Laneway Festival Mystery Act Revealed To Be Chris Knox and The Nothing

Laneway Festival Mystery Act Revealed To Be Chris Knox and The Nothing

Friday 22nd January, 2010 9:16AM

This week has been rife with rumours about a surprise act to play at Auckland's Laneway Festival. Now all has been revealed with the confirmation that Chris Knox and The Nothing will be taking to the stage. This will be his second performance since his debilitating stroke last year.

Press Release:

We know its hard to keep a secret let alone a mystery, so we we just have to spill the beans on our MYSTERY ACT: CHRIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING will perform Auckland Laneway!

On Thursday morning the 11th of June 2009 Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke in his Grey Lynn home. This was a devastating shock, but solidified his huge impact on New Zealand’s musical culture.

At the release party for ‘Stroke- Songs for Chris Knox’ a tribute and covers album (featuring Jay Retard, Yo La Tengo The Mountain Goats, Lambchop, David Kilgour, The Mint Chicks, Don McGlashan etc) CHRIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING played an unexpectedly stunning performance, which left the audienced thrilled, reeling and loving THE NOTHING.

On this occasion CHIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING are joined by Shayne P. Carter (from legendary NZ bands Straitjacket Fits & Dimmer). In a 2006 interview Knox claimed The Nothing were exactly like The Beatles ‘except for the songs...’

In just one week and three days we welcome, CHRIS KNOX AND THE NOTHING, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, DIRTY THREE, THE 3D’S, THE XX, BLACK LIPS, N.A.S.A, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, FAMILY CACTUS & DEAR TIMES WASTE, DANIEL JOHNSTON, SARAH BLASKO, HOCKEY, THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION, SURF CITY, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS AND STREET CHANT to Britomart Square. If you don't yet have your ticket, your days are numbered- the festival is nearly sold out!

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