JUST ANNOUNCED: Extra Tickets On Sale for Kendrick Lamar

The good people at Live Nation have come through with more tickets for Kendrick Lamar’s two Auckland shows.

Show 1
Thursday 19 July – Spark Arena

Show 2
Friday 20 July – Spark Arena

Tickets go on sale from HERE Thursday 28 June at 8am. Tickets still available for Kendrick’s Dunedin show.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Rick Ross Live In NZ

 

Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring and Mai FM are thrilled to welcome one of the
biggest names of rap to New Zealand for the very first time. Finally, Grammy
nominated rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross drops into Auckland to deliver tracks
spanning across his incredible career this September.

Tuesday 25 September – Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland.

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via HERE
Monday 2 July at 12pm – Tuesday 3 July at 12pm

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Thursday 5 July at 12pm from HERE.

Tickets are $99.90 + Booking Fee.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: BROCKHAMPTON Live In NZ

The hardest working boyband of 2018, BROCKHAMPTON, today announce
their highly anticipated live New Zealand debut this September. The creative collective will play an All Ages show at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre on September 21.
$79 + Booking Fee Tickets go on sale at 12pm Monday, June 25 from HERE.

Founded by Kevin Abstract, BROCKHAMPTON consists of thirteen kids, all filling different roles to create a self- sufficient creative enterprise. Made of rappers, directors, photographers, engineers, producers, graphic designers, and DJs, the group is able to execute a fully unified and realised artistic vision.

Brockhampton spent 2017 writing, recording, producing, mixing, mastering, and independently releasing the ‘Saturation’ trilogy (three albums which saw more than 13 self-directed music videos released such as “Gold,” “Star” and “Sweet”), playing sold-out shows across North America and establishing themselves as the “best
boyband since One Direction” (as group founder Kevin Abstract raps in latest single “Boogie”).

In March 2018, BROCKHAMPTON announced their signing to RCA Records through which their first major label debut album is expected for release later this year.

Presented by Live Nation & Fuzzy

 

 

8 Facts You Need To Know About Jhené Aiko

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Jhené Aiko is bringing her TRIP tour down under this September, so it’s only right that you get to know her a bit more before purchasing tickets.

1. How old is Jhené Aiko?

The singer was born on 16th March, 1988, making her 30 years old

2. Jhené has been in a relationship with Big Sean since 2016.

After collaborating on music together – including ‘Beware’ and their joint venture Twenty88 – the couple went public with their relationship by confirming it with an Instagram post.

3. Jhené has a daughter with O’Ryan.

Jhené’s daughter, Namiko Love Browner, was born in 2008 when Jhené was 20 years old. The singer was enrolled at West Los Angeles College at the time and had started taking voice lessons until she got pregnant. O’Ryan, the father of Namiko, is the younger brother of R&B singer Omarion.

4. Jhené dropped her sophomore album ‘Trip’ in September 2017.

Supported by the lead single ‘While We’re Young’, as well as the Rae Sremmurd collaboration ‘Sativa’, Jhené’s psychedelic second album was met with widespread critical acclaim.

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5. She kicked off her music career contributing vocals to the group B2K.

The singer worked with the group, which featured Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B and Omarion, on a number of releases, including a Christmas cover of ‘Santa Baby’.

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6. She first gained industry buzz with her ‘Sailing Soul(s)’ mixtape in 2011.

The mixtape featured a series of high profile collaborations, including songs with Kanye West, Miguel and Drake.

7. Jhené released her first full debut EP ‘Sail Out’ in November 2013.

The high profile EP includes collaborations with Childish Gambino on ‘Bed Peace’ and Kendrick Lamar.

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8. She has an alter-ego called J.Hennessy.

The alter-ego first appeared on the EP ‘Sail Out’ and Jhené has said that the inspiration comes from the fact she has twelve “different personalities in my head” every day.

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Tickets are still available to her NZ & Australian dates.

New Zealand – Tickets
Australia – Tickets

A Look Into Donald Glover’s “Pharos Festival”

Earlier this year it was announced that Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino was bringing his Pharos Festival to Auckland. With only a few details released, the mystery of Pharos hasn’t stopped fans from purchasing tickets. The festival had nearly sold out even before a venue was announced.

So, what actually is Pharos Festival?

“Pharos is meant to be a communal space—a place that evolves and reacts to the culture,” Glover said via e-mail to Vanity Fair. “We aren’t tied to a format and that lets us adapt in a way that others can’t. We’re selling real intimacy. We protect the experience and it becomes something you genuinely share with the people around you and you take away something special. We’re looking at expanding the world in 2018—there will be more artists involved.”

The first edition took place in Joshua Tree, California, in September 2016, consisting of a series of sold out shows by Glover and his collaborations, all inside an enormous V.R. dome constructed in the middle of the desert. A Burning Man type of festival for creative millennials more interested in the experience than documenting it on social media. (Attendees had to seal their phones in lock bags for the duration of the concert.)

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With Gambino’s second Pharos festival, according to the app, fans will get the chance to “experience new music” and witness “live dome performances each night” with “special guests.”

Pharos is heading to Auckland – November 23 to 25, and will take place at Tapapakanga Regional Park. A shuttle service will also reportedly be available from Auckland Airport and the city, as well as camping equipment rentals.

Limited $149USD tickets can be purchased from the official Pharos Earth app.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Hoodie Allen Live In NZ

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New York rapper HOODIE ALLEN is set to embark on a long overdue, intimate New Zealand show this September 11 at Neck Of The Woods.

A year since dropping his latest album, The Hype, Hoodie Allen will take to the stage for a highly anticipated ‘one night only’ club show in Auckland.

Tickets for this show will go on sale at midday Monday, June 18, from HERE.

Miguel’s 10 Best Songs

 

In honour of Miguel performing in Auckland in a few weeks, here are the 10 best songs that define Miguel’s mark in the R&B and pop industries:

10. “Coffee”

The sultry single has three versions, with one featuring a verse from Wale. Miguel sings about his favourite topic: love—about a good night turning into a great morning with his significant other. “I wish I could paint our love / These moments and vibrant hues / Wordplay turns into gunplay / And gun play turns into pillow talk / Pillow talk turns into sweet dreams / Sweet dreams turn into coffee in the morning.”

9. “Good Lovin”

Miguel always brings a smooth vibe on collaborations, it’s no wonder why rappers and other singers snag him for vocals. This time around, it’s Ludacris who teams up with the singer on the single about past loves that he lost.

8. “#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey feat. Miguel

Mariah Carey joins forces with the crooner for a retro love ballad. The song quickly became a radio favourite that was perfect for the summertime.

7. “…All”

This track wasn’t a radio single since it was released on his Art Dealer Chic EP, but it’s one of those songs that scream inspiration and motivation. “I just want the whole world to know it’s real / Don’t you hear my passion / Don’t you see I’m ill.”

6. “Power Trip” – J. Cole feat. Miguel

Another popular radio hit that earned J. Cole and Miguel a Grammy nomination in 2014. The infectious beat with Miguel’s sweet tone and Cole’s lyricism is the perfect combination.

5. “Sure Thing”

He talks about the undeniable love with his girl being a match made in Heaven. “Even when we’re down to the wire babe / Even when it’s do or die / We can do it baby simple and plain / Cause this love is a sure thing.”

4. “Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale feat. Miguel

Miguel is a master at rap/sung collaborations and this single earned another Grammy nomination. Wale adds Miguel’s vocals as they cater to women on this sensual rap song. “We’re living in a fantasy / I feel it when you dance with me / It’s feeling like you need to be / My lady, my baby.”

3. “All I Want Is You”

This single put Miguel on the map as a rising star and adding J. Cole gave him an edge that he can put out more than R&B records.

2. “How Many Drinks”

From his Kaleidoscope Dream album, Miguel started showing more of his personal style. This track was a party favourite simply from the title alone and he added fellow Los Angeles native Kendrick Lamar to join him on a remix.

1. “Adorn”

The singer’s most successful single to date that earned him a Grammy for Best R&B Song and sold over one million copies. Fans can’t get enough of Miguel expressing his emotions freely about his significant other. “Let my love adorn you baby / Don’t you ever / Don’t you let nobody tell you different baby / I’ll always adore you.”

Miguel will be performing at Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland, Saturday 14 July. Tickets are now on sale from HERE.