Grant Hart Announces Nationwide Tour For FebruaryFriday 27th November, 2015 9:41AM
As you may have figured from yesterday's Guess Who puzzle, American punk icon Grant Hart is returning to New Zealand for a nationwide tour - which includes the headline slot at Woodcock Festival in February. Hart has a musical career stretching back to the late 70s, when he formed influential post-hardcore outfit Hüsker Dü along with Bob Mould and Greg Norton. Following the band's break up in 1988, Hart went on to forge a solo career and later formed alt-rock trio Nova Mob. Most recently, the Minnesota-born musician released his fourth solo album The Argument, which was met with universal acclaim. Here are the tour details...
UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...
The Grant Hart Conspiracy
Friday 19th February, Kings Arms, Auckland w/ Black Science
Saturday 20th February, Woodcock Festival, Tauranga
Thursday 25th February, Bodega, Wellington w/ Echo Beach
Friday 26th February, Darkroom, Christchurch w/ BnP
Saturday 27th February, Chick's Hotel, Dunedin w/ Astro Children
Tickets for all shows except Woodcock Festival available HERE at UTR
Here's Grant performing live on KEXP...
The Grant Hart Conspiracy NZ Tour 2016
Most ageing musicians with ever declining respect ratings are happy to rest on their laurels and live off their past glories. Occasionally releasing a creatively drained solo album to little or no critical acclaim and then touring the world with all the pomp and pretension of an overblown diva. But not this guy...
Under the Radar and Tauranga Music Sux are pleased to present the better half of Husker Du's famed song writing collective to the throngs of his rabidly starved New Zealand fans for a series of concerts across this country in February of next year.
With a songbook that puts him up there with the great songwriters of our generation this will be a series of shows you will not want to miss. Accompanied by his backing band, the Grant Hart Conspiracy will be covering his impressive career from his days as the co-songwriter in the seminal powerhouse Husker Du, to his more introspective early solo albums, his work with Nova Mob to his incredible recent double album The Argument. As Pitchfork noted, the great thing about The Argument is that it not only makes a Husker Du reunion a remote possibility it makes the prospect that much more unlikely and unnecessary.
Oh and don't expect some cowering, kick drum hiding, wallflower, waif peering out from the gargantuan shadow of Bob Moulds ego - anyone who attended his solo shows in 2010 will attest that this is a man who hasn't lost a step and can write and belt out a tune as good as any of the young credibility leeching whipper snappers that have covered his songs and stolen his sound from Dave Grohl, Green Day to the Hold Steady. So please take the opportunity to join us in witnessing a true master of his craft perform 30 years of classic material.
Catch the Grant Hart Conspiracy:
Auckland (Kings Arms) - 19th February with Black Science
Tauranga (Woodcock) - 20th February with a whole lot of drunks
Wellington (Bodega) - 25th February with Echo Beach
Christchurch (Darkroom) - 26th February with BnP
Dunedin (Chick's Hotel) - 27th February with Astro Children
Tickets available through UndertheRadar.co.nz - $40 or $45 at the door.
Fri 19th Feb, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Thu 25th Feb, Bodega, Wellington
Fri 26th Feb, darkroom, Christchurch
Sat 27th Feb, Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers