Pulling on a fresh black t-shirt with a different name, Blacklistt hit the road for a nationwide tour under a new moniker - showcasing their new tunes 'From the Blind Spot' and 'Worth Fighting For' plus the greatest hits from the Blindspott catalogue, including 'Phlex', 'Nil by Mouth', 'S.U.I.T (So Us Is This)' and 'Room to Breathe'.
Fans lucky enough to catch Blacklistt at Homegrown 2012 can attest to the industrial strength vigour that the band has been honing for the live arena. It's their first time on the road since the Blindspott farewell tour in 2007 and the boys are hungry to hit the stage, with fresh venom and a point to prove.
Lead singer Damian Alexander is pumped to be touring again:
“This is the first time the original line up has toured in a long time – we have never been so amped for a tour! We have put a lot of time into crafting a next level show, it’s going to be fuckin sck!!! It’s time for us to give back to all our fans for their unwavering support over the last few years”.
Supporting them on tour is Decortica; an explosive live act blending heavy riffs with atmospheric and melodic layers.
With 'From The Blind Spot Tour' Blacklistt inject a steely brew of histrionics and refined rage into the onset of winter, they have a few axes to grind and there's no better place to let off creative steam and pent up energy than round the nation – catching up with the legion of fans that have been starved of the signature Blindspott sound.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... Blacklistt are back from exile, ready to shred their way back into the spotlight by jumping in the van and hitting their favourite spots around New Zealand. Blasting out the old songs, some new tunes and showcasing the direction of a new album - in the pipeline for late 2012.
As the new single 'Worth Fighting For' attests to... it was worth the wait.
Thursday 31 May Dunedin Refuel
Friday 1June Invercargill Players Entertainment Centre
Saturday 2 June Christchurch The Bedford
Friday 8 June Mt Maunganui Brewers Bar
Saturday 9 June Browns Bay The Brownzy
Friday 15 June New Plymouth The Mayfair
Saturday16 June Wellington San Francisco Bath House
Friday 22 June Hamilton Altitude Bar
Saturday 23 June Auckland Powerstation
Tickets go on sale on Thursday 10 May from Eventfinder – www.eventfinder.co.nz – and directly from the venues. Full Tour information can be found at facebook.com/BlackListMusicNZ and www.therock.net.nz.
Listen to the new single “Worth Fighting For” here