Happy Aotearoa Music Month! Thanks for supporting local music from all over.
If you're here, you might be interested in what's coming up in the way of live shows and oh boy...we've been treated this week with heaps of amazing announcements.
Lots of cool stuff coming up so just read on to find out more...
WHAT WAS THAT THING?
w/ VERA ELLEN, SOFT PLASTICS, MIRROR RITUAL
THURSDAY 12TH MAY - VOGELMORN HALL, WELLINGTON (FROM 7PM)
Tickets available HERE via UTR
Our What Was That Thing? video series aims to highlight the wide range of fantastic musical talent we have here in Aotearoa. We are very excited to be bringing it to the live stage at the very special Vogelmorn Hall mid May, brought to you with the help of RadioActive and Something Something.
YUSSEF DAYES LIVE!
7TH JUNE - MEOW, WGN
8TH JUNE - HOLLYWOOD THEATRE, AUCKLAND
Tickets available via Livenation
Yussef Dayes is one of the most innovative and exciting drummers out there, playing around with jazz, soul, UK grime and funk. He will be bringing his live show to Aotearoa for the first time in June. This is not one to be missed!
PET 21ST BIRTHDAY TOUR
THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST - PLAYHOUSE, NELSON W/ MOUSEY
FRIDAY 12TH AUGUST - THE DIVE, DUNEDIN W/ DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST - THE GOOD HOME FERRYMEAD, CHRISTCHURCH W/ MOUSEY
FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST - TOTARA STREET, MOUNT MAUNGANUI W/ DEATH AND THE MAIDEN*
SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST - TUNING FORK, AUCKLAND W/ SOFT PLASTICS**
FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST - PAISLEY STAGE, NAPIER W/ SOFT PLASTICS
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST - SAN FRAN, WELLINGTON W/ SOFT PLASTICS
Tickets on sale HERE via UTR
*Tickets from www.totarast.co.nz
**Tickets from www.moshtix.co.nz
Finally, Fur Patrol is able to firmly tip their hats to the birthday reissue of Pet, the incredible album from the year 2000. They’ll also be bringing along acts such as Death And The Maiden, Mousey and Soft Plastics. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Fur Patrol live, fronted by Julia Deans with members Andrew Bain (bass) and drummer Simon Braxton.
METHYL ETHEL (SOLO)
w/ SPECIAL GUESTS
3RD JUNE - TUNING FORK, AKL
4TH JUNE - SAN FRAN, WELLINGTON
Our friends over at 100% GOOD are teaming up with Mam, Village Sounds and Live Nation to bring us Methyl Ethel, the nom de plume of West Australian songwriter, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jake Webb. They deliver a truly unique sound which draws from new wave and indie rock sure to get your butts moving.
HALF HEXAGON + POWER NAP
THURSDAY 19TH MAY - THE WINE CELLAR, AUCKLAND
Tickets available HERE via UTR
Half Hexagon is the brainchild of Yolanda Fagan (Na Noise, Echo Ohs, Bozo), James Milne (Lawrence Arabia, Chabs & Milky) and Julien Dyne (Avantdale Bowling Club), supported on keys by the fantastic Power Nap. We have no idea what it will sound like, but judging by the line up, it’ll be pretty fantastic. Besides, who doesn’t like a little bit of mystery?
NADIA REID w/ THE NZTRIO
NADIA REID + NZTRIO
THURSDAY 14TH JULY - GLENROY AUDITORIUM, DUNEDIN
FRIDAY 15TH JULY - OLD ST. PAUL’S, WELLINGTON
THURSDAY 21ST JULY - THE PIANO, CHRISTCHURCH
Banished Music presale from 9am, Friday 6th May
General tickets on sale 11am, Monday 9th May
Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to watch Nadia Reid accompanied by both the contemporary classical ensemble NZTrio. We can only imagine how magical this combination of fantastic musicians will be.
‘It was a dream I dreamt up while in the throes of having a newborn and being in lockdown once again. I have been wanting to perform with the NZTrio for as long as I can remember. And it seems like the perfect pairing as I prepare to record my 4th album in August. I think the marriage of my band and I, and NZTrio is going to make for some real magic and I can’t wait.’ - Nadia Reid
w/ REB FOUNTAIN, JUNGLE, TOM MISCH, DIGGY DUPÉ AND MORE!
FRIDAY 22ND JULY - AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
NADIA REID + APO
SUNDAY 24TH JULY - AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
MONDAY 25TH JULY - CONCERT CHAMBER, AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
MONDAY 25TH JULY - AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
TUESDAY 26TH JULY - AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
THURSDAY 28TH JULY - AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
DIGGY DUPÉ & FRIENDS PRESENT THE PANTHERS
THURSDAY 28TH JULY - CONCERT CHAMBER, AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
FRIDAY 29TH JULY - AUCKLAND TOWN HALL
Live Nation presale from 12pm, Wednesday 4th May until 11am, Friday 6th May
General public tickets on sale from 12pm, Friday 6th May
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: elementalnights.com & livenation.co.nz
Last year, Elemental Nights hosted the Flying Nun 40th Anniversary Show up in Tāmaki Makaurau and graciously granted us the use of the beautiful Town Hall. This year they are back and blessing us with another string of shows at the venue from an array of amazing musicians that we are thrilled to see on the bill. A true gift for the Auckland night life and such a diverse range of shows to choose from.
As always and until the end of time, support these artists if you can and wish to - but please stay home if you feel unwell, don't forget your earbuds and respect everyone around you.
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