WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) Announces Debut Tour of New Zealand

Kiwis! You are in for a sonic barrel-loaded treat of zamrock, psychedelic rock, garage rock, and blues rock as WITCH – an acronym for We Intend To Cause Havoc – spearheaded by frontman Jagari, makes their debut tour of Aotearoa! Get your tickets to WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) shows in Auckland and Wellington from The Ticket Fairy.

Cooked up by Banished Music and Strange News Tours, Zambian psych-rock icons WITCH head to New Zealand on their maiden tour, with concerts slated to be held in Auckland and Wellington. Widely regarded as the Beatles of Zambia, the band is set to perform at Auckland’s cinema and performing arts theater, The Hollywood Avondale, on March 13 and at Wellington’s multipurpose event space, Meow, on March 14.

The Kings of the Zamrock genre, still going strong since the 1970s with surviving members vocalist Emmanuel ‘Jagari’ Chanda and keyboardist player Patrick Mwondela, released their comeback album ‘Zango‘ in 2023. This ten-track record was WITCH getting back into a recording studio for the first time since 1984 and flared out African music, funk, blues, jazz, and a blend of multiple genres.

‘Zango’ is named after the common places in Zambian villages where people would assemble to exchange ideas. It was recorded with a splendid ensemble of musicians. A mini-documentary diving into the makings of the album is currently streaming on YouTube.

WITCH – Making of Zango 2023 mini-documentary

Discussing the documentary, Patrick Mwondela told Rolling Stone in 2022, “We really wanted to put down the history of Witch because nothing was documented. The band was before the internet. But I think what has surprised us is that it started to build momentum and people are beginning to know about the genre Zamrock.”

Announced back in October 2023, tickets for either show are still up for grabs. This is a must-see for record collectors, psych-funk aficionados, and fans of Africa’s tremendous musical history. Seize your tickets today!

Get your tickets to WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) in Auckland | Wellington from The Ticket Fairy

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