Fresh off the back of sold-out debut European shows, New Zealand’s L.A.B return with their new single, Oh No (Pt. 2).
Here’s what the folks at Loop have to say about it:
The new single closes out a busy year which has seen them sell out shows in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Australia and at home in New Zealand, with a new album set to be released in February 2024.
With a driving groove and group vocals, the funk-flavoured track is dripping with soul, driven by the unmistakable vocals from frontman Joel Shadbolt. The track arrives after the band took home Best Single at the 2023 Rolling Stone Awards for their track ‘Take It Away’, an award voted on by the global Rolling Stone editors and select music journalists.
The coming summer will see L.A.B perform two sold-out shows in New Zealand alongside the legendary Sublime With Rome. With the new album in the bag, they’ll head to Australia for a return to the iconic Byron Bay Bluesfest.
2024 will see multiple return trips to the United States starting with two co-headline shows in Hawaii with Iration in early March, HoloHolo in Las Vegas in April, before a return performance at the iconic California Roots festival wrapped around a run of over a dozen headline shows.
Dec 28 – Headline Show w/ support from Sublime, Tauranga NZ – SOLD OUT
Jan 5 – Headline Show w/ support from Sublime, Nelson NZ – SOLD OUT
Feb 24 – Electric Avenue Festival, Christchurch, NZ
Mar 2 – Co-Headline Show w/ Iration, Waikiki Shell, Hawaii USA
Mar 3 – Co-Headline Show w/ Iration, Maui Arts Centre, Hawaii USA
Mar 29 – Byron Bay Blues Festival, Byron Bay, Australia
Apr 27 – HoloHolo Music Festival, Las Vegas USA
May 25 – CaliRoots Festival, Monterey USA