Saturday Oct 17
In a world preoccupied with instant gratification and overnight success, LEISURE is taking the scenic route. The five members - and mates - came together in 2015 on a spontaneous trip up New Zealand’s ragged west coast. At that stage, they’d independently spent years churning through the music machine’s tight jaws. Individually, the five are award winning songwriters, producers and creatives. Together, they resolved to carve out a new musical paradigm: cut the crap, enjoy the ride and above all, keep it LEISURE.
This ethos underpinned their critically acclaimed debut record. Their follow up album Twister chucked this ethos in the blender, juxtaposing their chilled spirit with lyrics that trace the anxieties plaguing modern life. 130+ million streams, a collaboration with Goldlink, and sold out dates throughout NZ, Australia, the UK and Europe, the outlook’s pretty fine.
2020’s Side A marks a new chapter in LEISURE’s journey with many late night recording sessions in Paris. They carried this confidence back home, honing a fresh collection of their signature smooth bangers. Lyrics explore the nuances of romance and relationships, while their sound pulls from influences as broad as Japanese city pop to Bill Withers. With years of experience across the industry between them, they draw on their individual strengths to hone every aspect of their sound and image.
Tickets on sale 10am Wednesday August 5.
Ticket price: $44.90 (all ages)
AUCKLAND, NZ – (Aug 3, 2020) – Live Nation, in association with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), is proud to present Elemental Nights as part of Elemental AKL.
Unique to Elemental AKL, Elemental Nights is an exclusive curated concert series showcasing an impressive line-up of emerging and high-profile local artists.
Enlivening some of Auckland's most unique venues, music fans will get the opportunity to witness critically acclaimed American singer/songwriter/author Amanda Palmer at the sacred venue of St Mary’s-in-Holy Trinity. The lineup also features artists including dreamy RnB super group LEISURE, King Sweeties (Cass Basil – Tiny Ruins & Bic Runga) and Opossom (Kody Nielson – The Mint Chicks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra) and Tom Scott’s highly-awarded Avantdale Bowling Club. They’ll be performing at venues including Hopetoun Alpha which will see its laneways transformed with an array of rotating food trucks and lighting installations designed by Angus Muir, the Hollywood Avondale and The Civic’s hidden gem, Wintergarden. More acts are still to be announced.
Designed, produced and promoted by Live Nation, whether you care to dance vigorously or sway gently, these one-off special shows should not be missed.
Elemental AKL is back this October with a captivating programme of more than 30 free and ticketed
events, celebrating the arts, eats and beats of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. From October 1-31, the
festival will transform eateries and bars, theatres, parks, islands and public spaces into an urban oasis of
exciting experiences. Auckland’s newest festival encourages audiences to feast their eyes, feed their
minds and fill their hearts.
Here is the full line-up for Elemental Nights:
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS: HOPETOUN ALPHA SERIES
MAALA with Imugi 이무기 // THURSDAY OCTOBER 15
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS X LANEWAY (acts to be announced) // FRIDAY OCTOBER 16
LEISURE // SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
OPOSSOM & KING SWEETIES // TUESDAY OCTOBER 20
ELEMENTAL NIGHTS X COUP DE MAIN – Paige, Maxwell Young & Josie Moon // WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21
DAFFODILS // THURSDAY OCTOBER 22
MARLIN’S DREAMING // FRIDAY OCTOBER 23
AN EVENING WITH AMANDA PALMER // FRIDAY OCTOBER 2 // ST MARY’S-IN-HOLY TRINITY
AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB // FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 // HOLLYWOOD AVONDALE
TROY KINGI & THE CLUTCH // SATURDAY OCTOBER 24 // HOLLYWOOD AVONDALE
FRIENDLY POTENTIAL : CATACOMBS // FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 // WINTERGARDEN
FRIENDLY POTENTIAL : CATACOMBS // SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 // WINTERGARDEN