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Oct. 13, 2021

Interview with SIX60

Interview with SIX60

We had the pleasure of interviewing SIX60 over Zoom video! 

New Zealand pop/rock icons SIX60 have been making headlines across the globe, thanks to the joyous, COVID-free concerts they have been performing to crowds of more than 20,000 people at a...


We had the pleasure of interviewing SIX60 over Zoom video! 

New Zealand pop/rock icons SIX60 have been making headlines across the globe, thanks to the joyous, COVID-free concerts they have been performing to crowds of more than 20,000 people at a time. They are the biggest band in New Zealand history, and arguably the most dominant band in a single territory ever, representing more than 15% of all music listened to in their home country. Formed in 2008, the band has released four number one albums and 44 platinum singles, including their most recent single, “All She Wrote,” which shot to the top of the charts upon its release.

Thanks to New Zealand’s success with COVID, SIX60 was able to continue to tour throughout the pandemic, which made them "the planet's biggest touring band," according to NME, selling more tickets than the rest of the world combined. Complex, The Guardian, and CNN all highlighted their impressive touring accomplishments, with the BBC reporting that “the success of their shows will give hope to musicians around the world that concerts will resume one day.”

Now, on the heels of a record shattering year, SIX60 have announced their arrival to the US with their first-ever performances in the country, stopping at two iconic halls: LA’s The Fonda Theatre on Saturday, October 9th, and NYC’s Webster Hall on Thursday, October 14th. The concerts will continue the band’s streak of historic firsts, which included the first-ever musical performance at New Zealand’s national stadium Eden Park – the biggest live show in the world at the time, performed in front of 50k fans - and an eleven-date European tour, which included their biggest show outside of their native New Zealand at the iconic London venue, Alexandra Palace.

“It’s really exciting to be playing our first headline shows in the states,” SIX60 said. “When the pandemic hit, it was hard to imagine it ever happening. We just played Bottle Rock and Berkley this weekend, and the crowd response has been incredible. It seems like the crowds are really happy to be back together and we can’t wait to give them a night to remember.”

SIX60’s live shows have garnered the attention of media across the world. ITV’s Piers Morgan dubbed them “the hottest band in the world right now” during his interview with lead singer Matiu Walters, and the BBC called the shows “just unimaginable right now.” The band’s performance at Eden Park was highlighted by one-off special appearances by players of the All Blacks rugby team, New Zealand’s National Naval band, a flyover of Royal New Zealand Air Force jets, as well as traditional Maori Kapa Haka performers, who joined the band on stage to see out the night with their hit ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’ (Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō). The concert was streamed by millions of fans across 30 countries, thanks to a trailblazing partnership with the leading streaming platform Veeps, and it was also the first-ever concert to be streamed live via TikTok.

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