This summer FAT FREDDY'S DROP unleash their high octane shows across the homeland to just 5 hand picked locations, Black Barn Amphitheatre being one of those on Saturday 3 February.
The tour will be the first time that the band has played on home soil since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in New Zealand earlier this year at the aforementioned Villa Maria, with all 10,000 tickets being snapped up.
It's also a chance to experience songs off the band’s upcoming new album. They’ve road tested two new songs already on a stupendous tour to England and Europe through June and July and committed to studio lockdown until the New Zealand tour.
Fat Freddy's Drop are at an exciting juncture, straight off the back of another stupendous summer tour to England and Europe the band are now back in the BAYS studio recording sessions for a new studio album.
The European / U.K. tour found the winners of the New Zealand Music International Achievement 2016 award once again making their mark at prestigious summer festivals and select headline shows performing to an excess of 100,000 people, drawing audiences equally in awe of the music and frenetic hi-jinks on stage.
They made a triumphant return to Alexandra Place in London, a show picked by British GQ magazine that week as one of their "10 coolest things to do in London". It also heralded the long awaited return of the band to Sónar Festival, Barcelona for the first time since 2006, this time Freddy’s performed at and pulled the biggest audience at both Sonar By Day and Sonar By Night.
Further proof of Freddy's international following, was sold out concerts in London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Berlin and the demand for tickets to two intimate shows jammed online ticket sales with 1200 tickets to Holzmarkt, Berlin going in less than a day, and 1000 tickets for Plleek, Amsterdam sold out in less than 20 minutes.
Fat Freddy's Drop truly have cemented their reputation as an international band that few can match. Their European Tour Manager Alex Bienkov says, “we just can’t seem to tour enough!"
Make sure you are one of the lucky ones who see the band this summer, live at Black Barn Vineyards, live in Aotearoa!