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Japandroids Returning To New Zealand For Two Shows In July

Japandroids Returning To New Zealand For Two Shows In July

Thursday 20th April, 2017 9:46AM

Canadian duo Japandroids are returning to New Zealand for two shows in July on the heels of releasing their eagerly-anticipated third studio album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life. Touted as a big-hearted rock record, the new album emerged after a much-needed break for the pair who relentlessly touted the globe following the release of their sophomore effort Celebration Rock, which brought them here for a headline tour in 2013. Currently making their way through Europe, the pair are slated to hit our shores in July. Here are the details...


Friday 21st July, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Saturday 22nd July, San Fran, Wellington

Stream Near to The Wild Heart Of Life in full below...


Japandroids return to New Zealand this July for shows in Auckland and Wellington Robin Fernando is excited to announce the long-awaited return of Vancouver duo Japandroids for two New Zealand dates this July.

The shows come hot on the heels of the band's acclaimed third album, NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE - released January 27 on Pod/Inertia.

Japandroids play Auckland’s Kings Arms on July 21 and Wellington’s San Fran on July 22. These are their first shows in New Zealand since 2013.

Japandroids are a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC, which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. Japandroids are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalisers. Japandroids are maximal in their delivery; a two-piece band sounding like a five- piece band. With the release of their second album, CELEBRATION ROCK in 2012 the band embarked on what seemed like an endless world tour, performing more than 200 shows in over 40 countries, and playing their final show in support of Celebration Rock in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013.

They would not perform live again for three years. Their third album, NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. The title comes from a passage in the novel "A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man" by James Joyce: He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. Like their prior albums POST-NOTHING and CELEBRATION ROCK, the album features 8 songs.

If CELEBRATION ROCK was the culmination of something, then NEAR TO THE WILD HEART OF LIFE can be considered the beginning of something else.

Don't miss Japandroids’ highly-anticipated return to New Zealand shores in July 2017.




Auckland: Friday July 21
King's Arms
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Wellington: Saturday July 22
San Fran
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