|Jul 27, 2017||Neck of the Woods, Auckland - 18+|
|Jul 28, 2017||Meow, Wellington - 18+|
|Jul 29, 2017||Winnie Bagoes, Christchurch - 18+|
|Jul 30, 2017||The World Bar, Queenstown - 18+|
|Jul 31, 2017||The World Bar, Queenstown - 18+|
Bliss n Eso
Huge off the grid tour announced
+ OFF THE GRID ALBUM OUT NOW
With just a month to go until the release of Bliss n Eso’s hugely anticipated sixth album Off The Grid (out Fri 28 Apr), Frontier Touring and Illusive Presents are pleased to announce the trio will hit the road for a colossal national tour in support of their album taking in metro and regional centres throughout Australia this May, June and July.
The news of the tour comes as part of an exciting one-two punch with the band today releasing their third single from Off The Grid, ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’ which premiered globally on Beats 1 this morning. Lending his heavenly vocal to the track is Irish superstar Gavin James who exploded onto the scene with his breakthrough single ‘Bitter Pill’ after a year of relentless touring in 2015, before releasing an album of the same name in March last year. singer songwriter has 6.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify and 200 million streams internationally.
Kicking off at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Hotel, the Off The Grid Tour will see one of Australia’s most respected and successful groups traverse the nation on a huge 27-date tour taking in Airlie Beach, Albany, Newcastle, Darwin and everywhere in-between over the best part of two months.
“We can’t wait to get back on the road in front of our fans! The Dopamine Tour was so incredible and only a taste of what’s to come. Now that the album is finished we can’t wait to get out there and perform a bunch of new bangers along with some of our classics!” explains MC Eso.
Those eager to get their hands on tickets should sign up for the exclusive Frontier Members pre-sale which will run from Thu 30 to Fri 31 Mar with tickets on sale to the general public from Mon 3 Apr.
Bliss n Eso’s ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’ comes as the follow up to ‘Dopamine (feat. Thief)’ and ‘Friend Like You (feat. Lee Fields)’ and is a further taste for what’s to come from the trio on the forthcoming album. Off The Grid is available for pre-order now from blissneso.com.
“’Moments’ is a track that reflects on those precious moments we all had growing up before life got complicated. Your first kiss, the house you lived in, the smells of your childhood neighbourhood, your first time in love. It’s about reminiscing and appreciating how those moments have shaped who we are today. Gavin’s voice really brought everything together on ‘Moments’. His heart-warming vocals helped to paint all our memories even more vividly,” explains MC Bliss.
Just last week, the band revealed the artwork and tracklisting for Off The Grid. Following on from Bliss n Eso’s renowned album cover series featuring artworks from world-class artists such as Steve Cross and Justin Maller, the Off The Grid artwork was designed by prominent UK digital artist Billies. The artwork features Bliss n Eso’s mysterious’ winged character which has featured in previous album artworks. The artwork represents the theme behind the album, that “beauty can grow from darkness”, represented by a single white rose growing from the skull. Check it out here.
As fans eagerly await the release of Off The Grid, those craving more from Bliss n Eso are urged to keep an eye on the groups’ social media as the trio are set to tease and reveal snippets over the coming weeks.
It’s officially Bliss n Eso season!
‘Friday night’s gig was hot, sweaty and frenetic; a real showcase of Aussie hip hop’s artistic growth over the past decade…Great show lads.’ - Adelaide Advertiser
‘The crowd demanded an encore. They stamped, they flung their fists in the air, chanting together as one.’ – The Music
Fri 26 May – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane (Lic. All Ages)
Sat 27 May – Night Quarter, Gold Coast (18+)
Sun 28 May – Brother Leagues Club, Cairns (18+)
Mon 29 May – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville (18+)
Tue 30 May – Magnums, Airlie Beach (18+)
Fri 2 Jun – Studio 146, Albany (18+)
Sat 3 Jun – Metropolis, Fremantle (18+)
Sun 4 Jun – Metro City, Perth (18+)
Fri 9 Jun – Shadows, Mt Gambier (18+)
Sat 10 Jun – Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide (All Ages)
Thu 15 Jun – ANU Bar, Canberra (18+)
Fri 16 Jun – SS&A Club Auditorium, Albury (18+)
Fri 23 Jun – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Sat 24 Jun – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Sun 25 Jun – Pier Bandroom, Frankston (18+)
Wed 28 Jun – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Fri 30 Jun – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Sat 1 Jul – Waves, Wollongong (18+)
Thu 6 Jul – Villa Noosa Hotel, Sunshine Coast (18+)
Fri 7 Jul – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay (18+)
Sat 8 Jul – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour (18+)
Sun 9 Jul – Club Forster, Forster (18+)
Mon 10 Jul – Panthers, Port Macquarie (18+)
Thu 13 Jul – Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs (18+) CANCELLED
Fri 14 Jul – Discovery, Darwin (18+)
Sat 15 Jul – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Thu 20 Jul – The Cinema, Burnie (18+)
Fri 21 Jul – Club 54, Launceston (18+)
Sat 22 Jul – Macquarie Wharf, Hobart (All Ages)
Thu 27 Jul – Neck of the Woods, Auckland (18+)
Fri 28 Jul – Meow, Wellington (18+)
Sat 29 Jul – Winnie Bagoes, Christchurch (18+)
Sun 30 Jul – The World Bar, Queenstown (18+)
Mon 31 Jul – The World Bar, Queenstown (18+)
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Joining Bliss n Eso on all their Off The Grid tour dates is rising Australian Hip-Hop star Dylan Joel. With his upcoming release ‘Authentic Lemonade’, Dylan is known for his unique take on Hip-Hop, standing out from the crowd with his rare approach to topics covered, and the vocal styles he uses to execute his work.
Joining Bliss n Eso in Auckland will be Died in ’69. DIED in '69 is an Auckland based artist collective made up of members Mac Mylo, Too’OnPoint & EmEeZee. This bunch of friends share a love for hip hop, free spirited adventure and a reckless rock-n-roll ethos.
Opening proceedings in Wellington is ABRZY Rahman. Born in Bangladesh, ABRZY cut his teeth over lunchtime freestyles and soon graduated to the recording studio. He has released two mixtapes, and will be coming in hot.
In Christchurch, Lyttleton favourites The Settlers will bring their unique blend of local hiphop to the stage. A Crew with a symbolic subjective and thought provoking blend of rhymes and beats will be sure to be a favourite with locals.
Stubacca will get the party started in Queenstown. A seasoned DJ originally from the UK, Stubacca is no stranger to bringing the good times to Queenstown and will be sure to get the crowd dancing!
And finally on the last night of their New Zealand tour, and the second Queenstown date, will be DJ Doolittle. Her eclectic range of styles and sweet party blends mean that she can get any crowd jumping.
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27 Mar 2017
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9.00pm | Doors Open
10.00pm | Died in ‘69
11:30pm | Bliss n Eso
9.00pm | Doors Open
9.30pm | ABRZY
10:30pm | Bliss n Eso
10.00pm | Doors Open
10.30pm | The Settlers
12:00am | Bliss n Eso
QUEENSTOWN (30 JUL)
10.00pm | Doors Open
10.15pm | Stubacca
12:45am | Bliss n Eso
Please note: stage times are a guide only and subject to change without notice