Amsterdam-based Dutch-NZ trio My Baby will perform in Tauranga as part of a 10-date New Zealand tour to celebrate the release of their new live album.
My Baby are known for their live performances and will no doubt impress fans with their roots-driven dance music act when The My Baby Live! New Zealand Summer Tour gets under way next year.
The tour starts in Raglan on February 6, before heading to Leigh on February 8 and then to Totara Street at Mount Maunganui on February 14. They will also perform in Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Motueka, Christchurch and Dunedin before winding up at the Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika on March 7.
The band, made up of New Zealander Daniel 'Da Freez' Johnson (guitar); Joost Sheik van Dijck (drums/vocals) and Cato van Dijck (lead singer and guitar), has been spreading their psychedelic blues-trance rave to audiences worldwide since 2012. They've played at some of the world's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Sziget, Fusion and Exit.
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It's always a challenge to put long live jams on a record, but the band has achieved the exact sound which they were aiming for.
"On stage we always get such an amazing feedback from the audience, which feeds and gives great energy to the show, so this recording was especially tough," Cato says.
"We've reworked some of the songs into almost completely new ones," says Joost.
For My Baby, a band who infuses gospel and blues with ancient folk melodies, as well as the rawness of 70s funk, African desert blues, Moroccan gnawa, Indian raga and a touch of EDM, their latest tour will be their fifth tour of New Zealand.
Tickets go on sale onDecember 2 from ticketmaster.co.nz and mybabywashere.com.
My Baby 2020 tour schedule:
February 6: YOT Club, Raglan – R18.
February 8: Leigh Sawmill, Leigh – R18.
February 14: Totara Street, Tauranga – R18.
February 15: Sunsetter Festival, Auckland – R20.
February 21: Butlers Reef, New Plymouth – R18.
February 22: San Fran, Wellington – R18.
February 23: Memorial Hall, Motueka – All Ages.
February 28: Blue Smoke, Christchurch – R18.
February 29: The Cook, Dunedin – R18.
March 7: Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika – All ages.