Grizzly Bear announce NZ tour (+video)

Grizzly Bear are coming to New Zealand in November.  Photo / Supplied
Grizzly Bear are coming to New Zealand in November. Photo / Supplied

Acclaimed indie act Grizzly Bear are coming to New Zealand in November.

The Brooklyn five-piece released a new song - called Sleeping Ute - today, and took the opportunity to announce a world tour at the same time.

That tour, beginning in September in Knoxville, ends with two New Zealand tour dates: November 20 at Wellington's Opera House, and November 21 at Auckland's Bruce Mason Centre.

November is shaping up as a busy month on the music calendar, with visits from Coldplay, Radiohead and The Black Keys already booked in.

Sleeping Ute is the first new material fans have heard from Grizzly Bear since the release of Veckatimist in 2009, the band's breakthrough album that was heralded as the second best album of that year by online tastemakers Stereogum.

The singles While You Wait for the Others and Two Weeks also appeared in Pitchfork Media's Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s.

Ticket details for the shows haven't yet been released.

Grizzly Bear
November 20: Opera House, Wellington
November 21: Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland

Listen to Sleeping Ute:

- Herald online

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