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The Black Seeds announce their first national tour in five years

The Black Seeds have announced the dates for their 2022 tour featuring new album Love and Fire.

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The Black Seeds have announced the dates for their 2022 tour featuring new album Love and Fire.

Five years after their last tour, Kiwi band The Black Seeds hit the road to promote their new album Love and Fire.

Vocalist and founding member Barnaby Weir said performing after such a long gap was scary.

“But that’s what we have to do. The band missed it, and we’re thrilled. It’s time.”

More than three years of work went into creating the album and Weir, who moved to New Plymouth, said it wasn’t easy with everyone living in different towns.

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But he said the band were “boosted” to showcase their new music.

“It’s been two years since Covid, so we’re excited to release new music and reconnect with our fans in New Zealand.”

The band will tour New Zealand from June.

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The band will tour New Zealand from June.

In addition to the tour, the band also released their new song Game Over, the fourth track from Love and Fire, their seventh studio album, out June 17.

Weir said the album was a collection of songs that would bring fans back to the heart of what the Black Seeds were all about.

“It’s time to come back and celebrate some classics and listen to some new music too.”

Formed in Wellington in 1998, The Black Seeds are one of New Zealand’s best known and most popular live bands.

The tour starts in Wellington in San Fran on June 23, then heads to New Plymouth’s Theater Royal on June 25, Auckland’s Powerstation on June 30, Mount Maunganui’s Totara St on July 1 and Hastings Pavilion on July 2, before heading to the South Island to visit Christchurch’s Ngaio Marsh Theater on July 8 and Wanaka’s Lake Wanaka Center on July 9.

The presale will be available from 9 a.m. on Monday, May 9 with general tickets on sale May 11 at 9 a.m.