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Ocean Alley Announce New Dates For Aotearoa Tour w/ Hockey Dad

Ocean Alley Announce New Dates For Aotearoa Tour w/ Hockey Dad

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: The Sauce / Tuesday 14th September, 2021 12:00PM

Live shows in Aotearoa have certainly been a bit of a moving target since Covid made its dreaded return, but hope is on the horizon. Originally set to tour here this month before the trans-Tasman bubble popped, New South Wales surf-psych champs Ocean Alley have assured fans their epic scale four date tour of our shores will still be happening, now confirmed for May 2022 — when hopefully all this current Delta guff will feel like a distant dream. Hockey Dad fans need not fret as they'll still be accompanying Ocean Alley on every NZ date of the tour, which will see both hugely popular groups playing at Auckland's Spark Arena, Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre, Dunedin Town Hall and Christchurch Town Hall. Read DARTZ bassist and co-songwriter Clark Mathews' in-depth chat with Ocean Alley's Mitch Galbraith HERE and grip the updated tour details below...

"We’ve been hanging out to get back to NZ, we always have the best time there, we’re gutted that we’ll all have to wait a little longer but we promise it will be worth the wait! We have a brand new show with songs from all of our records as well as a new light show and live experience and we hope you can join us at some of New Zealand’s best live music venues.” – Mitch Galbraith, Ocean Alley

With special guests Hockey Dad 

Saturday 14th May — Spark Arena, Auckland
Sunday 15th May — Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Wednesday 18th May — Town Hall, Dunedin
Thursday 19th May — Town Hall, Christchurch*

Tickets available via
*Tickets available via

Ticket holders do not need to take any action; all tickets previously purchased from authorised outlets remain valid for the rescheduled shows without the need for exchange. Fans who are unable to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from their original point of purchase. Refund requests are to be submitted [to the above outlets] by 5pm NZDT Wed 13 October 2021.

Check out footage of Ocean Alley performing the title track to their latest album Lonely Diamond live at Miami Marketta, Gold Coast...

Experience Hockey Dad's live performance of 'I Missed Out' on ABC's The Sound...

Press release:

Eccles Entertainment regret to advise that due to ongoing Covid-19 and border situations between Australia and New Zealand, Ocean Alley’s tour of New Zealand, due to kick off later this month will now be held in May 2022.

Needing little introduction to Kiwi audiences, Ocean Alley have quietly been building their passionate Kiwi fanbase. 2020 saw the band debut at #6 on the NZ Top 40 Album Chart with their critically acclaimed third album Lonely Diamond. Their previous headline tours have sold out well in advance, including two consecutive nights at Auckland’s renowned Powerstation in 2019. Ocean Alley have played some of New Zealand’s biggest festivals including Rhythm & Vines, Rhythm & Alps and Soundsplash, and in 2020 they played main support on the SIX60 Saturdays tour at both Western Springs Stadium and Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Joining Ocean Alley on all dates are Australian garage rock royalty Hockey Dad. Growing up as best friends on the NSW South Coast, the duo made up of Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming have carved a name for themselves on both sides of the Tasman thanks to their high-risk party jams. Their most recent album Brain Candy (2020) debuted at #2 on the ARIA Chart and saw the boys take their high energy show on the road for a colossal 22-date tour of Australia. New Zealand audiences can expect a spirited set from Windang’s finest sons.

Despite sold out international tours and major festival appearances including Reading & Leeds (UK), Splendour In The Grass (AUS) and Sziget (HU) under their belt, plus more than 400 million catalogue streams worldwide, Ocean Alley are still constantly pushing their own boundaries and defying expectations of what their music can be. Don’t miss out on seeing Ocean Alley on their biggest New Zealand tour yet next May!


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