Saturday 29 February – Mangawhai Tavern w/ SOJOURN
Friday 6 March – Mount Social Club, Mount Maunganui w/ Groove Lagoon
Friday 13 March – Wynyard Pavilion, Auckland
Sunday 22 March – Piha Beach
Corona Sunsets are stoked to announce The Road To The Pro, a series of free shows leading into the New Zealand-debut of the World Surf League Challenger Series this March. Four free shows leading into WSL’s debut at Piha, featuring Mount Maunganui’s The Leers, performing alongside local support at each show to be announced.
A four-piece exploring the depths of indie, rock & psychedelia, The Leers have become a staple of the NZ music scene. Raised by the beach and the early rumbles of acts like Arctic Monkeys, Foals & Radiohead, their musical journey has seen them produce a number of acclaimed releases, including the album Are You Curious?.
Their most recent single, ‘Far Away’, has seen them reach the NZ charts for the first time, with much of December spent in Los Angeles recording new material. The Road To The Pro will see the first opportunity for fans to catch the fruits of their sun-soaked labours in person.
The Road To The Pro serves as a lead-in to the New Zealand-debut of the World Surf League Challenger Series, taking place in March in one of NZ’s most iconic locations, Piha Beach. The tour will hit up summer hotspots of Mount Maunganui and Mangawhai, before setting up shop in Auckland ahead of the Challenger Series. Sunday 22 March will see not only the final of the Challenger Series, but a performance from The Leers at Piha Beach to close out The Pro.
All shows are free entry and limited capacity, so first come first served. Presented by Corona and Loop.