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SHIHAD 30th Anniversary Tour
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30th Anniversary Tour
"Shihad proved they're still New Zealand's best live rock band... they know how to get a crowd bouncing from the get-go..." NZ Herald
Picture this... 1988, Bob Hawke is Prime Minister, Australia dumps $600 million bucks of tax payer cash on Expo 88, Home and Away hits our tellies for the first time, triple j launch the Hottest 100, Nintendo release the Game Boy, free University education is no longer an option, and over in Wellington NZ, the Southernmost capital city in the world, Jon Toogood and Tom Larkin are busily creating a heavy rock band.... A monstrous band that would end up becoming one of New Zealand's most loved, respected and successful exports..... KIA ORA SHIHAD!
Fast forward to 2018... Jon, Tom, lead guitarist Phil Knight (who they found through a music shop notice board ad in 1989) and bass player Karl Kippenberger, who joined the band in 1993, (from being a fan) have released nine studio albums (five of which went to #1 in NZ). They survived a name change propelled by Jihad becoming a staple negative reference in the global vernacular thanks to 9/11 (Shihad became Pacifier, and returned to Shihad), personal triumphs and tragedies, travelled all over the world with endless tours, selling out headline shows and sharing stages at major local and international festivals, and touring with musical heroes like Motorhead, Metallica, Faith No More and AC/DC to name a few! In 2010 they were inducted into the New Zealand Music's Hall Of Fame. And just like Neil Finn, Russell Crowe and every other successful person or idea to come out of NZ.... Australia quickly adopted them as our own, showering them with ARIA nominations, adoration and ownership of their global success.
To celebrate 30 years, Shihad will be undertaking a national tour, and releasing their classic LP The General Electric, also celebrating twenty years since its release, on vinyl for the first time. The General Electric was the LP that re-established their position as sonic giants of the music industry, with hit singles 'My Mind's Sedate', 'The General Electric', 'Pacifier'.
SHIHAD VIP EXPERIENCE Packages Avail:
Shihad VIP Experience involves: Ticket to the show +
- Attend soundcheck
- 1 x The General Electric Limited Edition 2 disc coloured vinyl
- 1 x Exclusive T-shirt
- Meal with the band.
NOTE: Purchasers will pick the Tshirt + Vinyl up on the night.
SHIHAD VINYL BUNDLE
Ticket to the show +
1 x The General Electric Limited Edition 2 disc coloured vinyl
Note purchases can collect Vinyl from Merch area on show night.
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