L.A.B.'s massive summer of live shows kicks off this weekend!

Whakatane & Black Barn are up first this weekend & both completely sold out.

This side of the New Year, there are massive headline shows in Oakura and Coroglen, before kicking off 2020 with a run of epic shows across NZ with the legendary Fat Freddy's Drop.

Tickets and more info for all shows available below - 

Friday 20 / Saturday 21 December – Boiler Room, Whakatane SOLD OUT
Sunday 22 December - Black Barn, Havelock North SOLD OUT
Friday 27 December – Butler’s Reef, Oakura w/ Mako Road & Soaked Oats
Saturday 28 December – Coroglen Tavern w/ Mako Road & Soaked Oats
Sunday 29 December - Trafalgar Centre, Nelson w/ Katchafire
Tuesday 31 December - Hagley Park, Christchurch FREE SHOW
Saturday 4 January - Wharepai Domain, Tauranga w/ Fat Freddy's Drop
Saturday 11 January - Gisborne Soundshell, Gisborne
Saturday 18 January - Western Springs Outer Field, Auckland w/ Fat Freddy's
Sunday 26 January - One Love Festival, Tauranga SOLD OUT
Thursday 6 February - Hagley Park, Christchurch w/ Fat Freddy's Drop
Saturday 8 February - John Davies Oval, Queenstown w/ Fat Freddy's Drop
Saturday 15 February - Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei w/ Six60
Saturday 15 March - WOMAD Festival, New Plymouth
Saturday 21 March - Homegrown Festival, Wellington

In case you missed it, L.A.B.'s new album L.A.B. III is out now for you to stream & purchase. 

Featuring the singles 'In The Air' & 'Personify', L.A.B. III again combines rock, roots, soul, funk & dub for another album ready-made for summertime listening. 

The album is out NOW digitally, on CD and on limited edition vinyl. Pick up the album now HERE

Last week saw Ria Hall return with the release of new single, 'Flow'

Stream/Purchase 'Flow' HERE

'Flow' is a soulful, bass-driven track, putting Ria's stunning vocals front & centre, capturing the 70's-inspired classic reggae/soul feel of her upcoming release, due out in February. 

Co-written and produced by Laughton Kora, the track features a band including members of L.A.B., Katchafire & Sons of Zion.

Be sure to catch Ria previewing the album with a special performance as part of the sold-out One Love Festival this January!

Looking forward, tickets are selling fast for the North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival for 2020!

The festival offers fans the chance to see the legends that are The Mutton Birds live for the first time in over eight years, playing tracks from their stunning back catalogue. They will be joined by The Black Seeds, the perfect act for a summer's day, and Milly Tabak & the Miltones, fast making a name for themselves with their modern take on blues-rock.

The event will feature a brand new tasting area, showcasing the best of North West Country beverages, food & beverage from over a dozen local vendors, & an enhanced kids zone, making it a truly family-friendly event. Children 15 years or under are only $5, with return bus tickets available.

Tickets available now from Eventfinda.

Tickets are also now on sale for Fly My Pretties' run of shows in 2020 to celebrate the release of The Studio Recordings Part One! These shows will feature the largest cast assembled in FMP history alongside an enhanced new visual backdrop. 

Tickets for all shows on sale now from the below links. Presented by Fortune Favours, with thanks to Loop, Yealands Wines, Havana Coffee Works, Scapegrace Gin & Radio Hauraki.

Saturday February 29 - Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival
Friday May 15 - Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Friday May 29 - Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Saturday May 30 - Auckland Town Hall

You can still also pick up a copy of The Studio Recordings Part One on limited edition vinyl, and listen to the album from the below link. 

Stream/purchase The Studio Recordings Part One HERE.

Watch a short doco on making the album here -

Arohanui, Loop