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GRIZZLY BEAR, Kirin J Callinan + Seth Frightening

MEDIA BRIEF: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 5 pm NZT

Mystery Girl, Rushmore, 95bFM & Undertheradar present

GRIZZLY BEAR, Kirin J Callinan + Seth Frightening


Tuesday 20th November 2012

The Opera House

Tickets on sale now from


Wednesday 21st November 2012

Bruce Mason Centre

Tickets on sale now

Mystery Girl and Rushmore are thrilled to announce the addition of

KIRIN J CALLINAN (Australia) and SETH FRIGHTENING (New Zealand) to Grizzly Bear's two New Zealand shows

KIRIN J CALLINAN is a guitarist, singer, songwriter & solo performer born in Australia in the later half of the 1980’s. Known for his confronting live performances, haunting compositions, wild guitar playing, a charming presence & charismatic on stage banter. (

“Kirin J Callinan shows why he is this generation’s Rowland S Howard as he practically takes a razor to his guitar, torturing sounds out of it with the glee of the dentist in Marathon Man. Is it safe? No.” – Herald Sun

“The question was raised: Is Kirin J Callinan the greatest guitarist in Australia?” – Beat Magazine

SETH FRIGHTENING is Sean Kelly, summoner of catchy tunes and rusty ethereal psychedelic sonic explorations. Currently based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Both shows are selling exceptionally well and we’re thrilled to announce such an exciting and dynamic line up of supports. The new Grizzly Bear album Shields is receiving rave reviews around the globe, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to New Zealand.

Grizzly Bear will perform live in Wellington, 20 November at The Opera House and in Auckland, 21 November at Bruce Mason Centre. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (Auckland) and Ticketek (Wellington).

Critical Reviews for Shields

“Shields, the fourth album from New York art rock quartet Grizzly Bear might just be their most accomplished suite of work.

… having had the luxury of listening to Grizzly Bear play live twice in 2010 during their Veckatimest era, when I multiply those euphoric experiences by the sonic beauty of Shields, the 20th and 21st of November feel very exciting indeed.” – Martyn Pepperell,

“By the time majestic pop opera album closer Sun In Your Eyes draws to an end, you'll be ready to hit play again immediately.” – Lydia Jenkin, NZ Herald

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