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Ruel Returns To NZ For Some Free Time


After playing sold-out rooms throughout the UK, Europe and Asia, Australian phenom Ruel will celebrate the upcoming release of his highly anticipated sophomore EP Free Time by bringing his brand new stage show to Auckland’s Shed 10 this September for his biggest show to date in New Zealand.

Tickets go on sale at 4pm Monday August 5.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5.

Fans can also sign up to the Audience Republic pre-sale beginning 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5.

In the middle of a hot streak for the ages, Ruel will stop by Shed 10 for one of the biggest shows of his career while displaying a huge step up in production from his hugely popular Painkiller tour earlier this year.

FREE TIME was written in between Ruel's rigorous global touring schedule and sees the young songwriter teaming up once again with Grammy-winning producer M-Phazes, plus an all-star cast of collaborators including Sarah Aarons (Zedd, Alessia Cara), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, Sia), Joseph Angel (Rihanna), Nick Long (King Princess, K. Flay) and Wrabel (Ellie Goulding).

The EP’s first single Painkiller has already gathered over 20 million streams in just two months, adding to Ruel’s overall 300 million+ global streams. The new body of work is the next step in the evolution of an artist who began playing guitar and writing songs at only 8 years of age. It demonstrates Ruel’s maturity as a songwriter able take on any genre and unsatisfied staying in the lanes of Pop and RnB.

At just 16 years of age, Ruel has received public praise from the likes of Khalid, Zane Lowe and Sir Elton John for his songwriting craft well beyond his years and his commanding live performances. Last year, he received recognition back home by becoming the youngest recipient of an ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Ruel’s videos for singles ‘Younger’ and ‘Not Thinkin’ Bout You’ have caught fire, each surpassing over 8 million views, and the videos for ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Don’t Tell Me’ have each enjoyed over 5 million views, with his latest single ‘Painkiller’ fast approaching 8 million views.

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Audience Republic pre-sale: 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5
Live Nation pre-sale: 4pm Friday August 2 until 3pm Monday August 5

Written By: Radio13