featuring Tami Neilson in support

23 April 2019 The Civic, Auckland| Tickets from Ticketmaster

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples doesn’t just sing about freedom and equality. She and her Staple Singers family marched the march with Dr Martin Luther King from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama, in 1965.


Legendary singer Mavis Staples — the embodiment of everything that’s good in the world right now — will return to New Zealand in April 2019 in a special one-off concert featuring our own treasure, Tami Neilson, in support.

Having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles, from gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the past 60 years, Mavis has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road.

She continues to thrill and inspire audiences around the world, with fans describing her performances as “stunning and moving”.

“She had many thousands of people in the palm of her hand. It was a beautiful sight to see. Kind of a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” says a critic after her appearance in front of a record crowd at an American festival last month.