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Wreckless Eric New Zealand Tour Announced

Wreckless Eric New Zealand Tour Announced

Thursday 30th August, 2018 12:00PM

UK punk / new wave original Wreckless Eric is heading our way for a whirlwind tour of New Zealand in November, with shows lined up in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The Stiff Records alumni's 1977 single 'Whole Wide World' is a hands down classic, and has been covered by the likes of Green Day, Mental As Anything, the Replacements, the Proclaimers, The Monkees (!) and comedian Will Ferrell in the film Stranger Than Fiction. This will be the first time the artist has made it to Australasia since all the way back in 1980, he'll be playing here completely solo with acoustic and electric guitars. Here are the details...

Wreckless Eric

Wednesday 7th November - Wellington, San Fran*
Thursday 8th November - Christchurch, Blue Smoke*
Friday 9th November - Auckland, Tuning Fork

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Here's Wreckless Eric's iconic 1977 single 'Whole Wide World'...

Watch an amazing vintage clip for Wreckless Eric's scathing song 'A Pop Song'....

Press release:

Wreckless Eric shuns nostalgia and doesn’t do comebacks for the simple reason that he never went away.

An original Stiff Records artist in 1977 alongside Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Damned and Ian Dury, Eric is one of England’s great underground songwriters. His classic Whole Wide World has been covered by the Monkees, Green Day, Mental As Anything, the Replacements, the Proclaimers and even Will Ferrell (in Stranger Than Fiction). His other hits from that time include Semaphore Signals, Reconnez Cherie, Hit & Miss Judyand A Pop Song.

Eric turned his back on mainstream success in the 80s, forming the fiercely independent garage band, The Len Bright Combo, following which he released a string homemade solo albums, and a number of albums with his wife Amy Rigby. His latest solo album, this years Construction Time & Demolition, has received much acclaim. Erics post-Stiff work has had an impact on a younger generation of garage and pop loving artists.

Wreckless Eric performs completely solo with acoustic and electric guitars. He has not toured in Australia since 1980. He says he was busy, it was a long way, and nobody ever asked him.


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Wreckless Eric
Wed 7th Nov
San Fran, Wellington
Wreckless Eric
Thu 8th Nov
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch