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Fleetwood Mac’s Kiwi connection

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Kiwi audiences will get the chance to see Neil Finn in Fleetwood Mac later this year, with the rock legends announcing three live dates for September.

The band will play two shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena on September 16 and 19, along with one at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on September 21.

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Anxiety Club hitting the road

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Anxiety Club are embarking on their first nationwide tour in March.

The Wellington five piece will play Galatos in Auckland on  March 16, Meow in Wellington (March 23) and Blue Smoke in Christchurch (March 29).

The tour will showcase Anxiety Club’s debut EP Black Heart, which was released in October.

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Soaked Oats head to Aussie

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Fresh from their US jaunt at the tail end of last year, Soaked Oats have announced a five date tour of Australia.

The Dunedin band – currently in the midst of an extensive nationwide tour – will head to Melbourne in February for shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, and Sydney.

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Summer dates for Drax Project

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Pop sensations Drax Project have announced three headline shows over the Christmas break.

Presented by Eccles Entertainment and ZM, the young hitmakers will be joined for the three Summer shows by Kings. The mini-tour kicks off in the Coromandel at Coroglen Tavern on December 27 and will be followed by dates at New Plymouth’s Butlers Reef (January 3) and Waihi Beach Hotel (January 5).

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Shayne Carter reunion shows

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Shayne Carter has reconvened Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer for another series of shows.

The Flying Nun icon first reassembled the band line-ups for the Kings Arms farewell concerts and they are now returning for four more dates at the end of November and early December.

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Lontalius back for NZ tour

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Lontalius is returning home for a quickfire New Zealand tour in October.

The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter – aka Eddie Johnston – will be supported on three dates by electronic popster October.

“I’m excited to be playing in NZ again for a number of reasons,” says Lontalius. “Mostly because I’ve never had a chance to give a real performance as Lontalius. The album release shows back in 2016 felt more like gallery openings – and if anyone saw me previously, we were probably just sitting on the floor of an empty bar stage playing casios.

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Alae to drop Henry St in October

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Alae has confirmed an October 26 release date for their eagerly anticipated debut album Henry St.

The newly-minted four piece – songwriting duo Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffan have been joined fulltime in the band by bassist Marika Hodgson and drummer Jayden Lee –have also announced a national tour, which will follow the release of the album and continue through into December.

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Starry Congress hits the road

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New homegrown supergroup Congress of Animals – which features members of Flight Of The Conchords and Trinity Roots among others– are about to embark on their first ever tour.

The Strange Caravan Tour kicks off in November and will run through until the beginning of December.

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Devilskin unveils ‘Endo’

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Devilskin singer Jennie Skulander’s battle with endometriosis is the subject of ‘Endo’, the powerful new single from the chart-topping hard rockers.

Skulander describes the song as a “cathartic exorcism” of her own personal demons and follows on from her undergoing surgery for Stage 4 Endometriosis.

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Ruha and Hall Behind The Lines

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Ria Hall and Rob Ruha are teaming up Behind The Lines, their first ever joint national tour.

The event will see the Māori music icons showcasing the music from their latest albums Rules Of Engagement and Survivance, both of which have been nominated for this year’s Waiata Maori Music Awards.

According to the duo, the Behind The Lines shows will showcase “powerful messages of nationhood, cultural endurance, spirituality and unity”.

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