Rodrigo Amarante announces two NZ shows

Brazilian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rodrigo Amarante is heading to New Zealand this September to play shows in Auckland and Christchurch. 

Amarante has become an international name through his band Little Joy (alongside The Strokes’ drummer Fab Moretti and Binki Shapiro) and by recording and playing with Devendra Banhart on his last three albums. Amarante is also an inescapable figure in Brazilian music and has influenced a whole generation in his homeland. He is one of the masterminds of the Rio de Janeiro band Los Hermanos and a founding member of samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial alongside Seu Jorge and Moreno Veloso (son of Caetano Veloso). He has recorded and performed with Brazilian icons such as Tom Zé, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso and was elected one of the 100 best musicians in Brazilian history by Rolling Stone Magazine.

After five years in the US he released his debut solo album, Cavalo, in 2014 which was praised by Rolling Stone and The Independent. Most recently he was nominated for an Emmy for his track “Tuyo” which he wrote as the dark-edged title theme for the Netflix series Narcos.

Rodrigo Amarante

Saturday September 16th: The Tuning Fork, Auckland

Sunday September 17th: The Piano, Christchurch

Auckland tickets on sale 9am, June 22 from via Ticketmaster 0800 111 999

My Ticketmaster presale from 12noon, June 20.