TLC and Montell Jordan are bringing the '90s to NZ

Three different tours have been announced today, so lest you get overwhelmed on who to see and where to rush to for tickets, we've got you covered. From hip-hop legends to LA rockers and a Kiwi collective, here are all the new shows coming to New Zealand.
TLC is just one of the acts announced to be coming to NZ. Photo / Supplied
TLC is just one of the acts announced to be coming to NZ. Photo / Supplied

TLC and Montell Jordan

One of history's most influential female hip-hop and R&B acts, TLC is coming to New Zealand to play a string of shows accompanied by fellow 90s R&B star Montell Jordan.

TLC formed in Atlanta in 1991 - including the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes - and went on to win five Grammys and sell more than 65 million records worldwide.

In 2002, Left Eye was killed in a car accident leaving Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas to continue on in her honour.

They'll be jamming all their iconic hits like Waterfalls, Creep and No Scrubs and hopefully some new tracks from their upcoming album which is their first in more than a decade.

Plus hitmaker Montell Jordan - best known for his chart-topping single This Is How We Do It - will be there, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his hit song, and bringing all the jams from the his No. 1 album of the same name.

They'll play the following shows: November 10, Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre;
November 12, Tauranga's ASB Bay Park Arena; and November 26, Auckland's Vector Arena.

Tickets go on sale on August 29 at noon, with presales on August 24 and 25. See frontiertouring.com/tlc for details.

letlive.

Los Angeles punk rockers letlive. are coming to play a long-anticipated show at Auckland's Kings Arms on January 18.

They're touring off the back of their fourth album If I'm The Devil... which was co-produced by Kiwi producer Justyn Pilbrow (Elemeno P), taking their strange "afropunk" sound around the world this year before coming down under for the new year.

Their sound has often been described as a mix of rock, punk, indie, rap and more, and the band seems to take some pleasure in not fitting into any particular category.

But they're still rocking their political messages, particularly following a heavy engagement with race and police violence issues in the US at the moment.

Tickets go on sale at midday, August 26 with a presale on August 24. See livenation.co.nz.

Fly My Pretties

Kiwi collective Fly My Pretties are hitting the road this summer with a brand new album and a sweet line-up.

The collective has been going for 12 years with an often-changing lineup of Kiwi performers.

This year's includes: Barnaby Weir Iraia Whakamoe, James Coyle, Ryan Prebble, Jarney Murphy, Nigel Patterson, Mike Fabulous, Ria Hall, Bailey Wiley, Laughton Kora, Tiki Taane,
A Girl Named Mo, Ills Winter and Miloux, plus some special guests.

They've just had a run of intimate shows to record the new album String Theory - due for release in November - and will perform the new set on the road in January - along with some of the classics.

They'll be playing the following shows:

January 7: Coromandel's Coroglen Tavern (R 18)
January 13: Upper Moutere's Neudorf Vineyards
January 15: Wairpara's Waipara Hills
January 21: Havelock North's Blackbarn Vineyards
January 22: Wellington's Botanical Gardens
January 29: Waiheke Island's Cable Bay Vineyards

Tickets go on sale on August 29 at midday via civicevents.co.nz.

- NZ Herald

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