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DARTZ Announce 'Toyota Corolla' Tour of Aotearoa

DARTZ Announce 'Toyota Corolla' Tour of Aotearoa

Chris Cudby / Image credit: Danz @yeehawtheboys / Friday 6th August, 2021 2:22PM

Beloved for their party-igniting shows and furiously fun anthems raising the middle finger to some of Aotearoa's most infamous dickheads, DARTZ "the band from Wellington" spark up your Friday with a whopper of a tour announcement. Fresh from their starring role in UTR Trash Recital episode 5, the team of Danz, Crispy, Rollyz and Clark Mathews are squeezing into the DARTZ-mobile for a massive fifteen date, Goodbye Pork Pie style 'Toyota Corolla' tour, celebrating the forthcoming release of their live fave of the same name from August to early October, including Tāmaki's mega-stacked The Others Way 2021 festival. Now just imagine when the borders open up again, a DARTZ international tour could be called 'DARTZ All Around The World'! Roll that magical notion around your noggin and don't even think of missing the 2021 Silver Scroll top 20 shortlisters at the following dates...

"DARTZ – Toyota Corolla Tour 2021 is the exciting story of four very different young men - and of their incredible (and often very funny) thousand mile journey in a very small, red, Toyota Corolla." — scroll down for the full synopsis

DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour 2021

Friday 20th August - Parrotdog Bar, Wellington (free entry)
Saturday 21st August - Loserpalooza Festival, Tauranga
Friday 27th August - Smash Palace, Gisborne
Saturday 28th August - Common Room, Hastings
Thursday 2nd September - darkroom, Christchurch
Friday 3rd September - Fitzpatricks, Wanaka (free entry)
Saturday 4th September - Yonder, Queenstown (free entry)
Thursday 9th September - Tillermans, Invercargill
Friday 10th September - Starters Bar, Dunedin
Saturday 11th September - Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Thursday 16th September - last place, Hamilton
Friday 17th September - The Others Way 2021 Festival, Auckland* 
Saturday 18th September - The Tuning Fork, Auckland (all ages)∞
Friday 24th September - Snails, Palmerston North (all ages)
Saturday 2nd October - Meow, Wellington∞

Tickets available HERE via UTR
*The Others Way 2021 tickets available HERE via UTR
∞Auckland Tuning Fork + Wellington Meow tickets available via Moshtix

Witness the depravity of DARTZ's video for new single 'Pray For Prey'...


Four young men set out on a thousand-mile escapade in a tiny, red, Toyota Corolla.

DARTZ – Toyota Corolla Tour 2021 is the exciting story of four very different young men - and of their incredible (and often very funny) thousand mile journey in a very small, red, Toyota Corolla.

Rollyz is young and restless and unemployed. He lives in Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand, so when the car gives him the chance to head to a big gig, he moves fast and starts looking for excitement.

Clark is older and slightly more conventional. He also has employment trouble - in his case he just doesn't like looking for work. Crispy has gone and booked a 15 date tour of the country, venturing as far south as distant Invercargill, way down the other end of the country. Danz wants to come along but he doesn’t have any money

But DARTZ have the together they hit the road.

A misunderstanding over a “professionally replaced” passenger door pushes them past the point of no return, with the police on their trail. They head off for adventure and excitement. They keep one jump ahead of the law, but this is due as much to good luck as good planning. Their exploits make them the heroes of the news media, with headlines following them as they hurtle south. The whole country follows their very well advertised tour with kick ass shows popping off in towns all across the country.

Along the way they don’t pick up anyone because the car is ridiculously overloaded as it is. Will they sell enough merch to make space for a chilly bin in the back seat!?

Gradually the four become committed to the common cause - of reaching their destination and avoiding the police.

But a very old, red, Toyota Corolla with four irrepressible occupants cannot be easily hidden. They become involved in an extraordinary chase through the streets and buildings of Wellington city. It culminates in a hilarious escape, and DARTZ start a new life inside a ferry, sailing to the other side as they begin the second stage of their journey.

The police, as usual, are left empty handed and by now, more than a little confused. The gang seems unstoppable; they leave one police car sinking in a lake and a second nose-dives over a cliff as the pursuit continues.

Hard up, the travellers are forced to sell pieces of their car as they head further south. They meet an eccentric collector who wants to add pieces of their car to his collection. Successful negotiations are completed. No sooner have they left when he rings the police, claiming that they are armed and heading south.

The film climaxes as they hurtle towards their final appointment with the law.



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DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Sat 23rd Oct 8:00pm
Smash Palace, Gisborne
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Fri 22nd Oct 7:30pm
The Cabana, Napier
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Thu 28th Oct 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Fri 3rd Sep 8:00pm
Fitzpatrick's Irish Pub, Wanaka
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Sat 4th Sep 8:00pm
Yonder, Queenstown
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Thu 4th Nov 7:00pm
Southland Musicians Club, Invercargill
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Fri 5th Nov 8:30pm
Dive, Dunedin
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour
Sat 6th Nov 8:30pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour - Cancelled
Sat 13th Nov 8:00pm
last place, Hamilton
The Others Way - 2021 - Cancelled
Sat 29th Jan 4:00pm
Various K Road Venues , Auckland
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour - All Ages
Sat 18th Sep 7:00pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
DARTZ - Toyota Corolla Tour - Postponed
Fri 24th Sep 7:00pm
Snails, Palmerston North