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Lontalius is returning home for a quickfire New Zealand tour in October.

The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter – aka Eddie Johnston – will be supported on three dates by electronic popster October.

“I’m excited to be playing in NZ again for a number of reasons,” says Lontalius. “Mostly because I’ve never had a chance to give a real performance as Lontalius. The album release shows back in 2016 felt more like gallery openings – and if anyone saw me previously, we were probably just sitting on the floor of an empty bar stage playing casios.

“This time around I’ll be playing with a new band and plenty of new songs. So much of the music I’ve written over the past few years has lead to me thinking about playing songs on stage.

“It’s not something I’d thought about before, but the feeling I had in my bedroom of just wanting to put a song on Soundcloud is pretty similar to just wanting to get out and perform it.

The tour dates follows on from the release of ‘I Wanted Him’ and ‘That Includes You’, the first singles from Lontalius’s upcoming sophomore album.

The tour dates are: October 5: New New New Corporation, Dunedin – Dunedin (Free Show); October 6: Caroline, Wellington; October 12: Anthology Lounge, Auckland.

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