ALIEN WEAPONRY To Begin North American Headlining Tour Press Days (Los Angeles) Happening on May 1st & 2nd

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We are very excited to have “Maori Metal” trailblazers ALIEN WEAPONRY coming to Los Angeles for two press days ahead of their first-ever North American headlining run; bringing their “Tūmatauenga” tour to North America next month. The trek kicks off on May 4th at Domination Festival in Mexico City, MX and conclude on May 29th at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Hailing from the city of Waipu, New Zealand, thrash metal trio  ALIEN WEAPONRY  are poised to make their return to North America on the strength of the group’s debut album, ‘ Tū’. Fans and music critics alike have applauded the band’s approach to unifying Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal sensibilities; ultimately creating a sound that is driven by emotionally and politically charged conflict while boasting youthful, warrior-like resilience.


Alien Weaponry was formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis (vocals & guitar) and Henry de Jong (drums), who were 8 and 10 years old at the time. The two would later move to the small town of Waipu in 2012, and went on to meet Ethan Trembath (bass) there in 2013. The de Jong brothers came up with the name Alien Weaponry after watching the film District 9.
Both Lewis and Henry are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa (Māori tribal) descent; and began their schooling at a kura kaupapa Māori (full immersion Māori language school), where singing waiata (songs) and performing haka were a daily routine. Also ingrained in their early education were stories of New Zealand history told to them by their father, who would also introduce them to the music of Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.
Alien Weaponry closed out 2018 with a North American tour supporting industrial metal legends Ministry, and have also played iconic festivals like Auckland City Limits (NZ), Bloodstock Open Air (UK), and Wacken Open Air (Germany) throughout the course of their still-budding career.
ALIEN WEAPONRY – North American Headlining Tour
Saturday, May 4th – Mexico City, MEX @ Domination Festival*
Monday, May 6th – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
Tuesday, May 7th – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock @ House of Blues
Wednesday, May 8th – Austin, TX @ 3TEN @ Austin City Limits
Saturday, May 11th – Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter*
Sunday, May 12th – Washington, DC @ DC9
Monday, May 13th – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Wednesday, May 15th – New York, NY @ Saint Vitus
Thursday, May 16th – Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
Friday, May 17th – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Sunday, May 19th – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air*
Wednesday, May 22nd – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Friday, May 24th – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma*
Sunday, May 26th – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Tuesday, May 28th – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Wednesday, May 29th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
* – Festival Date
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