Fat Freddy's Drop share summer tour dates

Photo by Ariel Martini

Photo by Ariel Martini

This summer Fat Freddy's Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is the third hook up with the legendary London DJ who unleashed his good times tunes supporting Freddy's at Ally Pally, London and last summer's Queenstown concert.

The tour will be the first time that the band has played on home soil since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in New Zealand earlier this year at the aforementioned Villa Maria, with all 10,000 tickets being snapped up. 

It's also a chance to experience songs off the band’s upcoming new album. They’ve road tested two new songs already on a stupendous tour to England and Europe through June and July and committed to studio lockdown until the New Zealand tour.

Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay - Freddys trombonist - says the live show is “going to be different again by the time summer rolls around”  He’s especially looking forward to "coming home to Kerikeri" having attended Kerikeri High School for a couple of years before his family moved to Whangarei.

Special guests on the road include local stalwarts Ladi6 who join Freddy's for the love of music at Kainui Road Vineyard and The Nudge back for the annual drop at Black Barn Vineyards. The concert in Christchurch turns the tables with Freddy's playing as special guests for Salmonella Dub for their 25th Anniversary concert.

Fat Freddy's Drop

Sunday 31st December: Rhythm and Alps - Cardrona Valley, Wanaka - ticket info via www.rhythmandalps.co.nz

Saturday 6th January - Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri 
w/ Ladi6 - Tickets from Ticketmaster, the venue & Bay of Islands i-Site         

Saturday 13th January - Salmonella Dub 25th Anniversary at Hagley Park, Christchurch - Tickets via The Ticket Fairy

Saturday 20th January: Villa Maria, Auckland w/ Hiatus Kaiyote (Melbourne) & Norman Jay MBE (London) - Tickets via Ticketmaster & the venue  

Saturday 3rd February: Black Barn Vineyards w/ The Nudge - Tickets via Ticketmaster & the venue