Justin Townes Earle announces 3-date NZ tour

Presented by The Tuning Fork & 95bFM

The Tuning Fork and 95bFM are proud to announce that Nashville-based Americana heavyweight, Justin Townes Earle, will return to New Zealand for a 3-date tour this August. Last here in 2017 for the Southern Fork Americana Fest, Justin Townes Earle will visit again for three headline solo shows in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, August 23 - 25.

Best known for his award-winning Harlem River Blues Justin Townes Earle brings his latest effort, The Saint of Lost Causes, released worldwide on Friday, May 24th. Listen here.

For The Saint of Lost Causes, Earle is focused on a different America: the disenfranchised and the downtrodden, the oppressed and the oppressors, the hopeful and the hopeless, as well as their geography. There’s the drugstore-cowboy-turned-cop-killer praying for forgiveness (Appalachian Nightmare) and the Michiganders persevering through economic and industrial devastation (Flint City Shake It); the stuck mother dreaming of a better life on the right side of the California tracks (Over Alameda) and the Cuban man in New York City weighed down by a world of regret (Ahi Esta Mi Nina); the “used up” soul desperate to get to New Orleans (Ain’t Got No Money) and the “sons of bitches” in West Virginia poisoning the land and sea (Don’t Drink The Water).

These are individuals and communities in every corner of the country, struggling through the ordinary - and sometimes extraordinary - circumstances of everyday life. “I was trying to look through the eyes of America,” Earle says. “Because I believe in the idea of America - that everybody’s welcome here and has a right to be here.” Earle tells these American stories in detail and without judgement. While some songs cite historical events, other tracks present fictionalised narratives that are no less harrowing or true-to-life.

Support act to be announced.

Friday 23 August, 2019 - Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 24 August, 2019 - Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Sunday 25 August, 2019 - San Fran, Wellington

Presale, Friday 31 May at 10am
General public, Tuesday 4 June at 10am

The Saint of Lost Causes
1. The Saint of Lost Causes
2. Ain't Got No Money
3. Mornings in Memphis
4. Don't Drink the Water
5. Frightened by the Sound
6. Flint City Shake It
7. Over Alameda
8. Pacific North Western Blues
9. Appalachian Nightmare
10. Say Baby
11. Ahi Esta Mi Nina
12. Talking To Myself