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Coming Attractions

Reminiscent of an old worldly dance hall, Blue Smoke offers up a fine array of euphonic performances from local luminaries and international heavy weights alike.

See our event guide below to view all upcoming Blue Smoke concerts.

We’re taking table reservations for pre-show meals and refreshments so be in touch today!

Cate Le Bon

Thursday 21st February 2019

Cate is amazing. Her vocals are rich and warm, a delicious aural treat, enveloping you within a shell of intoxicating melody. Her multi-instrumental mastery simultaneously shreds and quells. The takeaway from Cate Le Bon’s shows? A euphoric sonic experience – psychedelic, entrancing, quirky, poignant, dynamic and moving.

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Julia Jacklin

Wednesday 27th February 2019

The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives.

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Milk & Honey Festival – Bic Runga & French Concession

Friday 8th March 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2019, over twenty of Aotearoa’s finest female artists are gathering across three cities to perform a series of shows on Friday March 8th. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see Bic Runga perform a rare hometown concert on the Blue Smoke stage.

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The Return of Beat Rhythm Fashion

Saturday 9th March 2019

Legendary Wellington Proto Shoegazer/Dreampop/postpunk pioneers Beat Rhythm Fashion return from a 35 year hiatus to pick up exactly where they left off with their groundbreaking atmospheric alternative rock pieces like ‘Turn of the Century’ & ‘Beings Rest Finally’ with a new album of material.

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Avalanche City – My Babylon Tour

Thursday 14th March 2019

New Zealand singer and songwriter, Avalanche City, will release his highly-anticipated third album, MY BABYLON on February 22. To mark the milestone, Avalanche City (AKA Dave Baxter) is taking to the road on a four-date New Zealand tour, playing in small and intimate venues.

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Clap Clap Riot 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Saturday 16th March 2019

To mark their decade’s long existence, Clap Clap Riot will play four shows across NZ. As part of the tour, fans will be taken on a journey through all the hits and lesser known delights, plus hear new material from a forthcoming release which is currently being recorded with Tom Healy at Auckland’s The Lab studio.

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Alejandro Escovedo w/ Adam McGrath

Sunday 17th March 2019

Recipient of the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and the AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD’S TOWNES VAN ZANDT SONGWRITER AWARD, and NO DEPRESSION magazine’s ARTIST OF THE DECADE, the legendary Mexican-American singer-songwriter will tour on the back of his acclaimed new immigration-themed album The Crossing.

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Daniel Champagne

Thursday 21st March 2019

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”

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Wallis Bird ‘Australia & NZ Tour’

Sunday 24th March 2019

Wallis Bird’s expressive vocals and driving guitar rhythms have been taking audiences by storm in the UK, Australia, Japan and Europe. For the first time in March 2019 she will be bringing her thrilling stage show to New Zealand – performing in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch.

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The Paper Kites – Where You Live Tour

Wednesday 27th March 2019

The Paper Kites have earned a loyal, organic fan base all across the world. With monumental streaming numbers, 200 shows across the world in just under three years and recent Gold accreditation in the US with nearly 700,000 copies of their track ‘Bloom’ being sold in the country, The Paper Kites are Australia’s quiet achievers. And their world class songwriting prowess shines on their most recent album ON THE CORNER WHERE YOU LIVE.

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Lawrence Arabia’s Singles Club Album Release Tour

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

New Zealand’s “foremost chronicler of 21st Century bourgeois dilemmas,” Lawrence Arabia, is back with a tour to celebrate the soon to be released album version of his audacious twelve month long project, “Lawrence Arabia’s Singles Club.”

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Busby Marou – Sound Of Summer Tour

Saturday 6th April 2019

The overwhelming feeling that emanates from BUSBY MAROU is joy.
Tom’s playful onstage presence combined with Jeremy’s freakish instrumental ability has cemented their reputation as one of the most loved live bands to come out of Australia in recent times.

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Michael Dunstan ‘New Normal’ NZ Tour

Thursday 11th April 2019

Returning to Christchurch on the back of an extensive sold out ‘Partly Cloudy’ Australian tour and 4 sold out shows in New Zealand, Michael Dunstan has made strong headway into 2019 with the release of the first two intricate pieces of the ‘New Normal’ EP; ‘The Unknown’ and ‘Two Weeks’.

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