Dragon, The Acoustic Church Tour 2013

Concerts & Events 11/09/2013

The Sound is proud to present Dragon, The Acoustic Church tour 2013. One of New Zealand’s most loved bands Dragon return to New Zealand to perform for the first time ever, a series of special acoustic gigs in November.

Dragon are a band who have never shied away from their history, instead they mark their experiences and milestones by celebrating them with audiences far and wide.

With this tour Dragon are revisiting a part of their musical history that made them the band they are today.  The current line up Todd Hunter (bass), Mark Williams (lead vocals / acoustic guitar), Pete Drummond (drums) and Bruce Reid (electric guitar) are looking forward to New Zealand hearing re-worked acoustic renditions of their big hits.

“Playing our songs acoustically is an excuse to revisit our songs with a different musical mindset,” says founding member Todd Hunter.  “It’s not about whipping up the crowd so much as it is about the interplay between instruments and giving the harmonies a chance to breathe.”

With an infectious raft of hits such as April Sun in Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Still in Love With You, Rain, Young Years and Dreams of Ordinary Men Dragon are bringing with them a collection of acoustic instruments for this tour, from mandolins to BanSitars to guitar-leles for the very special performances in New Zealand’s beautiful church venues.

There will be 9 shows nationwide from Auckland to Invercargill.  The tour kicks off in Napier on November 13th touring the length of the country and finishing up in Wellington on November 23rd.

Tickets for all shows are on sale from Monday September 23rd from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz (0800 111 999) 

Doors open 7:30 pm, show concludes approx 10.00pm

Wednesday 13 November - NAPIER St John’s Cathedral
Thursday 14 November - HAMILTON Chapel of Christ the King
Friday 15 November - TAURANGA Holy Trinity
Saturday 16 November - AUCKLAND Holy Trinity Cathedral
Tuesday 19 November - INVERCARGILL First Presbyterian Church
Wednesday 20 November - DUNEDIN Knox Church
Thursday 21 November - CHRISTCHURCH St Michael & All Angels
Friday 22 November - CHRISTCHURCH Cardboard Cathedral
Saturday 23 November - WELLINGTON Old St Paul’s