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The D4 Announce North Island Tour

The D4 Announce North Island Tour

Thursday 23rd November, 2017 8:30AM

Trailblazing Auckland rockers The D4 have announced a North Island tour starting this February, following previous news they’re reuniting after ten years to perform at Auckland City Limits 2018. The legendary group will be playing one of the final shows at Auckland’s Kings Arms Tavern, as well as dates in Raglan, Hamilton, Helensville and Gisborne.

Rising from the ashes of North Shore punk band Nothing At All! in the late nineties, the group set the world on fire with anthemic hits ‘Party’, ‘Get Loose’ and ‘Sake Bomb’. They’ve performed alongside peers The Hellacopters, Dead Moon, Guitar Wolf, The Faceful, and The Datsuns, and even scored a slot on Late Show with David Letterman. Lovers of kick-ass garage rock should not think twice, here’s the info…

Undertheradar proudly presents…

The D4

Friday 16th February - The Yot Club, Raglan
Thursday 22nd February - The Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Friday 23rd February - Space Academy, Christchurch (NEW DATE!)
Thursday 1st March - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Friday 2nd March - The Kaipara Tavern, Helensville
Saturday 10th March - Smash Palace, Gisborne

Tickets for all shows available HERE via UTR


The D4 have announced two more shows with old pals The Datsuns! 

Thursday 8th March, San Fran, Wellington
Friday 9th March, The Cabana, Napier

Tickets for both shows available HERE at UTR

Here's their hit 'Party' from debut album 6twenty...

Check out the clip for the 'Sake Bomb' from The D4's second album Out Of My Head...

Press release:


D for ... devastating... dynamic ... dangerous ... and DAMN!!!!!

Auckland rock and roller muthafuckers The D4 are back after a 10 + year absence to put some S-S-S-SOCK! into your soul.

And in late February they are going to close, the 'legendary', Kings Arms in rockandrollmutherfucking style ...

Truth is, The D4 have performed many a legendary show at the inner city Auckland venue. The Kings Arms was an early, and important venue in the band's career - they played shows with the likes of the Hellacopters, Dead Moon, Guitar Wolf, The Faceful, The Datsuns, The Rock and Roll Machine before playing to a record attendance at their last show there in 2006; and lets not forget the infamous show where the PA actually caught fire mid show, and the band played on!

Auckland City Limits is locked and loaded for Saturday 3rd March, but beforehand they will perform shows in Raglan, Hamilton and Helensville, and later in March they head to the East Coast for a Gisborne date.

HISTORY LESSON: Formed in 1998 from the ashes of Nothing At All! by Dion Palmer (Lunadon) and Jimmy Christmas (late of A Bit Off!) with Jake Harding on bass, and Richard Whall on drums, the D4 brought together their love of rock and roll mayhem learnt via The Sonics, Johnny Thunders, The MC5 & of course the Stooges - and lets not forget being first hand witnesses (and sometimes members of) to shows by Dead Moon and local luminaries such as The Rainy Days, The Source, S.M.A.K, Supercar, & Gestalt

Beaver Pooley joined the group on drums in 1999 and such was the commitment of the man - he commuted to Auckland twice weekly to rehearse whilst holding down a full time job in hometown Thames

Instantly making a sonic imprint on the Auckland scene , they were signed to Flying Nun in 1999 and were soon to venture nationwide, to Australia and in 2000 found themselves in Japan as guests of their pals Guitar Wolf.

In 2002 they created a storm at SXSW en route to the UK, selling truckloads of their Rock and Roll Motherfucker t-shirts

In 2002 their debut album 6/20 was released internationally (6/20 being the model of a Jansen amp the band were fans of). International touring, European festivals, and major US television appearances on Craig Kilborn and even Late Night WIth David Letterman

In 2005 their second album Out Of My Head was released internationally, and by mid 2006 they announced enough was enough and played their last show at The Kings Arms.

Not men to put their feet up, Dion has been ripping it up in the New York based A Place To Bury Strangers as well as releasing his debut solo record earlier this year, Jimmy ( a man with a full back tattoo of Ziggy Stardust) formed Luger Boa; releasing two albums and toured that group extensively. Jake's quest to write the perfect Ray Davies tune not written by Ray Davies has been fulfilled in thee 'magnificent' Rum Coves who are two albums old with many a show under their belts. And Beaver has held the throne in Luger Boa, Valedictions, and most recently The Jordan Luck Band . These guys have not rested in their search for the perfect 'power chord’.

The D4

DION LUNADON - vocals & guitar

JIMMY CHRISTMAS - vocals & guitar

BEAVER POOLEY - drums, drums, drums

JAKE HARDING - bass & backing vocals


Friday 16th February - Raglan at The Yot Club

95bFM and underthefuckingradarpresents ….

Thursday 22nd February - Auckland at The Kings Arms


Thursday 1st March - Hamilton at Nivara Lounge

Friday 2nd March - Helensville at The Kaipara Tavern

Saturday 10th March - Gisborne at Smash Palace



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The D4
Fri 16th Feb 8:00pm
The Yot Club, Raglan
The D4
Thu 22nd Feb 8:00pm
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
The D4
Fri 23rd Feb 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
The D4
Thu 1st Mar 8:00pm
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
The D4
Fri 2nd Mar 8:00pm
Kaipara Tavern, Auckland
The Datsuns + The D4
Thu 8th Mar 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
The Datsuns + The D4
Fri 9th Mar 8:00pm
The Cabana, Napier
The D4
Sat 10th Mar 8:00pm
Smash Palace, Gisborne