20 November, 2015

iHeartRadio New Zealand presents Avalanche City ‘The Hottest Ticket in Town’ thanks to 2degrees

iHeartRadio New Zealand is excited to announce Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and APRA multi award-winning and platinum selling Avalanche City will be giving a free live performance on Wednesday, December 9 at the Tuning Fork, Auckland.

If you want a chance to win tickets to this exclusive show thanks to iHeartRadio NZ and 2degrees, enter the competition at http://www.iheartradio.net.nz/competitions/win-tickets-to-avalanche-city/ or  http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/avalanchecity and go in the draw.

NZME Group Strategy and Operations Director Carolyn Luey says, “We are excited to continue the partnership with 2degrees to bring Kiwis the 'Hottest Ticket in Town'. A final show for 2015 with Avalanche City will be the perfect finish to a huge year for iHeartRadio events, which has included Free in Feb, Jessie J, Charlie XCX, Stan Walker, NZ Hip Hop and Adam Lambert.

“iHeartRadio NZ registered users and 2degrees customers have enjoyed all these great events for free. iHeartRadio NZ has just surpassed 400,000 registered users, so more people than ever before are enjoying the iHeartRadio App and exclusive stations like Official NZ Top 20, The Axe Attack and iHeartRadio Rugby.”

Avalanche City is the moniker of Indie folk singer/songwriter Dave Baxter. Playing guitar from a young age, Dave shot to New Zealand musical acclaim with his 2011 number one single, Love, Love, Love. The song was awarded Song of the Year and Most Performed Work at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and won the APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award in 2012.

Since Avalanche City’s break-through single, wide success has followed with runaway hit Inside Out and the release earlier this year of We Are For The Wild Places, which debuted at number three on the Official Top 40 Albums Chart and reached number one on the iTunes album chart.

Avalanche City opened Robbie William’s New Zealand leg of his Let Me Entertain You tour recently and has just unveiled a new music video for Keep Finding A Way.

www.iHeartRadio.co.nz – 20 million songs, 800,000 artists, 1,900 radio stations all in one free app!



For further information please contact:

Rebecca Reid

Niki Schuck PR

+64 27 519 4994




About New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME)

NZME is New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It brings together New Zealand’s leading radio, publishing, digital and e-commerce brands that were once known under APN New Zealand, TRN and GrabOne. NZME has over 30 websites and an extensive national digital audience reach of over two million* people every month.  

NZME Publishing houses New Zealand’s number one daily newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, The Herald on Sunday and 30 regional and community titles throughout the country.

NZME Radio is New Zealand’s market leader for radio advertising solutions delivered across strong radio and online brands. Based on the independent commercial radio station survey conducted by TNS, NZME operate the number one national network, Newstalk ZB and have three of the top five networks with the most listeners – Newstalk ZB, The Hits and Coast. Other networks are ZM, Hauraki, Flava and Radio Sport, in total they operates more than 130 stations in New Zealand. NZME also has an all-in-one digital radio service iHeartRadio, which is one of the leading, all-in-one digital service in the United States. NZME is 100% owned by APN News & Media.


*Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q3 14 – Q2 15, July 2015