click here for more
click here for more

Witch (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

When
Wed Mar 13th, 2024
Where
Hollywood Cinema,
Auckland

info_outline  This gig has been.
Doors open
7:30pm
Entry
All Ages
Share This Gig
Gig Information

Banished Music & Strange News Tours present… Zamrock legends
WITCH
(We Intend To Cause Havoc)

Wednesday 13th March - Hollywood Avondale, Auckland
Thursday 14th March - Meow, Wellington

Banished Music Pre-sale - Friday 27th October, 10AM
General Tickets - Monday 30th October, 10AM

Tickets from www.banishedmusic.com

“On their first album in nearly 40 years, the Zamrock pioneers prove their malleable, genre-spanning style still sounds like the future” - Pitchfork on new album Zango.

“Like the story of the Phoenix, the bird from the ashes – Zamrock has resurrected from decades of slumber” - Message From WITCH, closing track from new album Zango

Banished Music and Strange News are losing their minds with excitement to announce that cult Zambian psych-rock superstars WITCH - aka We Intend To Cause Havoc - are touring Aotearoa for the very first time. This is huge news for record collectors, psych-funk heads, and fans of Africa’s rare and radical musical history, some of whom will have waited fifty years for this mighty moment.

Once considered “The Beatles of Zambia”, and the kings of the Zamrock genre they spearheaded, Zambia may not be the first country that springs to mind when thinking of Africa’s rich musical history, but the sound WITCH created in the mid-1970s, fronted by the eternally enigmatic Jagari (named after Mick Jagger, naturally), fused influences ranging from The Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath, to James Brown, as well as their own traditional African rhythms and local songs.

At the height of their fame, WITCH lived up to their name and regularly caused havoc with their seven-hour shows, frontman Jagari’s wild antics, and maniacal fanbase. After some tumultuous decades that saw Zambia endure economic downturn, the AIDS crisis, wrongful arrests, and in recent years resorting to gemstone mining to make a living, sole surviving member Jagari has seen his rock star status restored, with a series of reissues reigniting the world’s interest.

Now, striking while the iron is red hot, Jagari has teamed up with WITCH’s disco-era keyboard player Patrick Mwondela and a collective of incredible musicians from around the world to take this new reincarnation of WITCH back out on the road at long last. Touring in support of their celebrated new album Zango - recorded in the same Zambian studio the band recorded seminal album Lazy Bones - and now the subject of a feature-length documentary film, this phenomenal band’s place in the weird and wild story of rock’n’roll is clearly far from over.

The fuzz and the funk are stronger than ever, the wah wah is alive and well, and WITCH are set to cause their unique and extraordinary hurricane of havoc here in March 2024. Hell yeah!

Links
banishedmusic.com/witch-...
Tags
alternative, art/noise, rock, soul/funk, world, WITCH

Subscribe/Follow Us
Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on your favourite platform  

Set Gig Reminders
Google calender
iCal
Bookmark
RSS
more alerts



Help Support Independent Music News
You can show your support to keep UnderTheRadar running by making a contribution. From $5, any amount can make a huge difference and keep us bringing you the best, comprehensive local content. ♥
Support UTR!



Promoted
Dick Move European Tour Fundraiser
Carnivorous Plant Society - Leigh Sawmill
ALT WAVE  - Capricore, Castlegarden, Buzz, and Offside
Ha The Unclear - A Kingdom in a Cul-de-sac Tour
C. Zukey: Album Release Show w/ Leonard Powell
Psych-sonics: Ed Zuccollo and Peter Hobbs
Bassment - Local Roll Call 6
Rio Funk At Saint Alice
Andréa Lisa Album Release Show
Big League Album Tour
GRAND OPENING PARTY at DOUBLE WHAMMY
The Menzingers
Loves Ugly Children
Rio Funk - J Balvin After Party

Promoted
Saz - The Afterlife - Single Release Party
Caligula's Horse
Keepsakes (hav∃n)
Silk Cut - Album Release
Fan Club's -EP Release Party




Gig Guide Quick Links
Add your gigs! (Free), Find tickets, Advanced Search, iCal gigs, UTR Gig Guide on Twitter, Advertise your event