The Dead South announces its flagship show in Auckland

Currently crossing Europe with banjo, cello, mandolin and guitar, the Saskatchewan Bluegrass Quartet The dead south announced they were heading to our side of the planet in the New Year. Known for their penchant for the grittier side of traditional folk, the award-winning band will travel to Aotearoa in January, playing a one-off summer show at Tāmaki Makaurau at the end of a four-date stay in Australia. For their first New Zealand performance, The Dead South will pick up the tempo with original tracks from their warmly acclaimed 2019 album. Sugar & Joyas well as their brand new series of two-part EP covers Easy Listening for Shakes, Part I and II. For a guaranteed good time to tap your knees and pinch your fingers, set your alarms to grab a ticket this Friday…

The Dead South One for the road tour

Sunday 29 January – The Tuning Fork, Auckland

Tickets available from 1 p.m. on Friday June 24 via

Dive into the music video for the classic version of The Dead South ‘You are my sun’

Press release:

THE DEAD SOUTH will bring their unique bluegrass sound to Australia and New Zealand for the first time with their One For The Road Tour in January 2023. The band will play shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne before heading to Auckland. .

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24.

My Live Nation members can get tickets during the presale which begins at noon on Thursday, June 23 and ends at noon on Friday, June 24. For full tour and ticket information, visit:

Propelled by the momentum of a gold-certified single for “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company”, two Canadian JUNO Awards for Traditional Roots Album of the Year, and sold-out tours worldwide with performances at iconic destinations such as Glastonbury, Brixton Academy and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the four-finger quartet offer a highly nonconformist and hugely entertaining take on the traditional string band sound.

The Dead South’s most recent releases are Easy Listening For Jerks, Parts 1 + 2, two companion EPs that explore both traditional folk and modern rock anthems in the boundary-pushing acoustic approach of The Dead South. New videos for EPs, “You Are My Sunshine” and “People Are Strange” have garnered nearly 10 million views.

Don’t miss The Dead South’s first tour of Australia and New Zealand in January 2023!

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