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Jesus Jones Head To New Zealand For One Show

Jesus Jones Head To New Zealand For One Show

Thursday 30th October, 2014 12:28PM

Alternative dance act Jesus Jones are heading to Auckland for one show to play their formative 1990 album Doubt in full. The British group, which formed in 1988, holds a firm place in the grebo culture that was largely formulated by Pop Will Eat Itself (who were here recently for shows in Wellington and Auckland). The outfit's sophomore album, Doubt, top the UK charts following its release, with lead single 'Right Here, Right Now' still echoing around the globe today. Here's the details for their upcoming show...


Jesus Jones
Tuesday 10th March, Kings Arms, Auckland


Here's a video for hit single 'Right Here, Right Now'...


PRESS RELEASE:

JESUS JONES

Leading purveyors of the early 1990’s Indie/Alternative Dance scene, JESUS JONES return to Australia, playing their influential DOUBT album in full!

“Jesus Jones rocks. It’s a pure and simple fact.” - Hybrid Magazine

“The grebo’s are back with a vengeance.” – Allmusic

“We really love playing in Oz, but more than that, we just actually love being Down Under. The crowds are amazing, the venues are wonderful, it's a fantastic place!" - Iain Baker, Jesus Jones

Select Touring and Metropolis Touring are proud to present the return of UK indie heroes JESUS JONES to Australia. Part of the now legendary GREBO and ALT/DANCE movement of the ‘90’s alongside POP WILL EAT ITSELF, EMF, THE SHAMEN, CARTER USM and NEDS ATOMIC DUSTBIN - JESUS JONES have long been considered one of the breakout alternative bands of that time thanks to massive hits ‘Right Here, Right Now’, ‘Real Real Real’ and ‘International Bright Young Thing’.

Formed in Wilshire in 1988, JESUS JONES pioneered a hybrid of styles including house, techno and indie rock – indicative of what was going on in the UK music and skate scenes at the time. Their second album ‘Doubt’ (1991) embraced these latest sounds and along with frontman Mike Edwards’ lyrics of hope and optimism, the album shot to the top of the UK charts.

When second single ‘Right Here, Right Now’ was released - things exploded massively on the world scene for JESUS JONES. Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the song’s positive overtones struck a chord with the United States and the song peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Charts in July 1991.

‘Right Here, Right Now’ then took up a life of its own in the US where it became a motivational anthem for corporate companies, even being used for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. They were awarded MTV Best New Artist (1991) and nominated for a Grammy. JESUS JONES have since become in-demand on the corporate gig circuit in the US and six albums in, are still enjoying the same line-up some 20 years later. This is the first time they have played ‘Doubt’ in its entirety on this current tour.

Frontman Mike Edwards said: “It makes us somewhat unique, among our contemporaries, to be exactly the same five guys as it was all those years ago. We’ve grown up together, and it’s a privilege to all be on the same stage, playing the songs which kick-started our entire career. I can't believe it's 25 years since we first played in Australia. Some of our best ever shows have been here, from the old Greek Theatre in Melbourne to the Hordern Pavilion and Selina's in Sydney. There's an intensity about playing Australia, and I can't wait to get back there"

“They lock together like Lego blocks on every note” – Pop Matters

Catch JESUS JONES LIVE in Australia:
MARCH 2015

Tuesday 10th March - Kings Arms, Auckland
Thursday 12th March – The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday 13th March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 14th March – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 15th March – Rosemount Theatre, Perth.

Tickets will be on sale from November 6 via UnderTheRadar.



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Just watched some recent footage from the Off The Tracks Festival (which is well worth going to if youre ever in the vicinity) cant say as it made me want to see them, punch them perhaps.
Posted by johnnyg 2 years ago


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