MELBOURNE, AU (April 8, 2019) – New Zealand’s electronic music wunderkind BAYNK has today announced a tour across Australia and New Zealand which sees the young producer bring his effortlessly smooth sound and dynamic live show to local fans in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
The tour kicks off at Melbourne’s Howler July 4 before travelling to The Brightside in Brisbane on July 5 and The Lansdowne in Sydney on July 6. Already confirmed to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza, Coachella and Electric Forest festivals, BAYNK’s first headline Australian dates since 2017 come in support of his soon to be released sophomore EP, “Someone’s EP II”, out Friday, May 15.
BAYNK will be donating $1 from every ticket sold to the Christchurch Mayoral Fund – Our People, Our City, to go to the victims and families impacted by the tragic Christchurch shootings on March 15.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 12pm Friday, April 12.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 11am Wednesday, April 10 until 11am Friday, April 12.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.
Born Jock Nowell-Usticke, BAYNK has been on a fast rise over the past couple years. Breaking into the scene in early 2015, BAYNK’s beginnings is the unlikely story of a kid who uploaded a song to Soundcloud while on holiday in Europe – who after losing his laptop and going surfing for a week, returned to find the track going ballistic with praise and attention from new fans and music industry.
Followed by a steady release of singles since then, the young producer has clocked up more than 82 million plays on Spotify alone, marking him a top new artist to watch. Most recently, BAYNK received much critical acclaim for new EP singles "Off Limits" with Australian pop sensation Glades and "Settle" with UK artist and vocalist Sinéad Harnett. The music video for "Settle" also gained heavy praise for contributions made by co-director Spencer Graves (Kendrick Lamar, Lauv, Whethan).
His latest single “Water”, out now via AllPoints, features pristine electronic production cloaked in intricate layers of horns and percussion highlighting BAYNK’s aptitude for crafting electrifying and innovative sounds. The new track comes in anticipation of the NZ producer's sophomore EP, “Someone's EP II”, which is set to be released May 15.
With major festival plays under his belt such as St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Rhythm & Vines, Rhythm & Alps, WOMAD New Zealand, BAYNK has recently been announced to play Lollapalooza and Coachella. He’s been busy refining his live show with multiple North American runs, performing as special guest with San Holo, Kasbo and Hayden James, not to mention his own 13-date North American headline tour. BAYNK now brings his energetic, live instrumental show to Australian audiences this year starting in Melbourne on July 4.
“One of the finest purveyors of dance floor magic” – Purple Sneakers
“BAYNK is New Zealand's surprise to the electronic music world.” – Stuff.co.nz
“Striking and immediately infectious” – Complex