Urzila Carlson & Finn Andrew to Headline at The Tuning Fork

Together Again returns for a third weekend of shows on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, continuing our series of small weekly socially distanced events, presented by Live Nation and backed by Vodafone. Comedy queen, URZILA CARLSON returns with friends with Nick Rado (MC), Guy Montgomery and Ray O’Leary on Friday night, with New Zealand musician FINN ANDREWS (of The Veils) taking to the stage on Saturday evening, supported by Dictaphone Blues (solo).

Live Nation and Tuning Fork are taking a number of precautions, in accordance with public health and safety advice, which includes measures such as:

  • Entry proceduresincluding contact tracing, changes to conditions of entry and processing times entering the venue.
  • Venue proceduresincluding operating at a reduced 100-person capacity, physical distancing of patrons, cleaning procedures and contactless technologies.
  • Food and beverageDrinks and snacks will be available via table service exclusively with ordering from your seat via a mobile phone or other handheld device. No more queues at the bar!

For further safety measures and updates visit: tuningfork.co.nz/covid-19

Tickets for Together Again are $25 and are on sale now – 10am NZST Wednesday, June 3. For complete event and ticket information, visit: livenation.co.nz.

URZILA CARLSON is a multi-award winning South African-New Zealand comedian and entertainer. Urzila had a blistering 2019 which saw her NETFLIX debut form part of the streaming service’s unprecedented stand-up comedy event series. Urzila was one of 47 comedians handpicked from around the world and had her first solo full hour NETFLIX special recorded in Melbourne in December 2019.

Urzila also cleaned up the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2019, taking out the MICF People’s Choice Award for most tickets sold across the festival. Carlson is a much-loved series regular on Network Ten’s smash-hit panel show, Have You Been Paying Attention?! in Australia, as well as NZ’s new edition of the show.

Urzila continues to sell out her seasons in Australia and New Zealand, and the awards stack up year after year. Most recently she was awarded the 2019 Rielly Comedy Award by the Variety Artists Club of NZ. In 2018 she was a nominee for Australia’s Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer, and she took out the 2017 Sydney Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award. In New Zealand, Urzila has won the New Zealand Comedy Guild’s Best Female Comedian award six times, as well as the coveted People’s Choice Award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival two years in a row.

Since signing a record deal at 16, FINN ANDREWS and his band THE VEILS have released 5 albums together, appeared in David Lynch’s reboot of Twin Peaks, as well as on soundtracks by luminary film directors Tim Burton and Paolo Sorrentino, and was also recently been commissioned by the Belgian government to write a 20-minute orchestral piece to commemorate the antipodean dead of World War I. It was while writing 2016’s critically acclaimed Total Depravity that the New Zealand-raised musician realized a different streak was beginning to emerge. Fuelled by the end of a relationship, Andrews took some time out from London and from The Veils, and returned to New Zealand to begin work on his first solo album, One Piece At A Time. One Piece At A Time is more personal and self-exploratory than anything Andrews has previously attempted, an effort he says that wasn’t necessarily deliberate but more a result of circumstance. Recorded entirely live at The Lab in Auckland, and engineered and co-produced by Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins).

Don’t delay in grabbing your tickets – with the first two instalments of Together Again selling out within a matter of days, this third weekend is sure to do the same.