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The Kills Announce Two New Zealand Shows For July

The Kills Announce Two New Zealand Shows For July

Friday 20th May, 2016 8:30AM

With the release of their fifth record right around the corner, The Kills have announced two shows for New Zealand in July. The explosive duo, made up of American singer Alison Mosshart and British guitarist Jamie Hince, are set to release new album Ash & Ice on 3rd June through their label Domino Records, and will be coming downunder shortly afterwards with a string of shows lined up for Australia before they jump the ditch to play Auckland and Wellington for their first performances on these shores in seven years. Here are the details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

The Kills

Thursday 28th July, The Powerstation, Auckland - SOLD OUT
Friday 29th July, Shed 6, Wellington (All Ages)

Tickets for Wellington available here via Ticketek.

Here's their latest video for single 'Heart Of A Dog' from the new album...

This is an old favourite, 'Fried My Little Brains' from their debut album Keep on Your Mean Side (2003)...

And here's 'The Last Goodbye' from their 2011 album Blood Pressures...




Following the announcement of Australian headline shows, Frontier Touring can confirm that Anglo/American duo The Kills will play two shows in New Zealand this July at Auckland’s Powerstation and Wellington’s Shed 6.

It’s been seven years since The Kills last played New Zealand and their highly anticipated return has been rumoured since news broke of their upcoming Australian show dates (including sold out appearances in Melbourne and at Splendour in the Grass!)

Jamie Hince (guitar/vox) and Alison Mosshart (vox/guitar) return to New Zealand this winter in support of their upcoming fifth album, Ash & Ice, set for release on Friday 3 June via Domino Recording Co. The pair recently unveiled a hot new single – the snarling, electric ‘Heart Of A Dog’ – the second taste from Ace & Ice, with lead single ‘Doing It To Death’ also on the airwaves.

The Kills bristle with tension, anxiety, sex, and unstudied cool on tracks such as ‘No Wow’, ‘U R A Fever’, ‘Satellite’ and ‘Future Starts Slow’. Currently performing sold-out shows in the USA as part of their 2016 major world tour – which included slaying it at the world’s hottest festival, Coachella, their visit down under promises to be one to remember.

‘Whether coiled in a white guitar cord during the churning windup of “Kissy Kissy” or blasting full force through the fresh track “Doing It To Death,” Alison Mosshart and her partner in starkness, Jamie Hince, remained relentless, reminding pit onlookers like Katy Perry and Jared Leto what a torrential force they can be.’ – Consequence Of Sound, Coachella review

‘The Kills were a volcanic presence, kicking at the warm desert air, as guitarist Jamie Hince built crushing riffs equal parts ancient blues and Velvet Underground. Singer Alison Mosshart barked and purred for “No Wow”, and prowled the stage.’ – Rolling Stone, Coachella review

‘The effortless cool of Allison Mosshart and Jamie Hince is never-ending. The duo’s newest single, “Doing It To Death”, doesn’t skip a beat from band’s previous catalog of grit-grinding musical bliss.’ – Monster Children

‘Nothing says a nightcap like the electronic-infused guitars of The Kills. Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart possess onstage chemistry so rare that seeing it in the flesh is a legitimate thrill’ – SPIN @ SXSW 2016

These New Zealand shows will sell out. Tickets on sale from 12noon, Thursday 26 May.

with special guests to be announced
JULY 2016

Frontier Members pre-sale via
Tue 24 May (2pm NZST) to Wed 25 May (2pm NZST)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

General public on sale 12noon NZST Thu 26 May

Thu 28 Jul Powerstation | Auckland (18+)

Fri 29 Jul, Shed 6 | Wellington, (All Ages)


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Shed 6, Wellington

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