Watch Sharon Van Etten Make a Newscaster Tear Up
During a 3 News broadcast in New Zealand on Wednesday (March 11), Sharon Van Etten appeared abruptly to perform her song "Tarifa" from her new album, Are We There. The gig was specifically for newscaster John Campbell, who is an avid music supporter and huge fan of the singer-songwriter. You can watch the beautiful performance below.
Campbell had purchased a ticket to Van Etten's show in Auckland but was unable to attend due to a conflict, but Van Etten and the 3 News team were determined to bring a performance to him, much to his surprise. The news anchor teared up at the surprise, overjoyed that he was able to see the singer perform one of his favorite songs. As she starts to play, Campbell says, “Sometimes music just keeps you afloat, doesn’t it?”
Are We There serves as Van Etten's fourth studio album, hitting the streets last year via Jagjaguwar. The singer remains on tour all the way up until June, with appearances at Sasquatch and Governors Ball. You can check out all of her currently scheduled tour dates at her website.
As you wait to catch her live, take a moment to watch her make one newscaster's dreams come true: