Theia returns from US for Girl in a Savage World tour

Wednesday 06 September 2023

After last month announcing her return from the US for the upcoming GIRL IN A SAVAGE WORLD tour, NZ-born singer and songwriter Theia has just added a Christchurch show.

Presented by WORD CHRISTCHURCH, the show will be held on Saturday, November 11 at The Piano. Get tickets here.

It’s the first time in over five years that Christchurch-born Theia has played in her hometown and the first-time ever that she’ll be performing waiata from her award-winning project TE KAAHU

GIRL IN A SAVAGE WORLD is a special performance of reimagined songs from Theia’s critically acclaimed alt-pop catalogue alongside the songs from TE KAAHU’s critically acclaimed debut album TE KAAHU O RANGI. The bespoke show will be presented at a selection of arts festivals around the country, launching at Reimagine Festival (Taranaki) on October 6; then traveling to Tauranga Arts Festival on October 20; Hawkes Bay Arts Festival on October 22, Nelson Arts Festival on October 28 and the newly announced date of November 11 in Christchurch.

Theia will also perform a one-off show as part of the Nelson Arts Festival’s free event Mask Carnivale on October 27 - note this is Theia material only.

Theia is excited to be returning to New Zealand for this tour, which is the first time both Theia and TE KAAHU songs will be performed on the same stage to the same audience. This is a show about storytelling, songwriting and the power of music. 

“The last three years I’ve moved between my projects. They are sonically worlds apart, but they are both expressions and extensions of me as an artist. In the past I’d never really imagined a time when these two would meet, mostly because I wasn't sure that people who loved one or the other, could love both. But then the idea came to me. I wanted to challenge the notions we impose on music – to look beyond the language it’s delivered in or the genres, and production it’s wrapped in and to break it down to its bare bones.”

Theia is a three-time nominee at the NZ Music Awards and has been a finalist in the George FM Awards and the Waiata Māori Music Awards. Her project TE KAAHUwon the 2023 Taite Prize for Best Independent Debut with the exquisite debut album ‘Te Kaahu O Rangi’. Theia’s debut album is due for release in 2024.