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Midwave Breaks Touring Nationwide In May

Midwave Breaks Touring Nationwide In May

Chris Cudby / Friday 3rd March, 2023 8:31AM

Delivering three tracks of hard-hitting guitar belters on their Mind Made Up EP at the beginning of last month, Tauranga's Midwave Breaks aka Bruce Conlon and Paul Russell (Supergroove) follow through with the announcement of a suitably epic nine date nationwide tour of Aotearoa. The prolific duo are launching their next single ‘Souvenirs’ next Friday 10th March [update: it's out now, listen below] and will be warming up for the tour with a performance at Christchurch's Rock In The Park on 25th March. Longterm friends since school days in the late '80s, Midwave Breaks have regularly set our nationwide rock radio charts alight since unleashing their breakout debut single 'Lemonade Hand Grenade' in 2021. You can catch them in action this May, with local special guests to be announced...

“Like most people, we listen to and are inspired by a wide range of music. We’ve shown that we can create a catchy radio tune, but we also love exploring songs that take you on more of a journey. This EP is way of painting a broader picture, and giving our fans a sense of what more they can expect from us when they come to see a live show.” — Paul Russell, talking about Midwave Breaks' new Mind Made Up EP

Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023

Friday 5th May - Eight Ball, New Plymouth
Saturday 6th May - Last Place, Hamilton
Thursday 11th May - Meow, Wellington*
Friday 12th May - Paisley Stage, Napier
Saturday 13th May - Gisborne, Dome Cinema
Friday 19th May - Totara St, Mt Maunganui^
Saturday 20th May - Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 26th May - The Crown, Dunedin
Saturday 27th May - 12 Bar, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR
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Press release:

Midwave Breaks embark on their first Headline tour, featuring 9 shows across the motu for NZ Music Month!

Featuring former Supergroove drummer Paul Russell, and singer-songwriter Bruce Conlon, the Tauranga Alt-Rock Duo have made serious waves at Rock Radio since their launch in 2021, with 3 independent singles in the top 10 NZ Rock Chart and a further 3 breaching the top 20. The pair also co-founded late 90’s Rockers ‘Eight’, and the show highlights a reprise of their best moments as well.

In celebration of NZ Music Month, the tour is proud to feature a Local Special Guest Artist at each show, offering an opportunity to support local music, and discover emerging kiwi talent.

Midwave Breaks are a modern take on the soundtrack of their youth, evoking hints of Springsteen and Petty, Cornell and Vedder. With an innate ability to craft songs that capture a moment, Midwave Breaks is purposefully retrospective mixed with the new. Don’t miss your chance to catch this wave.


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Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Fri 5th May 8:00pm
Eight Ball, New Plymouth
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Sat 6th May 8:00pm
Last Place, Hamilton
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Thu 11th May 7:30pm
Meow, Wellington
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Fri 12th May 8:00pm
Paisley Stage, Napier
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023 - Cancelled
Sat 13th May 8:00pm
Dome Cinema, Gisborne
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Fri 19th May 8:00pm
Totara St., Tauranga
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Sat 20th May 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Fri 26th May 8:00pm
The Crown Hotel, Dunedin
Midwave Breaks NZ Tour 2023
Sat 27th May 8:00pm
12 Bar, Christchurch