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2022 Summer Gigs - Sulfate, Hollie Smith, The Others Way, DARTZ + More

2022 Summer Gigs - Sulfate, Hollie Smith, The Others Way, DARTZ + More

Annabel Kean / C.C. / Image: Sulfate / Photo credit: Courtney Rodgers / Friday 14th January, 2022 12:14PM

It's easy to focus on the Oh God Noes of returning to reality after holiday bliss, but let's not forget the Thank Fuck of it all: GIGS! While I'm sweating away in the UTR office, all my favourite bands are back in their offices too, by which I mean practice spaces, music venues, and in front of a laptop in their bedroom, readying themselves for the rest of this stinking hot summer. If your calendar app of choice doesn't already resemble a crochet blanket of wool off-cuts, now's the time to load in a few months worth of upcoming shows — starting with our handy selection of festivals, tours and gigs to look forward to in the near future. From DARTZ taking it upon themselves to 'Save Summer', to The Others Way Festival finally actually happening, and Hollie Smith melting all our brains with her stellar pipes, it's a wonder any of us are managing to get any sleep under this level of excitement...

Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling nationwide tour w/ special guests Na Noise 
January 13th - March 4th

Taite Music Prize winner James Milne is celebrating the re-release of his breakout second album Chant Darling.

Bad Hagrid EP Release Tour
January 14th & 15th

Hitting Christchurch's darkroom and Dunedin's The Crown.

Tall Folk Wiser Album Release Tour
January 14th - February 13th

Ōtepoti-based songwriting duo are touring their debut album Wiser nationwide this summer.

The Wendys Lo-Fi Lies Single Release Tour
January 15th - January 22nd

Surf punks celebrate the launch of ripping new single 'Lo-Fi Lies'.

DARTZ Save Summer Tour
January 19th - January 28th

Pōneke punk foursome boost it around the country this month, hand delivering their "high-functioning entertainment machine" in a bid to save summer.

BUB, DBLDBL, Samara Alofa & Ben Locke
Friday 21st January

A delightful pik 'n' mix of Auckland up-and-comers, including a rare solo performance from Ben Locke (Phoebe Rings, The Naenae Express).

Gathering Shadows 2022
January 21st / 22nd / 23rd - Valhalla, Wellington

Three day festival of dark arts and music takes over Valhalla in late January.

Ha The Unclear Out Of The Water Tour
January 22nd - March 18th

Pop-rock party starters Ha The Unclear promise band staples and brand new tracks on their upcoming summer tour.

HAVEN: Go Nuclear, Keepsakes, Junus Orca, Cat Su Don, Foxtrot
Friday 28th January - FLUX, Christchurch

Haven have assembled an all-killer lineup for their first Canterbury club event of 2022.

The Others Way Festival
Saturday 29th January - Karangahape Road, Tāmaki Makaurau

Feat. Anthonie Tonnon, Carnivorous Plant Society, Coolies, Daffodils, Dartz, Dead Famous People, Dianne Swann, Diggy Dupe & Friends Present The Panthers, Earth Tongue, Eden Burns, Fazerdaze, Francisca Griffin & The Bus Shelter Boys, The Fuzzy Robes, The Golden Awesome, Grecco Romank, Guardian Singles, Hybrid Rose, Jakob, Jay Clarkson, Jazmine Mary, Joe Ghatt, Julia Deans, Juno Is, Kamahumble, Lawrence Arabia Plays Chant Darling, Lips, Lucky Paul, Merk, Night Lunch, Phodiso, Phoebe Rings, The Plague, PollyHill, Power Nap, Princess Chelsea, Recitals, Repairs, Soft Plastics, Space Waltz, Sulfate, Team Dynamite, Theia, There’s A Tuesday, Transistor, Troy Kingi, Vera Ellen, Voom.

Port Noise: Lyttelton Mini-Fest
Saturday 29th January - Lyttelton Coffee Company, Lyttelton
Feat. Ben Woods, Bruce Fox, Ferby, Kool Aid, Wet Specimen, and Zane 2000

Recharted Fest
Saturday 29th January - San Fran, Wellington

Finn Johansson celebrates five years of the Recharted music podcast with an evening of sets from Unsanitary Napkin, Emily Fairlight, Wiri Donna, NahBo, Ingrid & The Ministers and George Johnston.

Neive Strang I Am The Ribbon EP Release Tour
February 4th to 18th February

Rising Ōtepoti sensation is touring her new I Am The Ribbon EP with band.

Clap Clap Riot 'Third Times A Charm' Tour
February 4th - February 12th

Tāmaki punk rock heroes Clap Clap Riot show off new tracks and new drummer Alex Freer (A.C. Freazy, Tiny Ruins, Phoebe Rings).

ANZACS - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie tour
February 5th - February 26th

Tāmaki rock tribute crew the ANZACs pay homage to classic Australian acts, including covers of INXS, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel and more.

Wazzo Clash national tour
February 9th - February 19th

Clash tribute band are making a song and dance about the 40th anniversary of Combat Rock, The Clash's 1982 epic.

Hollie Smith Coming In From The Dark Tour
February 10th - February 23rd

At long last Hollie Smith and her band are able to tour the country in celebration of excellent new album Coming In From The Dark.

Asta Rangu And Space Bats, Attack! NZ Tour
February 10th to February 26th

Dunedin guitar slingers will be tearing up the four main centres in February.

Reb Fountain IRIS Album Release Tour
February 10th to February 25th 2021

Taite Music Prize winner is touring her new album IRIS nationwide with live band.

Ainslie Allen The Betty Tour
February 17th - March 5th

Aotearoa country star Ainslie Allen has been racking up the accolades since she landed on the scene — a must-see talent no matter your genre preferences.

Erny Belle 'Venus Is Home' Album Release Show
Saturday 19th February - Point Chevalier RSA, Auckland

Tāmaki / Maungaturoto rising star is launching her debut album

Sulfate Godzone Tour
February 25th - March 12th

Head on down to your nearest Sulfate awakening to have your mind blown by this trio of highly talented, majorly noisy Aotearoa Music Award nominees.

Fur Patrol 'PET' 21st Birthday NZ Tour
March 3rd - March 12th

Fur Patrol party through the country in celebration of the hotly anticipated PET reissue.

You Am I
March 4th - March 6th

Don't miss out on experiencing a rare and wonderful international act this March, when Australia rock icons You Am I make their way to our shores for three New Zealand shows.

Dimmer I Believe You Are A Star 20th Anniversary Tour
March 17th - March 26th

20 years on from the release of I Believe You Are A Star, Shayne P. Carter and his band perform the album in full.

March 18th - March 20th
New Plymouth, Pukekura Park

Your one stop shop for top tier musical acts, thought-provoking artist talks, crafts, comedy and more.

Don McGlashan & The Others
March 31st - April 16th

Blam Blam Blam and The Mutton Birds' Don McGlashan celebrates his forthcoming solo album Bright November Morning.

For info on the above shows and many more visit our ever-updating UTR Gig Guide.

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The Others Way - 2021 - Cancelled
Sat 29th Jan 4:00pm
Various K Road Venues , Auckland
Recharted Fest 2022 - Cancelled
Sat 29th Jan 5:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! - Cancelled
Fri 4th Feb 8:00pm
Totara St., Tauranga
Clap Clap Riot - 'Third Time's A Charm' Tour - Cancelled
Fri 4th Feb 8:00pm
Meow, Wellington
Hollie Smith - Coming In From The Dark
Fri 8th Jul 8:00pm
The Loons, Lyttelton
Ha The Unclear - Out of the Water Tour - Cancelled
Fri 11th Feb 8:00pm
Space Academy, Christchurch
Hollie Smith - Coming In From The Dark
Sat 9th Jul 6:00pm
Playhouse Theatre, Nelson
Don McGlashan & The Others - Cancelled
Fri 11th Feb 9:00pm
Sherwood, Queenstown
Ha The Unclear - Out Of The Water Tour
Sat 12th Feb 8:00pm
Mussel Inn, Onekaka
Hollie Smith - Coming In From The Dark
Thu 7th Jul 8:00pm
Yonder, Queenstown
The Betty Tour 2022 - NAPIER - CANCELLED
Thu 17th Feb 7:30pm
The Cabana, Napier
Hollie Smith - Coming In From The Dark
Fri 1st Jul 8:00pm
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North
Sulfate | Godzone Tour - Cancelled
Fri 25th Feb 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
The Betty Tour 2022 - LEVIN - RESCHEDULED
Sat 26th Feb 1:30pm
The Levin Cossie Club, Levin
Sulfate | Godzone Tour - Cancelled
Sat 26th Feb 8:00pm
Newtown Sports Bar, Wellington
The Betty Tour 2022 - UPPER HUTT - CANCELLED
Sun 27th Feb 2:00pm
Cossie Club, Upper Hutt
The Betty Tour 2022 - FAIRLIE - CANCELLED
Thu 3rd Mar 7:30pm
The Gladstone Hotel, Fairlie
You Am I
Fri 4th Mar 8:00pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Ha The Unclear - Out Of The Water Tour - Cancelled
Fri 4th Mar 8:30pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
The Betty Tour 2022 - QUEENSTOWN - CANCELLED
Sat 5th Mar 7:30pm
Sherwood, Queenstown
Ha The Unclear - Out Of The Water Tour - Cancelled
Sat 5th Mar 8:00pm
Meow, Wellington
You Am I
Fri 16th Sep 8:00pm
Galatos, Auckland
Sulfate | Godzone Tour - Cancelled
Fri 11th Mar 8:00pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Sulfate | Godzone Tour - Cancelled
Sat 12th Mar 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Ha The Unclear - Out Of The Water Tour - Cancelled
Sat 12th Mar 8:30pm
Yonder, Queenstown
Thu 8th Sep 7:30pm
San Fran, Wellington
Fri 9th Sep 7:30pm
San Fran, Wellington
Ha The Unclear - Out Of The Water Tour - Cancelled
Fri 18th Mar 8:30pm
Dive, Dunedin
WOMAD NZ 2022 - Cancelled
Sat 19th Mar 12:00pm
TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
Sat 10th Sep 8:00pm
Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch
WOMAD NZ 2022 - Cancelled
Sun 20th Mar 12:00pm
TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
Sat 24th Sep 7:00pm
The Regent, Dunedin
Fri 16th Sep 7:00pm
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland
Don McGlashan & The Others - Cancelled
Thu 31st Mar 8:00pm
Hawkes Bay Opera House, Hastings
Don McGlashan & The Others - Cancelled
Fri 1st Apr 7:30pm
The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Don McGlashan -  Cancelled
Sat 2nd Apr 8:00pm
The Opera House, Wellington
Don McGlashan -  Cancelled
Thu 7th Apr 8:00pm
Theatre Royal, Nelson
Don McGlashan -  Cancelled
Fri 8th Apr 8:00pm
The James Hay Theatre, Christchurch