Shihad - 30th Anniversary Tour
Fri 19 Oct – The Bedford Bigtop, Christchurch
Sat 20 Oct – Shed 6, Wellington
Sun 21 Oct – The Mayfair, New Plymouth
Thu 25 Oct – Claudelands Arena, Hamilton
Fri 26 Oct – Town Hall, Auckland
Sat 27 Oct – Brewers Indoor Arena, Mt. Maunganui
CHRISTCHURCH SHOW MOVED TO LARGER VENUE!
To accommodate the demand for tickets the Christchurch show on Friday 19th October will now take place at The Bedford Bigtop, with additional tickets via shihad.com. All tickets for the original venue will still be valid.
Shihad announce support acts
In Christchurch, Wellington and New Plymouth Shihad will be joined by sludge metal four piece Beastwars and their steadfast maxim- Obey the Riff.
Playing alongside Shihad in Hamilton, Auckland and Mt Maunganui will be the sonic boundary pushing Kora well known for their energetic live performances that straddle multiple genres.
Opening all shows will be Villainy, renowned for their high energy no holds barred performances.
Picture this… 1988, David Lange is Prime Minister, Commercial TV goes 7 days a week (except Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Day!), Dave Dobbyn wins Best Album and Male Vocalist at the NZ Music Awards (not too difficult to picture), Nintendo release the Game Boy, and in Wellington, Jon Toogood and Tom Larkin are busily creating a heavy rock band…. A monstrous band that would end up becoming one of New Zealand’s most loved, respected and successful exports.…. KIA ORA SHIHAD!
Fast forward to 2018… Jon, Tom, lead guitarist Phil Knight (who they found through a music shop notice board ad and bass player Karl Kippenberger, who joined the band in 1993, (from being a fan) have released nine studio albums (five of which went to #1 in NZ). They survived a name change propelled by Jihad becoming a staple negative reference in the global vernacular thanks to 9/11 (Shihad became Pacifier, and returned to Shihad), personal triumphs and tragedies, travelled all over the world with endless tours, selling out headline shows and sharing stages at major local and international festivals, and touring with musical heroes like Motorhead, Metallica, Faith No More and AC/DC to name a few!. Australia quickly adopted them as their own, showering them with ARIA nominations, adoration and ownership of their global success.
To celebrate 30 years, Shihad will be undertaking a national tour, and releasing their classic LP The General Electric, also celebrating twenty years since its release, on vinyl for the first time. The General Electricwas the LP that re-established their position as sonic giants of the music industry, with hit singles ‘My Mind’s Sedate’, ‘The General Electric’, ‘Pacifier’.
In Christchurch, Wellington and New Plymouth they will be joined by sludge metal four pieceBeastwars, and their steadfast maxim- Obey the Riff. Playing alongside Shihad in Hamilton, Auckland and Mt Maunganui will be the sonic boundary pushing Kora well known for their energetic live performances that straddle multiple genres. Opening all shows will be Villainy, renowned for their high energy no holds barred performances.
SHIHAD 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
SHIHAD WITH BEASTWARS & VILLAINY
FRI 19 OCT - THE BEDFORD BIGTOP CHRISTCHURCH
SAT 20 OCT - SHED 6 WELLINGTON
SUN 21 OCT - THE MAYFAIR NEW PLYMOUTH
SHIHAD WITH KORA & VILLAINY
THU 25 OCT - CLAUDELANDS ARENA HAMILTON
FRI 26 OCT - TOWN HALL AUCKLAND
SAT 27 OCT - BREWERS INDOOR ARENA MT MAUNGANUI