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Grizzly Bear Announce New Zealand Tour + New Single

Grizzly Bear Announce New Zealand Tour + New Single

Wednesday 6th June, 2012 8:59AM

Acclaimed Brooklyn quartet Grizzly Bear have finally been confirmed to be heading our way, announcing two New Zealand dates this November.  The announcement wasn't due till tonight at 8pm but the band let the cat of out the bag early posting the dates with a brand new single from their forthcoming album. Official press release with ticketing info to come but for now, here are the dates and below that you'll find the excellent new single...

Grizzly Bear - first ever New Zealand tour! 

Tuesday 20th November, The Opera House, Wellington
Wednesday 21st November, Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Tickets on sale Friday 8th June from Ticketmaster (Auckland) and Ticketek (Wellington).

And here's the awesome video for 'Ready, Able' from their incredible 2009 release Veckatimest...

Press Release:

Mystery Girl, Rushmore, 95bFM & Undertheradar presents


Tuesday 20th November 2012
The Opera House

Wednesday 21st November 2012
Bruce Mason Centre

The New York quartet - Grizzly Bear - are bringing their resplendent, harmony-soaked chamber-pop to New Zealand for the first time in their career with shows planned for Auckland and Wellington in late 2012.

After taking a break from extensive touring to record their fourth (currently untitled) studio album, Grizzly Bear will bring their surreal live experience to the shores of New Zealand.

Although their debut album Horn of Plenty may have put them on the map, it was really their sophomore effort—and first as a quartet—Yellow House, that firmly established Grizzly Bear's signature ethereal sound.

Following tours supporting Radiohead and Feist, and with the stunning endorsement of Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead), who declared them his “favourite band in the world”, Grizzly Bear released their critically acclaimed third album in 2009, Veckatimest. A work of musical bliss, it reached #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and littered best of end-of-year lists worldwide: #1 Wall Street Journal, #4 Spin Magazine, #6 Pitchfork, #6 New York Times, and many more.

More recently the band featured on the soundtrack for the movie Blue Valentine (2011) starring Ryan Gosling. A further announcement about Grizzly Bear’s fourth album is expected later this year.

Grizzly Bear will perform live in Wellington, 20 November at The Opera House and in Auckland, 21 November at Bruce Mason Centre. Tickets are available on Friday 1 June from Ticketmaster (Auckland) and Ticketek (Wellington).

“It’s like hearing the past few centuries of music playing in symphony, which sounds—thrillingly and reassuringly—like the future.” - A.V. CLUB

“Romantic and wistful, Veckatimest draws you in like a collection of photos from a fondly remembered summer long ago.” – NME


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Tue 20th Nov
The Opera House, Wellington
Wed 21st Nov
Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

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