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Alien Weaponry Announce Their First-Ever North American Headline Tour

The teenage trio from New Zealand will bring their Māori-inspired thrash to North America this May.

New Zealand teenage thrash trio Alien Weaponry have announced their first-ever North American tour in May. Given the explosive reaction from the crowd when they played their debut show in New York City back in December, we expect this tour to be huge.

Blending Roots-era Sepultura riffs and Māori lyrics, Alien Weaponry, who are the youngest band to ever be signed to Napalm Records, are on a mission to spread awareness to their native tongue, which is an endangered language according to the UN. Last time we caught up with them, singer Lewis de Jong said, “It’s really surprising. Just last night I saw someone in the crowd singing the entire set word for word — even the Māori stuff. And I was pretty baffled. Because they don’t even live in New Zealand, and now they’ve learned Māori words…because of Alien Weaponry.”

Be sure to crank up their debut record, , so you can sing along when you catch them in May.

May 2019

03 4 Mexico City, MEX @ Domination Festival*
06 Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
07 Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock @ House of Blue
08 Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live
11 Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter*
12 Washington, DC @ DC9
13 Boston, MA @ Middle East
15 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
16 Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
17 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
19 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air*
22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
24 - 26 Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma*
26 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

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PHOTO: Stephanie Augello

Posted on January 22nd 2019, 5:00pm
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