Tour news: Lloyd Cole, Jason Isbell

Lloyd Cole returns in June.
Lloyd Cole returns in June.

Lloyd Cole is planning a comprehensive New Zealand tour when he lands in June.

The British singer-songwriter, who has a 30-year career of crafting mellow rock and intimate ballads, will perform eight concerts around New Zealand on the back of last year's album Standards.

With fellow crooner Greg Johnson in support, Cole will perform in Dunedin on June 5, Christchurch on June 6, Nelson on June 7, Wellington on June 8, Tauranga on June 12, Napier on June 13, Auckland on June 14 and Matakana on June 15.

He's promising to play songs from throughout his career, including his time fronting Lloyd Cole and the Commotions in the 1980s.

Tickets go on sale on March 13 through Ticketek, Ticket Direct and Ticketmaster. For more information, including venues, visit

Elsewhere, Alabama singer-songwriter Jason Isbell is returning for an intimate, one-off show at The Tuning Fork.

The former member of Drive-By Truckers will perform on April 12 on the back of his acclaimed 2013 album Southeastern.

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.

- TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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