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The Hard-Ons Announce New Zealand Shows In May

The Hard-Ons Announce New Zealand Shows In May

Thursday 12th April, 2018 4:20PM

Australian punk icons Hard-Ons are heading back to our shores this May with shows lined up for Wellington, Auckland and Raglan. The hard-hitting group have been reliably kicking ass on stage since forming all the way back in 1981, and have a vast discography with eleven studio albums under their belts. Lovers of hook-laden surf-punk anthems can't go wrong, here's the details...


Thursday 17th May - Valhalla, Wellington w/ Ayn Randy, Mishap and Space Plague
Friday 18th May, Whammy Bar, Auckland - w/ Bloodbags, Threat Meet Protocol and Illicit WahWahz
Saturday 19th May, The Yot Club, Raglan - w/ Mobile Stud Unit, 5 Girls and Illicit Wah Wahz

Tickets are available HERE via UTR, Flying Out, RPM and Slow Boat

Here's great eighties footage of the group for their tune 'The Girl In The Sweater'...


Check out their cover of AC/DC's 'Let There Be Rock' with punk legend Henry Rollins...

Here's the band's pop-punk classic 'Where Did She Come From'...

Press release:

The Hard-Ons are an Australian punk rock band which formed in 1981. Founding members included Keish de Silva on guitar, vocals and Peter Blackie Black on guitar, Ray Ahn soon joined on bass guitar with de Silva switching to drums. The group issued eight studio albums before disbanding in 1994. They reformed in 1997 to release further material. In 2002 de Silva was replaced on drums by Peter Kostic, who was replaced in turn by Murray Ruse in 2011. De Silva returned as a guest vocalist in 2014 and permanently rejoined the band in 2016. During their first 12 years, the group issued 17 consecutive number-one hits on the Australian alternative charts. During that time they became Australia's most commercially successful independent band, with over 250,000 total record sales.

Australian music historian, Ian McFarlane, described their music as cheap and potent, their appeal selective. Yet never has so much been owed by so many to so few chords ... fused punk tempos, hardcore attitude, heavy metal riffs and surf-pop melodies into a seamless ball of energy.

The Hard-Ons returned to NZ last year with 2 exhilarating shows which showed they are still one of the worlds great live bands.


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The Hard Ons  - 2018 New Zealand Tour
Thu 17th May 8:00pm
Valhalla, Wellington
The Hard Ons  - 2018 New Zealand Tour
Fri 18th May 9:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
The Hard Ons  - 2018 New Zealand Tour
Sat 19th May 8:30pm
The Yot Club, Raglan