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Baauer New Zealand Shows Announced

Baauer New Zealand Shows Announced

Friday 22nd February, 2013 11:58AM

New York producer of the moment Baauer has been announced to tour New Zealand in April/May.  Last May he released track 'Harlem Shake' via Mad Decent which in the past few months has developed a life of it's own, soundtracking an epic viral video craze. Check out a compilation of these clips below and here are his tour dates...

Baauer

Saturday 27th April – Studio, Auckland
Wednesday 1st May – Bettys, Wellington

Tickets on sale next Wednesday 27th February NOW from HERE at UTR.

Here's a compilation of 'Harlem Shake' memes and you can watch the official video here.

Press Release:

PRESS RELEASE:

“HARLEM SHAKE” SENSATION ‘BAAUER’ TO TOUR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND!

NYC club-killer Baauer aka Harry Rodrigues hasn’t been on the scene long – at just 23 he’s rapidly become the poster child of the contemporary US fusion of dance and rap music. With a stellar selection of remixes for the likes of No Doubt (Mad Decent) and Flosstradamus (Fools Gold) and, of course, the anthem that is ‘Harlem Shake’ (Jeffrey’s/Mad Decent) under his belt – he has established himself as a 2013 breakthrough artist.

In the last fortnight the viral video phenomenon that is the ‘Harlem Shake’ has been nothing short of mind-blowing. Five teenagers from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland uploaded the first video to YouTube on February 2nd, (yes, it started in our own backyard) and there have since been over 40,000 spin-offs with well over 180 million views! Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the cast of the TODAY show, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and even a battalion of the Norwegian Army have all got in on the act!!! Our personal favorite has to be from the UGA Men’s Swim and Dive Team – now that’s commitment!

Videos, all no more than 30 seconds long, begin with one person (often helmeted or masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people who are still, not paying attention or unaware of the dancing individual. As soon as “Do the Harlem Shake” and the bass drops, the video morphs into pandemonium with the entire crowd doing their own crazy convulsive dance. Unbridled, no-holes-barred mayhem ensues.

On the back of what can only be deemed the biggest internet craze in recent memory, ‘Harlem Shake’ is sitting pretty at #1 on the Itunes Singles Chart in a plethora of countries, including the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Virtually overnight Baauer has also seen a stupendous change in the crowd response to his live performances. From a recent Chicago show, he describes a scene involving “people dressed as Optimus Prime, a ram, and a goat, all going ape-shit.” While people always responded positively to ‘Harlem Shake’, now, he says, “It’s absolutely insane.” Baauer is touring exclusively with Archery Club in April/May for an extensive run of headline club shows across Australia and New Zealand. This is one tour you absolutely cannot miss!

TOUR DATES:

Wednesday 24th April – Hand Picked, Metro City, PERTH
(with ShockOne & Eats Everything) Thursday 25th April – Clubhouse, CANBERRA
Friday 26th April – Onefiveone, WOLLONGONG
Friday 26th April – Chinese Laundry, SYDNEY
Saturday 27th April – Studio, AUCKLAND
Wednesday 1st May – The Nark, Bettys, WELLINGTON
Thursday 2nd May – Beez, Rocket Bar, ADELAIDE
Friday 3rd May – Oh Hello!, BRISBANE
Saturday 4th May – Rats, Brown Alley, MELBOURNE
Sunday 5th May – Oh’LaLa, O’Malley’s, SUNSHINE COAST





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