Off the back of his sell-out shows at the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Wilson Dixon is back on our shores for the NZ International Comedy Festival and his first solo National Tour with his brand new show "What A Country!". The Multi Award winning comedian/country singer will perform at Auckland's Q Theatre and Wellington's Te Auaha and tour across the rest of New Zealand in April and May.
"I'm really looking forward to this tour and the opportunity to bring my country music to the good people of New Zealand. No doubt there will be some people at the shows who ain't good, but hopefully in the fullness of time they'll see the error of their ways and start making some changes." – Wilson Dixon
With a number of albums under his belt, including his first album, the seminal Wilson Dixon’s Greatest Hits, Wilson is the comedic mastermind behind hit songs many will be familiar with, including “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore, You Do,” “Daddy’s Drinking Again,”and “I Can’t Look at You When You’re Eating.”
Originally from the tiny town of Cripple Creek in Colorado, Wilson is a bit of a national treasure, known to many as the finest exponent of what has come to be known as the “Cripple Creek Sound.” Having grown up in the Rocky Mountains, Wilson was isolated from the rest of the world, cut off from influences like technology and news and spent his days surrounded by a large family, some cattle, horses, a few dogs and an owl.
Wilson Dixon has won multiple awards, including the Fred Award (NZ International Comedy Festival), the Golden Chicken Award (Christchurch Intl. Buskers Festival) and the Spank Award (Best Musical Act Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Seize the opportunity to see Wilson Dixon on our shores before he heads off to the U.K for his tour of “For the First Time. Again” where he will cover London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Birmingham. After the roaring success of his sell out shows at the Dunedin Fringe Festival, this is one not to be missed!
“deadpan delivery of some of the funniest songs you'll ever hear..." Time Out, UK
"Simply sensational and utterly unmissable" " tvnz.co.nz
“at the absolute top of his game” Sunday Star Times
AUCKLAND’S Q THEATRE (NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL): APRIL 27- MAY 5TH
HAMILTON’S THE METEOR: MAY 8TH
TAUPO’S GREAT LAKE CENTRE: MAY 10TH
PALMERSTON NORTH’S GLOBE THEATRE: MAY 12TH
CARTERTON’S EVENTS CENTRE: MAY 13TH
WELLINGTON’S TE AUAHA (NZ INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL): MAY 15-19TH
BLENHEIM’S ASB THEATRE MARLBOROUGH: MAY 20TH
NELSON'S THEATRE ROYAL: MAY 21ST
WESTPORT'S NBS THEATRE- MAY 22ND
GREYMOUTH'S REGENT THEATRE- MAY 23RD
OTEMATATA EATERY BAR AND LODGING: MAY 26TH