Atmosphere New Zealand Tour

Atmosphere New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 21st March, 2012 2:41PM

Much respected hip-hop crew Atmosphere are heading back to New Zealand for two shows in May. Eager fans will no doubt have snapped up tickets already as they announced their forthcoming tour last week but fear not there are plenty more, here are the details...


Wednesday 2nd May, SFBH, Wellington
Thursday 3rd May, The Studio, Auckland

Tickets from 1-Night (Wellington) and iTicket + Real Groovy (Auckland).

Here's some clips!

Cute video for 'She's Enough' from their latest album The Family Sign.

'Trying To Find A Balance from Seven Travels (2007)

'Guarantees' from When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (2008)

Auckland Press Release:

FuZen Entertainment is excited to announce the return of independent Hip Hop icon ATMOSPHERE to these shores on Thursday May 3rd. Last here in 2009, Atmosphere’s solid reputation is built off the back of two decades of touring and 8 highly regarded albums including last year’s The Family Sign (which debuted at 13 on the Billboard 200 charts in the US upon release).

The group continues to evolve, making fulltime members of the touring musicians who have been part of Atmosphere’s live show in recent years, and the near-instant sell out of early bird tickets to the concert speaks volumes about how much Aucklanders are looking forward to Atmosphere taking the stage again.

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Atmosphere has been a driving force in independent Hip Hop for twenty years. Rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/Producer Ant (Anthony Davis) were the first to put Twin Cities Hip Hop on the map and became the co-founders of independent Hip Hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Slug's brutally honest, poetic musings are often extremely personal and socially mindful. His earlier lyrics contained a lot of allegorical themes about women, however by their 2008 release When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold he became more of a story teller, speaking on the pitfalls of society. Alongside Ant’s production of a melodic blend of blues, soul and gospel samples with vintage analogue synths, this combination confirms that Atmosphere are not your typical Hip Hop act with machismo overtones, but Hip Hop that is more honest and more textured.

During their career Atmosphere have released eight albums, 13 Sad Clown EP’s and various side-projects, amounting in well over a million units sold. As solo artists, their collaborations include the likes of Brother Ali, Murs, Evidence, Aesop Rock, KRS-One, Buckshot of Blackmoon, Jean Grae, DJ Vadim, El-P & DOOM.

Thursday May 3rd at The Studio, Auckland
Tickets $45 and on sale now from & Real Groovy

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