Vega's songs have connected strongly with New Zealanders over the years, earning her major chart success here with hits Luka, Solitude Standing, Tom’s Diner (with DNA), and Blood Make Noise.
Tour dates for Suzanne Vega’s first New Zealand shows in 25 years are as follows:
Tuesday 7 August at Bruce Mason Centre,
Wednesday 8 August at the Opera House,
New Yorker Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival in the early 1980s. From her self-titled 1985 to today, she has sold over seven million albums and has been nominated for seven Grammy awards.
Vega's Solitude Standing album was No. 1 in New Zealand and features the hits - Tom's Diner (a beautiful acapella track, subsequently re-released with DNA), and Luka - a haunting folk-pop classic written from the perspective of an abused child.
Vega has continued to musically evolve and explore. She has now released nine studio albums, her most recent being 2016’s Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers – the music from her play about the enigmatic author McCullers. These songs were co-written with Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik.
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