Ok team, we’ve got some outright brilliant artists coming to our shores during June and July, and what better way to break up the winter evenings than with a couple tasty gigs.
We’ve got Grey Lynn’s Benee coming through at Auckland’s Powerstation to celebrate the long-awaited release of her debut EP, FIRE ON MARZZ, Friday June 28. Benee’s been incredibly busy since she caught our attention with her headline show at Neck of The Woods August last year. She did her thing at Laneway, opened for Lily Allen at Spark Arena, and you may have seen her perform ‘Evil Spider’ and ‘Soaked’ in April’s Aroha Nui line up for Christchurch with an audience of over 11,000. I may have recently caught her at the Powerstation June 1st, supporting US producer-songwriter Maggie Rogers on her Heard it in a Past Life World Tour. For this up and coming music lover, it’s now her time to take over the venue.
Beginning his career busking on the streets of Ireland, English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer James Blake will be here July 17 at Shed 10, touring his fourth studio album ‘Assume Form’ with 13 masterpiece tracks. Blake has worked with Mount Kimbie, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Vince Staples, Rosalía, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean during his career; this album being described by the music community as his most ‘open’ album, both personally and sonically.
Just announced as Youtube’s ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2019, On July 21st we’ll be at the Powerstation again for Dermot Kennedy’s first ever headlined New Zealand show – his only New Zealand Show on his 42-date world tour. With over 300 million worldwide streams under his belt, Kennedy has an epic show in store with ‘Young & Free, ‘Moments Passed’ and brand new singles, ‘Power Over Me’ and ‘Lost’ set to make for an unforgettable night.
Greta Van Fleet
Finally, we’ve got American Rockband Greta Van Fleet performing their ‘March of The Peaceful Army’ world tour, September 10th at the Logan Campbell Centre with just a few tickets left. Check out their ‘gram to follow along their touring mayhem, like this kind of madness…