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Wellington, NZ renegade reggae outfit Fat Freddy's Drop will make their U.S. official debut next month when their first Stateside release, Dr. Boondigga and the Big BW hits whatever shelves are left on Nov. 11th.
The Kiwi septet has been making international waves since the 2005 release of Based On A True Story (not available in the U.S. until 2007). That record was a smash at home-winning the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards "People's Choice" Award and becoming the best-selling independent album in New Zealand history.
Now, following a series of successful international tours, FFD is setting its sights on the American market. Led by Maori singer Dallas Tamaira, the group's sound is a laid-back, South Pacific mashup of reggae, dub, soul, funk and a little traditional music in between.
Fat Freddy's Drop will also make a short West Coast Tour in support of Dr. Boondigga and the Big BW, kicking off in San Francisco on November 19th.
Fat Freddy's Drop U.S. Tour Dates:
11/19: Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 10/27/09 >> go there
11/20: The Roxy, Hollywood, CA
11/21: World Beat Center, San Diego, CA