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John Davis Of Folk Implosion Announces Ten Date NZ Tour

John Davis Of Folk Implosion Announces Ten Date NZ Tour

Annabel Kean / Thursday 30th May, 2019 11:59AM

John Davis of Folk Implosion fame is kicking it in Aotearoa this June for a ten-stop tour as John Davis and The Cicadas. The US artist co-founded Folk Implosion with Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr) in 1993, rising to fame after priceless soundtrack features on both Kids and American Beauty. Davis left the group in 2000, and returned to the music scene in 2013. He has since released several albums and has an instrumental EP Gnawing on the Bone out in coming months, featuring cover artwork from our very own Alastair Galbraith (The Rip, Plagal Grind). I could not recommend more setting aside some time to explore John Davis’ self-run website - it is a rabbit hole of hot takes and obscure fun facts you didn’t know you needed. Experience the strange, psych-rock conglomerate that is John Davis and The Cicadas this June / July…

UPDATE 6/06/2019: Local support acts for John Davis' tour have been announced...

John Davis and The Cicadas

Wednesday 26th June - Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Sandra Bell, Pumice
Thursday 27th June - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton w/ Bitter Defeat*
Saturday 29th June - Common Room, Hastings*
Sunday 30th June - Snails, Palmerston North w/ Peter Jeffries, Asbestos Man*
Wednesday 3rd July - Lucky Bar, Whanganui*
Thursday 4th July - Moon 1, Wellington w/ Cookie Brooklyn and The Crumbs*
Friday 5th July - Settler Theatre, Oamaru*
Saturday 6th July - The Cook, Dunedin w/ Alastair Galbraith
Wednesday 10th July - The Barrytown Hall, Barrytown*
Thursday 11th July - Darkroom, Christchurch w/ The Aotearoa Snuff Jazz Quartet, Salad Boys*

Tickets are up for grabs now HERE via UTR

Nothing can prepare you for the below 'The Wrong Tree' video from Davis' Spare Parts LP…

John Davis’ Gnawing on the Bone collection is out this Winter.

Press release:

John Davis was half of Folk Implosion in the '90's and now records and tours on his own and with a band of rotating characters based in Durham, NC, USA. This tour of New Zealand and Australia will consist of duo shows with John on guitar and electronics, and Rob Chamberlain on drums and electronics. Sets will mix material from John's Shrimper records solo catalogue (both old and recent), and material drawn from the Folk Implosion archive of the '90's. For more information and to hear recent work visit and Records will be available for sale, including a new instrumental release Gnawing On the Bone, which features cover art by Dunedin's Alastair Galbraith.


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Thu 27th Jun
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Sun 30th Jun
Snails, Palmerston North
Sat 29th Jun
Common Room, Hastings
Wed 3rd Jul
Lucky Bar, Whanganui
Thu 4th Jul
Moon1, Wellington
Fri 5th Jul
Settler Theatre, Oamaru
Wed 10th Jul
Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
Thu 11th Jul
darkroom, Christchurch

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