HBAF 2022 - Anthonie Tonnon - Leave Love Out of This

Winner of the coveted 2022 Taite Music Prize, kiwi singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon presents his third album, Leave Love Out of This, out now on Nadia Reid’s Slow Time Records.

After three years of critically-acclaimed and uniquely captivating solo shows, A Synthesized Universe and Rail Land, Tonnon celebrates his new album with a full band and a highly physical show featuring Stuart Harwood on hybrid electric / acoustic drums, David Flyger on bass guitar / synthesised bass, Brooke Singer (French for Rabbits) on synthesisers and samples, and Sam Taylor (Nadia Reid) on electric guitars and percussion.

In Tonnon’s own words: “I was interested in 808s and other electronic instruments, but I wanted to find ways to play them with a sense of musicality and fragility. I wanted to find meeting places between organic and synthesized sound, and it’s exciting to expand this approach, with a large team, to celebrate the album.”

Tonnon finally graces our Festival stage – you don’t want to miss it!

“The best dressed balladeer in the business, Anthonie Tonnon is an ambitious songsmith and one of Aotearoa’s most engaging, inventive performers.” - Stuff.co.nz

"Tonnon's gift is the astute juxtaposition of the personal and the political, where social issues revolve around people up against family, lovers, corporate entities or bureaucracy. But at heart, love is the pivot." - Graham Reid for New Zealand Listener

Show Information

Ticket Types

Opera House tickets have NUMBERED SEATING
(A Reserve, or B Reserve Sections)
All other tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION

Concession: Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child: 12 Years & Under (selected shows only)


All Ages


Thu Oct 20th19:30 - 21:00


Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre


A Reserve - Adult$49.00
A Reserve - Concession$44.00
B Reserve - Adult$39.00
B Reserve - Concession$34.00

If you have any issues buying your tickets, please contact the festival office on 06 651 2487 between the hours of 9am – 4pm or email the team

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