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The Undertones Announce Two New Zealand Shows

The Undertones Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Thursday 2nd March, 2017 10:00AM

Derry's punk originators The Undertones have announced their first ever New Zealand shows for July. Widely regarded for the success of their debut single 'Teenage Kicks', which was declared by influential BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel as his favourite song from when he first heard it in 1978 until his death in 2004, the band have tucked six full-length albums under their belts the last four decades - including two with new singer Paul McLoone, who stepped in to fill the shoes of Feargal Sharkey when they reformed in late 1999. Here are the tour details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

The Undertones

Tuesday 11th July, San Fran, Wellington
Wednesday 12th July, Kings Arms Tavern The Powerstation, Auckland (note venue change)

Tickets available for Wellington are HERE at UTR and in-store at RPM/Slow Boat Records (WLG). Tickets for Auckland are now only available via AAAticketing due to the venue change.

Here's the band performing 'Teenage Kicks' live in Hamburg a few years back...


TEENAGE KICKS! The Undertones first ever New Zealand tour

The Undertones – Ireland's legendary first wave chart-topping punks – have confirmed concerts in Wellington and Auckland for this July.

The tour celebrates their four decades together and their very first tour downunder, with shows at:

San Fran, Wellington, Tuesday July 11
Kings Arms, Auckland, Wednesday July 12.

Tickets for both shows are on sale immediately from 8am today (Thursday 2 March) from UnderTheRadar.

The Undertones NZ tour is proudly presented by Plus1, 95bFM and UnderTheRadar.

Their influence has spread far and wide - their Teenage Kicks single was the favourite single of ALL time for renowned English DJ John Peel.

Formed whilst teenagers in Derry, Ireland in 1975 and taking shape mid-76 following a diet of the Ramones, Nuggets-style garage bands and the emerging UK punk scene, The Undertones - much like the Buzzcocks - churned out two minute punk / pop classics.

Their reputation was cemented with unforgettable songs released from ’77 onwards - about girls, petty jealousies, spotty neuroses and chocolate - including Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin, Get Over You, You’ve Got My Number, Here Comes The Summer, Jimmy Jimmy and loads more over four brilliant albums before initially disbanding in 1983.

Following the break-up, the members of The Undertones would go onto varying degrees of success (That Petrol Emotion, solo careers) before reforming in 1999; new singer Paul McLoone joining original members - guitarist and chief-songwriter John O’Neil, his brother Billy (guitar), bassist Michael Bradley and drummer Billy Doherty - headlining shows across the UK and Europe, appearing at the Glastonbury Festival in 2005, releasing two new albums - Get What You Need (2003) and Dig Yourself Deep (2007) - plus Teenage Kicks (A Best Of) and a top 30 chart hit on release in 2003.

In 2016 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine / Primal Scream remixed The Undertones 1979 single Get Over You as a stand alone 7” release. Why? Why not!


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Tue 11th Jul
San Fran, Wellington
Wed 12th Jul
The Powerstation, Auckland

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