April is music month at Urban List and we’ve got all of your music needs covered with this ultimate Auckland City gig guide.
From big-time touring artists to farewell tours to intimate gigs, there is a whole lot of live music to get around in Auckland this month. See you there.
Here are the best gigs in Auckland this April.
Ocean Alley | The Powerstation
Our friends across the ditch continue to bless us with some seriously good music and Ocean Alley is a prime example. Described as psychedelic-surf-rock, the six Sydney fellas create easy-listening, (the kind you want to chuck on for a roadie or afternoon in the sun). Returning to New Zealand for their biggest headline tour yet, the Powerstation will see the legends put on an epic show that you won’t want to miss. Catch the guys on April 3rd and 4th as they bless us with their new music, the old favourites and an all-around good time. Hold onto summer for just a little longer with a night of sun-soaked tunes with these Aussie legends.
Boyzone | Spark Arena
It’s true what they say—all good things must come to an end. And, for Boyzone fans all around the world, that time has sadly come. Boyzone is on their international farewell tour which includes a stopover at Auckland’s Spark Arena this April. The iconic boy band holds a special place in so many hearts of anyone around in the 90s, as their pop hit singles became anthems for all sorts of fans. They will be performing all of the favourite hits including No Matter What and Father & Son, it’ll be a night of reminiscing and nostalgia for sure.
Matt Corby | The Civic
Known for his unique sound, goosebump-inducing vocals and those lush curls, Matt Corby is nothing short of an Australian icon and one we are happy to welcome back to our shores. He returns to Auckland this month for the first time since 2016 with his Rainbow Valley tour celebrating the release of his second album, the Sydney local is known for his intimate and emotion-filled performances and we don’t doubt this will be anything less. Held at The Civic, he'll be joined by explosive indie-pop singer, Mane.
Jungle | The Powerstation
Playing at the likes of Glastonbury and Belgium’s Dour festival, Jungle is one of the UK’s newer bands who has wasted no time making their mark. Childhood friends Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson lead the stage with a seven-piece band accompanying them and together they create a unique sound unlike anything else out there. A mix of neo-soul, 1970s-style funk music, the smooth sounds created are individual to Jungle and that’s why there is such a big demand for their shows. Praised for their live performances, we know this show will be one to remember.
Touch Bass | Spark Arena
Returning for their third year, Touch Bass comes to Spark Arena this April and, judging from the line-up, it is set to be an epic night. Canadian headliner, REZZ, is joined by a group of drum and bass legends, including fellow Canadian Ekali, as well as UK stars Zomboy, Rusko, Holy Goof and Macky Gee. If you are a drum and bass fan, you don't want to miss this.
Sonorous: Warehouse Social
Back for round two, this one is for all true house and techno enthusiasts. Sonorous is all about creating a full experience which is why this show is still in a secret location yet to be revealed. The first line-up is out and with the likes of PleasurekraftSon, Quivver and Tube & Berger its looking pretty good so far. The carefully selected mix of local and international talent, as well as the highly anticipated venue, is going to make this a unique experience to be a part of.
Sevendust | The Powerstation
Kicking off their Australasian tour right here in Auckland is iconic five-piece rock band Sevendust. With a dedicated following and close connection to their fans, this show promises to be a goodie. With now three gold albums, Sevendust has been climbing charts around the world and for good reason. Their intense sound and equally intense live force make for an unforgettable show that Auckland’s Powerstation will be experiencing this April.
Billie Eilish | Spark Arena
Potentially the youngest superstar in the world right now, Billie Eilish visits our shores this April and to say the hype is real is an understatement. There is no question that the When We All Fall Asleep world tour will be as emotional and energetic as both she and her songs are. Known for intense lyrics and soft melodies, Eilish has taken the world by storm with hits such as Ocean Eyes and Bellyache, and with the new album fresh of the press the tunes are just going to keep on coming and the performance will be iconic.
Flosstradamus | Studio The Venue
American DJ and producer Flosstradamus has been seen collaborating with huge names such as Major Lazer, A-Trak and Baauer and is finally coming to our neck of the woods to share his magic. His strong presence in the dance, bass and trap music communities has only been rising which is shown by his devout following who call themselves HYDNATION. Performing at Studio the Venue this April be sure to head along and see for yourself what all the hype is about.
Norah Jones | ASB Theatre
The long-awaited return of one of America’s most acclaimed and loved singer-songwriters, Norah Jones is back this April and we couldn’t be happier. The nine-time Grammy award winner has a smooth, soulful voice that has been known to move people to tears more often than not (we’re not judging). The jazzy/pop style of music is beautifully performed by Jones in an intimate and personal way, definitely a highlight for Auckland’s music scene this April.
Hozier | Spark Arena
Irish singer-songwriter Hozier returns to New Zealand off the back of his new album Wasteland Baby!, and his powerful vocals are guaranteed to shake up Spark Arena. Constantly praised for his live shows, Hozier performs with emotion and soul, captivating crowds every time. Back for the first time in four years and with only the one New Zealand show this one is definitely on our April must-attend list.
The Upbeats | Neck Of The Woods
Known for their anything-goes performances (often including crowd surfing), and bass-filled dance music, The Upbeats have come into the drum and bass scene loud and fast and are here to stay. The Kiwi duo drags you into their own world of drum and bass with the crazy energy and genuine emotion that runs throughout all of their tracks. Returning home for a tour of where it all started, The Upbeats will be performing at Neck of the Woods this April.
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