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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Returning To New Zealand In 2023

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Returning To New Zealand In 2023

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 2nd August, 2022 10:00AM

It's time to buckle up your bootstraps and make sure your local bar tab's cleared, because US punk all-stars Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are making their mighty return in February 2023. As much a travelling party as a touring band, the supergroup's lineup includes Joey Cape (Lagwagon) on guitar, drummer Dave Raun (Lagwagon), Fat Wreck Chords boss Fat Mike (NOFX) on bass and lead vocalist / "crooner" Spike Slawson (Swingin' Utters) — with special guests subbing in and out from the regular roster as the situation requires, not unlike like a punk rock JLA. A covers combo at their very core, the band's expansive repertoire includes seven studio long players (so far), encompassing rarked-up takes on everything from Motown, country, show tunes, Japanese pop (in Japanese), RnB and whatever else tickled their fancy at the time. Originating in San Francisco all the way back in 1995, don't miss Me First and the Gimme Gimmes at the following dates...

"When duty calls for one of the Gimmes to perform with their other band, rest assured a traveling Gimme will step in. John Reis, you guessed it, guitarist and lead vocals for Rocket from the Crypt or Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham from Social Distortion will be filling in and on occasion or maybe CJ Ramone from a little band you may have heard of, The Ramones, will sub for Fat Mike. Most recently we saw the UK import, Pinch from The Damned, on the skins. You never know what star-studded lineup you will get at a Gimmes show, but you know it will not disappoint — so be ready to see our Seppo faces again!"

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?! 2023 Tour

Friday 17th February - San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 18th February - Studio, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes ride the range on their hit 2008 cow punk cover of the John Denver classic 'Country Roads'...

Press release:

No way, get F**ked, F**k off! Grab hold of your budgie smugglers because just when you thought you’d never see our faces again ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES are heading back Down Under!

We are bringing you and your Uncle Bob the Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?! 2023 Tour.

Don’t worry New Zealand, you made our shit-list too, we will be heading across the Ditch, to you, in all our Gimmes glory! FEBRUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 18, 2023 The Gimmes will be coming to a town near you!

So, what is really left to say about punk supergroup and cover band extraordinaire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes? After 7 studio albums, a live record and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun. Be it Motown, Country, show tunes, Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!), the seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could. With such an extensive and wide ranging catalog, where does one begin?... With a live show of course! The powerhouse continues and they’ll be singing ballads, show-tunes, Country and Motown tunes - don’t miss it!


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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Fri 17th Feb 8:00pm
San Fran, Wellington
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Sat 18th Feb 8:00pm
The Studio, Auckland