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Borneo Returning To New Zealand In March

Borneo Returning To New Zealand In March

C.C. / Tuesday 21st January, 2020 12:00PM

Sydney guitar-pop crew Borneo are bringing their sunny anthems back to Aotearoa this coming March. The five piece will be here for a sizzling post-summer North Island tour, joined by local pop champ Edward Castelow’s Dictaphone Blues in Auckland and Whitianga, plus not one one but two performances at Wellington's jam-packed CubaDupa street festival. Last in NZ for their 2016/17 summer tour, Borneo promise to be "sharper than the 1996 Brumbies backline come tour time" and have a knapsack full of fresh tunes to share from their 2018 Rebel Mindtricks EP. Catch Borneo bringing the good times at the dates below...

UPDATE 17/03/20: Due to travel restrictions and the ongoing and evolving situation around COVID-19, Borneo's upcoming March tour to New Zealand with Dictaphone Blues has been cancelled - full statement from Banished Music here.

Borneo - New Zealand tour

Thursday 26th March - Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Dictaphone Blues [cancelled]
Friday 27th March - Eggsentric Cafe, Whitianga w/ Dictaphone Blues [cancelled]
Saturday 28th March - CubaDupa, Wellington [cancelled]
Sunday 29th March - CubaDupa, Wellington [cancelled]

Watch the sun-soaked video for 'Jesse' from Borneo's Rebel Mindtricks EP...

Here's Borneo's 2015 hit 'Eating Animals'...

Press release:

Sydney Kung-Fu Rainbowrockers, Borneo are back in god's country (NZ) this March to play a run of shows including two performances at the infamous Cubadupa festival in Wellington; a headline show at Auckland's Whammy Bar; and their glorious return to Eggsentric Cafe in Whitianga, Coromandel. Both Auckland and Coromandel shows will feature blistering sets of power from Auckland pop-stalwarts Dictaphone Blues, in support.

Borneo - New Zealand tour, March 2020 Thursday March 26 - Whammy Bar, Auckland (with Dictaphone Blues) Friday March 27 - Eggsentric Cafe, Whitianga (with Dictaphone Blues) Saturday March 28 - Cubadupa, Wellington Sunday March 29 - Cubadupa, Wellington

2018 saw Borneo release their sophomore EP release Rebel Mindtricks, a selection of witty and ever tongue-in-cheek songs that stayed true to their genre-bending roots; bringing together funk, disco, punk and pop influences.

Interim band manager Tubby John says the 5-piece relish any travel to NZ and will be "sharper than the 1996 Brumbies backline come tour time. "

New Zealand audiences who experienced the band's 2016/17 summer tour with Arthur Ahbez and Dave Weir will know that Borneo live are a savagely entertaining tight 5, and bring the party wherever they land.

In what will be their first official shows since 2018, expect a good time.


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CANCELLED: Borneo (AUS), New Zealand Tour
Thu 26th Mar 8:30pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
CANCELLED: Borneo (AUS), New Zealand Tour
Fri 27th Mar 8:00pm
Eggsentric Cafe, Coromandel