Birds of Tokyo
Thursday 2 June 2011
They’re about to have their first ever Gold certified single in New Zealand with their massive hit ‘Plans’. Now Australia’s hottest new band Birds of Tokyo have announced they will be heading back to Auckland to perform a special one-off show, proudly presented by The Rock.
Renowned for their epic live show, Birds of Tokyo will be supported by two of New Zealand’s finest acts — platinum selling Midnight Youth, who have gained a reputation as a top-performing festival act, alongside current chart toppers Avalanche City, making it a jammed packed rock show.
Earlier this year, Birds of Tokyo played a handful of sold out shows in Auckland and Wellington alongside the band’s blistering Big Day Out Auckland. Warmly received on both occasions, lead singer Ian Kenny expressed “It’s always amazing to be able to visit another country (albeit I often think of NZ as the relatives across the road!) and receive such a huge positive response from both old and newer fans who dig our music. We just want to keep coming back and playing shows.”
Birds of Tokyo’s award winning single ‘Plans’ has sold over 100,000 copies in Australia. It was also quickly embraced locally, becoming a Top 10 airplay hit in the country. The song will officially hit gold status this week in New Zealand. The band’s follow up single ‘Wild At Heart’ has struck yet another chord with extensive airplay on The Rock and JUICE TV.