultry, smoky-voiced comfort zone." – Philadelphia Inquirer
"Norah Jones has always mixed jazz, country, folk and rock, but her concert demonstrated that she has become master of them all... Jones ranged with relaxed abandon through a career-spanning set." – Seattle Times
"Jones has become a more relaxed and mature performer... she is masterful at never overplaying, she also has an eclectic bent and knows how to rock out. Norah Jones keeps getting better with age." – Los Angeles Daily News
Last month saw the release of 'Wintertime', the fourth in a series of eclectic singles that Jones has been releasing over the recent months, and the second offering from her collaboration with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. Co-written by Jones and Tweedy, 'Wintertime' features Jones on vocals and piano, Tweedy on guitar and bass, and Spencer Tweedy on drums. It follows the release of Jones and Tweedy's 'A Song With No Name', the organ-and-horn drenched soul song 'It Was You' featuring drummer Brian Blade, bassist Christopher Thomas, organist Pete Remm, trumpeter Dave Guy, and tenor saxophonist Leon Michels, and the riveting 'My Heart Is Full', a collaboration with Thomas Bartlett.
Jones' list of collaborators and musical admirers across the years reads like a "who's who" of the biggest names in music. Icons such as Outkast, Q-Tip, Herbie Hancock, Belle & Sebastian, Dolly Parton and Foo Fighters, for example, all appeared on her 2010 compilation, '…Featuring Norah Jones'. Also, her work with collective bands like The Little Willies and Puss N Boots are also worth mentioning.
Grab your tickets now and don't miss Norah Jones' sultry yet soothing performances this April 2019!