Six60 Saturdays are back this summer, and Taranaki is once again on the list.
The band, supported by some Kiwi favourites, will be playing across Aotearoa over six weekends in January and February 2021.
As part of the tour they are booked to return to the TSB Bowl of Brooklands again following their electrifying sold-out gig there last summer.
Fans are likely to be rushing again to get tickets for this tour, as the band has teased it will be playing some new tracks, meaning fans at the live shows could be among the first to hear some brand new music. The band is working on a new album and has spent some of this year recording.
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The New Plymouth concert, on Saturday, January 30, will include plenty on the programme for music lovers, with a line-up featuring Shapeshifter, Ladi6, Foly and Valkryie as well as Six60.
The band, Eli Paewai (drums), Ji Fraser (lead guitar), Marlon Gerbes (synths, samples), Matiu Walters (vocals, guitar) and Hoani Matenga (bass), started Six60 while they were studying at the University of Otago in Dunedin. Originally playing covers, particularly of New Zealand reggae groups, the band was named for 660 Castle St, the address where they lived at the time.
When Matenga left the band, Chris Mac took over as bass player, and in 2010 the band grabbed national attention, and the number one spot on the New Zealand Singles Chart with the song Rise Up 2.0.
While 2020 has been a year fraught with live gig cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the band has a back-up plan in place, with dates at the end of 2021 reserved in case of a change in alert levels.
Pre-sales start from midday October 15, and tickets go on sale to the general public from Monday, October 19 at midday. For full ticketing information check out the band's website.