Kiwi sing-songwriter, Avalanche City (aka Dave Baxter) is going on tour around New Zealand this March to support his new album ‘My Babylon‘ which is due to be released on February 22nd!
To mark the milestone, Avalanche City (AKA Dave Baxter) is taking his trademark multi-instrument set-up on a four-date solo New Zealand, playing in small and intimate venues.
Avalanche City returned to the fold in late 2018 with the single ‘Prayed For Love‘ – a catchy tune with rolling drums, 80s synths and building brass fanfares, which has been blasted on New Zealand radio over the summer, and is currently top 40 at radio.
Watch Avalanche City perform ‘Prayer For Love‘ live on Seven Sharp.
He followed it up with the track, ‘My Babylon‘. The song lends its name to the album, which was written after a tumultuous few years that saw Baxter embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with his previous manager. Baxter then took a year out from writing his own material, before returning to the studio to work on the record number three.
“After that, the album came together really fast,” says Baxter. “It was all written and recorded over a four month period. I guess closing off that chapter in my life opened up another one in a big way.”
Having written the songs for ‘My Babylon‘ over such a short period of time, the album captures a real moment in time for Baxter. “I didn’t realise it at the time of writing but looking at it now, I was mostly thinking about relationships with friends and family and how they change, and how circumstances changes as well. I was searching and asking myself what really matters to me.”
Avalanche City emerged in 2011 with his breakout hit song ‘Love, Love, Love’.‘ It established Baxter as one of the country’s most talented songwriters – winning the prestigious Silver Scroll in 2011 – and preceded the release of his debut full-length album, ‘Our New Life Above The Ground’
Avalanche City returned in 2015 with ‘We Are For The Wild Place‘ – another critically-acclaimed album, which peaked at #3 on the NZ album charts and #1 on iTunes. The records lead single ‘inside Out’ was certified Platinum in New Zealand achieving #1 spot on the NZ single charts, and #1 position at radio in NZ for five consecutive weeks. The single also won Best Music Video at the 2016 NZ Music Awards.
The success of the first two records saw Avalanche City tour the world. How he’s taking his new album ‘My Babylon’ back to where it all began – the towns and cities of New Zealand.
Don’t miss your chances to see Baxter up live and personal this March. Please note that all shows are R18 except the Tauranga gig which is all ages. Also, due to the intimate nature of all the handpicked venues for this tour, tickets are extremely limited.
WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, 2nd March – Folk, Tauranga (all ages)
Friday, 8th March – Anthology Lounge, Auckland (R18)
Saturday, 9th March – Caroline, Wellington (R18)
Thursday, 14th March – Blue Smoke, Christchurch (R18)