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Shihad 30th Anniversary Tour

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 TV screens for the first time, 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.…. 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’.

It will hit stores on Friday October 12th 2018, via Warner, pre order your copy here


Fri 16 Nov                               Rosemount Hotel                 PERTH             WA

Sat 17 Nov                              Metropolis                               FREMANTLE   WA

Sun 18 Nov                             Fowlers                                    ADELAIDE        SA

Fri 23 Nov                               The Triffid                              BRISBANE       QLD

Sat 24 Nov                              The Metro                               SYDNEY           NSW

Fri 30 Nov                               170 Russell                            MELBOURNE   VIC

Also appearing at: 

Sat 1 Dec                                 Hotter Than Hell                 TOWNSVILLE QLD 

Sat 19 Jan                                Hotter Than Hell                GLADSTONE    QLD 

Sat 26 Jan                                Hotter Than Hell               TOOWOOMBA  QLD 

Sun 27 Jan                               Hotter Than Hell               GOLD COAST   QLD 

Sat 16 Feb                               Hotter Than Hell                IPSWICH           QLD 


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