Grant Hart of Husker Du Announces NZ Solo TourTuesday 17th November, 2009 12:00PM
American punk icon, Husker Duís Grant Hart is heading to NZ for first time this February to tour the country in support of his latest solo album, Hot Wax.
His NZ dates are:
Wednesday 3rd Feb, The Kings Arms, Auckland
Thursday 4th Feb, The Cabana, Napier
Friday 5th Feb, San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Saturday 6th Feb, Alís Bar, Christchurch
With support from Devils Elbow on all dates.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now from Undertheradar - click here to get yours!
Known as one third of the legendary Husker Du, who were hailed as one of the most important and influential US bands of the 1980s. Following their break up in 1987, Grant Hart has continued to pursue his musical and artistic vision. His records have been eclectic, subtle, thematic affairs. ĎHot Waxí was recorded largely as a one-man affair in Montreal and Minneapolis studios, features guests including members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion and Rank Strangers.
Grant Hart has created an organic rock album using classic tools to make modern art, creating psychedelic pop/rock soundscapes loaded with strong melodies, vintage instrumentation and a style that he admittedly owes in parts to his devotion for his friend Patti Smith. Donít miss this rare opportunity to see acclaimed visual artist, singer, songwriter and punk icon, Grant Hart, play exclusive solo shows this February.
Wed 3rd Feb, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Fri 5th Feb, The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Sat 6th Feb, Al's Bar, Christchurch