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Shihad Announce Nationwide Tour In April

Shihad Announce Nationwide Tour In April

Thursday, 16th February 2012 12:08PM

Shihad have announced 'The Meanest' tour which will take them across the country during April. The show will be split in two, with first half dedicated to their earlier music and the second have dedicated to more current material.  Here are the dates...

Thursday 5th April, Altitude, Hamilton
Friday 6th April(Good Friday), Brewers Field, Tauranga
Saturday 7th April, Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen
Sunday 8th April (Easter Sunday), The Powerstation, Auckland
Wednesday 11th April, Railway Hotel, Greymouth
Thursday 12th April, Victory Room At The Trafalgar Centre, Nelso
Friday 13th April, The Bedofrd, Christchurch
Saturday 14th April, Station Village, Wellington (Upper Hutt)

Presale Tickets Available Tuesday February 21

Press Release:

WITH A CATALOGUE OF SINGLES AND HITS THAT EASILY FILL A DOUBLE CD ITíS NO SURPRISE THEN THAT AS SHIHAD ANNOUNCE A TOUR TO CELEBRATE THE MEANEST, THEY INCLUDE THE NOTATION THAT THEREíLL BE NO SUPPORT; INSTEAD LAYING OUT A 100+ MINUTE SET TO GIVE ENOUGH TIME TO COVER THE BULK OF HITS AND FAVORITES FROM THEIR ENTIRE CATALOGUE.

The tour set is drafted to present the two dominant personalities of the Shihad live experience.

The first half set sees Shihad working at close quarters front of stage in homage to the close proximity, in-your-face intensity, of the rock bars and clubs where their music was informed. This part of the story recreates the unrefined fervor of the countless early career shit-hole gigs that gave potency to the bands live performance, while presenting the raw classics from their debut EP Devolve and their first three albums Churn, Killjoy and the self-titled Shihad.

The bandís work ethic and commitment was cast in this gritty reality of hauling gear up and down stairs, in and of venues on a merry go round of one night stands from Tutukaka to Thames, and from Poland to a small town in Texas.

Reflecting the band in transition, a second stanza embraces the big stage era where Shihad grew wings and a swagger and ramped up production. Incendiary live performances followed and nothing short of a legend status bestowed as they strode the many arena stages at home and abroad - the Big Day Out, Rhythm & Vines, Rippon, Rock am Ring, Roskilde etc. Albums from The General Electric, through to Ignite comprise this era and the many live favorites and radio hits within are given a thorough belting by Shihad while fittingly accompanied by aforementioned ramped up production.

SHIHAD - THE MEANEST. A not to be missed, one time only opportunity to see and hear Shihad carve their own way through one of New Zealandís great Rock n Roll catalogues.

THURSDAY APRIL 5 HAMILTON ALTITUDE
FRIDAY (GOOD FRIDAY) APRIL 6 TAURANGA BREWERS FIELD
SATURDAY APRIL 7 COROGLEN COROGLEN TAVERN
SUNDAY (EASTER SUNDAY) APRIL 8 AUCKLAND POWERSTATION
WEDNESDAY APRIL 11 GREYMOUTH RAILWAY HOTEL
THURSDAY APRIL 12 NELSON VICTORY ROOM AT THE TRAFALGAR CENTRE
FRIDAY APRIL 13 CHRISTCHURCH THE BEDFORD
SATURDAY APRIL 14 WELLINGTON (UPPER HUTT) STATION VILLAGE
PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21
Go to www.shihad.com for all presale and show info
PRESENTED BY THE ROCK





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