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Dimmer Announce NZ and US Tour Dates

Dimmer Announce NZ and US Tour Dates

Tuesday 30th March, 2010 10:37AM

Dimmer are heading off to the US in May to play LA, San Francisco and NY, including the Chris Knox benefit show announced yesterday (click here to read that news). But before they go, they'll be playing a couple of fare-the-well shows:

Fri 23 April- Kings Arms – 9pm doors w/ Faults and Deer Park
Sat 24 April – Bodega – 9pm doors w/ Tiddabades

Dimmer gigs are always a good time. Tickets go on sale Thursday 1st April from here at UTR and

Press Release:

Shayne Carter’s Dimmer make their first foray to New York City in May, playing shows including a just-announced Chris Knox benefit gig.

Dimmer will also play in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and the US dates are preceded by two New Zealand shows, Friday 23 April at the Kings Arms in Auckland and Saturday 24 at Wellington’s Bar Bodega.

The Chris Knox Stroke benefit in New York promises to be a very special night at the Poisson Rouge venue on 6 May. Organised by US indie music scene friends and fans of Knox, the show features notable artists including Yo La Tengo and Kyp Malone from TV On The Radio, plus Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. It’s a testimony to the love for Chris that an artist like Mangum will make his first American public performance in over a decade for this cause. The Clean will be joining Dimmer to fly the NZ flag and the two bands team up again for a show the following night.

Dimmer’s latest album Degrees of Existence made it to number 2 on the NZ Herald’s best albums of 2009 and appeared on many other best-of-the-year lists.

But it is on stage that Carter’s current line-up are doing the business – summed up in a recent review of the band headlined “Something To Do Before You Die” that simply told readers “Go see Dimmer live right now. Go see Dimmer live right now. Go see Dimmer live right now...”

NZ tickets and more info at and

Fri 23 April, Kings Arms - Auckland
Sat 24 April, Bodega - Wellington
Mon 03 May, Echoplex - Los Angeles
Tue 04 May, Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco
Thu 06 May, Le Poisson Rouge (Chris Knox benefit) - New York
Fri 07 May, Bell House with The Clean - New York
Sat 08 May, Bruar Falls - New York
Sun 09 May, Knitting Factory - New York

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