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Support Act For Blues Legend John Mayall Makes For A Blues Extravaganza!

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John Mayall
John Mayall

Legendary UK Blues Man, John Mayall is in town next month for an extensive tour of New Zealand. With a discography longer than your arm, Mayall has been influential on some of the biggest names in music including Eric Clapton and Mick Fleetwood.

Dropping jaws across Europe over the last year, John Mayall's current touring band, notably including his latest guitar discovery from Texas, Rocky Athas, is rounded out with a hard-hitting blues rhythm section from Chicago: Greg Rzab on bass and Jay Davenport on drums; Tom Canning on organ and piano; and, of course, John Mayall on keyboards, organ, harmonica, guitar and vocals. It is with this new line up, John Mayall produced his 57th studio album, 'Tough', that was released in 2009.

Joining John Mayall will be NZ's own legendary blues-man, Hammond Gamble. Since the mid 70's Gamble's songwriting prowess has captured fan's imaginations and fellow songwriter's envy. Originally with his band Street Talk, Gamble's powerful stage presence swiftly drew career-altering attention with opportunities to work with Chris Hillman, (The Byrds) and Kim Fowley (Joan Jett, The Runaways).

Hammond Gamble's solo career has spawned four albums and a number one hit in the early '90s with You Make the Whole World Smile. He's played support with some of the world's finest acts including The Eagles, Joe Cocker, Talking Heads, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac and Tina Turner.

These shows will undoubtedly be an extravaganza evening of glorious blues, amazing musicianship and good times not to be missed!

John Mayall - New Zealand April Tour with support from Hammond Gamble

Thurs 15th April, Auckland, The Civic Theatre

Fri 16th April, Napier, Napier Municipal Theatre

Sat 17th April, Palmerston North, The Regent on Broadway

Sun 18th April, New Plymouth, TSB Theatre

Mon 19th April, Wellington, The Saint James Theatre

Wed 21st April, Dunedin, The Regent Theatre

Thurs 22nd April, Nelson, The Trafalgar Centre

Fri 23rd April, Christchurch, The James Hay Theatre

Sat 24th April, Hamilton, The Founders Theatre.

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