Auckland based synth-pop diva Zowie will support Roxette for their concert at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Saturday 11 February 2012, replacing Dragon who have cancelled due to scheduling issues.
Zowie’s debut single Broken Machine went Gold in NZ and her catchy electro chants have garnered much international attention. MTV Iggy (www.mtviggy.com) named Zowie as one of the Top 10 Best New Bands in the World, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton invited her to play at his One Night in Austin SXSW (one of the largest music festivals in the USA) after-party and the New York Times named her as the First Day Pick of the CMJ Music Marathon.
The single Smash It, released shortly after Zowie’s 11 date Australasian Tour as the opening act for Katy Perry, featured in the hit US TV show Pretty Little Liars. With just a handful of singles and a Bettie-Page-as-a-sexy-robot look, Zowie is poised to challenge the Ke$has and Gagas of this world.
With 33 chart-busting singles, including The Look, It Must Have Been Love, Joyride, Listen to Your Heart, Dangerous, Sleeping In My Car and Dressed For Success, record sales exceeding 75 million, more number one and top 10 hits in America than ABBA, Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle’s Roxette are one of the most successful groups to come out of Sweden. Don’t miss Roxette with special guest Zowie!
"(Zowie) sounds like a mix of Karen O, Amanda Blank and Prince. She's a bit of glam pop and a bit of dirty grunge. Check out the self-described ‘pixie’ from New Zealand... and discover why she's been recruited to support the likes of Mark Ronson and Katy Perry on tour" – NME