June 23, 2021

Touring: Connan Mockasin * postponed

artwork by George Gillies

Mistletone is sad to announce that Connan Mockasin’s Australian shows can’t happen, due to lockdown and the closure of the NZ/AU travel bubble. We’re working on a Plan B and hope to reschedule soon. All tickets will be valid for rescheduled dates or refunded from point of purchase. All Vivid LIVE tickets will be refunded and we hope to find a new Sydney show soon.


THU 12 AUGELTHAM HOTEL, ELTHAM NSW. extra show added, tickets on sale now. *
FRI 13 AUG – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE. Tickets on sale now. *
MON 16 + TUE 17 AUG – VIVID LIVE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. Tickets on sale now
THU 19 AUG – FORUM MELBOURNE. Early show added (6:15pm), late show (9:30pm), tickets on sale now.
* presented by Jet Black Cat Music. 

Take a mind-expanding trip with Te Awanga’s own kink of rock’n’roll, Connan Mockasin, a fearless psych-pop explorer who has established himself as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. 

Bringing his Connan UnpluggedBost’n ‘n Dobs’n Plugged to Australia’s east coast for a series of unique, fully seated performances, Connan will screen two never-seen-before episode of his TV “melodrama” Bost’n ‘n Dobs’n followed by an unplugged solo set. A musical chameleon and psych-pop savant par excellence, Connan Mockasin invites you to experience his strange world of sonic sensation.

Connan Mockasin is something of a mystery, even in his home country of New Zealand. Tales abound of him wandering Wellington’s streets in shoes cobbled together from motorcycle tyres and sheepskin (hence the surname); and projects with backstories about immunodeficient lounge lizards and human-dolphin love affairs.

Then there’s his legion of famous fans and collaborators— including Radiohead’s Thom YorkeTyler the CreatorCharlotte GainsbourgJames BlakeDev Hynes aka Blood Orange, MGMT and Mac DeMarco —who’ve been drawn to his snail’s pace R&B, dulcet falsetto, woozy psychedelia and disregard for recording industry release schedules.

With his singular talent for mixing psychedelic pop, trippy funk, experimental glam and prog rock, Connan Mockasin has made a reputation as an entrancing performer – and his live act has drawn ecstatic raves and head-scratching puzzlement in seemingly equal doses.

A prodigious musician and singular producer, Connan followed up his jazzy, soft rock inspired Forever Dolphin Love and its sultry follow-up, Caramel, with his most recent album Jassbusters which saw Mockasin roaming across country rock, soul and musical surrealism. Taking advantage of the New Zealand travel bubble, Connan brings his magic across the pond to Australia’s east coast.

“Connan Mockasin has the musical charm to bend notes in agreeable ways right up to the edge of good tuning.” – Neil Finn

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