Sons of Zion taking sweet sounds to the people of Aotearoa

As their popularity continues to soar around the globe, Kiwi band Sons of Zion are
bringing the love home to Aotearoa with an extensive nationwide tour.

The six-piece - consisting of Rio Panapa, Samuel Eriwata, Joel Latimer, Zane Graham,
Caleb Haapu and Matt Sadgrove - kick off their road trip in Rotorua on August 5.
They’ll then criss-cross the North Island taking their unique fusion of rock, dub,
R’n’B, with the foundation of reggae, to the people of New Zealand.

Sons of Zion have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2007 and releasing
their debut self-titled album in 2009. They hit their stride three years later with
the release of the hit song ‘Good Love’, which has since clocked up an astounding
1.1 million plus views on YouTube. They followed it up with the equally successful
‘Tell Her’, scoring #1 Airplay on the NZ charts.

Their sophomore album UNIVERSAL LOVE debuted at #3 on the Top 40 Album Chart, with
the single ‘Superman’ establishing them as one of the country’s leading roots,
reggae bands.

Sons of Zion have since carved out a name for themselves as one of the top live
bands on the world stage. They’ve toured with prominent Kiwi acts such as
Katchafire, Kora, Black Seeds and Ladi6 and last summer played at some of the
biggest festivals in New Zealand, from One Love and East Coast Vibes to Rhythm N
Alps and Homegrown.

And love for the band stretches far beyond southern hemisphere shores. They’re a
sought-out live act on the international festival circuit and are hot property in
Australia and the United States, including Hawaii where they’ve had three number one

Now, with work underway for a new album, their new single ‘Hungover’ a hit on radio,
a US tour lined up for later in the year, and a return to the One Love Festival also
on the cards, Sons of Zion are looking forward to taking their music back to where
it all began - the towns and cities of New Zealand. Don’t miss your chance to see
of the New Zealand’s most successful musical
exports up close and personal in a town or city near you!

Tickets for the Sons of Zion: Hungover Tour, proudly presented by Pato
Entertainment, are on sale now at
They’ll also be available at the venues from Monday, July 11.


Rotorua, Friday August 5 - Lava Bar

Mt Maunganui, Saturday August 6 - Totara Street

Auckland, Friday August 12 - Stampede Bar

Hamilton, Saturday August 13 - Local Tavern

Gisborne, Friday August 19 - Shipwreck Bar

Hawke’s Bay, Saturday August 20 - Crab Farm

Taupo, Friday August 26 - Finn Maccuhals

Ohope Beach, Saturday August 27 - Hui Bar

Wellington, Friday September 2 - The Grand

Wainuiomata, Saturday September 3 - Fitzroy Tavern

Whangarei, Friday September 9 - Tikipunga Tavern

Kerikeri, Saturday September 10 - Homestead Tavern

Palmerston North, Saturday September 17 - Cloverlea Tavern

New Plymouth - Friday, September 23 - The Mayfair

**more dates to be added **

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