Eccles Entertainment regret to advise a change to the Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson 'Black Sea Golden Ladder’ show at Town Hall in Auckland tomorrow (August 19th).
Due to sudden illness, Delaney Davidson is unable to perform. However, we look forward to presenting Troy Kingi with his full band 'The Senses’ and Jed Parsons, who has stepped in to help cover Delaney Davidson's absence. We look forward to seeing you there.
A message from Troy Kingi:
"Kia ora Whānau. We’ve come to the last two shows of the tour in Auckland and Wellington - it’s been a hard year with postponement after postponement, setback after setback - and now we’ve been hit with the ultimate uppercut of all uppercuts. Sadly my dear friend and partner in crime Mr Davidson has fallen victim to the dreaded virus everyone’s been trying to avoid.
After a day of crying and thinking ‘why me’?, we decided to dust ourselves off and turn on the thinking caps. Truth is - if the shows don’t go ahead this weekend they won’t happen at all, so after much deliberation and with Delaney’s blessing, we’ve decided to fight on and go ahead with the shows as scheduled, albeit battered and bruised.
One highlight amongst it all is that I will have my full band ‘The Senses’ in tow and we’ll be joined by some wonderful friends who have stepped up to help (two actually, the mana of Mr Davidson was too great to be contained in just one person) in Jed Parsons on vocals and Matt Nanai picking up the slack on guitar.
Real gutted that Delaney won’t be there to finish what we started, but I’m also super excited to see you this weekend. These shows are getting over the line even if I have to claw my way there."
Troy Kingi‘s fifth installment Black Sea Golden Ladder of in his 1O 1O 1O Series (10 albums in 10 years in 10 genres) is due for release on June 18th.
A collaboration with award-winning artist and producer Delaney Davidson, this album was written and recorded as part of the Matairangi Mahi Toi Artist Residency in Wellington – a partnership between the Governor-General and Massey University that was established in 2016 to encourage and promote the development of Māori and Pasifika visual arts and creative practices.
Troy Kingi and Delaney Davidson will take to the road this August, playing the album live in shows across the country.