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Fatboy Slim New Zealand Tour Announced

Fatboy Slim New Zealand Tour Announced

Thursday 13th September, 2018 10:05AM

UK big beat pioneer Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook (Beats International, The Housemartins) is returning to Aotearoa in early 2019 for a five date nationwide tour. The creator of such room-shaking hits as 'Right Here Right Now', 'Praise You' and 'Rockafeller Skank' - along with Beats International's fabulous sampledelic classic 'Dub Be Good To Me' -  and iconic videos featuring the likes of Christopher Walken, Fatboy Slim's live show is 100% guaranteed to set fire to dance floors across New Zealand this summer. Here are the details...

Fatboy Slim

Friday 25th January - Hamilton, Claudelands Arena
Saturday 26th January - Napier, Church Road Winery
Tuesday 29th January - Wellington, The Hunter Lounge
Wednesday 30th January - Christchurch, The Gloucester Green
February 1st February - Queenstown, Cargo Brewery, Waitiri Creek

Presales available from Thursday 13th September

Check out the video for Fatboy Slim's big beat anthem 'Praise You'...

Here's the classic clip for Fatboy Slim's 'Weapon Of Choice', directed by Spike Jonze and starring Christopher Walken...

Watch the video for his dancefloor smash 'Right Here Right Now'...

Press release:


Dance enthusiasts and elderly-ravers across the country can rejoice as award-winning and critically acclaimed UK Producer and Musician FATBOY SLIM will be touring New Zealand in January 2019, with 5 dates across Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

A career spanning over 4 decades and one of the original godfathers of dance music, Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook, was a key pioneer of the big beat genre of the nineties, with certified hits “Right Here, Right Now”, “The Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You” coming from 4 albums since 1996.

Kiwis will need to Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat in order to prepare themselves for the mind and genre-bending multi-visual effects and stage presence that comes with a Fatboy Slim show. He has played to 250,000+ people on Brighton Beach, headlined festival and arena shows around the world, but nothing of this magnitude and depth that goes into the heart and soul of New Zealand. Fatboy Slim last performed in New Zealand at a sold-out headline show at Vector Arena in 2012, and prior to that was closing out the Boiler Room at Big Day Out in 1999 (yes, that was 20 years ago). His re-appearance on the touring circuit will no doubt spark the re-appearance of ravers (young* and old) across dance floors around the country. Cook's success lies in his ability to blend funky breakbeats with the most catchy melodies and riffs, and he has reached a wider audience than many DJs by combining elements of rock and dance music. Cook holds the Guinness World Record for the most top 40 hits under different names, and as a solo act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. Fatboy Slim will be supported by Dick Johnson. Local support act for each show to be announced.


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Fatboy Slim
Sat 26th Jan 6:00pm
Church Road Winery, Napier
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Fri 25th Jan 6:30pm
Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton
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Tue 29th Jan 7:00pm
The Hunter Lounge, Wellington
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Wed 30th Jan 6:00pm
The Gloucester Green, Christchurch
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Fri 1st Feb 6:30pm
Cargo Brewery, Queenstown