In October 2010 Electric Wire Hustle traversed the pacific for their debut U.S. tour. This premiere tour saw them touch down and perform in several centres on the West and East coast and included a number of shows in New York City.
Electric Wire Hustle were selected to showcase at New York's notable College Music Journal (CMJ) New Music Marathon festival where, with thanks to Creative New Zealand, they performed at the NZ @ CMJ showcase performance at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan and The Haven Loft Party in Brooklyn.
Performing in the U.S. was a dream realised for the New Zealand band and taking the stage for the first time in New York City was a very special experience and one which saw them sited as a “CMJ Highlight” by credible music review website www.revivalist.okayplayer.com.
Good friend of the band, Vibol Moeung of Foxtree Studio in Wellington, recognised the opportunity in this occasion and took it upon himself to capture the band's first experiences and performances in the city which he masterfully cut together to create this beautiful video vignette.
“Performing in the U.S. and particularly in New York was a long term dream come true for all of us.” says manager Hayley. “ Vibol has an incredible eye and has beautifully captured these memorable experiences which we are now able to share with everyone.”
"I had been to New York a few years earlier and like most - immediately fell in love with the city. When I heard that my good friends Electric Wire Hustle where planning a trip there I jumped at the chance to revisit the great city and booked my tickets within minutes. NYC has such a rich
environment for a film maker to explore, and it was the perfect back drop to film EWH. I was really excited to be able to film EWH's first performances in New York and not only did I film this visual diary but also a music video for their track 'Again' which will be released next month." - Vibol Moeung, Foxtree Studio
Now on the brink of their 3rd European tour and eagerly anticipating a followup U.S. tour later this year, the band are excited to get on the road again and are pleased to release their second European show date announcement which sees them add UK festivals Glastonbury & The Big Chill aswell as shows in Poland, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Sweden to their itinerary.
*Electric Wire Hustle European Tour (2nd date announcement):*
5 June – Coldpro Fest, Co Clare, Ireland
16 June – OTB Block Party 2011, Paris, France
17 June – The Red Bull Music Academy stage @ Sonar, Barcelona, Spain
23 June – The Pussy Parlure, Glastonbury, UK
24 June – Magic Bubble, Glastonbury, UK
26 June – Wow! Stage, Glastonbury, UK
10 July – The Garden Festival, Zadar, Croatia
15 July – The Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16 July – Dour Festival, Belgium
17 July – Colours Of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
22 July – Boogie Brain Festival, Szczecin, Poland
31 July – Applesap Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4 August – Stadtmusik Festival, Basel, Switzerland