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MUSIC   22 February 2013, 7:34AM

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Six60 sign European record deal + Australasian Tour announcement

Six60 is proud to announce they have inked a European-wide deal with Sony Music for the release of their self-titled debut album. 

Signed out of Germany through the credible Sony label Columbia Four Music, the band is shifting to Europe in May in support of the release.

The signing tops off a massive 12 months for Six60 with their self -titled debut album achieving nearly quadruple platinum sales and delivering five hit singles ranging from gold to triple platinum.

In November 2012, Six60 won six RIANZ presented Tui NZ Music Awards including Best Group, Peoples Choice and Single of the Year, successfully toured UK, Europe, Canada and America (where ESPN used songs ‘Forever’ and ‘Run For It’) and broke their own record for the most successful Summer tour ever. 

Volker Mietke, Director A&R Four Music, says he is very proud that Six60 has signed a deal with Columbia Four Music in Germany for Europe:

“Six60 is a one of a kind band with a remarkable sound and a unique front-man and singer. This is how a rock band should sound in 2013. The band fills a blank on our Artist Roster and we are proud to give Six60 a new home in Europe.’

Six60’s Matiu Walters says he and the band are looking forward to taking the album to Europe:

‘We're extremely excited about working with the team at Columbia Four Music and we're looking forward to working on a new album, building on our fan base in Europe and doing New Zealand proud. “

In March the band is returning to the USA and Canada to perform at the prestigious SXSW in Austin and Canadian Music Week in Toronto as well as sideshows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Before heading off to Europe Six60 will tour New Zealand and Australia  - their last shows in Australiasia for a while - revealing new songs as well as playing the perennial favourites. 

With six New Zealand dates to choose from, Six60 will play Wellington, Napier, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. Tickets for the New Zealand shows go on sale on Monday 25th February. Full information is available at

Massive Entertainment Ltd presents Six60 Australasia Tour Dates:

Friday April 5   Wellington - St James Theatre
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Saturday April 6  Napier – Municipal Theatre
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Friday April 12  Auckland – Powerstation
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Saturday April 13  Hamilton – Founders Theatre
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Friday April 19  Christchurch – The Foundry
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Saturday April 20  Dunedin – Union Hall
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