Ahead of LANY’s debut New Zealand appearance - they’re playing Auckland’s Powerstation on July 26th following their Splendour In The Grass stint - we’ve compiled a list of reasons why we can’t wait for the show.
But first, here’s some official info on the show:
“LANY today announce details of their first New Zealand show to be held at Auckland's iconic music venue, The Powerstation on Wednesday 26th July. This news comes hot on the heels of the details of their eagerly-awaited debut album LANY which will be released on Polydor Records on June 30th and their Australian tour which sees the band perform at Splendour In The Grass as well as headlining side shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.
When the LA-based trio LANY first came together in 2014, their only aim was to work on a couple of tracks, demo them, and have fun in the process. What they didn’t realise was that they were about to enter that elusive dream state of being discovered! They wrote and recorded two songs, put them online, six days later the band found themselves fielding emails from major-label suitors. Their single "ILYSB" exploded online, and the band have not looked back playing a total of 117 shows in 2017 and selling 35,000 tickets.
Writing beautiful songs with swashes of synth, spare percussion, echoes of prime 1980s FM pop, early-1990s R&B, and new-wave electronica. Combining melody and lyrics to put down roots in your head, and capture your heart.”
Now here are five reasons we’re excited for the tour…
#1. First up, watch a couple of live videos - the first a performance of ‘Walk Away’, and the second, our favourite, ‘ILYSB’:
#2. A live show means the chance to finally be able to get your hands on some LANY merch - without those annoying shipping costs to New Zealand. Check out some of their rad merch below (+ start saving!):
#3. They’ve previously toured with Ellie Goulding, Troye Sivan, Halsey, and are about to embark on tour with John Mayer - so they’re gonna be no stranger to touring by the time they make their way down to NZ.
#4. With their debut album ‘LANY’ set for release on June 30th, their show in Auckland will likely include a number of new, as of yet unheard songs! So once the album is out, you have approximately 26 days in which to learn the lyrics to all 16 songs on the album. Start learning with their latest song ‘It Was Love’ below:
#5. And lastly, if you come to the show, this could be you:
+ this could also be you:
Tickets to LANY’s debut NZ show are on sale now - click here to purchase.
Watch the ‘ILYSB’ music video below…
P.S. Click here to read our latest interview with LANY.