Bill Withers Social Club Announce NZ Tour

After a sell-out debut at the Auckland Arts Festival, the Bill Withers Social Club returns for three special shows not to be repeated. Join this all-star group of musicians on a journey through the timeless catalogue of a true legend in this intimate yet epic homage.

Bill Withers Social Club is a tribute to an iconic American singer-songwriter whose stories of love, hardship, friendship and whānau have shaped a generation of local musicians and touched the world.

Join vocalists Dallas Tamaira (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Rio Hemopo (TrinityRoots), Troy Kingi & L.A Mitchell (Terrible Sons, Fly My Pretties), alongside band members Iraia Whakamoe and Ryan Prebble (The Nudge, Fly My Pretties), Adán Tijerina (The Yoots, AHoriBuzz) and Daniel Hayles (Lord Echo, Hollie Smith), as they perform tracks from Withers’ incredible catalogue.

Regarded as “one of R&B/soul music’s most revered singer-songwriters”, it is hard to overstate the impact of an artist like Bill Withers. His catalogue includes tracks such as ‘Lean on Me’, ‘Lovely Day’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and many more, all of which are ingrained in the musical DNA of people all over the globe. This show sees a group of talented musicians celebrating the man, his work, and its impact on music through the decades.

Tickets for all shows on sale 12pm Thursday February 22 – HEREwith ticket and accommodation packages available in Wellington thanks to Naumi Wellington. These shows will not be repeated so don’t miss this magical evening celebrating the incredible influence of a one-in-a-lifetime artist in Bill Withers.

Presented by Wild Turkey and Loop, thanks to Fortune Favours and Naumi Wellington.


Friday April 26 – Wellington Opera House
Saturday April 27 – Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre (Aotea Centre), Auckland
Friday May 10 – Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Tickets HERE

Bill Withers Social Club

Dallas Tamaira (Fat Freddy’s Drop)
L.A Mitchell (Terrible Sons, Fly My Pretties)
Rio Hemopo (TrinityRoots)
Troy Kingi
Adán Tijerina (The Yoots, AHoriBuzz)
Daniel Hayles (Lord Echo, Hollie Smith)
Iraia Whakamoe (The Nudge, Fly My Pretties)
Ryan Prebble (The Nudge, Fly My Pretties)

Thanks to Loop, Fortune Favours & Naumi Wellington
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