LAB RELEASE LIVE AT MASSEY STUDIOS

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LAB live at Massey Studios

Maori New Zealand Band LAB

New Zealand Maori Group, LAB

LAB wins four Aotearoa Music Awards 2021: Single of the Year;  Album of the Year;  Best Roots Band and Artist

LAB wins four Aotearoa Music Awards 2021: Single of the Year; Album of the Year; Best Roots Band and Artist

LAB live

LABORATORY live show

LAB V artwork by Natalie Mentor

LAB V album cover (art: Natalie Mentor)

After a growing list of platinum sales and awards across New Zealand and Australia, this is the band’s first release with a small collection of live tracks.

Our fans called him and we listened! Today we released live versions of Proud Man + Mr Reggae on all platforms (Spotify, Apple, Bandcamp, etc.) Can’t wait to play Proud Man live at Welli this Friday!

— LABORATORY

LONDON, UK, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — LAB RELEASE LIVE AT MASSEY STUDIOS

LAB returns with two live renditions of ‘Proud Man’ and ‘Mr Reggae’ from their album LAB V. Filmed and recorded live at Massey Studios, Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts, the live rendition of the tracks features the sound electric live from LAB which has seen them sell out multiple events and tours across Aotearoa and Australia.
After several number one singles and albums, as well as a growing list of platinum sales and awards across New Zealand and Australia, this is the band’s first ever release with a small collection of live tracks. .

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LABORATORY

• Both videos have over 350,000 views on YouTube, over 250,000 on Facebook and 50,000 on Instagram.
• The single ‘Mr Reggae’ has spent over 20 weeks on the Official New Zealand Top 40 Singles chart and is certified platinum. Has been in the Top 20 most played songs on NZ Radio since its release.
• The entire catalog totals more than 215 million streams on Spotify, with more than one million monthly listeners and 179,000 subscribers.
• The entire catalog has more than 17.5 million plays on Apple and more than 825,000 Shazams.
• Over 75 million total views on LAB’s official YouTube channel
• LAB V is certified Gold and spent 17 weeks in the Top 20 NZ Albums Chart
• LAB’s flagship Australian tour in April 2022 sold over 30,000 tickets in total, as well as marquee festival seats at WOMADelaide and Byron Bay Bluesfest.
• 83% of all Spotify streams from sources outside of editorial playlists
• 37% of Spotify streams come from listener’s playlists and library
• 60% of Spotify Audience from outside the New Zealand home market.
• 62% of Apple’s audience from outside of New Zealand’s home market
• Single ‘Why Oh Why’ debuted at number one on New Zealand’s Official Top 40 Singles, with various LAB songs charting at numbers one, two and four
• ‘Why Oh Why’ spent five weeks at number one.
• ‘In The Air’ spent three weeks at number one on the Official New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart and the first independent number one since 2012.
• The catalog includes nine Gold singles, six Platinum singles, one four-time Platinum single, one six-time Platinum single, one eight-time Platinum single, two Platinum albums and two two-time Platinum albums in New Zealand. A gold single in Australia. ‘In The Air’ certified Gold in Australia.
• Global radio support includes ads on over 40 US college stations and over 20 US commercial stations, as well as ads on reggae-based playlists across Europe, with over 600 plays on 50 stations , including the BBC.
• Winner of four Aotearoa Music Awards 2021, including Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Group and Best Roots Artist, and winner of two Aotearoa Music Awards 2020, including People’s Choice. First act since Lorde to win Single and Album of the Year, and first independent act since Scribe to win Single of the Year.
• Winner of four Waiata Māori Music Awards 2020 and three in 2021.
• Sold out the world’s first arena show post-lockdown in 2020 – Pollstar https://news.pollstar.com/2020/07/06/new-zealands-return-to-live-music-builds-momentum-2 /&Stuff.co.nz https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/gig-reviews/300049072/kiwi-group-lab-sellout-first-major-music-gig-post-lockdown
• Have played 10 sold-out shows in arenas/stadiums in New Zealand since July 2020 in front of an audience of over 100,000 people.
• Voted New Zealand’s best live band by Radio New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/2018696049/poll-results-who-s-new-zealand-s-best-live-act-right-now

NOTES TO PRODUCER/EDITOR

Artist: LAB
Title: Live at Massey Studios
Catalog number: LPD198
Size: Single
Published via Loop / Distributed by AWAL
Genre: Reggae/Pop
UPC/EAN: 9421018244391
Proud Man (Live at Massey Studios) ISRC Code: NZLP02200748
Mr. Reggae (Live at Massey Studios) ISRC Code: NZLP02200749
Label: www.loop.co.nz
Release date: June 22, 2022
Public listening link: https://ffm.to/lablive

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LAB – ‘Proud Man’ live at Massey Studios

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