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The Dickies Announce Nationwide Tour

The Dickies Announce Nationwide Tour

Monday 20th October, 2014 10:21AM

Original bubble-gum punks The Dickies are heading to New Zealand for their first ever concert tour next April. The San Fernando group formed in 1977 and over the decades have endured multiple line-up changes and untimely deaths to still be touring and recording with founding members Stan Lee and Leonard Grave Phillips. The so-called "crown princes of punk rock" will be bringing their hyper-dynamic shows to Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, off the back of a jaunt around Australia. Here's the details...


The Dickies

Thursday 23rd April 2015, Dunedin Musician’s Club, Dunedin
Friday 24th April 2015, DuxLive, Christchurch
Saturday 25th April 2015, Bodega, Wellington
Sunday 26th April 2015, Kings Arms, Auckland

Tickets can be purchased HERE at UTR


Check out a clip of The Dickies performing the Gigantor theme song...




And here they are with 'Banana Splits'...


PRESS RELEASE:

Metropolis Touring are proud to announce LA’s legendary original bubble gum pop-punk veterans THE DICKIES, live in Australia and New Zealand for the very first time!

“The Dickies came on like an attack of rabies, playing at breakneck speed from their first song to their last” ‘the fun parts of the Ramones sped up, amped up and applied to fun pop originals’ – dcrocklive

THE DICKIES are considered one of the oldest surviving punk bands who are still enjoying a surge of popularity thanks to their huge sense of humour and wild stage antics. Their sped-up punk covers of classic songs such as ‘Paranoid’, ‘Nights in White Satin’, ‘Eve of Destruction’ and ‘She’ are still winning fans young and old.

Formed in San Fernando in 1977, THE DICKIES were the first West Coast punk band to be signed to a major label. Often touted as LA’s answer to THE RAMONES, the band quickly gained their own fans and following, with their own take on trashy movies and pop culture, releasing classic albums The Incredible Shrinking Dickies and Dawn of the Dickies (1979).

But it was their punk re-interpretation on the children’s theme tune to ‘The Banana Splits Adventure Hour’ that really put THE DICKIES on the musical map. Released as ‘Banana Splits (Tra la la song)’ and given a unique pop-punk twist, the song reached #7 in the UK in 1979. This version was later used on the KICK-ASS soundtrack.

A DICKIES live show can incorporate everything from zany clown costumes and puppets to midget roadies and ferocious mosh-pits. Over the years the band have toured with THE DAMNED, THE RAMONES & THE QUEERS and inspired a range of bands including NO-FX & BLINK-182.

THE DICKIES have survived line-up changes and untimely deaths and continue to play and record today with founding members Stan Lee and Leonard Graves Phillips. The energy and ferocity of the band who are celebrating their 38th anniversary in 2015 still excites fans and critics alike. Live faves such as ‘Gigantor’, ‘I’m OK, You’re OK’, ‘’Paranoid’, ‘You Drive Me Ape’, ‘Killer Klowns’, ‘Doggy Do’, ‘Nights in White Satin’ and of course ‘Banana Splits’ never stray from the set list.

Don’t miss THE DICKIES live in Australia & New Zealand for the very first time! Tickets on sale Friday 24 October. “See you in the Pit!” – Stan Lee, THE DICKIES

April 2015

Australia
Thu 16th . Brisbane . Prince Hotel
Fri 17th . Melbourne Evelyn Hotel with extra special guests Nursery Crimes
Sat 18th . Sydney Hermanns bar with extra special guests Nursery Crimes

New Zealand
Thu 23rd Dunedin Musician’s Club
Fri 24th Christchurch. DuxLive
Sat 25th Wellington .Bodega
Sun 26th (Long Weekend). Auckland. Kings Arms





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