Review: Call of the Huia by New Zealand Opera
What's Hot New Zealand went along to the first performance of the national tour of Call of the Huia, an exploration of lost Aotearoa art ...
It wouldn't be summer without an L.A.B tour, and this one is no different. The legends are hitting the road, and they're bringing some pretty awesome friends.
L.A.B have announced their biggest ever run of shows for summer 2022. The band have had a massive few years, hitting number one multiple times and selling out shows across Aotearoa & Australia. They'll be playing three headline New Zealand gigs in January, in New Pymouth, Christchruch and Western Springs, Auckland.
These massive shows have some huge supporting acts, with Katchafire, JessB & RIIKI along for all three shows. The New Plymouth gig will have Sir Dave Dobbyn and Summer Theives, and the Auckland one will also include Dobbyn as well as Ladi6 and The Black Seeds. The Christchurch show will be a massive double will alongside Shapeshifter, supported by Ladi6.
These outdoor experiences will see L.A.B bringing the full lighting & visual experience the band is known for, alongside their unmatched live show. With an ever-expanding catalogue, these shows will see the band performing tracks that have made them a household name, including ‘In The Air’, ‘Controller’ and ‘Why Oh Why’.
The release of their album L.A.B IV saw the band cement themselves as one of the most popular acts in Aotearoa, with the album debuting at numberone on the Official Album Charts, with single ‘Why Oh Why’ hitting number one on the Official Top 40 Singles Charts, their second number one. 2021 so far has seen the band perform sold-out shows in New Plymouth, Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton, with this run of shows being the biggest of their career.
New Plymouth, Bowl of Brooklands
Saturday, January 8
Christchurch, Hagley Park
Saturday 15 January
Auckland, Western Springs Stadium
Saturday 22 January
Tickets for all shows on sale Wednesday July 28