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Emma Dilemma joins kiwi band, Tadpole, and releases cover of their hit song ‘Alright’

Get ready to rock, because Tadpole, the legendary Kiwi rock sensation, is gearing up for an electrifying winter tour with a fresh face leading the charge. Emma Dilemma, the rising star with a voice that demands attention, is set to take center stage as Tadpole’s new frontperson.

Tadpole’s return to the spotlight has been eagerly awaited by fans, with rumours running high since the re-release of the bands’ debut The Buddhafinger album on vinyl in 2023. Now in 2024, as the triple platinum-selling band celebrates the 21st anniversary and vinyl release of The Medusa album, they’re ready to deliver unforgettable performances that will reignite the passion of rock music lovers across New Zealand.

With a voice that captivates and a stage presence that commands attention, Emma is poised to carry on Tadpole’s legacy with grace and power. Her unique blend of rock, pop, and hip hop influences promises to breathe new life into Tadpole’s classic hits while staying true to the band’s iconic sound.

“I’m beyond excited to join forces with Tadpole and hit the road this winter,” says Emma. “To be entrusted with carrying on the legacy of such an iconic band is an honour, and I can’t wait to share the stage with my incredibly talented bandmates and rock out with fans across the country.”

In celebration of this iconic team-up, Emma Dilemma has also dropped a new song today; a cover of Tadpole’s “Alright” produced by Emma and The Response (Victoria & Andrew Knopp).

Emma’s artwork for the cover release directly references back to the original Tadpole artwork.

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Emma’s addition to the lineup will certainly pique fans’ interests, who are no doubt eager to experience Tadpole’s timeless hits like “For Me,” “Backdoor,” “Alright,” and “Nothing New” performed live once again. With Emma’s powerhouse vocals and Tadpole’s signature sound, this tour promises to be an unforgettable celebration of rock music.

Joining Emma Dilemma on stage are Tadpole’s seasoned musicians, including guitarist Chris Yong, drummer Dino Lawton, bassist Shannon Brown, and DJ Kritikl on the turntables. Together, they’re ready to deliver a series of high-energy performances that will leave audiences wanting more.

Tickets for Tadpole + Emma Dilemma’s winter tour with Devilskin are expected to sell out quickly, so fans are encouraged to secure theirs early. Don’t miss your chance to witness the iconic Kiwi rock band alongside their dynamic new frontperson as they take the stage by storm.


-Invercargill from FLICKET;

–Christchurch through TICKETEK;

—Auckland through AAA TICKETING


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