The Feelers to embark on NZ tour

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Schoolboy friends James Reid and Hamish Gee started a legacy that is hard to match. Twenty five years ago they formed one of our best-loved bands The Feelers and started on a journey that has spawned a catalogue of some of the greatest songs written in New Zealand. The Feelers truly are a household name.

Along the way they have amassed some remarkable statistics; a quarter of a million albums sold, five multi platinum albums, five number one albums, seven number one singles, the largest selling NZ band ever signed by Warner Music NZ in their 48 year history, 5 NZ Music Awards, 3 APRA most played song of the year awards and more radio airplay than any other New Zealand artist or band since radio stats began in 1999.

The Feelers have gone from busking on street corners to becoming pioneers of the kiwi music industry, thanks largely to the song writing genius of James Reid. 

A lot has happened in the lives of James and Hamish and they want to celebrate alongside New Zealanders with a National Tour playing in cities and towns from Invercargill to Whangarei. You CAN expect ALL of the gems written throughout their illustrious career, they will play their genuine HITS from their massive catalogue of songs. 

Along for the ride will be guitarist Andy Lynch (formerly of Zed) and bass player Clint Harris (Opshop). “It’s great to have the four of us playing together, we are having a lot of fun, and can guarantee delivering a performance each night to be proud of.”

Some of the many hits along the way have been, Pressure Man, Venus, Communicate, Larger Than Life, One World, Astronaut and of course the 2011 Rugby World Cup song Right Here, Right Now, a cover of the Jesus Jones hit song. 

Another classic track Stand Up written by The Feelers was the “Official Soccer World Cup Song” for The All Whites campaign during 2010 and was awarded the 2005 APRA “Most Played Radio Song” 

The Feelers are promising one of their best live shows yet, “our set lists just keep getting longer and longer,” says Hamish. Fans can rest assured they will be revisiting all their biggest hits with a new found enthusiasm. 

Supporting The Feelers on their 25th Anniversary will be some of the finest new talent in the country, among them will be rising stars Dead Favours who recently played at Homegrown 2018, Rock The Park Auckland and are supporting Royal Blood on their NZ Tour. Curlys Jewels are also along for the ride, look out for their new single Sneaky. Stonehurst have been confirmed as the main support for all South Island shows. More to be announced soon, stay tuned.

THE FEELERS 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES

Sunda 24th Jun: Winter Fest, Queenstown

Saturday 30th June: Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru

Sunday 1st July: Blue Pub, Methven

Wednesday 4th July:  Bullock Bar, Wanaka

Thursday 5th July: Tillermans, Invercargill

Friday 6th July: Cossie Club, Oamaru

Saturday 7th July: The Foundry, Christchurch 

Thursday 12th July: Cossie Club, Upper Hutt

Friday 13th July: The Royal, Palmerston North

Saturday 14th July: The Mayfair, New Plymouth

Thursday 19th July: The Cossie Club, Manurewa

Friday 20th July: The Butter Factory, Whangarei

Saturday 21st July:  Totara St, Mt Maunganui

Friday 27th July: Howick Club, Howick

Saturday 28th July: The Brownzy, Browns Bay

Friday 3rd Aug: Bev Ridges on York, Napier

Saturday  4th Aug: Tokoroa Club, Tokoroa

Saturda 11th Aug: Jac’s Bar, Whangaparoa

Tickets via Eventfinda