Cowboy Junkies embarking on first NZ tour in two decades

Alt-country group Cowboy Junkies will return to New Zealand for the first time in 20 years in May 2020.

The Canadian band will delight fans in Auckland on May 1, Wellington on May 2 and Christchurch on May 3.

Cowboy Junkies carved a name for themselves in the late 80s with their unique brand of country that was both quiet and reflective. A 1988 folk-inspired cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sweet Jane’ shot them even further into the mainstream music scene.

In the band’s 34 years in the game they haven’t once gone on hiatus or adjusted their lineup, proving they really can stand the test of time.

Tickets for the NZ shows can be purchased from noon on August 9.

Cowboy Junkies

Auckland, Bruce Mason Centre, May 1

Wellington, Opera House, May 2

Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal, May 3