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Me First And The Gimme Gimmes New Zealand Shows Announced

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes New Zealand Shows Announced

Monday 19th November, 2018 10:00AM

San Francisco punk super-covers-group Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are bringing their party-starting set back to Aotearoa in March, with headline shows lined up for Wellington's San Fran and Auckland's Powerstation. Featuring members of Lagwagon, Bad Religion, Face to Face and the Re-Volts, the matching outfit loving Fat Wreck Chords all-stars have covered a vast range of material since kicking off in 1995, belting out high energy renditions of Motown hits, country, show tunes, Japanese pop and lots more over an ever-expanding discography including seven studio albums, a live collection and a fistful of singles. Last year's New Zealand shows sold out completely so we recommend you get in right away, here's the details...

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

Thursday 14th March - San Fran, Wellington*
Friday 15th March - Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR*

Check out the classic clip for their powerful cover of R. Kelly's 'I Believe I Can Fly'...

Here's the band's rip-roaring cover of Sinead O'Connor and Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 You'...

Press release:

Dust off your dancing shoes, punk rock’s greatest supergroup cover band, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes have confirmed they’re coming back for more kiwi action in March 2019. Their last New Zealand shows sold out completely. So lucky for you, the powerhouse that is Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are heading back down-under singing all your favourite ballads, showtunes, country, motown and pop bangers.

For the uninitiated, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes consists of Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape on the guitar, Scott Shiflett (Face to Face), on the other guitar, Lagwagon drummer and Fat Wreck utility superhero Dave Raun on the skins, and are rounded out by Jay Bentley (Bad Religion) and incomparable crooner Spike Slawson (The Re-Volts and Uke-Hunt).

Together, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes — an outfit that has always operated more like a beer-hall Pussycat Dolls than a regular mortal band — contain so much hot air, so much pomp, so much attitude, that it’s a wonder that these guys can still manage to pull their five individual tour buses into the same parking lot, put their differences aside and belt out the ballads without clawing each other’s eyes out. But they do, for the love of the fans, the music, and of course, the applause.

So, what is really left to say about punk super-group and cover band extraordinaire Me First And The Gimme Gimmes? After 7 studio albums, a live record and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun. Be it Motown, Country, show tunes, or Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!). These seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could.


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Thu 14th Mar
San Fran, Wellington

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