Delta Goodrem praises 'inspiring' Jacinda Ardern and 'beautiful souls' of Kiwis ahead of NZ tour

Delta Goodrem praises 'inspiring' Jacinda Ardern and 'beautiful souls' of Kiwis ahead of NZ tour
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Delta Goodrem is singing the praises of the people of New Zealand and it's Prime Minister following the news she'll be touring the country next year. 

The Australian songwriter says she can't wait to return to bring her Bridge Over Troubled Dreams tour to Aotearoa in April 2021, telling Newshub: "The people of New Zealand are such beautiful souls." 

Goodrem said she last visited Auckland in 2016 for an "amazing night", playing an intimate show at the Tuning Fork. 

"I really can't wait to come back again as New Zealand really holds a special place in my heart." 

The 'Born To Try' hitmaker said as well as sharing the "surprise elements" of her new album with Kiwi fans, she's keen to hit the slopes at the "incredible ski resorts" across the country - although that could be tricky in April. 

"New Zealand and its people are extraordinary," Goodrem added, highlighting a few special Kiwis she particularly admires, including Neil Finn, Mollie Wilson - the founder of Auckland hotel Mollie's - and Jacinda Ardern. 

Goodrem hailed Ardern as an "incredible leader and an inspiring role model for women around the world." 

She also dubbed Mollie's hotel as one of the best she's ever stayed in, and raved about spending time in Crowded House star Finn's Roundhead Studios in 2015. 

To her fans awaiting her return to New Zealand next year, Goodrem says: "We are going to have an epic time." 

"I am so looking forward to being able to be together with everyone in person and sharing in the magic of live music!" 

Delta Goodrem's Bridge Over Troubled Dreams tour will come to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington in April of 2021.