stellar* Band Together Again for March New Zealand Shows

Press Release – The Label

stellar* Band Together Again for March New Zealand Shows

Legendary kiwi favourites, stellar* have today announced their first shows together in eight years! The multi award-winning group has just confirmed two March 2018 shows in Auckland (Tuning Fork, Friday 9 March) and Wellington (San Fran, Saturday 10 March) to follow their summer festival touring route.

This announcement follows their performance at the Vodafone NZ Music Awardslast week, playing the legendary hit ‘Maxine’ as a tribute to NZ Music Hall of Fame inductee, Sharon O’Neill.

stellar* first burst on the scene with five radio hits in 18 months – ‘Violent’, ‘What You Do (Bastard)’, ‘Undone’, ‘Every Girl’, and ‘Part of Me’ – all reflecting the unique blend of rock and electronica on 1999’s Mix album.

Their reputation as innovative hit makers was embedded with ‘All It Takes’, ‘Taken’ and ‘Star’ off 2001’s Magic Line album, and ‘For A While’ (feat. Andy Lovegrove) and ‘Whiplash’ off 2006’s Something Like Strangers, their third and final studio album.

They became Sony Music NZ’s highest selling Kiwi band, collecting eight NZ Music Awards along the way. All three albums charted within the top 10 of the NZ Album Chart, securing their status as a classic mainstay in the New Zealand music scene. In October 2010, stellar* released an 18-track Best Of album, featuring a new single, ‘So Alive’.
See stellar* live – March New Zealand shows:

Friday 9th March – Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 10th March – San Fran, Wellington

Pre-sale tickets available at Ticketmaster from midday today (Wednesday 22nd). General ticket sales online from 9am, Thursday 23rd November.
ticketmaster.co.nz

Tickets to the Auckland show will also be available from Boh Runga Jewellery (95b Ponsonby Road, Auckland) from Thursday 23rd November.

The band still features the same line-up that released their first single on Sony Music NZ, ‘What You Do (Bastard)’, nearly twenty years ago in 1998. That’s Boh Runga(vocals, guitar), Andrew Maclaren (drums, programming), Kurt Shanks (bass) and Chris van de Geer (guitar).

“We had a ball putting together our version of Maxine for the awards, and we’ve been blown away by everyone’s feedback,” says Boh Runga of their VNZMA tribute performance for Sharon O’Neill. “We’re going to keep the fun rolling this summer with a short burst of dates. Can’t wait to play to everyone again.”

Outside of their Auckland and Wellington show dates, the band are booked to play three festivals around the country this summer:

Sat 6th Jan – Out Of The Blue, Nelson
More info: https://www.outoftheblue.nz/

Sat 13th Jan – Waipu Rocks, Northland
More info: https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2017/jan/waipu-rocks

Sat 3rd Mar – Selwyn Sounds, Christchurch
More info: https://selwynsounds.co.nz/

For more concert details, see plus1.co.nz and stellar.co.nz
ENDS

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