Alternative metal band Blacklistt (formerly Blindspott) are touring New Zealand to thrash out songs from their new album.
The band’s 2012 ‘From the Blind Spot Tour’ sold out everywhere from Auckland to Dunedin, proving without doubt that they still had a rabid fan base – whether they were called Blindspott or not!
The highly anticipated debut album and tour will be a celebration of songs that have been nurtured, crafted and written from the heart. Expect the mighty aggression of recent single Burn, the signature sounds of Worth Fighting For alongside Phlex, Nil By Mouth and their amazing new single Home.
“We have never been so amped for a tour!” says lead singer Damian Alexander. “We have put a lot of time into crafting our songs and it’s time for us to deliver and give back to all our fans for their unwavering support over the last few years.”
Blacklistt are very pleased to announce support from their hard hitting friends Villainy, a high energy, no holds barred group. Villainy are sure to deliver their hits Alligator Skin and The Answer, along with their number one rock radio hit Gather Yourselves. Book at ticketmaster.co.nz or the venue.
■ Blacklistt, Mangawhai Tavern, Saturday October 19, tickets $40, 8pm-12am, R18.
Get the Feeling
Not new to Mangawhai but these day one of the best live bands in the country, The Feelers return to the Tavern on Labour weekend and are promising one of their best live shows yet.
"Our set lists just keep getting longer and longer, we will probably play for well over two hours this time around," says drummer and co-founder Hamish Gee.
Fans can rest assured they will be revisiting all their biggest hits with a new found enthusiasm.
"I have memory problems so when we play the old stuff it’s like I'm playing it for the first time: ‘Wow, what's that track? Venus… great song dude’," laughs other original band mamber James Reid.
As well as having all four previous albums debut at number one, The Feelers have combined sales of more than 16 times platinum, approaching a quarter of a million album sales in New Zealand alone.