The Warratahs announce 30th Anniversary Compilation & NZ tour

  Photo by Alexander Hallag

Photo by Alexander Hallag

For over 30 years The Warratahs have carved a niche into the New Zealand landscape - literally from North Cape to Bluff, becoming legendary for extensively touring both small towns and cities alike.

This year New Zealand’s greatest country music band celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their debut album “The Only Game In Town”. Winning the Country Music Album Award for 1988 and receiving a Gold Award for sales, the album included songs that have long become well known favourites - “Hands Of My Heart”, “Maureen” and “The Only Game In Town”.

To honour the occasion, The Warratahs are pleased to announce the release of “Drivin’ Wheel” - set for release on September 7th, a 24 track compilation spanning the years from 1988 to the present day, including the brand new song  “Fast Train”.

Over the last 2 ½ years The Warratahs have released the acclaimed studio album “Runaway Days”, supported Lucinda Williams, Leann Rimes and Jimmy Barnes, played many shows including Selwyn Sounds, Hamilton Gardens Festival, Tora Festival and a recent sell-out show at The Gold Guitars in Gore.  

Barry Saunders has toured with Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, played in The Band tribute show The Last Waltz and has been working on a forthcoming studio album with Delaney Davidson.

30 years, 7 studio albums, hundreds of thousands of albums sold and almost as many shows rolled out, The Warratahs once again hit the road.

The Warratahs

Sept 21  Wellington Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club - Tickets available at venue : 04-529 0009

Sept 23  Paekakariki St Peters Hall *

Sept 28  Whanganui Lucky Bar *

Sept 29  Eltham  Town Hall - Tickets: Email visitorinfo@stdc.govt.nz or 0800 111 323

Oct 6    Wellington Meow - with Reb Fountain

Oct 12  Christchurch Blue Smoke *

Oct 13  Dunedin Captain Cook Hotel

Oct 20  Napier Paisley Stage *

Oct 26  Queenstown Sherwood *

Oct 27  Invercargill Ascot Park Ballroom - Tickets at Ascot Park Hotel

* tickets from www.eventfinda.co.nz

 Tracklisting: CD1 Fast train, Big Sky, Runaway Days, Hands Of My Heart (re recorded), Mt Victoria Rain, East Of Mt Eden, Maureen, The Wheel Inside, Rescue Me, Drivin’ Wheel, Cape Turnagain, Only Game In Town, Little Flame.  CD2  Holy Morning, Fools Paradise, Love Song, Letter To America, Brunos Last Ride, Ring Of Fire, High And Dry, St Peter’s Rendezvous, Day In A Million, Kupes Tears, Taranaki

Tracklisting: CD1 Fast train, Big Sky, Runaway Days, Hands Of My Heart (re recorded), Mt Victoria Rain, East Of Mt Eden, Maureen, The Wheel Inside, Rescue Me, Drivin’ Wheel, Cape Turnagain, Only Game In Town, Little Flame.  CD2  Holy Morning, Fools Paradise, Love Song, Letter To America, Brunos Last Ride, Ring Of Fire, High And Dry, St Peter’s Rendezvous, Day In A Million, Kupes Tears, Taranaki