Fred & Toody Cole announce NZ tour

Fred & Toody Cole from legendary Portland group Dead Moon will play three New Zealand shows in December.

For those who are new… Fred & Toody are the epitome of  D.I.Y. rock and roll, a  rock and roll love story in MONO with a canon of unforgettable songs and tales that defy description.

Now a duo, grandparents of four, legends, lifers, and lovers Fred and Toody Cole keep on rocking in their stripped down but no less intense duo Fred and Toody.

They have visited NZ numerous times since their first visit in 1992. At the same time Nirvana were reaching great heights with Nevermind and asked Dead Moon to do an arena tour with them, but they had already committed themselves to a 20+ date tour of New Zealand that took them to the main centres as well as Haast, Wanganui, and Greymouth.

This time, their shows will be of a semi acoustic nature – at least on paper – we’re not sure if they know how to play quiet,  and dipping into Fred Cole's 50 + year career which goes from his groups from the 60s to now including  The Weeds to The Lollipop Shoppe to Zipper  The Rats to Dead Moon and more recently Pierced Arrows. Reports of their recent performance from Gonerfest 2016 indicate they are unmissable.

Recent visitor to New Zealand and owner of Portland's Mississippi Records, Eric Isaacson,  says that Dead Moon are one of the most important groups to ever come out of Portland IF not the most important. He is also the official Dead Moon / Fred Cole archivist.

Fred & Toody Cole

Thursday December 15th: Bodega, Wellington

Friday December 16th: Kings Arms, Auckland

Saturday December 17th: Blue Smoke, Christchurch

Tickets via Under The Radar