• Bic Runga to perform at Toitoi in first stop of album's anniversary tour

Bic Runga to perform at Toitoi in first stop of album's anniversary tour

New Zealand music icon, and self-proclaimed cynical fairy, Bic Runga will travel to Heretaunga this July to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of her eleven-time platinum, best-selling album Beautiful Collision.

The multi-award-winning songwriter and producer — whose many accolades include the Silver Scroll award, the New Zealand Order of Merit, the Legacy Award and "the most Tūī awards by any individual (twenty)" — will perform her 2002 album in full in Hastings, Tauranga, Wellington and at Auckland Town Hall.

She will be joined for each date by rising star Georgia Lines.

"Beautiful Collision was my favourite album to make, and still means a lot to me after 20 years,” says Bic.

"Even back then, I had some awareness of wanting to make a sound that was timeless and I knew that the essence of that was good songwriting and also weirdly because I was a drummer, it was to do with snare drum sounds. I think a drum sound is what dates things."

"I was really young and naive when I wrote these things, I sound kind of like a fairy. And I was thinking, how am I different now and I was like, I'm a cynical fairy."

Beautiful Collision was released in 2002 and features the hits Get Some Sleep, Something Good and Listening For The Weather. 

“I hope that if these songs hold a special place for anyone, that they will enjoy celebrating the anniversary of this album with me as a complete concert performance.”

Bic Runga
The ‘Beautiful Collision’ Tour – Celebrating 20 Years
with special guest Georgia Lines

Saturday, July 15 - Toitoi Opera House, Hastings
Saturday, July 22 - Holy Trinity Auditorium, Tauranga
Friday, July 28 - Town Hall (as part of Elemental Nights), Auckland
Sunday, July 30 - St James Theatre, Wellington

Tickets for all shows go on sale 11am, Friday, May 5 
Live Nation members can secure tickets first in a presale starting at 12pm, Thursday, May 4 and running until 10am, Friday, May 5. 
For complete tour and ticket information, visit livenation.co.nz