US rapper A$AP Rocky will be making an appearance on our shores in June.

Harlem-born Rocky will tour his album LongLiveA$AP, which was released in January this year to much critical acclaim.

A$AP Rocky will play one New Zealand show at the Logan Campbell Centre on 25 June. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster 7 March.

Beth Orton - the British folk singer who has also branched out into electronica - returns to New Zealand this May for a church tour.


The singer-songwriter, pictured, who was at the forefront of the "folktronica" scene during the 1990s, with her collaborations with the Chemical Brothers and William Orbit and her critically acclaimed albums Trailer Park and Central Reservation, plays Old St Paul's in Wellington on May 17 and Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral on May 18. Tickets on sale March 4 from Ticketmaster.

Also recently announced is a tour by New York producer Baauer whose track Harlem Shake is currently No 1 on the New Zealand singles charts.

He plays Auckland Studio on April 27 and Bettys in Wellington on May 1, tickets on sale from

And British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks are returning for a four-show tour in April. The band - led by original members Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle - were last here in 2009 and this time round play Bodega, Wellington, April 27; Kings Arms, Auckland, April 28; Dux Live, Christchurch, April 30 and New Plymouth's Mayfair, May 1.

- TimeOut