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The D4

Sat Mar 10th, 2018

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THE D4 announce North Island summer shows including one of the final shows at the Kings Arms Tavern..

Friday 16th February - The Yot Club, Raglan
Thursday 22nd February - The Kings Arms, Auckland
Thursday 1st March - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Friday 2nd March - The Kaipara Tavern, Helensville
Saturday 3rd March - Auckland City Limits Festival, Auckland
Saturday 10th March - Smash Palace, Gisborne

Tickets from UTR (except ACL).

D for ... devastating... dynamic ... dangerous ... and DAMN!

Auckland rock and roller muthafuckers The D4 are back after a 10 + year absence to put some S-S-S-SOCK! into your soul.

And in late February they are going to close, what some folk are calling the legendary, Kings Arms in rockandrollmutherfucking style ...

Truth is, the D4 performed some legendary shows at the inner city Auckland venue. The Kings Arms was an early and important venue in the bands career - they played shows with the likes of the Hellacopters, Dead Moon, Guitar Wolf, The Faceful, The Datsuns, The Rock and Roll Machine before playing to a record attendance at their last show there in 2006; and lets not forget the infamous show where the PA actually caught fire mid show, and the band played on!

AND thats not all - before they play Auckland City Limits on Saturday 3rd March they will perform shows in Raglan, Hamilton and Helensville

HISTORY LESSON: Formed in 1998 from the ashes of Nothing At All! by Dion Palmer (Lunadon) and Jimmy Christmas (late of A Bit Off!) with Jake Harding on bass, and Richard Whall on drums, the D4 brought together their love of rock and roll mayhem learnt via The Sonics, Johnny Thunders, The MC5 & of course the Stooges - and lets not forget being first hand witnesses (and sometimes members of) to shows by Dead Moon and local luminaries such as The Rainy Days, The Source, S.M.A.K, Supercar, & Gestalt

Beaver Pooley joined the group on drums in 1999 and such was the commitment of the man - he commuted to Auckland twice weekly to rehearse whilst holding down a full time job in hometown Thames

Instantly making a sonic imprint on the auckland scene , they were signed to Flying Nun in 1999 and were soon to venture nationwide, to Australia and in 2000 found themselves in Japan as guests of their pals Guitar Wolf.

In 2002 they created a storm at SXSW en route to the UK, selling truckloads of their Rock and Roll Motherfucker t-shirts

In 2002 their debut album 6/20 was released internationally (6/20 being the model of a Jansen amp the band were fans of). International touring, European festivals, and major US television appearances on Craig Kilborn and even Late Night WIth David Letterman

In 2005 their second album Out Of My Head was released internationally, and by mid 2006 they announced enough was enough and played their last show at The Kings Arms.

Not men to put their feet up, Dion has been ripping it up in the New York based A Place To Bury Strangers as well as releasing his debut solo record earlier this year, Jimmy ( a man with a full back tattoo of Ziggy Stardust) formed Luger Boa; releasing two albums and toured that group extensively. Jakes quest to write the perfect Ray Davies tune not written by Ray Davies has been fulfilled in thee magnificent Rum Coves who are two albums old with many a show under their belts. And Beaver has held the throne in Luger Boa, and most recently The Jordan Luck Band . These guys have not rested in their search for the perfect power chord.

The D4

DION LUNADON - vocals & guitar
JIMMY CHRISTMAS - vocals & guitar
BEAVER POOLEY - drums, drums, drums
JAKE HARDING - bass & backing vocals

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