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Post Malone Returning To New Zealand In May

Post Malone Returning To New Zealand In May

Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 9:06AM

Genre-bending Dallas, Texas hip hop artist Post Malone is returning to Aotearoa this May for a show at Auckland's Spark Arena, following hot on the heels of his super city performance earlier this year. Internationally famous for a run of massive hits including ‘Psycho’ and ‘Rockstar’, as well as his own distinctive look, this is a chance for local fans to catch the smooth-singing rap superstar at the height of his powers. This year's sophomore collection Beerbongs & Bentleys saw Post Malone smash Spotify streaming records and hit number one on our local charts, here are the details...

UPDATE 29/10/18: due to overwhelming demand a second Auckland show has been announced:

Post Malone
Saturday 11th May - Spark Arena, Auckland
Sunday 12th May - Spark Arena, Auckland

Presales available from 9am, Monday 29th October

Here's Post Malone's huge, local chart-dominating hit 'Psycho' ft. Ty Dolla $ign...

Get hyped for the show with 'Rockstar' feat. 21 Savage...

Press release:

Today, multi-platinum artist POST MALONE has announced his timely return to New Zealand with a major headline show at Spark Arena on Saturday, May 11 2019.

Post Malone stirs hip-hop, R&B, and alternative into his own sonic “sauce” that’s both intoxicating and invigorating. “I describe what I do as sauce,” he affirms. “You can turn up to it. You can chill to it. You can do anything to it. It makes you feel some type of way, or it makes you want to party. It just comes naturally.”

His recipe has yielded massive success so far. The Dallas native grew up listening to his dad’s Metallica, Johnny Cash, UGK, and The Notorious B.I.G. records before trading his Guitar Hero controller for an electric guitar at eleven-years-old. After graduating high school and releasing his first mixtape online, he picked up and headed west to Los Angeles, which would become his current home. Despite “partying too much” and not “having any money for cigarettes or Ramen,” the 19-year-old met production duo FKi and started making music.

“I wanted to create something everybody can get down to and get drunk to,” he continues. “People who like hip-hop will like it. People who like folk will dig it. People who like pop will be into it.”

One day, Post created the beat for “White Iverson” in his bedroom, laid down the vocals, and uploaded it to Soundcloud. The response proved overwhelming. Before he knew it, the budding star had Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller tweeting him, Complex, Noisey, The Fader, and Hypebeast singing his praises, 14 incendiary SXSW performances under his belt, and major labels knocking at his door.

The ethereal soundscape of “White Iverson” gives way to a charismatic and catchy declaration for Post. "The first time I got braids I was like ‘I feel like I'm the White Iverson’; I made the beat and recorded it. The vibe was right, and the stars aligned. The song itself is about confidence. I used to be really shy, and I started to develop this new swagger. ‘White Iverson’ was when we knew we had something people would fuck with.”

His uncanny ability to cook up a 21st century “sauce” of genres transformed the multi-platinum Dallas, TX maverick into the “#1 Debut Hip-Hop Artist of 2016,” following the release of his RIAA double-platinum certified full-length debut album, “Stoney”.

After signing to Republic Records in August 2015, Post immediately hit the studio to work on more music. Incorporating not only his inimitable voice but his production and instrumentation, it’s as enigmatic and enthralling as he is. His sophomore release “beerbongs & bentleys” arrived earlier this year and broke Spotify’s streaming records, clocking up more than 78.7 million streams on its release day – crushing the previous mark set by Drake’s “More Life” with a comparable 61.3 million hits – and consequently set fire to chart records everywhere, including one held by The Beatles since 1964.

With “beerbongs & bentleys” string of bonafide hits including ‘Psycho’ and ‘Rockstar’, the latter of which hit No.1 on the NZ Singles Chart, went four-times platinum and accumulated over 1 billion streams on Spotify – Posty has totally captivated New Zealand fans. His highly anticipated return to Auckland following his sold-out debut show in January this year will see him take over the stage at Spark Arena and is one show surely not to be missed.


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Post Malone
Sat 11th May 8:00pm
Spark Arena, Auckland