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Buzzcocks Announce Four New Zealand Shows For 2016

Buzzcocks Announce Four New Zealand Shows For 2016

Thursday 29th October, 2015 8:20AM

Influential punk group Buzzcocks are winging their way to New Zealand next year for four shows as part of their 40th anniversary world tour. The iconic British group will be coming with a line-up consisting of Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Chris Remington and Danny Farrant, who together will be working through some of the band's most loved hits from over the past four decades including songs from their 2014 record The Way. Here are the tour details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Buzzcocks 40th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday 16th March, Bodega, Wellington
Thursday 17th March, Refuel, Dunedin
Friday 18th March, Allen St Rock Club The Foundry, Christchurch
Saturday 19th Match, Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets for all shows on sale now right HERE at UTR and usual retailers. 

Here's an old clip of Buzzcocks knocking out a live rendition of 'What Do I Get'...



Original, iconic and hugely influential, English punk greats Buzzcocks will play four razor-sharp New Zealand concerts from 16-19 March, as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour.

Fans in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will be there to celebrate with the Buzzcocks – part of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash) – a band cited as inspirational by acts as diverse as REM, Nirvana and Green Day.

Their career spanning songbook stretches from early classics like Boredom and Orgasm Addict, hits like Ever Fallen In Love, What Do I Get and Harmony In My Head, and newer gems from 2014’s The Way.

Buzzcocks will perform at Bodega, Wellington (March 16), Refuel, Dunedin (March 17), Allen St, Christchurch (March 18) and Powerstation, Auckland (March 19).

Tickets are on sale through & undertheradar (Auckland only), and and undertheradar (Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin).

Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle, Chris Remington and Danny Farrant will be joined by some of New Zealand’s finest punk talent, with each show featuring specially selected local supports.

Buzzcocks 40th Anniversary New Zealand tour is proudly presented by Plus1, Radio Hauraki and undertheradar

Buzzcocks first formed in Bolton, England in February 1976. The band - Pete Shelley, Howard Devoto, Steve Diggle and John Maher - opened for the Sex Pistols in Manchester on July 20th, a follow up to the now (in)famous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig which Devoto and Shelley had organised the month before.

Gigs in Manchester and London followed, and by the end of 1976, Buzzcocks became one of the first groups to form their own independent record label - New Hormones - on which they released the now-legendary and seminal ‘Spiral Scratch’ EP.

The following year saw the departure of Devoto and the recruitment of bassist Steve Garvey. In August 1977, the band signed a recording contract with United Artists Records and released the landmark ‘Orgasm Addict’ single. This was swiftly followed by ‘What Do I Get?’ the band’s first entry into the UK top 40 singles chart and the first of a string of chart singles.

Over the next three years, Buzzcocks toured extensively and released a trilogy of outstanding albums: Another Music in a Different Kitchen, Love Bites and A Different Kind of Tension, as well as the hugely influential and popular Singles Going Steady compilation. In 1981, the band went their separate ways to undertake new projects.

1989 saw the reconvened Shelley/Diggle/Garvey/Maher line-up tour the world again by popular demand. Since then, the Shelley/Diggle partnership has been the core of sustained and successful activity without pause, punctuating the years of high profile gigging to date with six successful and well-received studio albums, culminating in 2014's The Way.


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Wed 16th Mar 8:00pm
Bodega, Wellington
Thu 17th Mar 8:00pm
Re:Fuel, Dunedin
Fri 18th Mar 8:00pm
Ngaio Marsh Theatre, Christchurch
Sat 19th Mar 8:00pm
The Powerstation, Auckland