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BDO 2007 Official Official First Announcement

Welcome to the official... official 2007 Big Day Out first announcement.

Now that everyone has had their fun & had a go at their own announcements’ it is finally our turn. That is of course if you believe that this is the actual official first announcement.

So for those of you who are true believers read on.....

We hoped you liked the show in 2006: wasn’t Iggy great?

For us it’s not just about great music but offering a great experience as well. Not only for the audience but the bands and of course the team that makes the shows a reality.

2007 will be the 15th year of the BDO. Over that time we have witnessed amazing performances from artists ranging from the obscure to the megastars. We of course intend to continue that tradition.

That said, we felt it was time to turn up the volume for 2007.

A big show also means you need to take extra care of each other, pace yourself, play safe and get home in one piece. Please don’t forget about the getting home safely part of the day.

So, no more lectures, it’s meant to be fun.

The first announcement packs a lot of punch and we would recommend buying your tickets early. Rest assured, the second and third announcements will only reconfirm your decision.

So lets get to the actual real official, official first announcement.

BIG DAY OUT 2007 will host the heaviest modern metal experience of all, TOOL. After 15 years of breaking, shaking and earthquaking new musical ground, TOOL topped the charts in 2006 with their latest unique melding of art, prog and metal, 10,000 Days. With an unmercifully heavy set that reaches back over a decade to the still staggering Sober, BIG DAY OUT 2007 will feel the earth move under its feet as TOOL rumble and roar into life.

In the summer of 2004, JET wowed BDO audiences with blistering sets showcasing their worldwide smash debut Get Born. Sure, it was only rock‘n’roll, but we liked it! In 2007, JET return to the BIG DAY OUT stage with their new effort, Shine On, a rollicking LP jam-packed with rootsy Delta blues, British hard-rock and Everly Brothers inspired harmonies. Expect a show packing a swaggering rock‘n’roll punch as a new light shines on JET at the BDO.

Direct from outserspace, BIG DAY OUT 2007 is thrilled to welcome the most thrilling operatic sci-fi carnival on the face of the earth, MUSE. The fuel powering this prog rock missile from Mars is Black Holes and Revelations, a No.1 album around the world, and a showcase of a band at the top of their game – a game no one else has ever dared dream of playing. In 2007, BIG DAY OUT will be ridiculous, overblown, ambitious and utterly brilliant – all thanks to the one and only MUSE.

When SCRIBE first stepped up to ask the question “How many dudes do you know flow like this?” in his smash hit Not Many, this young New Zealand rapper was setting out on a crusade to bring a new flavour to the international hip-hop scene. The real deal alternative to gun-toting, bling-laden cash hip-hop, SCRIBE’s powerful stage presence, hard hitting, hook-laden rhymes are irresistible and have inspired all corners of the hip-hop community to wax lyrical.

BIG DAY OUT 2007 is buzzing about the arrival of “the best band to come from anywhere, ever” (NME, June 2006) – THE KILLERS. The Las Vegas band, led by the “knicker-wettingly debonair” Brandon Flowers, sold 5 million copies of their debut album Hot Fuss, and delivered some of the best singles of the 2000s so far: Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me and Smile Like You Mean It. Now comes the new album, Sam’s Town, and a live show renowned for causing mass singalongs and hormonal hysteria. With the coming of THE KILLERS, BIG DAY OUT 2007 is going to be, well, killer.

BIG DAY OUT 2007 gets back in black with the coming of MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. Beloved by black-clad music fans everywhere for their incendiary hits I’m Not Okay (I Promise), Helena and The Ghost of You, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE are set to leave the pretenders choking in their dust with their new, epic concept album The Black Parade. Led by an iconic performer in Gerard Way, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE will put the pomp and punk pageantry into BIG DAY OUT 2007.

BIG DAY OUT 2007 has a warm, fuzzy feeling now that PEACHES is returning to rub us up the right way. The self-made, self-produced, do-it-yourself leader of the electro punk movement and high priestess of the dirty lyrical classic comes armed with her third album, Impeach My Bush. Having let this Canadian whirlwind have her way with us several times before, it is with a sense of exhilaration and palpable danger that BIG DAY OUT 2007 announces the return of PEACHES.

EVERMORE have come a long way since the initial release of their impressive album debut Dreams; after a phenomenal season of touring on the live circuit, winning hearts in Oz and overseas, the three Hume brothers picked up a swag of awards and found themselves with a multi-platinum selling record. In 2006 EVERMORE have returned with a new album Real Life and we welcome them to the BIG DAY OUT for the first time, to deliver their dynamic rock, melodic harmonies and uplifting lyrics.

Everyone’s favourite Fremantle prodigies ESKIMO JOE run away to join the BIG DAY OUT circus this summer with their third album Red Wine and Black Fingernails in tow. With throbbing drums, warm keyboard atmospheres and ethereal guitars, the Eskies are wildly charismatic showmen with sex appeal to boot. Not afraid of a little rock‘n’roll they are not to be missed at BDO 2007.

Get ready to shake ya ass. SPANK ROCK will bring the party, the rhythms and the raunch to BIG DAY OUT 2007. Hyped by DJs from Freq Nasty to Laurent Garnier, some call SPANK ROCK the figureheads of a sound known as Baltimore Club. We just call ‘em funny, catchy, clever, fearless and most of all, innovative. Representin’ their debut set, YoYoYoYoYo, Baltimore’s SPANK ROCK will be doing fresh, funky and filthy things with hip hop at BIG DAY OUT 2007.

In the beginning, there was the BIG DAY OUT. And in the beginning of the BIG DAY OUT, there was VIOLENT FEMMES. Fifteen years after they folk-punked the BIG DAY OUT into existence alongside some little band called Nirvana, VIOLENT FEMMES are back to reclaim what’s rightfully theirs. BIG DAY OUT 2007 will ring to the sounds of the FEMMES classics that have become part of the rock’n’roll fabric: Add it Up. Blister in the Sun. Kiss Off. Gone Daddy Gone. Gimme the Car. American Music… VIOLENT FEMMES at BIG DAY OUT: a rite of passage no self-respecting music fan can miss.

SHAPESHIFTER’s new album Soulstice propelled the Christchurch via Melbourne drum’n’bassers to the giddy heights of number four in the NZ album charts on its release in September. Not that being giddy or high is anything new for fans of the most exciting live d’n’b act downunder - SHAPESHIFTER have lifted the roof off the Boiler Room at several BIG DAY OUT’s in the past and so we just had to have them back. Soulstice is a star-packed jam that shows how this group’s sound has evolved to transcend genre definition, taking elements from jazz, latin, reggae, soul, rock, hip hop and electronica, and blending them live into a truly diverse and overwhelming dancefloor experience.

Yes it is true THE MINT CHICKS took to the front of the stage with a chainsaw on their last BIG DAY OUT appearance. But with an arsenal that extends way beyond props, somersaults and on-stage open warfare into a visceral musicality that makes them one of the best two bands in New Zealand right now (you can choose the other one yourself) these guys are so proven as no one-trick ponies that we’re not bothering to install x-ray machines and metal detectors for their return. Their new Flying Nun album, Crazy? YES! Dumb? NO! – their second – is so damn excitingly good that we don’t feel like saying anything more, except what singer Kody Neilson said in the bio – “don’t cut your wrists/you’ve got beautiful fists”.

“We must make things as terrifying and exciting as they can be” is the call to arms from THE VEIL’s Finn Andrews as he moves into a higher gear with his second VEIL’s album, Nux Vomica. Existing between Auckland and London, where he signed with the legendary Rough Trade label in the UK as a teenager, Finn’s always been poised as a singer-songwriter superstar in the making. Now with a new band line-up and an astonishing album of quality tunes, he is ready to turn things on for us on the BIG DAY OUT stage. We see a young Nick Cave in the making and we’re thrilled to have THE VEILS join us.

We’ve heard it said that the future sound of breaks, beats and electronica nestles on the beguiling shiny plastic of MINUIT’s two albums on the independent Tardus label. And having checked in with their latest, The Guards Themselves, we’re true believers. The three piece fronted by the enigmatic Ruth Carr offer something unique in the world of electronic dance music – while the black cabs pump out the deep bass and twittering tops, MINUIT also bring real personality and a sometimes fragile sense of song to the affair. Pop music that’s intentionally modern has never made the future sound so alluring as this group.

Auckland’s electro-rock sensations THE TUTTS have set out with the verve of dancefloor evangelists to move crowds in their hometown this year. Sweaty club gigs week in, week out have earned them a fervent following while THE TUTTS’ first single “K” has put a high voltage pulse through national airwaves and TV stations. Picked out by everyone as the one to watch from the current crop of smart rockers about town, THE TUTTS have star quality to burn as they grace the Auckland BIG DAY OUT stage for the first time.

Vinyl addicted soul providers OPENSOULS are a collective of musicians who regularly crop up playing alongside everyone from Anika Moa and Che Fu to verse 2 and Recloose. Get them into the studio or onstage as OPENSOULS though and this nine-piece band cook an instant hip-hop fusion of all that is based on the good groove… if you are looking for a fresh take on DJ Spinna, The Roots, Sharon Jones, Fela Kuti, Talib Kweli or Alice Russell, make sure you’ve put a big red circle around the OPENSOULS in your Auckland BIG DAY OUT schedule.

Stay tuned for our next announcement, when we’ll reveal the latest additions to amplify your summer of music.

Maurice Rd Penrose. Gates open 11am
Tickets $110 +bf from all Ticketek Outlets, phone and credit card bookings 09 307 5000 or , Real Groovy, Sounds, ECM, all good music stores nationwide and our website

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