The Edge Presents American Authors live in NZ with Andy Grammer

Here’s one to pop in the diary with permanent marker: The Edge presents…American Authors!

The Brooklyn-based alt rockers are in New Zealand for a one-off show at Auckland’s Powerstation, September 24th. The energetic four-piece are riding high after the global success of their huge single ‘Best Day Of My Life’. And if you thought that was a great song, you’ll be an American Authors believer when you hear their latest tune… umm… ‘Believer!

AND JUST ANNOUNCED - acclaimed platinum-selling singer, songwriter and musician Andy Grammer will be appearing as American Authors’ very special guest on the band’s upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, treating audiences to a solo acoustic set! Well known kiwi singer-songwriter Benny Tipene has also been added to the bill, what more could you want?!

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Band members Zac Barnett, James Adam Shelley, Dave Rublin and Matt Sanchez left the Berklee College of Music in Boston where they met to take their alt-rock, four-part harmonies and infectious pop sensibilities to the Big Apple as American Authors. Their honest songwriting evidently comes from the diversity that the four members bring to the table

Debut single ‘Best Day Of My Life’ proved to be a massive international breakthrough for the band, gaining worldwide success as it featured on various advertising campaigns around the world including: Hyundai in the UK and France, Telecom in New Zealand as well as for US retail home improvement giant Lowe’s which aired during the Superbowl. It also appeared on the trailer for some of this year’s cinematic releases including Delivery Man and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.  In Australia the track took a similar trajectory after being picked up by local liquor chain BWS for one of their commercials, landing in the top 15 on the radio airplay chart, top 10 on the iTunes singles chart and achieving certified platinum single sales.

The mega hit was even performed on Glee earlier this year during their ‘New New York’ episode as well as being invited on Ellen to perform the anthemic tune. The track is now closing in on 23 million views on YouTube and a whopping 53 million plays on Spotify!  Following the success of this incredibly infectious hit single, American Authors released their equally catchy second single; ‘Believer.’ Watch the official clip below.

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