Anthonie Tonnon has released ‘Leave Love Out Of This’, the title track from his upcoming third album Leave Love Out Of This. A nationwide album release tour featuring a full band has also been announced.
Having more recently focussed on delivering thematic solo shows like A Synthesized Universe and his yearly Rail Land journeys, in September 2021 Tonnon embarks on an album release tour that expands his onstage line-up to include a full band for the first time since 2018.
The band features Stuart Harwood on hybrid electric/acoustic drums, David Flyger on bass guitar/synthesised bass, Steph Brown (Lips) on synthesisers and samples, and Sam Taylor (Nadia Reid) on electric guitars and percussion.
Tonnon describes the show as, “A celebration and culmination of what we’ve developed through the album process, and through the A Synthesized Universe and Rail Land shows. Like the album, it will be a meeting place between organic and synthesised sound, but it will also be a very physical show. All the electronic drumbeats and sampled parts will have humans playing them on stage, on large surfaces, so we’re often playing with drumsticks and whole hands, rather than just fingers.”
Anthonie Tonnon: Leave Love Out Of This Album Release Tour
Thurs, 4 Nov - San Fran, Wellington
Fri, 5 Nov – Royal Opera House, Whanganui
Sat, Nov 13 - New New New Corporation, Dunedin
Sun, 14 Nov – Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Thurs, 9 Dec – Hollywood Avondale, Auckland
Among other stops, the tour visits the grand 122-year-old Royal Opera House in Tonnon’s current base of Whanganui. The Opera House stars in a new music video for ‘Leave Love Out Of This', directed by Karlya Smith and Jenna Todd, with additional editing by the From The Noise Floor team of Renato Lehr, Bob Frisbee, and Fergus Milner.
‘Leave Love Out Of This’ is the third single from the album, and has already proven a favourite at Tonnon’s immersive live shows, such as A Synthesized Universe – where Tonnon performs its epic guitar solo with a Nebula fly-through and a synchronised light show.
Leave Love Out Of This will be released on Friday 16 July on Nadia Reid’s label Slow Time Records (UK/EU/NZ), Misra Records (North America), and Flippin Yeah Records (AUS).
The album is available to pre-order now via anthonietonnon.com, slowtimerecords.com and all good record stores. It will be available on vinyl, CD, and as a green vinyl Deluxe Edition LP, with a bonus 7” record.