"A simply stunning evening of soulful singing from two of New Zealand's finest performers"
Foldback Magazine review, Darwin Arts Festival, 23 August 2018
Māori music trailblazers RIA HALL and ROB RUHA (Cilla Ruha) pool their artistic might to tour BEHIND THE LINES, their first dual national tour of Aotearoa.
BEHIND THE LINES is an explosive sonic and sensory experience, merging the music from their latest albums RULES OF ENGAGEMENT and SURVIVANCE into a powerful 2hour show.
Fresh from a sell-out show and rave reviews at Darwin Arts Festival, Ria Hall andRob Ruha will tour with band The Witch Dr., an alliance of the finest musicians Aotearoa has to offer. “This is a group at the top of their game” – Stuff.co.nz
“The messages in BEHIND THE LINES are for everyone - it’s about unity and nationhood, wanting to move forward together. It is set to be a magic, uplifting and a special experience for all.”
Limited capacities so be quick
Tickets on sale NOW!
Theatre Royal / New Plymouth 18 October Book at Ticketek
Te Papa / Wellington 19 October Book at Eventfinda
Gaiety Theatre / Wairoa 21 October Book at hbaf.co.nz
Spiegeltent / Napier 22 October Book at hbaf.co.nz
The Piano / Christchurch 2 November Book at Eventfinda
Q Theatre / Auckland 3 November
"Powerful, mesmerising. Don't miss this show!"
Ria Hall’s album ‘RULES OF ENGAGEMENT’ topped the New Zealand Music Charts on entry and Rob Ruha’s ‘SURVIVANCE’ went straight to #1 on iTunes. Rob and Ria have been nominated this year for multiple Waiata Maori Music Awards (Hall 3 nominations and Ruha 7 nominations!), and both artists are finalists in the prestigious 2018 APRA Maioha Awards (celebrating excellence in popular Maori composition) with works that feature in Behind The Lines.
BEHIND THE LINES aims to take audiences deep into the DNA of Ria and Rob’s acclaimed compositions, to expose the powerful messages of nationhood, cultural endurance, spirituality and unity that are synonymous with their artistry.
"The show is a fusion of tradition and innovation – we will move you to dance, then to tears and then back again!” Rob Ruha