Thursday 3 March 2011
Not content to tear down venues across the country during a sold out summer tour, throw a competition to find fresh talent for their forthcoming remix album, and curate and headline their very own festival, Sacred Hill, Shapeshifter return to The Powerstation, the venue they first played last year in a trifecta of sold out dates.
For anyone who had a golden ticket to one of these shows, you’ll know that this is a venue where Shapeshifter’s heavy soul comes into its own. The Powerstation has played host to heavyweights like Run DMC, Radiohead and Soundgarden, artists that are as much at home in a stadium as they are in The Powerstation’s intimate surrounds — and best believe Shapeshifter will own the stage of this legendary Auckland venue.
Shapeshifter’s Sam Trevethick is excited for the band’s return. “I love playing The Powerstation. It has the vibe of an intimate space, but with the energy of an arena — it’s just electric! We’ve had some of our best shows there, and it’s testament to the venue’s atmosphere that many bands would rather play a few nights there than one big show in another venue.”
Shapeshifter’s return to The Powerstation has already sold out one show — witness this second coming.