Kaleo announces show in New Zealand

Monday 12 December 2022

Frontier Touring and Bluesfest Touring are delighted to announce Icelandic phenomenon KALEO will bring their dynamic live show to Australia and New Zealand in April 2023. Performing their debut headline Antipodean dates, the band will touch down at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Tuesday 4 April and Auckland’s Powerstation on Tuesday 11 April.

While they’re in Australia the band will also take the stage at Bluesfest in Byron Bay and Melbourne.

Since the release of their Gold-certified breakthrough album, 2016’s A/B, the five-piece rock outfit—led by frontman/songwriter JJ Julius Son—have taken their music around the world. The album spawned three hit singles – the GRAMMY-nominated ‘No Good’, along with Gold-selling ‘All The Pretty Girls’ and the chart-topping, 2x Platinum-certified ‘Way Down We Go’, which has been used in over two dozen television shows from Grey’s Anatomy to Riverdale, leading the No.1 single to top The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs Chart.

After amassing over 1 billion global streams, 39 international certifications, close to 6.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone and countless sold-out headline shows spanning from London to Moscow, KALEO have proven to be a global success story.

On their latest record Surface Sounds (Elektra/Atlantic) Julius Son adopted a new approach, taking inspiration from found sounds of the “surface” around him that he interpolated into the songs—from birds singing to the ambient noise of Icelandic waterfalls—along with the emotional world within. It has garnered the band critical acclaim, Riff Magazine praising “Julius Son’s voice is mesmerizing… it can cut through granite.” 

Known for their electrifying live performances, KALEO have toured the world, playing sweaty nightclubs filled with diehard fans to mammoth crowds at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, where the band was a firm standout. Hand-picked to open stadium dates for the Rolling Stones in 2017, KALEO seduced thousands of music lovers with their majestic rock sound, Julius Son’s towering, blues-inflected vocals and singular guitar licks.

KALEO’s captivating live performance is truly transformative. Don’t miss your chance to experience KALEO at their only Australia and New Zealand headline dates this April!