Widely respected as one of the UK’s most legendary house and big beat kings, BASEMENT JAXX have been crowd favourites around the world for close to 15 years. The hitmakers behind ‘Romeo’ and ‘Where’s your Head At’ are no strangers to New Zealand, having previously performed at Big Day Out, and most recently at AKL17 at Auckland’s Mantells on the Water in 2017. With their triumphant 2020 return postponed due to COVID restrictions, the time has finally come for Basement Jaxx fans as they embark on their biggest New Zealand tour to date.
The New Zealand tour will kick off in WELLINGTON at SHED 6 on FRIDAY, MARCH 24 2023, before heading to Auckland for a special one off club show at THE MOTHERSHIP, AUCKLAND on SATURDAY, MARCH 25 2023. The second weekend of the tour sees Basement Jaxx deliver the first ever performance at the brand new TE PAE CHRISTCHURCH CONVENTION CENTRE in CHRISTCHURCH on THURSDAY, MARCH 30 2023, before the tour wraps up at a final soiree at AUCKLAND TOWN HALL on FRIDAY, MARCH 31 2023.
Confirmed as special guests for the Wellington and Auckland club show is FLEETMAC WOOD. With exclusive remixes and edits crafted for the dance floor, this DJ set and AV show is not a tribute act, but a rave that re-frames the music of Fleetwood Mac. Twirling through disco, techno and house, DJs Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing have taken this dance party from Berlin to Burning Man and shared their passion with like-minded hedonists around the world. DICK JOHNSON will be providing opening slot performances at the Auckland and Christchurch shows. Based in Auckland, New Zealand and with a long standing (15 years) weekly show on local radio station George FM, Dick continues a busy DJ schedule and it’s a rare weekend indeed that he is not behind the decks electrifying a crowd of dedicated followers and testing his tunes on dance floors around New Zealand and beyond.