Shapeshifter are set to take new album Stars on the road this summer, announcing a series of outdoor concerts throughout the country.
Playing Petone Beach, Napier and Riwaka, Shapeshifter will send you into the new year the best way they know how – bringing their stadium-sized sound, electric performances and brand new tracks to some of the country’s most scenic locations.
With first single off the upcoming album of the same name ‘Stars’ shooting up the NZ Airplay Charts, Shapeshifter’s new tunes are already setting the tone for the album being one of summer’s biggest releases.
It’s a release that has been in the works for sometime, with Nick Robinson (bass/synths/MPC) describing how the band spent months writing before carefully curating the final track listing.
“We had a group of about 100 song ideas. We spent six months solely focused on writing tunes and ideas… Once we had our ideas locked down, we spent time in Roundhead Studios in Auckland producing it there with Dylan Jones and Jeremy Glenn from The Upbeats. We’re ecstatic with the result.”
The new studio album is a much-anticipated follow up to their previous LP Delta. Released in 2013, Delta reached platinum status, spawned the platinum single ‘In Colour’ and earned the band the accolade of Best Group and Best Electronica Album at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Tickets for Shapeshifter’s summer shows are available from 9AM, Thursday 6 October from www.shapeshiftersummer.live, with their new album Stars dropping on 4th November. See Shapeshifter and special guests Ladi6, Sunshine Sound System, The Upbeats & Kora perform live at the following locations:
New Years Eve – December 31st – Cooks Reserve, Riwaka
W/ Ladi6, Sunshine Sound System + Kora