The UK four-piece Rudimental will return to New Zealand this May to play their biggest headline show to date, joined on tour by fellow UK powerhouse Jess Glynne.
The band has gone from strength to strength with the release of 2015’s We The Generation, featuring favourites like ‘Bloodstream’, ‘Never Let You Go’, Platinum-selling single ‘Lay It All On Me’ (ft. Ed Sheeran) and the new single ‘Rumour Mill’ (ft. Anne-Marie & Will Heard).
Rudimental celebrated the album’s release with a near sell-out global tour that included a string of sold out Australian headline shows, explosive performances at Glastonbury, Governors Ball Music Festival, Bonnaroo and T in the Park, plus a coveted support slot on New Zealand stadium tour that saw them play to more than 250,000 fans this summer:
‘Rudimental blew my mind with their extraordinary stage presence and musical abilities.’ – AvenoirMag.com
‘No member was stuck in one position for more than ten seconds, and the crowd felt they were part of the action.’ – Music Feeds
‘It was a no frills just talent sort of show’ – IsolatedNation.com
As well as tracks from We The Generation, audiences can look forward to hits from Rudimental’s impressive back catalogue including breakthrough single ‘Feel The Love’ (ft. John Newman), 2013 BRIT Single of the Year ‘Waiting All Night’ (ft. Ella Eyre) and ‘Not Giving In’ (ft. John Newman & Alex Clare) to name just a few.
Joining Rudimental for all shows excluding Adelaide will be fellow Brit Jess Glynne. After making her introduction to the global stage with featured vocals on Clean Bandit’s 4x platinum ‘Rather Be’, 2015 saw Glynne become the second British female solo artist in history to have five number-one singles on the UK charts.
Following suit, Glynne’s debut album I Cry When I Laugh debuted at the top of the UK charts and reached the top ten here in New Zealand. The album touches on love and loss with an injection of optimism, reflected in platinum-selling tracks like ‘Hold My Hand’, ‘Real Love’, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, the gold-certified ‘Not Letting Go’ (with Tinie Tempah) and current smash ‘Take Me Home’. For the first time on this tour, New Zealanders will be able to see Glynne’s powerhouse vocals and innate songwriting talents come alive on stage.
‘…subtle yet powerful, tender but determinedly down to earth’ – The Guardian
Picture a packed stage full of profoundly talented artists and you have Rudimental. A cacophony of backup singers and musicians line the stage surrounding Rudimental’s four founding members - Amir Amor, Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and Leon Rolle - who bring all they’ve got to their performances.
With a history of sold-out show in New Zealand, fans best act quick to secure their tickets to a tour that is guaranteed to be jam-packed with thumping rhythms and mass sing-alongs – don’t miss out!