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Jakob Announce Two Shows In April

Jakob Announce Two Shows In April

Thursday 19th February, 2015 9:04AM

Local post-rock titans Jakob have announced two headline shows in April before they depart to tour the UK and Europe. The instrumental three-piece, who are based in the Hawkes Bay, played a small string of shows last year following the release of their long-awaited and striking fourth album Sines, and knocked the socks off fans with their intense live performances. Here are the details for their upcoming shows in Auckland and Wellington...


Saturday 11th April, San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 18th April, Kings Arms, Auckland 

Tickets are available now HERE at UTR

Update 20/02: Please note the incorrect dates were originally supplied to UTR and subsequently published, but they have now been amended.

Here's the video for 'Blind Them With Science' taken from Sines...



New Zealand’s prog-rock heroes JAKOB have bounced back from years of injuries and interruptions with 2014’s powerhouse record Sines, and a live stage show more hard-hitting than ever.

Those familiar with the sound of Jakob will agree that they are in fact New Zealand’s most formidable sonic instrumental three-piece. While iconic bands like Mogwai, Sonic Youth, Sigur Ros and ISIS are considered Jakob’s artistic contemporaries, the band have have long since earned their own renown around the globe as a unique sonic entity. Having toured the world with the likes of Isis, Tool, Cog and Damo Suzuki, the band’s live show and sophisticated recorded output has progressed steadily over the years.

Following a string of album release shows in late 2014, Jakob hit the sizzling summer stage at 2015’s Laneway Auckland, sending cool waves of pulsing post-rock to a sea of happy people. ‘They're an intense band to watch live, easily making punters forget the searing sun with grinding waves of progressive melodies’, said the NZ Herald of the St Jerome's Laneway Festival performance in Auckland this year. ‘Their knowing smiles before their bruising latest single Blind Them With Silence was telling - Jakob have come out of an intense period of injuries and uncertainty with their best album yet, and they know it.’

Now moving forward with rocketing momentum, Jakob are playing two rousing New Zealand shows. On Saturday 11 April they hit the stage at the King’s Arms, Auckland, and the following week, Saturday 18 April in San Fran, Wellington. Following on from these local shows, the boys head to UK & Europe for four weeks finishing up the at the Dunk Festival in Belgium.

One of the country’s most heralded live acts, Jakob is well and truly back on the live scene, bringing their critically acclaimed and widely adored release to the stage for two blistering headline shows this April. Catch them in New Zealand while you can.


Saturday 11 April
Kings Arms, Auckland San Fran, Wellington
Tickets from & Real Groovy
Doors 8.30pm

Saturday 18 April
San Fran, Wellington Kings Arms, Auckland
Tickets from, Slow Boat & RPM
Doors 9.00pm


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Sat 11th Apr
San Fran, Wellington
Sat 18th Apr
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

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