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Radio Hauraki Presents Clap Clap Riot – Live On 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Indie rock darlings Clap Clap Riot are pumped to announce their 10 Year Anniversary Tour, which will cover top to tail of New Zealand this March. Tickets are on sale now from UTR.

Elton John Performs Back To Australia On His ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour

After his YouTube announcement early last year about his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour, legendary music icon Elton John has now revealed details of the tour’s Aussie leg scheduled this November through to January 2020. The 15-date run will kick off at Perth’s HBF Park, then will proceed to Adelaide’s Botanic Park, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Next stops will be Sydney’s International Convention Centre and Qudos Bank Arena, Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate Winery, Bathurst’s Carrington Park and Woodend’s Hanging Rock Reserve.

Apart from this capital city concerts, he is also set to grace A Day On The Green with shows at Sirromet Winery in Mount Cotton, All Saints Estate in Wagyunyah and Rochford Wines in Yarra Valley. Following the AU dates, the tour continues to New Zealand with shows at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, Mission Estate Winery in Hawke’s Bay and Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

Elton John‘s three-year ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ global tour has already been dubbed as one of his most “energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations” (stuff.co.nz). Some of the legendary hits in the repertoire include ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and more. These songs weave together a musical masterpiece that is a “reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career” (NME). Elton is also celebrating his 50-plus year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin—one of the greatest songwriting partnerships of all time.

“I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play for audiences across the globe. I plan to bring to my final tour the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades…It’s the most produced and fantastic show I’ve ever done. I want to go out with a bang…” – Elton John

Grab your tickets and catch Elton John on what will be his last tour ever!

Fear Up Harsh performing at the Fringe Festival

Fear Up Harsh is electronic/acoustic duo Jeffrey Gane and Michael Ferriss, who will be giving three live performances exploring the textures of film noir with their unique combination of electronics and acoustic percussion.

Heineken & George FM announce Netsky In The Sky

Netsky, Heineken® and George FM have announced an exclusive showcase with the award-winning electronic music producer, where he will takeover SKYCITY’s iconic venue, The Sugar Club, for a one-off live performance.

Kyle Lionhart Announces Debut New Zealand Show This March

Australian neo-folk singer-songwriter Kyle Lionhart has announced his first ever show in New Zealand this March.

Elton John Australasian Farewell Tour Dates Announced

Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, today reveals details of the epic 15-date Australian and 3-date New Zealand leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Fleetwood Mac to tour New Zealand this September

Grammy Award-winning rock superstars Fleetwood Mac are set to kick off their latest New Zealand tour, hitting Auckland’s Spark Arena and Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium this September. Marking their first NZ visit since their ‘Out With The Show’ tour in 2015, the tour will be featuring the new line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

Before witnessing what’ll be Fleetwood Mac‘s fantastic concerts, the band will first wind up their Australian tour, playing shows happening at Perth’s RAC Arena, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Qudos Bank Arena and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.

“Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents. We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realise that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound.” – Mick Fleetwood

“We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the calibre of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family. With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs,” said the group collectively. “Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honouring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Fleetwood Mac was founded by Peter Green in 1967 and was named after Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After Green left in 1969, Fleetwood and McVie remained as original members, and the band have since featured a cast of brilliant talents. Christine McVie joined the band in 1970, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining in 1974.

The enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac stands for an incredible body of great music that has connected with generations of people all over the world for more than 50 years. Apart from their remarkable reputation in rock history, the band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Don’t miss your chance to witness one of rock ‘n’ roll’s legendary superstars, Fleetwood Mac, in these awesome evenings of September!

Jay Rock All Set For His Debut Aussie Shows This March

US rapper Jay Rock is hitting Australian roads for the first time ever this March. Kicking off at Brisbane’s 256 Wickham, he will head his way to Sydney’s Metro Theatre before giving Melburnians a taste of his talent, with a show at The Croxton. After his AU dates, he will fly to Wellington’s Meow and Auckland’s Powerstation for his debut NZ performance.

Hailed as one of the slickest West Coast rappers since his 2008 debut single ‘All My Life (In the Ghetto) featuring Lil Wayne & will.i.am,’ Top Dawg Entertainment trailblazer Jay Rock has only moved from strength to strength. From early praise as part of the esteemed XXL 2010 Freshman class, he has quickly joined the roster of rap’s most exciting voices, with his name placed alongside fellow West Coast contemporaries Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and Schoolboy Q.

Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr., or Jay Rock, was born in 1985 in Watts in Los Angeles, California. This environment profoundly influenced him, and, after turning to rap as an outlet, his roots & life experiences in Watts became a dominant theme in his lyrics.

Capturing the attention of LA tastemakers Top Dawg Entertainment, Jay Rock released his first official album ‘Follow Me Home’ in 2011, featuring appearances by Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross, and Ab-Soul. He followed up this release with 2015’s ‘90059’, named after the Watts zip code, which debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200.

Now, back with his third album ‘Redemption’ which has earnt him two Grammy nominations and a top 13 Billboard album chart position, Jay Rock is finally bringing his live show down under. Featuring an impressive list of collaborators across the 13-track LP including SZA, Future, J. Cole, Jeremih, and Kendrick Lamar, Pitchfork has lauded ‘Redemption’ as “his strongest album yet.”

Snatch up your tickets and help welcome to our shores this March one of today’s most dynamic rappers, Jay Rock!

The Paper Kites fly back to NZ roads this March

Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites are about to cross the Tasman sea once again, bringing their critically-acclaimed ‘Where You Live‘ tour to Christchurch’s Blue Smoke, Wellington’s San Fran and Auckland’s The Tuning Fork this March.

The Paper Kites last toured New Zealand with their ‘twelvefour’ tour in 2015. Untiring and passionate, the band capped off a phenomenal 2018 with two critically-acclaimed album releases—’On The Train Ride Home’ in April and ‘On The Corner Where You Live’ in September.

“After spending so much time touring and recording overseas over the past few years we are so happy to finally bring these new songs to New Zealand. We can’t wait to head back to some of our favourite cities around the country and share this new album with our home crowd!”

The Paper Kites have earned a loyal, organic fan base all over the world. With monumental streaming numbers, 200 shows across the world in just under three years and recent Gold accreditation in the US with nearly 700,000 copies of their track ‘Bloom’ being sold in the country, The Paper Kites are Australia’s quiet achievers.

Co-produced with Grammy Award winner Peter Katis (Interpol, The National), the latest ‘On The Corner Where You Live’ album edifies the band’s world class songwriting prowess. The album was produced at Peter’s studio in Connecticut—a 120-year old Victorian era home that The Paper Kites lived and recorded in for five weeks.

“It’s a collection of stories about these characters all living in an apartment building; I wanted to capture moments, feelings, it’s about people and their stories,” says lead vocalist, Sam.

Meditative yet complex, ‘On The Corner Where You Live’ is best listened to from start to finish as each story seeps into the next. It is an album for loyal fans of The Paper Kites but also one that’s guaranteed to draw new audiences too.

Grab your tickets now and don’t miss what’ll be The Paper Kites‘ spell-binding performances this March!

Skinny Hobos Announce The Impending Arrival Of ‘Lucifer’ And A New Zealand Tour

Skinny Hobos are back with a vengeance, offering up their first release since their self-titled, VNZMA 2018 nominated debut album.