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Henry Rollins Returns to NZ In April

Henry Rollins Returns to NZ In April

Thursday 28th January, 2010 8:43AM

Punk icon, raconteur and general funny man Henry Rollins is returning to NZ in April. He'll be performing two spoken word shows.

Sunday 25th April : Wellington, Paramount Theatre
Tickets go on sale Mon 8th February from Undertheradar & Real Groovy (WGN)

Monday 26th April : Auckland, Bruce Mason Theatre
Tickets go on sale Mon 8th February from Ticketmaster

Press Release:

“There are some musicians you don't want to meet. For me Neil Young is the never-again category for rudeness, and Henry Rollins just as matter of personal safety. He was a nice guy actually, but he almost broke my hand.” Graham Reid (www.elsewhere.co.nz)

Henry Rollins returns to New Zealand for spoken word shows in Wellington and Auckland. ""Since I was last on tour, I have been working in television and radio, traveling all over the world," says Henry. "And like everyone else, dealing with the changes America - and the world - is going through. I thought America would become a more peaceful place in 2009. I had no idea the country had so many lunatics. There's a lot to remark upon, of course. There always is."

When Henry talks about traveling the world, he's not referring to plush resorts and genteel European cities. Henry's current and most recent travels include stops in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, China, and Senegal. These global experiences - like past excursions to such vacation hotspots as Pakistan, Myanmar, and Siberia - not only supply humorous anecdotes for Henry's talking shows, but they inform his worldview. As Shepherd Fairey's tour poster bills it, "Knowledge without mileage equals bullsh*t." Amidst his extensive globetrotting, Henry the actor, author, and radio host remains as busy as ever. Henry recently concluded an extended guest run as rival thug A.J. Weston on the FX biker drama Sons of Anarchy. He continues to do his weekly radio show on L.A.'s revered NPR affiliate KCRW.

Henry's latest book, A Mad Dash, is now available at www.henryrollins.com, through his own 2.13.61 imprint. Picking up where 2007's A Preferred Blur left off, A Mad Dash is a frenetic travelogue spanning over one hundred live performances and the filming of five documentaries on five continents. Henry has also been tracking his travels - and sharing his thoughts on politics and the state of the world - on his "Straight Talk Espresso" blog at VanityFair.com.

Sunday 25th April : Wellington, Paramount Theatre
Tickets go on sale 2nd February from Undertheradar & Real Groovy (WGN)

Monday 26th April : Auckland, Bruce Mason Theatre
Tickets go on sale 2nd February from Ticketmaster






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