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Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Wednesday 8th June, 2016 9:57AM

Cult figure Kid Congo Powers has announced his first ever New Zealand shows along with his band The Pink Monkey Birds. The legendary musician and style icon, who has done time with the likes of The Cramps, The Gun Club and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, is coming to these shores on the heels of releasing his new album La Arana Es La Vida which is out now via In The Red Records. Here are the show details....

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

Saturday 3rd September, The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sunday 4th September, Bodega, Wellington

Tickets to the Wellington show available HERE at UTR see below for AKL ticketing info

Here they are delivering a killer performance live on KEXP back in 2014...


KiD CONGO & THE PiNK MONKEY BiRDS to play first NZ shows in September

SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER - Auckland at The Tuning Fork

presented by 95bFM & The Tuning Fork


SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER - Wellington at Bodega


Get greasy in the psychedelic swamps of rock ’n’ roll with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds! A founding member of The Gun Club and erstwhile guitarist for The Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the legendary Kid Congo Powers has garage punk swagger in spades. Few musicians play in one cult band, Kid has played in three. He makes his first trip to New Zealand with long-term cohorts The Pink Monkey Birds for a night of raw, sonic ambrosia featuring a heady mix of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats and bass lines dripping with soul, not to mention also dipping into tunes from the Cramps and Gun Club. And referencing the Gun Club - Kid was a founding member of that special group, performing at both their first and last shows.

His new album La Arana Es La Vida is available now through In The Red Records.

Joining Kid at the Auckland show will be Thee Rum Coves and The House Of Bamboo.

Wellington openers TBA.


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Sat 3rd Sep
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sun 4th Sep
Bodega, Wellington

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