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Theia x Vayne Announce Te Ika a Māui 'CREEP' Tour

Theia x Vayne Announce Te Ika a Māui 'CREEP' Tour

Chris Cudby / Thursday 18th March, 2021 9:01AM

Hot on the heels of their bilingual collaborative anti-abuser waiata ‘CREEP’, Theia (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tiipaa) and Vayne (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Porou) are joining forces for a five date tour of Te Ika a Māui this coming May. Playing roof-raising solo sets and coming together on stage for 'CREEP', the rising stars will be supported by DJ, resident DJ at K Road’s G.A.Y and the driving force behind Pride Month’s Nympho club night, along with to be announced local special guest opening artists. Theia got the jump on hyperpop with the back to back 2020 drops of her mixtape 99% Angel plus remixes EP, and recently unveiled her new te reo Māori project TE KAAHU, while Vayne's 2020 EP Gutta Girl showcases six tracks of high class hip hop, featuring Church Leon (Church & AP). Undeniably a match made in heaven, don't dare miss Theia and Vayne making moves this May...

Theia x Vayne Te Ika a Māui 'CREEP' Tour

Friday 7th May – Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Saturday 15th May – Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 21st May – Moon, Wellington
Friday 28th May – Boiler Room, Whakatāne
Saturday 29th May – Smash Palace, Gisborne

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Press release:

Following the recent release of their hard-hitting waiata ‘CREEP’, alt-pop queen Theia and hip-hop sensation Vayne are taking to the road in May for a five-date tour.

Theia and Vayne will perform their own sets back-to-back and will join each other on stage to perform ‘CREEP’ – a bilingual (te reo Māori and English), bass-heavy banger, which delivers a cutting message to sexual predators.

In ‘CREEP’, Theia and Vayne nod to their own personal experiences and trauma in dealing with sexual harassment and abuse and also acknowledge the many others who have been harmed and continue to be harmed by the actions of predatory people.

Those familiar with Theia and Vayne’s respective catalogues of music, or those lucky enough to have caught the pair performing ‘CREEP’ together at a festival this summer, will know this promises to be one helluva club show that’s not for the fainthearted.

The pair will be supported by DJ A rising star on Tamaki Mākaurau’s queer scene, is the resident DJ at K Road’s famed G.A.Y and the driving force behind Pride Month’s recently sold-out Nympho club night. At each city and town, Theia and Vayne also hope to give the opening spot to a local emerging act.

Theia makes unapologetic alt-pop, which pushes boundaries both sonically and lyrically. Since emerging in 2016, she has gone on to amass a loyal fanbase across the globe, receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Pigeons & Planes, Clash and Billboard Magazine, which recently described Theia as “one of the most exciting voices in pop to emerge from New Zealand in the last five years”. She is fluent in te reo Māori and also has a reo Māori project called TE KAAHU.

Vayne is one of the fastest rising voices of Aotearoa hip-hop today. Since its July 2020 release, her debut EP GUTTA GIRL has spread like wildfire. Teaming up with Montell2099, LMC and Church Leon, the glowing rapper’s debut is a nod to the Gutta Girl in all of us. Having grown a notorious following from packing out K Road venues, to performing at The Others Way, FOMO and opening for Six60, Vayne season is on.


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Theia x Vayne
Fri 7th May 6:00pm
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Theia x Vayne
Sat 15th May 8:30pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Theia x Vayne
Fri 21st May 8:30pm
MOON, Wellington
Theia x Vayne - Cancelled
Fri 28th May 8:30pm
Boileroom, Whakatane
Theia x Vayne
Sat 29th May 8:30pm
Smash Palace, Gisborne