Drax Project

Drax Project

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Fresh from touring the world, one of New Zealand’s hottest acts, Drax Project, are hitting the road this summer for three shows. And for good measure, they’re taking fellow Kiwi hitmaker, Kings, along for the ride. Presented by Eccles Entertainment and ZM, Drax Project and Kings will play Coroglen Tavern near Whitianga on December 27; Butlers Reef in New Plymouth on January 3 and Waihi Beach Hotel in Waihi on January 5. Tickets are on sale at 8.00am on Friday November 2 from www.ticketmaster.co.nz and the venues. Today’s announcement, wraps up an incredible year for Drax Project in which their hits such as ‘Woke Up Late’ and ‘Toto’ - from their EP NOON - dominated the airwaves and saw the band selling out two shows at Auckland’s Powerstation in a matter of hours. The Wellington band also drew critical acclaim for their support slots at Ed Sheeran’s record breaking NZ Tour and they travelled throughout Europe opening for global sensation Camila Cabello. Their success has earned Drax Project four nominations at this year’s VNZMA’s, well and truly cementing their reputation as one of the most exciting bands on the Kiwi scene right now. They’re joined on their summer tour by another big name in Kiwi music, the mighty Kings. The Auckland-based producer, rapper, singer and songwriter has topped the charts, amassed millions of streams on Spotify and YouTube; smashed records and won countless awards since emerging on the scene in 2016 with his debut single ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’, from his debut self-titled EP. He followed this with his full-length debut album, CHAPTER ONE and then his second album, TWO. In late 2018, Kings released the single ‘6 Figures’ signalling new material on the way from his third album, LOVE & EGO, and secured a nomination for ‘best hip-hop artist of the year’ at the VNZMAs. The Drax Project summer shows take place over one of the busiest periods in summer and follows the popular touring circuit through New Zealand’s beach-side towns, so it’s expected tickets will be snapped up. Don’t miss out!

About

Drax Project are embarking on their biggest summer tour yet! And the Kiwi pop sensations are taking a top-notch line-up of emerging New Zealand talent along for the ride. Presented by The Edge and Eccles Entertainment, the Drax Project Summer Tour 2019/2020 will kick off in Riwaka on Saturday, December 28, before winding its way through some of New Zealand’s hottest holiday spots and ending with a bang on Friday, January 10 in Havelock North. The tour also takes in Summer hot-spots Whitianga, Oakura, and Mt Maunganui. Drax Project will bring some of New Zealand’s hottest new acts along for the ride with special guests for the tour announced soon. Exciting up-and-comers Foley, eleven7four, La Women, Niko Walters and Paige will take turns at joining Drax Project at various spots on the tour. See full list of venues and support acts below. Note: some shows are R18 and others are all ages. After a whirlwind few years, which has taken their music to the top of the charts and around the globe, Drax Project are without question, one of the hottest tickets in music right now. Their recently-released self-titled debut album has dominated the airwaves and Spotify, with smash hits such as ‘Woke Up Late’ feat Hailee Steinfeld; ‘Catching Feelings’ feat. SIX60; ‘All This Time’ and ‘Toto’. While studying jazz at college in Wellington, Drax Project—Shaan Singh (vocals, saxophone), Matt Beachen (drums), Sam Thomson (bass), and Ben O’Leary (guitar)—took what they learned in class and applied it to another pursuit, making pop their own. The group gained a following after re-working vocal hooks of famous pop songs into saxophone licks. Their cover of Kimbra's track, ‘Goldmine’ went viral and caught the attention of an influential producer, giving acclaim to the newly-introduced group. The band has performed across the globe supporting the likes of Ed Sheeran in New Zealand, Christina Aguilera on the European leg of The X Tour as well as standout performances at Rolling Stone's Coachella party. Drax Project are an unstoppable musical force and this is a tour not to be missed!

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Physical Address

1133 South Road, Oakura, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions

R18

Physical Address

1133 South Road, Oakura, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions

R18

Location

Location

Thu 03 Jan, 7:30 p.m.

Butlers Reef, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Fri 03 Jan, 7:30 p.m.

Butlers Reef, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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