Katy Perry Enlists One of EDM's Biggest Stars for New Tour
Massive electronic artists like Zedd can often get by just fine headlining their own tours, but sometimes they’ll make exceptions and ride along with an even bigger pop artist, just for that extra boost. Zedd and Katy Perry have just shared that the hitmaking producer will be joining her on the New Zealand leg of her Witness Tour.
The shows have already been described as a massive spectacle, so adding the wondrous Zedd to the mix should fit right in. Attendees might end up with sensory overload, but they’ll be happy about it either way.
Zedd will be joining Katy Perry for her two Auckland shows on August 20 and 21.
Martin Garrix and Justin Bieber teamed for the latter’s Purpose Tour in Australia last year for 5 stops.
REPORT: Lethal Substance Found In 25% of This Country's Ecstasy Pills
An MDMA substitute deemed to be lethal is being sold as ecstasy in New Zealand — and found in approximately 1 in every 4 pills.
The cheap, easily manufactured substance is said to be especially harmful if taken in the same dosage as pure MDMA. The highly toxic chemical known as n-ethylpentylone is the ingredient users should be worried about.
Side-effects traced back to the synthetic drug include “increased heart rate, increased body temperature, increased blood pressure, anxiety, paranoia, agitation, inability to sleep.” Anyone who feels these warning signs should seek medical attention.
New Zealand director the drug related harm reduction service Know Your Stuff, Wendy Allison, shares her concerns: “In our testing this season approximately 25 percent substances brought us as MDMA have turned out not to be. Of those, the majority have been n-ethylpentylone.”
Test your drugs.
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Childish Gambino Announces PHAROS Show That Promises New Music
All you Donald Glover fans know that tomorrow is the season two premiere his hit FX series Atlanta. If you're also a fan his musical endeavors as Childish Gambino, then you'll be happy to know that the "Freaks and Geeks" rapper just announced tickets to an upcoming show.
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Taking to Twitter, now being his only tweet on his feed, Donald shares a link to PHAROS, his three-night performance in New Zealand. The link directs you to a site that forces you to download an ficial app for more information on the event.
The show is set to take place November 23 - 25 (too far away) and will hear new music from Gambino. Details the event say each performance will be in a dome, featuring special guests. The importance your mobile device is mentioned more than once, as having the app will enhance your experience. Tickets are going for $149 USD.
Check out some screenshots we took the app below.
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In 2016, Childish held a similar event in Joshua Tree three months before releasing Awaken My Love! The experience Childish fered to fans was described as "a look inside Donald Glover’s brain; an entire universe he created for a small group people to experience together.
Music Festival Fails To Get Liquor License Before Event
Though its name suggests otherwise, Shipwrecked will indeed be “dry” this weekend. The a boutique music festival near Auckland, New Zealand, is still on schedule — but it’s missing an important detail.
According to a , the organizers failed to acquire a liquor license in time, so the show will go on as an alcohol-free event. While this probably won’t phase some people, it’s possible others that paid approximately $250 per ticket will be looking for some form compensation for the mishap.
Logan Baker The Greatest Show on Earth assures “it’s still going to be a beautiful event” despite having no alcohol on the grounds.
Some music festivals, like Shambhala in British Columbia for example, go on as dry festivals each and every year — so hopefully this isn’t a huge deal for music fans!
Lorde Takes Out Full Page Ad In Response To Grammy Snub
Lorde wants to thank her fans for loving and embracing her Grammy-nominated album Melodrama — and most importantly, for supporting women in music.
The star has penned a hand-written letter in the wake her , taking out a full-page ad in the :
“I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom my heart, for loving & embracing Melodrama the way you did.”
“Thank you also for believing in female musicians. You set a beautiful precedent.”
Lorde brought up a powerful about female representation after she wasn’t asked to perform solo at the awards ceremony. Basically, she wanted to sing one her own songs from her Best Album nominated Melodrama, but the Recording Academy didn’t have room for her.
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow was in saying:
“I think it has to begin with women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, who want to be producers, who want to be part the industry on the executive level to step up.”
Well, now it’s Lorde’s time to talk…
Lorde Pens Letter In New Zealand Herald
Ambassador Requests Meeting with Lorde After Highly Controversial Show Cancellation
The Ambassador Israel to New Zealand has requested a meeting Lorde, just days after she announced the cancellation her show at Tel Aviv in Israel.
Lorde recently canceled her show after being contacted by the boycott group BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), an organization in protest the Israeli government’s ill-treatment Palestinians.
In an ficial statement, Lorde with the upcoming concert in Tel Aviv:
“I’ve received an overwhelming number messages & letters and have had a lot discussions with people holding many views, and I think the right decision at this time is to cancel my show. I pride myself on being an informed young citizen, and I had done a lot reading and sought a lot opinions before deciding to book a show in Tel Aviv, but I’m not to proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on this one.”
In her sincere apology, Lorde concluded “I hope one day we can all dance.”
Now, Ambassador Dr. Itzhak Gerberg has the cancellation:
“It is regrettable that you have cancelled your concert in Tel Aviv and have disappointed all your fans in Israel. Music is a wonderful language tolerance and friendship, which brings people together. Your concert in Israel could have spread the message that solutions come from constructive engagement that leads to compromise and cooperation. Music should unite not divide and your performance in Israel could have contributed to the spirit hope and peace in the Middle East.”
Gergerg made his intentions clear — he wants to meet with Lorde to “to discuss Israel, its achievements and its role as the only democracy in the Middle East.” Read his full statement below.
Open Letter To Lorde
Major NYE Festival To Breath Test Attendees Upon Leaving
New Zealand’s award winning NYE festival Rhythm and Vines will be giving breathalyzers to everyone getting in the driver’s seat upon leaving the event.
It’s an effort being put in place to ensure people party more safely into the new year. The massive music festival is the highlight the summer for its attendees, and police are looking out to make sure the experience runs smoothly.
Senior Sergeant Ross Smith his thoughts on the new rule:
“We want everyone to enjoy their time at the festival but we urge party goers to look out for themselves and their mates.”
“Drink in moderation and make smart decisions about how you’re going to get to and from venues.”
According to a , a “very large liquor ban” will also be enforced around the Rhythm and Vines event site this year. Anyone in violation will be fined $250.
Aside from staying sober, it has recommended drivers also plan ahead, allow extra travel time, get plenty rest, and share driving time between friends during the commute. Traffic is expected to be heavy, so plan accordingly.
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This Is What Happens When An Entire Country Signs Up For Secret Santa
If you work in an fice, secret santa can be stressful enough. What if you have to buy a gift for someone you don’t like? What if the person you’re assigned doesn’t like your gift? Well imagine participating with an entire country.
New Zealand is hosting their annual secret santa this year. Folks can sign up to randomly be assigned a person to send a gift to. Then they must by December 10.
This year, the secret santa is getting buzz because even the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is participating.
You can swipe through to find out what kind gifts people received last year.