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Heavy Chest Announce 'PRE HEAT' Vinyl Tour

Heavy Chest Announce 'PRE HEAT' Vinyl Tour

C.C. / C.L. / Monday 26th June, 2023 12:01PM

Now based in Naarm / Melbourne, Aotearoa's Heavy Chest are returning to home turf on their PRE HEAT vinyl release tour, celebrating the sixth birthday and first time ever physical edition of their debut album. Initially the solo project of Pōneke songwriter / producer Andre Smith, later joined by Josh Brown on drums and Davin Ojala on bass, Heavy Chest's PRE HEAT and follow up HOMETURF EP achieved slow-burning streaming success, paving the way for their 2022 sophomore long player Guidance in Dreams and collaboration with pop superstar BENEE 'Sunday 926'. Each preorder of the PRE HEAT limited edition LP (only 150 copies available, out on 28th July) via the trio's website HERE comes with free entry to one local tour date — don't miss out on seeing Heavy Chest live before they return to Aussie...

Heavy Chest - PRE HEAT Vinyl Tour

Saturday 5th August - San Fran, Wellington*
Friday 11th August - Last Place, Hamilton
Saturday 12th August - Tuning Fork, Auckland*
Thursday 17th August - Wunderbar, Christchurch
Friday 18th August - Dive Bar, Dunedin
Saturday 19th August - Yonder, Queenstown [free entry]

Tickets available HERE via UTR
*Tickets available via
Every pre-order of the PRE HEAT vinyl LP via the website will receive one free entry to a New Zealand show on the tour

Check out Heavy Chest's live session last December for Nice Guys...

Watch the official clip for Heavy Chest's '22 collaboration with BENEE 'sunday926'...

Listen to Heavy Chest's 2017 album PRE HEAT...

The new PRE HEAT vinyl LP will include three tracks from Heavy Chest's 2018 HOMETURF EP — 'Waiting for Something You Ain't Needing Now', 'LIFE' and 'Time on My Hands'......

Press release:

Don't miss the exclusive Heavy Chest Pre Heat Vinyl Tour in 2023, where we'll relish their older tunes and debut the new! Returning from Melbourne for their only performances this year, Heavy Chest is ready to captivate fans with their unforgettable music and energetic stage presence.

Celebrate the fifth and sixth birthdays of their debut album, Pre Heat, and its follow-up, Home Turf, respectively. These albums have achieved incredible success over the years. Pre Heat boasts an impressive 1.5 million streams, making it their most successful independent release to date. Home Turf has delighted fans with 250,000 streams. And now, for the first time, the full Pre Heat album will be pressed to vinyl, including three bonus tracks from Home Turf.

Every pre-order of the Pre Heat vinyl via the Website will receive one free entry to a New Zealand show on the tour, ensuring an unforgettable live experience.

Heavy Chest has spent the past few months reimagining and reconfiguring their original tunes, infusing their evolving musical direction into each performance. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience as they breathe new life into cherished lyrics.

This Pre Heat Vinyl Tour is an extraordinary celebration of Heavy Chest's musical journey, uniting fans and showcasing their incredible talent. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable night of live music.

To launch the tour Heavy Chest will play a one-off intimate performance featuring new arrangements and special guests to celebrate the release date of Home Turf in their hometown Wellington at the Vogelmorn Bowling Club on Thursday, 3rd August.

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Heavy Chest - Aotearoa Pre Heat Vinyl Tour
Sat 5th Aug 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Heavy Chest - Aotearoa Pre Heat Vinyl Tour
Fri 11th Aug 8:30pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Heavy Chest - Aotearoa Pre Heat Vinyl Tour
Sat 12th Aug 8:00pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Heavy Chest - Aotearoa Pre Heat Vinyl Tour
Thu 17th Aug 8:00pm
Wunderbar, Christchurch
Heavy Chest - Aotearoa Pre Heat Vinyl Tour
Fri 18th Aug 8:30pm
Dive, Dunedin
Heavy Chest - Aotearoa Pre Heat Vinyl Tour
Sat 19th Aug 7:00pm
Yonder, Queenstown