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IDLES Announce New Zealand Shows

IDLES Announce New Zealand Shows

Wednesday 24th October, 2018 9:12AM

Bristol posi-punk crew IDLES are storming Aotearoa this January in celebration of their genius sophomore album Joy As An Act Of Resistance. The quintet have steadily been garnering a snowball of praise since their 2017 debut collection Brutalism, and gathering locomotive momentum within the hearts of fans and critics for their socially aware and wholly positive band ethos. Scope out the details below...

IDLES - ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ Tour
Sunday 20th January - Tuning Fork, Auckland
Monday 21st January - Tuning Fork, Auckland (sold out)
Tuesday 22nd January - Meow, Wellington
Pre-sales available from 12pm, Thursday 25th October

Here’s the video for ‘Samaritans’ from Joy As An Act Of Resistance..

Check out recent footage of their single ‘Danny Nedelko’ being played live on prestigious BBC music show Later With Jools Holland...

Experience the thundering ‘Colossus’ from debut offering Brutalism...

Press Release:

Following a revelatory festival season, massive US and European tour and playing to a sold-out London Forum just days ago, IDLES are in good stead to finally make their New Zealand debut. Armed with their critically acclaimed sophomore release “Joy As An Act Of Resistance”, a record that champions vulnerability, openness and community, matches their quirky on stage charisma filled with deeply important and emotionally moving moments and ridiculous antics including dancing, hugs and many laugh-out-loud moments.

Stripping back the sound on their second album, IDLES bare flesh with songs and lyrics that channel a message seeking to simply allow one another more space to breathe and celebrate differences – using these songs to act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Having been through a tough year for more reasons than being able to count, frontman Joe Talbot denounces the pain across the show - sweating, singing and dancing out these frustrations to their most empathetic music being made right now, as well creating an atmosphere within the audience to genuinely feel part of an important musical community. These two headlines shows in Auckland and Wellington will be a moment that will live long in the memory for all those who dare to join.


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Mon 21st Jan 8:00pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Tue 22nd Jan 8:00pm
Meow, Wellington