Common Kings NZ Tour Announced

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Common Kings NZ Tour Announced

Californian supergroup, Common Kings – a smash hit at this year’s Raggamuffin Festival – are set to return to New Zealand to turn up the heat with their Summer Anthems Tour starting next month.

The tour, from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 October in Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Auckland and Mt Maunganui, celebrates the launch of their EP Summer Anthems – a mixtape (available via iTunes) that’s stayed true to the group's R&B and Reggae roots, and offers fans a transition that bridges the old with the new. It's "the old sound with a mash up of Bruno Mars meets Maroon 5 meets, Sublime.”
 
The band wowed fans in February at the Raggamuffin Festival with an array of head-rocking beats, relatable lyrics and feel-good vibes. Each of the band members’ personality spills over into Common Kings  sound, producing phenomenal pop hits infused with the boys’ love of their Polynesian roots; rock, reggae, and R&B influences; and a live show that is as soothing as it is exhilarating.
 
The band, comprised of Bass Player Lui Kirimaua (Ivan), Lead Singer Sasualei Maliga (Junyer), Drummer Jerome Taito (Rome), and Lead Guitar Player Taumata Grey (Mata), forged a bond during a jam session at Ivan’s house and Common Kings was born. The band name: a nod to the fact that the boys are both proud representatives of their home lands of Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Hawaii, and everyday guys from Orange County, California trying to live out their dreams.
 
In just two short years Common Kings have compiled an impressive resume, including sold-out tour stops in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Guam, Tokyo, and Australia; an obsessive following of loyal fans; and over 7 million YouTube views of their independently produced hits: Alcoholic, Wade In Your Water, No Other Love, and Fly. Even as an unsigned band, their star shone so brightly they garnered enough attention to open for mega recording artists like Brian McKnight and Fergie.
 
Opening for Common Kings is talented NZ RnB singer and music producer, Pieter T. His latest album Completion was released in May and features the hits Make Believe, Right Here (Your Love) and the gold status smash My Baby.
 
Pieter T has been touring endlessly over the past two years while writing this album, forming friendships and musical alliances worldwide. His musical talent and hard work has led him to gigs in Samoa, PNG, Australia, Rarotonga and recently Hawaii. One of his main focuses continues to be working with youth, especially with Youthline to help to combat youth suicide. His acoustic track (track 14) ‘Tomorrow’ featuring Tyna Keelan, explores this important issue and we be part of a youth campaign later this year.