LIAM GALLAGHER HEADING TO AUCKLAND FOR ONE SHOW ONLY

SECRET SOUNDS & LIVE NATION PRESENTS
LIAM GALLAGHER

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2019

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Once voted by the readers of Q Magazine as the “greatest front man of all time”, living legend Liam Gallagher will return to Australia and New Zealand in December as he celebrates the release of his massively anticipated second solo record, Why Me, Why Not?

Shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland will give Australasian audiences a chance to revel in tracks from Gallagher’s untouchable back catalogue as well as taking in newer cuts from his more recent output.

We all know the Oasis story by now: Manc lads discover the magic formula, pump out several anthems for a generation, release some of the highest selling (and most loved) albums of all time, define British guitar music, burn out in a blaze of glory...

Now, as we hurtle towards 2020, it’s a sheer delight to hear the unmistakable voice of Liam Gallagher producing music just as timeless as he did at the peak of Britpop’s heyday.

His debut solo album As You Were was released in October 2017, proving to be a critical and commercial success as it sold over 103,000 units in its first week and becoming the ninth fastest-selling debut of the decade in the UK.

Calling it a “debut” may seem a bit strange when we’re talking about an artist responsible for some of the most momentous albums in the history of recorded music, but Gallagher’s solo career to date has very much been about starting again with renewed vitality.

This attitude is on display through As It Were, a documentary released in June this year that documents the release of As You Were and the subsequent soul searching forced upon Gallagher in the wake of the break-up’s of Oasis, Beady Eye and several other personal relationships.

“I’m not doing this to be more famous, I’m f**king famous enough – you know what I mean,” he announces early in the film. “I’m not doing it for the money. I joined a band because I love music.”

With this typically confident catchcry in mind, Gallagher started work on his new record with super-producers Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt, eventually pumping out Why Me, Why Not? and its stomping singles ‘Shockwave’ and ‘The River’. Both replete with oodles of the swagger and bluster that made Liam Gallagher a household name, the tunes are perfect precursors a much-anticipated sophomore release, both going down a treat at his recent Glastonbury performance.

In fact, if that show was anything to go by, audiences in Australia and New Zealand are in for something very special as Gallagher stacks his setlist with some of Oasis’ most well-known tunes and sends the likely lads and ladette’s into Supersonic ecstasy.

SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND FRIDAY DECEMBER 20
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5

Live Nation pre-sale: 10am Wednesday September 4 until 9am Thursday September 5

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

CALVIN HARRIS TO HEADLINE FESTIVAL X RISING

CALVIN HARRIS / JUICE WRLD / LIL PUMP
TCHAMI / ANNA LUNOE / KATAYANAGI TWINS

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New Zealand are you ready? FESTIVAL X RISINGlaunches this November at Western Springs as the newest event on the summer music calendar, featuring some of music’s biggest superstars. The inaugural line-up features multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner CALVIN HARRIS announced today as the headline act.

Grammy award winning, heavyweight producer, DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern dance music, having broken world records and dominated the charts with his many hits. As one of the most successful artists of all time and the most played Scottish artist of the 21st century, Calvin Harris has collaborated with global stars including Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Ellie Goulding to name a few. His work has garnered a number of music awards and nominations, including 16x Brit Award nominations with 2x wins this year for Producer of the Year and British Single (One Kiss), 14x VMA nominations, 5x Grammy nominations and a 2013 Grammy Award win in the Best Music Video category for “We Found Love”. Calvin’s single, “One Kiss” with Dua Lipa was the biggest selling single of 2018 in the UK and marked the fastest ascent to #1 in Dance radio chart history. Following “One Kiss,” Calvin released his hit “Promises” with Sam Smith, which spent 14 weeks at #1 on the European airplay chart. His three singles released in 2018 amassed over 2 billion streams. To date, Calvin has over 23.5 billion combined audio and video streams in his career history, making him one of the most viewed artists on YouTube & one of Sony’s biggest streaming artists.

Joining Calvin will be Juice WRLD, Lil Pump, Tchami, Anna Lunoe and Kiwi DJ duo, the Katayanagi Twins for the one-day event on Thursday 28 November 2019.

Committed to bringing a quality event as well as a safe, friendly and well-priced experience for guests, FESTIVAL X RISING will cater to fans from all genres and styles of music with a line-up which reflects that. Whether you’re into dance, hip-hop or pop – get ready – as this is THE music event to kickstart your summer.

First release tickets go on sale at 1pm Wednesday September 4.

Formed as a collaboration between industry leaders and teams behind some of Australasia’s leading festivals, concerts and events, Hardware (Piknic Electronik, Babylon, Onelove (Stereosonic) and Live Nation (Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Download) have partnered to launch FESTIVAL X RISING. In its first year, the event will take place at The Outer Fields at Western Springs on Thursday 28th November 2019.

Founder of Hardware Corp, Richie McNeill said, “As they say, good things come to those who wait! We’re super excited to be working with the Live Nation team, to put together an incredible mix of music in the electronic, pop and urban realms. There are so many amazing artists right now and some amazing creatives we have been working with. Something very special is happening here and we’re super excited about it!”

“As we kick off the Summer festival season in New Zealand, we hope to create an event that showcases entertainment on the scale we’re known internationally for, with massive artists, epic event production and a focus firmly on FUN! Australia and New Zealand’s most successful electronic music promoters teaming up with the world’s largest touring company can only mean a great day for everyone. Festival X Rising is looking “Xtra-Large” and we can’t wait!” said Frank Cotela, Founder of Onelove.

With Roger Field, CEO of Live Nation Australasia adding, “Festival X Rising sets to wow Kiwi fans with the best talent, while showcasing a new and exciting festival experience. X is the ultimate pre-summer party fans have been waiting for and deserve. New Zealand, get ready!”

FESTIVAL X RISING – 2019
THE OUTER FIELDS AT WESTERN SPRINGS NOVEMBER 28

TICKETS ON SALE 1PM WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4
My Live Nation presale: 12pm Monday September 2 until 12pm Wednesday September 4

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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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