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The Schizophonics New Zealand Tour Announced

The Schizophonics New Zealand Tour Announced

Thursday 28th March, 2019 9:01AM

San Diego trio The Schizophonics are heading to Aotearoa for the first time ever, to play an explosive run of shows in May and June. The husband and wife team of Pat and Lety Beers (yes that's their real name) first debuted their incendiary brand of wild rock 'n'roll action in 2009, teasing fans with a string of singles and EPs before busting out their debut album Land Of The Living in 2017 via Sympathy For The Record Industry. Currently featuring Blake Lindquist on bass, The Schizophonics are world renowned as a killer live act and will be tearing up stages at the dates below...

UnderTheRadar proudly presents...

The Schizophonics

Friday 24th May - Whammy Bar, Auckland*
Saturday 25th May - The Yot Club, Raglan*
Sunday 26th May - under The Tauranga Harbour Bridge, Tauranga (2pm, free event)
Wednesday 29th May - Space Academy, Christchurch
Thursday 30th May - Lucky Bar, Whanganui*
Friday 31st May - Caroline, Wellington
Saturday 1st June - Common Room, Hastings*
Sunday 2nd June - Smash Palace, Gisborne*

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Check out live footage of The Schizophonics playing 'In Mono' from their 2017 album Land Of The Living...

Press release:

San Diego trio The Schizophonics announce their first New Zealand tour for May / June this year. The wild, gyrating, and down-right gymnastic, guitarist Pat Beers is joined by his wife Lety on drums and bass player Blake Lindquist ... and yes, Beers is their real name. By day Pat is a music teacher but at night once strapping on that guitar he becomes a man possessed .

The Schizophonics are, in one word, EXPLOSIVE. Their frenzied live performances tap into the same unstoppable combination of rock 'n' roll energy and showmanship that fueled the MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom. When they hit the stage, they grab your attention and don't let go. They've built up a formidable reputation in their home base of San Diego and a fervent following among locals. One of my favorite live bands ever! proclaims Tim Mays, who has run the Casbah for over 25 years and seen literally thousands of live bands come through his doors in that time. The Schizophonics bring the goods every time they play, he enthuses. Pat Beers is like a cross between Jimi Hendrix and James Brown – yelping, wailing, shralping the guitar with his left hand while gyrating all over the place; and Lety keeps it real behind the kit.

But the Schizophonics are more than just an outstanding live act, they're also committed to writing great, memorable songs, a skill singer/guitarist Pat Beers has continued to hone, channeling such influences as Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Sonics, the Stooges, the MC5, James Brown, and Little Richard.

Pat and drummer Lety Beers first met in Casa Grande, Arizona, before pulling up stakes and moving to San Diego in 2008. They formed the Schizophonics the following year, and have worked tirelessly since then, playing literally hundreds of live shows up and down the West Coast, and further afield. A 2013 tour of Spain with El Vez – who had recruited them as his backing group – resulted in the group's first record release, a three-song 7 EP on the Munster label. In December 2014 they took their act to an arena-sized venue for 91X's Wrex the Halls concert, on a bill that also included Billy Idol, Spoon, Cage the Elephant, and Interpol. In 2017 they released their first album In Mono on the Sympathy For The Record Industry label and are currently working on a new album

Not for the faint hearted.


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The Schizophonics
Fri 24th May 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
The Schizophonics
Sat 25th May 8:00pm
The Yot Club, Raglan
The Schizophonics
Sun 26th May 2:00pm
Under the Tauranga Harbour Bridge, Tauranga
The Schizophonics
Wed 29th May 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
The Schizophonics
Thu 30th May 8:00pm
Coopers Cafe and Bar (Formerly Lucky Bar), Whanganui
The Schizophonics
Fri 31st May 8:00pm
Caroline, Wellington
The Schizophonics
Sat 1st Jun 8:00pm
Common Room, Hastings
The Schizophonics
Sun 2nd Jun 8:00pm
Smash Palace, Gisborne