New Zealand Music Month, May 2017

iHeartRadio New Zealand Presents Shihad - Three Shows, One Day to Launch NZ Music Month

To launch NZ Music Month,iHeartRadio New Zealand and Radio Hauraki are embarking on their most ambitious event yet, which will see iconic New Zealand rock band Shihad play three free shows in three different cities on one day.

The live performances will be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Sunday, May 1. Catch a lunch-time Shihad show at CPIT in Christchurch at 12.00pm, followed by a Wellington gig at Meow at 4.30pm, then Aucklanders can catch Shihad at the Powerstation at 9.00pm.

Thanks to iHeartRadio NZ and 2degrees, you have the chance to win tickets to one of the three whirlwind sets. Enter the competition at iHeartRadio NZ or 2degreesperks.co.nz to go into the draw. Fans who can't make the concerts can relive the hits at http://www.iheart.com/artist/shihad-30628974/.

NZME Group Entertainment Director, Dean Buchanan says, "There is no better way to celebrate day one of New Zealand Music Month than with Shihad rocking three corners of the nation. We are stoked Shihad agreed to take on our challenge in support of New Zealand Music Month."

Shihad consists of Jon Toogood (guitar, vocals), Tom Larkin (drums), Karl Kippenberger (bass) and Phil Knight (guitars). First hitting the airwaves in 1993, the band released its ninth studio album to wide acclaim in 2014, FVEY (pronounced ‘Five Eyes'). The album sounds unlike anything the band has created before. Coming full circle, it was produced by Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke) who also produced their debut album Churn in 1993.

On April 15, Shihad will reissue their self-titled third album for the first-time on vinyl - almost 20 years after its original release. The album, featuring their classic hit and live favourite Home Again, will be spread across two discs to keep the integrity of the audio with an additional 10-inch included of the 1998 Blue Light Disco EP.

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