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This (Sporting) Life National Tour Announced

This (Sporting) Life National Tour Announced

Wednesday 30th January, 2019 2:05PM

A blast from Aotearoa’s post-punk past are hitting the road in March, with members of eighties Auckland Flying Nun crew This Sporting Life (active between 1981 and 1984) and the band's earlier incarnation Alms For Children reemerging as This (Sporting) Life aka This Life. They'll be playing material from both group's back catalogues – reissued last year as a joint compilation from local independent imprint Failsafe Records – along with fresh collaborative numbers for two special high energy headline shows in Auckland and Christchurch. They'll also be joining all four dates of local post-punk trailblazers Beat Rhythm Fashion's upcoming national tour, take in This Life's forthcoming show details here...

This (Sporting) Life

Saturday 9th March - Blue Smoke, Christchurch with Beat Rhythm Fashion^
Sunday 10th March - Dunedin, Captain Cook 
with Beat Rhythm Fashion^
Thursday 14th March - Whammy Bar, Auckland with Beat Rhythm Fashion^
Friday 8th March - darkroom, Christchurch* 
Friday 15th March - Audio Foundation, Auckland* 
Saturday 16th March - Meow, Wellington with Beat Rhythm Fashion

Grab your tickets for This Life's headline shows HERE via UTR*
Tickets for Beat Rhythms Fashion + This Life's  shows are available HERE via UTR^

Here’s This Sporting Life’s electrifying ‘Parannoyed’ from their 1981 debut album Show Me To The Bellrope...

Check out a vintage live clip of This Sporting Life playing at Auckland’s Rumba Bar in 1982…

Press Release:

This Life is both brand new and well established as it builds on the sonic story of some celebrated kiwi music innovation. Formed by two of the members of the iconic NZ post punk acts Alms for Children and Flying Nun’s This Sporting Life, the band reworks the past and delivers brand new songs that build on their original sounds. With a reputation for their riff based, brittle angular sounds and often inventing material in sound check to play that night, This Life are determined to keep the energy firmly post, post punk. For these dates the band is joined by guest Rex Vizible and for one night at Auckland's Audio Foundation by Paul Fogarty from the original AFC/TSL line up.w.


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This (Sporting) Life
Fri 8th Mar
darkroom, Christchurch
Beat Rhythm Fashion
Sat 9th Mar
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Beat Rhythm Fashion
Sun 10th Mar
Captain Cook, Dunedin
Beat Rhythm Fashion
Thu 14th Mar
Whammy Bar, Auckland
This (Sporting) Life
Fri 15th Mar
Audio Foundation, Auckland