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Fur Patrol Announce 'Pet' 21st Birthday Tour

Fur Patrol Announce 'Pet' 21st Birthday Tour

Annabel Kean / Wednesday 21st July, 2021 7:23PM

What has two ears, thumb tacks and a key to the house? Fur Patrol's seminal 2000 debut album Pet! Reissued (following many disheartening delays) back in April, Pet is now the catalyst for a momentous 21st birthday tour locked in for September this year. Already one of the hottest acts announced for this year's The Others Way festival, Fur Patrol will taking their jubilee show from Tauranga down to Ōtepoti, so that every New Zealander has the opportunity to lose their voice belting out 'Lydia' to the real deal: Julia Deans, bass player Andrew Bain and drummer Simon Braxton. Sadly Steve Wells and his guitar won't be able to make it over from Paris for the tour, but otherwise this is the closest you're going to get to travelling back in time to the year 2000. Joined by some of Aotearoa's finest party starters Na Noise, Mousey, Death And The Maiden and Soft Plastics along the way, Fur Patrol clearly know how to throw a raging 21st...

UPDATE 27/07/21: due to new trans-Tasman Covid restrictions, Fur Patrol's national tour has been postponed to November, as core member drummer Simon Braxton lives in Melbourne and is currently unable to travel to Aotearoa. All tickets already purchased remain valid, but if you can't make the new dates, a refund will be available for the next two weeks. Updated dates below — note Fur Patrol will still be performing at The Others Way 2021 festival in September with a fill-in drummer...

“It’s crushing to have to postpone the tour so soon after announcing... We are so excited about these shows, and we need Simon to be part of this, so we’re pushing back a couple of months. It will be worth the wait!” - Julia Deans

Fur Patrol at The Others Way Festival 2021
Friday 17th September - Karangahape Road, Tāmaki Makaurau

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Fur Patrol Pet 21st Birthday Tour

Thursday 4th November - Dive, Dunedin w/ Death And The Maiden*
Friday 5th November - Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ Mousey*
Saturday 6th November - Paisley Stage, Napier w/ Soft Plastics*
Thursday 11th November - The Mount, Totara St w/ Na Noise
Friday 12th November - Tuning Fork, Auckland w/ Na Noise
Saturday 13th November - San Fran, Wellington w/ Soft Plastics*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*
Tauranga tickets available HERE
Auckland tickets available HERE

The 21st birthday shows will kick off with iconic album opener 'Andrew'...

Press release:

Fur Patrol are throwing a 21st party like no other this September!

The iconic Kiwi rockers have just announced a seven-date tour of New Zealand in celebration of their landmark debut album, PET.

The tour, which will see Fur Patrol play PET in its entirety, kicks off at Totara Street in The Mount on Thursday, September 16. The band will then play Auckland’s famed Othersway Festival on Friday, September 17 before heading south to Blue Smoke in Christchurch on Saturday, September 18, The Dive in Dunedin on Sunday, September 19 and then back in the North Island at Paisley Stage in Napier on Friday, September 24, ending with an almighty bang at San Fran in Wellington on Saturday, September 25.

Tickets are on sale now and available from or (Auckland/Tuning Fork) or (Tauranga).

In April this year, Fur Patrol released the 20th Anniversary vinyl reissue of PET - their much-loved debut album, which spawned five singles, including ‘Andrew’, ‘Holy’, the chart-topping ‘Lydia’ and previously "hidden" track 'Bottles & Jars'. Buy the vinyl here.

Now, they’re getting the band back together and taking the record on the road.

Fiery frontwoman Julia Deans will be joined by bandmates Simon Braxton (drums) and Andrew Bain (bass). Original guitarist Steve Wells will be sorely missed due to his location in Paris (thanks, Covid). “We're so looking forward to reloading and playing these songs live again, and just being in the same room together – it's been a minute!" says Julia.

Fur Patrol will be joined by a top-class cast of support acts on the tour including Na Noise at The Mount and Auckland, Mousey in Christchurch, Death And The Maiden in Dunedin, and Soft Plastics in Napier and Wellington.

Hailed as one of the most beloved bands to emerge from NZ’s rock/pop scene in the late 90s/early 2000s, Fur Patrol made their mark in 1998 with their EP, STARLIFTER. But it was PET and its hit songs like ‘Lydia’ (the most played song on NZ radio in 2000) that really propelled them into the limelight. The band followed PET up with COLLIDER in 2003, THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER EP in 2007 and LOCAL KID in 2008.

Fur Patrol are chomping at the bit to get out and play. Don’t miss the chance to hear PET in its entirety, live, this September!


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The Others Way - 2021 - Cancelled
Sat 29th Jan 4:00pm
Various K Road Venues , Auckland
Fur Patrol 'PET' 21st Birthday NZ Tour
Fri 12th Aug 7:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Fur Patrol 'PET' 21st Birthday NZ Tour
Sat 13th Aug 7:00pm
The Good Home Ferrymead, Christchurch
Fur Patrol 'PET' 21st Birthday NZ Tour
Fri 26th Aug 7:00pm
Paisley Stage, Napier
Fur Patrol 'PET' 21st Birthday NZ Tour
Fri 19th Aug 7:00pm
Totara St., Tauranga
Fur Patrol 'PET' 21st Birthday NZ Tour
Sat 27th Aug 7:00pm
San Fran, Wellington