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Country music star Ainslie Allen announces new NZ dates in support of top 10 debut album, 'Betty'

12 January 2022 - 0 Comments

Ainslie Allen (Rongowhakaata) has announced new dates for her Aotearoa tour in support of her debut album, Betty. Listen to Betty HERE

The Betty tour finally hits the road this February after being rescheduled due to Covid restrictions. Betty was released at the end of last year and debuted at #8 on the Official Top 40 NZ Album Charts.

Tickets for the Betty tour are on sale now HERE

Featuring on the Top 10 album Betty, Ainslie's singles Done and Gone, You Think You're (Better Than Me) and Mama Says (Breaking Rules), plus the independent single, Te Ua Ka Moa, were all selected for NZ On Air - New Tracks. Mama Says (Breaking Rules) and Done and Gone were both added Across The Board to high rotation at ABC Country radio in Australia. Ainslie's first Te Reo Māori release Taku Māmā debuted at #4 on Apple Music's New Music Daily, and was immediately picked up by Spotify's Waiata Reo Māori playlist (38k) where it sat for over a year and was 8 weeks on Apple Music's Southern Craft playlist. The single You Think You're (Better Than Me) was picked up to be part of Air New Zealand's landing playlist in December 2021.

Ainslie is NZ Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a double graduate of the 2018/2019 CMAA Academy of Country Music. She is 7 x finalist for the NZ Gold Guitar Awards 2019.

After a lifetime in the public eye, Ainslie has grown into a performer with passion and style, a singer with hauntingly beautiful vocals, and now a songwriter with depth and vulnerability. As an artist she is not afraid to tackle difficult issues and she takes you on her journey in the brilliant debut album, Betty. It's an honest story, and she tells it beautifully.

Ainslie wrote her first song when she was just 8 years old. However, she has spent most of her career singing other artist's music, but she's ready to stand in her own spotlight now, her music, her story. Having so much stacked up against the final release of Betty - moving dates numerous times because of COVID19 lockdowns and restrictions; also the sad passing of her producers' mum, and Ainslie having a wee baby to throw in the mix!

Ainslie says; "Life is sometimes a hard wake-up call, having so much to juggle and to come out the other end with an album full of stories to be told, I'm very proud. I'm standing by all of this, as this is what has made Betty."


Thursday February 17, 2022 -
The Cabana - NAPIER - 8pm

Friday February 25, 2022 -
The Carterton Events Centre - CARTERTON - 8pm

Saturday February 26, 2022 -
The Levin Cossie Club - LEVIN - 2pm

Sunday February 27, 2022 -
The Upper Hutt Cossie Club - UPPER HUTT - 2pm

Thursday March 3, 2022 -
Gladstone Hotel - FAIRLIE - 8pm

Saturday March 5, 2022 -
The Sherwood - QUEENSTOWN - 8pm

More dates to be announced!

Tickets on sale at 9.00am Wednesday January 12 - HERE
Tickets are also available at the venues / door sales.

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