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Take Hold 'Stay Down' EP Release Tour Announced

Take Hold 'Stay Down' EP Release Tour Announced

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 21st May, 2024 2:27PM

Tāmaki Makaurau melodic hardcore heavy hitters Take Hold are unfurling their first official EP in five years this winter, launching Stay Down in conjunction with a five date tour of Te Ika-a-Māui. Bashing eardrums and popping veins in 2024 with the triple single rampage of 'Forfeit', 'Mosaic' and new anthem 'Blush', Take Hold will be joined on their winter journey by a small army of NZHC compatriots: ColdxWar, Heavy Step, The Second Death, Two Skinner, No Reason, Pissbaby, Qualms, Cease and Desist, Pale Flag, Amanaki and †he first child. Turn up in force to catch the team of Jai Aronsen, Tomas Newbury, Thomas Butler-Ford and Harris Upham, throwing down at the following dates...


Take Hold - Stay Down EP Release Tour

Friday 21st June - Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ ColdxWar, Heavy Step, The Second Death*
Saturday 22nd June - Last Place, Hamilton w/ Coldxwar, Two Skinner, No Reason*
Saturday 29th June - Valhalla, Wellington w/ Coldxwar, Pissbaby*
Saturday 6th July - Mesoverse, Hamilton w/ Qualms, Cease and Desist*
Friday 12th July - Dead Witch, Auckland w/ Pale Flag, Amanaki, †he first child

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR




Press release:

TAKE HOLD formed in 2017 are a Melodic Hardcore band based in Auckland, New Zealand. 'Having released their debut EP Disrepair in 2018 quickly followed by a two track Spiral / Mourn, TAKE HOLD have aggressively taken the local scene by storm with their strong lyrics and melodious guitar and bass’ (The Mousai). Comprised of Jai Aronsen on vocals, guitarist Tomas Newbury, Thomas Butler-Ford on bass, and drummer Harris Upham - the quartet have become one of NZHC's stalwarts.

TAKE HOLD have proven their place in the lineage of Aotearoa hardcore, with sold out shows supporting D.R.I. (US), Xile, & Saving Grace as well as festival appearances at Hamtown Smakdown and Deadboy Records Summer of Hardcore Festival. TAKE HOLD are now seeking to make their place in that lineage undisputed, for Aotearoa hardcore and beyond.

Links
takeholdnzhc.com/home
facebook.com/takeholdnz
instagram.com/takeholdnz

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Fri 21st Jun 9:30pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland
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Sat 22nd Jun 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Take Hold - Stay Down EP Release Tour
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Sat 29th Jun 7:00pm
Valhalla, Wellington
Take Hold - Stay Down EP Release Tour
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Sat 6th Jul 7:00pm
Mesoverse, Hamilton
Take Hold - Stay Down EP Release Tour
Fri 12th Jul 8:00pm
Dead Witch, Auckland