The Greatest NZ Summer Rock N Roll Tour
The Greatest NZ Summer Rock N Roll Tour Extravaganza can now be unveiled…
SHIHAD and the DATSUNS join forces
for THE rock tour of Summer.
With global reputations for raw, unpredictable, and incendiary live performances, both SHIHAD and The DATSUNS combine this summer for what will be a national tour not to be missed. Kicking off in Mangawahi on December 26, this mammoth rock event stops at 10 centres nationwide including Lake Hawea in Wanaka for New Year’s Eve en-route to what is sure to be a an epic grand finale in Wellington on January 6th.
SHIHAD are currently finalising the plans to record their new album, the follow up to ‘Love Is The New Hate’, and recording is due to begin immediately following the tour.
Highlights of the last 18 months since the release of their last album have included; platinum sales, a Tui award for Best Rock Album (2005), a nomination in the Australian music awards in the same category and the release of their first ever DVD, ‘SHIHAD Live At Aotea Square’.
On the live circuit, SHIHAD were a part of the New Zealand and Australian national 2006 Big Day Out tour and were included on other major festivals including Splendour in the Grass 2005, Rock It 2006, Rippon 2006. Earlier this year, SHIHAD had 2 massive shows at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London and of course last nights’ show at AUT in Auckland shows SHIHAD are well primed to unleash their irrepressible live energy.
Fans of rock will also be champing at the
bit to see The DATSUNS back in action. Their recently
released third album “Smoke & Mirrors” has been wowing
critics with its bigger, bolder more sophisticated take on
trashy rock and roll.
They put this newfound maturity down to spending most of last year writing. By the end of 2005 they had amassed forty odd songs and were surprised by the range of songs they had in the mix. In true DATSUNS’ style, the album is finished and now they’re itching to return to the road!