Six60 embarking on world tour across Europe and New Zealand
Kiwi band Six60 are teaming up with Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz for The New Waves World Tour, taking in Europe and then New Zealand from October 17.
The local musos have spent much of this year working on new music and recording in Auckland, London and Los Angeles - which is where they met Nico & Vinz, best known here for their number one single Am I Wrong.
Having recently returned to New Zealand from the States, Six60 are keen to get the tour going and promise that their new tracks will definitely be included in the setlist.
The band will play 21 dates across Europe - in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and the UK - before heading home to perform in Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga and Auckland from January 6.
"This tour is really exciting because we'll be travelling across Europe supporting Nico & Vinz in their part of the world, before they come to New Zealand for the first time to support us on the New Zealand dates," says Six60 frontman Matiu Walters.
"We met Nico & Vinz when we were recording in their studio in LA and discovered that we've got a lot in common in what we believe about music and the way it affects and connects people, and how our music is influenced by our roots and genres like R&B."
"The New Waves World Tour represents how music is like the tides that ebb and flow, eventually ending up on the other side of the world. Both bands have got new parts of the world to see, and fresh music to share with our fans."
For their part, Nico & Vinz say that "New Zealand has been a market that has supported our music so strongly, so we are really excited to get down there and play in front of the fans".
"We saw some of the footage of Six60 tours from the past and it's exciting to think about playing in front of such a passionate, incredible crowd."
Kiwi hip-hopper Kings will also be joining the tour for the New Zealand dates, with extra special guest P-Money making a support appearance in Auckland.
Tickets for all local shows go on sale from noon Friday, August 18 and can be purchased via Ticketek for Christchurch and Ticketmaster for the remaining three shows.
NZ tour dates:
January 6 - Horncastle Arena in Christchurch
January 8 - TSB Bank Arena in Wellington
January 11 - Wharepai Domain in Tauranga
January 13 - Villa Maria Winery in Auckland