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Flying Nun Announce 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Flying Nun Announce 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Thursday 15th September, 2011 5:35PM

Flying Nun are celebrating their 30th anniversary with an epic month of shows, releases and re-releases this November, proudly supported by Undertheradar.

Details of the celebration month, unofficially dubbed Nunvember, were revealed this afternoon and include five nationwide tours each headlined by a Flying Nun artist, including The Clean, The Bats, Ghost Club, HDU and F In Math, with the rest of the line-up for each tour to be announced at a later date.

New signings Popstrangers, T54 and Surf Friends were also revealed and will play the launch party happening in both Auckland and Wellington.

Here are the tour dates:

The Clean
Nov 23 – Dunedin, Sammys
Nov 24 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 25 – Wellington, SFBH
Nov 26 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux

HDU
Nov 11 - Wellington, SFBH
Nov 12 - Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 18 Dunedin, Sammys
Nov 19 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux

The Bats
Nov 11 - Dunedin, TBA
Nov 12 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 18 - Wellington, SFBH
Nov 19 Auckland, Kings Arms

Ghost Club
Nov 16 – Wellington, SFBH
Nov 17 - Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 18 – Christchurch, Dux
Nov 19 – Dunedin - TBC

F in Math and Alphabethead
Nov 4 – Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 5 – Dunedin, Chicks Hotel
Nov 11 –Auckland, Golden Dawn
Nov 12 – Wellington, Mighty Mighty

30th Anniversary Launch Party
w/ Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, Surf Friends and T54 plus more.
Nov 4 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 5 – Wellington, Garden Club

Tickets will be available from here at Undertheradar from October 1st - each tour still has acts to be announced so keep your eyes peeled.

(Please note the on sale date for tickets has been delayed - we'll let you know as soon it is confirmed).

Here are the details...


Press Release:

FLYING NUN RECORDS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS THIS NOVEMBER

Throughout the month of November, Flying Nun Records will celebrate their 30th Anniversary. With over 20 shows throughout New Zealand, the anniversary features both old and new Flying Nun acts, along with some very special guests paying tribute to 30 years of the NZ iconic label.

While, it wouldn’t be a party without live music, Flying Nun Records also have exciting new releases and re-releases on CD, digitally and Vinyl. Plus a handful of new bands signed to the label.

Legendary Flying Nun bands THE CLEAN, HDU, THE BATS and GHOSTCLUB all have tours throughout NZ in November. To launch the month in Auckland (Friday Nov 4) and Wellington (Sat Nov 5) we have a showcase of ‘the new face of Flying Nun Records’ with performances from Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, T54, Surf Friends – and more to be announced.

While down south, F IN Math and turntabilist Alphabethead launch their tour which promises to include an interesting mix of Flying Nun covers, having given Alphabethead a bunch of Flying Nun vinyl to cut up, re-mix and re-write.

There will also be a series of Flying Nun Records Tribute Nights across the country and Australia, featuring some well known characters and local acts.

In turn , there will be some very special releases, including ‘Tally Ho!’ - a double disc 30 Year ‘Best Of’ compilation. The brilliant 8th Studio album from THE BATS ‘Free The Monsters’ will be released on 17th October.

Vinyl re-releases of the debut albums by The Bats - Daddy’s Highway and the 3Ds - Hellzapoppin and singles from our new signings: Pop Strangers, Surf Friends and T54 with more to be announced.

We are also working on ‘Time to Go’ – a double LP compilation exploring the label’s early South Island History, along with a complete vinyl compilation of the Pin Group’s material, and re-releases of HDU’s ‘Metamatics’ and The Shocking Pinks first album ‘Dance, the Dance Electric’.

In the long tradition of Flying Nun Records birthday celebrations, this year EPIC BEER are making us a 30 Year Ale. Available at the shows and selected supermarkets in November.

Flying Nun Records, 95bFM, Radio Active, RDU, Radio One, Undertheradar & Volume present

FLYING NUN 30th ANNIVERSARY NOVEMBER 2011

The Clean
Nov 23 – Dunedin, Sammys
Nov 24 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 25 – Wellington, SFBH
Nov 26 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux

HDU
Nov 11 - Wellington, SFBH
Nov 12 - Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 18 Dunedin, Sammys
Nov 19 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux

The Bats
Nov 11 - Dunedin, TBA
Nov 12 - Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 18 - Wellington, SFBH
Nov 19 Auckland, Kings Arms

Ghost Club
Nov 16 – Wellington, SFBH
Nov 17 - Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 18 – Christchurch, Dux
Nov 19 – Dunedin - TBC

F in Math and Alphabethead
Nov 4 – Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux
Nov 5 – Dunedin, Chicks Hotel
Nov 11 –Auckland, Golden Dawn
Nov 12 – Wellington, Mighty Mighty

30th Anniversary launch party featuring Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, Surf Friends and T54 plus more.
Nov 4 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 5 – Wellington, Garden Club

Flying Nun tribute nights – Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane - TBC.

More acts to be announced shortly…

Other activities include a touring Film Programme: in conjunction with the NZFA and numerous rounds of mini golf.

Tickets On sale October 1st through www.undertheradar.co.nz

www.flyingnun.co.nz


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Flying Nun IS (not Flying Nun are) celebrating ITS (not their) .....30th anniversary
Posted by English please - anonymous 5 years ago
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But Flying Nun is not a thing it is a group of people, or maybe a group of groups. Watch out the language police is (not are) coming.
Posted by Mattthew Tetley-Jones - anonymous 5 years ago
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i'm glad you two both had time to post that, otherwise there would be absolute chaos.
Posted by omg - anonymous 5 years ago
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As a proper noun, it is quite correct to say that Flying Nun ARE celebrating THEIR anniversary. Depends whether you are after formal agreement or notional agreement really, and I would suggest the latter is more appropriate in this case (using ARE and THEIR) as it is individual members who are doing the celebrating. "English please", I hope you are not trying to advocate poor American usage instead of proper English/Kiwi usage.

Anyway, this is staggeringly petty, especially in light of the awesome forthcoming concerts.
Posted by Complex grammar - anonymous 5 years ago
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I can't find the tickets on your website, can you provide the URL?
Posted by barko6353 5 years ago
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Ha Ha. This is grate!
Posted by Phillip - anonymous 5 years ago


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