After releasing his first-ever Reo Māori album ‘Te Arohanui’ last month, multi-award winning Māori performing artist Stan Walker shares the ultimate summer anthem ‘Come Back Home’ which is out now.
Earlier this month, Stan Walker brought home two Waiata Māori Music Awards for his chart-topping 2020 anthem ‘Tua’ (feat. Ibanez Maeva), following the release of his long-awaited Reo Māori album ‘Te Arohanui’. The twelve-track album is a celebration of Stan’s greatest hits such as the triple platinum-selling single ‘Take It Easy’ reimagined in Te Reo Māori as ‘Tau Te Mārire’, along with new waiata such as ‘Matemateāone’ and the title track dedicated to his “Nanny Taini” (Te Arohanui McLeod).
With promise of another album on the way, Stan announces rescheduled dates for his nationwide ‘All In’ New Zealand tour, covering 7 cities throughout Aotearoa across March & April 2022.
Accompanied by friends Kings, Louis Baker, Hamo Dell and Crete for a night of unforgettable live music, the tour kicks off at Napier’s Pettigrew Arena on March 24 and culminates in a special homecoming show at Trustpower Baypark Arena on April 9. A portion of each ticket will be donated to I Am Hope Foundation.
ABOUT STAN WALKER
Over the last decade, Stan Walker (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Wāhiao, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngai Tahu) has become a household name throughout Australasia, through his roles as a performing artist, songwriter, author, actor and speaker. Awarded with 8 x New Zealand Music Awards and the Waiata Māori Award for Radio Airplay Record of the Year five times between 2010-2015, and 5 x ARIA nominations, Stan’s journey has been nothing short of inspiring. To date, Stan has earned 9 x Gold and 9 x Platinum singles, along with 1 x Gold album, 2 x Platinum albums and one 3 x Platinum album in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The celebrated Māori artist has performed multiple sold-out headline tours, and shared the stage with Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Ciara, Jay Sean, Travis McCoy, Ja Rule, Akon and Jessica Mauboy. In August 2020, Stan released his acclaimed personal memoir ‘Impossible: My Story’ with Harper Collins New Zealand, which coincided with the release of his 2020 anthem ‘Bigger’ (‘Tua’) which was released in both English and Te Reo Māori. ‘Tua’ made history, becoming the very first #1 on the Te Reo Māori Music Chart, while ‘Bigger’ remained at #1 on the NZ Music Chart for five non-consecutive weeks.