Civic Events is thrilled to announce the return of British singer-songwriter Beth Orton. Last on our shores for two sold out performances in 2013, this June will see Beth play three shows across the country in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
Performing a set that promises to bring life to the classics, Beth will also showcase songs from her latest release ‘Kidsticks’. Released last year, Kidsticks sees Orton exploring and reworking the song writing process. With contributions from Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), George Lewis Jr (Twin Shadow), Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons) amongst others, Orton plays almost all of the synth and keyboards on the album with barely an acoustic guitar to be heard.
‘Lean compelling electronic pop…her most invigorating songs in years’ - GQ
‘Bubbling percussion, twisted guitar loops and a wall of vocals….she’s never sounded quite so otherworldly’ - Q
‘Because Orton’s voice is still classically folk, she sets up a beautiful tension between the old and new in Kidsticks.’ - The Listener
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.
Box Office Opens: 6:30pm
Outer Doors: 7:00pm
Auditorium Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets from $81.50