Kurt Vile & The Violators New Zealand Tour 2023

Philadelphia psych-pop master Kurt Vile and his band The Violators are making their triumphant return to Aotearoa for three very special shows.

A long-time favourite with New Zealand audiences, this formidable live outfit will be here playing in support of Vile’s celebrated recent album (watch my moves).

Kurt’s ninth studio album finds him truly at the top of his songwriting game. His first for legendary label Verve Records, (watch my moves) has garnered glowing praise from fans and press alike, and features notable guest appearances from the likes of Chastity Belt, Cate Le Bon, and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint.

On his latest album, Vile pulls his talents in unexpected directions—and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative album propelled by Vile’s laid-back charm and curious spirit. Every lyric has been chiselled down into an aphorism, every bloom of distorted guitar or murmuring synth helping create that “fried” pop.

“It’s about songwriting. It’s about lyrics. It’s about being the master of all domains in the music,” says Vile of the new record, much of which was recorded at OKV Central, Vile’s Philadelphia home studio. “I’ve come into my own here, and at the same time I’m getting back to my home-recording roots.”

Don’t miss this guitar hero and his rockin’, road tested band when Kurt Vile & The Violators return to NZ for the first time since their stunning 2019 tour.

Watch Kurt Vile & The Violators on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Praise for (watch my moves)

“Vile’s limitless charm and languid drawl have a way of making even the heaviest affliction seem bearable, if not a low-key hoot.”

“Vile’s sprawling new album captures the magic, loss and wonderment of being alive.”  – AV Club

“[Vile is] the beloved and reliable purveyor of a hazy, zoned-out, weirdo brand of classicist rock.”- Stereogum

“Vile has become nothing short of one of the best modern American songwriters.”
– Uproxx

KURT VILE & The Violators New Zealand Tour March 2023 

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KURT VILE & The Violators New Zealand Tour March 2023

Thursday 23 March – Town Hall* AUCKLAND 
Saturday 25 March – James Hay Theatre^ CHRISTCHURCH 
Sunday 26 March – St James Theatre* WELLINGTON 

Tickets from Ticketmaster*
Tickets from Ticketek^ 

Pre sale starts 9am Friday 20th January.
General on sale from 9am  Monday 23rd January.

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