Shihad is a rock band from Wellington, New Zealand, now operating in Melbourne, Australia, founded in 1988 by singer Jon Toogood and drummer Tom Larkin, who were still in school at the school. 'time. The group has produced seven studio albums, including three ranked n> 1 and four singles entered the Top 10 in their home country, New Zealand.
When they released their seventh studio album, Beautiful Machine (2008), Shihad held the record for the New Zealand group's highest number of singles in the New Zealand top 40, rivaling some New Zealand rock legend / Australian like Split Enz.
Shihad was created in 1988 by singer Jon Toogood and drummer Tom Larkin, while they were both still in school.
Shihad supported Love Is The New Hate initially with dates in New Zealand, including the grand launch concert at Aotea Square in Auckland, to celebrate New Zealand's New Zealand music debut, as well as a tour of New Zealand. extensive in Australia and New Zealand, including a spot on the main stage at Splendor In The Grass, ahead of a crowd estimated at 20,000. In August and September 2005, Shihad was part of a 17-date tour of Australia, in conjunction with the Australian group Cog, entitled "The Homeland Security Tour".