The Sons of Zion Hungover Tour kicks off in the Bay of Plenty this weekend! They’re playing at the Lava Bar in Rotorua on Friday, August 5 and Totara Street #11 in Mount Maunganui on Saturday, August 6.
With their infectious fusion of reggae, rock, dub and funk, Sons of Zion have carved out a name for themselves as one of New Zealand’s top live bands. They will be supported by Laughton Kora’s new band Tui for six of the shows on the tour, including the Rotorua and Mount Maunganui shows.
Tui will also provide support in Taupo on August 26, Ohope on August 27, Whangarei on September 9 and Kerikeri on September 10.
The multi-talented Laughton Kora rose to prominence as the lead singer in the internationally-acclaimed Kora. He spent 12 years with the band, turning out some of the country’s most iconic tunes, before pursuing his acting talents and landing a role in the TV series Coverband.
Laughton Kora is now fronting the newly-formed four-piece Tui, which specialises in funky grooves, electronic infused pop and soulful vocals dipped in caramel with a gooey raspberry finish.
The Hungover Tour is one of Sons of Zion’s most extensive tours to date and having just returned from a successful tour of Hawaii, the six-piece is pumped and raring to go. They’ll be performing a mix of favourites and new material from their upcoming album.
Sons Of Zion
Rotorua, Friday August 5 - Lava Bar w/ support from Tui
Mt Maunganui, Saturday August 6 - Totara Street #11 w/ support from Tui
Auckland, Friday August 12 - Stampede Bar
Hamilton, Saturday August 13 - Local Tavern
Gisborne, Friday August 19 - Shipwreck Bar
Hawke’s Bay, Saturday August 20 - Crab Farm
Taupo, Friday August 26 - Finn Maccuhals w/ support from Tui
Ohope Beach, Saturday August 27 - Hui Bar w/ support from Tui
Wellington, Friday September 2 - The Grand
Wainuiomata, Saturday September 3 - Fitzroy Tavern
Whangarei, Friday September 9 - Tikipunga Tavern w/ support from Tui
Kerikeri, Saturday September 10 - Homestead Tavern w/ support from Tui
Palmerston North, Saturday September 17 - Cloverlea Tavern
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