Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre) NZ Tour

Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre) NZ Tour

Wednesday 8th June, 2011 9:17AM

Steve Kilbey from influential Australian band The Church and Ricky Maymi from the Brian Jonestown Massacre are heading our way for an extensive tour of the country next month. The pair are touring in support of the release of their mysterious new project The Wilderness By David Neil. We have scoured the net and just can't quite make sense of the release but it sounds good,  here are a couple of tracks - tour dates and more info below...

Hollywood Ending - David Neil by Blank Generation

Looking For Myself - David Neil by Blank Generation

Press Release:

Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre) are heading to New Zealand for five shows in late July.

Tour dates are:
• Kings Arms, Auckland, July 28
• Bodega, Wellington, July 29
• Refuel, Dunedin July 30 (with Bob Scott and the Moreporks)
• Al’s Bar, Christchurch July 31
• Cabana, Napier August 1

Fans can look forward to reinterpretations of Church and Steve Kilbey solo material, plus songs from the eagerly anticipated Kilbey/Maymi album The Wilderness Years by David Neil, to be released in New Zealand through Yellow Eye next month.

Kilbey and Maymi will perform with Shaun Hoffman (drums) and Adrian Hoffman (bass).

In support, Kurt Shanks (ex-Stellar*) and band preview songs from the Aucklander’s upcoming EP 'Seven Flights Up'.

Tickets for all shows are available from Monday June 13 at, Real Groovy (Auckland), Marbecks (the rest of NZ) and the Music Machine (Napier).

As well as completing the new album, it has been a prolific 12 months for both Kilbey and Maymi.

Kilbey toured with The Church throughout the US and Australia for the 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour. The Church were inducted in the ARIA Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame – recognition for the mark they have made with subime songs like The Unguarded Moment, Under the Milky Way, Electric Lash, and Grind, with a willingness to experiment and change from album to album.

Maymi is a fan of New Zealand, touring here in 2008 and 2010 with his infamous band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre (BJM). He is one of the band’s founding members, leaving in 1993 before rejoining in 2003 and continuing through to today as their guitarist. His New Zealand tour is hot on the heels of a UK tour as part of Liverpool's legendary The Wild Swans.

The tour is proudly presented by, 95bFM, 63, and Jack Daniel's.

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