The ROCK Proudly Present – ONWARD – A DECADE OF DEVILSKIN
From humble beginnings in the Waikato to gracing some of the biggest stages all over the world Devilskin are thrilled to celebrate their tenth birthday milestone with a comprehensive NZ tour.
DEVILSKIN today announce a killer line up for their October ONWARD tour. New Zealand band LIKE A STORM will be special guests alongside Napier band BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER who will open the shows this October.
LIKE A STORM are the highest charting New Zealand hard rock band in American radio history. Both of LIKE A STORM’S two studio albums, “Catacombs” and “Awaken the Fire”, debuted in the Billboard 200. The New Zealand group shovel raw emotion into an engine of airtight polyrhythmic riffage, cinematic electronics, and primal didgeridoo.
“We were so stoked and honoured when DEVILSKIN invited us to join them for their epic 10-year Anniversary Tour of New Zealand,” says Kent Brooks, “As DEVILSKIN have become synonymous with the very forefront of Kiwi heavy music. Over the years we’ve become good mates with the band, hanging out with them at Festivals like Download UK. They’re such great people and a killer, world-class live act! We’ve seen how insane their live shows are back home and can’t wait to be a part of it! We’ve toured all around the world twice this year sharing the stage with Godsmack, Alter Bridge, Disturbed, Halestorm, Guns n Roses but in a way we’re most excited about coming home! These shows are going to be off the hook!”
“Like A Storm are one of the hardest working bands out there, they are always touring, and they’ve been ripping up stages, and the charts, in the US and all around the world.” DEVILSKIN spokesman Paul Martin says. “We’ve become good friends with the guys, catching up with them now and again on the road and we are really happy they’ll be joining our tenth birthday celebration, the ONWARD tour. A real class act and wonderful humans who are owning it on the big stages, they’ve been itching to come back to their homeland to play and we know they’ll put on a hell of a show.”
Opening act BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER take influence from legendary acts such as Alice in Chains and Guns n’ Roses and mixing in their own style – BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER has a fresh and hard-hitting, hard rock sound. Determined to make an impact from the beginning, BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER has been working with producer Michael Wagener on their first EP recorded in Nashville, USA. Michael has been credited with 100 Million sales and responsible for the incredible sound of bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row and Alice Cooper.
“We are really excited to have Black Smoke Trigger opening the shows on this tour. Charlie and the guys have a fantastic work ethic, total commitment to their music and a ton of determination. They won’t be holding back at all, they’ve just got in from Nashville and they’re ready to rip it up. This tour is going to be one big party and we know the crowd are going to get
“Its a party we want to take on the road to say thanks to our audience for a decade of amazing support. Two number one albums, Gold and Platinum, a Tui award and 20 million streams around the world. T-Shirts sold and shipped to countries we can only dream of touring. We have had an amazing time and have made so many good friends that we feel it’s important to mark the occasion with a kick-ass tour.
We will play some crowd favourites, some of our earliest songs as well as some brand new tunes.”
Tickets available for all gigs through Eventfinda, excluding The Town Hall in Christchurch which is via Ticketek and The Powerstation in Auckland which can be purchased via AAA Ticketing.
Offering a unique VIP experience including an exclusive acoustic performance, lanyard and sticker.
VIP purchasers get the following
– 1 Hour EARLY entry into the venue BEFORE the official GA door time
– Exclusive acoustic performance
– Tour Lanyard
– Tour Sticker
– First opportunity at the merch table
The Hamilton-based four-piece released their latest single ALL FALL DOWN in April this year, making waves on radio playlists in NZ and the US.
Devilskin have garnered a formidable reputation and a solid fan base worldwide from their incessant touring. A swathe of brilliant live reviews from Norway to Australia is a testament to the groundswell of support for this hard-working act.
Their amazing energy and electrifying stage performance see DEVILSKIN continue to be personally invited to tour and play with international superstars such as HALESTORM, MOTLEY CRUE, DISTURBED, KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ALICE COOPER, AIRBOURNE and SLASH.