Le Tour de Trois
Marianne Dissard, Delaney Davidson and Flip Grater
Maiden Records will bring a little touch of musical Europe to eight New Zealand towns and cities this summer. The French-styled New Zealand tour will debut French singer-songwriter Marianne Dissard alongside New Zealand songwriters Flip Grater and Delaney Davidson.
The two kiwi songwriters have both recently spent time touring Europe and will showcase songs written in their favourite European cities.
While touring the United States in August, Delaney Davidson and Marianne Dissard met and got to talking about touring New Zealand. The pair then contacted Flip Grater who was back in NZ at the time, and asked if she would like to join in - hence Le Tour de Trois (The Tour Of Three).
Between Chanson and Americana, between Southwestern noir and acoustic French pop, "L'Entredeux" is Marianne Dissard's enchanting debut album, "a moody, captivating album, with roots in Nick Drake's introspection, Francoise Hardy's romanticism and Nina Simone's drama." (Blurt).
Calexico fans will recognize Marianne as Madame to Joey Burns' lovestruck gold digger on Calexico's hit single, "Ballad of Cable Hogue" from their 2000 album "Hot Rail". Marianne’s debut album L’Entredeux (produced by Calexico’s Joey Burns) has been voted one of the Top Ten French albums of the Decade by a world jury of Francophile music writers and DJs and now New Zealand audiences will be able to hear Marianne performing live for the very first time.
Marianne Dissard, Flip Grater and Delaney Davidson on:
Le Tour de Trois
NZ Tour Dates 2010
15th January Leigh Sawmill Café, Leigh. 8pm doors, 8.30 start. *
16th January: Bacco Room, Auckland. 8pm doors, 9pm start. *
21st January: Cabana, Napier. 8pm doors, 8.30pm start *
22nd January: Mighty Mighty, Wellington. 9pm doors. Door sales only.
23rd January: The Matterhorn, Wellington. 8pm start
24th January: Fairfield House, Nelson. 7pm doors, 8pm start *
27th January: Dux de Lux, Queenstown. 9pm start
28th January: Chicks Hotel, Dunedin. 8pm doors. 9pm start *
29th January: Harbourlight, Lyttelton. 8.30pm doors, 9pm start * (Flip Grater and Delaney Davidson only)
30th January: Sounday, Hagley Park, Christchurch (Marianne Dissard only)
* Tickets available from http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/letourdetrois
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