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Ty Segall and Freedom Band New Zealand Tour Announced

Ty Segall and Freedom Band New Zealand Tour Announced

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 29th June, 2022 11:00AM

California master of psychedelic garage rock Ty Segall is wending his way to Aotearoa early next year for three red hot headline dates with his all-star Freedom Band (Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, Ben Boye). Playing his first official shows in NZ, the guitar wizard has been on a hyper-prolific tear for the past few years, releasing five studio albums and innumerable EPs under his own name since 2016, including his synth-tinted latest record Harmonizer — plus numerous collabs with the likes of Tim Presley (as White Fence) and Brian Chippendale (as Wasted Shirt).

Along with today's tours news, Segall has just revealed the third single from his forthcoming new album Hello, Hi, launching on 22nd July via Drag City. Listen up to 'Don’t Lie' (an acoustic cover of Oakland group The Mantles) and grip the official Aotearoa tour date info below...

Ty Segall & Freedom Band New Zealand Tour 2023

Wednesday 1st February - Meow, Wellington
Thursday 2nd February - The Hollywood, Avondale, Auckland
Friday 3rd February - The Yard, Raglan

Tickets available HERE via Banished Music

Listen to Segall's student radio fave cover of Hot Chocolate's 'Every 1's A Winner', from 2018's Freedom's Goblin...

Press release:

California’s cult guitar hero Ty Segall is headed our way at long last! The prolific psych rocker is bringing his supersonic sound machine to Aotearoa this summer, accompanied by the all-star Freedom Band: Mikal Cronin (bass), Charles Moothart (drums), Emmett Kelly (guitar), and Ben Boye (keys).

With at least thirteen solo albums under his belt to date, not to mention EPs, singles, and side projects, Ty Segall will release new album Hello, Hi on July 22nd. Lead single and title track Hello, Hi, is a fresh-spun earworm singing the delicate brutality of introversion. Metal alchemising bubblegum the old-fashioned way: guitar licks haloed by a daisy chain of melody. Vocals flutter like butterflies, promising to break us out of the god-damned bubble that runs our lives.

This album follows the surprise release of Harmonizer, Segall’s first new solo album in two years. Normally infamous for his smokin' hot guitar shredding, Segall dug out the synths for Harmonizer, finding groovy spaces to hang between fuzzy garage punk / glam rock mania and retro-futuristic electronic pulse action — recorded aptly enough at his new Harmonizer Studios.

Live, fans can expect tunes from across Segall’s considerable catalogue - Ty is known to dig deep. Recent reviews of this road-tested and rocking outfit are glowing, testifying to a pulverising professionalism and electrifying presence. Hot damn!


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