RUEL RETURNS TO NZ IN SEPTEMBER FOR HIS BIGGEST SHOW YET

LIVE NATION & SECRET SOUNDS PRESENTS

RUEL

– Returning to New Zealand for his biggest show yet –

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After playing sold out rooms throughout Australia, the UK, Europe and Asia, Australian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer Ruelwill celebrate the upcoming release of his highly anticipated sophomore EP FREE TIME by bringing his brand new stage show to Auckland’s Shed 10 this September for his biggest show to date in New Zealand.

Tickets go on sale at 4pm Monday August 5.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5.

Fans can also sign up to the Audience Republic pre-sale beginning 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5.

Ruel will stop by Shed 10 for one of the biggest shows of his career and treat fans to a completely new stage production and brand new music from the forthcoming EP.

FREE TIME was written in between Ruel's rigorous global touring schedule and sees the young songwriter teaming up once again with Grammy winning producer M-Phazes, plus an all star cast of collaborators including Sarah Aarons (Zedd, Alessia Cara), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, Sia), Joseph Angel (Rihanna), Nick Long (King Princess, K. Flay) and Wrabel (Ellie Goulding).

The EP’s first single Painkiller has already gathered over 20 million streams in just two months, adding to Ruel’s overall 300 million+ global streams. The new body of work is the next step in the evolution of an artist who began playing guitar and writing songs at only 8 years of age. It demonstrates Ruel’s maturity as a songwriter able take on any genre and unsatisfied staying in the lanes of Pop and RnB.

At just 16 years of age, Ruel has received public praise from the likes of Khalid, Zane Lowe and Sir Elton John for his songwriting craft well beyond his years and his commanding live performances. Last year, he received recognition back home by becoming the youngest recipient of an ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Ruel’s videos for singles ‘Younger’ and ‘Not Thinkin’ Bout You’ have caught fire, each surpassing over 8 million views, and the videos for ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’ have each enjoyed over 5 million views, with his latest single ‘Painkiller’ fast approaching 8 million views.

RUEL
NEW ZEALAND 2019
SHED 10, AUCKLAND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28

TICKETS ON SALE 4PM MONDAY AUGUST 5
Audience Republic presale: 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5
Live Nation pre-sale: 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5

For complete tour and ticket information visit: oneruel.com & www.livenation.co.nz

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GOLF ALPHA BRAVO ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT FOR GRETA VAN FLEET THIS SEPTEMBER

GRETA VAN FLEET

US Grammy Award Winning Rockers Touring New Zealand This September Announce Golf Alpha Bravo As Special Guest

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2019 US Grammy Award winning rockers, GRETA VAN FLEET, are touring New Zealand this September on their “March of the Peaceful Army” World Tour. Today, the band have announced that GOLF ALPHA BRAVO, the new solo moniker of Jagwar Ma singer-guitarist Gab Winterfield, will join the tour and appear at all dates as special guest.

GOLF ALPHA BRAVO will bring his clean reverb guitar tones, mid and up-tempo rhythms and melodic basslines to life in some of the first ever performances of this new project. His cool coloured collage of sounds create a world of sound akin to R L Burnside, early Hendrix and more recently, BadBadNotGood. GAB’s upcoming first single, ‘Groove Baby Groove’ out this August via MOM+POP Records, showcases his dynamic voice jumping from a whisper to a howl which his guitar mimics joyously, shifting rich chords then gliding to a single note, maracas shake and the bass guitar thumps. His debut record, “Groove Baby Groove” will be released this August.

GRETA VAN FLEET
SEPTEMBER 10 – SOLD OUT
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ABOUT GRETA VAN FLEET

Music fans were first introduced to Greta Van Fleet's Josh Kiszka/vocals, Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keys, and Danny Wagner/drums in March 2017 with the release of the band's debut single Highway Tune that held the #1 position on U.S. Rock Radio Charts for five consecutive weeks and on Canada's Active Rock Radio Charts for nine straight weeks.

Twenty-seventeen went on to be a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, glowing press, accolades from a slew of fellow artists from Elton John to Nikki Sixx to Justin Bieber, millions of YouTube video plays and Spotify streams, two #1 EPs, a Gold record in Canada, and most importantly, the genesis of an extraordinary connection with their fans.

The band’s debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, was released in October 2018 (Lava/Republic Records). It has turned the rock world upside down, there hasn't been a rock record to light the fires like this in a long time!

The album’s first radio track, When The Curtain Falls, exploded at Rock Radio and has so far accumulated more than 18.5-million streams, and four million-plus views of the music video.

Watch When The Curtain Falls here.
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LEWIS CAPALDI ANNOUNCES NZ SHOW

SECRET SOUNDS AND LIVE NATION PRESENT
LEWIS CAPALDI
The breakout star will visit New Zealand for the first time in January

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As his blockbuster debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent ticks over to 1 billion streams worldwide and enters its fifth week at the top of the UK charts, Scottish singer-songwriter LEWIS CAPALDI has wasted no time in announcing his first show in New Zealand in 2020.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Tuesday July 2.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the pre-sale beginning 9am, Monday July 1 until 9am Tuesday July 2.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.co.nz.

Capaldi has had a sensational 18 months in which his lovelorn songcraft and mind-blowing vocal abilities have bewitched listeners both at home and abroad.

Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is the UK’s fastest selling debut of 2019 so far and tickets to his March 2020 tour of the UK and Ireland have disappeared within seconds of going on sale.

Still only 22, the sometimes heartbroken, often cheeky Scot’s signature tune is the extraordinary ‘Someone You Loved’. As the perfect showcase for his sweeping, emotive and unbelievably powerful voice, the song has proved a tonic to the jangled emotions of music lovers worldwide, including here in New Zealand.

Capaldi’s other singles have also managed to hit every nerve on the way through. In fact, his debut track ‘Bruises’, written as he recovered from a particularly nasty breakup, went absolutely bananas upon release in 2017 as it clocked up 28 million Spotify streams and made him the fastest unsigned artist ever to reach 25 million plays on the platform.

A prodigy from the get-go, Capaldi grew up in Bathgate – a small town near Glasgow – and was busy learning the drums and guitar by the age of two. Naturally, by the time he was nine, a young Lewis was seen sneaking into local pubs and blowing patrons away with his astonishing talents.

From there he honed his craft, letting his brothers record collection (filled with the best of Nirvana and Bob Dylan) influence him and building his own musical sensibilities. His penchant for sparse, emotionally resonant songcraft attracted attention as he distributed demo recordings of himself playing in a bathroom, eventually catching the ears of a curious local scene.

Flash forward a couple of years and we will find Lewis Capaldi hitting New Zealand in the middle of an absolute hot streak. Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent outsold the rest of the UK top 10 combined upon release last month also saw him nominated for The Brit’s Critics Choice award.

LEWIS CAPALDI
NEW ZEALAND 2020

TOWN HALL, AUCKLAND TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, JULY 2
Live Nation pre-sale: 9am Monday July 1 until 9am Tuesday July 2

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: http://www.lewiscapaldi.com/ & www.livenation.co.nz

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ATTITUDE AWARDS BEGIN SEARCH FOR THIS YEAR’S UNSUNG HEROES

CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS IN NEW ZEALAND’S DISABILITY COMMUNITY

Pictured: Last year’s Attitude ACC Supreme Award winner Martine Abel-Williamson

Pictured: Last year’s Attitude ACC Supreme Award winner Martine Abel-Williamson

Today the Attitude Awards begin the hunt for this year’s high achievers who are taking on the world and its perception of disability.
 
With nominations open until Monday 22nd July, the Attitude Awards celebrate the achievements and excellence of New Zealanders living with disabilities, recognising athletes, employers, employees, young people and game-changers.
 
2018’s Attitude ACC Supreme Award winner was Martine Abel-Williamson, who was recognised for her longstanding support and advocacy for the New Zealand blind community. Martine (47) is blind and has been an advocate, lecturer and policy advisor for New Zealand’s disability sector for more than 20 years. She emotionally accepted the top award in November last year in front of a sell-out crowd of family, friends and supporters from across the disability community.
 
Now in its 12th year, the Attitude Awards have nine categories including Youth Spirit, Leadership, Support Superstar, Employer and Entrepreneur Award. This year’s awards will take place on Friday 22nd November with a black-tie gala dinner at Auckland’s Sky City.
 
Chair of the Attitude Trust and former captain of the New Zealand Wheel Blacks, Dan Buckingham, says the annual awards are one of a kind:
 
“The Attitude Awards are incredibly special, celebrating the outstanding stories and successes of New Zealanders living with disabilities. Year after year, our finalists bring tales of tenacity and drive, shifting perceptions about this diverse sector of society. The Awards are a chance to recognise our unsung heroes. We’d love for Kiwis to put forward friends, co-workers, family members and people from their community who they think deserve recognition at the 2019 Attitude Awards.” 
 
2018 winners also included Entrepreneur Award-winner fashion designer Cruze Kapa, Para-climber Rachel Maia who took home the Emerging Athlete Award, and Joanne Schoales and Dayaram Ganda from BP2go in Greymouth who were awarded the Attitude ACC Employer Award.
 
ACC is once again principal sponsor for the awards. ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering commented: “The Attitude Awards are a great opportunity to recognise and reflect on the huge contribution Kiwis with disabilities make to our society. We’re proud sponsors who stand in awe at the remarkable achievements these awards celebrate. I encourage people to nominate friends, family, employers, and colleagues for an Attitude Award and to be part of this wonderful event.”
 
Other sponsors and supporters for the awards are The Lion Foundation, Air New Zealand, Barfoot and Thompson, Datacom, APM, Ricoh, Drake Medox, Ministry of Health and HealthCare NZ.
 
With thanks to NZ on Air, the Attitude Awards will air as an hour-long television special on TVNZ1, packed with entertainment, winners, and highlights from the night.
 
For nomination information and entry forms go to www.attitudeawards.org. Nominations close on Monday 22nd July and finalists will be announced in late  August. Winners will be unveiled at a glitzy black-tie gala for more than 600 people on Friday November 22ndNovember at Auckland’s Sky City.
 
The nine categories are: Youth Spirit, Spirit of Attitude, Support Superstar, Leadership, Paralympian of the Decade, Employee of the Year, Making a Difference, Entrepreneur and Attitude ACC Employer Award.