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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!

ADAM MCGRATH, THE EASTERN SOLO

Friday 24th January 2020

Described as “two parts Woody Guthrie, one part revival meeting and one part group hug” a McGrath show goes straight for the spirit level in all of us. He travels the state highways and byways of New Zealand, Australia, Europe and parts beyond, slinging songs and offering up low rent barroom philosophy.

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SHAG ROCK – SUMMER NZ TOUR

Saturday 25th January 2020

One step closer to another heaving tour, you don’t want to miss out on sunbleached Australian outfit Shag Rock, as they return to New Zealand to kick start 2020 with a bang!

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YOU SHOULD BE DANCING

Friday 31st January 2020

Classic Disco that you would have to be a robot not to move to. A literal Boogie Wonderland! Come on down to “You Should Be Dancing” and meet your newest friends on the dance floor in front of the biggest, crispiest, bassiest sound system in town. All kinds of nice people welcome. Dress up or down. Good times, great drinks, a grooving dance floor and glamorous tunes plus a few special surprises. What have you got to lose?!

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TATTLETALE SAINTS – ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Sunday 9th February 2020

The Tattletale Saints return home to celebrate the release of their new album, Dancing Under the Dogwoods. Originally from Auckland, 2014 Tui Award winners Tattletale Saints now live in Music City USA, Nashville Tennessee.

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MY BABY – LIVE! NZ TOUR

Friday 28th February 2020

Amsterdam-based Dutch-NZ trio MY BABY have announced a 10-date New Zealand tour to celebrate the release of their new live album out now. MY BABY’s sound is informed by gospel and blues with ancient folk melodies. Added to that is the rawness of 70s funk, African desert blues, Moroccan gnawa, Indian raga and a touch of EDM. It’s all live instrumentation without a computer or sample in sight!

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NADIA REID – OUT OF MY PROVINCE TOUR

Friday 6th March 2020

No one ever got anywhere by standing still. As an artist, you must move to grow. It’s a sentiment Nadia Reid knows well. “Out of My Province is definitely a travelling album; they are road songs,” tells Nadia, of the album, written during a period of intensive touring following the release of her critically acclaimed LP, Preservation. “I felt inspired while I was moving and playing most nights. The album release will be accompanied by an initial quick run of shows in New Zealand before she heads off for international touring.

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HOT POTATO BAND

Friday 27th March 2020

Hot Potato Band is a brass band like no other. Beginning as street performers the 10 piece band from Sydney Australia are passionate about re-igniting organic performance and acoustic instrumentation, breaking down the barriers between stage and audience, and writing engaging original music that leaves lasting impressions on audiences around the world. Their shows are filled with dancing and laughter and is an all round guaranteed good night out.

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THE EAST POINTERS

Friday 3rd April 2020

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, have made sure their new album Yours To Break (out October 25th) will light a path for a new generation of music lovers who don’t care for labels.

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DANIEL CHAMPAGNE – NZ TOUR

Thursday 30th April 2020

The young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’ has been selling out shows around the world and now brings his world tour to New Zealand playing an intimate Christchurch show April 30 at Cassels Blue Smoke!

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HELMET 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Monday 11th May 2020

Seminal New York City rock band Helmet is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a headline tour, which will take them around the globe, including three shows in New Zealand next year. To mark 30 years in the game, Helmet will perform a 30-song set each night of the tour. The band will be playing songs from across their catalogue of eight critically-acclaimed studio albums, as well as rarities from older EPs and singles

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