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Merzbow Venues Announced + Tickets Now Available

Merzbow Venues Announced + Tickets Now Available

Friday 28th June, 2013 9:45AM

Back in April it was announced that preeminent Japanese noise artist Merzbow would be touring New Zealand in November as part of the Audio Foundation's 2013 Altmusic programme. The venues were not locked in at the time of announce but have now been revealed along with support acts. Presales for all dates are available now - here are the details...

Altmusic Presents: Merzbow

Saturday 16th November, Kings Arms, Auckland
w/ chronic fatigue syndrome and Memory Burn

Sunday 17th November, Bodega, Wellington
w/ Acclimate and Stanier Black-Five

Tuesday 19th November*, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin
w/ Our Love Will Destroy the World
(*note date change from original announce)

Thursday 21st November, Dux Live, Christchurch
w/ boneAhead

Tickets available online from HERE at UTR and in store from Real Groovy in Auckland, Slow Boat and RPM in Wellington and Cosmic stores in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Tour Press Release:

Altmusic is 100% excited to announce that Japanese noise legend Merzbow (Masami Akita) will be touring New Zealand this November!

A titan in the world of innovative/experimental music culture, Merzbow (Masami Akita) is arguably THE definitive Japanese musician of the late 20th / early 21st Century. With a torrent of speaker-blowing releases under his belt Merzbow's oeuvre is one of all-encompassing, unrelenting and uncompromising sound production. Merzbow is a singular artist who has had a hugely significant international impact on a generation of listeners and sound makers. A pivotal, legendary figure, Merzbow's tour of New Zealand will be a true must-see event – bring earplugs! This event will be HUGE.

“Think of those artists who overpowered the grind of their eras: Bach, Wagner, Miles Davis, The Beatles - all of these people were consistently displaced of their time by the striking originality of their work... there is a case for including Masami Akita (Merzbow) in such a group.” - Pitchfork

“Everyone should own at least one Merzbow record.” - Tiny Mix Tapes

“Though the work is largely atonal and non-harmonic, it is bursting with timbre and texture and vibrancy” - The New Yorker

Recording and releasing as Merzbow since 1980, Masami Akita's discography is truly oceanic in scope, reaching a maximalist plateau with the release of the 50 CD Merzbox collection in 2000. Merzbow has released countless solo LPs via numerous labels including Mego, Tzadik, Tigerbeat6, Digital Hardcore, Blast First and his own ZSF Product label. He has released collaborative works with such international luminaries as Sonic Youth, Boris, Genesis P-Orridge (Psychic TV) and Eye (Boredoms). Merzbow has had multiple tribute albums recorded in his honour.


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