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NO CIGAR Announce 'Bienvenido' Album Release Tour + Share Single 'Black Hole'

NO CIGAR Announce 'Bienvenido' Album Release Tour + Share Single 'Black Hole'

Chris Cudby / Friday 22nd July, 2022 9:59AM

Tāmaki Makaurau psych-pop groovers NO CIGAR have announced their debut album Bienvenido will be out this September, launching in conjunction with an epic scale nine date tour, taking them all around the nation until early November. Fronted by singer / guitarist Willy Ferrier, the already massively popular six piece hunkered down during Aotearoa's lockdown days to cook up their forthcoming long player, teased by brand new single 'Black Hole' — a sunny feeling, tender strumming reflection on the heavy gravitational pull of unstable relationships. Recorded in Mangawhai and produced by Mako Road’s Connor Jaine, NO CIGAR spilled the beans about the origins of Bienvenido, don't miss them on their biggest headline tour to date this spring...

“When the bars, clubs and even the borders shut their doors, we had to look inward for an escape. In a strange way, if not for the pandemic, the first album we released would look very different. That’s because amid all the uncertainty, with gigs, festivals and tours all being organised only to be cancelled time and time again, we made a call. We decided to not book anything and instead focus inwards on the music….We all decided to ditch the ghost town Auckland had become and escape to Mangawhai, NO CIGAR’S spiritual home.’

... What we ended up with is a snapshot of our creative process, or our ritual, as we took to calling it. We poured our souls into the music and bared all in the storytelling. We named it Bienvenido, meaning ‘welcome’, and we hope it will serve as a beckoning call, as an invitation to our ritual."

NO CIGAR Bienvenido Album Release Tour

Friday 30th September - 12 Bar, Ōtautahi Christchurch
Thursday 6th October - U bar, Ōtepoti Dunedin
Friday 7th October - Rhyme x Reason Wānaka
Saturday 8th October - Yonder, Tāhuna Queenstown
Friday 21st October - Paisley Lounge, Ahuriri Napier
Saturday 22nd October - Longline Classic, Tairāwhiti Gisborne*
Sunday 23rd October - First Light Food & Wine Fest, Tairāwhiti Gisborne∞
Saturday 29th October - Totara St, Mount Maunganui△
Saturday 5th November - Galatos, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR
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Check out NO CIGAR's new single 'Black Hole'...

'Black Hole' is out now on major streaming services. 'Bienvenido' releases on Friday 23rd September.

Press release:

Tāmaki Makaurau five-piece NO CIGAR embark on their biggest headline tour of Aotearoa this Spring. Taking in ten dates across New Zealand, NO CIGAR are touring in celebration of their debut album Bienvenido out this September. With single ‘Some Nights’ playlisted on ZM, Radio Hauraki and The Edge, NO CIGAR’s infectious chiller tunes have fast become a favourite with Kiwi fans.

Since the band’s inception in 2019 , the boys have grown a fiercely loyal fanbase while dodging lockdowns, playing sold-out shows at Auckland’s Galatos, Tuning Fork, Whammy and Sweat Shop, opening for Mako Road at the iconic Powerstation and playing across the festival circuit including Rhythm and Vines, Outfield Festival and That Weekend. They have already surpassed over 2 million streams on Spotify alone with 50,000 monthly listeners.

With psychedelic undertones and groove laden guitars, NO CIGAR are masters of storytelling and are guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your soul singing. With plenty of live shows already under their belt fans are encouraged to get in quick to purchase tickets.


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'No Cigar' Bienvenido Album Release Tour
Fri 30th Sep 7:30pm
12 Bar, Christchurch
'No Cigar' Bienvenido Album Release Tour
Thu 6th Oct 9:00pm
U Bar, Dunedin
Fri 7th Oct 7:30pm
Rhyme x Reason Brewery, wanaka
'No Cigar' Bienvenido Album Release Tour
Sat 8th Oct 7:30pm
Yonder, Queenstown
'No Cigar' Bienvenido Album Release Tour
Fri 21st Oct 7:30pm
Paisley Stage, Napier
'No Cigar' Bienvenido Album Release Tour
Sat 5th Nov 7:30pm
Galatos, Auckland