AdvertisementSolid Entertainment and Banished Music are thrilled to announce the return of Sharon Van Etten and her full band to New Zealand. The Darkness Fades tour arrives in support of her brilliant brand new sixth album, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong. “Stunning” is the word most used to describe Sharon Van Etten’s concerts. She’s one of the century’s great songwriters, a truly exceptional lyricist, and as for that voice…
Last in Auckland in 2019, playing a sold-out Powerstation show in support of Remind Me Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten was a musician at the peak of her powers. The album went on to become one of the year’s most universally praised Albums of the Year, and cemented Van Etten as one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her accompanying concerts were breathtaking, her performances a visceral connection with her audiences.
“Horrifically good…..anyone who saw Sharon Van Etten last night at Auckland’s Powerstation will be convinced. The woman is a rock star…..she’s bloody magnificent” - stuff.co.nz
Fast forward to May 2022 and the release of the album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, Pitchfork elevate Van Etten to rock royalty declaring, “Sharon Van Etten Is An Institution Now”.
Rolling Stone describe Van Etten as “one of the most fearless, soul-shredding songwriters on the planet.”
These shows will be a rare treat for music fans taking place in two magnificent venues perfectly suited to Sharon Van Etten’s deeply compelling performances. Auckland’s majestic Civic Theatre, seldom even available for concerts, has probably the best acoustics and sightlines of any venue in NZ. Alongside Wellington’s Opera House, with its lavish interior and original features - both are remarkable settings providing a sense of occasion in which magic will happen. Sharon Van Etten is a legend being written in real time. Calling these shows ‘must-see’ would be the understatement of the year…
Solid Entertainment & Banished Music presale starts Tuesday 19 July at 10am
General tickets on-sale Thursday 21 July at 10am from Ticketmaster
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Civic, Te Civic, 269 Queen St.,Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand