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Reverend Horton Heat Heading To New Zealand In October

Reverend Horton Heat Heading To New Zealand In October

Friday 8th July, 2016 1:00PM

Rockabilly veteran Reverend Horton Heat has announced his first ever shows on New Zealand soil. The Texas native, who has been credited as the godfather of modern psychobilly, has tucked 11 studio albums under his belt since he launched onto the scene in 1990 with his debut record Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em which came out via Sub Pop. His latest offering is 2014's REV which has been called a throwback to his old-school psychobilly style so you can be sure Heat and his band will come packing. Here are the details of the trio's upcoming tour....

Reverend Horton Heat

Tuesday 4th October, Churchills, Christchurch
Wednesday 5th October, Bodega, Wellington
Thursday 6th October, The Tuning Fork, Auckland

Tickets to the Christchurch and Wellington shows available HERE at UTR

Here's the newly released animated video for 'Hardscrabble Woman'...

And here's the band tearing things up live on KEXP...




The unholy high priest of psychobilly, The Reverend Horton Heat makes his first visit to New Zealand for a series of high octane shows this October

Loved and adored by a legion of worldwide fans, The Reverend Horton Heat has blazed a scorching trail across the decades with his hard-livin’, Hillbilly anthems. In a modern world obsessed with the latest online sensation, The Reverend and his killer band are amongst the last true keepers of the rock and roll flame, seriously ferocious, giving no quarter on stage, as their reputation duly attests. True rock ‘n’ roll is safe in the hands of one of its finest practitioners!

The rockabilly legends bring their white-hot rock & roll to New Zealand for the first time in October. Very few artists deliver a more blistering statement onstage than the mighty REVEREND HORTON HEAT.

The Texas trio recently released an animated video for Hardscrabble Woman the flip-side of their Record Store Day 7 inch, which includes the previously unreleased “Lying To Myself.”

The Reverend's real name is Jim Heath and he was born in 1959. Taking his stage name from a "Go Reverend!" quip at an early show while performing Folsom Prison Blues and a nod to country and western legend Johnny Horton, the Reverend Horton Heat has been performing since 1985. Joined by stand up bass player Jimbo Wallace in 1989 the band has long time traps man Scott Chirulla on drums to complete the rock-a-billy trio

The New Zealand tour is brought to you by Blind Tiger Touring. 

*Tickets to the Auckland show are available through Ticketmaster


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Tue 4th Oct
Churchills, Christchurch
Wed 5th Oct
Bodega, Wellington