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Hockey Dad Announce New Zealand Tour

Hockey Dad Announce New Zealand Tour

Thursday 22nd February, 2018 9:30AM

Australian surf rockers Hockey Dad are heading back our way for an extensive tour of Aotearoa, in support of their shiny new sophomore album Blend Inn. The energetic duo of Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming won the hearts of local punters with their quick visit to the North Island back in 2016, this time around listeners throughout the nation can thrill to the New South Wales group's sun-drenched tunes, with shows kicking off in late March. Joining the band for selected shows will be Brisbane rock unit Good Boy, check out the details below...

Hockey Dad - Blend Inn New Zealand Tour

Friday 30th March, Blue Smoke, Christchurch 
Saturday 31st March, Captain Cook, Dunedin 
Wednesday 4th April, Whammy Bar, Auckland
Thursday 5th April, Meow, Wellington*
Friday 6th April, Totara Street, Tauranga*
Saturday 7th April, Yot Club, Raglan*

With support from Good Boy*

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch Hockey Dad ride the waves in the clip for their latest single 'I Wanna Be Everybody' from Blend Inn...


Press release:


In support of their anticipated Second Album 'Blend Inn' out now on Farmer & The Owl via Inertia Music.

The album is Hockey Dad’s boldest output to date, a natural progression for the two as they face the tribulations of young adulthood, a theme reflected across the record. “Homely Feeling” emerges as an ode to their roots; “Join The Club” relays the struggle for self-identity in the face of societal expectation, whilst lighter moments like “Sweet Release” see the duo experiment , showcasing Fleming on vocals for the first time.

Hockey Dad came 54 in Triple J Hottest 100 with 'Homely Feeling' (first single from Blend Inn'), sold out a National tour across Australia and Debuted at No. 6 on the Aria charts.

They'll be joined on their NZ tour by Brisbane rockers, Good Boy.

The past 18 months have seen the duo embark on sold out national and Australian tours, perform at Falls Festival Lorne and on the main stage at Splendour In The Grass, plus tour extensively across the US, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, the UK. Returning home, they hit the road as main support on a 25+ date tour with iconic Aussie rock band Grinspoon, and most recently, wrapped up a run with Dune Rats and Wavves playing in some of the country's biggest rooms.

Landing in Seattle, the recording of Blend Inn began with renowned audio engineer and producer John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Cloud Nothings, Death Cab for Cutie) at Robert Lang Studios. The studios, supposedly haunted, echo with their iconic past - housing many of rock’s legends over its time including Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and most notably, Nirvana, who recorded their last song inside - the mic used in Kurt Cobain’s final studio recording still hanging in tribute. Here, Hockey Dad found a home away from home - immortalising their time in the album artwork, which depicts the house in a film photo captured by Fleming.

Whilst the momentum of Hockey Dad lies in their consistent execution of their undeniable brand of rock-pop on both the stage and in recording - the true heart of the band exists in their long standing, personal friendship - having first met as kids, growing up together two doors apart.


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Hockey Dad - Blend Inn New Zealand Tour
Fri 30th Mar 8:00pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Hockey Dad - Blend Inn New Zealand Tour
Sat 31st Mar 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Hockey Dad - Blend Inn New Zealand Tour
Wed 4th Apr 8:30pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Hockey Dad - Blend Inn New Zealand Tour
Thu 5th Apr 8:00pm
Meow, Wellington
Hockey Dad - Blend Inn New Zealand Tour
Fri 6th Apr 8:00pm
Totara St., Tauranga
Hockey Dad - Blend Inn New Zealand Tour
Sat 7th Apr 8:00pm
The Yot Club, Raglan