Julia Deans (left) and Anika Moa play Wanaka in early May.
Chart-topping New Zealand pop and rock stars Julia Deans
and Anika Moa embark on their ''New Hearts Tourette'' together,
the first chapter in a tour to be played over 12 months.
They will play new songs from their forthcoming solo albums
and join forces for some crowd-pleasing old favourites.
''Anika will probably tell some really funny stories and I'll
just stick to my repertoire of dad-jokes,'' Deans said.
Her second solo album is called We Light Fire.
Moa said audiences could expect ''heaps of new tunes and lots
of silly nonsense from me.
''Good stories and a well-travelled repertoire. We can't wait
to hit the South; it's been a long time coming.''
• The artists play at the River House, Wanaka, on May 4.
• Moa will reunite with Boh Runga and Hollie Smith to return
to the Wakatipu to perform as a trio supporting the family
counselling service in Queenstown. They play at the black-tie
fundraiser at Stoneridge Estate, Lake Hayes, on June 7.