In tour news, the Rhythm & Vines festival which runs from December 29-31 at Waiohika Estate near Gisborne, have made the first line-up announcement. LCD Soundsystem will be performing a DJ only set, while Major Lazer, Empire of the Sun, Krafty Kuts, Bag Raiders, the Juan McLean, The Proxy and Lisa Mitchell will all perform at the festival.
Theres also a slew of New Zealand acts announced including Midnight Youth, PNC, P-Money, Kora, The Checks, Brand New Math, Bionic Pixi, The Checks and Dick Johnson.
In other news Minuit have announced a small north island tour in support of their brand new album ‘Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death Dot Com.’ The group play Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North and Hamilton. For more information, ticket sales and a special offer see Under The Radar.
Stuff reports that Pearl Jam are heavily rumoured to be announcing a Christchurch show this week. They release their new album ‘Backspacer’ on September 20.