Hollie Smith announces NZ tour and album release

Hollie Smith releases her greatly-anticipated third album WATER OR GOLD on April 1, and to celebrate will tour nationwide.

The nine-date tour kicks off in Twizel on March 31 and takes in Wanaka, Christchurch, Napier, Wellington, New Plymouth, Whangarei, Auckland and finishes up in Mount Maunganui on April 16.

The WATER OR GOLD tour will showcase the new album, including the latest single ‘Lead The Way’, which was released today.

‘Lead The Way’ is the next official single from WATER OR GOLD, following on from ‘Lady Dee’. Listen to ‘Lead The Way’ here.

Also included on WATER OR GOLD is Smith’s heart-breaking tribute to her good friend and media personality, Helena McAlpine, who died in 2015 after a long battle with breast cancer. ‘Helena’ captures the strength of Smith’s vocals, as well as the strength of a long- standing friendship.

Watch the video for ‘Helena’ here

WATER OR GOLD was produced by Smith and mixed in New York with Kiwi producer and engineer Aaron Nevezie. Nevezie has been based in the States since 1998 and has worked with the likes of The Black Keys and Danger Mouse.

WATER OR GOLD is released April 1, pre-order from iTunes here


March 31 - Top Hut, Twizel

April 1 - Alberttown Tavern, Wanaka

April 2 - Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Hagley Park Christchurch

April 7 - Black Barn, Napier

April 8 - San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington

April 9 - The Mayfair, New Plymouth

April 14 - The Butter Factory, Whangarei

April 15 - The Tuning Fork, Auckland

April 16 - Mauao Performing Arts Centre Mt Maunganui

Tickets for Hollie Smith’s WATER OR GOLD tour go on sale at 9.00am on Monday February 29. All ticketing information available from www.eventfinda.co.nz