Auckland post-punk outfit Cut Off Your Hands have been announced as the support act for Pixies on all three New Zealand concert dates next month.
Fresh from a brilliant set at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and the release of new singles Hate Somebody and Higher Lows And Lower Highs, Cut Off Your Hands return has been greeted by fans and media with enthusiasm.
It’s less than two weeks until Pixies return to New Zealand for the first time in close to seven years. With a back catalogue that is second to none and brilliant new album Head Carrier out now, the shows promise an unforgettable night of music.
Wrapping up a glowing review late last year, The Independent’s Remfry Dedman enthuses “As the song ends and the fog begins to clear, it becomes apparent that the band have completely disappeared, leaving a completely astounded and thrilled audience. In a little under two hours, Pixies have raced through 33 songs with no fuss or fanfare, yet they’ve still managed to captivate the entire room from front to back.”
Thursday March 9th: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Friday March 10th: TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Saturday March 11th: Vector Arena, Auckland
Memphis songstress Julien Baker will play her debut New Zealand show at The Tuning Fork in Auckland on Sunday 23 July.
Celebrating the reissue of his first solo album, Baby I'm Bored (2003), Evan Dando will stop by New Zealand as part of his World Tour for two shows:
Vancouver duo Japandroids are heading to New Zealand for dates this July. The shows come hot on the heels of the band's acclaimed third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life.
After becoming the biggest breaking British rock band with their self-titled 2014 debut album, Royal Blood’s eagerly anticipated second album How Did We Get So Dark? will be released on June 16th.
Excitement is building ahead of one of 2017’s most highly-anticipated tours - Helmet live in New Zealand.
Arguably the most powerful and critically acclaimed hard rock band of the last two decades: Queens Of The Stone Age will return to Australia and New Zealand in July 2017 for Frontier Touring, performing four visceral headline shows.
By Mark Derricutt
Helmet - commonly called "Thinking Mans Hard Rock" in its early days due to the clean cut nature of its members, and their penchant for odd, staccato, jittery rock.
Andrew Keoghan will be hitting the road this April on what has become a five-date tour of New Zealand and Australia.
Rock n Roll Consciousness, the new album by Thurston Moore, is set for release on April 28th on Caroline International (via Universal Music New Zealand). The album was recorded with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, The Pop Group) at The Church studios in Crouch End, London and mixed by Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Earth) at Avast! in Seattle, Washington.
By Wal Reid
Kiwi rockers Head Like a Hole, or more affectionately known to fans as HLAH, have seen a few things in their time. Guitarist Nigel Regan jokes at the thought of playing ‘starkers’ again citing, “I think I’m a bit soft around the middle to get naked these days.”
Legendary New Zealand band Head Like A Hole will embark on a 13 date national tour in May to mark the 25th anniversary and the re-release of their debut album '13'.