(AUS) At long last, celebrated Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz have announced their debut tour of Australia and New Zealand, confirming headline dates throughout November.
Hailing from Oslo, Nico & Vinz (Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery) write and perform songs that speak joyously of life, love and identity. With a sound reminiscent of The Police and Graceland-era Paul Simon, these exciting new songwriters of Ivorian and Ghanaian backgrounds expertly infuse their influences – from pop to reggae, West African dance to hip hop, rock to soul.
The duo’s breakout single, Am I Wrong, flew to the top of the charts in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in 2013. Claiming numerous accolades and awards in the region, the single has since received 20 Platinum combined-certification in Scandinavia, and almost Double Platinum in the US.
Nico & Vinz performed both Am I Wrong and its soaring follow-up, In Your Arms, at the Nobel Peace Prize concert at the end of 2013. Vinz describes that experience as surreal: “I will never forget it. It was one of the all-time highlights. We had dreamed about it four years earlier, and then it happened.”
Drawing on personal experiences with regret and despair, the duo’s latest single That’s How You Know (ft. Kid Ink & Bebe Rexha) further expands Nico & Vinz’s range – mixing stripped-back instrumentation with bare, honest lyricism to stirring effect.
My Live Nation & ticket agent pre-sale: 2pm September 11 until 5pm September 13
VILLA NIGHTCLUB, PERTH
MONDAY NOVEMBER 9
PRINCE BANDROOM, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11
METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12
THE MET, BRISBANE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13
THE STUDIO, AUCKLAND
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14