New Zealand's young musical visionary BENEE unveils her brand-new single Glitter and announces she will return to Australia for an East Coast headline tour. The tour which celebrates the release of her debut 'EP FIRE ON MARZZ' (OUT NOW), begins on Friday November 22 at Woolly Mammoth in Brisbane before dancing its way via Sydney's Oxford Art Factory and Max Watts in Melbourne. Special guests to be announced and tickets are on sale 10am Friday July 5 via www.benemusicc.com.
BENEE's new single Glitter arrives hot on the heels of her recent viral hit Evil Spider (triple j most played) and her platinum-selling smash hit of the summer Soaked, which has so far received over 20 million streams and landed at #58 in triple j's Hottest 100, 2018.
Of the EP, BENEE says, "When it came to coming up with a name for my EP, what first came to mind was wanting a phrase that was a big old explosion, because that's kinda what the EP feels like to me. I came up with the name FIRE ON MARZZ and thought it did the best job at not really relating to any song in the EP. I didn't think there was a phrase that could sum them all up."
For such a young artist, her success so far has been enormous. Over the past twelve months, she has performed at Laneway Festival NZ and sold out her debut headline shows in Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple's Beats1 radio. Soaked held the #1 spot on the New Zealand Shazam Top 100 for 2 months and is now certified Platinum in New Zealand & Gold in Australia. BENEE went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show"opening for long-time role model Lily Allen in a matter of months.
BENEE who has also just added another 'E' to her moniker has only just wrapped up her successful debut headline tour of the Northern Hemisphere where she performed a string of shows in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, New York City and Los Angeles before returning home to New Zealand to launch her EP with a sold out show at Powerstation in Auckland. BENEE has also been announced on the Spilt Milk Festival line up alongside the likes of Chvrches, Confidence Man, Khalid and Allday.
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Benee Fire On Marzz Tour
Special guests to be announced
Tickets are on sale 10:00am Friday July 5
Friday 22 November - Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane, QLD Tickets
Thursday 28 November - Oxford Art Factory – Sydney, NSW Tickets
Friday 29 November - Max Watts – Melbourne, VIC Tickets
ALSO APPEARING AT SPILT MILK FESTIVAL
Sat 23 November – Canberra, ACT
Sat 30 November – Ballarat, VIC