Kiwi chart-toppers stellar* will tour in March 2018, their first shows together in 8 years.
stellar* today confirmed shows in Auckland (Tuning Fork, Friday 9 March) and Wellington (San Fran, Saturday 10 March).
Pre-sale tickets are available at Ticketmaster from midday today (Wednesday) and general sale from 9am Thursday.
The tour announcement follows recent news of upcoming festival appearances in early 2018. They also closed out the Vodafone NZ Music Awards last week with the song Maxine, as a tribute to Hall of Fame inductee Sharon O’Neill.
The band still features the same hybrid Auckland via Christchurch line-up that released their first single on Sony, What You Do (Bastard) 20 years ago in 1998 - that’s Boh Runga (vocals, guitar), Andrew Maclaren (drums, programming), Kurt Shanks (bass), Chris van de Geer (guitar).
Says Boh: “We had a ball putting together our version of Maxine for the awards, and we’ve been blown away by everyone’s feedback. We’re going to keep the fun rolling this summer with a short burst of dates. Cat wait to play to everyone again."
Aside from the Auckland and Wellington shows, the band will also play three festivals around the country this summer:
• Out Of The Blue, Nelson, Jan 6
• Waipu Rocks, Northland, Jan 13
• Selwyn Sounds, Christchurch, March 3.
stellar* first burst on the scene with five radio hits in 18 months - Violent, What You Do, Undone, Every Girl, and Part of Me - all reflecting the unique blend of rock and electronica on 1999's Mix album.
Their reputation as innovative hit makers was embedded with All It Takes, Taken and Star off 2001's Magic Line album, and For A While and Whiplash off 2006's Something Like Strangers, their third and final studio album.
stellar* became Sony NZ's highest selling Kiwi band, collecting eight NZ Music Awards along the way, In October 2010, stellar* released an 18-track Best Of album, featuring a new single, So Alive.
For concert details, see plus1.co.nz and stellar.co.nz