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Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Fat Freddy's Drop Shows Announced

Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Fat Freddy's Drop Shows Announced

Monday 17th September, 2018 9:00AM

A superstar local team-up like you've never imagined is happening this January, as Ruban Nielson's world-conquering psychedelic group Unknown Mortal Orchestra are returning to Aotearoa to join beloved Wellington dub icons Fat Freddys Drop for shows in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Unless you've been sealed inside a cave you'd know UMO just wrapped up an already legendary New Zealand tour in celebration of their internationally acclaimed latest studio album Sex & Food. This coming summer is getting wilder by the day, here are Fat Freddys Drop's full updated national tour details...

Fat Freddy’s Drop NZ Summer Tour 2019

Thursday 3rd January - Whangarei, Toll Stadium w/ The Black Seeds, Norman Jay MBE, Troy Kingi
Saturday 5th January - Tauranga, Wharepai Domain w/ Salmonella Dub feat. Tiki Taane, Norman Jay MBE, and Troy Kingi
Monday 7th January - Thames, Thames Racecourse, Thames w/ The Black Seeds, Norman Jay MBE
Wednesday 9th January - Nelson, Neudorf Vineyard, Upper Moutere w/ Norman Jay MBE Legendary 3 hour DJ set
Saturday 12th January - Christchurch, Hagley Park w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Black Seeds, Norman Jay MBE, Ladi6 + more to be announced
Monday 14th January - Queenstown, John Davies Oval w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Norman Jay MBE
Saturday 19th January : Auckland, Western Springs Park w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Norman Jay MBE, Ladi6, Troy Kingi, Silva MC, Logg Cabin
Monday 21st January - Wellington, Williams Park, Days Bay w/ Norman Jay MBE

Check out the dazzling animated clip for Unknown Mortal Orchestra's 'Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays' from Sex & Food...

Here's Fat Freddy's Drop's latest single 'Trickle Down'...

Press release:

Fat Freddys Drop are stoked to announce Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be joining them for their summer shows in Auckland at Western Springs, Christchurch's Hagley Park and in Queenstown at John Davies Oval. Fat Freddy's Drop are currently in the midst of an epic European tour that has been running since August and goes through to mid-November encompassing 30 shows. After playing some of the biggest EU festivals and selling-out Zitadelle, Berlin at 10k capacity, the band have already sold out upcoming shows in Brussels, Copenhagen, Manchester, Glasgow and Friday 8th November at O2 Academy Brixton in London.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are also on an epic tour run across the globe in support of their latest album Sex and Food and have just finished their NZ Tour culminating in the triumphant sold-out performance at Auckland's Town Hall.

"UMO's show was an insane journey from hardcore psychedelic rock, to pop punk to alternative/indie and was an astonishing performance from all members of the band." - Radio 13

"The vibe was electric and emotional - audience members still wanted more" -

Freddy’s MC Slave is the band's number one UMO fanboy, remarking, “They’re bad-ass musicians who’ve been trail blazing around the world big time. We’re lucky to have them with us for our New Zealand summer roady”.

Fat Freddy's Drop new single 'Trickle Down' has been heating up since its worldwide digital release. The electronic-driven reaction to the politics of the day – the false economic principle of wealth trickling down from the 1% to the 99% hit #1 on the Top 20 Hot NZ Singes chart.

Recorded at the band’s BAYS studio in their Wellington hometown, 'Trickle Down' is a slice of the new album they’re cooking up as a follow-up to their earlier releases; BAYS, Blackbird, Dr Boondigga & The Big BW and record breaking Based on a True Story.


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