Cherie Currie Of The Runaways Announces New Zealand ShowsWednesday 23rd December, 2015 10:58AM
Cherie Currie of Runaways fame is coming to New Zealand for three shows in May. The singer, who launched her career at just 15 years old with the iconic rock group, is still going strong as a performing artist having released her third solo album Reverie earlier this year. Cherie will be making her way around the country with her new backing band with whom she just completed a successful tour of the UK. Here are the details for her upcoming shows on these shores...
Friday 20th May, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Saturday 21st May, Bodega, Wellington
Sunday 22nd May, Churchills, Christchurch
Tickets available HERE at UTR
Here's the original video for 'Cherry Bomb' by The Runaways...
The voice of THE RUNAWAYS to perform first NZ shows
"The lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot" Bomp Magazine
AUCKLAND - Kings Arms - Friday 20th
WELLINGTON - Bodega - Saturday 21st
CHRISTCHURCH - Churchills - Sunday 22nd
What do you get when you put 5 teenage girls together with a crazy pop Svengali? … MAYHEM!
The Runaways burst onto the scene in 1975 with a 15 year old Cherie Currie out front screaming the instant classic “Cherry Bomb”!
The Runaways created a sensation wherever they appeared and quickly catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums—headlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick and Blondie.
The band’s 2nd album featured the call to arms hit “Queens Of Noise” and Cherie’s bandmate Joan Jett’s “I Love Playin’ With Fire”.
The Runaways were riding a wave of out-of-control international touring, hit singles (including “Heartbeat” and Lou Reed’s “Rock and Roll”), and platinum albums. But the rollercoaster started moving too wildly about on the rails for Cherie who departed the band and released her first solo album at the age of 18.
Cherie recorded a number of albums with her twin sister Marie and later embarked upon a film career including roles in Foxes (alongside Jodie Foster), Parasite (which featured a young Demi Moore in a supporting role), and Steven Spielberg’s Twilight Zone, The Movie.
In 2010 Dakota Fanning portrayed Currie in The Runaways, a biographical drama film executive-produced by Joan Jett and based on Cherie’s own memoir, Neon Angel, which recounted life in the band and Cherie’s traumatic experiences with drug addiction, sex abuse, and her broken family. Cherie also appeared in the documentary Edgeplay, a documentary on her former band, produced by former Runaways bass guitarist Vicki Blue.As well as performing on stage, Cherie is also a wood-carving artist, using a chainsaw to create her works. She opened her own gallery in California in 2005.
Cherie’s released a new solo album, Reverie, in 2015 which features appearances from ex-Runaway’s bandmate, Lita Ford and the final production work by former manager Kim Fowley. Recent live setlists include “American Nights”, “Is It Day Or Night”, “Heartbeat”, Queens Of Noise”, “California Paradise”, “Midnight Music” (all The Runaways), Lou Reed’s “Rock and Roll”, “Do You Love Me” by Kiss and David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel”.
Cherie and her new band recently popped their proverbial "Cherry" with an exclusive 8 show tour of the U.K. that ended up selling out in many of the major markets including London.
Fri 20th May, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sat 21st May, Bodega, Wellington
Sun 22nd May, Churchills, Christchurch