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Hoodoo Gurus Touring New Zealand In March 2023

Hoodoo Gurus Touring New Zealand In March 2023

Chris Cudby / Image credit: Christopher Ferguson / Thursday 25th August, 2022 8:00AM

Kicking off in Sydney back in 1981 and charging hard as ever, Australian rock icons Hoodoo Gurus have announced their first New Zealand tour in twenty years, making their long overdue return with four headline dates in March 2023. They'll be treating Auckland fans to shows in the central city and at Whangaparāoa's Parāoa Brewing, with their Powerstation event featuring special guests Blam Blam Blam, aka local legends Don McGlashan, Mark Bell and Tim Mahon. Those super city gigs will followed by a performance at Canterbury's Selwyn Sounds festival, concluding the whirlwind tour at Hutt Sounds festival in Upper Hutt. Check out the star-studded lineups for all four events below — including Sir Dave Dobbyn, Mi-Sex, Stellar*, Gin Wigmore and Greg Johnson.

Ruling Australasian airwaves in the '80s and '90s with such standout long players as Mars Needs Guitars! (1985), Blow Your Cool! (1987) and Kinky (1991) Hoodoo Gurus achieved an unbroken run of number one US college radio chart placings for their first four records and were inducted into Australia's ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007. Still fronted by founding singer / guitarist Dave Faulkner, Hoodoo Gurus promise such hits as 'What’s my Scene', 'Like Wow - Wipe Out', 'Bittersweet', 'My Girl' and '1000 Miles Away', plus fan favourites from across a storied career spanning more than four decades. Don't miss them playing alongside a cast of local all-stars at the following dates...

“We’re thrilled to be coming back to New Zealand. Finally! We were starting to think it was never gonna happen - but we’re off and running now, with a spring in our step and a fire in our bellies. We’re coming to shake it down on The Shaky Isles!” — Dave Faulkner

Hoodoo Gurus

Wednesday 1st March - Parāoa Brewing, Whangaparāoa w/ Silk Cut
Thursday 2nd March - The Powerstation, Auckland w/ Blam Blam Blam
Saturday 4th March - Selwyn Sounds festival, Lincoln, Canterbury w/ Sir Dave Dobbyn, Gin Wigmore, Mi-Sex, Stellar*, Greg Johnson, Blam Blam Blam
Sunday 5th March - Hutt Sounds festival, Upper Hutt, Wellington w/ Mi-Sex, Stellar*, Greg Johnson, Blam Blam Blam

General public tickets on sale at

Watch the 1987 video for Hoodoo Gurus' massive anthem 'What's My Scene?'...

Check out the classic clip for 'Bittersweet' from Hoodoo Gurus' 1985 album Mars Needs Guitars!..

Performing with Hoodoo Gurus in Auckland, Lincoln and Upper Hutt, here's Blam Blam Blam's iconic 'There Is No Depression in New Zealand'...

Press release:

Australian legends Hoodoo Gurus return to New Zealand for the first time in 20 years to perform two Auckland concerts and headline two festivals - Hutt Sounds (Upper Hutt) and Selwyn Sounds (Lincoln, Canterbury).

Since their formation in 1981, Hoodoo Gurus can boast 9 x ARIA Top 20 albums, including multi-platinum gems like Stoneage Romeos, Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool and Magnum Cum Louder! They continue to release great music, and finally can bring their scintillating live show to the Powerstation.

Blam Blam Blam is one of the most important New Zealand bands of the early 1980s. The legendary band - featuring Don McGlashan, Mark Bell and Tim Mahon – took their post-punk art rock into the pop charts, with unique classics like There is No Depression in New Zealand, Don’t Fight It Marsha and It’s Bigger Than Both of Us.


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