New Zealand’s queen of hip-hop and soul Ladi6 is returning to headline stages around New Zealand on a very distinct two part 17 date Outta Time Tour this June and July.
Part one begins June 1st to June 30th and will deliver 13 dates to the regions, with full performances of the Royal Blue 3000 album accompanied by her producer Parks on DJ duties with his MPC live and homemade hand-crafted modular synth.
Taking the tour to the regions was something Ladi6 specifically wanted to do. Preferring to take the music live and direct to the people and places she very rarely gets to see, Ladi6 wants to celebrate the release of her 2017 award winning album Royal Blue 3000 with her regional fans first.
Wellington native now Auckland based BaseFm DJ legend, DylanC will join Ladi and Parks who hope to also add some local talent from each town to the line up as word gets out.
This will be the first headline tour Ladi6 has performed since cancelling her Australasian dates in 2017 due to two separate vocal chord surgeries.
Following a summer of performing at festivals like Northern Bass & Soundsplash to the Bay of Islands and Christchurch supporting Salmonella Dub and Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6 cannot wait to finally take her 2017 VNZMA award winning best soul and rnb record, Royal Blue 3000 on the road this June and July.
‘It has been an extremely eventful year for us since releasing Royal Blue 3000 last year, we have been riding high off the back of such a wide spread warm and encouraging response to the record. It feels so good to come full circle and be able to finally share it with New Zealand the way we want too, through the regions first, and, to take some special friends with us for the ride. I can’t wait to celebrate on tour to what feels like a natural letting go of the huge process that brought Royal Blue 3000 to life.’
The making of Royal Blue 3000 began with the Red bull Music supported Alpha sessions back in 2015, which has fast become a sell-out intimate annual show and gave Ladi6 a fresh and improved musical perspective.
In celebration of the tour, the Outta Time single will be released on iTunes and all streaming platforms tomorrow (Friday 13th). In addition to the song, Ladi6, Samsung and Thievery Studios, have created a music video shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone to be revealed on Social Media over the next month. (@ladiwho @samsungnz @thieverystudios )
Ever striving for higher heights and more profound musical and personal experiences and to further that trajectory, Ladi6 is bringing with her a large ladi line-up of abundantly talented musicians for part two of the Outta Time Tour.
Part two will feature a line up entirely of the femme fatale persuasion playing four shows across Aotearoa’s largest cities.
Three incredible acts: Aotearoa’a own roots and reggae queen SilvaMC, hip-hops newest rap goddess JessB and rnb rising star Bailey Wiley will be joining Ladi bringing their own distinct fresh flavours to the stage.
Of the importance of having an entirely wahine line up in the main centres Ladi says:
‘For me as a woman it has been important since my own early days in Sheelahroc to encourage, support and awhi women into the music arena, especially those in the same musical sphere as me. To have a line up like this with me touring on so many dates is something I’ve only dreamed about, to finally have the ability, resources & opportunity to do so and with such distinctive intelligent talents, voices, musical styles & influences that marry so well together is beyond exciting for me, but also it is done with a hope similar tours might be commonplace in our future. I just know these will be nights not to be missed.’
LADI6 OUTTA TIME TOUR 2018
June 1 Blenheim The Yard Bar
June 2 Nelson The Playhouse
June 3 Westport The Denniston dog
June 6 & 7 Queenstown Bungalow
June 8 Wanaka Water bar
June 9 Invercargill Tillermans
June 15 Napier The Cabana
June 16 Gisbourne Smash Palace
June 22 New Plymouth The Mayfair
June 23 Hamilton Gravity Bar
June 29 Whangarei Tiki Tavern
June 30 Russell Duke Tavern
July 11 Dunedin Fifty Gorillas
July 13 Christchurch Winniebagos
July 19 Wellington San Fran
July 21 Auckland Powerstation