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Four Square teams up with SIX60 to take tiny house on Grassroots tour 

Kiwi icons Six60 and Four Square are teaming up for the Grassroots Tour, an unforgettable journey across small-town New Zealand.  

Kicking off on April 9th in the picturesque seaside town of Houhora, the tour will see Six60 travelling from the Far North to the Deep South, performing in intimate venues and showcasing their iconic hits in a stripped-back acoustic format. 

In keeping with the tour’s grassroots spirit, a miniature replica of the flat where the band members once lived together in Dunedin will accompany Six60 to all 24 performances, parked up at the local Four Square in each town visited. 

Four Square is inviting Six60 fans to come check out the tiny house, snap some photos and grab some exclusive merchandise.

Every Four Square is owned by a local grocer family and each store has been busy coming up with a unique way to celebrate the Six60 tiny house coming to their community.  Starting with Four Square Houhora, who’ll be offering $6.60 deals all day. 

“Later this year, Four Square celebrates its 100th birthday, so it’s great to be able to start the party early with a unique experience at so many of our stores.” Greg Stone, Foodstuffs North Island Head of Four Square says. 

“With the Grassroots Tour, we’re helping to put the spotlight back on the heart of New Zealand and celebrating the warmth and character of small-town Aotearoa. This collaboration with Six60 is representative of Four Square’s commitment towards community-focused Kiwi living, the cozy spaces we call home and of course, not forgetting your roots.” 

“So, even if you can’t get your hands on a ticket to one of the sold-out tour dates, we still invite you to come take part in the tour yourselves and visit the tiny house at the local Four Square.” 

Stefan Waijers, owner-operator of Four Square Houhora, says the store is buzzing with excitement to be hosting the Grassroots tour’s kickoff event. 

“As the northernmost Four Square in the country, it’s a rare treat for us to be at the heart of an event like this and we feel very privileged for the opportunity to do something special for our community,” he says.  

“The tiny house will be set up at our store on the 8th and 9th of April, and we’ll be playing Six60 tunes all day. We’re usually open 7 to 7 but for the two days leading up to the concert we’re calling it 6:60 to 6:60!  

“As a Six60 fan, I couldn’t be prouder of the boys for coming up. They stick to their word when they said don’t forget your roots.” 

From the Piha Surf Club to Waimate’s Regent Theatre, the tour will take place in a host of locations off the beaten track, before concluding with one last concert at Barrier Social Club on Great Barrier Island on May 18. 

The tiny house will be accompanying Six60 from the beginning of the tour to the Stewart Island show on May 14th, a location Stone says will be the most challenging location to get the tiny house and its contents to.  

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