16 Nov 2019

Fat Freddy’s Drop on their new album and massive summer tour

From RNZ Music, 2:00 pm on 16 November 2019

Internationally renowned Wellington group Fat Freddy’s Drop have just released their brand new record Special Edition Part 1 and are planning a massive summer of shows. MC Slave and Joe Lindsay dropped in to chat to Music101's Charlotte Ryan.

Music101's Charlotte Ryan with MC Slave and Joe Lindsay of Fat Freddy's Drop

Music101's Charlotte Ryan with MC Slave and Joe Lindsay of Fat Freddy's Drop Photo: RNZ

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Fat Freddy's Drop are playing ten shows across New Zealand this summer, with support from acts including L.A.B, Avantdale Bowling Club, JessB, Bailey Wiley, and Philadelphia-native DJ Jazzy Jeff.

The now legendary group have just released their fifth studio album Special Edition Part 1.

Their NZ Summer Record Tour 2020 kicks off on December 28th, and includes ten shows across New Zealand.

The show is hitting Thames, Kerikeri, Mangawhai, Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Havelock North, Christchurch and Queenstown.

It features neo-soul star Bailey Wiley, Taite Prize winner Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club, powerhouse L.A.B, hip hop phenom JessB, dub rockers Tunes of I, dancehall queen Silva MC, and bilingual Persian-Kiwi rapper Chaii.

Plus an impressive international line up of DJs Jazzy Jeff, David “Ram Jam” Rodigan & loop artist Dub FX.

Fat Freddy’s Drop Summer Record Tour 2020:

Coromandel

  • Saturday 28 Dec, Thames Racecourse, Thames
  • Special guests: DJ Jazzy Jeff, JessB, Tunes Of I

Kerikeri

  • Monday 30 Dec, Kainui Road Vineyard
  • Special guests:  DJ Jazzy Jeff, Silva MC, Bailey Wiley, Tunes Of I

Mangawhai

  • Tuesday 31 Dec, Northern Bass
  • New Years Eve Festival

Tauranga

  • Saturday 4 Jan, Wharepai Domain
  • Special guests: DJ Jazzy Jeff, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, JessB, Tunes Of I

Auckland

  • Saturday 18 Jan, The Outer Fields at Western Springs
  • Special guests: DJ David Rodigan, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, Jessb, Chaii, Bailey Wiley

Wellington

  • Monday 20 Jan, Williams Park, Days Bay, Lower Hutt
  • Special Guests: DJ David Rodigan, Silva MC, Tunes Of I

Havelock North

  • Friday 31 Jan + Saturday 1 Feb, Black Barn Vineyards
  • Special Guests; Bailey Wiley, Silva MC

Christchurch

  • Thursday 6 Feb, Hagley Park
  • Special Guests: Dub FX, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, JessB, Chaii, Bailey Wiley

Queenstown

  • Saturday 8 Feb, John Davies Oval
  • Special Guests: Dub FX, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, Bailey Wiley