Following May's triumphant PowerStation show, Heavy Metal Ninjas return to the live fray with a full NZ tour in August, supported by hotly- tipped Auckland alt-metallers New Way Home.
Led by guitar virtuoso (Ibanez and DiMarzio endorsed) Richie Allan, the band are, as you would expect, all about the metal and "ripping people's faces off and blowing their ears apart."
Delivering a jaw-dropping performance of the winning classical composition at last year's APRA awards, the sheer power and spectacle of their live show has to be witnessed first hand.
Heavy Metal Ninjas have been called 'seriously cosmic... vividly cinematic', and in the two short years since their formation the band have already gained a reputation as consummate showmen. Their epic instrumentals are accompanied by a jaw-dropping light show that has them firing laser beams from their fingers and yes, since you asked - all while dressed as ninjas.
Their brand new self-titled EP debuted at number five in the NZ charts and has been highly praised for its '...brutal and beautiful precision'. They won't be our best-kept secret for long - catch them while you can at the following venues in August.
Thurs 2 Aug - Christchurch - Dux Live
Tickets from Ticketmaster, Dux Live & Penny Lane
Fri 3 Aug - Dunedin - Refuel
Tickets from Ticketmaster, OUSA & Cosmic Corner
Sat 4 Aug - Invercargill - Saints & Sinners
Tickets from Ticketmaster & Play It Again
Thurs 9 Aug - Auckland - Kings Arms
Tickets from Ticketmaster & Real Groovy
Fri 10 Aug - New Plymouth - Mayfair
Tickets from Ticketmaster, Mayfair & Vinyl Countdown
Sat 11 Aug - Wellington - Bodega
Tickets from Ticketmaster & Rough Peel
Fri 17 Aug - Napier - Cabana
Tickets from Ticketmaster, Cabana & Music Works
Sat 18 Aug - Whakatane - The Commercial
Tickets from Ticketmaster, The Commercial & All Good
Tickets on sale from Monday 2nd July.
For all show & ticketing info go to www.muchmoremusic.co.nz.