The event organisers have been in touch to let us know that the sold out L.A.B. show at Forum Melbourne on Sunday 25 April 2021, previously Friday 13 November 2020, has been rescheduled. We are pleased to let you know the event will now take place on Friday 8 October 2021, 8:00pm at Forum Melbourne.
L.A.B. have also announced a 2nd show at Forum Melbourne on Thursday 7 October 2021 to meet the massive demand!
A statement from the promoter:
Due to ongoing COVID restrictions to mass gatherings in Australia, L.A.B will be postponing all of their April/May 2021 dates and moving them to new dates in October 2021. L.A.B are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to perform in Australia. Fans should retain their tickets, as they will be honoured on the new rescheduled
Keep an eye out in your inbox for an email from Ticketmaster with all the details.
L.A.B. was founded by the legendary Kora brothers Brad Kora (drums) and Stu Kora (guitar, keys) and quickly engaged the extraordinary talents of Joel Shadbolt on lead vocals & guitar, Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire) on bass, & Miharo Gregory on keys.
The L.A.B. sound is one which has seen them quickly become a fan favourite on the New Zealand live circuit – trademark Kora grooves combining with Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub experience, and Shadbolt’s blues roots to create a sound entirely their own. Each member brings their own individual styles to the table, and the result is an eclectic mix of reggae, electronic, blues, and funk, even heading into country at points. Since their inception L.A.B. have performed at almost every major festival across New Zealand, and sold out a debut-headline tour of Australia.
December 2019 saw the band fulfil its goal of releasing three albums in three years, with the release of L.A.B. III. Since release, their single ‘In The Air’ become the biggest track in NZ, hitting number one on the Official NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, the first independent local act to do so since 2012, and being certified Platinum. With L.A.B. III also being certified Gold, 2021 will see the hardest working band in NZ again return to the studio.