The venue for The Cult's Auckland show on November 21st has changed from the Logan Campbell Centre and will now take place at The Powerstation. All tickets remain valid for the new Auckland venue without any need for exchange.
Also confirmed for the Auckland concert are special guests Yukon Era. Hailing from Auckland’s North Shore, Yukon Era are a four piece post punk band, fresh out of high school. With their latest single release High Handed from their Consume & Scratch EP reaching number 5 on the New Zealand alternative charts.
The Cult - founding singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy along with drummer John Tempesta, bassist Grant Fitzpatrick and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Damon Fox – are on the road now in support of their latest full-length release, Hidden City.
Hidden City is The Cult’s 10th studio album and the final chapter of the band's trilogy of releases which began with 2007's Born Into This then 2012's Choice of Weapon. The Bob Rock-produced album has already produced several singles: 'Dark Energy,' 'Deeply Ordered Chaos,' 'Hinterland' and 'G O A T.'
“Hidden City is a metaphor for our spiritual lives, our intimate interior lives,” explains Astbury. “There is no higher authority than the heart.”
Saturday November 19th: Town Hall, Dunedin
Monday November 21st: The Powerstation, Auckland
By Gray Vickers
Released Friday May 19th, 2017 - Sony Music
Dead Cross, the SoCal band featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) will release their self-titled debut album on Friday 4 August via Ipecac Recordings.
Iowa hard rock outfit, Stone Sour, has announced their long awaited Auckland headline show. Celebrating the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth album, Hydrograd, the band will perform at Spark Arena on Wednesday, August 23.
Metallica have announced ‘Now That We’re Live,’ a live rehearsal special from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore that will stream exclusively on Facebook Live on Wednesday May 10th at 1PM NZ time (Tuesday May 9th at 9:00 PM EST)
One of Australia's most exciting and innovative instrumentalists James Norbert Ivanyi will release his eagerly anticipated 4th EP Denalavis on June 1st.
Drum wizard Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors) brings the Shattered Fortress to Australia and New Zealand this November!
Legendary Australian rockers Wolfmother present their long awaited Gypsy Caravan Tour this June. In support of their fourth album, Victorious, Wolfmother will play two headline shows in Auckland and Wellington.
Danzig will releae the new album ‘Black Laden Crown’ on May 26th. It will be the 1st Danzig album of all new material in 7 years, since 2010's critically acclaimed 'Deth Red Sabaoth'.
The infectious pop sound of Auckland’s Openside has been catching on all over the place. The group’s debut recording was the single ‘Worth It’ released in mid 2015, and the polished four-piece have impressed with an energetic sound and subversive lyrical smarts since their debut.
By Mark Derricutt
Date / Venue: Monday April 24th, 2017 - Whammy Bar, Auckland