Shihad Announce 30th Anniversary Tour + The General Electric Vinyl Reissue

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Shihad Announce 30th Anniversary Tour + The General Electric Vinyl Reissue

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One of New Zealand's great rock exports, Shihad, formed in 1988 and are now celebrating their 30th Anniversary as a band with a huge national tour plus the reissue of their classic album The General Electric on vinyl! KIA ORA SHIHAD! 

It was the LP that re-established their position as sonic giants of the music industry, with hit singles "My Mind’s Sedate", "The General Electric", and "Pacifier". The vinyl edition will be available on October 12 and is available to pre-order now, here.


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Fast forward to 2018… Jon, Tom, lead guitarist Phil Knight (who they found through a music shop notice board ad in 1989) and bass player Karl Kippenberger, who joined the band in 1993, (from being a fan) have released nine studio albums (five of which went to #1 in NZ). They survived a name change propelled by Jihad becoming a staple negative reference in the global vernacular thanks to 9/11 (Shihad became Pacifier, and returned to Shihad), personal triumphs and tragedies, travelled all over the world with endless tours, selling out headline shows and sharing stages at major local and international festivals, and touring with musical heroes like Motorhead, Metallica, Faith No More and AC/DC to name a few!  In 2010 they were inducted into the New Zealand Music’s Hall Of Fame. And just like Neil Finn, Russell Crowe and every other successful person or idea to come out of NZ…. Australia quickly adopted them as our own, showering them with ARIA nominations, adoration and ownership of their global success. 

30th Anniversary Tour dates

Fri 16 Nov, Rosemount Hotel, PERTH WA 
Sat 17 Nov, Metropolis, FREMANTLE WA 
Sun 18 Nov, Fowlers, ADELAIDE SA 
Fri 23 Nov, The Triffid, BRISBANE QLD 
Sat 24 Nov, The Metro, SYDNEY NSW 
Fri 30 Nov, 170 Russell, MELBOURNE VIC 

All tickets & info here.
Also appearing at HOTTER THAN HELL Festival on the following dates:

Sat 1 Dec              

Sat 19 Jan              

Sat 26 Jan              

Sun 27 Jan              

Sat 16 Feb              

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