Tour news: Rudimental bring 'carnival' to NZ for two shows

Rudimental will return to New Zealand three months after their headlining DJ set at Rhythm & Vines.
Rudimental will return to New Zealand three months after their headlining DJ set at Rhythm & Vines.

Seeing in the New Year in New Zealand obviously isn't enough for Rudimental.

The UK electro quartet are planning to return for two more shows just three months after their headlining set at Gisborne music festival Rhythm & Vines.

The Feel the Love hitmakers will be playing all ages shows at Auckland's Vector Arena on March 4, and Wellington's TSB Bank Arena on March 5.

Unlike their Rhythm & Vines show - a DJ set on the last night of the December 29-31 festival - the March tour will feature the band's full live show.

They'll be playing tracks from their debut album Home - an eclectic mix of electronica that they wrote on the road while touring behind the massive success of Feel the Love.

In an interview with TimeOut in August, band member Piers Aggett described their gigs as "a good old London party".

"A carnival is the best way to describe it. It has a bit of everything: Reggae, house, garage, hip-hop. We're kind of a live representation of our album, but our songs sound quite different - we're not just playing the record behind a laptop," he said.

"We've got a drummer, a trumpet player, three vocalists - there's nine of us on stage and it's quite a big party. We really enjoy ourselves playing as a band."

Tickets for the shows are available in a Frontier Members pre-sale from 2pm on October 24.

They go on general release at 9am on October 29 through Ticketmaster and Ticketek.

Rudimental & Gorgon City
March 4: Vector Arena, Auckland
March 5: TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Also: Performing at Rhythm & Vines, December 29-31

- nzherald.co.nz

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