Six60 announce five new shows for 2020 national tour

Dunedin band Six60 have announced five new shows will be added to their Six60 Saturdays national tour in 2020.

The record-breaking group have added five new nationwide dates following the sold-out success of their Western Springs Stadium show next February, with all 50,000 tickets selling out within two months of their release.

The Six60 Saturdays tour, taking place over six consecutive Saturdays, will be the group's biggest national tour to date. Commencing on January 25, Six60 will hit the road to see fans in Lower Hutt, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Whangarei and Auckland before wrapping up where it all started - Dunedin - on March 7. 

Each city boasts a unique local line-up, meaning no two shows will be the same. Honorary Kiwis Ocean Alley, pop heroes Drax Project, singer-songwriter Mitch James, music royalty Dave Dobbyn, reggae legends Sons of Zion, as well as SACHI, L.A.B., Kings, Paige, Niko Walters, Vayne and Foley will be making appearances. 

"Something really special happens when the band gets together with the New Zealand crowd," says lead guitarist Ji Fraser.

"With a new album coming out we really wanted to be able to touch as many Kiwis as possible, and bring the show all around the country."

The 'Don't Forget Your Roots' hitmakers have made history two years running, selling an unprecedented combined total of 100,000 tickets over their two Western Springs Stadium concerts - the first of which was in February this year. The five-piece band are the first local act to ever sell out the stadium.

The NZ Music Awards' nominees became the first Kiwi band to headline a show at the Auckland venue - which has previously hosted industry heavyweights Eminem, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones.

Six60 say they are excited for the challenge of "making Western Springs 2020 even better than last year".

"Selling it out is really a tribute to our bond with our fans," says the band, whose latest single 'The Greatest' has been certified gold since its August debut.

Tickets go on sale midday, October 18.

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