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The Hard Ons - 2018 New Zealand Tour

Fri May 18th, 2018
Whammy Bar,

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The Hard-Ons are an Australian punk rock band which formed in 1981. Founding members included Keish de Silva on guitar, vocals and Peter Blackie Black on guitar, Ray Ahn soon joined on bass guitar with de Silva switching to drums. The group issued eight studio albums before disbanding in 1994. They reformed in 1997 to release further material. In 2002 de Silva was replaced on drums by Peter Kostic, who was replaced in turn by Murray Ruse in 2011. De Silva returned as a guest vocalist in 2014 and permanently rejoined the band in 2016. During their first 12 years, the group issued 17 consecutive number-one hits on the Australian alternative charts. During that time they became Australia's most commercially successful independent band, with over 250,000 total record sales.[1]

Australian music historian, Ian McFarlane, described their music as cheap and potent, their appeal selective. Yet never has so much been owed by so many to so few chords ... fused punk tempos, hardcore attitude, heavy metal riffs and surf-pop melodies into a seamless ball of energy.

The HardOns returned to NZ last year with 2 exhilirating shows which showed they are still one of the worlds great live bands .

Thursday 17th May, Valhalla, Wellington
with Ayn Randy ,Mishap and Space Plague

Friday 18th May, Whammy Bar, Auckland
with Bloodbags ,Threat Meet Protocol and Illicit WahWahz

Saturday 19th May, The Yot Club, Raglan
with Mobile Stud Unit , 5 Girls and Illicit Wah Wahz .

Tickets from UTR, Flying Out, RPM and Slow Boat

metal, punk/hardcore, Hard Ons , Bloodbags , Illicit WahWahz , Threat Meet Protocol

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