Ghostface Killah returns to NZ for shows in June, taking in Christchurch (June 5) and Wellington for the first time (June 6) and revisiting Auckland (June 7). I saw his previous show here in 2009, his first time in NZ - it was a wicked night, he absolutely rocked it. He's also bringing Killah Piest from the Wu Tang collective as part of his touring crew. And Chch and Welli get locals @Peace in support, which is well cool.
"On stages across the globe, his urgent delivery, dense fascinating slang, raw jokes and emotive stream-of consciousness-narratives have delighted audiences for two decades. This June, Ghostface Killah embarks on his second ever New Zealand tour, taking in debut performances in Wellington and Christchurch. This is a rare opportunity to witness the talent described by Q Magazine as, "one of raps finest storytellers" and praised by MTV and About.com as one of the greatest MCs of our era."
June 5, USCA Events Centre Foundry, Christchurch
Tickets from http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/24wq8751r or from the Christchurch iSite (next to the Museum).
June 6, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Tickets from http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/f49nph1s0 or from Rough Peel Music and Cosmic Corner Wellington.
June 7, Powerstation, Auckland
Tickets available from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz. Limited early birds $50+bf, and then 65+bf. Local line up TBC.
There's a few fan reviews of his last show in NZ on that Ticketmaster page of his last visit, best quote ... "I have to say this was the best show by a Wu-Tang member so far in NZ.... a real treat and a definite representation of WUTANG..."
BONUS... from last year, check Ghost Funk, mashups from Max Tannone... Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock.