New Zealand based indie pop band The Beths have officially scheduled a fully live, in person concert in their home country, according to Stereogum. While many around the world may be surprised by the news, the country has only had two new cases recently from two people that entered the country from Australia by way of the UK.
While live concerts in America are still far on the horizon, fans can at least be happy that live music is returning in one corner of the world at full capacity, serving as a glimmer of hope for music fans everywhere else. New Zealand also recently returned to normal sporting events, as fans crowded arenas in full capacity to celebrate the return of Rugby with fans in attendance.
The Beths are getting ready to release their sophomore LP Jump Rope Gazers on July 10 of next moth, following their debut album Future Me Hates Me, which was released back in 2018. The venue the band will be playing is an indoor club called the Powerstation in the band’s hometown of Auckland, and they will be playing a day after the release of their LP.
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Very surreal to say this: Auckland, we’re doing a gig. It’s July 11th, the day after our album comes out. I can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to playing a show and playing new songs. It’ll be pretty special, come and hang. 💚💚 . . . Thanks Toby Morris @xtotl for the pūkeko poster 🍦
The Beths consist of Elizabeth Stokes (vocals/guitar), Jonathan Pearce (guitar), Benjamin Sinclair (bass) and Tristan Deck (drums). Their debut album has received glowing praise, and appeared on many year-end lists, including Rolling Stone, NPR, Stereogum and more. The band has released three singles ahead of the release of their album, “Out of Sight,” “I’m Not Getting Excited” and “Dying to Believe.” Check them out below: