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Countdown to Villainy’s RAISED IN THE DARK Tour!

Villainy are gearing up to hit the road in July for their first headlining tour in two years. After selling out the South Island leg of the tour, they’re adding a new date in Christchurch to cater to demand and upgrading their Dunedin show.

The Kiwi rockers are also pleased to announce Dead Favours will be joining them on all shows and, in Auckland they’re teaming up with Smokefreerockquest to give one lucky band the chance to open for them at the iconic Powerstation. See below for more details.

Presented by The Rock and Eccles Entertainment, the tour marks the July 12 release of Villainy’s third album RAISED IN THE DARK and kicks off with an already sold out show at Blue Smoke in Christchurch on Friday, July 12. A second Christchurch date - Thursday, July 11 - has now been added.

The new Christchurch show will go on sale at midday on Friday May 17 from

With the Dunedin show on Saturday, July 13 also sold out, the band is moving to a larger venue and will now play at Starters Bar.

See full list of shows and venues below and get tickets to all shows HERE

Fans of the band have already had a taste of what’s to come on their upcoming third album RAISED IN THE DARK, with the recently released single ‘Dreams’. A powerful anthem, which sets out to inspire and provoke with its generational catch-cry “No-one gives a f*** about your dreams”, it is Villainy at their most potent.

Pre-order RAISED IN THE DARK here.

To celebrate, Villainy have invited Dead Favours and She Loves You along for the ride.

Dead Favours will open for the band on the entire tour. A force to be reckoned with, the Kiwi rockers have an impressive live resume, which includes a support slot on the 2018 Rise Against Wolves Tour; opening for Royal Blood and playing to packed crowds at Rock the Park and Homegrown. Listen to their new single ‘Lost On You’.

Alt-rockers She Loves You will also join in the celebrations, playing the Palmerston North, Tauranga and Wellington shows. Inspired by late nights, wine, and a mutual love for the Arctic Monkeys, the band’s motto is musical exploration and madness. Listen to their new release Dirty Orlean.

It makes for one hell of a tour and if Kiwi rock fans want to be part of RAISED IN THE DARK celebrations, they’ll need to get in fast as remaining tickets are limited. Don’t miss the most highly-anticipated local rock tour of 2019.

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