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Mono New Zealand Shows Announced For March 2020

Mono New Zealand Shows Announced For March 2020

C.C. / Photo credit: Chigi Kanbe / Tuesday 22nd October, 2019 12:00PM

Japanese sonic travellers Mono are bringing their sublime blend of cinematic shoegaze and lush post-rock back to Aotearoa in early 2020, to play their first local headline events in five years. Currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, Mono recently co-headlined London's prestigious Meltdown Festival alongside such paradigm-shifting units as My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails and Mogwai, at the personal request of none other than curator Robert Smith of The Cure. Held in huge esteem by fans across the globe for their transcendent live performances and deep back catalogue – spanning ten studio albums including 2019's Nowhere Now Here – you don't want to miss the team of Takaakira "Taka" Goto, Hideki "Yoda" Suematsu, Tamaki Kunishi and Dahm Majuri Cipolla when they touch down in NZ this coming March. Taka shared his ethusiasm for Mono's imminent return to our shores...

"New Zealand has always been a special place for us, it's going to be 5 years since the last time we visited this beautiful country. We're very excited to share our music again with you all and celebrate our 20th year anniversary with all our New Zealand fans with a special set. See you soon!"

Mono - Nowhere Now Here New Zealand Tour 2020

Tuesday 10th March - San Fran, Wellington*
Wednesday 11th March - Galatos, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Experience the video for Mono's haunting 2018 single 'Breathe', from their latest studio album Nowhere Now Here...

Watch stellar footage of Mono performing 'Halcyon (Beautiful Days)' from 2010's Holy Ground: Live at Kaikoo Popwave Festival...

Press release:

The Tokyo, Japan based 4-piece Instrumental Rock band MONO was originally formed in 1999. Their unique approach of combining moving orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise is held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship and the diverse musical palette has eclipsed the Rock genre and exists within its own realm. As British Musical Magazine NME once stated, "this is music for the Gods". A particularly monumental live memory of the band was a special set of shows with a 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

Their annual world tour consists of around 150 shows. The band has now visited over 57 countries (and counting) and proudly holds the title of being one of the most internationally successful bands in Japan. Both critics and fans of Rock music agree that MONO are one of the best live bands in existence.

Now in 2019, the band welcomes a new drummer Dahm and begins a new journey. Earlier in the year, the band was invited to London's Meltdown Festival as one of the headliners, personally requested by the 2018’s curator Robert Smith of The Cure. The band shared the stage with artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Mogwai and Deftones.

The band has now completed recording their 10th album “Nowhere Now Here”, which was released worldwide on January 25, 2019 to coincide with their 20 year anniversary. The album was once again produced by the band’s longtime friend Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago.


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Tue 10th Mar 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Wed 11th Mar 8:00pm
Galatos, Auckland