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Released in full, one of New Zealand’s most compelling voices of modern soul TEEKS (Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi) shares his long-awaited debut album ‘Something To Feel’.
To mark this special milestone, TEEKS is proud to announce a very special album tour, seeing the celebrated Māori artist perform in some of New Zealand’s greatest concert venues of all time. Following last year’s ‘The Invitation Tour’ which sold out in less than 7 days, this is TEEKS in full force, backed by full band and string quartet in a headlining tour that is not to be missed.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 1pm Thursday April 1 from livenation.co.nz
My Live Nation members and TEEKS fan club members may also secure tickets first during the pre-sale beginning 12pm Tuesday March 30 until 12pm Thursday April 1.
“Poised to become New Zealand’s next international superstar” – North & South
“New Zealand’s soulful singer to know” – VOGUE US
Written and produced by TEEKS, the album’s first single ‘Without You’ set off the waves for what unfolded over the next six months. The single was quickly followed by the release of ‘I’ in the middle of a lockdown, offering some emotional comfort in a time of uprooted living. This was followed up by ‘II’ and a very special tour announcement. Giving audiences in select New Zealand towns the chance to experience ‘Something To Feel’ up close and personally before release, TEEKS hit the road late last year. The tour sold out in an unprecedented 7 days. Backed by the acclaimed Black Quartet, TEEKS performed in beautiful, historic venues from the Far North to the Deep South.
Before long, TEEKS revealed his greatest love song to date, ‘Remember Me’. Between the bars of this soaring, expansive anthem, he bleeds emotional vulnerability in a bold statement of modern masculinity. Watch the music video here, in which TEEKS made his directional debut, working alongside Director Ray Edwards and Producer Mia Henry-Teirney.
Arriving at a crucial time, ‘Something To Feel’ is an album of deep emotion, showcasing the artist’s connection to family, heritage and his home country through the lens of Te Ao Māori. Cast from the most isolated corner of the earth – a private universe away – TEEKS shares a songbook destined to connect the world. New Zealand audiences will be the first to witness this precious album live.