Sharon Van Etten reduces newsreader to tears with surprise live performance

Singer made impromptu appearance on 'Campbell Live'

Sharon Van Etten reduced a newsreader to tears with a live performance on TV in New Zealand earlier this week.

John Campbell, host of Campbell Live was unable to attend Van Etten’s gig in Auckland so producers on his programme secretly arranged for her to appear during an episode earlier in the day of the gig.

In a clip you can watch here, Campbell’s auto-cue is turned off as he is ambushed with the surprise by colleagues. Van Etten recorded her part at the venue of the gig, performing the song ‘Tarifa’ from her 2014 album ‘Are We There’.


New Jersey native Van Etten is due to play a run of UK and Ireland dates in April.

Sharon Van Etten plays:

Bristol Trinity Centre (April 21)
Dublin Whelan’s (23)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (25)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (26)
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (29)

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